According to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the nation’s production of disposable diapers in March 2017 increased by 11.4% in terms of weight over the same month of last year to 81,448 tons, and by 11.1% in quantity to 2,225.44 million sheets. Production continued to grow during January-March 2017, with growths of 8.6% and 10.1% respectively to 217,622 tons, 5,996.23 million sheets. First-quarter production increased for both types for adults and babies.
According to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the nation’s production of nonwoven fabrics in March 2017 decreased by 1.9% compared to the same month of last year to 28,371 tons, thus decreasing for the ninth consecutive month. The factor for the production decrease is that spunbonded fabric makers are increasing the capacities of their overseas production bases and a part of production has been shifted to these bases. Production increased for chemical bonded, needle-punched, spunlaced and wet-laid nonwovens. Spunbond/meltblown nonwovens production has been decreasing since June 2016. Nonwoven fabric production during January-March 2017 declined by 4.3% year-on-year to 80,706 tons.
Karl Mayer can look back on an excellent Techtextil. Hagen Lotzmann, Sales Director at Karl Mayer Technische Textilien GmbH, says, “We are absolutely delighted with our participation in the fair. Together with JEC World, Techtextil once again proved to be one of the most important exhibitions for us.” About 200 high-level conversations took place on the Karl Mayer stand. Most visitors came from Germany, followed by Turkey, Poland and India. Many customers came to discuss projects, customer trials and machine purchases, and some sales contracts were even signed. The company also made some important new contacts. “Techtextil is a fantastic fair in terms of sales,” affirmed Bastian Fritsch, Karl Mayer’s […]