A stitch-bond non-woven fabric is made on a weaving machine that bonds the web, or holds the web in place, with longitudinal yarns. While other common fibre-bonding methods used in the production of non-woven fabrics—needle-punch, thermal-bond or chemical-bond—have the drawback of stiffening the texture of non-woven fabrics, the stitch-bonding method gives non-woven fabric a texture as soft as that of the original web.
By holding the web in place with the stitch-bonding method, the surface of a non-woven fabric is flatter than that of other nonwovens. At later production stages of stitch-bond non-woven fabrics, acrylic resin can be added for fixation and texture adjustments. Other treatment additives can also be added during the later production stages for a flame-retardant or water-repellent treatment. The production process of stitch-bond non-woven fabrics is therefore more flexible and varies to a larger extent than other nonwovens.
Serves as a good reinforcement for various sports-shoe linings. Made by adding pure acrylic resin to greige fabrics before hot-air drying.
According to the maliwatt technique in the German Democratic Republic [GDR] and the Arachne technique in Czechoslovakia, stitched nonwoven materials are made by joining fibres into the fabric, which is moving through a knitting-stitching machine, stitching with threads placed and joined like foundation stitches on a knitting machine. Such nonwoven materials are used as thermal insulation or packing material or as the foundation in the manufacture of quilts, blankets and jackets.
Thread-stitched nonwoven materials (Malimo materials; GDR) are made by stitching with one or more thread systems. They are used for decoration, for beach wear or for towels. Especially useful are thread-stitched materials with pile loops (half-loops), which can compete successfully with woven shag fabrics. Sheet-stitched nonwoven materials are made by stitching a pile-woven textile sheet with napped yarn which facilitates improved structure and properties of the sheet. Foundations for tufted carpets (550 cm wide) are stitched with carpet yarn, using needles to pull it through the fabric. On the return motion of the needle, the worsted is caught on a hook, and a loop is made. To secure the loops, an adhesive is applied to the reverse of the carpet. Threadless nonwoven materials are made on knitting-stitching machines (Voltex material in the GDR and Arabeva in Czechoslovakia). Such materials may consist of fabric and cloth made of staple fibres. After the cloth fibres are pulled through the scrim, sturdy loops are formed on the reverse of the material, and a deep, fluffy pile is formed on the front. Such materials are used as thermal stuffing or linings for rugs and carpets and blankets.
•Texture varies from extremely soft to extremely stiff.
•Flat surface. The high melting point of polyester fibre makes it suitable for a wide range of printing methods.
•Highly compatible production process, various treatment additives can be added to improve the properties of the fabric.
•Colours: White, Black and other colors
•Width: 36″, 44″, 54″
•Bar System: Single/Double Bar
•Stitch Count: 10, 14, 18, 22.
•Thickness: 0.4mm ~ 1.2mm
•Texture: Soft, Standard, Stiff
• Shoe Fabrics
•Special Purpose Applications (Ex. Fire Retardant Wire Harness Tape)