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Inspecting non-wovens

The ASIX is a complete turnkey machine vision solution designed for 100% inspection of non-woven substrates. The ASIX inspection solution  will detect defects and track them through the manufacturing process.  lets look at the  four main types of non-woven products: Spunbound/Spunlace, Airlaid, Drylaid and Wetlaid. 

  1. Spunbound/Spunlace.
  2. Airlaid.
  3. Drylaid.
  4. Wetlaid.


Spunbound fabrics are produced by depositing extruded, spun filaments onto a collection belt in a uniform random manner followed by bonding the fibres. The fibres are separated during the web laying process by air jets or electrostatic charges. Spunbound products are employed in carpet backing, geotextiles, and disposable medical/hygiene products, automotive products, civil engineering and packaging products.


Spunbound non-woven material


Airlaid fabrics is mainly composed of woodpulp and has a nature of absorbing well. It can be mixed with a definite proportion of SAP to improve its capabilities of absorbing wet. Airlaid non-woven products are employed in a number of different products across a wide range of industry’s including; the interlining of clothes, medical and hygiene products, embroidery material and filter material.

Airlaid non-woven material


Dry laid webs are mainly produced using staple fibres natural or man-made. Drylaid non-woven products are employed by many products ranging from cosmetic wipes and baby diapers to beverage filtration products.

Drylaid non-woven material


Wetlaid non-woven are non-wovens made by a modified papermaking process. That is, the fibres to be used are suspended in water. Wetlaid is used for a wide ranging amount of industries and products. Some of the most common products that use wet laying non-woven technology include; Tea bag paper, Face cloths, Shingling and Synthetic fibre paper.

Wetlaid non-woven material

ASIX inspects nonwovens

The ASIX nonwoven inspection package has key tools designed specifically for the nonwoven industry. It includes a complete set of tools and algorithms to reduce waste and enable a completely automated inspection process to be deployed at low cost.  It's quick and easy to use, and allows the user to set up a quality standard that can be applied to many different products without the need to fine tune each time. 

Key features include

  • Automatic web edge detection, width monitoring and cracked edge alarms
  • Detection of holes, clumps, contamination and many more common defects
  • Auto detection of splices or seam intervals and the quality of seams
  • Presence of perforations and density
  • Automatic interface to parent extrusion or converting equipment

Typical defects:

Non-woven inspection defects. Non-woven inspection defects
  • Thin areas
  • Thick areas
  • Holes
  • Lines
  • Coating defects
  • Contamination
  • Formation defects
  • Embossing defects
  • Oil stain detection
  • Fish eye detection
  • Broken filament issues
  • Streak detection
  • Wrinkle detection
  • False color
  • Density analysis
  • Opacity

Our advantage

ASIX is a commercial off the shelf solution. This lowers your cost and reduces risk. To learn more contact us for a free consultation.  OneBoxVision operates globally with solution partners in North America, Europe and Asia


Topics: Surface inspection systems Machine Vision 100% Inspection