First, the development of non-woven textile industry
As of 1998, the world's consumption of non-woven fabrics has reached 2 million 400 thousand tons. In 1970, its consumption is only 400 thousand tons, and by 2007, its consumption is expected to reach 400.
Nonwoven fabrics are mainly concentrated in the United States (41% of the world), Western Europe accounts for 30%, Japan accounts for 8%, and China's output accounts for only 3.5% of the world, and its consumption is 17.5% in the world.
Artificial fiber still dominates the production of non-woven fabrics, and there will be no big change until 2007. In the world, 63% of the fibers used in the production of non-woven fabrics are polypropylene, 23% are polyester, 8% is viscose, 2% is acrylic fiber, 1.5% is polyamide, and the remaining 3% is other fibers.
The application of non-woven fabrics in sanitary absorption materials, medical uses, transportation tools and textile materials for shoes making has increased significantly.
Two. Production and consumption of non-woven fabrics
The global non-woven fabric consumption was 800 thousand tons in 1983, compared with 1 million 100 thousand tons in 1985 and 1 million 400 thousand tons in 1988. By 1998, the global non-woven fabric consumption reached 2 million 400 thousand tons. It was expected to reach 3 million 700 thousand tons in 2005.
The consumption of synthetic fibers for various textiles was 16 million 900 thousand tons in 1983, to 20 million 400 thousand tons in 1988 and 30 million 400 thousand tons in 1998. It is expected to consume 37 million tons in 2005 and 38 million 300 thousand tons in 2007.