PP nonwoven fabric rolls, also known as non woven fabric rolls, are versatile sheet materials made from polypropylene (PP) fibers. They are widely used in many industries due to their properties of comfort, durability, absorbency, and breathability.
PP nonwoven rolls are available in a wide range of basis weights to suit different needs. Lighter weight fabrics under 30 gsm are used for applications that require softness and drapability, while heavier weight rolls over 50 gsm offer strength and stability.
Based on manufacturing method, PP nonwoven rolls fall into 3 main types:
• Spunbond rolls: Produced by extruding molten PP filaments then depositing them randomly onto a continuous belt. They offer good strength, elasticity, and resiliency.
• Meltblown rolls: Formed by extruding molten PP through fine holes into high-velocity air. The randomly deposited microfibers result in high absorbency, softness, and wet strength.
• Spunlace rolls: Made using water jets to entangle PP fibers into a web. The hydroentanglement process provides strength, flexibility, and high ability to retain liquids.
Rolls of PP nonwoven fabric are used in various applications:
• Industrial: Filter media, wipes, abrasives, insulation, geotextiles
• Consumer: Baby diapers, feminine hygiene products, towels, bed sheets
• Healthcare: Medical gowns, drapes, face masks, wound care products
• Automotive: Filters, headliners, trunk and carpeting liners
• Food and beverage: Wrapping materials
Advantages of PP nonwoven fabric roll:
• Comfort: Soft, drapeable, and breathable, providing a comfortable feeling
• Durability: Resistant to high and low temperatures, UV exposure, chemicals, and abrasion
• Cost-effective: Inexpensive material made using continuous processes
• Flexibility: Can be designed with targeted properties for specific needs
• Absorbency: Meltblown and spunlace nonwovens absorb liquids readily
• Barrier performance: Can provide barrier against liquids, particles, and microorganisms