Spunbond Nonwovens

HIGH TECH FABRIC THAT LEADS ITS FIELD

LIGHT, TOUGH, CLEVER

Ingenious construction, developed over 40 years, couples great strength with remarkable lightness

Lightweight

The flat, open, 2D structure keeps our spunbond nonwovens lightweight but stiff, with a market-leading weight to strength ratio in all directions.

Tough and tear resistant

The nature of their construction – a blanket of filaments carefully molten together – makes them highly resistant to tearing and deformation.

Adaptable

When used in multiple layers, and combined with other Low & Bonar products, they can be applied in a vast range of performance fabrics.

Advanced

These advanced, industry-leading fabrics spring from 40 years of constant innovation and continuing research and development.

Spunbond Nonwovens applications

Our proprietary technologies create versatile materials in smart combinations that bring a unique set of solutions

Air Filtration

Air Filtration

Air filtration systems, such as employed within vehicles, use a combination of active carbon and particle filter layers to keep air clean, free of dust and high purity. Colback is the ideal support layer to hold these materials together. It’s thermally stable, easy to fold and fit, and has high air permeability.

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Broadloom Carpet

Broadloom Carpet

Colback’s uniformity and consistent strength lend it considerable advantages as a backing for high quality tufted carpets. Complex patterns are clearly defined and deform less during production and use.

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Car Mats

Car Mats

When used as a backing, Colback helps carpet tufts bind strongly, producing long lasting products that are still easy to form. Carpet mats can be moulded around complex vehicle contours with minimal manufacturing effort, or produced to lay perfectly flat and stand up to the heaviest abrasion.

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Carpet Tiles

Carpet Tiles

Colback’s strong, stable structure provides excellent stitch holding capacity and gives easy and constant processing with a low chance of tearing. Carpet tiles using Colback are easier to cut and fit and fraying is reduced. They can be trimmed cleanly with precise edges, so joins are barely visible.

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Carriers and Reinforcement Solutions

Carriers and Reinforcement Solutions

Our Colback fabrics answer the need for the highest standard breathable membranes, important for vapour and moisture control, and reducing energy use within the building envelope.

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Coastal & Waterway Infrastructure

Coastal & Waterway Infrastructure

Our spunbond nonwovens play key roles as filters and drainage materials in the protection of coastal and waterway infrastructure such as coastlines, beaches, quay walls, dykes, levees and more. Their high permeability makes them exceptionally effective at separating water from coarse particles such as sand, helping to drain the soil and enhance its stability.

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Drainage Solutions

Drainage Solutions

As drainage solutions, spunbond nonwovens can be used in a number of ways within the building envelope. Vertically they can carry water away from sub surface foundation walls, so safeguarding waterproofing treatments and protecting drains from blocking. In horizontal applications they have the advantage of lying perfectly flat; a benefit beneath paving and plaza decks.

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Dust Control Mats

Dust Control Mats

Colback’s high thermal stability and open structure provide ease of application of PVC and rubber backings, resulting in strong mats with low chance of delamination. The mats can therefore cope with frequent cleaning – as their purpose requires – and still be long lasting.

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Environmental Infrastructure

Environmental Infrastructure

Innovative combinations of our nonwoven and 3D materials give rise to a wide range applications within Environmental Infrastructure, from creating Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems that mimic natural drainage, to protecting the environment from dust and run off in brownfield construction, to draining and stabilising the soil beneath wind farms.

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Flower Wrapping

Flower Wrapping

Colback’s unique open and transparent structure - which can be easily dyed across the entire colour gamut - perfectly complements floral arrangements, and makes a striking design option compared to traditional paper wraps.

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Food and Beverage Filtration

Food and Beverage Filtration

High quality filtration is also needed at all stages of food and drink production, to remove impurities and enable consumables to last longer on the shelf. BonarPure products help our customers achieve the highest standards of cleanliness and contamination control essential in modern food and drink manufacture.

