How are nonwovens made?

The production of nonwovens takes place in three stages, although modern technology allows an overlapping of some stages, and in some cases all three stages can take place at the same time.


The three stages are:

Web formation
Drylaid - Carded Drylaid - High loft (Short Fiber) Airlaid Wetlaid Spunlaid Meltblown Submicron spinning
Web bonding
  • Calendering
  • Air through
  • Needle punching
  • Hydro-entanglement
  • Stichbonding
Finishing treatment
  • Mechanical treatment
  • Surface modification
  • Coating
Conversion into products in a wide range of applications