Turkey based manufacturer of nonwoven products Mogul has launched Madaline, a nonwoven fabric, which can be treated like a traditional textile, having similar touch and drape and the capability to be stitched without fraying. Madaline also possesses superb filtration and barrier properties - like a meltblown with the strength of a spunbond.
Madaline uses state-of-the-art and patented bico technology to extrude unique filament designs and is thereafter subjected to high pressure water jets to simultaneously shear, fibrillate, entangle and consolidate microfilaments into a fabric.
Madaline's microfilaments are up to 100 times thinner than a human hair and are the key to its unique properties. The fabric's dense structure provides very good barrier and filtration properties and, thanks to its microfilaments, has good moisture management capability. It is absorbent, quick to dry and breathes well. Madaline is washable and has very good and complementary properties of thermal insulation, wind resistance and UV protection.
Madaline's advanced attributes make it uniquely applicable for use in processes such as finishing, dyeing, printing, cutting and stitching just like traditional textiles. This new fabric provides a very smooth hand, with excellent dyeing and printing capability and is strong and durable. It also doesn't show any 'Velcro' effect.
Mogul’s Madaline technology employs polyester and polyamide to form two different filament shapes, Hybrid Mixed Media or Multi-Lobal which provide higher tensile and tear strength (create a rip-stop), higher permeability, lower energy costs and no de-lamination as in multiple beam systems.
Madaline fabrics can be used for a wide range of applications such as clothing (outdoor performance wear, jeans, sports and leisure wear, uniforms, work-wear), home textiles, mattress covers (anti allergy and dust mite proof), medical (scrubs apparel, wipes), dry wipes and towels (sports towels, industrial special cleaning cloths), sun shield (tents, awnings, shelters, vehicle covers) and window blinds and much more. (KD)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India