Like Paper, but More Durable
Wetlaid is a kind of nonwoven material that has a texture similar to paper but with better liquid resistent properties.
Wetlaid is much more durable than paper. It allows water to permeate, but unlike paper it is water resistant and does not tear apart like paper does upon contact with water. But, it is stronger than paper even when it is dry.
Unlike paper, it also easier to seal and/or join the material with the help of heat.
You can control the durability of the paper by increasing or decreasing the amount of polyester.
WHERE IS IS USED?
It is usually used as a replacement for paper or spunlace.
Embroidery: Wetlaid is sometimes used as a backing for embroidery for easy transfer to another fabric.
Food Products: Both coffee filters and tea bags are usually made out of wetlaid because it allows liquid to pass through while remaining water resistant. Snuff sachets are also made of wetlaid. Another advantage is that it is easy to bond the material together to form bags, sachets and filters.
Wipes: it is used in wipes because it has a greater wet strength than paper, although spunlace is the material most commonly used in wipes.
Furnitures and beds
Wetlaid is a polyester and cellulose fiber mixed that is blended with a binding agent. The material is laid out on a conveyor and dried.
Our wetlaid is supplied on rolls and is available in different sizes and thicknesses with the durability and permeability level you need.
It is available in the colors white, black and unbleached.
Are you not sure exactly what you are looking for? Let us know what properties you need or what demands you have and we will help you find the right product.