INDA And CNITA Enter Into Strategic Alliance
CNITA is a government-supported national association that represents thousands of Chinese companies that manufacture nonwovens and technical textiles. It also is one of the organizers of CINTE Techtextil China, an international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens held every two years in Shanghai.
"We are excited about this new strategic alliance with CNITA," said Dave Rousse, president, INDA. "This agreement establishes a framework for a variety of activities between our associations that will benefit both associations' members and the entire industry. Having Europe, North America and China sharing common test methods and standards will facilitate international trade in nonwovens. Sharing our education programs with China will help their industry development, and sharing data will help in market planning.
"China is not only a major producer of nonwoven fabrics, but with a rapidly rising middle class, it has greatly increased its consumption of nonwoven products. We see this trend continuing. Our alliance with CNITA can help provide a bridge between INDA members and this growing market opportunity.""CNITA is very pleased to enter into this strategic alliance agreement with INDA and we look forward to collaborating in these important areas," said Lingshen Li, president, CNITA. "This agreement provides a starting point for cooperation and promises to benefit the members of both associations."
January 29, 2013