HOW DEVELOPERS ARE USING ULTRASONICS IN NONWOVEN SECTORApril 18th, 2020
Nonwovens manufacturers are increasingly developing technology that uses ultrasonics for joining or slitting synthetic materials. The tech uses high frequency sound to generate localized heat through vibration and causes thermoplastic fibres to bond together. The creation of a mechanical bond, rather than a chemical bond, allows a product to better withstand extreme heat conditions while also being friendlier to the environment. We would look at which companies are developing this technology and at what kind of nonwovens are being developed as a result and in what market segments find these kinds of nonwovens particularly useful. We assess the extent to which this kind of manufacture of nonwovens will predominate going forward and look at the investments in technologies required the companies to switch to ultrasonics.