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As the most cost-effective and highly flexible non-woven technology, spunbond/spunmelt non-woven fabrics occupy the largest share of the entire market. Although needle punching, spunlace, hot air and other technologies are now popularizing and joining the competition, The output is still far behind the spunbond/spunmelt technology. It is estimated that from 2017 to 2022, the global spunbond/spunmelt non-woven fabrics will increase to about 4.8 million tons, which is equivalent to an annual growth rate of 1.8%.
The largest market for spunbond/spunmelt non-woven fabrics is medical supplies (masks, protective clothing, etc.), disposable sanitary products (baby/adult diapers, feminine care products), accounting for two-thirds of the total non-woven fabrics . In addition, spunbond/spunmelt non-woven fabrics are also used in other important markets, such as automobile anti-collision coating, construction geotextile, wall and other packaging materials, and home decoration.
The demand for spunbond/spunmelt non-woven fabrics for medical and disposable sanitary products will drive growth. The main driving factors are consumption driving force, medical protection demand, health demand, birth rate, aging, market penetration rate and so on.
With the improvement of consumption level and social development, the application of medical and disposable sanitary non-woven fabrics in packaging materials for antibacterial articles has entered a rapid development and renewal state. Antibacterial medical non-woven fabrics as the final material have successively entered the disinfection supply centers of various hospitals at all levels; disposable antibacterial sanitary non-woven fabrics have also become popular products.
The development of antibacterial non-woven fabrics
Some leading non-woven fabric manufacturers at home and abroad have invested in antibacterial non-woven fabric production lines in order to seize opportunities in the medical and disposable sanitary products market, thereby increasing sales. The largest non-woven fabric manufacturers in Southeast Asia all adopt spunbond/spunmelt technology and focus on the hygiene market. According to forecasts, by 2020, the spunbond/spunmelt production capacity in Southeast Asia will reach 263,000 tons, of which 114,000 tons or 43% will come from Thailand, 97,000 tons or 37% in Malaysia, and 52,000 tons or 20% in Indonesia. Spunbond/spunmelt non-woven fabric technology is taking a healthy and changing pace. While the production lines continue to meet market demand, each company must actively respond to market challenges and increasing health needs. Improving the bulkiness and softness of non-woven fabrics is very important, and antibacterial is also the top priority. These technical requirements fully reflect the vitality of non-woven fabric manufacturing technology.