Non-woven fabric industry development situation
Development of prediction
First, the non-woven textile industry has made great development in recent years
By 1998, the world's non-woven consumption has reached 2.4 million tons. In 1970, it consumed only 400,000 tons. By 2007, it is expected to consume 4 million tons. Non-woven non-woven manufacturers are mainly concentrated in the United States (accounting for 41% of the world), Western Europe accounts for 30%, Japan accounts for 8%, China's output only accounts for 3.5% of the world, its consumption is 17.5% of the world. By 2007, China's production is expected to account for 7 percent of world production and its consumption will increase to 21 percent.
At present, man-made fibers still dominate the production of non-woven fabrics, and this situation will not change significantly before 2007. Of THE FIBRES USED IN NON-WOVEN FABRICS WORLDWIDE, 63% ARE POLYPROPYLENE, 23% ARE POLYESTER, 8% ARE VISCOSE, 2% ARE ACRYLIC FIBRES, 1.5% ARE POLYAMIDE AND THE REMAINING 3% ARE OTHER FIBRES.
In recent years, the application of non-woven fabrics in health absorbing materials, medicine, transportation, and shoe textile materials has increased significantly.
Two, non-woven production and consumption
Global non-woven consumption in 1983 for 800,000 tons, and by 1985 increased to 110 tons, 1988 for 1.4 million tons, in 1998, global non-woven consumption reached 2.4 million tons, is expected to 2005, its consumption can reach 3.7 million tons.
The consumption of man-made fibres for various textiles increased from 16.9 million tonnes in 1983 to 20.4 million tonnes in 1988 and 30.4 million tonnes in 1998. It is expected to reach 37 million tonnes by 2005 and 38.3 million tonnes by 2007.
The growth rate of man-made fiber consumption in non-woven fabric production is expected to reach 10% by 2005 and 10.4% by 2007. Industrial consumption of non-woven fabrics is growing so fast partly because of the increase in ancillary industries in China, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Three, non-woven factors affecting the growth rate
All the factors that influence the growth of artificial fiber can have a certain influence on the textile with artificial fiber as raw material, and the influence on the non-woven textile is the biggest. The influence of population growth factor on non-woven fabrics is less than that of other textiles used for clothing. But if you consider the important application of non-woven fabrics in baby diapers, population growth is also an important factor.
The replacement of natural fibers has a greater impact on textiles, but not on non-woven fabrics, because the production of non-woven fabrics is basically dependent on man-made fibers.
Commercial DEVELOPMENT OF MAN-MADE FIBERS AND PROFESSIONAL APPLICATION of non-WOVEN FABRICS: Due to the establishment of international economic treaties, the trade of microfibers, composite fibers, biodegradable fibers and new polyester fibers has been increased. This has a great impact on non-woven fabrics, but has little impact on clothing and knitting textiles. Replacement of textiles and other articles: This includes non-woven textiles, knitted textiles, plastic film, polyurea foam, wood pulp, leather, etc. This is determined by the cost and performance requirements that the product needs to have. The INTRODUCTION OF NEW, more ECONOMICAL AND EFFICIENT production processes: NAMELY, the application of new competitive non-woven fabrics made of various items from polymers and the introduction of special fibers and non-woven textile additives.
The top THREE fibers USED in non-woven fabric production are POLYPROPYLENE (62% of the total), POLYESTER (24% of the total) and viscose (8% of the total). During 1970 ~ 1985, viscose fiber was used most in the production of non-woven fabrics. However, in the last five years, polypropylene fibers and polyester fibers have become dominant in the field of sanitary absorbent materials and medical textiles. In the early non-woven fabric production market, the use of nylon was large, from 1998 onwards, the use of acrylic fiber began to rise, especially in the field of artificial leather manufacturing.