What is the difference between woven and nonwoven fabrics?

2023-05-25 10:26:44 Husheng Non-woven Fabric Viewd 627

Fabric is the most widely used textile material in the world. It can be divided into woven and non-woven fabrics, one is woven and the other is non-woven, and this article will focus on what is the difference between these two fabrics. There are many differences in their production methods and characteristics, generally in terms of strength and durability, as well as plasticity, and of course, the softness brought to people, etc. There is still a big difference. Their uses are usually used to make clothes, bedding, bags and curtains, and other products.

What are the characteristics and features of woven fabrics?

Woven fabrics are made by interlacing yarns in the vertical and horizontal directions. It is generally composed of two different types of yarns. Known as warp and weft, so what is the difference between the two of them? The warp thread is the vertical thread in the fabric, however, the horizontal thread is the weft thread, and they can be woven together in different ways so that fabrics can be formed with different orientations and directions, and densities.

There are many types of woven fabrics and many raw materials that can be used as woven fabric materials. Whether it is canvas or cotton textiles, they are all achievable through this process in terms of touch, from rough to soft fabrics can be produced and they have unique advantages in terms of strength, weight, durability, and feel.

The following are the main characteristics of woven fabrics:

1. High strength: Woven fabrics are made of threads woven lengthwise and crosswise, thus their strength is higher.

2. Good durability: woven fabrics have better durability due to the interlocking structure of yarns or threads.

3. Highly malleable: woven fabrics can be shrunk or stretched, making them more suitable for making different types of clothes and other items.

Second, what are the features and characteristics of non-woven fabric?

Non-woven fabric is also known as spunlace nonwoven fabric. Spunlace nonwoven fabric is made by combining fiber materials consisting of layers of fiber webs in a dotted pattern. Non-woven fabric has many preferences, and the following are descriptions of these advantages:

1. Consistent thickness: Because nonwoven fabrics are made by combining layers of fiber webs in a punctiform manner, they are of uniform thickness.

2. Light weight: Compared to woven fabrics, non-woven fabric may be lighter because it usually consists of thinner fibers.

3. High degree of softness: Non-woven fabric can be laid very softly on the body, making it more suitable for making intimate apparel.

4. Good moisture absorption: Non-woven fabrics usually have good moisture absorption properties, making them suitable for making hygiene products and baby products.

Finally, we can summarize what other advantages the nonwoven spunlace has, such as its high softness and good moisture absorption, it can be used to make dry wipes so that there are now many dry wipes manufacturers and hygienic material manufacturers. Because the material characteristics of non-woven fabric determine its range of application.

The difference between woven fabric and non-woven fabric

Above, I introduced the difference between these two materials, the difference between woven fabric and non-woven fabric in the spunlace nonwoven, they are still mainly based on different production methods and different raw materials, one is made by the interweaving of warp and weft, while the spunlace nonwoven is made by fiber material. Then, I will introduce these two differences in more detail:

1. the manufacturing process is different: woven fabrics are made by interweaving yarns or threads, while non-woven fabrics are made by combining fiber materials in dotted layers. 2. the structure is different: woven fabrics are made by interweaving yarns or threads, while non-woven fabrics are made by combining fiber materials in dotted layers.

2. different structure: woven fabrics are made by interlacing wires, while non-woven fabrics are made by dotting layers of fibers.

3. different strengths: in general, woven fabrics are stronger than non-woven fabrics.

4. different plasticity: woven fabrics can be reduced or stretched to fit various shapes, while non-woven fabrics can usually only be deformed to a certain extent, due to the limitations of their dotted structure, non-woven fabrics are usually less plastic than woven fabrics.

5. different uses: woven fabrics are suitable for making various types of clothes, bedding, and curtains, etc., while non-woven fabrics are suitable for making special areas such as sanitary products, baby products, and filters.

6. different textures: woven fabrics are softer, while non-woven fabrics may be more rigid. 7.

7. different cost: non-woven fabrics are generally lower cost than woven fabrics and have obvious advantages in some special fields, but may be relatively uncompetitive in other fields.


The difference between woven and non-woven fabrics in spunlace nonwoven, and their manufacturing process, are carefully discussed, as well as their respective characteristics and advantages, then we have a clear understanding of what type of textile to buy, taking into account the use we need, whether we want to be a little softer, or need insulation, or need waterproof, to consider the use and texture. Then, we have to choose the most suitable material according to the actual situation again.

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