Potential in Chinese nonwovens market in evidence at China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum
Held for the first time in 2015, the debut China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CiNE, supported by Techtextil) provided an ideal barometer into the huge potential in the Chinese nonwonvens market – potential that will once again be evident at this year’s edition held from 21 to 23 June in Shanghai.
Participants in the 2015 event praised the future opportunities in the Chinese market. “Due to the rapid economic growth in China, demand for nonwovens products is rising,” Mr Felix Liu from Autefa Solutions China said. Ms Winnie Wu from the Hong Kong Productivity Council commented: “I believe the Chinese nonwovens industry will see impressive growth in the years to come. Eco-friendly and waterproof technologies are experiencing rapid developments, while there will also be improvement in the functionality of nonwovens due to the growing demand for quality goods by Chinese consumers.”
What the next few years will bring in China
According to CNITA, the following sectors will experience the highest growth until 2020:
- Environmental protection
- Medical, healthcare and elderly care
- Emergency services and public security
- New-energy automotives
- ‘One-belt one-road’ supporting industries
The 2017 China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum, supported by Techtextil
The last edition featured 85 exhibitors and attracted nearly 5,000 visitors from 29 countries and region, with a similar scale expected this year. Apart from the major Chinese nonwovens suppliers taking part, the most up-to-date national industry standards and policies for nonwovens, Chinese market information and nonwovens innovations will be presented in the concurrent forums and seminars.
Text: Messe Frankfurt Hongkong