ANTEX Asia 2024 Nonwovens Show is set to make its debut in Thailand


The Asia Nonwovens Technology Expo (ANTEX Asia) 2024, the largest nonwovens show in Southeast Asia and the ASEAN region, is set to make its debut on November 13-15, 2024, at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Thailand. This Expo willshowcase sustainability and emerging technologies in the industry. With the goal of attracting over 200 exhibitors, 4,000 attendees from 20 countries and regions, and featuring 5 national/regional pavilions, ANTEX Asia 2024 promises to be a significant event in the nonwovens sector.

Thriving market in Southeast Asia driven by healthcare and automotive

The nonwovens market is thriving globally, with Southeast Asia serving as a key driver of growth. The increasing demand for nonwoven fabrics can be attributed to their growing applications in the healthcare and personal care industries, as well as the rising demand for automotive especially electric vehicles (EV). Multiple research studies indicate that:

  • The global nonwoven fabrics market size is projected to reach US$68.1 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2021 to 2030 .
  • By 2030, the region will also be home to 60% of the world’s population aged 65 years or older. The total healthcare expenditure in Asia is estimated to exceed US$4 trillion by 2024 .
  • EV market in Southeast Asia is expected to grow rapidly, with an annual growth rate (CAGR 2023-2028) of 5.5%, resulting in a market volume of US$1,871.0m (US$1,871 million) by 2028 . The unit sales of EV market in Thailand are expected to reach 27,000 vehicles in 2028 .
  • The textile industry in China is booming with increasing investments and government support. Textile production reached 3.18 billion meters of clothing fabric in October 2022 .

ANTEX Asia 2024, strategically hosted in Bangkok, Thailand – the core of the rapidly expanding nonwovens market, aims to boost the industry’s growth by constructing a knowledge graph. ANTEX Asia functions as a platform to explore emerging applications, anticipate future trends, and comprehend the groundbreaking technologies that will further drive the Asian nonwovens development, particularly in automotive, filtration, wipes, medical and personal care sectors.

Organized by industry leaders with decades of experience

The Expo is organized by a team of industry professionals with extensive experience inmanaging trade shows. Among the organizers is Tradelink Co. Ltd. (Tradelink), founded by Mr. Nao Kozuka, a pioneer in the nonwoven industry who launched the first nonwoven trade show in Asia 35 years ago and has been actively involved in various nonwoven events since then. “We are thrilled to launch ANTEX Asia, marking a new era of collaboration and innovation across the nonwoven field,” said Nao Kozuka. “An active dialogue with key stakeholders including local government officials has been established and positive responses were received.”

“Bangkok is the perfect location for the Expo as this country is talented with nonwovens manufacturing. ANTEX Asia, as an international conference, it provides a platform for global leaders to share insights and business strategies customized for the Southern Asian market,” said Culsin Li, Managing Director at Baobab Tree Event.

“With the booming sectors surrounding nonwoven market, ANTEX Asia will act as a central hub for industry experts, fostering the exchange of knowledge, technology, and innovation across various sectors.” stated Grace Mak, Managing Director at MGT Expo Planning and Management Ltd.