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Non-Woven Fabric Structure:


Why are non-woven fabrics so popular in contemporary society?
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How are non- woven fabrics produced? What are they made from?
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What are the properties of non-woven fabrics? Provide an example:
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- Using your
Textbook
Textiles &
Design
C.Castle & L.
Peters (2007).
Pages 142150.
-Complete the
following
worksheet
using your
OWN
words/add
samples from
plastic slip.
- File in notes
folder.

What are the two classifications of non-woven fabrics? Describe them:


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Outline the three main steps in the production of non-woven fabrics:
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Identify and research a non-woven fabric that is used in everyday activities. Acknowledge your
information source; name the fibre and outline the production method and the application of the
fabric below:
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True Felt:
What is a true felt (non-woven structure)? How are the yarns arranged and what can they be made
of?
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What does a true felt fabric look like? List some of its characteristics and uses.
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How is a true felt produced? Outline the production process:
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Label and stick in a sample of a felt fabric

Sample Name:______________________

Name:

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Needle Felt:
What is a needle felt (non-woven structure)? How are the yarns arranged and what can they be
made of?
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What does a needle felt fabric look like? List some of its characteristics and uses.
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How is needle felt produced? Outline the production process:
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Label and stick in a sample of a needle felt fabric:

Sample Name:______________________

Name:

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Chemically Bonded:
What is a chemically bonded (non-woven structure)? How are the yarns arranged and what can they
be made of?
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What does a chemically bonded fabric look like? List some of its characteristics and uses.
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How is chemically bonded fabric produced? Outline the production process:
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Label and stick in a sample of a chemically bonded fabric:

Sample Name:______________________

Name:

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Thermo Bonded:
What is a thermo bonded (non-woven structure)? How are the yarns arranged and what can they be
made of?
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What does a thermo bonded fabric look like? List some of its characteristics and uses.
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How is thermo bonded fabric produced? Outline the production process:
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Label and stick in a sample of a thermo bonded fabric:

Sample Name:______________________

Name:

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Mechanically Bonded:
What is a mechanically bonded (non-woven structure)? How are the yarns arranged and what can
they be made of?
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What does a mechanically bonded fabric look like? List some of its characteristics and uses.
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How is mechanically bonded fabric produced? Outline the production process:
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Label and stick in a sample of a mechanically bonded fabric:

Sample Name:______________________

Name:

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Spunlacing (hydroentangling)What is a spunlaced fabric (non-woven structure)? How are the yarns arranged and what can they
be made of?
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What does a spunlaced fabric look like? List some of its characteristics and uses.
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How is spunlaced fabric produced? Outline the production process:
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Sketch a sample of a spunlaced fabric:

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Film fabricsWhat is a film fabric (non-woven structure)? How are the yarns arranged and what can they be made
of?
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What does a film fabric look like? List some of its characteristics and uses.
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How is film fabric produced? Outline the production process:
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Label and stick in a sample of a film fabric:

Sample Name:______________________

Name:

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Glossary/ extra notes:


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