INDA Enters Strategic Alliance with CNITA

Cary, NC – January 24, 2013 – INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabric Industry announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance agreement with the China Nonwoven and Industrial Textile Association (CNITA). CNITA is the government-approved national association for the nonwovens and technical textiles industries in China.

The agreement outlines several areas of cooperation between the two associations. These include:

  • The mutual sharing of industry, market, technical and trade enhancement information.
  • Exchanging special educational courses of relevance to each party.
  • Cooperating on international events such as meetings, conferences and expositions.
  • Exchanging test methods and standards and jointly developing new standards.

“We are excited about this new strategic alliance with CNITA.  This agreement establishes a framework for a variety of activities between our associations that will benefit both associations’ members and the entire industry. Having Europe, North America and China sharing common test methods and standards will facilitate international trade in nonwovens. Sharing our education programs with China will help their industry development, and sharing data will help in market planning,” says INDA president, Dave Rousse.

Rousse continues, “China is not only a major producer of nonwoven fabrics, but with a rapidly rising middle class, it has greatly increased its consumption of nonwoven products. We see this trend continuing. Our alliance with CNITA can help provide a bridge between INDA members and this growing market opportunity.”

As a leading Chinese trade association, CNITA represents thousands of Chinese companies who manufacture nonwovens and technical textiles. CNITA is one of the organizers of the international exposition CINTE Techtextil, held every two years in Shanghai. CNITA is approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

“CNITA is very pleased to enter into this strategic alliance agreement with INDA and we look forward to collaborating in these important areas. This agreement provides a starting point for cooperation and promises to benefit the members of both associations,” says Lingshen Li, CNITA President.


About INDA

INDA is the leading global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry.  Since 1968, INDA has provided a variety of industry focused networking events to help members increase sales and market share.  INDA is the nonwoven industry’s premier source for education, market leading data, global forecasts, testing standards and trend reports which provides members the information to better plan and execute their business.  Through its on-the-ground efforts in Washington DC, INDA provides members a strong voice within government on topics that affect the nonwovens industry.  For more information visit


CNITA is an organization approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC. It is comprised of enterprises, institutions, and relative associations in the field of nonwovens and technical textiles. CNITA’s main missions include protecting the rights and interest of its members, organizingexhibitions, giving political suggestions to the government departments, establishing the national and industrial standards, monitoring the product quality, popularizing new technique, training, and so on. For more information please visit

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