Nonwovens are used in a multitude of household applications ranging from cleaning and filtering to adding an aesthetic touch to the home. Used in bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, high performance nonwovens can create comfortable, practical, hygienic, safe, beautiful and smart solutions for modern living.
The different uses are:
The creation of nonwovens that kill dust mites in bedding, repel dirt, and contain antimicrobial qualities.
Wall covering nonwovens are easier to handle than traditional wall paper as the fabric has no seam separation and is simple to remove. In addition, crack-bridging properties make nonwovens perfectly suited for the renovation of problematic ceilings and walls, where exceptional stability is required.
The combination of practicality with safety through blast resistant curtains, burglar-proof blinds and carpet alarm systems may in fact be the future of home living. In the case of blast resistant curtains, the fibre structure in the nonwovens can expand under tension, which allows the material to absorb the pressure shockwave caused by the blast, while simultaneously catching glass and any other debris released by the attack.
Electrically conductive nonwovens fabric, integrated with an under pad, have the potential to heat floor surfaces e.g., wooden floors, ceramic tile floors, walls and ceilings. In such applications, the fabric can replace traditional interior heating systems by inducing heating by radiation.
The advance of digital printing is now opening up a major new market for nonwovens fabrics in interior design, as is illustrated to stunning effect at the new a-ja Resort in Bad Saarow, in the Oder-Spree region of Germany well known for its beautiful countryside, hot-springs and mineral-rich mud.
Go easy with the tataki
Japanese futons were traditionally filled with beans or buckwheat chaff and, more recently, have contained plastic beads or thin and carefully-packed cotton layers. Now, however, advanced new nonwovens are taking this market by storm.