Nonwovens are everywhere. Can we know at length the role that EDANA plays in the interest of this omni present industry? What all are EDANA‘s activities?
EDANA provides a comprehensive range of services and supplies its members with the information and data necessary for them to enhance the industry’s goals and performance.
With strategic advice from the Board, EDANA coordinates a diverse network of Committees, Working Groups and Task Forces on behalf of its members, enabling them to:
• undertake joint initiatives in non-competitive areas
• exchange information, experiences and knowledge
• act on emerging issues and define common industry positions
• contribute expert advice and technical assistance to standards organizations and to legislators during the policy-making process
In addition, the diversity within the association, while complex, is undoubtedly one of EDANA’s major strengths, as it provides unparalleled opportunities for information exchange, joint-industry initiatives and networking in a different form and setting than individual commercial relationships.
Nonwovens has wide application areas. Amongst these, which industrial sectors are likely to be developing the most?
Health and hygiene sectors remain strong, and according to our statistics for 2009, published less than a month ago, the medical nonwovens industry is growing, reflecting the importance of infection prevention and control for both the patient and the healthcare professional. In addition, we expect the filtration sector to strengthen in the future.
Global consumption of fibres in nonwovens industry is-
The EDANA nonwoven production statistics show that production for 2008 was 1,609,819 tones, a decline of 6.3% from the year before. While trade flows for both exports and imports slowed in 2009, the EU27 trade balance of nonwovens roll goods was still highly positive, in both volume and in value. Moreover, for each subcategory of nonwovens, EU27 is still a net exporter. This positive trade balance helped contain the unfavourable trade balance of the overall European textile industry.
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