Nonwovens are webs made up of fibres. These webs have to be bonded. Bonding methods can be chemical, thermal or mechanical. The development taken place in nonwovens sector includes use of different materials for nonwoven includes Lyocel nonwovens, cellulosic nonwovens, and biodegradable nonwoven.
The development has also taken place in the process of manufacturing a nonwoven such as spun bonding and spun lacing, air laying, cross lapped nonwovens, forming random nonwoven webs with the static method, and needle loom for nonwoven. Due to the continuous research, newer nonwoven products started developing such as ecofriendly nonwoven products by solubalisation of viscose, production of nonwovens fibre board panel and latex foam sheet using coir and polypropylene blend, needle punched nonwovens blankets, etc. The vertical and horizontal types of nonwoven products have also been started for utilising in medical textiles.
Fibres used in manufacturing of nonwovens for medical applications
Viscose glass fibre