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What Is The Market Demand of SMS Nonwoven Fabric In Africa?

March 11,2023

SMS non-woven fabric is made of spunbonded non-woven fabric + melt-blown non-woven fabric + spunbonded non-woven fabric three layers of hot rolled fiber mesh, belonging to composite non-woven fabric, it is spunbonded and melt-blown composite products, non-toxic and tasteless, efficient bacteria isolation. Through special treatment of the equipment, it can achieve anti-static, anti-alcohol, anti-plasma, water-repellent and water-producing properties.


Recently, nonwovens and their end products have shown the greatest growth potential in emerging markets, where market penetration is much lower than in mature markets, and where factors such as rising disposable incomes and population growth are particularly driving the growth. Consumption rates of baby diapers, feminine hygiene products and adult incontinence products remain low in these areas. Despite economic, cultural and logistical challenges in many regions, manufacturers of nonwovens and their end products are trying to ensure they are well positioned to capture future growth opportunities in emerging markets.


Africa's emerging economies are providing new opportunities for manufacturers of nonwovens and related industries as they search for the next growth engine. The use of disposable sanitary products is expected to increase further as income levels rise and health and hygiene related education becomes more widely available.

According to Outlook 2024, a study published by market research firm Smithers:

The future of global nonwovens industry (TheFutureofGlobalNonwovensto2024), Africa nonwovens market in 2019, accounting for 4.4% of global market share, because all the region's growth rate is lower than Asia, a slight drop in Africa by 2024 is expected to 4.2%. Production in the region was 441,200 tonnes in 2014 and 491,700 tonnes in 2019 and is expected to reach 647,300 tonnes in 2024, representing annual growth rates of 2.2 per cent (2014-2019) and 5.7 per cent (2019-2024) respectively.


Thin SMS non-woven fabric (10-25gsm), because of its waterproof and breathable, especially suitable for the health market, such as as sanitary napkins, sanitary pads, baby diapers, adult incontinence diaper side leakage and back lining.

Medium thickness SMS non-woven fabric (25-50gsm), suitable for medical use in the production of surgical gowns, operating bag cloth, surgical cover cloth, sterilization bandages, wound stickers, plaster stickers, etc., also suitable for industrial use, for the production of work clothes, protective clothing, etc.

Thick SMS products (> 55gsm), widely used as a variety of gas and liquid efficient filtration material, but also an excellent efficient oil absorption material, used in industrial wastewater oil removal, Marine oil cleaning and industrial rag.


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