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Spotlight on Spunlace

Spunlace is making impacts on the nonwoven industry. Consider this. According to Nonwovens Industry: "With the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic still raging on around the world, demand for wipes—especially disinfecting and hand sanitizing wipes—remains high, which has sparked high demand for the materials that make them such as spunlace nonwovens. "Spunlace or hydroentangled nonwovens in wipes consumed a projected total of 877,700 tons of material worldwide in 2020. This is up from 777,700 tons in 2019, according to the latest data from the Smithers’ market report – The Future of Global Nonwoven Wipes to 2025. "Total value (at constant...

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Nonwoven Fabrics Market

Consider this outlook on the future of the nonwovens market. According to Markets and Markets: "The global nonwoven fabrics market size is projected to grow from USD 40.5 billion in 2020 to USD 53.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2020 to 2025. The growth of the nonwoven fabrics market is attributed to the increase in demand for nonwoven products & solutions for hygiene, medical, construction, and filtration applications. The key growth drivers of the nonwoven fabrics market are the growth of the modern healthcare sector in the emerging markets, rise in birth rate, and increase in...

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Meltblown—Nonwovens' Golden Fleece

When it comes to nonwovens, meltblown is top. According to Nonwovens Industry: "During the past 12 months, as the globe has faced the challenges of a global pandemic, meltblown nonwovens have emerged as a crucial element in protecting against the Coronavirus. These materials comprise the key effective layer in N95 face masks and respirators and were found to be in extremely short supply at in early 2020 as the Coronavirus spread across the globe. "This shortage won’t last long, however, as dozens, if not hundreds of meltblown lines are slowly coming onstream across the globe to meet demand for face...

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Why are melt blown fabric masks better than cloth masks?

When it comes to masks, cloth may not be the best option. Consider this. According to Medium: "A mask as a net for your face. "This net keeps bad things out, like a mosquito net. For the net to be effective, the mesh of the net needs to be small so the bad things can’t leak inside. So what is the difference between “cloth” and “melt blown fabric”? "They are made differently — woven fabrics and knits are a series of strings tied together in different formations. "Melt Blown Fabric, on the other hand, is a pile of really thin...

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Spunmelt Nonwovens Surge

There has been an increase in demand for spunmelt nonwoven fabric. According to Nonwovens Industry: "The surge in demand for medical fabrics and other personal protective equipment has led to a surge in demand for spunmelt nonwovens globally. Because this surge came at time where the supply versus demand picture was already tight, manufacturers had to scramble to complete already-announced investments to plan new ones. "Industry estimates put the level of new investment in 2020 at about 210,000 tons with about three-quarters of this capacity centered on Reicofil 5 technology. In 2021, another 166,000 tons of spunmelt technology is expected...

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Non-woven Fabrics/Textiles Market 2021

Here is an outlook on the non-woven fabrics market for 2021. According to MarketWatch: "The global “Non-woven Fabrics/Textiles Market” Report deliver comprehensive analysis of the market structure along with forecast of the various segments and sub-segments of the Non-woven Fabrics/Textiles market. Report cover strategic profiling of key players in the market, comprehensively analysing their core competencies, and drawing a competitive landscape for the market. "Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market shares have been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and...

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Pultrusion picks up speed in automotive applications

The automotive industry has been using pultrusion more and more. According to CompositesWorld.com: "Pultrusion is one of the most cost-effective processes for manufacturing high-volume composite parts. Most commonly associated with glass fiber-reinforced profiles used in construction and corrosion-resistance applications, tailored pultrusions for automotive applications — including bumper beams, roof beams, front-end support systems, door intrusion beams, chassis rails and transmission tunnels — were highlighted as a key area for growth by the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA, Frankfurt, Germany) in its 2018 World Pultrusion Conference report. "Two commercial launches highlighted at CAMX 2018 (Oct. 16-18, Dallas, TX, US) seem to...

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Development Trends in Filter Paper Market 2021

The filter paper market has developed of a few trends in 2021. According to MarketWatch: "Worldwide “Filter Paper Market” research reports provide a 5 year pre-historic and forecast for the sector and include data on socio-economic data of global. These reports provide a comprehensive overview of the global market size, growth, supply, demand, share, and key stakeholders can consider statistics, tables and figures mentioned in this report for strategic planning which lead to the success of the organization. "The Filter Paper Market has grown exponentially within the previous couple of years and this trend is projected to continue following an...

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Difference Between Whatman Filter Paper and Normal Filter Paper

Curious about the difference between Whatman and other filter papers? According to DifferenceBetween.com: "The key difference between Whatman filter paper and normal filter paper is that the Whatman filter paper is suitable for qualitative analysis whereas the normal filter papers are suitable for both qualitative and quantitative analysis. "Filtration is a technique of separating different components in a mixture. We can use filter papers for this separation. Therefore, we use it as a barrier that is perpendicular to either a liquid flow or air flow. Thus, these filter papers are useful for qualitative or quantitative analysis. Whatman filter paper is...

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Non-Woven Fabrics

When it comes to choosing the right textile, non-woven fabrics are one option. According to Textile School: "Nonwovens do not depend on the interlacing of yarn for internal cohesion. Intrinsically they have neither an organized geometrical structure. They are essentially the result of the relationship between one single fiber and another. This provides nonwoven fabrics with characteristics of their own, with new or better properties (absorption, filtration) and therefore opens them up to other applications. Introduction to Non-Woven Fabrics "Non-woven fabrics are felted or bonded together "Non-woven fabrics have many uses in textile products particularly as internal strengtheners and to...

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