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Agrotextiles: A growing landscape with huge potential (PDF format)

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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

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
  • 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
  • NYP, USA
  • 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