The combination of the fabric of spunbond (S) type and meltblown (M) type gives fabric of the SMS type (its structure comprises of two spunbond layers between which there is a meltblow layer, or of the SSMMS type (its structure comprises of three spunbond layers interlaid with two meltblown layers). The resulting composite fabric has excellent physical properties (strength, elasticity, abrasion, secondary tearing, tear strength etc.) and excellent barrier qualities preventing leakage of very fine particles and micro-organisms and aggressive liquid.
SMS composite material has very good hydrophobic qualities (high water column) and it is suitable for the following:
- side barrier strips of baby nappies
- protective working clothes
- in construction of face masks
- filtration and separation fabric
Animation of SMS technology (270kB, download time 1-6 s)