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Glossary of Nonwoven Terms
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An aerosol of fine liquid or semi-solid droplets in a gas.Chemicals, Sprays
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.Chemicals
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.Chemicals
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.Chemicals
A natural chemical compound (TiO2) often used to pigment polymers in the spinning process to add whiteness.Chemicals
Various chemicals or polymers added to the product that absorb the ultraviolet light or otherwise make the material resistant to ultraviolet degradation.Categories: Chemicals
The ability of a substance to be broken down by the action of the ultraviolet part of the light spectrum.