As of 1998, the world's non-woven fabric consumption ha […]
As of 1998, the world's non-woven fabric consumption has reached 2.4 million tons. In 1970, its consumption was only 400,000 tons, and by 2007, its consumption is expected to reach 4 million tons.
Producers of nonwovens are mainly concentrated in the United States (41% of the world), Western Europe accounts for 30%, Japan accounts for 8%, China's output only accounts for 3.5% of the world, and its consumption is 17.5% of the world's .
Man-made fibers still dominate the production of nonwovens, and before 2007, this situation will not change much. 63% of the fibers used in non-woven fabric production worldwide are polypropylene, 23% polyester, 8% viscose, 2% acrylic fiber, 1.5% polyamide, and the remaining 3% are other fiber.
Non-woven fabrics have seen a significant increase in the use of hygienic absorbent materials, pharmaceuticals, vehicles, and textile materials for shoemaking.