News Release

Strong Demand for Nonwovens Industry in Southeast Asia

November 12, 2018

Düsseldorf (November 12, 2018) – With solid support from Asia Nonwoven Fabrics Association (ANFA), All Nippon Nonwovens Association (ANNA), Indonesian Nonwoven Association (INWA), Taiwan Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Association (TNFIA) and Hong Kong Nonwovens Association (HKNA), ANDTEX is set to be Southeast Asia’s premier event for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry. The event will showcase the whole industry chain including engineered materials, disposable and durable hygiene products, equipment, and the latest manufacturing technologies.

Most of the technology, equipment and products are purchased from outside the region, providing a strong demand and a huge nonwovens market in the long run. Southeast Asia with 11 countries including Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia has a population of 640 million people.

“Consumers in China, Japan and South Korea already heavily rely on disposable nonwoven products. Especially wipes and hygiene products such as diapers save time, increase hygienic standards and simplify life. Now we see other South- East Asian producers becoming interested in also making these quality nonwoven products. We participate in ANDTEX to inform about Trützschler machinery and complete lines for spunlacing (hydroentangling) and through-air bonding”, stated Jutta Stehr, Senior Marketing Manager, Trützschler Germany.

“As an expert in the manufacturing of packaging solutions for the paper hygiene industry, it is natural for Optima Nonwovens to have a presence at the ANDTEX show in Bangkok. The packaging systems from the family-run company in Schwäbisch Hall (Germany) are specially designed to meet the requirements of the Asian market. From entry level to high performance, Optima offers packaging machines for nonwoven products tailored to many needs”, informed Vanessa Utz, Marketing Manager Optima Packaging Group GmbH.

ANDTEX exhibition and conference will provide a platform to facilitate business and promote the latest cutting-edge technology in engineered materials. The event will bring together suppliers, manufacturers, researchers, machinery and equipment providers, vendors, and all others involved in the industry.

Around 4.000 attendees are expected with a strong presence of purchasing power by CEOs and Business Owners, Procurement Officers, R&D Professionals, Technical Engineers, Sale and Marketing Teams.