What is Non-woven Fabric? (Lightweight Reusable bags you saw in supermarket)

What is Non-woven Fabric? (Lightweight Reusable bags you saw in supermarket)

Non-woven fabrics are made by combining fibers, using heat, chemicals or pressure to form a cohesive material.

These fabrics don’t require weaving or knitting; one of the most common examples is felt, made by agitating fibers in a solution until they interlock into a dense textile.

Benefits of Non-woven Fabric:

1) Lightweight;

2) Liquid Repellent;

3) Easy to clean and reuse as it's air-permeable;

4) Soft and Foldable;

5) Eco-friendly;

6) Affordable pricing.

The Applications of Non-woven Fabric

Other than reusable bags, non-woven fabrics have many other uses. In medical professions, they are used to create isolation gowns, surgical scrubs, and medical packaging. Also, they've been widely used in the carpeting industry for carpet backing. Their characteristics have also been used in agriculture and construction industries, as well as the automotive industry.

Why Non-woven bags are a great alternative to plastic bags?

1) They are environmentally friendly: Non-woven bags are made from polypropylene, a type of plastic that is 100% recyclable. In contrast, plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to decompose in the environment, causing significant damage to ecosystems and wildlife.

2) They are durable: Non-woven bags are made from a sturdy material that is resistant to tears and punctures, making them a great choice for carrying heavier items. They can be reused: Unlike plastic bags, non-woven bags can be used multiple times, reducing the need for constant replacement and waste.

3) They can be customised: Non-woven bags come in a variety of colors, sizes and styles, making them a great choice for businesses looking to create a unique brand image. They can be printed with company logos or slogans, making them great for advertising.

> Learn more about ALNA's custom non-woven bags

4) They are cost-effective: Non-woven bags are cheaper to produce than many other types of bags, making them a cost-effective choice for both businesses and consumers.

In conclusion, non-woven bags are a great alternative to plastic bags as they are environmentally friendly, durable, reusable, customizable and cost-effective.

They are a great way for businesses to promote their brand while also being socially responsible and reducing waste. Furthermore, as more and more cities and countries (including Canada) are banning single-use plastic bags, non-woven bags are a good way to comply with this new regulations.

Extended Reading:

Should you use paper bags or non-woven bags? | Read More >

Canada's ban on single-use plastic | Read More >

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