Polyester nonwoven fabric: advantages and characteristics

Polyester nonwoven fabric (TNT) has so many applications in the market today thanks to its many features and advantages of use.

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Let’s look at some of them, advantageous especially when TNT is made of polyester:

  1. Water resistance: makes it suitable for applications where waterproofing and drainage is required.
  2. Flame resistance: useful in contexts where protection against fire is essential.
  3. Air permeability: this quality makes it useful in some applications to help with transpiration.
  4. Color stability: when made with polyester, it maintains color over time, preventing unwanted fading.
  5. Resistance to low or high temperatures: makes it suitable for extreme environmental conditions.
  6. Ease of cutting and sewing: its structure allows for easy cutting and sewing, simplifying the production and customization process.
  7. Non-toxicity and hypoallergenicity: it is safe for multiple uses, including those in contact with skin.
  8. Softness and non-abrasiveness to the touch: ensures comfort in applications such as clothing fabrics or bedding.

 

In addition, the versatility of nonwoven fabric allows for further processing and coupling with other materials to achieve specific properties; for example, it can be treated to resist UV rays, to allow printing even digitally, to obtain antistatic properties, or other customer requirements.

What material is nonwoven fabric?

Let’s be clear: what material are we talking about? Non-woven fabric can be made using various technologies. Pratrivero specializes in the production of non-woven fabric, in the Stitchbond type, a material with a textile appearance but with a different structure.

Nonwoven fabric made its appearance in Italy in the 1990s but has its origins in the 1930s when wool fibers were used, subsequently treated with thermal or humid processes. It was only in the 1950s, with the development of production technologies, that it was defined as non-woven fabric (TNT).

Although, as we mentioned earlier, it is not considered a fabric, the stitchbond produced by Pratrivero is similar in appearance and properties; unlike traditional fabrics, it is made using different processes, and the fibers are united and arranged in overlapping layers that are joined together using different techniques, depending on the type of non-woven fabric.

Usually sold in rolls, TNT comes in various formats for specific uses and boasts prices usually lower than traditional fabrics.

How Many Types of Non-Woven Fabric Exist?

Over the years, multiple types of nonwoven have been devised. Stitchbond is the one produced by Pratrivero. It is a particular non-woven fabric made with Maliwatt type frames, consisting of carded fibers arranged parallel or interwoven. Polyester or viscose or mixed fibers are subsequently sewn with polyester thread.

This textile support, with multiple uses, is produced precisely by Pratrivero, in Italian and USA facilities, which guarantee quality and reliability in production.

When is Non-Woven Fabric Used?

Today, non-woven fabric has spread across multiple industrial and commercial sectors, becoming a versatile and fundamental material for various applications. Widely used in sectors such as furnishings, advertising, hygiene, and healthcare, this material has proven adaptable to production needs and technological innovation challenges.

“Printed non-woven fabrics, digital, fire-resistant, non-slip, and much more: the applications of Pratrivero’s nonwoven stitch bond are endless.”

We hope this article has been able to answer your questions regarding non-woven polyester fabric and more; to request information or a quote, contact us!