Completely Eliminate Adhesives
Directly attach elastic strands to the substrate web and avoid all costly adhesive materials and complex adhesive delivery systems.
Maximize Fabric Softness
Eliminate the stiffening effect of adhesive from the composite, improving fabric drape, bend, crush conformability, and breathability.
Increased Operational Efficiency
When the cost of operating and maintaining the adhesive applicator equipment is eliminated, labor and utility costs will decrease.
Material Cost Savings
Ultrasonic technology provides cost savings by providing the option of purchasing less expensive, lighter weight nonwoven materials and elastics. This is because there is no adhesive bleed-through or loss of elastic performance due to the adhesive.
Improved Product Comfort
Eliminating adhesive allows the finished product to be softer, odor-free, and offer more breathability. It also enables the use of lighter weight fabrics so the final product is thinner and has reduced visibility when wearing.
Improved Elastic Performance
The ultrasonically bonded attachment points reside close to nonattached elastic strands, allowing for near pure performance of the elastic.
Ultrasonic bonding consumes less energy because it replaces hot melt delivery and application systems with a highly efficient ultrasonic energy source. Furthermore, there are fewer toxins in the landfill after the product is used.