Protection against violence and destruction

Threats and violence can come in many different ways. Every day, professionals put their lives on the line to protect other people’s safety. This requires high-performance and first-class Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Norafin nonwovens are engineered with high performance fibers (para-Aramid, meta-Aramid, UHMWPE, and Oxidized Polyacrylonitrile) that can resist cut and puncture from a variety of threats. Protecting both humans, animals, and objects. Through our manufacturing process, these protective properties can be designed to also include flame resistance for ultimate protection.

Our nonwoven technology can create materials that offer puncture, cut, and slash-resistant materials that are durable requiring no further aftertreatment (according to STANAG 2920, HOSDB, VPAM, EN388, NF F31 118). The protective properties can be additionally enhanced by Norafin's patented KOMANDA® engineered technology.

When it comes to critical infrastructure and mass transit Norafin offers integrated additional materials  that add strength in the form of scrims within the nonwoven material. These materials deter vandalism protecting and extending the life of various objects that includes seating, curtains, furnishings and other objects needing protection.

Available Product Modifications

Each application area of our Norafin Protective Line has a certain requirement. Special norms and industry standards whose compliance are an essential the use of our nonwovens in the final product. By modifying one or more parameters, materials can be exactly adapted to the customers’ specifications.

We at Norafin are at your side to provide personal advice to identify the needs that are best suited to fully meet your requirements. Contact us right away.

Fibers & Fiber Blends

We use high-quality, advanced technical fibers and fiber blends within our nonwovens. These include meta- and para-aramids, polyimide amides, UHMW-PE, or oxidized polyacrylonitrile.

Process Technology & Weight

Our two process technologies, spunlacing and needlepunching, enable us to offer our customers products with a wide spectrum of weights, from 30 g/m² to 800 g/m².

Especially in the field of protective clothing, we can produce lightweight, high-quality materials that provide a high level of comfort & protection.


Our Norafin 3D PERFORMANCE® material, with its embossed structure, provides improved insulation and increased comfort.

Other possible structures are flat, fine, coarse as well as extra-coarse apertured.

Multilayer Nonwoven Constructions

Multilayered material constructions allow different functions to be combined in one textile. In this process, two nonwovens with different properties are combined into a firmly bonded special textile using spunlace technology. The two functional layers can differ not only in terms of their structure or raw material, two-color variants are also possible.


We can produce our materials in different colors upon customer request.

Wash Resistance

Norafin KOMANDA® nonwovens can withstand many industrial washings, making them durable and sustainable.

The result is high-quality materials that meet Market and Industry demands for a lightweight, reusable, strong, and breathable technical textile, especially in the field of heat and flame protective clothing.

Customized Cutting and Packing

Norafin's line of protective nonwovens can come in roll widths from 0.1 m to 2.4 m max.

Our nonwovens can also be easily processed in the subsequent finishing process.

Finishing, Coating, Lamination

We offer our customers in-house as well as external aftertreatment options for the manufactured rolled goods. Among others, the following properties can be achieved:

  • antistatic
  • durable water repellent (DWR)
  • wind and waterproof
  • chemical resistance to many acids, oils, alcohol, salts, and alkalis
  • highly visible; excellent visibility in daylight
    • application according to EN ISO 20471 and/or ANSI/ISEA 107
  • flame-retardant, protection against flash fire
    • application according to EN ISO 14116 and/or ASTM F2733
  • subsequent processing steps such as stitching and sewing
Your Contact Persons
Norafin Dawn Pechin

Dawn Pechin
Business Development Manager Protective Line

T:+1 828 435-7066
Norafin Jeff Henkemeyer

Jeff Henkemeyer
Sales Manager Protective and Performance Line

T:+1 828 435 7044
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Norafin Andy Schuffenhauer

Andy Schuffenhauer
Product Manager Protective Line

T:+49 3733 5507 240