Needle punched non-woven fabric is a type of non-woven textile that is made by mechanically bonding fibers together using a specialized needle punching process.
The process of needle punching involves passing a web of loose fibers through a series of needles, which mechanically interlock the fibers and create a fabric. The needles have barbs or hooks that catch the fibers and push them through the fabric, thereby locking them together.
Needle punched non-woven fabrics can be made from a wide variety of fibers, including natural fibers such as wool and cotton, as well as synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon. The fabrics can be produced in a range of weights and thicknesses, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.
Some common uses of needle punched non-woven fabrics include filtration media, geotextiles, automotive interiors, and insulation materials. They are also used in clothing, furniture, and home goods, as well as industrial applications like sound insulation and heat shields.