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Indian nonwovens industry to achieve phenomenal growth by 2016

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-10-30 15:00:00 – China

Indian nonwoven market expected to account 8% share in the Asian nonwoven market by 2016, according to the International Nonwoven Fabric Association Asia branch, who believes that the region is influenced by a hot development trend.

In the past three years, the India nonwovens market is said to have achieved significant growth. At present, the nonwovens production in India is about 125,000 tons – 140,000 tons as per the organisation although there is no market research, but through the estimations, nonwovens production in India will have a greater range of increase.

Indian nonwovens industry is experiencing phenomenal growth. In fact, last year, Indian nonwovens market accounted for 7% of the nonwovens market in Asia.

Rita Menon, Secretary of Ministry of Textiles of India, has announced a US 45 million investment for the development of industrial textiles within the Five Year Plan programme that is running from 2013-2017. The plan aims to speed up the development of new model nonwovens and specialty textile materials.

To achieve this, the Ministry needs to set up four new centres of excellence, while strengthening India’s domestic R&D capability. The centres will specialize in nonwovens, composite materials, industrial textiles and sports textiles.

Each centre will be allocated US 5.45 million investment from the investment pool. Another task is to strengthen domestic consumption capacity and increase export opportunities.

Global Nonwovens Limited (GNL) has announced plans to add one large melt spinning production line in Nasik, India. This production line is mainly aimed at the health and medical applications. This annual output of 20,000 tons production line is expected to be put into operation at the end of April next year.

Precot Meridian established a nonwoven production plant in Karnataka, a southern state of India, mainly engaged in the production of health care products. This new project, equipped with a nonwovens production line, the product self-processing and finishing machine, is expected to become a comprehensive factory.

Also, America Procter & Gamble the world's largest consumer products manufacturer has recently announced its plan to manufacture specifically designed and affordable products for Indian growing population.

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