Statistics: nonwoven fabric production in Asia, 2017
This report includes statistical data and analysis of nonwoven fabric production in Asia for the period 2008-16, and provides detailed data for China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. In addition, the data are broken down by the type of nonwoven fabric produced, including: chemical bonded; thermal bonded; needlepunched; spunlaced; spunbonded and meltblown; other dry-laid; and wet-laid. China was Asia's largest producer of nonwoven fabrics in 2016, and production in the country was up significantly compared with the previous year. There were also increases in nonwoven fabric production in India, Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan. In Japan, however, nonwoven fabric production was down. The most important category of nonwoven fabrics produced in Asia in 2016 was that of spunbonded and meltblown nonwoven fabrics. Looking to the future, nonwoven fabric production in Asia will continue to grow at a healthy pace.