Non woven is an important part of the development and growth of the global fiber industry. In the era of rapid change, the development trend of non woven fabric deserves attention.
For more than 40 years, the production and consumption of non woven have maintained an almost continuous growth trend. This development and expansion has created an exciting huge fiber consumption industry. No matter what the standard is, it has become a major material and technology. It performs well in the global textile fiber industry, and the development speed of textile fiber accounts for about half of it.
There are many high growth points in this industry. It is worth mentioning that disposable medical non woven field. This material has a long growth potential. It is estimated that by 2025, the compound annual growth rate will reach 6.5~7.5%. Although weight reduction is advocated in almost every application field of materials, each field still maintains a high development trend. The characteristic of this dynamic industry is to improve the use efficiency and reduce the area density.
The second key feature of the non woven market is its difference from the global textile fiber market in terms of materials. Although polyester fiber occupies a larger share in the field of textile fiber, accounting for almost 50%, polypropylene is in the leading position in the market. Spunbonded materials are the fastest growing and largest materials among them. In terms of the current development speed, spunbonded materials may account for nearly 50%.
Polyester is also very important, and it is an important pillar of the spunlaced and needled market. The health sector is still the most important driver of the non woven end market, which promotes the accelerated development of spunbonded technology.
The capacity of non woven for technology may be smaller than that of disposable products, but it is of high value. Such as geotextiles, building materials, etc. The materials used in these fields are generally made of fiber mixtures such as glass fibers.
The application of bicomponent fibers is another rapidly developing field, which has shifted from professional applications to mainstream applications. These complex skin core structural fibers have the advantages of increased strength, low-temperature adhesion, increased fluffy, loose thickness and elasticity. This technology can be used in the processing of various resins.
As the core of the non woven industry, innovation strengthens the position of the industry as one of the advanced material fields. For example, nonwoven wipes tend to use trilobal short fibers, which can provide softness and increase specific surface area.
Sustainability is a key factor in the market, as evidenced by the increasing use of recycled fibers. For example, recycled polyester and natural bio based polymer materials such as polylactic acid are used.
There is a parallel but related drive to improve sustainability, especially disposable products. The growth in the use of washable materials in wiping cloth is the best witness. Most of these products are produced by wet Spunlaced technology and use mixtures of cellulose fibers, such as pulp and adhesives. Washability is an important topic. The industry is using more innovative fiber technologies to solve the problem of the disintegration of wet tissue.
With the development and progress of modern society, non woven is more and more widely used in all fields of social life. Understanding the development trend of non woven fabric will help people further understand this industry.
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