Non-woven fabric is a kind of fabric formed without spinning and weaving. The fiber is directly formed by bonding, thermal melting, mechanical entanglement and other methods, and the short fibers or filaments are oriented or randomly arranged to form a fiber network structure. There are several types of nonwovens：airlaid nonwovens，thermal bonding，meltblown，spunlace，spunlaid，spunmelt，wetlaid. The different types have different characteristics, which also determine the differences in the end-use applications. This article will mainly introduce spunlace non-woven fabrics.
Spunlace is synonymous with hydroentangling. The technology uses fine, high pressure water jets the web, hit the conveyor belt and bounce back to cause fiber entanglement. Main applications for spunlace nonwoven include hygiene care, wipes, cosmetic care and medical care, etc.
Natural spunlace nonwoven for personal care is Winner Medical's choice. In 2005, we independently researched and developed the cotton spunlace nonwoven fabric, which has obtained a patented certificate in China, US, EU, Japan, Brazil, India and other countries around the world, and it was known as the "Great innovation of the textile industry." Our main spunlace nonwoven fabric factory as below, totally 20 production lines with 4400T/month:
Winner Medical (Tianmen) Co., Ltd. was established in 2000;
Winner Medical (Huanggang) Co., Ltd. was established in 2005;
Winner Medical (Wuhan) Co., Ltd. was established in 2017.
1) Hand feeling: Spunbond fabric has a hard hand feeling, and spunlace fabric is soft (except for special treatment).
2) Appearance: Most of the spunbond fabrics have rolling points, just some small concave squares.
Spunlace fabrics has two kinds of pattern, plain weave and perforated. Most plain nonwoven has very small longitudinal spunlace patterns; perforated fabric has holes of different sizes and shapes. There is also a jacquard spunlace fabric with uneven patterns.
3) The strength of spunbond fabric is high, while the strength of spunlace fabric is relatively low.
4) Spunbond fabric is filament, while spunlace fabric is staple fiber; you can see the fiber length by tearing the fabric forcefully.
Spunlace non-woven is a technology type of the non-woven industry. To know whether the spunlace non-woven fabric is degradable or not, it mainly depends on the raw materials. Generally, there are two types of raw materials: synthetic fibers and natural fibers. Spunlace non-woven fabrics made of natural fibers are biodegradable, synthetic is not.
Cotton is the natural fibers, has infinite possibilitie. It can be naturally degraded within 90 days and also be compostable. According to cotton incorporation, 82% consumers prefer cotton products for their baby produts, as cotton is pure, clean, soft and sustianable in their minds. And with the implementation of plastic restrictions and transparent labels, finding natural and safe non-woven materials has become an urgent problem for personal care product brands. Cotton has played a greater role in non-woven applications that provide purity and absorption advantages, creating a green and sustainable market for personal care. Winner medical as one of the top OEM&ODM manufacturer owns the whole supply chain from 100% cotton spunlace non-woven fabric to finished personal care products, we are willing to work with you to create a sustainable world.