D. Moyo, A. Patanaik and R.D. Anandjiwala, CSIR Materials Science Manufacturing, South Africa, Department of Textile Science, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
This chapter deals with process control in the field of nonwoven manufacturing. A brief background about different nonwoven manufacturing processes is provided. Different manufacturing processes such as needle punching, hydroentanglement, melt blowing and spunbonding are discussed. Roles of different processing parameters and their influence on the final product are covered. Various ways to control the processing parameters are discussed. Some future directions are also highlighted.