Case study

Textile industrywaste

Non-woven fabrics, are flat, flexible and porous textile structures, forming individual fiber blankets. This material can be defined as a veil or mantle of natural or unnatural oriented or randomly oriented fibers, produced by different physical and / or chemical methods of friction, cohesion and / or adhesion. Non-woven fabrics can be grouped into two different categories, namely disposable or durable materials.


The non-woven raw material comes from the textile industry, which involves the processing of natural fibers such as coon, wool or linen, or synthetic fibers such as polyester or polyamide.

In the production sectors of different subsectors of the textile industry, a high amount of waste is generated, estimated at around 80,000 tons per year, and it is often a considerable burden for the companies to eliminate it.


Compared with other types of textile materials, non-woven fabrics have several advantages, as lower density, lower cost, higher productivity and greater versatility of final applications.

As technical textiles, non-woven fabrics also have other properties of potential interest, such as acoustic insulation, abrasion resistance and the possibility of valorization of different raw materials such as natural and synthetic fibres.