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Non-woven Markets

Non-woven material is found in almost every aspect of modern life. This article highlights the markets in which non-woven material play a key part. 

Non-woven material have made a huge impact on a number of industries from automotive to apparel. Some of the main industries where non-wovens have had a huge impact on raising quality and lowering costs are: 

  • Apparel.
  • Packaging.
  • Cosmetic wipes.
  • Consumer products.
  • Electronics.
  • Filtration.
  • Household furniture.
  • Construction.
  • Hygiene.
  • Medical healthcare.


No matter where in the world you are or what profession you have you have been touched by non-woven fabrics in the clothes that you wear. Non-wovens have played a pivotal role in the growth of exercise apparel by taking moisture away and in turn keeping you cool. Non-woven material has proved to ne hugely popular in the apparel industry as they provide ; intense durability, cost-effectiveness, water-resistant properties and high tensile strength. 

Some of the most common examples of non-wovens in the apparel industry are:

  • Aprons.
  • sleepwear.
  • Gloves.
  • Military clothing e.g.) Bulletproof vests, Firefighting suits, etc...
  • Lining of shoes.


Non-woven fabrics offer many advantages in the packaging industry. Non-woven fabric have gained popularity in the packaging industry as people move towards the use of eco-friendly, recyclable packing. This recyclable packaging has proven to be very popular as it is lightweight and durable. 

Some of the most common example of non-wovens in the packaging industry are: 

  • Meat packaging trays.
  • Beverage packaging.
  • Fruit liners.
  • Vegetable packaging trays.
  • Flower wraps. 

Cosmetic Wipes

There is an ever growing use of wipes throughout our lives. The wipes industry has grown over the years from your home to the office to hospitals, wipes are used everywhere. Some key factors that have led to the growing use of wipes are there durability and there ease-of-use

Examples of non-wovens in cosmetic wipes industry are:

  • Baby wipes.
  • Medical wipes.
  • Cleanroom wipes.
  • Floor cleaning.
  • Bathroom.

Consumer Products

There is a chance you have used a non-woven product throughout your day, whether you have had a cup of coffee or tea, if you have used a floor cloth to clean your floor or simply used your washing machine, you have been using a non-woven product. Non-woven products are making peoples everyday lives easier and added untold benefits. 

Some examples of non-wovens being used in consumer products include:

  • Coffee filters.
  • Filters.
  • Laundry dryer sheets.
  • Baby bibs.
  • Tea bags. 


A prominent characteristic of non-woven products is that they are water-resistant, this is a key reason why non-wovens play a key role in electronic products. Electronic products that are exposed to the elements can use non-woven to protect there inner electronics. Non-wovens are also thin and lightweight enough to be used in a lot of small batteries. 

Examples of non-woven products in electronics include:

  • Cable wrap.
  • Circuit boards.
  • Electrical insulation


Non-woven fabrics offer many advantages in all areas of non-woven, whether you are trying to keep contaminants out or to remove dirt, non-woven fabrics can get the job done. Oil filters serve as a key component in anyone's car and non-woven fabrics help remove contaminents from your car.

Examples of non-woven fabrics in filtration include:

  • Food filtration.
  • Medical filtration.
  • Air, Gas and Dust.

Household furniture

Whether you are at home or in the office, you are surrounded by non-woven products. Whether you are sitting on a chair or standing on a carpet you are in contact with a non-woven material. One of the most popular and common uses of non-woven material in household furniture is in your mattresses to provide a flame retardant cover.

Some examples of non-wovens in household furniture include:

  • Bedding sheets.
  • Outdoor decking.
  • Floor coverings.
  • Lamp shades.
  • Mats.


Non-wovens are an integral part of the construction industry whether you see it on the road or in your own house. Geotextile non-woven fabrics are also play a key part in the construction industry. Geotextile non-woven are used a lot in road construction.

Examples of non-wovens in the construction industry:

  • Pavement overlays.
  • Insulation material.
  • Geotextile drainage.
  • Roadway reinforcements. 


Non-woven fabrics offer a lot of advantagesfor hygiene products. One of the key benefits of using non-woven products for the hygiene industry is the water-absorbency of non-woven products. Liquids in non-woven products disperse the liquid efficiently and offer quick absorption. 

Examples of non-woven in hygiene products:

  • Diapers.
  • Feminine hygiene products.
  • Nursing pads.

Medical healthcare

The use of single-use products in the medical industry is very common, as a result the cost-effective nature of non-woven products make them very popular. Non-woven products are also a perfect fit for the medial industry as non-woven fabrics act as a protective layer.  

Examples of non-woven products in medical healthcare include:

  • Bandages.
  • Medical mask
  • Surgical drapes.
  • Cast padding's
  • Swabs. 

OneBoxVision offer complete 100% inspection solutions for every key non-woven market. If you would like more information about our non-woven solutions do not hesitate to contact us. 

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