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Nonwovens for apparel and home textiles: profiles of four key producers

Nonwovens for apparel and home textiles: profiles of four key producers

Nonwoven fabrics are highly versatile and can be designed to provide specific functions, including absorbency, flame retardancy, liquid repellence, stretch and washability. As such, nonwoven fabrics have long been used in a variety of technical applications including: agriculture and horticulture; automotive; building and construction; filtration; medical and hygiene; packaging; and wipes. However, nonwoven fabrics also offer scope for manufacturers of apparel and home textiles to innovate and add value to their products. For example, nonwoven fabrics can be used to create temperature regulating apparel, insulating apparel, and furniture upholstery which is resistant to creasing. Key companies which produce nonwovens for apparel and home textiles applications include Ahlstrom, DuPont, Freudenberg Performance Materials, and Sandler. This report profiles these four key players, and provides the latest information about their business activities, business strategies and products – with a specific focus on nonwoven fabrics for apparel and home applications. The report also includes the latest data on the size of the nonwovens market.


  • SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
  • AHLSTROM
    • Introduction
    • Filtration & Performance
    • Specialties
    • Recent developments
      • Table Ahlstrom: key events, 2001-18
  • DUPONT
    • Introduction
    • Internationalisation strategy
    • Markets
    • Products
    • Personal protective apparel
    • Kevlar
    • Nomex
    • ProShield
    • Tychem
    • Tyvek
    • Recent developments
      • Table DuPont: key events, 2002-15
  • FREUDENBERG PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
    • Introduction
    • Company structure
    • International strategy
    • Marketing strategy
    • Products and technologies
    • Nonwoven fabrics for apparel interlinings
      • Table Freudenberg: key events, 2000-15
  • SANDLER
    • Introduction
    • Manufacturing facilities
    • Products and markets
    • Nonwoven fabrics for mattresses and bedding
    • Nonwoven fabrics for upholstery and outdoor furniture
    • Other products and markets
      • Table Sandler: key events, 1879-2016

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