The use of nonwovens has increased substantially in recent years. Today more than 40 automotive parts are made with nonwovens fabrics, from trunk liners and carpets to air and fuel filters.
By building in the essential properties which are necessary for good performance and safety, nonwovens help reduce the weight of the car, enhance the comfort and aesthetics and provide advanced insulation, fire retardancy and resistance to water, fuels, extremes of temperature and abrasion. They contribute to making cars safer, more attractive, longer-lasting, more cost-effective and more sustainable.
The use of natural fibre nonwovens, often as the reinforcing substrate in composite parts- is also increasing significantly. Due to their versatility and numerous benefits they are also widely used in the design and construction of other vehicles and transportation means – aeroplanes, trains, boats, spacecraft and satellites.
The advantages of using nonwovens in automotive and transportation
- Superior strength and weight
- Abrasion resistance
- Thermal protection
- Flame resistance acoustic insulation
- Air filtration
- Easily moulded and retains shape
- Readily sewn, seamed, coated, dyed and laminatedThe appeal of wet wipes in both consumer and healthcare markets is primarily one of convenience and ease of use. Busy lifestyles created by the combinations of job pressures, increased children activities and an overall faster pace of life, mean that many people find themselves pressed for time; wipes allow them to perform daily tasks in substantially less time.