Published May 4, 2010
A patent was recently issued for a non-woven material including first effect fibers, first binder fibers, second binder fibers, and optionally second effect fibers. The non-woven material has a first planar zone and a second planar zone. The first planar zone includes a greater concentration of first effect fibers and first binder fibers. The second planar zone includes a greater concentration of second effect fibers and second binder fibers. The first planar zone can include a first surface skin associated with the first planar zone on the exterior of the nonwoven material, and a second surface skin associated with the second planar zone on the exterior of the nonwoven material. The nonwoven material has a woven, knitted, or nonwoven layer added on either one or both sides of the nonwoven material.