the chinese wet wipes market: an update on the latest technologies from producers in china.
During the SARS epidemic in 2003, the use of wet wipes was particularly popular in China, and both were singleand multi-
At present, paper products are used in restaurants and airplanes.
At the same time, more
Sheets in 20, 50 and 80 countries are more popular in export markets.
At present, there are about 50 large and 100 small wet wipes manufacturers in China, mainly concentrated in Yiwu and its surrounding areas.
Most wet wipes currently produced in China-
Like many developing countries-
Higher quality products.
Chinese consumers mainly use
Bed linen wipes in the restaurant and on-board as a service item.
You can find multiple brands
Wet wipes from Chinese supermarkets.
For most Chinese consumers, wipes are rarely used at home;
However, the number of wipes used in the restaurant should not be ignored.
Before 2000, the technology behind the wet wipes in China, most Chinese manufacturers do not know that water spurs and air-tight non-woven fabrics are the best materials for the production of wet wipes.
But hot bonding and hot air-
By using bonded nonwovenswere, a product is created that is cheaper and of better quality than a textile towel.
However, non-woven fabrics produced by these technologies are less absorbent or comfortable.
After 2000, the benefits of water Thorn non-woven fabrics in the wet wipes market began to be known. by 2005, this material had a 70% share in the Chinese wet wipes market, but the cost of hot bonded non-woven fabrics was low, to enable them to maintain a place in the field.
\"Now, hot bonded non-woven fabrics are used for low-quality wet wipes, and this use is increasing,\" a spokesman for Hangzhou North Street said . \".
\"High quality wipes use 100% artificial silk water Thorn.
The price is about 26-
30 yuan/kg, an increase of about 15-
Prices have risen 20% in the past year.
At the same time, the export price of wet wires is falling.
We are using other materials (e. g.
: Hot bonded non-woven fabric)
Produce low quality wet wipes according to customer needs.
\"Now we use about 20% other materials,\" he said . \"
Why not use the spinning method?
Chinese textile adhesive materials cannot provide the hydrophilic properties required for wet wipes.
Many manufacturers mainly export to developing markets and use other non-woven fabrics (eg.
: Hotair through non-woven fabric and spinning)
About half the time.
Ex-factory price of bags in China
The retail price of 50 pieces of water Thorn wet wipesshipping is about 40 cents.
More than 90% of wetwipes shipped to developed markets use water Spurs.
According to a report released on 2004, only three wet wipes, makershave, consider using airlaid non-woven fabrics.
This is largely due to the fact that most wet wipes manufacturers believe that Chinese manufacturers do not properly produce airlaid non-woven fabrics for wet wipes.
However, nearly half of wetwipes use hot air through bonded non-woven fabrics.
In the case of water Thorn non-woven fabric, some people think the material is too inflated for wet wipes.
\"I think if we can develop a new non-woven fabric at the right price and performance, the water Thorn will be replaced,\" said a non-woven manufacturer . \".
In fact, special hot bonded non-woven fabric made with 30% artificial silk and special \"+\" keys-
Point was developed for the United States by Beijing jingken company in 2000. S.
The customer and it were sold to a wet wipesfactory in a short period of time.
Now, most of wetwipes non-woven material is water Thorn.
Table 1 on page 60 shows pricing for non-profit organizations in China.
There are also some composite non-woven wipes.
For example, the artificial silk and pulp in the water Thorn, the water Thornfilm-
The floor wipes are paved with water spurs and spiny air.
These costs are very high due to their multiple processes and demand for a lower number.
In 2005, there were nearly 90 parallel production lines in China.
14 of them are imported and the rest are made by Chinese producers.
The annual output is about 150,000 tons.
In fact, in wet wipes, the advantages of the water Thorn non-woven fabric are high strength and textilelike feel.
Airlaids with lower strength are easier to break down.
For example, in order to reduce the cost, a lower weight Water thorn non-woven fabric 28 gpsm was used.
However, when the water Thorn material is lower than 45 gpsm, its quality is very poor, especially the products produced on the production line in China.
And some customers in Japan and the United StatesS.
Because it is easier to break down and more eco-friendly, it is rarely used in wet wipes made in China.
This is expected to change, however, as both the water Thorn and the inflatable chemical structure are the same.
They are all made of cellulose fiber and have similar properties. Hot air-
Bonding and rotation through, heat
The bonded non-woven fabric is obtained by additional surface treatment.
Therefore, because they are based on cellulose fibers, water spurs and inflators have the properties of natural fibers during absorption and processing.
Although the cost of 28 GSM water spurs and 45 GSM latex water Spurs is almost the same, the latex water spurs of 45 GSM are more durable than 28 GSM water Spurs, and
To achieve the same hand and thickness as 45 GSM airlaid, you need a water thorn of at least 50 GSM.
Therefore, the cost of airlaid non-woven fabric is about 65% of the water Thorn.
Airlaid is mainly made of pulp and can be bonded in three ways-
Heat, latex or morebond.
Due to cleaning, the heat-bonded air flow cannot be used for wet wipes, and about 90% of the air flow output in China is bonded in this way.
Only the paper industry, BBA, Fujian and Qiao Hong provide airlay with multiple bonding, and elite and Jiexin provide latex bonding.
New town offers a variety of bonds and latexbonded airlay.
China\'s air laying capacity is about 100,000 tons per year and its output is about 40,000 tons.
Thermal bonding represents 13.
5 yuan/kg, latex adhesive 18 yuan/kg.
For latex bonding, Rite paper does not provide continuous production.
At the same time, elite products provide the high strength required for wet wipes, but are both thin and hard.
This latex-bonded air is not easy to fold during wet wipes production as it is exported to Korea for testing.
Jiexin cannot increase its strength before starting to use glue from the USS. -
Based on Air Products.
How many wet wipes factories do wet wipes manufacturers have in China?
It\'s not easy to calculate because there are so many small companies.
Large companies such as Shuya and Jieya use automatic production lines to produce-type wet wipes.
In the future, Marvel, another wet wipes manufacturer, will install automatic lines in Beijing. This mid-
Scale Factory half function
Continuous production and foldingand-
Sealed bags are produced separately.
The producers include North Street in Hangzhou, kanglong in Jiangsu and Tongjiang in Jiangsu.
In the small factory, the machine is very simple and the quality is very poor.
Marvel was put into production in early Chang in North China in 1997 and moved the production line to Beijing in 2004.
The new company is Beijing Manwei Health Products Co. , Ltd. , Ltd.
It is the first professional wet wipes manufacturer in China and has a dream range of wet wipes.
Dreamboat series is the first brand in China to produce and sell wet wipes.
It includes baby, lady, universal and sanitized wipes and more than 40 different products.
The Chinese government hopes to transfer sales of these products outside China after joining the WTO.
In order to meet global demand, Beijing will add two fully automatic wet wipe production lines to the four existing production lines in Beijing, with an annual production capacity of 5 million units.
It is reported that 3 000 tons of water Thorn non-woven fabrics will be used to produce these products.
Guangxi Shuya Health Products Co. , Ltd.
Subsidiary of Nanning Sugar Manufacturing Company, producing high quality sanitary napkins, baby diapers, wet paper towels, wet wipes, medical sheets and other health products as well as household paper products at competitive prices.
The company produces wet wipes, which are purchased from US paper machinery. S.
This line can produce two billion-dollar wipes a year.
Brother company of Guangsxi Qiaohong New Materials Co. , Ltd. invests 25 million tons of multibond dust-free paper linefrom Dan in $10,000
A network was established in Denmark last year.
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