Nonwovens

Product Description: 

Culimeta America – Nonwovens are formed by the means of a needle punching process. Fibers, at a predefined length, are first processed by a carding process.

The carding process strips the fibers and positions them evenly on a conveyor belt.

The conveyor belt “crosslaps” the fibers on a second conveyor belt which feeds it into the Needlepunching equipment. This crosslapping process ensure excellent conformity of the raw material, before the actual needling process.

During the needling process, the downstroke of the needleboard pushes some fibers down and during the upstroke the hooks on the needles lift other fibers up. This process mechanically interlocks and bonds the fibers which results into the final Needlemat.

Due to this mechanical bonding technique, Culimeta Needlemats therefore do not employ any chemical bonding agents, which automatically reduces off-gassing during thermal applications. In other words, these products have a very low “Loss on Ignition” (LOI). For more details on LOI, please click her: Explanation LOI

We offer three basic types of Needlemat:

E-Glass Needlemat for maximum continuous temperature applications of 1,200 degrees F.

Please click here for more information on the Silica Needlemat: Detailed Information on E-Glass Needlemat

Basalt Needlemat for maximum continuous temperature applications of 1,600 degrees F

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Silica Needlemat for maximum continuous temperature applications of 1,800 degrees F.

 Please click here for more information on the Silica Needlemat: Detailed Information on Silica Needlemat