Fabrics

Fabrics are flexible materials crafted from intertwined fibers or yarns through weaving, knitting, or felting, serving diverse applications.

What are Fabrics?

Fabrics are flexible or breathable textile materials that are crafted by joining fibers into raw sheet materials. Woven fabrics leverage processes that interlock strings through weaving or pulling loops to generate a highly flexible fabric sheet, commonly used in the medical industry. Intricately bonding fibers produces nonwoven sheets, which facilitate insulation, absorption, and filtration across diverse industries. Pressed felts formed through compression serve pivotal roles in automotive, industrial, and aerospace sectors by reducing noise pollution, controlling friction, and enhancing operational efficiency.
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Fabric Material Science at Boyd

Boyd’s fabric material science mastery encompasses selection and processing techniques. Our fabric solutions showcase a vast array of woven and non-woven materials across diverse applications. This broad proficiency enables us to engineer intricate, multifunctional solutions harmonizing the performance attributes of various materials seamlessly. Through innovative integration, we combine fabrics with films and adhesives producing advanced wound care products within our meticulously controlled clean room environments. Leveraging our expertise, we engineer comprehensive NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) and BSR (Buzz, Squeak, and Rattle) components that reduce acoustic and mechanical vibration, solutions tailored for automotive, industrial, and aerospace sectors.

Fabrics in Advanced Wound Care

Boyd’s expertise in fabric material science, combined with our collaborative efforts with medical innovators, empowers us to identify the ideal raw materials that balance cost and functionality. Leveraging our engineered material expertise and meticulous cleanroom processes, we skillfully integrate fabrics with films and adhesives. This integration optimizes the design and fabrication of advanced wound care products and dependable, contaminant-free technologies.

Fabrics

MaterialDefinitionWhy to UseProducts and Industries
Woven FabricWoven fabric is a textile comprising interlaced yarns at right angles, forming a stable and structured pattern.Woven fabric offers durability and versatility making it suitable for diverse applications, providing strength and resilience in numerous everyday items.Industrial applications: Filters, conveyor belts, geotextiles, and other technical textiles.

Automotive: Interiors, upholstery, seat covers, and floor mats.

Medical and Healthcare: Surgical gowns, drapes, bandages, and wound dressings.
Non-Woven FabricA non-woven fabric is created by bonding or interlocking fibers through mechanical, thermal, or chemical methods.Non-woven fabrics are versatile and cost-effective, offering specific functionalities based on the manufacturing process and fiber types employed.Medical and Healthcare: Surgical gowns, face masks, surgical drapes, wound dressings, and disposable medical supplies.

Automotive: Headliners, door panels, trunk liners, and carpet underlays.

Filters: Air and liquid filtration applications such as HVAC filters, automotive filters, and water filtration systems.

Packaging: shopping bags, gift wraps, and food packaging
FeltFelt fabric is created by compressing and matting fibers, often from wool, without weaving or knitting.Felt fabric has a dense structure offering warmth, durability, sound absorption and is known for its softness, insulation, and moldability.Automotive: Insulation pads, interior trim components, and soundproofing materials.

Construction: Roofing underlays, insulation boards, and soundproofing barriers.

Industrial Applications: Gaskets, seals, polishing pads, and filtration media.
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The Role of Felt in Noise and Vibration Control Across Industries

Felt, crafted from densely compressed fibers, plays a crucial role in NVH solutions across industries. Its unique structure absorbs sound waves and vibrations, reducing noise pollution in automotive, industrial, and aerospace sectors. Installed in vehicle interiors, engine compartments, and wheel wells, felt dampens unwanted noise and vibrations from the engine, road, and wind. Its versatility enables tailored applications in vehicle interiors, machinery compartments, and aircraft cabins.

Diverse Approaches Tailored for Specific Applications

Boyd’s fabric material science expertise empowers us to utilize three distinct fabric types: woven fabric, non-woven fabrics, and felt. We tailor them to specific applications across diverse industries, ensuring optimal fabric selection and utilization.

Fabric Fusion: Enhancing Advanced Wound Care Solutions

Woven fabrics, threads interlocked in a regular pattern, provide durability, strength, and flexibility. Woven fabrics are commonly used in advanced wound care such as bandages, dressings, and compression garments. They offer excellent tensile strength that support and protect wounds during healing. Non-woven fabrics, created by bonding or felting fibers, excel in absorbency. Non-woven fabrics quickly absorb wound exudate to maintain an optimal healing environment. Healthcare professionals blend these fabric types to tailor wound care solutions, to enhance patient comfort and treatment effectiveness.
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Overcoming our Customers’ Challenges

Boyd’s expertise in fabric material selection and clean, precision conversion sets a benchmark in designing, handling, and processing fabric materials. We excel in integrating fabrics with adhesives and films, utilizing cutting-edge technologies to tailor solutions for specific application needs. Committed to addressing customer challenges, we consistently deliver innovative solutions with the utmost quality and performance standards. Our operations within meticulously controlled clean room environments ensure precision and excellence at every stage of the process.

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