Progress by Indian nonwovens manufacturers

Nonwovens globally is a rising textile segment, and India is emerging as a significant player in this, as the third-largest Asian supplier of roll goods. Manufacturing of nonwovens started in India decades ago, initially limited to nonwovens made from staple fibres, using conventional and outmoded methods. Progress came in response to demands for a reduction in basic weights, and spunlace and spunmelt fabrics became important. By 2014 an Indian nonwovens output of 277000 tons was estimated, and for 2020 and beyond volumes were forecast to reach over 400000 tons (source: AFNA/EDANA/INDA estimates 2015). “India is a growing market for USTER® JOSSI fibre cleaning systems, as it develops sensitive nonwovens applications in fast-growing health and hygiene sectors, as well as specialties like security paper printing for currency, where the cotton used is tested thoroughly to avoid contamination,” says Rathnam V. Rama, President Uster Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd., in India.

The importance of the nonwovens sector for USTER is demonstrated by the company’s presence at the forthcoming Techtextil India 2019 in Mumbai (Hall 4, Booth F82), a leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. “We are sure that USTER® JOSSI VISION SHIELD will attract interest at the exhibition from manufacturers of bleached cotton and other quality-critical nonwovens products for health and hygiene, as they seek to move up the value chain, from low-end and low-priced nonwovens into specialty applications,” says Rathnam.

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