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Green Roof Components

Green Roof Components

Green roofs need to retain just the right amount of water for plant health, but quickly shed any excess during storms. By adding a spunbond fabric to a 3D entangled mat, we can deliver components with permeability characteristics perfectly tuned to support the soil, while rapidly draining away additional water and avoiding plant rot.

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Green Roof Systems

Green Roof Systems

Vegetated roof assemblies need a special mix of components to work well – a waterproof membrane to protect the roof, a growth medium to hold the soil, and a drainage channel to remove excess water. Partnering our spunbond nonwovens with our 3D entangled mats produces a green roof system that meets all these challenges. It’s also light, adding no additional stress to the roof itself, and is flexible so construction can be quick and easy.

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Groundwork Construction

Groundwork Construction

Both alone, and when teamed with other Low & Bonar materials, spunbond nonwovens serve many purposes in preparing land for construction. They can be used to stabilise soil beneath foundations and sub bases, and to strengthen embankments. As drainage mats they can be placed beneath floor slabs to reduce cracking, or they can be employed to create stress relief slip joints between adjacent foundations. The ability of our spunbond nonwovens to resist the upward passage of fine soil particles also leads to longer lasting construction that is easier to maintain.

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Liquid Filtration

Liquid Filtration

Colback can also be used in a variety of ways to construct filters for liquid filtration. Combining it with our Enka 3D structures enables the end products to be created with a range of pre filtration capabilities.

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Luxury Vinyl tiles

Luxury Vinyl tiles

As a carrier for sheet vinyl and tiles, Colback is far superior to fibreglass. It resists ripping and fraying during installation and use. End products are higher quality with better mechanical and acoustic properties.

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Moulded Car Carpets

Moulded Car Carpets

When used as a backing, Colback helps carpet tufts bind strongly, producing long lasting products that are still easy to form. Carpet mats can be moulded around complex vehicle contours with minimal manufacturing effort, or produced to lay perfectly flat and stand up to the heaviest abrasion.

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Place mats

Place mats

Colback’s circular filament pattern is the basis for a range of creative designs, and takes dyes well. It combines decoration and durability for place mats and table runners with striking looks.

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Sheet Vinyl

Sheet Vinyl

As a carrier for sheet vinyl and tiles, Colback resists ripping and fraying during installation and use.

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Sound Control

Sound Control

By their nature, spunbond nonwovens are porous materials, and that open structure has distinct advantages in sound control applications. Porous materials scatter and absorb sound waves. When used in vehicle fabrication and car mats, or even as a backing for wallpaper, spunbond nonwovens contribute to reducing sound transmission and keeping environments quieter.

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Table Runners

Table Runners

Colback’s circular filament pattern is the basis for a range of creative designs, and takes dyes well. It combines decoration and durability for place mats and table runners with striking looks.

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Tunneling & Mining

Tunneling & Mining

High performance drainage is essential if tunnels are to have a long service life. When our spunbond nonwovens are united with our 3D entangled filament mats, they produce excellent drainage materials. They also meet the high standard of fire resistance and durability required from tunnelling and mining products.

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Ventilation Solutions

Ventilation Solutions

Spunbond nonwovens are essentially open, porous membranes, and as such have excellent air transmission properties.

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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

As an alternative to traditional wallpaper designs, Colback is available in widths of several meters, allowing full panels to be created without joins. It’s also extremely tear resistant, especially on edges, and can be printed on.

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Water & air treatment

Water & air treatment

The high permeability of our spunbonds means they can pass water very easily - with a low pressure drop - while retaining coarse particles, such as sand and vegetation material. They are also tough, flexible, long lasting, exhibit a high degree of dimensional stability and resist chemical corrosion - perfect for water filtration applications.

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Window blinds

Window blinds

By using varying thicknesses of Colback, or different coatings, blinds can be tailored to transmit exactly the desired amount of light. They are also long lasting, come in many sizes, and resist fading.

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