• 09-DEC-2013

  • SOURCE: Green Trade Project Office

Shocking Wonders of Nonwoven Fabrics

Containers for heated food in Taiwan¡¦s convenient store-1
Taiwan is renowned for its friendliness, and so is Taiwan famous for its 24/7 service convenient stores. In Taiwan, heated food from a convenient store is put into a "bag" that resembles a spring. The "bag" looks like a piece of paper when laid flat on the table; once an object is placed in the middle of it, and picked up from the sides, it transforms into a bag with the ability to endure up to one kilogram. This is one of the wonders of Taiwan's nonwoven fabrics.

  Nonwoven fabrics are also known as "non-woven cloth". The sheet or web structures are bonded together by entangling fiber or filaments mechanically, thermally or chemically. Nonwoven fabrics parallel woven fabric in appearance, texture and strength. They are not made by weaving or knitting, hence the name "nonwoven", and do not require converting the fibers to yarn. The applications of nonwoven fabrics are highly diversified. For instance, surgical masks, environmentally-friendly bags, diapers, and sanitary pads, and many other limited life, single-use products. In fact, the application of nonwoven fabrics in our daily life is beyond our imagination.