Frequently Asked Questions

What is stitchbonding?

Stitchbonding is the process of knitting through a fibrous batt and/or various papers, films, foils or other fabrics or nonwoven materials.  This process creates a new fabric structure not possible using other fabric formation processes.

What are the main advantages of the process?

High productivity – low cost.  Typically consist of 5% to 20% yarn and 80% to 95% un-spun fiber.  Spinning costs are avoided on the bulk of the stitchbonded fabric, cutting costs.  Add to cost savings the ability to design radically new fabric constructions, and you’ll find stitchbonding offers a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

What weights are available?

Fabric weights range from 1/2 oz. per square yard to over 30 oz. per square yard.

What types of materials can be stitchbonded?

In general, materials that can be pierced by a stitchbonding needle and fed through the knitting zone can be stitchbonded.  Examples include, but are not limited to, fibers,papers, films, foils, continuous filaments, and various woven, knitted or nonwoven fabrics.

Are samples available?

Samples of many items are readily available.  In instances where the product is still in the customer’s idea stage, we work with the them to make their concept a reality.  In such cases we pass on the costs of special sample production to the customer while making every effort to minimize costs.