Crosslapped spunlace technology differs from parallel laid spunlace in that the crosslapper forms a web by laying down the carded fiber at a 90 degree angle to the line’s direction. In a parallel-laid process the carded fiber is laid down parallel to the line’s direction. Through this crosslapping of the web the resultant spunlace achieves similar tensile strength in both machine direction (MD) and cross direction (CD).
With MD:CD ratios from 0.8 to 1.1 Durell finds use whenever multi-direction fabric strength is needed. Application areas will inlcude automotives, building materials, filtration, home textiles, wipes, medical, laminates, personal care, artifical leather, print media and disposable linens.
Examples of Durell applications include:
Generally spunlace is a growing technology in the nonwovens field, being the preferred fabric for wipes, but it is also growing in technical and durable applications. As a further value adding feature, Mogul’s Durell crosslapped spunlace line includes inline dyeing and chemical impregnation to provide capability to produce dye colored or chemically impregnated (water repellent, fire retardant, acrylic binder, etc.) fabrics.