China is a major consumer of meltblown non-woven fabrics in the world, with a per capita consumption of over 1.5 kg. Although there is still a gap compared to developed countries such as Europe and the United States, its growth rate is significant, indicating that there is further room for development in the meltblown non-woven fabric industry in China.
Due to the high cost of equipment purchasing and production operation, the prices of meltblown products are high. In addition, the lack of understanding of product performance and uses has hindered the development of the meltblown market, making it difficult for related companies to operate prosperously. The following is an analysis of the development trends of the meltblown non-woven fabric industry.
The development trend analysis of the meltblown non-woven fabric industry shows that it can be used as a sub-high-efficiency and high-efficiency air filter core and for coarse and medium-efficiency air filtration with a higher flow rate, as it has advantages such as low resistance, high strength, excellent acid and alkali resistance, corrosion resistance, stable efficiency, long service life, and low price. The purified gas after being filtered by it does not contain short fibers.
The dust-proof mouth mask made of meltblown fabric has low breathing resistance, no stuffiness, and a dust-proof efficiency of up to 99%, and is widely used in hospitals, food processing, mines, and other workplaces that require anti-dust and anti-bacteria measures. The infection- and pain-resistant film made after special treatment has good permeability, no toxic side effects, and is convenient to use. The SMS product combined with spunbond non-woven fabric is widely used in the production of hygiene products such as surgical gowns and caps.
Polypropylene meltblown non-woven fabric is used for filtering acidic and alkaline liquids, oil, and other substances, and has excellent performance. It has been regarded as a good diaphragm material by the battery industry and has been widely used. It not only reduces battery costs and simplifies processes, but also greatly reduces the weight and volume of the battery.
The various oil-absorbing materials made of polypropylene meltblown fabric can absorb up to 14-15 times their own weight of oil, which is widely used in environmental protection projects, oil-water separation projects, and as clean materials for oil and dust in industrial production. These applications fully utilize the characteristics of polypropylene itself and the adsorption of the ultrafine fibers made by meltblown technology.
The average diameter of the meltblown ultrafine fibers is between 0.5 and 5 microns, with a large surface area and a large number of micropores formed in the fabric with high porosity. This structure stores a large amount of air, effectively preventing heat loss and providing excellent thermal insulation. It is widely used in the production of clothing and various insulation materials, such as leather jackets, ski suits, winter clothing, and cotton liners, with the advantages of being lightweight, warm, non-absorbent, breathable, and non-moldy.
In the fight against the epidemic, meltblown non-woven fabrics have shown outstanding protective and isolation functions, and have gained renewed recognition and favor in the market, ushering in a new round of expansion. The market is continuously exploring new application scenarios for meltblown non-woven fabrics. After this epidemic, both domestically and abroad, the focus on "filtration" and "purification" will be greatly increased, providing broader development prospects for meltblown fabrics.