Mon 12, 2022
The nonwoven bag manufacturing industry has been occupying important positions in many different fields such as geology, agriculture, and automobiles. Although born later than other traditional fabrics, nonwoven bags and other products from non-woven fabrics have quickly dominated the market.
The development rate of the nonwoven fabric industry is very fast and this industry requires continuous improvement. The first invention of nonwovens was registered by West Point Corporation in 1947. Since then, the development of this industry has accelerated and now there are more than 8500 patents registered for protection worldwide.
No need to weave, but still into fabric
Non-woven fabric is a term for a fabric created not by weaving or knitting. According to legend, the first nonwoven fabric was created by chance by travelers riding camels across the desert. They put a tuft of wool on the sandals so as not to hurt the feet. The warmth, humidity in the air and pressure from the feet helped to knit the woolen threads into a fabric structure.
In the 19th century, in England (then the leading country in textile production), textile engineer Garnett noticed that a huge amount of fiber was wasted in the cutting process. From there, he invented a special brushing device, which helps to chop fibers into fibers. In the beginning, these fibers were mainly used as pillow intestines. Then Garnett started using glue to bind them together. It was the forerunner of today's nonwovens.
The industry requires continuous improvement
According to accessible patent data (SC), the world's first SC of nonwovens was registered by West Point Corporation (USA) in 1947. The nonwoven fabric industry has a very high rate of technological improvement and product development. There are more than 8,500 SC registered for protection in countries around the world. In particular, the group is led by Kimberly Clark Group with 506 SC. The number of SCs in nonwovens has grown relatively steadily since 1986, probably thanks to the expansion of markets in North America, Western Europe and Japan. In particular, leading the North American market with a consumption of 2,066 million tons in 2000, accounting for 62.53% of the world. Currently, the export rate of nonwoven fabrics has increased quite rapidly in the world, from 1.26 billion USD in 2004 to 1.58 billion USD in 2009, mainly due to strong demand for high-quality products from manufacturers in China, Canada, Mexico. In Vietnam, the demand for nonwoven fabric is increasing, which is widely used in the garment and footwear industry to make labels, shoe liners ... with extremely rich categories. Vietnam's nonwoven products are currently mainly exported to the Japanese market due to tax exemption thanks to the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.However, the number of nonwoven fabric production facilities in the country so far has not been much. Vietnam's nonwoven products are currently mainly exported to the Japanese market due to tax exemption thanks to the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. Therefore, the nonwoven fabric market still has a lot of opportunities for potential investors.