A growing landscape with huge potential

Agrotextiles: A growing landscape with huge potential provides a unique overview of woven, knitted and nonwoven fabrics and other textiles used in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, floriculture and landscape gardening, as well as in fishing and aquaculture.

Featuring an overview of the global market for agrotextiles, this new report covers the latest developments with regard to product areas and leading producers, and examines the key market drivers.

This in-depth report with around 100 pages:

  • defines agrotextiles
  • identifies the principal areas of application
  • examines the global and regional markets
  • identifies the key growth drivers
  • contains profiles of some leading producers of agrotextiles

ISBN 978-0-9573-6162-1

Publication date March 2013

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In their simplest form, textiles have been used in agriculture for thousands of years to protect plants – as well as animals – against extreme climatic conditions. For instance, they offer shade, help to maintain soil humidity and increase soil temperature, and can also protect crops from insects and weeds.

For most end-uses, agrotextiles require suitable tensile strength and good permeability characteristics with no significant deterioration under the influence of climatic extremes. The properties of agrotextiles are dependent on the fibres from which they are produced and on the type and conditions of their manufacture. However, advanced technical agrotextile products have become commonplace only in the past two or three decades, with fibrous materials, particularly synthetics, beginning to replace plastics in certain applications. In particular, the use of nonwovens, especially spunbond fabrics, is increasing.

The main growth driver for the agrotextile sector is the rise in global population, which is increasing the demand for more and better quality food in soil that is often compromised. The Food and Agricultural Organization predicts that global food production will have to increase by 70% from its current level to feed a population of 9.1bn by 2050.

Agrotextiles is one of the smaller categories of technical textiles, with consumption accounting for around 8.2% by volume and 6.4% by value of the global technical textiles market in 2010. However, this sector is among those with the strongest growth predictions based on the projected increase in global population and the demand for higher quality food. In developing countries, such as India, China and Brazil, the market is estimated to be growing by 8-10% a year. By value, Asia already accounts for around 60% of the total agrotextiles market by volume and 55% by value.

Company profiles

The report features around 90 profiles of leading players in the global agrotextiles sector, including:
ACE Geosynthetics, Taiwan
Acme Mills, USA
Affy, India
AgriFabrics, USA
Agritec, Uruguay
Agrofibre, France
Amba Agro Tech, India
American Agrifabrics, USA
Arrigoni, Italy
Arthi Enterprises, India
Avanti, USA
Beaulieu Technical Textiles, Belgium
Belton Industries, USA
Bonar, Belgium
B&V Agro Irrigation, India
Calcutta Canvas, India
Capatex, UK
Carretta, Italy
Conwed, USA
Cotesi, Portugal
CTM Technical Textiles, India
Diatex, France
Dounor Nonwovens, France
DS Textile, Belgium
DuPont, USA
Edilfloor Italy
Enya, Belgium
EvoOrganic, USA
Fiberweb, UK
Fiberweb India
Fiberweb Specialty Nonwovens, China
Fortune Agro Net, India
Freudenberg, Germany
Garware-Wall Ropes, India
General Nonwovens, Turkey
Golden Netting, China
Gromax, UK
Hongjun Nonwovens, China
Huayang Nonwoven, China
Hy-Tex, UK
IFT, Thailand
JOFO, China
Kasturi Agro Net, India
Kremmin Nets & Ropes, Germany
KT Canada, Canada
KT Exports, India
Kwality Nets, India
La Zeloise, Belgium
Maar, Slovenia
Malmo Exim, India
Megran, Poland
Meyabond, China
Mogul, Turkey
Neo Corp, India
Neptune Polymers, India
Pegas Nonwovens, Czech Republic
Polymer Group, USA
Polysack, Israel
Punchy, China
Quanzhou Dongxiang, China
Reliance Industries, India
Rishi Techtex, India
Romak, Czech Republic
SAPPL, India
Shakti Polyweave, India
Shanghai Yanpai, China
Shengzhou Deli, China
Siang May, Singapore
Sino Netting, China
Stradom, Poland
Sunsafe, India
Tama, Israel
Technical Absorbents, UK
Tefisa, Spain
TenCate Industrial Fabrics, Netherlands
Texbond, India
Texdelta, Spain
Texel, Canada
Texinov, France
Thrace, Greece
Thrace-LINQ, USA
TiszaTextil, Hungary
Tuflex India, India
Unimin India, India
Wonderful Nonwoven, China
Xinlong, China
Zend, China

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