The Nonwovens Division have been manufacturing lightweight, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) materials for the automotive industry for over a decade. 

Acoustic Testing

We have the capabilities to carry out acoustic characterisation of our NVH materials, using state of the art acoustic facilities which include acoustic impedance tubes, reverberation/anechoic chambers, airflow resistivity device and porosimeter apparatus.

Materials Options

With access to the worlds fibre suppliers, the Nonwovens Division has no boundaries when it comes to material choices, including synthetics, recycled synthetics and natural biodegradable fibres.


Environmentally aware

With the growing trend for the automotive industry to create materials which consider the impact on our environment, the John Cotton Nonwovens Division has several material options which fit this trend, including natural biodegradable materials such as hemp, flax and jute, or fibres made from recycled plastic waste such as bottles.



The Nonwovens Division provides an array of manufacturing and operational processes and materials.

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Covid-19 Update

During these unprecedented times, John Cotton continues to manufacture and supply insulated pouches that provide an essential component for the transportation of chilled food and pharmaceutical items via distribution networks.

In line with the Prime Minister’s advice and government guidelines, this enables our customers such as Morrisons, HelloFresh, Mindful Chef, All Plants, Pharmacy2U and many more to deliver fresh food and pharmaceutical prescriptions to your doors, minimising people’s risk of exposure.

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John Cotton is directly involved in providing essential components which makes the distribution of food using parcel delivery networks possible. Mindful chef is a customer whose business is at the front end of fresh food distribution and home delivery meal kit solutions which is a critical front-line business.

Tim Lee - CEO at Mindful Chef