The system can manufacture nonwoven products using virgin fibers, post-industrial and post-consumer waste materials.
It is available in two versions: Lap Formair V creates vertical orientation of the fibers, providing excellent resiliency, thermal and acoustic insulation properties; while Lap Formair H creates a horizontal stratification of the fibers, thus improving mechanical properties - tensile strenght, maintaining a gentle fibers handling.
The process works to increase the number of products manufactured from waste materials, reducing waste disposed of in landfills, in-turn providing economical advantages in terms of energy consumption and production costs.
The nonwoven fabrics produced by Lap Formair can be applied to a variety of sectors, the company notes, including building construction, automotive, furniture, mattress production, clothing and footwear, leather goods, composites materials and geotextiles, thanks to their thermal and acoustic insulative properties and mechanical resistance.
Processed materials can include natural and synthetic fibers, as well as glass, carbon, basalt fibers, waste materials such as leather, garment and mattress waste, waste from tire recycling and recycled paper and cardboard.
An airlay pilot line is available at Cormatex premises for research and development projects with customers.