Nonwovens are extensively used in the medical field and in protection against liquid, biological and chemical agents in many sectors. They are also used in clean rooms, laboratories and in the electronics industry to protect materials, goods and components from human contamination.
The different uses are:
They are used as protection against a variety of substances which could be harmful for human contact, such as asbestos, dioxin, body fluids, hazardous gases, oils and lubricants, inorganic, organic chemicals, dyes, colours, inks, disinfectants, nutraceuticals (vitamins, etc.), dirt, fine dust, liquid aerosols, splashes, liquids under pressure.
Because they are used only once and incinerated after use, the need for handling is avoided and the spread of contaminants is minimised.