Nonwoven production in Europe.
Nonwoven production in Europe.

European nonwovens association EDANA has released figures for the European market in 2018.

According to the data collected and compiled by the association, the overall production of nonwovens in Europe grew by around 1.3% in 2018 to reach 2,760,000 tonnes. Over the last decade, the annual average growth rate has been nearly 4%.

Overall spunmelt output was almost flat (+ 0.9% over 2017) while drylaid technologies recorded an increase of 2.1%.

‘Despite a slowdown in some important market segments and increasing competition from abroad, the European nonwovens industry showed again its strength, resilience and ability to innovate,’ said Jacques Prigneaux, EDANA market analysis and economic affairs director.

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