Non woven fabrics are also known as non-woven fabrics. In the transformation and development of domestic chemical fiber industry, industrial textiles dominated by non-woven fabrics have become another hot spot. At the same time, as the raw material of baby diapers, adult incontinence, female hygiene products and other absorbent hygiene products, the supply and demand of non-woven fabrics are also growing.
In the market of developing countries, with the improvement of residents’ health awareness and medical care awareness, the increase of economic income, the increase of infant population and total population, and the rapid development of manufacturing industry, technical progress and innovation in the non-woven field have been stimulated, and many local enterprises have emerged in the market. In vertical fields, such as health, medical, automobile, filtration, agriculture and geotextile, nonwoven materials have huge market potential.
In the developed country market, there are many multinational companies, good channels, high market maturity, strong management team, and technological and financial advantages. Enterprises increase investment, improve production capacity, introduce new technologies into products, and the downstream health, agriculture, clothing and other industries increase. The market demand for non-woven fabrics is growing.
It is analyzed according to the feasibility study report of non-woven fabric project (2022-2027 edition) reported by China Research Institute of Industry.
As an important branch of the pharmaceutical industry, the health materials and medical supplies industry covers health materials, surgical dressings, drug packaging materials, excipients and other medical products for internal and surgical use. Among them, sanitary materials mainly refer to articles that disappear or change the form of things used by clinical and medical technology departments of hospitals in the process of diagnosis and treatment, examination, inspection, surgery and treatment for patients, as well as commonly used sanitary materials for family and personal care, such as disposable masks, surgical gowns, production bags, urethral catheterization bags, gastroscope pads, sanitary cotton swabs, degreasing cotton balls, etc. Medical dressings are medical and sanitary materials used to temporarily cover various wounds and wounds to protect them from bacterial infection and other external factors, protect the wounds and promote healing.
The domestic non-woven fabric industry is a completely competitive industry. The overall situation of the industry is that the enterprises are small in scale, numerous in number, low in industry concentration, strong in the east and weak in the west, and fierce in competition. In terms of scale, most non-woven enterprises in China are small in scale, large in number and low in industry concentration. After years of development, industrial clusters such as Pengchang Town in Hubei Province, Xialu Town in Zhejiang Province and Zhitang Town in Jiangsu Province have been formed. From the regional perspective, the distribution of the national non-woven fabric industry is unbalanced, and there are many non-woven fabric factories in coastal provinces and cities with large production capacity; In some provinces and cities in the mainland, there are few factories in the northwest and southwest regions, and the production capacity is weak, forming a situation where the strength of the eastern region is strong and the strength of the western region is weak.
From the perspective of the capacity utilization rate of listed non-woven enterprises, the average capacity utilization rate of listed non-woven enterprises in 2020 will be about 90%. The data of China Industrial Textile Industry Association shows that the non-woven production will reach 8.788 million tons in 2020, so it can be inferred that the non-woven production capacity in 2020 will be about 9.76 million tons.
In 2021, the China Industrial Textile Industry Association released the “Top 10 Enterprises in China’s Nonwovens Industry in 2020/2021″, among which the capacity concentration of the top four enterprises with capacity data disclosed according to the eight public information is 5.1%, and that of the eight enterprises is 7.9%. It can be seen that the production capacity of the nonwoven industry is relatively dispersed and the concentration of production capacity is low.
With the rapid development of China’s economy and the continuous increase of residents’ income, the demand for non-woven fabric industry has not been fully released. For example, the market for sanitary napkins and baby diapers is very broad, with an annual demand of hundreds of thousands of tons. With the opening of the second child, the demand is surging. Medical treatment is gradually developed, and China’s population is aging seriously. The use of non-woven fabrics in medical and health care is also showing a rapid growth trend. Hot rolled cloth, SMS cloth, air mesh cloth, filter material, insulating cloth, geotextile and medical cloth are widely used in industry and engineering, and the market is growing.
In addition, in the fields of disposable sanitary absorbent materials and wiping products, the consumption upgrading trend is very obvious. With the development of economy, people have higher and higher requirements for the functionality, comfort and convenience of health care products. Non woven fabrics with specific attributes are more and more widely used in related fields, and the growth rate of sales of disposable non-woven fabrics continues to be higher than the growth rate of the overall non-woven fabrics. In the future, in terms of disposable absorbent materials and wiping supplies, the technical upgrading of non-woven fabrics (performance improvement, unit weight reduction, etc.) is still the major trend.
For more information on the development prospects of the non-woven fabric industry, please refer to the Feasibility Study Report of the Non woven Fabric Project 2022-2027.
Post time: Nov-07-2022