Nonwoven Textiles

Nonwoven Textiles

North Carolina: Home to the Future of Nonwovens

With a reputation for innovation and a legacy in textiles, North Carolina is the perfect fit for Nonwoven textile companies. For nearly three decades, industry leaders have called North Carolina home.

Education and Workforce

North Carolina Universities produce the most textile sciences and engineering degrees in U.S.

Strong Supply Chain

83% of the raw materials needed by nonwovens manufacturers can be sourced in-state, providing a very short supply chain

Leading Producer of Nonwovens

NC’s nonwoven industry contributes $572.23B annually to the state’s GRP. This is more than double that of any other nonwovens cluster.

Fastest Growing State for Nonwovens

North Carolina has added more jobs within the nonwovens industry over the last 10 years than any other state.

Industry Support

THE NONWOVENS INSTITUTE AT N.C. STATE UNIVERSITY (NWI)
The world’s first accredited academic program for the interdisciplinary field of engineered fabrics. The NWI is an innovative global partnership between industry, government and academe.
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ASSOCIATION OF THE NONWOVEN FABRICS INDUSTRY (INDA)
INDA provides sourcing and business development services to hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens industry.
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TEXTILE PROTECTION AND COMFORT CENTER (T-PACC) AT N.C. STATE UNIVERSITY
A world leader in laboratory-based instrumented systems, its facilities are devoted to analysis of heat and flame protection, chemical resistance and comfort performance.
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CAROLINA TEXTILE DISTRICT
Offers qualified sourcing, a full value-chain connection through its Mill Network program and an incubator for textile entrepreneurs.
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