Nonwovens market demand is strong and these industries are on the upswing

After the COVID-19 epidemic, large-scale investment in China’s textile industry has led to an imbalance between supply and demand in some areas. Excessive competition in the industry will affect the profitability of the industry for a long time. However, since 2023, the medical market has gradually returned to normal, and with the change of demographic structure, health textiles are actively expanding new overseas markets. In January-February 2024, the growth rate of industrial added value of the industrial textile industry has turned positive for the first time since the negative growth in January-February 2023, and the industry economy has a good beginning period and the quantity and efficiency have increased.

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Compared with traditional textiles, nonwovens have excellent performance and cost effectiveness, so there is strong demand for the nonwovens market in various end industries. The major industries driving the market growth include:

1.Hygiene and personal care: Due to its softness, water absorption and liquid management properties, nonwovens are widely used in hygiene products such as baby diapers, feminine hygiene products and adult incontinence pads.

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2.Medical and healthcare: Nonwoven medical textiles, including surgical gowns, masks, drapes and wound dressings. The focus on infection control, the development of healthcare infrastructure and the increase in healthcare spending are driving the use of nonwoven materials in healthcare.

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3.Auto industry: Nonwovens are widely used in auto interiors, filtration systems, and under the hood due to their lightweight, noise-reducing, and heat-insulating properties. As the automotive industry continues to grow, especially in emerging economies, the demand for nonwoven materials in this industry is increasing in order to improve the comfort and safety of automobiles, among other things.

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4.Construction and geotextiles: Geotextiles have the characteristics of high strength, tensile strength, puncture resistance, and high filtration. Therefore, it can be used in civil engineering projects such as road construction, drainage systems, and erosion control. Infrastructure construction activities and urban environmental protection have further promoted the demand for non-woven geotextiles.

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5.Package and FiltrationNonwovens are used in a variety of packaging applications such as shopping bags, protective packaging and agricultural mulches due to their light weight, tear resistance and moisture resistance. In addition, nonwovens are used in industrial filtration applications for air, liquids and gases due to their high efficiency and contaminant retention capabilities.

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Nonwovens have become an indispensable material for a wide range of industries due to their versatility, durability and cost-effectiveness. Driven by technological advances, growing demand from various downstream industries, and shifting consumer preferences for sustainable and environmentally friendly materials, the landscape of the nonwovens manufacturing industry is gradually being altered. The end-to-end manufacturing industry must continue to improve its innovative production and application capabilities, actively promote intelligent manufacturing and green manufacturing, increase the application of automated equipment and software systems in the production process, improve production efficiency, ensure product quality, and reduce energy consumption and emissions.

Post time: Jun-04-2024