Technical non-woven textiles
We decided to give a few examples of non-woven textiles applications. People encounter them a few times every day, even though they often do not realise this fact.
In the case of technical non-woven textiles, there is a wide range of applications, especially in the automotive industry, where they are used as packaging materials, special clothing for clean environments, but also as sub-layer materials in manufacturing seats and covers.
However, they have extensive applications in all branches of industry. In a common household, you can find them in almost every seating set as sub-layer materials for upholstery, then in table cloths, matresses, pillows, but also roof foils.
Perhaps their widest range of applications is in hygiene, medicine and cosmetics. Products such as women’s hygiene products, nappies for babies and adults, face veils, surgery and massage table covers are made from non-woven textiles. Non-woven textiles are nowadays an inseparable part of our life. This is also why we consider their import to Slovakia extremely important.
Agricultural non-woven textiles
A separate chapter in non-woven textiles applications is agriculture. Two basic types of non-woven textiles are used in agriculture. The first type are mulching ones, in white, brown or combined black and white on rare occasions, which prevent growth of weeds around crops. At the same time, they form a suitable microclimate for the root system and hold moisture. The second type are covering ones, acting as protection against frost and pests, and create the right microclimate similar to the one in greenhouses and plastic greenhouses. Their advantage, however, is that they differ from greenhouses and plastic greenhouses in that they are permeable to natural moisture caused by rain. Both types significantly speed up growth and prosperity of planted crops.