First, non-woven textile industry development
As of 1998, non-woven consumption around the world has reached 2.4 million tons. In 1970, the consumption of only 400,000 tons, and by 2007, consumption is expected to reach 4 million tons.
Non-woven cloth producers are mainly concentrated in the United States (World 41%), Western Europe accounted for 30%, Japanese 8%, Chinese production accounted for 3.5% of the world, its consumption is for the 17.5% of the world.
Synthetic fibre support the non-woven fabric production, and by 2007, this situation does not change.
Worldwide for the production of non-woven fibers, 63% PP 23% polyester , viscose 8%, 2% of acrylic fibers, 1.5% for polyamides , the remaining 3% for other fiber.
Nonwoven consumption has significantly increased the amount of applications in hygiene absorbent materials, medicine, transportation, footwear with textile materials.
Second, non-woven fabric production and consumption
Global consumption of non-woven fabric for 800,000 tons in 1983, and by 1985 grew to 1.1 million tonnes in 1988 to 1.4 million tons, to the 1998 global non-woven consumption reached 2.4 million tons, is expected by 2005, its consumption reached 3.7 million tons.
Used for various textile man-made fiber consumption in 1983 to 16.9 million tons, from 1988 to 20.4 million tons in 1998 reached 30.4 million tons, estimated that by 2005, the consumption of 37 million tons, 2007 up to 38.3 million tonnes.
Consumption of man-made fiber non-woven fabric production growth is expected in 2005, the consumption growth rates of up to 10%, by 2007 to reach 10.4%. Leads to non-woven industrial consumption is growing so fast in part because as China, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, the secondary industry increased.
Third factors that affect the growth rate, non-woven cloth
All the factors that influence the growth of synthetic fibers are more or less with a synthetic fiber as raw material for textiles has a certain impact, maximum effect on non-woven textiles. Effect of population growth on non-woven smaller than other textiles for apparel. But if you take into account the non-woven cloth baby diapers in the important application of the population growth is also an important factor. Natural fiber parts be replaced and greater impact on textile, but have little effect on non-woven, because the non-woven production largely depend on man-made fibers.
Man-made fibers in business development and professional application of non-woven fabric: due to international economic treaties of establishment, micro-fiber, compound fiber , biodegradable fibers and trading access to the growth of new polyester fiber. This is a powerful affection of non-woven, but had little effect on apparel and knitted textiles. Instead of textiles and other goods: This includes non-woven textiles, knitted textiles, foam, wood, leather and other plastic films, polyurea replaced. This is required by the products with cost and performance requirements. Introduction of new, more economical, more efficient production processes: which is made from polymer of various items, competitive new nonwoven applications and specialty fibers and non-woven textile additives introduced.
Three fibers used in the production of non-woven fabric as polypropylene fiber (total 62%), polyester fibre (total 24%) and synthetic fibre (total 8%). In the 1970-1985 years, most applications in the production of non-woven fabrics of viscose synthetic fibre. Between 2000-2005 in the field of health and absorption materials and medical textiles, application of polypropylene fiber and fiber began to predominate. In the early days of non-woven fabric production and market, nylon is very large, since 1998, acrylic fiber consumption began to rise, particularly in the leather manufacturing area.
In the construction of many large Chinese projects, such as the three gorges project, xiaolangdi engineering , environmental engineering, development of the Western region, infrastructure and so on, which would greatly facilitate the geotextile, filtration materials, waterproof materials, packaging material consumption. Incomes of Chinese consumers also will pull all kinds of sanitary absorbent products and materials for air filtration, medical supplies and protective sports goods consumption. Therefore, non-woven fabric industry in China has great potential for growth in the future.