Chemical bonded nonwovens are commonly produced using carded 1.0-1.5 dpf staple fibers that are bonded with latex binders. They are MD oriented but can be made more balanced with cross lapping. They typically have higher elongation in the CD and low elongation in the MD. Some chemical binders will allow the fabric to stretch without tearing. These fabrics are typically not very strong.
- good opacity
- good fiber coverage