Impact of COVID-19 on the Protective Fabrics Market
The world is fighting from COVID-19 which has extremely affected the protective fabric industry with an immense growth of demand to save the life. Daily the market demand is uplifting with an increasing number of patients across the global. Several producers have increased their production capacity for more than 60-70% to fulfil the PPE demand and thereby increases the need of protective fabrics. In March 2020, Milliken & Co. have scale up the antimicrobial fabric production at US based plant to supply fabric across the country. Protective fabric is found to have high growth of opportunity during the lockdown for manufacturing PPE such as coveralls, disposable face shield, face mask, gloves, gowns, and surgical caps for healthcare industry. Non-woven is among the most demanding protective fabrics these days to manufacture face mask and protective clothing.
China is dominating the production of Protective fabrics followed by Taiwan, Japan, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, US, and several European Countries. During this epidemic China accounted for major supplier of face mask with a daily production of 110 million units.
The high demand of non-woven fabrics in more than 120 countries are facing supply challenges owing to have less availability of transport and labours issues. Due to which some of the countries have also stop exporting protective fabrics to first accomplish their domestic demand. The immense growth of demand for fabrics and lesser supplies has also resulted to hike in price for different commodities.
Considering the market dynamics and safety hygiene on priority, Government has also initiated the awareness step to churn out the supply-demand issue. Major players have increased the capacity and building new plants to fulfil the market demand. Moreover, several new entrants have also joined the industry to provide enough quantity of fabrics.
MRFR have examine the situation of COVID-19 for protective fabrics which will have positive impact on the market growth in the coming future.