Biodegradable nonwoven fabric based on biopolymers

Author: PhD Konrad Sulak

Company/Faculty/School: Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres (Lodz, Poland)

Country: Poland



Nonwoven fabric produced using the spun-bonded method, which involves forcing a polymer through nozzles using high speed compressed air and high temperature. The biodegradable unwoven fabric has been manufactured from fully biodegradable raw materials (biodegradation is a process of decomposition of organic substances by microorganisms to simpler compounds which are harmless for the environment, including carbon dioxide and water) in accordance with applicable regulations. The product produced undergoes microbiological decomposition, providing an alternative to the currently used polypropylene products.