North American Nonwovens Supply Report

New for 2024! Capacity, Production and Trade Data

This new report details the 2023 key metrics for capacity, production, and operating rates for the overall nonwoven material industry.

  • North American capacity continues to increase with investments being made across all the processes and for a variety of end-uses.
  • In 2023, capacity of nonwovens in North America reached 5.680 million tonnes, an increase from the previous year of 3.7% (+200,000 tonnes).
  • North American imports, in tonnage, decreased by 8.3% in 2023 and exports decreased by 16.0%.

The geographic scope for this study is Canada, Mexico, and the United States. This study presents the detailed capacity and production for the North American nonwovens industry in 2023 based on actual surveys and interviews with nonwoven producers. It also compares 2023 data to prior data points from previous INDA surveys and INDA publications.

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