NONWOVEN FELT INCEPTION
Felt Nonwovens were one of the oldest textile material to be used in various apparels. Era of Nonwoven Interlinings started from 1950. When they started to be used in garments. Nonwoven Fabrics accounts for more than 50% part of the total textile activity in the world. According to the estimates use of non woven fabrics is on an increase of approximate 11% annually. These materials have greatly enhanced protective clothing era. Nonwoven material is specifically engineered to be used in various applications. The reason of so much of their use is that they have low production cost and offers high productivity.
NON WOVEN FABRICS
Non woven fabrics have many characteristics. These fabrics are highly absorbent, flame resistant, light, moldable, soft, durable, sound absorbent, tear resistant. But it is not like that one will have all the above characteristics with the same kind of Nonwovens. The nonwovens are manufactured with different specifications as per the requirement of purpose they are needed to serve or fulfill. There are two ways of manufacturing these fabrics. One is felted and the other is bonded.
There are mainly three types of Bonded Nonwovens. Chemically bonded nonwovens, Thermally bonded and mechanically bonded. Out of all the methods although Thermally bonding method is the most commonly used method for bonding nonwovens. The type of method to be used for bonding depends on the application of the nonwoven. The choice of method is established by comparing the requirement to be met through their use and application.
Felting is the oldest method of processing wool. Made by pressing together various animal hairs the felted fabric was primarily used for clothing, shelter etc. But with the passage of time this felted fabric is being used in many other industries too.
Polyester felt is manufactured from polyester fibers. These fibers are needle punched with special felting needle with small bards on the end. It is a cost effective alternative to wool felt. At Jhanji Textiles we manufacture these Polyester Felts from PET plastic waste. Thus producing 100% organic fibers that are environment friendly.
USES OF NON WOVEN POLYESTER FELT
Non Woven Polyester Felt offers various uses. The felt benefits involve:
- It has high temperature tolerance.
- The felts manufactured from polyester are ideal for dry heat applications.
- It is highly durable.
- This felt has extensive usage from cement plants to electric furnaces.
- It’s dimensional stability is exceptional.
- Polyester felts have great resistance to most organic solvents.
Available in different densities and thickness these felts come in various range from felt rolls to felt pads depending on their use and applications. They offer the best acoustic application from speakers to wall panels, from mattress to filters, they have numerous and varied purposes to feed.