Non-woven textiles are engineered fabrics that are used for making different products. It can be used in making wipes, gas or liquid filtration, surgical fabrics, clothing, building, leather goods, etc. It is impossible to imagine our life without non-woven textile. Due to the technological advancement, this sector is growing. The growing need for hygiene is also one of the reasons for its growth. Here are the latest trends in this industry.
Steep growth in future
By 2020, it is expected that the worth of non-woven textile industry will be $50 billion. The hygiene sector will be the prominent player in this growth. Within 2020, the usage of this textile will grow to about 12 million tonnes. The overall global rate is expected to be 6 to 7 percent. Asia is expected to be the biggest consumer of non-woven textiles.
Spunlaid will be the main web forming process
The spunlaid non-woven is expected to grow at a rate of 7.5% by 2020. It is used in medical textiles. About 6.3 million tonnes of spunlaid non-woven textile is expected to be consumed by 2020.
Growth in disposable non-wovens
This growth is expected due to the demand for disposable products like baby diapers and feminine hygiene products demanded by the upper and middle-class people.
Reduction in basis weight
The trend of reducing the basis weight will continue. It lowers the cost of raw materials, warehouse, and shipping. Lightweight spunbonds, meltblowns, etc. are used in non-wovens.
The major reason behind the growth of this industry is that people are becoming wealthier and they can afford more disposable products. They are also becoming more aware of hygiene and the environment. So, the demand for non-woven textiles is on the rise.