A nonwoven fabric made with one or more synthetic fibers. The fibers are laid on a continuous bed, then bonded by heat or adhesives. Examples are Reemay® (polyester), Tyvek® (polypropylene) and Typar® (polypropylene).
Synonyms and Related Terms
spun-bonded fabric; Typar®; Tyvek®; Reemay®
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
- Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985