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Non-Woven Fabrics - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

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  • 524 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
  • ID: 5030695

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
  • Freudenberg Group
  • Johns Manville
  • PFNonwovens

Global Non-Woven Fabrics Market to Reach $62 Billion by 2026


Non-woven fibers are laid in patterns and bonded using pressure, heat and chemicals. Increased demand for the fabrics in the healthcare and medical sectors constitutes the major growth promoting factor for the market. The current pandemic has increased awareness among people with regard to the many benefits of non-wovens. The market for non-woven fabrics, used in the manufacture of masks, PPE and other medical-grade products, witnessed significant growth over the past one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For meeting the rising demand, non-woven manufacturers across the world were seen expanding production capacities and investing money in purchasing new equipment. Disposable non-wovens are able to offer inexpensive and effective protection from microorganisms because of their multilayered construction. The geotextile industry is also one of the key end-users of non-woven fabrics. Non-woven geotextiles are used in road building and dry laid processes where they improve longevity of roads. The automotive industry also uses the fabrics for many applications. There are now many interior and exterior automotive components made of non-woven fabrics.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Non-Woven Fabrics estimated at US$44.6 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$62 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 8.4% over the analysis period. Spunbond, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 8.7% CAGR to reach US$30.1 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Dry Laid segment is readjusted to a revised 9.6% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 28.9% share of the global Non-Woven Fabrics market. Spunbond non-woven fabric, the largest segment, finds application in the manufacture of hygiene products and in coating substrates, building, battery separator, filtration and wipers among others. The technique of spunbond is the most used manufacturing method as it enables production of material with superior quality and greater strength.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $8.9 Billion in 2022, While China is Forecast to Reach $14.1 Billion by 2026


The Non-Woven Fabrics market in the U.S. is estimated at US$8.9 Billion in the year 2022. The country currently accounts for a 20.31% share in the global market. China, the world's second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of US$14.1 Billion in the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 10.9% through the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 5.4% and 7.1% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 5.7% CAGR while Rest of European market (as defined in the study) will reach US$15.5 Billion by the end of the analysis period. Strong growth in developing countries is being driven by increasing geriatric population and birth rate, rising awareness among people about the benefits from using the fabrics, and increasing automotive industry demand among others. Asia-Pacific (including China and Japan) is the largest non-woven fabrics market currently, driven mainly by the Indian and Chinese markets. High birthrate in both the countries, raw material availability; and strong growth of the geotextile, automotive, agricultural, medical, healthcare, construction and military sectors promotes market growth in the region.

Wet Laid Segment to Reach $9 Billion by 2026


Wet laid mat is made of heavy wet chopped denier fibers with diameter in the range of 6-20 micrometer. Wet laid mats are resin bonded with curtain coater. In the global Wet Laid segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 6.3% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$4.2 Billion will reach a projected size of US$6.4 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$1.4 Billion by the year 2026, while Latin America will expand at a 7.8% CAGR through the analysis period.

Automotive Applications in the Spotlight


Nonwoven fabrics enjoy wider acceptance in automotive manufacturing. The growing requirement to replace plastics for achieving weight reduction and contributing to sustainability makes nonwovens a perfect option for automotive makers. Majority of companies are paying attention to make components and vehicles more efficient and lighter, and betting on nonwovens for new applications and performance attributes while lowering the use of plastics. In addition, the use of ultrasonic welding allows easy conversion of non-woven materials into automobile components. Nonwoven fabrics offer an adaptable material that is cost-effective and easy to develop and support new functionality. Nonwovens also present new design opportunities for manufacturers. Based on their superior versatility, these materials add value to numerous functions and components. The desirable variation is highly beneficial for production businesses and OEMs, mainly for diverse SKUs and products. Nonwovens are conformable to dimensional and space constraints, and allow manufacturers to explore new design options for vehicle parts and components. The demand for nonwovens in the automotive industry varies on the basis of primary focus of manufacturers across different regions. For instance, sustainability drives automakers in North America to focus on naturally-derived resins. On the other hand, European companies consider materials that can be easily repurposed at end of their life. In addition, the Asia-Pacific market is witnessing rising demand for materials that can be conveniently recycled into alternative or same products. By functionality, the market is becoming more price-sensitive to derive profit margins. While nonwovens attract few companies in North America for their aesthetic appeal, players in Asia-Pacific, most notably in India, consider nonwovens for value addition. These products are commonly used by automakers for specific benefits such as antimicrobial qualities, easy cleaning, softness and odor absorption. These benefits are prompting manufacturers to shift their attention away from expensive, complex and time-intensive plastic moulding dies and explore more nonwoven solutions.

