non·​wo·​ven | \ ˌnän-ˈwō-vən How to pronounce nonwoven (audio) \

Definition of nonwoven

1 : made of fibers held together by interlocking or bonding (as by chemical or thermal means) : not woven, knitted, or felted nonwoven fabric
2 : made of nonwoven fabric a nonwoven dress

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Examples of nonwoven in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2020, Algaeing began working with Avgol, a nonwoven textile manufacturer specializing in hygiene, medical and PPE products. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 14 Oct. 2021 At the same time, Lydall began rapidly increasing production of nonwoven polypropylene, the critical filtering component of medical-grade N95 face masks. Austen Hufford, WSJ, 8 May 2021 Bao Jimi, a saleswoman at a nonwoven fabric exporter in Shanghai, said they were also caught off guard by the sudden rise in the yuan’s value last year. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, 25 Feb. 2021 Lydall’s exposure to the automotive market is in its technical nonwoven materials and products with applications in air pollution control, home appliance, the automotive industry and other areas. Stephen Singer,, 30 Sep. 2020 Medium weight nonwoven interface: This fabric is typically washable, so follow the method mentioned above. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 29 Sep. 2020 One common type is a nonwoven textile made of plastic fibers, often black, that may be perforated with small holes. Beth Botts,, 26 Sep. 2020 For even more protection, some masks have a nonwoven filter layer, while others have a pocket to add a disposable filter. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 3 Aug. 2020 Masks made of other materials—surgical masks made of a synthetic nonwoven, meltblown textile, layers of different kinds of cloth, and so on—can gap at the sides and don’t, on their own, fully protect people from getting infected. Megan Molteni, Wired, 2 July 2020

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First Known Use of nonwoven

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Oct 2021

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“Nonwoven.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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