Global Market Study on Nonwoven Fabrics: By Technology, Spunlaid and Drylaid Segments are Projected to Collectively Expand at a CAGR Of 6.7% over Forecast Period


Non Wovens Market
  • Published On : Sep-2016 |
  • Pages : 220 Pages |
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Persistence Market Research (PMR) offers an 8-year forecast for the global nonwoven fabric market between 2016 and 2024. In terms of consumption, the market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period (2016–2024). This report provides market dynamics and trends across five major regions namely, North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, which influence the current nature and future status of the global nonwoven fabric market over the forecast period.

This report examines the ‘Global Nonwoven Fabric Market’ for the period 2016–2024 in terms of value and volume. The primary objective of the report is to offer updates on developments in the global nonwoven fabric market and conduct quantitative as well as qualitative assessment of the market across various derivatives, applications and regional market segments. 

On the basis of technology, the global nonwoven fabric market is segmented as follows:

  • Spunlaid
    • Spunbond
      • Polypropylene
      • Polyester
      • Polyethylene
      • Bicomponent Fibre
    • Meltblown
    • Spun-Melt-Spun
  • Drylaid
    • Spunlace
    • Needlepunch
    • Thermal Bonded
      • Through Air
      • Others
    • Chemical Bonded
    • Airlaid
    • Carded
  • Wetlaid
  • Others 

On the basis of application, the global nonwoven fabric market is segmented as follows: 

  • Construction
    • Geotextile
    • Wallwraps
    • Ground Covers
  • Textile
    • Furniture Fabrics
    • Carpets
    • Medical Protective Apparel
    • Industrial Protective Apparel
  • Personal Care
    • Disposable Diapers
    • Feminine Care Products
    • Adult Incontinence
  • Filtration & Others 

Regionally, nonwoven fabric market is segmented as follows:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

To understand and assess market opportunities and trends, the report is categorically split into sections such as market introduction, global market analysis, analysis by technology, by material type, by application and by region. Each section discusses the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the global nonwoven fabric market. To offer a brief understanding about revenue opportunities from various applications and regions/countries, the report also provides absolute $ opportunity and total incremental opportunity for each segment over the forecast period.

The report starts with market an introduction and provides market definition and analysis about drivers, restraints and key trends in the global nonwoven fabric market. The sections that follow include global market analysis, by application and further by regional/country level analysis. All the above sections evaluate the market on the basis of various factors affecting the market, covering present scenario and future prospects. For market data analysis, the report considers 2015 as the base year, with market numbers estimated for 2016 and the forecast made for 2017–2024.

To calculate market size, the report considers average price of nonwoven fabric in aforementioned technologies across geographies on a regional basis. The forecast assesses total revenue as well as volume of global nonwoven fabric market. The data is triangulated on the basis of different analysis considering supply side, demand side and dynamics of regional markets. However, quantifying the market across regions is more a matter of quantifying expectations and identifying opportunities rather than rationalising them after the forecast has been completed.

The final section of the global nonwoven fabric market report provides profiles of the key industry players in order to evaluate their strategies and recent developments. Moreover, this section of the report also includes a dashboard view of key companies operating in the global nonwoven fabric market. Some of the market players featured in the section are Avintiv, Inc., Freudenberg SE, Ahlstrom, Kimberly-Clarke, E. I. Dupont Nemours And Company, P.H. Glatfelter Company, Suominen Corporation, Johns Manvile, Toray Industries Inc. and Asahi Kasei Corporation.