Select Competitors (Total 112 Featured):

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • DuPont
  • Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
  • Fitesa
  • Freudenberg Group
  • Glatfelter Company
  • Johns Manville
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Lydall Inc.
  • PFNonwovens
  • Suominen Corporation
  • TWE Group

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
  • Freudenberg Group
  • Johns Manville
  • PFNonwovens

I. METHODOLOGYII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. MARKET OVERVIEW
  • Influencer Market Insights
  • World Market Trajectories
  • Non-Woven Fabrics - Global Key Competitors Percentage Market Share in 2022 (E)
  • Competitive Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial for Players Worldwide in 2022 (E)
  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and Looming Global Recession: 2020 Marked as a Year of Disruption & Transformation
  • World Economic Growth Projections (Real GDP, Annual % Change) for 2020 through 2022
  • Pandemic Creates Strong Growth Opportunities for Non-Woven Fabrics
  • Impermeable PPE Gowns for Dental Professionals: An Effective Barrier against COVID-19
  • Less Invasive and Robotic Surgeries to Reduce Demand in Long Run
  • An Introduction to Non-Woven Fabrics
  • Production Technologies
  • Manufacturing Process of Non-Woven Fabrics
  • Global Market Prospects & Outlook
  • Analysis by Technology Type
  • World Non-Woven Fabrics Market by Technology (2021 & 2027): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Spunbond, Dry Laid, Wet Laid, and Other Technologies
  • Analysis by Application
  • World Non-Woven Fabrics Market by Application (2021 & 2027): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Healthcare & Hygiene, Building & Construction, Filtration, Automotive, Consumer Products, and Other Applications
  • Regional Analysis
  • World Non-Woven Fabrics Market by Region (2021 & 2027): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Developed and Developing Regions
  • Global Non-Woven Fabrics Market - Geographic Regions Ranked by Value CAGR for 2020-2027: China, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan
  • Competitive Scenario
  • Recent Market Activity
  • Select Global Brands
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
  • Rising Adoption in Numerous Applications Favors Growth in the Non-Woven Fabrics Market
  • Fibers Used in Healthcare or Hygiene Products
  • Increasing Healthcare Expenditure, An Opportunity Indicator for Non-Woven Fabrics Market: World Healthcare Expenditure (In US$ Trillion) for the Years for 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023
  • Healthcare Sector Emerges as a Major Growth Driver
  • Innovations Augment the Role of Nonwoven Fabrics in Healthcare
  • Spike in Demand for Medical Protective Gear Augurs Well
  • Nonwoven Fabrics: Ideal for Making Different Types of Face Masks
  • Ultrasonic Welding Gains Preference for the Production of Nonwoven Medical PPE
  • Growing Focus on Sustainability Enhances Prospects
  • Spunbond-Meltblown-Spunbond Finds Improved Demand
  • Wetlaid & Airlaid Nonwovens to Sustain Growth
  • World Market for Wetlaid Non-Woven Fabric (2021E): Percentage Volume Breakdown by End-Use Application
  • Shift to Plastic-Free Wipes Bodes Well
  • Nonwoven Fabrics Make a Cut in Feminine Hygiene Domain
  • World Feminine Hygiene Products Sales in US$ Million by Region for the Years 2018 and 2024
  • Adult Incontinence: A Growing Market Segment
  • Global Aging Population Statistics for the 65+ Age Group in Million by Geographic Region for the Years 2019, 2025, 2035 and 2050
  • Worldwide Prevalence (%) of Urinary Incontinence in Men and Women
  • Sustained Opportunities in the Baby Care Segment
  • Global Infant (0-4 Years) Population (in Million) for the Years 2000-2020
  • Annual Usage of Baby Disposable Diapers Per Infant by Region (Age up to 2.5 years)
  • Demographic Changes & Lifestyle Trends Influence Uptake of Baby Diapers
  • Growth in Demand for Building Textiles Underpins Market Expansion
  • Global Construction Spending (In US$ Trillion) for the Years 2019, 2020, & 2021 Year Construction Spending (In $ Trillion)
  • Revival of the Automobile Sector Post COVID-19 to Encourage Demand
  • World Automobile Production in Million Units: 2008-2022
  • Factors Pushing Demand in Automotive Applications
  • Nonwoven Fabrics Seek Role in Industrial Cleaning Applications
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEIII. MARKET ANALYSIS
UNITED STATES
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United States for 2022 (E)
CANADA
JAPAN
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Japan for 2022 (E)
CHINA
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in China for 2022 (E)
EUROPE
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Europe for 2022 (E)
FRANCE
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in France for 2022 (E)
GERMANY
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Germany for 2022 (E)
ITALY
UNITED KINGDOM
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United Kingdom for 2022 (E)
SPAINRUSSIAREST OF EUROPE
ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Asia-Pacific for 2022 (E)
AUSTRALIA
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Australia for 2022 (E)
INDIA
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in India for 2022 (E)
SOUTH KOREAREST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
LATIN AMERICA
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Latin America for 2022 (E)
ARGENTINABRAZILMEXICOREST OF LATIN AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Middle East for 2022 (E)
IRANISRAELSAUDI ARABIAUNITED ARAB EMIRATESREST OF MIDDLE EAST
AFRICA
  • Non-Woven Fabrics Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Africa for 2022 (E)
IV. COMPETITION
  • Total Companies Profiled: 112

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • DuPont
  • Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
  • Fitesa
  • Freudenberg Group
  • Glatfelter Company
  • Johns Manville
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Lydall Inc.
  • PFNonwovens
  • Suominen Corporation
  • TWE Group