In the period 2010-2020 the global nonwovens production increased 6.2% annually, led by growth in the spunlaid processes and drylaid hydroentanglement. China led the growth in production, adding an additional 4.7 million tons (+11.5%) from the end of 2010 through to the end of 2020. Across the nonwovens end use segments, the wipes, filtration, medical segments expanded at the fastest rates.
A comprehensive survey and outlook assessing growth post-pandemic has been published by the 2 leading global nonwovens trade associations. The 7th edition of the Global Nonwoven Markets Report from Edana and INDA forecasts strong market demand for nonwovens materials through the next 5 years. It provides in-depth information and analysis of the global nonwovens macro drivers, supply and demand, and regional trade.
The report is available for purchase from both the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, Edana, Brussels/Belgium, and the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, INDA, Cary, NC/USA.
The report includes detailed regional information and forecasts on production, technology and investment requirements for North America, Greater Europe, Asia and the South America region. It also features regional views of economic growth, population, product by end use, and trade flows. Other key topics include raw material usage and a detailed appendix.