Non-breathable laminates are manufactured by laminating non-breathable PE film and hydrophilic PP fleece or viscose. Laminates are impermeable to gases and water vapours (vapour proof) and resistant to water permeability in liquid form (water proof).
Breathable laminates are manufactured by laminating breathable PE film and viscose. Laminates are breathable for gases and vapours (vapour permeable) and resistant to water permeability in liquid form (water proof).
Laminates are suitable for hygienic applications.
Non-breathable / breathable for gases and vapours, resistant to water permeability in liquid form.
Tailored to the specific needs of the customer.
Hygienic without exception, meets standards EN 71-3, EN ISO 10993-5, free of dangerous compounds.
Lamination with various types of non-woven textile.
PE (polyethylene) is the most commonly used plastic in the world. Annual production exceeds 90 million tons. It was developed in 1933. This invention proved essential to the development of modern plastic materials, which have since become indispensable. From a chemical point of view, polyethylene’s structure is very simple; therefore, it can be produced in a relatively easy and inexpensive way. According to its density, polyethylene is classified into two major types: low-density (LDPE) and high-density (HDPE), while a third type is known as linear low-density PE (LLDPE).
Both primary types of PE are easily processed by certain technologies, and products of various shapes and sizes are made from them. In general, polyethylene has excellent strength, high toughness and ductility. Products may be transparent or coloured with pigments. The most common PE processing methods are extrusion (2D products) and injection-moulding (3D products).
The best-known polyethylene applications include:
Flexible packages – o bags for fresh and frozen foodstuffs, shopping bags, extensible foils.
Solid packages – bottles for detergents and cosmetics, canisters, barrels, large containers.
Consumer items – minor kitchen ware.
Tubes and pipes
Polyethylene may be recycled. It is widely present in communal waste, so efforts are made to sort (yellow container for sorted waste) and reuse it.
Non-woven textiles are plane or mesh formations formed by chemical, thermal or mechanical processes; they are not created by knitting or weaving.
Non-woven textiles are usually made from polypropylene (PP). Non-woven PP textiles comprise thin fibres, several centimetres long, connected mutually by thermal reaction or adhesives.
Non-woven textiles are designed for various applications:
Sanitary items – nappies for babies, incontinence pants.
Health care – disposable sheets for surgical/medical operations.
Automotive industry – thermal and noise barriers, filling materiál.
Technical applications – geotextiles, filtration.
Agriculture – anti-weed textiles, for mulching, etc.
Fatra uses non-woven textiles in its waterproof Fatrafol 807 membrane, and in the production of steam-permeable laminates, such as membranes and surgical wear components.
Production of disposable health care products including disposable surgical masks (surgical drapes), surgical sets, pads/sheet for patients, etc.
Examples of potential application include the manufacture of pads/sheets for patients to protect beds while maintaining patient comfort (pleasant textile-like appearance and pleasant to touch).