Disposable goods accounted for 71% of nonwovens sales in 2016. Disposables markets include consumer, filtration, and medical. Demand for nonwovens used in disposable goods is expected to increase 3.2% per year to US$5.6 billion in 2021. These and other trends are presented in Nonwovens Market in the US, 7th Edition, a new study from The Freedonia Group. Gains will be driven by: Nonwovens’ potential for a wide range of formulations and performance characteristics suitable to disposables Continued penetration into many disposables, including filters and adult diapers Ongoing development of more advanced and value-added nonwovens to enhance the performance of disposables Consumer markets, including wipes and personal hygiene products, accounted […]
According to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the nation’s production of nonwoven fabrics during January-June 2017 decreased by 1.3% compared to the first half of 2016 to 167,422 tons. The production decrease is attributed to the fact that makers are moving their production abroad. By category, spunbonded/meltblown fabric production fell 6.3% to 50,482 tons, because makers moved a portion of their production overseas. Meanwhile, the production of chemical-bonded, needle-punched, spunlaced and wet-laid nonwovens was vigorous.
Dainichi Giken Co., Ltd., a pioneer of aqueous inorganic polymers in Japan, announced that it has co-developed a new aqueous transparent flame-retardant coating, Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear, in partnership with Daimaru Kogyo Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese chemical trading company, and Teijin Limited, a technology-driven company with businesses in advanced fibers, plastics and films, composites, healthcare and information technology. Sales of Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear will start on September 1st. Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear is the world’s first halogen-free aqueous transparent acrylic flame-retardant coating, and significantly improves the flame retardancy of diverse combustibles, including timbers, papers, fibers, rubbers and plastics. The transparent coating is simply applied to […]