Updated, in its 6th edition, the 178-page Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide is a valuable educational tool that details the nonwovens processes by processing steps, benefits, fibers/resins used, and typical end-uses, making it very useful for both industry beginners and more experienced professionals in product development, engineering, design, sales, and marketing.
Published by the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, INDA, Cary, NC/USA, the samples included in the book are representative of the nonwovens industry processes in a wide range of weights from 4-1,700 g/m².
Each of the samples is identified by process, weight, fiber/resin, typical end-uses, and other information such as bonding or unique characteristics. The Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide provides easy examination of the different web formations, bonding techniques, fibers/resins used, and basis weights, for comparisons between each of these materials.
The book covers 5 main areas: nonwovens – markets and products, process, web formation overview, and bonding methods overview; staple fiber – drylaid (needlepunch, stitchbond, hydroentanglement, thermal bond, chemical bond) wetlaid, and airlaid short fiber; resin – spunlaid (spunbond, meltblown, spunmelt, and other spunlaid processes); other materials – nonwoven composites and industry supporting materials; appendices – list of contributors, table of materials, nonwovens definitions, and end-use classifications.