Professionals in nonwovens and engineered materials will now have the latest nonwoven material options at their fingertips with the launch of the “Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide”, an educational and technical resource with 124 material samples to touch and compare from the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, INDA, Cary, NC/USA.
Updated, in its 6th edition, this educational tool presents the latest innovations, processes, and types of materials now available to professionals involved in developing, specifying, designing, purchasing, and processing nonwovens. The 178-page publication contains more than double the material swatches from the prior Sampler as well as educational content on the nonwovens processes and 38 illustrations.
The guide details nonwovens processes and definitions, typical end-uses, and processing steps and benefits, making it ideal for both industry newcomers and more experienced professionals in product development, engineering, design, sales, and marketing. It also provides an overview of the markets, products, processes, web formation, bonding technologies, weights/grams per m², raw materials, and bonding methods in an easy-to-digest overview format.
The following 5 areas are covered: nonwovens – markets and products, process, web formation overview, and bonding methods overview; staple fiber – drylaid, wetlaid, and airlaid short fiber; resin – spunlaid; other materials – nonwovens composites and industry supporting materials and; appendices – list of contributors, table of materials, nonwoven definitions, and end-use classifications.
The guide can be purchased from INDA here