Talking Point | December 2016
India's nonwoven market promising: Marc Wolpers
Hall 1, Booth B2C1
Trutzschler Nonwovens is the only company in the world manufacturing all nonwovens equipment from opening/blending to winding in-house. Process variety is one of the strengths of Trützschler Nonwovens. Since 1996 this applies for instance to the AquaJet spunlacing unit. And since a decade the company offers not only one but several technical solutions for fibre preparation, web forming, web bonding, finishing, drying and winding. Trützschler Nonwovens has also gone a step further in offering flexible production lines.
Marc Wolpers, Director of Trutzschler Nonwovens is gung-ho about the India?s nonwoven market and he is confident that he will be firming up new projects in India. He pins his hopes on the relaxed policies and incentives of the Indian Government. He interacted with the ITJ Editor via email and talked of the nonwoven potential and his company?s plans.
How has been the market in India in the recent times for your company's machines in nonwovens?
Concerning nonwovens machinery besides mechanical needling India is still at the beginning of the road into the technical textiles field. Despite a handful of well advanced producers, for instance Welspun, there is substantially less activity in spunlacing, thermo and chemical bonding than in other countries. We are in discussions about some promising projects and we hope to intensify relations during India-ITME.
What are Trutzschler plans for the India-ITME 2016, and what are the highlights for the Indian market?
At India-ITME, Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made fibres is a part of the Trützschler Group booth. Since India is one of the major markets of Trützschler, focus is laid on latest developments in this sector. The nonwoven branch targets classic nonwovens, i.e., needled materials, on one hand. We bring latest equipment for detailed technical discussions. On the other hand, our aim is to convince producers to invest in promising, new markets such as spunlacing and thermobonding. With rising incomes the Indian middle class is able to make life more convenient by using disposable wipes and diapers. Producers can seek information on a broad range of nonwoven samples which we will have on display at the booth.
What do you think is the future of nonwovens in India and what are your wish-lists for the industry and the Government to promote nonwovens in the country?
India has the potential to become a major player in the nonwovens sector. There is a huge market for both hygiene/personal care items and for durable materials such as geotextiles, filtration or automotive textiles. We think that recent changes in government policies help to develop a prosperous nonwovens industry in India. Let?s hope that also smaller and medium-sized companies are encouraged now to invest in new processes and new markets.