We also offer a flexible subscription product,
the Multi Report Package,
which allows you to select your own choice of reports from our full range,
to suit your own budget. Click here for full details.
The world nonwovens industry: part 3 -- 20 medium sized producers, 1st quarter 2005
published in Issue 59, 3rd-4th quarters 2004
Medium sized producers of nonwoven roll goods—those which rank 11-30 among the world’s leading companies—play a major role in shaping the global nonwovens business. Global sales of nonwoven roll goods grew by about 5% to US$14 bn in 2003 as the global economy recovered. Sales of medium sized companies, which range from US$88 mn to US$167 mn, accounted collectively for US$2,453 mn— about 18% of the total for the leading 40.
Companies ranking 11-30 include long established as well as new players. Hollingsworth & Vose has been in the business for over 160 years. But Western Nonwovens is a relatively new company. These two US-based companies ranked 12th and 22nd respectively in 2003.
Asahi Kasei has doubled its production of cupra-based nonwovens and formed an alliance with Milliken to help boost sales. Hollingsworth & Vose is developing a new generation of advanced cure resin (ACR) air and liquid filter media for a new generation of products. Elsewhere, IMP Group has developed Edilfiber, a thermal bonded polyester product, providing sound insulation in buildings. Concert Industries has completed two lines in Gatineau, Canada. Fibertex plans to add a second line to its multi-beam spunmelt facility in Malaysia, its first operation outside Denmark. Avgol has formed a joint venture with Hubei GoldKinglong to establish a spunmelt plant in Jingmen City, China. And in October 2004 Tenotex, the world’s 28th biggest nonwovens producer, was purchased by the world’s number four, BBA Fiberweb.
Technical Textile Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries.
What's in it? Each issue contains data and expert analysis on key industry topics, including: automotive technical textiles; biopolymers; chemical protective textiles; circularity; composites; e-textiles; environmental sustainability; filter media; flame resistant fabrics; glass fibre; graphene; Industry 4.0; insulation; medical textiles; military textiles; nonwoven specialities; personal protective equipment (PPE); synthetic fibre; and wearable technology.
A single issue of Technical Textile Markets includes:
an editorial think-piece on a topical issue from an industry expert a report on the latest product developments and innovations a profile of the world's top producers of nonwovens a main feature on a new or established market a round-up of the latest business newsstatistical data and analysis of fibre and fabric production in a key geographical market
An annual subscription to Technical Textile Markets is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries. Subscriptions are available in printed and/or digital formats. Printed and digital subscribers receive each issue in printed format in addition to a digital PDF file, which is available immediately on publication. Subscribers also receive a complementary digital subscription to Technical Textiles Business Update, delivered directly by email once a month. This free supplement contains essential information on business news and the latest product developments.
Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Technical Textile Markets is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.
This is what our customers say:
"I must congratulate your editorial team for the mammoth data collated from across the world, issue after issue; the data … is quite well researched and generally difficult to find."
(Sanjay Chawla; Editor in Chief; DFU Publications)