The Innovative nonwovens with addition of feathers for agricultural applications

Authors: Krystyna Wrześniewska-Tosik , Ewa Wesołowska, Tomasz Mik , Tomasz Kowalewski, Damian Walisiak, Michalina Pałczyńska, Dariusz Dębiec, Piotr Kacorzyk

Company/Faculty/School: ŁUKASIEWICZ Research Network – Lodz Institute of Technology

Country: Poland

The composite protective non-woven  obtained by needle punching method consists of wool and chicken feathers. The non-woven fabric is intended for covering  difficult terrain (heaps, railway embankments, ski slopes etc.) where getting a good sodding is very difficult. The non-woven fabric is characterized by high water capacity and adheres well to the ground. As a result of non-woven biodegradation the nitrogen released from wool and feathers enriches the soil with a nutrient, thanks to which it is not necessary to fertilize the ground with mineral fertilizers.