Interview with Mr Zhu Minru

Mr Zhu Minru
Mr Zhu Minru
China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA)
China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA)

Registered and grant confirmed by Ministry of Civil Affairs, CNITA - China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association, is the only national association dedicated to nonwovens and industrial textiles industry of the country. It acts as an intermediary institute and is constituted by the enterprises and other entities of the industry. Carrying out the relevant laws, regulations, and policies to maintain the interest of the industry as well as the legal right of the members, the organization acts as a conduits for the government, enterprises and markets to promot technological progress, improve enterprises’ management and enhance healthy development of nonwovens and industrial textile industry within China. Mr Zhu Minru was elected as Chairman, CNITA in 1998, when China Textile Administration was renamed China Textile Association. Mr Minru is also the Director of China Textile Engineering Academy Industrial Textiles Committee. Post completion of studies from Tianjin Textile Engineering College, he was Department Chief of China Textile Administration Science & Technology Division, then. Face2Face met up with Mr Zhu Minru to seek his opinion about non-wovens & industrial textiles industry of China and the functions of CNITA which dynamically contributes towards the sector’s growth.

We have learnt that China's output of non-woven industry enjoyed annual growth rate of 12 percent over the past five years. How is the industry shaping up, so far?

Main market of China's nonwovens industry is still within its domestic terrain. Exports in this sector is marginal, just about 10 percent. However, the high speed of China's economic development provides a large space for non-woven industry.

Can you explain the breakup of various non-woven sectors of China in terms of Spun Bonding, Spunlace, Melt Blowing, Needle Punching, Thermal Bonding, Chemical Bonding and Airlaid Pulp?

Production of China Nonwoven Textiles in 2006 reached 1,396,600 tons, recording a 18.66 percent rise above 1,177,000 tons achieved in 2005. The sector wise output in 2006 can be read as below;

Output of Nonwoven Textiles in 2006
Nonwoven ItemTotal ProductionSpunbondHydro- entangledMeltblownNeedle punch
Increasing Ratio of 2006 Vs.2005 %18.6624.1217.2013.0924.73
Percent in Nonwoven %10038.26.31.524.6
Nonwoven ItemTotal ProductionChemical bondThermal bondAir laid Wet
Increasing Ratio of 2006 Vs.2005 %18.669.211.7823.7515.38
Percent in Nonwoven %10013.

What is the level of indigenous and foreign technology absorbed by your industries today?

China relies on import for the high performance raw fiber materials. When compared technologically with equivalent products from overseas, yet more can be achieved in terms of performance, control and quality.

Published on: 13/08/2007

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