Why use nonwovens in household?

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:

  • Abrasives
  • Bed linen (pocket cloth for pocket springs, separation layer, spring cover, top cover, quilt backing, duvet coverings and pillow cases)
  • Blankets
  • Blinds/curtains
  • Carpet/carpet backings (scatter rugs, carpet tiles, bath mats etc.)
  • Covering and separation material
  • Detergent pouches/Fabric softener sheets
  • Floor covering
  • Furniture/Upholstery (inside lining, reverse fabric for cushions, dust cover, spring covering and pull strips)
  • Mops
  • Table linen
  • Underlays
  • Vacuum cleaning bags
  • Wall-covering
  • Wipes (household care, floor care, cleaning, pet care etc.)



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.

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The advantages of using nonwovens in household

  • Easy to add fragrance, anti-static, and softener treatments
  • Fire-retardancy
  • Dimensional stability (even in high temperature e.g. clothes dryer cycle)
  • Easy to slit, die-cut, sew, glue, laminate, trim, saw, clamp and weld without fraying
  • Non-ravelling edges
  • Colour stability
  • High tear, breaking and abrasion resistance
  • Elimination of risk of delamination
  • Stretchability
  • Durability
  • Strength and uniformity
  • Anti-allergy and anti- microbial properties
  • Fluid resistance and retention

Nonwovens technologies used in household


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