Nonwoven Fabrics

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Introduction13
Manufacturing processes15
Staple fiber preparation15
Web formation15
Drylaid15
Airlaid15
Wetlaid15
Spunlaid16
Spunbonding16
Melt blowing16
Composites16
Flashspun16
Bonding16
Chemical bonding17
Thermal bonding17
Mechanical entanglement17
Stitch bonding18
Supply and demand by region19
North America19
Producing companies19
Salient statistics25
Consumption27
By fiber27
Polypropylene28
Polyester28
Rayon28
Polyethylene29
Nylon29
Acrylic29
Cotton and other natural fibers29
By end use29
Disposable applications31
Wipes31
Hygiene33
Filtration35
Medical/surgical36
Industrial garments37
Other37
Durable applications38
Geotextiles38
Furnishings/bedding40
Building and construction41
Automotive fabrics42
Floor covering backings43
Agricultural/landscaping44
Coated/laminated substrates45
Electric components45
Other46
Price47
Trade47
Latin America49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics51
Consumption51
Europe53
Producing companies53
Salient statistics65
Production65
Consumption67
By fiber67
Polypropylene68
Polyester69
Rayon69
Nylon69
Other69
By end use69
Hygiene72
Wipes72
Construction/geotextiles72
Filtration73
Automotive fabrics73
Price73
Trade74
Middle East and Africa75
Producing companies75
Salient statistics79
Production80
Consumption81
Trade81
Japan83
Producing companies83
Salient statistics85
Production86
Consumption86
By fiber87
By end use88
Medical and hygiene89
Wipes and consumer goods90
Home furnishings90
Apparel90
Industrial90
Price91
Trade91
China92
Producing companies92
Salient statistics97
Production97
Consumption98
Hygiene98
Automotive fabrics98
Packaging99
Construction/geotextiles99
Medical/surgical99
Wipes/home furnishings99
Apparel99
Price99
Trade 100
Other Asia 101
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 104
Consumption 104
Trade 106
Oceania 107
Producing companies 107
Salient statistics 107
Consumption 107
Bibliography 108
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