nonwoven

adjective
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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nonwoven noun

Examples of nonwoven in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, courant.com, "In the pandemic, Manchester manufacturer finds a niche making material for masks in high demand," 30 Sep. 2020 Medium weight nonwoven interface: This fabric is typically washable, so follow the method mentioned above. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Right Way to Clean Cloth Face Masks and Coverings During the Coronavirus Outbreak," 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, chicagotribune.com, "Landscape fabric can do more harm than good under mulch in your garden. Here’s a better, cheaper alternative to try.," 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, "15 Breathable Face Masks to Stay Comfortable in the Heat," 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, "How Masks Went From Don’t-Wear to Must-Have," 2 July 2020 Out of 113 sizable companies in the city, the official said, only two have the certificates to sell medical protective gowns in China because the majority of Xiantao’s nonwoven fabric products are for exports only. New York Times, "In Coronavirus Fight, China Sidelines an Ally: Its Own People," 18 Feb. 2020 The company specializes in converting giant rolls of nonwoven fabric into smaller rolls that fit inside sanitary wipe canisters. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Saukville manufacturer is turning sanitary wipe fabric into 3.5 million masks for essential workers," 20 Apr. 2020 Out of 113 sizable companies in the city, the official said, only two have the certificates to sell medical protective gowns in China because the majority of Xiantao’s nonwoven fabric products are for exports only. New York Times, "In Coronavirus Fight, China Sidelines an Ally: Its Own People," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of nonwoven

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nonwoven was in 1945

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6 Oct 2020

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“Nonwoven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonwoven. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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