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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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FOG

An aerosol of fine liquid or semi-solid droplets in a gas.

References for this information:

Inda

Categories: Chemicals, Sprays
GAS

A fluid having extreme molecular mobility and no fixed dimensions. It diffuses and expands rapidly to occupy the space in which it is contained. It is the vapor or gaseous state of a substance.

References for this information:

Inda

Categories: Chemicals
RESIN BONDING

A common method of web bonding by using chemical agents, which may include adhesive resins and solvents. Most common is resin bonding. Latex resins (adhesive) are applied to the web by a variety of methods: dipping the web into the latex and removing the excess, spraying, foaming or printing bonding. The resin is usually in a water-based solution, so this bonding process requires heat to remove the water to dry and set the binder into the fabric. See also CHEMICAL BONDING.

References for this information:

Inda

Categories: Chemicals
SURFACTANT

A chemical additive that changes the surface attraction between two liquids, or between a liquid and a solid, by changing the surface energy of one or both components.

References for this information:

Inda Edana

Categories: Chemicals
TITATNIUM DIOXIDE

A natural chemical compound (TiO2) often used to pigment polymers in the spinning process to add whiteness.

References for this information:

Inda

Categories: Chemicals
UV ABSORBERS

Various chemicals or polymers added to the product that absorb the ultraviolet light or otherwise make the material resistant to ultraviolet degradation.

Categories: Chemicals
UV DEGRADABLE

The ability of a substance to be broken down by the action of the ultraviolet part of the light spectrum.

References for this information:

Edana

Categories: Chemicals
UV RESISTANCE

The ability to retain strength or other properties upon exposure to ultraviolet light.

Categories: Chemicals