Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market Research Report Forecast to 2023


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Non-woven fabrics are high-tech engineered fabrics manufactured from staple fibers and long fibers, which are bonded together by mechanical, heat, chemical, or solvent treatment. These fabrics exhibit softness, resilience, low elongation, liquid repellency, flame retardancy, sound-proof, and thermal insulation properties. Depending on the application, these fabrics are combined with other materials to produce a myriad range of products.

The global non-woven fabrics market is projected to reach USD 69,186.9 million by 2023 at a CAGR of 7.92%. The growth of the global non-woven fabrics market is primarily driven by the high demand for non-wovens for hygiene products in the healthcare sector and significant growth of the automotive and construction industries. The other factor propelling the demand for non-woven fabrics is the increasing awareness regarding eco-friendly products, coupled with stringent regulations for environmental protection. The polypropylene-based non-woven fabric is widely used as a environmental friendly fabric due to its strength, lightweight, low cost, reusability, and recyclability. The demand for non-woven fabrics in the healthcare industry is attributed to their properties such as superior barrier capacity, high tearing and abrasion resistance, and good cross-contamination control. It is lightweight and extensively used in the manufacturing of automobiles for A, B, C column padding, thermal insulation, car mats, dash insulators, door panel, filters, and seat trims. The growing use of non-woven fabric-based geotextiles in application such as separation, reinforcement, stabilization, filtration, drainage, protection, moisture barrier, and waterproofing in civil, environmental engineering, and construction projects is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the players operating in the global market. Also, the use of non-woven fabric spacers for pancreatic cancer treatment is also expected to offer growth opportunities for the manufacturers of non-woven fabrics.

The manufacturers are focusing on strategic growth initiatives such as new product launches, acquisitions, and capacity expansion to strengthen their market position and meet the growing demand for non-woven fabrics. For instance, in February 2018, Toray Industries, Inc set up a new base in Andhra Pradesh, India, named Toray Industries (India) Private Limited. The new base is expected to produce polypropylene spunbond for hygiene material business. The production capacity of the new base is 18,000 tons per year, which will be operational in April 2020.

Regional Analysis
The global non-woven fabrics market, by region, is spanned across five regions—Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. The Asia-Pacific market accounted for more than 43% of the global market share in 2018 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.84% during the assessment period. The growth of the regional market is due to the increasing use of non-woven fabrics in major applications such as hygiene, construction, upholstery, and automobiles. The growth of healthcare, construction, and automotive industries in emerging economies such as India, South Korea, and ASEAN countries is expected to drive the demand for non-woven fabrics in the region.
The European market was the second-largest in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 14,726.6 million by the end of 2023. The Latin American market emerged as the fastest growing region in 2018, registering a healthy CAGR of 8.12%.

The global market has been segmented on the basis of technology, material, function, application, and region. On the basis of technology, the global non-woven fabrics market has been divided into dry-laid, wet-laid, and spun melt. The dry-laid segment accounted for more than 50% of the global market share in 2018 due to the high tensile strength, low elongation, and versatile applications of the product. By materials, the polypropylene segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period, as PP is readily degradable and has superior properties such as low density, high stiffness, heat resistance, chemical inertness, and recyclability. Based on function, the disposable segment is projected to exhibit a significant CAGR owing to the surging demand for non-woven fabrics in personal care, hygiene, and medical industries. On the basis of application, the hygiene segment is expected to register a CAGR of over 8% to reach a value of USD 24,435.9 million by the end of 2023.

