nonwoven

[non-woh-vuhn]
adjective
(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:
1940–45; 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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