July 15, 2024
Technical Textile & Nonwoven

North American Nonwovens Production Up 4% In 2023: INDA

Production capacity of nonwovens in North America reached 5.713 million tons, an increase of 4 percent or 230,000 tons over its previous year.

This was disclosed by INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry in the eleventh edition of its annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report.

According to the report, North American capacity continues to increase with investments being made across all processes and for a variety of end-uses.

“Production output is shifting and has slowed down in 2023 to reflect larger machine installations just now coming on-line,” the report added.

Many new nonwoven production lines were installed in 2023, but mostly in the long-life sectors which shows a positive move towards sustainable goals across the board.

“Similar to 2023, we had quite an impressive producer response from the industry,” Mark Snider, Chief Market and Industry Analyst said.

“The markets are shifting to adjust to competitive pressure within the global supply chain. This report highlights significant metrics describing the changes and the reasons behind them,” he added.

This report provides a comprehensive view of the North American supply of nonwoven materials including the key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates, and regional trade through 2023.

“This report is the most complete and accurate portrayal for both rolled goods and other nonwoven materials produced in North America,” INDA President Tony Fragnito said.

“These supply and demand balance metrics are essential for strategic planning and business investment decisions,” Fragnito too added.


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