Key Players
Some of the key players operating in the global non-woven fabrics market are DowDuPont (US), KCWW (US), Berry Global Inc (US), Ahlstrom-Munksjo (Finland), Freudenberg & Co. KG (Germany), Glatfelter (US), Suominen Corporation (US), Johns Manville (US), Fitesa (Brazil), TWE GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Umzamo Nonwovens (Pty) Ltd (South Africa), Toray Industries, Inc (Japan), Avgol Ltd (Israel), Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), and Fiberwebindia Ltd (India).
Geographic Analysis
The report covers a brief analysis of geographies including:
• North America
o US
o Canada
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Russia
o France
o Spain
o Italy
o The Netherlands
o Belgium
o Poland
o Rest of Europe
• Asia-Pacific
o China
o Japan
o India
o South Korea
o Australia & New Zealand
o Rest of Asia-Pacific
• Latin America
o Brazil
o Argentina
o Mexico
o Rest of Latin America
• Middle East & Africa
o Turkey
o Saudi Arabia
o Egypt
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East and Africa

Key Findings
The global non-woven fabrics market is projected to reach 69,186.9 million by 2023 at a CAGR of 7.92%. The dry-laid technology segment accounted for the largest market share in 2018 and is projected to be valued at USD 35,104.4 million by 2023.
The polypropylene material segment is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.47%, which is closely followed by polyethylene terephthalate.
By function, the disposable segment is the fastest growing segment and witnessed the similar growth during forecast period.
Hygiene application accounted for more than 30% of the global market in 2018 and is expected to grow at a significant rate during the assessment period.
Asia-Pacific dominated the global market in 2018 and is projected to register a CAGR of 8.84% during the forecast period of 2018–2023.

Intended Audience
• Non-woven fabrics manufacturers
• Traders and distributors of non-woven fabrics
• Potential investors
• Raw material suppliers
DC – Description
• air permeability
• fabric weight
• fiber fineness
• polyester fiber
• polypropylene
• low melting fiber
• calendaring technology
• thermal bonding

