Shanghai, China – This week’s China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE, supported by Techtextil) is, like the technical textiles industry in China as a whole, continuing to benefit from the government’s 13th Five-year Plan which has boosted production capacity and demand for nonwoven products in the country. The plan’s focus on industry upgrading has led to an increase in capacity, with output estimated to reach 7 million tons in 2020, up from 5.35 million in 2016. Meanwhile, demand has come from a number of areas including construction and infrastructure, environmental protection, healthcare and elderly care, first aid and public safety, and military-civilian integration in particular.
The Expo portion of CINE will feature over 100 exhibitors of nonwovens and nonwoven products, machinery and ancillaries for nonwovens, and raw materials and chemicals for nonwovens. This year, the Forum section of the event is comprised of the 6th China International Nonwovens Conference, which is held on 22 June.
Leading domestic producers to partake in Expo
As part of its industry upgrading efforts, the Chinese government is encouraging more innovation, which the nonwovens industry in particular is carrying out energetically. One exhibitor, Tiandingfeng Nonwovens, has developed a new spunbond needle-punched geotextile made of polypropylene that is lighter and has better alkali resistance than polyester geotextiles. This will be produced on a new production line composed of the latest Dilo machinery. Another participant, Dalian Huayang New Materials Technology, already has 53 patents for its products which include high-strength polyester filament fabric and spunbond polyester fabric for geotextile use. When it comes to coating products, exhibitor Shanghai Tianyang Hotmelt Adhesive is one of the leaders in China. They are one of the few producers in the country that can produce hot-melt plastic coating products as wide as 3 metres and weighing only 6 grams per sqm.
Production capacity is often a reason to source in China, and a number of exhibitors at CINE are leaders in this respect in their respective product sectors. Hunan Fuerkang Medical Materials can produce 7,000 tons of degreasing cotton for medical use annually, while Tianjin Teda Filters has the same capacity for its meltblown nonwoven products for filtration use.
As well as the latest innovations on offer from exhibitors, some of the industry’s biggest names are taking part this week. Textile manufacturing in China tends to take place in clusters, and when it comes to nonwovens for medical and hygiene use, Nanhai district in Foshan city, Guangdong, is an industry leader. Within this cluster, Foshan Nanhai Beautiful Nonwoven is at the forefront with its annual output of 40,000 tons which is exported to Europe, North America and Southeast Asia.
6th China International Nonwovens Conference held concurrently
A wide range of industry players including manufacturers, end-users, associations, academics and media will gather for the 6th China International Nonwovens Conference, held on 22 June as part of the CINE Forum section. Split into three streams, the first will focus on the current situation and trends in the global nonwovens market, followed by two concurrent sessions: market developments and innovations of nonwovens for the medical and hygiene industry, and innovations and applications for durable nonwovens.
China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE – supported by Techtextil) is organised by the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA); the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA); and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
Source: Messe Frankfurt