New INDA Report Benchmarks South American Nonwovens: Supply, Demand and Trade 2015-2020

Regional Data for Nonwovens Business Decisions

South American Report FlyerCary, NC, Oct. 21, 2016 —­­­­ INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has published the fourth study of the South American region with the “South American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2015 – 2020” for nonwoven producers and suppliers, converters, manufacturers, brand owners, analysts, and raw materials and machinery suppliers and it is now available.

The report builds on South American, Central American and Caribbean economic and demographic trends to provide detailed supply and demand data, in addition to regional trade flows and forecasts. Written by industry consultant, Rick Jezzi, Principal, A.D. Jezzi & Associates, LLC, and Brad Kalil, Director of Market Research and Statistics, INDA, the 180-page report offers 96 figures and 51 tables defining where the industry has been (2010-2015) and the forecast of where it is heading (2015-2020).

“No forward looking company interested in the South American nonwovens industry should go without this important new report. The historical data from 2010 and 2015, in addition to the forecasts for 2020 fulfills our mission to provide credible, actionable data to the industry as a basis for important market and investment decisions,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President.

The report covers:

  • Macro-Drivers: Trends impacting the nonwovens industry including economic, population, gender, age group, and geographic data
  • Nonwoven Supply: Production data by process including spunmelt, drylaid, wetlaid, and airlaid processes from 2010 and 2015, with a forecast for 2020
  • Nonwoven Demand: End-use production data in twelve end-use categories including absorbent hygiene, home & office furnishings, geosynthetics, apparel, and transportation from 2010 and 2015, with a forecast for 2020
  • Trade Flows: Intra-region, inter-region, and overall South American trade flows

“Even though the region’s growth rate has been reduced in several key countries due to an economic slowdown, they are expected to eventually rebound and continue their growth.  The region has moved from an emerging to a developing market and will see, at the end of the forecast period, several countries in the mature market status. This slowdown which has impacted the larger economies have provided silver linings in other countries, and highlighted them as potential areas for current investment and growth,” said Rick Jezzi, Report Co-author.

The report is available for $2,995 for INDA Members, and $4,250 for Non-members. For report information, contact Brad Kalil,, +1 919 459 3734, for ordering or licensing information, contact Cindy Garcia,, +1 919 459 3711 or  visit:

About INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA networking events have helped members connect, innovate, and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy, and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. For more information, visit, or download the INDA app for immediate updates.


About A.D. Jezzi and Associates, LLC

A.D. Jezzi and Associates, LLC is a management and technical consulting company in the area of New Product Development specializing in: Baby Diapers, Personal Care Absorbent Products such as Adult Incontinence, Feminine Hygiene, Baby Wipes; Non-Woven Technology and their End-Products; and Consumer Tissue and Towel. Founder, Rick Jezzi, began his career at Scott Paper. After Scott Paper, he joined Kimberly Clark and served as Director Research and Development with responsibility for diapers, feminine care, adult care and nonwoven material development. Following his tenure at Kimberly Clark, Rick joined Paragon Trade Brands, a private label diaper manufacturer as Executive Vice President. In 2006 Rick retired from Clopay Plastic Products Company where he held the position of Vice President Research & Development and General Manager South America and Asia Pacific. Rick is an industry authority on the Latin American nonwoven market. He is a frequent speaker at nonwovens industry events throughout the U.S. For more information visit: