Industrial uses are the most common, but also among the most varied.
Nonwoven fabric is used in the clothing and footwear sector for creating clothing straps and internal shoe padding. But also and especially for medical clothing, where it is used for sterile surgical gowns and cloths for creating the operating field, as well as surgical masks, caps, and shoe covers.
It is also widely used for making packaging, abrasive tools, and many objects that are used on a daily basis such as sacks, small and large bags for shopping, newspapers, and various materials.
There are also many uses in the agricultural sector, especially in organic farming, where the non-woven fabric is used to make protective sheets in greenhouses and for mulching operations, as it is not permeable to sunlight and perfect to inhibit the growth of weeds and therefore to protect plantations, crops, and floriculture from bad weather and external agents.
Nonwoven fabric can also be found in construction and residential and contract furnishing where it is used to cover or set up ceilings and false ceilings; in certain wallpapers; and in sofas, armchairs, chairs, and other furnishing accessories that often contain it in some of their parts.
It has also made an important contribution to the field of accident prevention for the creation of protective and dustproof masks.
With the outbreak and spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in early 2020, nonwoven fabric, already used in the manufacture of clothing and medical equipment, was widely used in the large-scale production of masks to meet the growing market demand.
Nonwoven fabric masks, thanks to the high sealing capacity between 96% and 100% against the aerosol droplets that spread the virus, were and still are massively used for both civil and medical use.