Piana vertical Technology

Piana Vertical Technology is a process that takes a web and laps it vertically instead of horizontally as is done traditionally with crosslappers.

Piana Vertical Technology is unique amongst other vertical lapping technology because it offers true upright fiber orientation in the nonwoven.

The vertical orientation of the fiber provides unique benefits to the nonwoven:

 Higher compressional resistance than those made of fibers oriented parallel to the fabric area
 When compressed, vertically lapped nonwovens are able to sustain 30-60% bigger thickness and thermal resistance
 Benefits can yield lighter nonwovens with equal properties to heavier traditional crosslapped nonwovens

Piana vertical Technology NONWOVEN MATERIAL

Shape changes at an individual point. Piana Vertical Technology nonwoven material changes shape to match object shape (similar to memory foam).

  

 

 

CONVENTIONAL NONWOVEN MATERIAL

Shape changes across a surface. Conventional nonwoven material changes shape pulling down adjacent areas while pressure is concentrated at the center.

  

 

 

PIANA VERTICAL TECHNOLOGY MATERIAL
TYPICAL ADVANTAGES
OVER ITS COMPETITORS
FROM CROSSLAPPED, AIRLAID
AND NEEDLE PUNCH
NONWOVENS

Flexibility to allow for formation of a composite

Less weight for same performance

Superior acoustic performance

Precise repeatable product uniformity

Excellent mold-ability

Superior thermal dynamics

Complete structural integrity

Fiber Blends

Eco
Recycled and synthetic material
Natural
Pure natural fibers (cotton, rayon, bast, wool, silk, etc.)
Hi-tec
Customized blend fibers for high performance
Luxury
Noble fibers (cashmere, vicuna, etc.)
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

IsoActive
Technical features

Piana Vertical Technology can be fine tuned to meet different properties to obtain a breathable protective padding for the best moisture management.

V-Smart
Technical features

Excellent cushioning and resiliency of Piana Vertical Technology upon compression as well as high elastic recovery makes it perfect substitution for non eco-friendly foam products.

Insulation
Resilience
Compressibility
Breathability
Soundproofing
Temperature Management
Lightweight
Washable
Soft Touch
Lightweight
Non Toxic
Fog and odor free
VOC Free
Air Permeable
Moldable
Recyclable
Better Thermal Comfort
Washable

Application

Agricultural | IsoActive

Agri-mats.

PIANA VERTICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES
More surface area with higher growth media area and better moisture management.

Apparel | IsoActive

Insulation for jackets, down replacement, bra padding, protective athletic padding.

PIANA VERTICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES
Higher R values at the same base weight, breathable intimate wear with resilience, breathable protective padding for better moisture management.

Automotive | V-Smart

Acoustic material in door pillars, door trims, under-carpet, head liners and trunk liners and wheel silencers.

PIANA VERTICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES
Lighter weight of the vehicle with no loss in performance.

Bedding | V-Smart

Bedding tops and foam replacement.

PIANA VERTICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES
Lighter, better airflow and better heat dissipation for improved comfort.

Conditioning | IsoActive

Heating, venting and air conditioning applications.

PIANA VERTICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES
Ligther weight and higher R values.

Filtration | IsoActive

Liquid and air filtration and specialized electrically charged filters.

PIANA VERTICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES
More surface area for higher MERV rating.

Seating | V-Smart

Seat cushions for trains, planes, cars, cinemas, theaters and restaurants

PIANA VERTICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES
Lighter weight (half weight of PU foam), better airflow for improved comfort, acoustic performance, lower cost.

Medical | IsoActive

Specialty burn gauze and bandages.

PIANA VERTICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES
Better wound care moisture management and airflow to reduce infection rates.

Furniture | V-Smart

Sound proofing panel, interior design

PIANA VERTICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES
Better airflow for improved comfort, acoustic performance, lower cost