Nonwovens are integral components of today’s numerous consumer and industrial products. As the demand for these products continues to grow, the nonwovens also need to evolve constantly. Meeting social, environmental, technical and business goals together is indeed a difficult task. However, there are some global companies which have set examples.
Nonwovens is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the textile industry. This article covers the topic of nonwoven fabrics and various processes involved in turning nonwoven fibres into nonwoven wipes. It also discusses the biodegradable and non-biodegradable aspects of the material along with the IP analysis of the nonwoven industry at large.
The global textile market is estimated to have declined from USD 673.9 billion in 2019 to USD 655.2 billion in 2020 at a rate of -2.8 per cent. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it.Now the market is, however,expected to recover and grow at a CAGR of 7 per cent from 2023.
As pictures of the health emergency keep pouring, there is more than that meets the eye from just ordinary people wearing masks or doctors in heavy-duty suits. As the scientific community frantically searches for a cure to the COVID-19 menace, it has been in many ways nonwovens that have been at the frontline of the battle against the virus.
A report published by INDA and Edana forecasts strong market demand for nonwovens materials through the next five years, according to the Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry, 2018-2023. INDA is the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, and Edana is the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries.
The non-woven fabric, one of the essential raw materials for industrial textiles, is widely applicable to such industries as medical health, filtration/separation, earthwork/building construction, and traffic transportation, with incomparable cost-effectiveness and extensive application bestowed upon such fabric featuring special functional structure.
Recent years have been marked by an accelerated development of unconventional techniques in textile manufacturing. A common characteristic of those new technologies has been a partial or complete elimination of conventional operational practices like spinning, weaving, knitting, etc.
Starlinger recycling technology is a division of Starlinger & Co GmbH, world market leader in the field of machinery and complete lines for woven plastic packaging production. For 30 years, it has been providing machinery solutions for the recycling and refining of a wide scope of plastics.
In India, only 12 per cent of technical textiles are manufactured by nonwoven technology, compared to the global average of 24 per cent. The nonwoven market is expected to be around US$ 45 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 6.7 per cent. Subir Ghosh takes a look at nonwovens as an opportunity for the Indian textiles industry.<br /><br />Ever since the Ebola outbreak ravaged through...
The development of nonwoven materials is one of the greatest innovations in the textile industry. Who would have thought that such materials could meet the needs for millions of consumers and professionals with innovative products and applications for the most basic every-day situations in personal care, hygiene and health-care?