Meltblown nonwovens are a critical component of medical face masks, especially N95 medical face
masks. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased demand for face masks, the meltblown
nonwovens market changed from a small, overlooked segment of the larger spunlaid nonwovens market to a
globally renowned product in 2020.
The demand for meltblown in face masks grew by almost 1000% between 2019 and 2020, with dozens of new
meltblown lines commissioned or added, and spot prices increasing to 5-10 times 2019 prices.
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