Gain insight into the unique world of nonwovens by viewing lecture videos covering topics such as raw materials, the global nonwovens market, unique structural aspects of nonwovens, technologies, and common end uses.
- Introduction to Nonwovens: Raw Materials, Processes, & End Uses
- Global Nonwovens: Supply & Demand, Markets & Products
- Raw Materials Used in Nonwovens
- Nonwoven Materials & Structures: Fiber Orientation & Basis Weight
- Nonwoven Materials & Structures: Fiber Shape & Size
- Nonwoven Materials & Structures: Bicomponent Fibers & Pore Structures
- Web Formation Processes: Opening, Carding & Crosslapping
- Bonding Processes: Hydroentangling
- Bonding Processes: Chemical & Thermal Bonding
- Web Formation Processes: Airlaid & Wetlaid
- Needlepunching Basics
- Needlepunching: Beyond the Basics
Introduction to Nonwovens: Raw Materials, Processes, and End Uses
Learn about the raw materials and processes used to make nonwovens as well as the markets in which they are used.
Global Nonwovens: Supply and Demand, Markets and Products
In this video, we review current data on the supply and demand of nonwovens, identify common markets and products, and take a look at some innovations in store for the future of the nonwovens industry.
Raw Materials Used in Nonwovens
In this video, we discuss the various materials used in nonwovens, how they are formed, and their characteristics and common end uses. Learn about common nonwoven raw materials, both natural and synthetic.
Nonwoven Materials & Structures: Fiber Orientation and Basis Weight
In this video, we address the unique structural aspects of nonwovens; specifically, how fibers are oriented within nonwoven materials as well as the basis weight. Learn about nonwoven characteristics and how they can affect the process, material performance, and end uses.
Nonwoven Materials & Structures: Fiber Shape & Size
Explore fiber geometry in terms of fiber fineness, cross-sectional shape, crimp, and fiber length. Watch the full video below to learn about fiber, shape, size, and its distribution and see how all these elements impact nonwoven properties.
Nonwoven Materials & Structures: Bicomponent Fibers and Pore Structures
Take a look into various types of bicomponent fibers and how they are tied to characteristics such as pore structure. This video demonstrates how this is an important factor for many applications including filtration, diapers, and wipes.
Web Formation Processes: Opening, Carding & Crosslapping
This video explains how fiber webs are formed by a three-step process of opening, carding, and crosslapping. This process lets manufacturers produce versatile fiber webs for different applications with varying degrees of strength and flexibility.
Bonding Processes: Hydroentangling
In this video, we discuss the process utilizing high-pressure water jets to entangle fibers. Learn about key characteristics of hydroentangled products, some of the factors that affect these materials, and today’s market and common uses.
Bonding Processes: Chemical & Thermal Bonding
In this video, you will get an overview of nonwoven bonding through chemical and thermal means. See the qualities of the varied chemical binder application methods, as well as the benefits of thermally bonded materials.
Web Formation Processes: Airlaid & Wetlaid
This video explains how fiber webs are formed by dispersing the fibers into either a fast-moving air stream or by suspending fibers in water through a modified paper-making process.
In this video, you will see the basics of the popular needlepunching bonding technique for forming nonwoven materials. Learn about the fundamentals of the process, fiber parameters, needle types, as well as the wide range of product applications.
Needlepunching: Beyond the Basics
This lecture builds off Needlepunching Basics. Dive deeper into the major components of the bonding process for nonwoven materials and learn about additional needle features.