Nonwoven fabrics are produced in a web-like pattern under heat and pressure, and are manufactured as per the requirement of the specific application. Nonwoven fabrics may have a limited life, be of single use or be a durable fabric. Their appearance, texture and strength is similar to a woven fabric with a thick padding. Non-woven fabrics that are highly absorbent and have high elasticity and filtration capacity are preferred. Spunlaid, wetlaid, and drylaid are the major technologies that are used to manufacture nonwoven fabric.
Some of the major factors, such as the increasing usage of nonwoven fabric in the healthcare industry, especially in developing markets such as India, due to the rising health concerns among consumers; and growing usage in the automotive industry, are expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. With the rapid technological advancements, nonwoven fabric has established a large application base in numerous end-user industries, such as the agricultural and building & construction industries, which, in turn, boost the market growth. On the flipside, the difficulty in procurement of raw materials may hinder the nonwoven fabric market growth.
The market can be segmented on the basis of material, technology, function and end-user. On the basis of end-user, the market can be segmented into healthcare, construction, energy, personal hygiene, filtration, furnishings, automotive, agriculture, clothing and others. In 2017, the healthcare sector is expected to dominate the market, with a market share of XX%. On the basis of technology, the market can be segmented into spunmelt, wetlaid, airlaid, and others (which includes carded). In terms of material used, the market can be segmented into polypropylene, PET, polyethylene, rayon, wood pulp, polyester and others. In 2017, polypropylene is expected to dominate the market, with a market share of XX%. The market can also be segmented on the basis of function into disposable and non-disposable.
The market has also been segmented on the basis of geography, into North America, South America, Middle East & Africa, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. In 2017, Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market, with a market share of XX%. An increase in birth rate has led to a rise in the population of infants, propelling the demand for baby diapers, thereby boosting the market in the region. Opportunities and Major Players
The shift in focus towards the adoption of geotextiles is expected to offer numerous opportunities for the growth of the market.
Some of the major players currently dominating the market with their products are as follows:
Toray Industries, Inc
Key Deliverables in the Study
Market analysis for the global nonwoven fabric market, with country-specific assessments and global-level competition analysis.
Market definition, along with the identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario, and potential opportunities.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section, with profiles of major companies, along with their market shares.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the nonwoven fabric market at the global level.
A comprehensive list of key market players, along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Usage in Healthcare Industry
4.1.2 Increasing Usage as an Alternative to Polyurethane Foam
4.1.3 Accelerating Demand in the Automotive sector in China and India
4.2.1 Difficulty in Procuring Raw Material
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3.1 Shifting Focus towards Geotextiles
4.3.2 Other Opportunities
126.96.36.199 Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
5. By Material
5.1.1 Polyethylene Teraphthalate (PET)
5.1.4 Wood Pulp
5.1.7 By Technology
5.2.3 Others (including Carded)
5.2.4 By Function
5.3.2 By Market
5.4.3 Personal Hygeine
5.4.10 Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1.3 South Korea
6.1.4 ASEAN Countries
6.1.5 Australia and New Zealand
6.1.6 Rest of the Asia-Pacific
6.1.7 North America
6.2 United States
6.2.3 Rest of North America
6.3 United Kingdom
6.3.6 Nordic Countries
6.3.7 Rest of Europe
6.3.8 South America
6.4.4 Rest of South America
6.4.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5 Saudi Arabia
6.5.1 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
6.5.4 Future of the Market
7. Competitive Landscape
8. Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
8.1 Market Share Analysis
8.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8.3 Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services and Recent Developments)
9. Toray Industries, Inc.
9.1 Acme Mills Company and Textile Industries, Inc.
9.3 Fitesa SA
9.4 Foss Manufacturing Co.
9.5 Freudenberg Group
9.8 Kimberly-Clark Professional
9.9 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
9.10 Suominen Corporation
9.11 Treco Fibematics
9.12 TWE Group
9.13 Xamax Industries, Inc.
9.14 KT Exports (India) Pvt. Ltd.
*list not exhaustive
** subject to availability on public domain