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The 6th edition of the Worldwide Outlook for the
Nonwovens Industry Report is ready

State of the art statistics and analysis of the total worldwide production and outlook for nonwovens

Purchase to receive the most accurate representation of the total worldwide production and outlook for nonwovens, a joint publication of EDANA and INDA, leading nonwovens associations. This comprehensive new report highlights nonwovens production dynamics and trends in the nonwovens industry that are accurate, reliable, and actionable providing historical data for 2008, 2013, and 2018, and a forecast for 2023.

Included in this comprehensive resource:

  • Industry Macro-Drivers (economic and population historical data with forecasts)
  • Nonwoven Supply (by region, technology, raw material consumption, and investment requirements by region)
  • Nonwoven Demand (by end use by region)
  • International Nonwoven Trade Flows (by region)

Acquire business intelligence on the global nonwovens industry with reliable, actionable data from the industry experts.

Among the highlights of the report: 

  • In the historical period (2008–2018) production increased 5.7%, lead by growth in spunbond/spunmelt and drylaid hydroentanglement.
  • China leads the growth in production, adding an additional 3.3 million tonnes from the end of 2008 through to 2018, representing a 10.8% annual growth rate.
  • Across the nonwoven end use segments, transportation and wipes production expanded at the fastest rates, while absorbent hygiene applications recorded the highest incremental volume, with 1.3 million tonnes.


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