Key Regions/ Country Covered

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Asia Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

Nonwoven fabrics are technical textiles that are manufactured using sheets or web structures bonded by means of various thermal, chemical or mechanical processes. Such fabrics can be manufactured or modified to exhibit superior properties as per requirement of certain applications. Some of the desired properties include absorbency, elasticity, filterability and flame retardancy. Various high-tech processes such as spunlaid, wetlaid and drylaid technologies are used to manufacture nonwoven fabrics in order to achieve desired characteristics in the finished products. Spunbond and meltblown are the most preferred spunlaid techniques. Spunlace and needlepunch are the other prominent types of nonwoven fabric manufacturing techniques. The characteristics of finished products also depend on the raw material used. Polypropylene, polyester, rayon, polyurethane, polyethylene, and nylon are the generally used raw materials. Among these, polypropylene is used most prominently. Polypropylene spun bond, polypropylene spun lace and polypropylene needle punch are some of the most widely used nonwoven fabrics in industrial as well as hygiene applications. Nonwoven fabric materials find use in a diverse set of industrial as well as consumer applications. Major applications of nonwoven fabric include personal care, construction, and textiles. Among these applications, personal care is the most prominent application, where it is used in the production of disposable diapers, feminine care products and adult incontinence products.

Global nonwoven fabric market is estimated be valued at US$ 35.4 Bn by 2016 end, and is projected to expand at a high single-digit CAGR in terms of value during the forecast period, 2016–2024.

Nonwoven fabric materials find major application in consumer products such as disposable diapers, feminine care products, and adult incontinence, and market growth is consequently driven by increasing demand for such hygiene products over the forecast period. Increasing infant and child population in Asia Pacific is estimated to drive significant demand for disposable diapers in the near future. Increasing consumption of disposable diapers and feminine care products in emerging countries with low penetration is anticipated to provide an impetus for market growth over the forecast period. Moreover, increasing demand for fuel-efficient and lightweight transportation automobiles is also anticipated to drive market growth in the near future. The increasing application of nonwoven materials in automobile interiors combined with increasing automotive production output is anticipated to drive market growth to a certain extent. However, a high price of finished products is attributed to high cost of raw materials. Such high prices of finished products are expected to impede market growth over the forecast period. Increasing stringent regulations on the textile industry is estimated as another factor restraining market growth. Moreover, shifting nonwoven production to ASEAN countries, offering consumer-specific products and basis weight reduction are some of the key trends observed in the global nonwoven fabric market. 

Global Nonwoven Fabric Market Taxonomy

Global nonwoven fabric market is segmented as follows:

  • By Technology
  • By Material Type
  • By Application
  • By Region

By technology, global nonwoven fabric market is segmented into spunlaid, drylaid, wetlaid and others. Spunlaid nonwoven technology is further classified as spunbond, melt blown and spun melt spun. Drylaid nonwoven technology is further classified as spunlace, needlepunch, thermal bonded, chemical bonded, airlaid and carded. Based on material type, nonwoven fabric market is segmented into polypropylene, polyester, rayon, polyurethane, polyethylene and nylon. Among these material types, polypropylene is most prominently used. On the basis of application, the market is segmented as construction, textile and personal care.

Technology Segment Analysis

Spunlaid and drylaid segments are projected to collectively expand at a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period, which is higher than the projected global average growth rate. The two segments are anticipated to create incremental $ opportunity of US$ 27,616.5 Mn between 2016 and 2024. Wetlaid segment is projected to expand at a relatively low CAGR over the forecast period.

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Regional Analysis

On the basis of region, the global nonwoven fabric market is segmented into key regions, namely, North America, Latin America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa. Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the dominating market in terms of value and volume, over the forecast period.

Key Players

Avintiv, Inc., Freudenberg SE, Ahlstrom, Kimberly-Clarke, E. I. du Pont the Nemours and Company, P.H. Glatfelter Company, Suominen Corporation, Johns Manvile, Toray industries Inc. and Asahi Kasei Corporation are some of the key players identified in this report.

Company Profile

  • Avintiv, Inc.
  • Freudenberg SE
  • Ahlstrom
  • Kimberly-Clarke
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and
  • P.H. Glatfelter Company
  • Suominen Corporation
  • Johns Manvile (JM)
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Research Methodology
  • Assumptions & Acronyms
  • Others
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