The demand for technical textile
in China is also driven by industries scrutinising safety measures of the workforce.
Work place clothing for certain professions requires technical textiles and
organisations are investing in superior fabrics to ensure safety of employees.
Though China has seen unparalleled
success in technical textile, the demand continues to exceed China's production
capacity. While the demand-supply gap has proved to be a boon for foreign
producers, China's technical textile imports have increased over the last
decade. Rising energy and raw material costs are also posing a threat to the otherwise
prosperous technical textile sector. China's technical textile industry is
currently struggling to cope up with unpredictable costs of key raw materials.
Another immediate challenge for
China is the strong technical textile market in India. China has already lost out
on its earlier advantage of low cost labour and India has earned a respectable
place in the global technical textile for its quality and price
China is eyeing new business
investment opportunities, but unlike the blind expansion it undertook a few
years back, entrepreneurs have now started investing rationally. In China,
spunbound nonwovens are attracting maximum investment.
It is the need of the hour to
promote even growth of various sub-sects of technical textile. To upgrade the
industry China's technical textile is also focussing on eliminating substandard
technical textile goods. China's small and medium enterprises in the technical
textile business have also realised that cutting the price is not a wise
strategy for long-term survival in the industry, as competition is not based on
price or cost any longer. Developing skill and expanding business have become a
necessity for China's technical textile.
Experts predict that this year,
China's technical textile industry will continue to remain strong as filtration
and medical and hygiene products are expected to expand. Demand for technical
textile in China is weaker than it was a decade ago but the market remains
attractive for global investment opportunities and growth. China's vibrant
technical textile market, particularly for nonwovens, is leading the way for the