INDA Releases New Global Spunlaced Report

CARY, N.C. — March 26, 2012 — Global production of spunlaced nonwovens grew an average of 9.5% for
the past five years to a total of 819,000 tons in 2011, according to a recently released report —
“Global Spunlaced Technology Markets and Trends – 2011-2016” — from INDA, Association of the
Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The report projects that the spunlaced market, whose largest markets are
NAFTA (Canada, Mexico and the United States), Europe and China, will continue to grow at an average
rate of 8.2% a year through 2016.

The Global Spunlaced Technology Markets and Trends report provides an in-depth look at the
history and future of spunlaced technology, key end-uses and an overview of the global spunlaced
market, including a breakout of capacity by world regions. Also included are charts and figures
detailing global production capacities and end-uses in major world markets.

Among the other findings of the INDA report:

* The three major producing regions for spunlaced technology — NAFTA, Europe and China — are
forecasted to grow at a rate of 7.7% per year over the five-year period.

* The largest end-uses for spunlaced nonwoven substrate materials are wipes. Other end-uses
include surgical gowns and surgical patient drapes, and substrates for coating and laminating,
industrial apparel and filtration media.

* There are approximately 150 spunlaced producers operating more than 260 production lines

* INDA projects that the number of spunlaced lines will continue to increase globally. The
key markets of NAFTA, Europe and China will expand, but significant growth is also forecasted in
the developing markets of the Middle East and South America.

The cost for the “Global Spunlaced Technology Markets and Trends – 2011-2016” is $1,995 for
INDA members and $2,795 for non-members.  For more information or to purchase the report,
contact Helena Lee,, Phone: (919) 233-1210 ext. 120.

INDA is the leading global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry. Since 1968, INDA has
provided a variety of industry focused networking events to help members increase sales and market
share. INDA is the nonwoven industry’s premier source for market leading education, global
forecasts, testing standards and trend reports which provide members the information and knowledge
to better plan and execute their business. Through its on-the-ground efforts in Washington DC, INDA
provides members a strong voice within government on topics that affect the nonwovens industry. For
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Posted on March 27, 2012

Source: INDA