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nonwoven

[non-woh-vuh n] /nɒnˈwoʊ vən/
adjective
1.
(of a fabric) made of fibers autogenously bonded through the action of a chemical agent or heating device, or adhering by means of resinous substances.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; non- + woven
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  • It is made of viscose, a nonwoven material that can soak up enormous amounts of moisture, then be wrung out and reused.
  • Fibers in many nonwoven fabrics are not highly oriented but lie in many different angles in the plane of the fabric.
  • Embedding flax fibers into composite materials and nonwoven sheets provides strength and reinforcement to the goods.

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