What are the factors that affect the growth rate of non-woven fabrics?

Update:01 Aug 2022
Jiaxing Wanxin New Material Co., Ltd. introduced that all the factors that affect the growth of man-made fibers can more or less have a certain impact on textiles made of man-made fibers, among which non-woven textiles have the greatest impact. The impact of population growth on non-woven fabrics is smaller than other textiles used for apparel. But if one considers the important application of nonwovens in baby diapers, population growth is also an important factor. The replacement of natural fibers has a greater impact on textiles, but has little impact on non-woven fabrics, because the production of non-woven fabrics basically depends on man-made fibers.

Commercial development of man-made fibers and professional application of non-woven fabrics: Due to the establishment of international economic treaties, the trade in microfibers, composite fibers, biodegradable fibers and new polyester fibers has grown. This has a great impact on non-woven fabrics, but has little impact on apparel and knitted textiles. Substitution of textiles and other items: This includes substitution by non-woven textiles, knitted textiles, plastic films, polyurea foam, wood pulp, leather, etc. This is determined by the cost and performance requirements that the product needs to have. The introduction of new, more economical and efficient production processes: namely, the application of various articles made from polymers, the application of new competitive non-woven fabrics, and the introduction of special fibers and additives for non-woven textiles.

The three major fibers used in the production of nonwovens are polypropylene fibers (62% of the total), polyester fibers (24% of the total) and viscose fibers (8% of the total). From 1970 to 1985, the application of viscose fiber in the production of non-woven fabrics was the most. However, in the past five years, in the field of sanitary absorbent materials and medical textiles, the application of polypropylene fibers and polyester fibers has begun to dominate. Non-woven bag manufacturers introduced that in the early non-woven production market, the amount of nylon was very large. Since 1998, the amount of acrylic fiber began to rise, especially in the field of artificial leather manufacturing.