Nonwoven materials are generally constructed by bonding short and long fibres together, mechanically, thermally or chemically into a sheet or fabric. Nonwoven materials are being used in many industries; from fluid absorbing sponges, filtration, medical applications, padding and packaging.
Bacterial NanoCellulose (BNC) Nonwoven
Cass Materials’ unique BNC nonwoven material consisting of 100% bacterial nanocellulose (BNC). This eco-tech nonwoven material is totally biodegradable, the process is environmentally friendly and uses non-hazardous chemicals.
The Cass Materials’ BNC nonwoven, with its nano-porosity and extremely large three-dimensional fibrous surface area, allows it to absorb fluid more than 10 times its own dry weight. With a nanocellulose density of less than 0.1 g/cm3 makes it an extremely light weight material.
The BNC nonwoven keeps its integrity when washed.
Further research and development in the near future on this raw material will lead to many other applications.