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Output of nonwoven fabric witnesses decline in October
Dec '10
Production of Japanese nonwoven fabric declined by 3.2 percent to 26,569 tons in October, 2010 from the production that was recorded in the same month of the previous year. This decline in the production figure is the first dip in eleven months, as revealed by METI. The overall output in the period from January to October had enhanced by 25.2 percent to 261,486 tons, from a year ago.

Output of thermal-bonded and needle-punched nonwovens experienced a hike in the month of October for the tenth successive month, while production of wet-laid fabric declined for the first time in a span of one year. The manufacturing of spunbonded and meltblown fabrics also registered a drop for the first time in a period of ten months.

During October, the output of chemical bonded nonwovens was recorded at 1,597 tons showing a decline of 15 percent, thermal bonded fabrics went up by 4.7 percent to 3,210 tons, needle punched nonwovens registered an increase of 0.2 percent to 6,534 tons, while spunlaced nonwovens went down by 10.8 percent to 2,827 tons.

October production of spunbonded and meltblown registered a decline of 1 percent to 7,458 tons, whereas other nonwovens recorded a drop of 2.6 percent to 2,124 tons and wet-laid fabrics went down by 9.3 percent to 2,819 tons.

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