European nonwovens production grows by over 7%
Spunmelt and drylaid hydroentangled nonwovens witnessed double-digit growth rates in both weight and surface area. Thanks to the development in similar applications as the aforementioned types, the growth in the wetlaid nonwovens was also substantial in 2020.
The main end-use for nonwovens remains the hygiene market with a 28% share of deliveries, amounting to 857,940 tons, a 9.6% growth in 2020. Due to the corona pandemic, the most obvious significant growth areas for nonwovens in 2020 were observed in medical (+118.0%) and wipes/personal wipes (+22.0%) followed by garments (+32.6%).
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