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What is Non-Woven Fabric? April 5, 2012

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Nonwoven fabrics are broadly defined as sheet or web structures bonded together by entangling fiber or filaments (and by perforating films) mechanically, thermally or chemically. They are flat, porous sheets that are made directly from separate fibers or from molten plastic or plastic film. They are not made by weaving or knitting and do not require converting the fibers to yarn.

Nonwoven fabrics are engineered fabrics that may be a limited life, single-use fabric or a very durable fabric. Nonwoven fabrics provide specific functions such as absorbency, liquid repellency, resilience, stretch, softness, strength, flame retardancy, washability, cushioning, filtering, bacterial barrier and sterility.

Examples of the current uses of nonwoven fabrics:

  • disposable diapers
  • sanitary napkins & tampons
  • sterile wraps, caps, gowns, masks and drapings used in the medical field
  • household and personal wipes
  • laundry aids (fabric dryer-sheets)
  • apparel interlining

Top five list for Sweet Dreamzz Textiles March 16, 2012

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Each time we start a new project or revisit a pending project it’s important that we design and produce quality Products.  We brain-storm sometimes longer than we should on a product but its well worth the effort. For example when working on the children’s light weight jacket which also doubles as a rain jacket, we had to explore what was now on the market first.  After a few weeks of exploring we decided it needed to be waterproof, light weight, soft to the skin but it also needed to dry fairly quickly.  Now keeping all those attributes in mind we created a product that addressed our top five list below.

1.        Is it functional?

2.        Would it be considered innovative, did we think outside of the box?

3.        How colorful can it be is it visually appealing to the end-user?

4.        When touched is it comfortable to the skin regardless of the end-user?

5.        Are we using the best resources possible to help  Mother Nature?