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Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide

Developed for industry beginners and experienced professionals.

  • Unique education and technical resource
  • 124 material samples to touch and compare
  • Processes, definitions, end-uses, processing steps and benefits
  • Overview of markets, products, innovations, and technologies


Updated, in its sixth edition, the 178-page publication is a valuable educational tool that details the nonwoven processes by processing steps, benefits, fibers/resins used, and typical end-uses, making it ideal for both industry beginners and more experienced professionals in product development, engineering, design, sales, and marketing.

The samples included in the book are representative of the nonwoven industry processes in a wide range of weights from 4 to 1,700 grams per square meter.

Each of the samples is identified by process, weight, fiber/resin, typical end-uses, and other information such as bonding or unique characteristics. The Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide provides easy examination of the different web formations, bonding techniques, fibers/resins used, and basis weights, for comparisons between each of these materials.

This critical tool covers the following five areas:

  • Nonwovens – Markets and products, process, web formation overview, and bonding methods overview
  • Staple Fiber – Drylaid (needlepunch, stitchbond, hydroentanglement, thermal bond, chemical bond) wetlaid, and airlaid short fiber
  • Resin – Spunlaid (spunbond, meltblown, spunmelt, and other spunlaid processes)
  • Other materials – nonwoven composites and industry supporting materials
  • Appendices – list of contributors, table of materials, nonwoven definitions, and end-use classifications


“We are pleased to release the newest and more
comprehensive edition of The Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide that serves as a valuable visual and tactile tool for discussions and comparisons of nonwoven materials.”

“Using this educational resource will help project teams
evaluate material solutions for their needs, make more
informed decisions, and bring new products to market
faster and more efficiently.”

– Dave Rousse, INDA President.

List of Samples

Table of Contents

INDA is grateful to the following companies for their participation in providing samples: 3M; Ahlstrom-Munksjö; Americo Manufacturing; ANCI, Inc.; Avgol Nonwovens; Berry Global; Cerex Advanced Fabrics; Devan; DuPont; Fiber Dynamics (Fitesa); Fibertex Nonwovens; Fi-Tech; Fitesa; Foss Performance Materials, a division of AstenJohnson Nonwovens; Freudenberg Performance Materials; Georgia-Pacific; Glatfelter; Graver Technologies; HDK Industries; Hollingsworth & Vose; ITW Pro Brands; Jacob Holm; Kappler; Kimberly-Clark; Low & Bonar, a Freudenberg Performance Materials Company; McAirlaid’s; MeltBlown Technologies; Milliken Nonwovens; Norafin Americas; PFNonwovens; Propex Global; Sandler Nonwoven Corporation; Shalag Nonwovens; Shaw Nonwovens; Southern Felt Company, Lydall Industrial Filtration, a division of Lydall; Suominen; SWM International; Technical Fibre Products; TENOWO; Tietex International; and U.S. Cotton.

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