2016 Report about the development of nonwoven industry in China mainland

Production of 2014-2016 nonwovens by technology

2016 Main end-uses of China mainland nonwovens

In general speaking, the situation of 2016 China mainland’s nonwovens production was totally smooth and stable, the output grewup to 10.85% compared with 2015, some enterprises' profit was less than before as production cost increasing.

As per processing technology

1) dry-laid : spunlaced production grew up to 18.85% compared with 2015 (hygienic, heath care

and medical products increase esp. exported products)

2) spunmelt production grew up to 9.49%, as PP SS & SMXS composite nonwovens new

lines for medical, health care and hygiene etc. were put in production in 2015.

3) Wet-laid production grew up to 18.33%, compared with 2015, imported and localized

wetlaid lines were put in production as flushable hygienic nonwovens’ demand and wetlaid nonwoven production line investments with high output.

As per products usage

- Medical, Health care and hygiene products grew up to15.22%

- Household wipes and Cleaning Materials grew up to 13.21%

- Filter media grew up to15.05%

- Automobile interiors grew up to 6.52% because China Automobile production in 2016 reached more 28 million.

Challenge and Opportunity

- industry, product and technology structure will be continually adjusted

- strethening innovation (including technical ,market and sales model innovation.)

- increasing high added value’s products production 

Huge developing potentiality of nonwovens as China’s industrialized, citilized in large scale, sustainable & harmonized development strategies until 2020

<Article source: Nonwovens Asia Magazine 2017.03>