The Making of Geotextiles from Raw Waste of Wool Merino and Plastic Using the Thermal Bonding Method

Agung Setia Budi, Asril Senoaji Soekoco
2019 Zenodo  
Merino Sheep is a type of sheep that can produce two main products in the form of meat and fleece (wool). Lamb fur is still considered by breeders as stool-like waste, so its utilization is still lacking. in recent years there have been innovations in wool products to be applied to technical needs such as nonwoven fabric used for thermal and acoustic insulating materials in construction and the automotive or geotextile industries. This geotextile for wool fiber is made using the thermal bonding
more » ... the thermal bonding method, where wool fibers are mixed with thermoplastic fibers. To minimize the using of energy, the adhesive used is plastic polyethylene waste with a content variation 50%, 45%, and 40% of plastics and aims to get weight per meter square, moisture content and moisture regain, tensile strength, and bursting strength from the fabric. The test results obtained have been compared with the standard. The nonwoven fabric from a raw waste of wool merino and plastic can be made with the thermal bonding method and can be used geotextiles for erosion control, but not for construction scale.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3471033 fatcat:erlsxiflhvgkrb446f63ukknzm