In Europe, Non-woven technologies are common to produce mats, which are basic structurs for several products.

Because this technology requires fibres with length in-between 7 cm and 9 cm, we chopped our banana fibres accordingly.

Non-Woven production

Two methods of non-woven production are common: airlay and carding process.

For our trials, we used the laboratory carding line, kindly provided by Saxonian Textile Research Institute (STFI) in Chemnitz/Saxony.

Non Woven

Our first result is a needle punched velt with a grammage of 200 grams per square meter.