India rising in the nonwoven & technical textiles stage

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The recent IDEA was held on April 24-26 and has presented numerous presentations in which the prospect of India rising as a nonwoven and technical textile powerhouse was recognized. There as a talk about the opportunities that are present in India as well as economic growth for the country especially in textiles. Meanwhile, India's nonwoven sector is generally not distinct from other technical textile industry in the country. In fact, it is grouped under technical textiles which is expected to have an annual growth rate of 14.6%, according to another presentation. India also has great potential for the disposable goods and will be producing them at an increasing rate in years to come. In terms of local demand, the growth of the middle class population who has disposable wealth will be the reason for the growth in nonwoven and technical sectors in the country. For instance, a presentation projected that technologies such as needlepunched, spunlace, spunlaid and airlaid are expected to record double digit growth by 2012. Continued government support will also be helpful in the growth of the technical fabric sector.

Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationColourage
StatePublished - May 2007


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