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

1 Executive Summary
2 Market Introduction
2.1 Definition
2.2 Scope of the Study
2.3 List of Assumptions
2.4 Market Structure
3 Market Insights
4 Research Methodology
4.1 Research Process
4.2 Primary Research
4.3 Secondary Research
4.4 Market Size Estimation
4.5 Forecast Model
5 Market Dynamics
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Drivers
5.2.1 High Demand in the Healthcare Sector
5.2.2 Rising Awareness of Eco-Friendly Fabrics
5.2.3 Significant Growth of Automotive and Construction Industries
5.3 Restraints
5.3.1 Fluctuations in Raw Material Availability
5.4 Opportunities
5.4.1 Rising Applications in Geotextiles and Agriculture
5.4.2 Use of Nonwoven Fabrics Spacers for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
5.5 Trend
5.5.1 Development of Better Alternatives for Nonwoven Fabrics
6 Market Factor Analysis
6.1 Supply Chain Analysis
6.1.1 Raw Material Suppliers
6.1.2 Nonwoven Fabric Manufacturers
6.1.3 Distribution Channel
6.1.4 Applications
6.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.2.1 Threat of New Entrants
6.2.2 Threat of Rivalry
6.2.3 Threat of Substitutes
6.2.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.2.5 Bargaining Power of Buyers
7 Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market, by Technology
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Dry-Laid
7.3 Wet-Laid
7.4 Spun Melt
8 Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market, by Material
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Polypropylene
8.3 Polyethylene Terephthalate
8.4 Polyethylene
8.5 Rayon
8.6 Wood Pulp
8.7 Bi-component
8.8 Others
9 Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market, by Function
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Disposable
9.3 Durable
10 Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market, by Application
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Hygiene
10.3 Construction
10.4 Upholstery
10.5 Filtration
10.6 Automotive
10.7 Others
11 Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market, by Region
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 U.S.
11.2.2 Canada
11.3 Europe
11.3.1 Germany
11.3.2 UK
11.3.3 France
11.3.4 Spain
11.3.5 Italy
11.3.6 Russia
11.3.7 The Netherlands
11.3.8 Belgium
11.3.9 Poland
11.3.10 Rest of Europe
11.4 Asia Pacific
11.4.1 China
11.4.2 Japan
11.4.3 India
11.4.4 Australia & New Zealand
11.4.5 South Korea
11.4.6 ASEAN
11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
11.5 Latin America
11.5.1 Mexico
11.5.2 Brazil
11.5.3 Argentina
11.5.4 Rest of Latin America
11.6 The Middle East and Africa
11.6.1 Turkey
11.6.2 UAE
11.6.3 Saudi Arabia
11.6.4 Egypt
11.6.5 South Africa
11.6.6 Rest of Middle East and Africa
12 Competitive Landscape
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Market Strategy Analysis
13 Company Profiles
13.1 DowDuPont
13.1.1 Company Overview
13.1.2 Products Offered
13.1.3 Key Developments
13.1.4 SWOT Analysis
13.1.5 Key Strategy
13.2 KCWW
13.2.1 Company Overview
13.2.2 Financial Overview
13.2.3 Products Offered
13.2.4 Key Developments
13.2.5 SWOT Analysis
13.2.6 Key Strategy
13.3 Berry Global Inc.
13.3.1 Company Overview
13.3.2 Financial Overview
13.3.3 Products Offered
13.3.4 Key Developments
13.3.5 SWOT Analysis
13.3.6 Key Strategy
13.4 Ahlstrom-Munksjo
13.4.1 Company Overview
13.4.2 Financial Overview
13.4.3 Products Offered
13.4.4 Key Developments
13.4.5 SWOT Analysis
13.4.6 Key Strategy
13.5 Freudenberg & Co. KG
13.5.1 Company Overview
13.5.2 Financial Overview
13.5.3 Products Offered
13.5.4 Key Developments
13.5.5 SWOT Analysis
13.5.6 Key Strategy
13.6 Glatfelter
13.6.1 Company Overview
13.6.2 Financial Overview
13.6.3 Products Offered
13.6.4 Key Developments
13.6.5 SWOT Analysis
13.6.6 Key Strategy
13.7 Suominen Corporation
13.7.1 Company Overview
13.7.2 Financial Overview
13.7.3 Products Offered
13.7.4 Key Developments
13.7.5 SWOT Analysis
13.7.6 Key Strategy
13.8 Johns Manville
13.8.1 Company Overview
13.8.2 Financial Overview
13.8.3 Products Offered
13.8.4 Key Developments
13.8.5 SWOT Analysis
13.8.6 Key Strategy
13.9 Fitesa
13.9.1 Company Overview
13.9.2 Financial Overview
13.9.3 Products Offered
13.9.4 Key Developments
13.9.5 SWOT Analysis
13.9.6 Key Strategy
13.1 TWE GmbH & Co. KG
13.10.1 Company Overview
13.10.2 Financial Overview
13.10.3 Products Offered
13.10.4 Key Developments
13.10.5 SWOT Analysis
13.10.6 Key Strategy
13.11 Umzamo Nonwovens (Pty) Ltd
13.11.1 Company Overview
13.11.2 Financial Overview
13.11.3 Products Offered
13.11.4 Key Developments
13.11.5 SWOT Analysis
13.11.6 Key Strategies
13.12 Toray Industries, Inc
13.12.1 Company Overview
13.12.2 Financial Overview
13.12.3 Products Offered
13.12.4 Key Developments
13.12.5 SWOT Analysis
13.12.6 Key Strategies
13.13 Avgol Ltd
13.13.1 Company Overview
13.13.2 Financial Overview
13.13.3 Products Offered
13.13.4 Key Developments
13.13.5 SWOT Analysis
13.13.6 Key Strategies
13.14 Asahi Kasei Corporation
13.14.1 Company Overview
13.14.2 Financial Overview
13.14.3 Products Offered
13.14.4 Key Developments
13.14.5 SWOT Analysis
13.14.6 Key Strategies
13.15 Fiberwebindia Ltd
13.15.1 Company Overview
13.15.2 Financial Overview
13.15.3 Products Offered
13.15.4 Key Developments
13.15.5 SWOT Analysis
13.15.6 Key Strategies
14 Conclusion
14.1 Key Findings
14.2 Industry Trends

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