As of 1998, non-woven consumption around the world has reached 2.4 million tons. In 1970, the consumption of only 400,000 tons, and by 2007, consumption is expected to reach 4 million tons.
Non-woven cloth producers are mainly concentrated in the United States (World 41%), Western Europe accounted for 30%, Japanese 8%, Chinese production accounted for 3.5% of the world, its consumption is for the 17.5% of the world.
At present, still dominated the non-woven production of man-made fiber, and before 2007, this situation does not change. Worldwide for the production of non-woven fibers, 63% PP, polyester 23%, 8% rayon, 2% as the acrylic fiber, 1.5% for polyamides, the remaining 3% for other fiber.
In recent years non-woven sanitary absorbent materials, medicine, transportation, footwear with textile materials have significantly increased the amount of applications.