Non Woven Thermal Bonded Materials
'Woven' textile is bound through the purposeful interlacing of fibres in a uniform (right angle) orientation opposed to a 'Nonwoven' textile which has a random fibre orientation and is bound through one of several different binding processes including 'Thermal Bonding'.
Although 'Thermal Bonds' are named by their binding process, the forming process is a critical step of Nonwoven production. The Thermal Bond Web forming process is considered a 'Carding Process'. The 'Carding Process' uses rotating cylinders whose outer perimeters are covered with fine metal teeth that comb the fibres into parallel arrays. The carding process distributes the fibres uniformly into a thin light weight structure referred to as a 'Web'.
Thermal Bonding Calenders
The thin carded Web then enters the Thermal Bonding process. In Thermal Bonding, high temperature pressure rolls thermally fuse the fiber surfaces together forming a bonded web. The thermal bonding of fibres densifies the carded web into a very thin non-woven textile named a 'Thermal Bonded Web'.
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