ANEX 2024: Sustainably Innovating with Nonwovens

ANEX 2024 is expected to have 350 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors from all over the world,
ANEX 2024 is expected to have 350 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors from all over the world,

Grateful for the support and participation from international well-known brands, ANEX 2024 is expected to have 350 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors from all over the world, showcasing sustainable innovative technologies and trends. The nonwoven industry event will be held in Taipei, Taiwan for the first time on May 22-24, 2024.

Overall, the mission of ANEX 2024 will showcase cutting-edge sustainable technologies and industry trends.

Taiwan Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Association (TNFIA) President Jian Jiajing was interviewed by Japan Nonwoven Reports in November 2023 on ANEX 2024.

The following statistics are the article’s key points:

  • Global nonwoven fabric consumption reached nearly 50 million tonnes in 2020 and will reach 90 million by 2030. This underscores the nonwoven industry’s capacity to modify or control materials ranging from 50 to 90 million tonnes.
  • In 2022, Taiwan’s nonwoven production totaled 151,000 tonnes (39% meltblown/spunbond, 32% spunlace, 12% needle punched, 9% thermal-bonded, 4% chemical-bonded, 3% dry-laid/other, 1% wet-laid), marking a 17% decline from 2021. Of the nonwoven products manufactured in Taiwan, over 60% are designated for export.
  • Taiwanese nonwoven companies are proactively adjusting production lines and raw material choices to diminish their carbon footprint, enhancing the recyclability of their products.
  • In collaboration with TNFIA, Taiwan’s nonwoven companies have initiated the production of masks designed to be recyclable, reusable, and minimized. Advocating for recyclable materials and
    standardized masks produced in Taiwan, dedicated collection bins, marked with the TNFIA-approved logo, will be strategically placed across Taiwan for recycling masks.

A Vibrant Association

TNFIA is a trade association representing nonwoven interests in Taiwan, whose members include manufacturers and converters of nonwovens and suppliers. Founded in 1978. TNFIA has 139 member companies, including 60 Nonwoven makers, 34 Nonwoven Develop factories, 27 nonwoven machinery factories and 18 nonwoven material suppliers; and 1 support member. Membership represents approximately two-thirds of the companies that produce and convert nonwovens in Taiwan. They are strong supporters of other nonwoven associations across the globe.

TNIFA’s goals are to:

  • Actively represent the nonwoven interests in Taiwan by offering needed benefits, uniting the membership and attracting new member companies.
  • Stimulate the growth of the association and the member companies by gaining substantial support from the government official and other related institutions.
  • Help companies gain the competitive edge by establishing strong relationships with government management officials, research institutions and manufacturers of chemicals, fibers, machinery and equipment.
  • Enhance contacts with overseas nonwoven institutions through participation in their activities such as exhibitions, conventions and symposia.

ANEX 2024

TNFIA welcomes the nonwovens industry in Taipei.