Product Information

Nonwoven? What is it and where is it from?

Non-woven is a type of fabric. The fabric is called nonwoven because there is no weaving individual threads or fibres together as in coventional textile manufacture. In fact, there is no weaving of fibres involved in the manufacturing process, becuase the cloth is assembled using high pressure spray compaction. They are then bound together via a combination of friction, cohesion and/or adhesive, depending on the product's intended use. Nonwoven fabrics may be made of any raw material, including cellulose (paper) fibres (including numerous products we manufacture), synthetic materials (such as polypropylene), cotton and other organic sources.

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How long will a disposable product last?

This answer ranges in function of the product type, the durability of its material, its intended use and the hygiene standards of its user. Some disposable products, such as gloves, sanitary wipes, wash cloths and hygenic underwear are only meant to be used or worn once to a few times. Some other products such as the disposable duvet, the sleeping bag and the mattress protection covers can last several months. Most disposable products are not intended to be washed or cleaned for reuse. Instead, they can be thrown away, although we recommend recycling them to minimise environmental impact.

 

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Waterproof and/or flame-resistant?

Some of our products are waterproof, such as certain mattress protectors and work uniforms. These products have a plasticised, laminated layer in addition to a non-woven, absorbent surface. This innovative combination allows for the absorption of moisture and spills but prevents such liquids from spreading to the wearer's clothing.

Most of our products are flammable, with the exception of the covers and comforters that have been specially treated with a fire-retardant chemical. If you are interested in customising a product so that it resists flame and heat exposure, please contact us for more information and a free quote. As a manufacturer, we are able to respond to your specifications of this sort.
Contact us at info@caractere-paris.com

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Will the product rip or tear?

Our disposable products are made of high quality materials and solid enough to meet the needs of every customer and potential use. For example, we sell thousands of disposable towels and sheets on a daily basis without complaints. Over almost twenty years of experience, we have never had any product pose a problem or risk to the user. You can also pull on two ends of our products without it tearing or ripping. Of course if you pull with all your strength or in a manner that would never occur during normal use of the product, it may perhaps rip, just like fabrics made of conventional textile materials.

 

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Allergies and allergy prevention?

Our products are designed to prevent the aggrivation of allergy problems because they are made with allergy-neutral materials. In fact, they are recommended for those with conventional cloth allergy problems. The fact of having always new and fresh products means more secure protection against dust mites, lice, germs, viruses, skin infections and other disease possibilities. The products have also never been washed in corrosive, harsh chemical powders or liquids, a common source of allergy problems for those allergic to these chemicals or the fragrances they include in their formulas. The majority of our products are also individually wrapped, as specified on our website under the product descriptions, which reduces the risk of allergies to dust and other problems that arise from linens that have been sitting for a while.

 

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Disposable is often rather ugly, isn't it?

Au contraire, most of our disposable products are far from ugly. That is why they are so popular with luxury hotels and resorts with discerning clients. We also manufacture a line of specialty "luxury" designs that include custom touches like logo embroidery, finer fabrics, additional colour options, smart designs and some reusable products (such as the microfibre towels) that look and feel every bit like what one would expect in a luxury establishment. If you weren't paying attention, you might have even seen our products in the last luxury resort you stayed - many of the major 4-5 star hotels around Europe already use our products. The appropriateness of our products depends on where you would like to use them and in what settings. Are health, safety, hygiene, comfort and cleanliness important to you? If so, it's worth considering disposable products.

This information is also available on demand when you contact us.

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What effect does disposable have on the environment?

We manufacture many of our products out of recovered post-consumer plastic. This sort of waste management process allows us to grind, shred and melt the recycled plastic. With the molten plastic, we form tiny beads of polyester that can be assembled for the manufacture of products such as the disposable duvet and disposable pillow. Please note that all of our products are also recyclable through sorting into the proper disposal containers after use.

Therefore, please do not discard disposable fabric any which way, because it can be reused for the fabrication of other products and have many life cycles. On top of the recycling capability, disposable is much more environmentally friendly than conventional cloths that require the use of harsh liquid detergents, fabric softeners and other chemicals that pollute our waterways. By avoiding the need to dry linens, you can save money and electricity at the same time. Plus, some of our products are manufactured in the EU, which means less transport emissions and the preservation of jobs in Europe.