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New Report forecasts Excellent Worldwide Outlook for Nonwovens through 2023 INDA and EDANA Release Triennial Research

A new report published by the two leading nonwoven trade associations forecasts strong market demand for nonwovens materials through the next five years, according to the Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry, 2018-2023.

The sixth edition of the report is now available for purchase from both INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries.

Among the highlights of the report:

•             In the historical period (2008–2018) production increased 5.7%, lead by growth in spunbond/spunmelt and drylaid hydroentanglement.

•             China leads the growth in production, adding an additional 3.3 million tonnes from the end of 2008 through to 2018, representing a 10.8% annual growth rate.

•             Across the nonwoven end use segments, transportation and wipes production expanded at the fastest rates, while absorbent hygiene applications recorded the highest incremental volume, with 1.3 million tonnes.

“The worldwide nonwovens industry’s prospects are excellent and it remains an exciting industry in which to be involved,” said the report’s co-authors Jacques Prigneaux, Market Analysis and Economic Affairs Director at EDANA and Brad Kalil, Director of Market Intelligence and Economic Affairs at INDA.

The cover of the new report

This comprehensive new report provides in-depth information and analysis of global nonwoven macro drivers; supply and demand forecasts and statistics; and regional trade analysis; among other topics.

The report includes detailed regional information and forecasts on production, technology and investment requirements for North America, Greater Europe, Asia and the South America region. The report further features regional views of economic growth, population, product by end use, and trade flows. Other key topics include raw material usage and a detailed appendix.

“As strategic partners, INDA and EDANA are committed to promoting the sustained growth of the nonwovens industry. This report provides the industry’s best estimates on future demand by the key nonwoven segments predicated on sound macro-economic analysis,” said INDA President Dave Rousse. “The Worldwide Outlook report is an essential planning resource for all those involved in global strategic planning for nonwovens across the supply chain.”

“With the remarkable growth and global success of nonwovens, both industry insiders among our member companies and outsiders, from financial analysts to potential investors, require more than ever reliable sources of market information as well as forward-looking data. This new report issued by our two leading nonwovens industry associations builds on decades of experience, and of close observation and direct data collection from hundreds of companies”, said EDANA General Manager Pierre Wiertz. “Produced by the industry for the industry, this is therefore a unique tool and a more legitimate and reliable source of data than any other report about nonwovens.”

The report is commercially available now and delivery starting on August 15, 2019. For more information or to purchase, contact:

•             INDA:

Cindy Garcia, cgarcia@inda.org, (919) 459-3711, or visit https://imisw.inda.org/store/

•             EDANA:

Jacques Prigneaux, Market Analysis and Economic Affairs Director,

+32 2740 1818, jacques.prigneaux@edana.org, or visit https://www.edana.org/newsroom/reports-publications/reports-and-publications-overview  

EDANA helps its members to design their future, serving more than 250 companies in the nonwovens and related industries, across over 40 countries. Its mission is to create the foundation for sustainable growth of the nonwovens and related industries through active promotion, education and dialogue.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate, and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy, and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies.



New ForbesBooks author Bob Fisch Releases Fisch Tales: The Making of a Millennial Baby Boomer

Former rue21 CEO, Bob Fisch, today announced the publication of Fisch Tales: The Making of a Millennial Baby Boomer (available now). Fisch Tales is published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes.

In his new book, Fisch outlines his vision for a new paradigm of “generation splicing” that bridges the divide between millennials and baby boomers. This transformative idea is rooted in finding a new level of understanding built on a spirit of respect and Fisch’s unique style of mutual mentoring that he sums up this way: “I teach them business, they teach me life.”

In Fisch Tales, the career CEO and business growth expert explains how concepts like mutual mentoring and generation splicing helped him keep his business on the leading edge of the retail fashion industry, but more importantly gave him a new outlook on life. Told through Fisch’s personal experiences and the mindset he brings to his work—and life—everyday, Fisch Tales challenges readers to dismiss misconceptions about life, the future, self-imposed limitations and each other.

“It’s the best of both worlds. Designations based on your birth years tell what you are, but they don’t tell me who you are,” Fisch explained. The concepts laid out in Fisch Tales serve to inspire this search for authenticity, seek common ground where personal and professional growth can flourish and remind readers from all generations that their best is yet to come.

Fisch Tales: The Making of a Millennial Baby Boomer is now commercially available for purchase on Amazon.com

Bob Fisch is recognized as a pioneering merchant for his bold and successful innovations in value-priced, fast-fashion retailing, notably at rue21. In 2009, he took the company from bankruptcy to a fast-track winning streak that included a hot-stock IPO, building a national network of 1,200 stores and a billion-dollar-plus valuation. Chain Store Age magazine named Bob one of “10 CEOs to Watch in 2010.” Bob’s success and distinctive managerial style at rue21 are codified in Retailing, published by the National Retail Federation (NRF). The standard-reference textbook is considered an industry bible for college students.

Now, Bob is working to expand the Millennial Baby Boomer brand and mindset through proven practices and personal mantras that inspire him.

Launched in 2016 in partnership with Advantage Media Group, ForbesBooks is the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes. ForbesBooks offers business and thought leaders an innovative, speed-to-market, fee-based publishing model and a suite of services designed to strategically and tactically support authors and promote their expertise. For more information, visit forbesbooks.com