- May 08, 2013
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI | Enercon Industries Corp. reports the results of a study the company conducted with Texas Tech University have been published by the Journal of Industrial Textiles. The study determined that when spunbonded PP nonwoven fabrics are pretreated with atmospheric plasma, the breathability of the fabric is increased.
Atmospheric plasma treatment increases the number of pores and enlarges the pore size of the fabric improving the diffusion of vapor between the filaments in the spunbond structure without compromising the barrier properties. These properties are said to be significant in the medical industry when developing disposable medical clothing, such as surgical masks, gowns, and drapes. The company says one of the most demanded properties of barrier fabrics for medical applications is the development of a low-cost nonwoven material that is breathable, sterilizable, flexible, and resistant to blood and viral penetration.
Enercon’s Plasma3 is an in-line, dry, and continuous surface treatment process for web application. Its treatment techniques are said to provide a fast, efficient, and eco-friendly breathability effect on nonwoven/textile surfaces.
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