China International Nonwovens Expo (CINE) will be held from June 21 to 23. The expo last year featured over 80 exhibitors, with nonwovens products for medical, filtration, building and other industries on display. It is ideally suited for companies in the fields of nonwoven and nonwoven products, machinery and ancillaries for nonwovens, raw materials and chemicals for nonwovens, and nonwoven industry related services.
China is the world’s largest producer, exporter and consumer of nonwoven fabrics, and over the past decade, growth in these three areas has been rapid. From 2011-15, nonwovens output grew on an average annual growth rate of 11.7 per cent. The country now occupies 40 per cent of global output. During this same period, sales of nonwovens in China grew 21.6 per cent while exports increased by 13.9 per cent.
From 2016-20, Asia is expected to occupy 47.1 per cent of the global market consumption share. Within Asia, China, India and Japan will account for 77 per cent of nonwoven consumption, with China alone predicted to comprise around 57 per cent of this consumption. Efforts to reduce industrial pollution in China have led to a surge in demand for filtration nonwovens. New requirements for cleaner air and water and lower carbon-dioxide output are driving growth in the filtration nonwoven industry.