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The Glossary

Glossary of Nonwoven Terms

For more extensive definitions and information, please see the INDA and EDANA glossaries, located at the end of this page.

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AEROSOL

Small particles, solid, semi-solid or liquid, suspended in the air. The diameter of the particles may vary from 100 microns down to 0.02 microns Examples are dust, smoke and fog.

References for this information:

Inda

Categories: Additive, Sprays
ANTIOXIDANT

An additive that retards the deterioration of a material’s functional and aesthetic properties by reaction with the oxygen in the air.

References for this information:

Inda Edana

Categories: Additive, Coatings, Sprays
ANTISTAT

An additive that reduces the accumulation or assists the dissipation of electrical charges that arise during the processing of fibers, fabrics and films and during the use of such materials.

References for this information:

Inda Edana

Categories: Additive
BINDER

An adhesive substance, generally a high polymer in a solid form (powder, film, fiber) or as a foam, or in a liquid form (emulsion, dispersion, solution) used for bonding the constituent elements of a web or enhancing their adhesion, in order to provide the nonwoven fabric cohesion, integrity and/or strength and additional properties.

Categories: Additive, Fibers