“October production of thermal-bonded and needle-punched nonwovens
increased for the tenth consecutive month, whereas that of wet-laid
nonwovens decreased for the first time in 12 months. The production of
spunbonded and meltblown also declined for the first time in ten months.

October production is as follows: chemical bonded, 1,597 tons (down
15%); thermal bonded, 3,210 tons (up 4.7%); needle punched, 6,534 tons
(up 0.2%); spunlaced, 2,827 tons (down 10.8%); spunbonded and meltblown,
7,458 tons (down 1%); others, 2,124 tons (down 2.6%); wet-laid
nonwovens, 2,819 tons (down 9.3%). ”