The global nonwoven fabric market is estimated to account for US$ 44,268.7 Mn by the end of 2018 and increasing at a CAGR of 7.0% during the forecast period (2018–2026), is projected to reach a market value of by US$ 76,043.2 Mn by 2026 end. Nonwoven fabric used for the high-tech application is available in only a few locations around the world. Hence, companies are looking for more sources with the rising demand from various industries. Both consumers and suppliers are demanding fabric with the highest quality. Manufacturers are also focusing on using advanced refining techniques. This can help end-users to focus on core business, instead of investing time and money on nonwoven fabric. With the volume being hampered by quality assurance regulation globally.
Nonwoven fabrics are produced from fibers and used in various products and materials. The rise in healthcare and medical industry across the globe is contributing to the growth of the global nonwoven fabric market. Manufacturers are producing a nonwoven fabric with the focus on softness, strength, durability, firmness, anti-microbial properties, acid and solvent resistance. Owing to the diverse nature of products, the nonwoven fabric is gaining popularity in various industries. The fiber manufacturers are also conducting research activity to produce new fibers derived from natural and renewable sources. For instance, polylactic acid is an advanced fiber derived from corn, viscose and other vegetable starches.
Besides the increasing use of nonwoven fabric in the healthcare sector, it is likely to find a huge opportunity for expansion in footwear and agriculture. In order to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination, increasing number of healthcare units are using nonwoven disinfected fabrics. The nonwoven fabric is also being used on a large scale in geotextile market for the construction of durable roads. Nonwoven material is witnessing increasing demand in the automotive sector in order to replace heavy materials and to produce lightweight vehicles.
As per the study by Persistence Market Research, the global market for nonwoven fabric is likely to see a robust growth throughout the forecast period 2018-2026. The global nonwoven fabric market is projected to reach US$ 76,043. Million in terms of value by the end of the forecast period 2026.
Drylaid Technology to Witness Significant Growth in the Global Nonwoven Fabric Market
Drylaid technology is expected to create more opportunity for the key players in the near future. With the help of drylaid technology nonwoven fabric is made in continues process. Hence, this technology leads to low cost and faster belt speed. Moreover, the technology are being used on a large scale for producing both disposable and durable products. The drylaid nonwovens are finding main application in medical, hygiene, automobiles and packaging industry. Manufacturers are using polypropylene for producing drylaid nonwoven, owing to the high yield, i.e. fiber per kilogram. In recent years, drylaid nonwoven has witnessed rapid development due to its high process efficiency and excellent properties. The demand for nonwoven fabric made using drylaid technology is rising in various industries.
Increasing Demand for Hygiene Products for Baby to Drive the Global Market for Nonwoven Fabric
The nonwoven fabric is largely used for producing disposable or single-use products including a face mask, baby wipes, baby diapers, etc. With the changing lifestyle and hygiene, personal care is being given utmost importance, especially in case of newborns and children. Hence, manufacturers are using different types of nonwovens to produce various absorbent hygiene products, where it comes in direct contact with the body. Nonwoven fabric provides quick liquid absorption and also provides a dry surface. To provide safety for sensitive skin, nonwoven fabric provides comfortable and soft touch to the products. Increasing focus on providing extensive care for infants, baby hygiene products are being used widely across countries. In baby toiletries industry, baby diapers and wipes are witnessing significant demand, owing to the increasing awareness on sanitization and personal hygiene.
Global Nonwoven Fabric Market analysis, by region
Moreover, Asia Pacific is witnessing increased demand for baby care products due to the rise in birthrate in countries such as India and China. Hence, major companies in baby care products are also focusing on producing a better product by using fiber that is strong and at the same time offers comfort and softness.
Key players dominating the global Nonwoven Fabric Market
Some of the players reported in this study on the global nonwoven fabric market are Avintiv, Inc, Freudenberg SE, Ahlstrom, Kimberly-Clark, DowDupont, P.H. Glatfelter Company, Suominen Corporation, Johns Manvile (JM), Toray Industries, Inc., Asahi Kasei Corporation.
Persistence Market Research (PMR) analyzes the nonwoven fabric market in its new publication titled “Nonwoven Fabric Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 – 2017 and Forecast; 2018 – 2026”. This study provides data for 2017 along with the forecast for the period (2018–2026). The main objective of the report is to identify dynamics in the market and provide recent updates and insights pertaining to various segments of the global nonwoven fabric market. To provide better understanding of the market, the report also includes analysis of drivers, restraints, trends which influence the current market scenario and are expected to impact the global nonwoven fabric market over the forecast period. The study provides data for 2017 along with a comprehensive market forecast for the period 2018–2026.
To understand and assess market opportunities and trends, the global nonwoven fabric market report is categorically split into different sections based on technology, material type, applications and regions. The report starts with the market overview and provides market definition and taxonomy along with supply chain, drivers, restraints, and trends in the market. The sections that follow include global nonwoven fabric market analysis technology, material type application and Regional level analysis. All the above sections evaluate the market on the basis of various factors affecting the market. Each section discusses the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the global nonwoven fabric Market. To give a brief idea about revenue opportunities from application and region/country-wise segments, the report also provides market value (US$ Mn) data, absolute $ opportunity, and total incremental opportunity for each segment over the forecast period (2018-2026).
In the final section of the report, we have provided a detailed competition landscape with overall market structure, company market share and performance, in order to provide report audiences with a dashboard view of key players operating in the global nonwoven fabric along with their business strategies. This would enable clients to assess strategies deployed by market leaders and help them develop effective strategies accordingly.
For market data analysis, we have considered 2017 as the base year, with market numbers are estimated for 2018 and forecasts made for 2019–2026. The report considers the market size of the global nonwoven fabric market at a global level, and splits & evaluates the market at a regional level. The forecast assesses the total revenue (US$ Mn) of the global nonwoven fabric market. In order to provide an accurate forecast, we have started by sizing up the current market, which forms the basis of how the global nonwoven fabric market is expected to develop in the future. The critical market data, including the base number and segment splits, has been devised through in-depth secondary research. This data is then triangulated on the basis of different verticals, considering both supply side and demand side drivers and other dynamics of the various regional markets, along with primary interviews of global nonwoven fabric manufacturers, distributors & suppliers, and industry experts operating in the global nonwoven fabric market. The forecast presented in the report evaluates the actual market size (US$ Mn) in 2017 with regard to global nonwoven fabric and the expected market value in the global nonwoven fabric market over the forecast period.
We have also analyzed the different segments of the global nonwoven fabric market in terms of basis point share (BPS) to understand individual segments’ relative contribution to market growth. This detailed level of information is important for identifying the various key trends governing the global nonwoven fabric market. The report also analyses the global nonwoven fabric market based on the absolute dollar opportunity. This is usually overlooked while estimating the market forecast. However, from a business development perspective, it is essential to identify absolute dollar opportunity is essential to identify potential resources in the global nonwoven fabric market. Moreover, PMR has developed a market attractiveness index to understand the key segments in terms of their performance and growth in the global nonwoven fabric market. This market attractiveness index would help clients to identify real market opportunities in the global nonwoven fabric market.