Non-woven vs. Woven Tapes

June 12, 2018

DermaMed Coatings Company is an advanced medical adhesives manufacturer with decades of experience as a custom coater. We can make a wide array of medical tapes, cloths, films, and any adhesive solution that appear across the pharmaceutical and medical industries.

One of our areas of expertise includes woven and non-woven tapes. But what exactly is the difference between the two types of medical tapes?

Woven tapes include fabrics that are created by weaving or knitting yarns together, while non-woven tapes are made with natural or synthetic fibers that have been interlocked mechanically, thermally, or chemically.

Non-woven fabrics have a range of diverse properties. They can stretch, are absorbent, can repeal liquids, are washable, flame retardant, and more. Non-woven tapes can also be recycled after being used.

These types of cloth tapes consist of a variety of materials, including cotton, polyester, or nylon. They can include an acrylic, rubber, or silicone adhesive in order for it to stick to skin and be cleanly removed.

Both woven and non-woven tapes are flexible, durable, or contain a variety of other distinctive qualities, based on the materials used in them and our tapes are trusted by professionals across multiple fields.