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Published Date: 2014-06-18Number of Pages: 199

Nonwoven Materials and Products (Polypropylene, Polyester, Nylon and Others) Market for Disposable Applications and Durable Applications - Asia Pacific and Middle East Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019

Nonwoven materials are the fabrics made of parallel laid, cross laid or randomly laid webs bonded with application of adhesives or thermoplastics fibers under the application of pressure and heat. Nonwoven materials exhibit properties such as liquid repellence, absorbency, resilience, softness, stretch, strength, flame retardancy, thermal insulation, cushioning, filtration and acoustic insulation. Due to all these properties, nonwoven materials and products are widely used in various industries in Asia Pacific and the Middle East region. The major product segments of nonwoven materials and products include polypropylene, polyester and nylon. Nonwoven materials and products are used in distinct applications in a diverse range of industries such as medical, healthcare, textiles, construction, agriculture, automobile, paper and packaging. The revenue generated by the nonwoven materials and products market in Asia Pacific was USD 10,867.5 million in 2012 and is anticipated to reach USD 18,166.8 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.6% from 2013 to 2019. The revenue generated by the nonwoven materials and products market in the Middle East was USD 1,416.8 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 2,462.1 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2013 to 2019.

Polypropylene nonwoven fabric accounted for the largest share of the nonwoven materials and products market in Asia Pacific in 2012, followed by polyester and nylon nonwoven fabrics. The polypropylene segment of nonwoven materials and products market in Asia Pacific has generated revenue of USD 6,089.1 million in 2012. Though polypropylene is the largest product segment of nonwoven materials and products, the other segment that includes cellulosics, bio-component fibers and nano-fibers, is the most attractive market in Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions.

Durable applications segment was the largest market segment of nonwoven materials and products in Asia Pacific in 2012, which generated revenue of USD 6,705.3 million in 2012 and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2013 to 2019. This segment dominated the nonwoven materials and products consumption in Asia Pacific in 2012 and the growing demand for durable nonwovens in industries such as automobiles, construction and agriculture is driving the nonwoven materials and products market in this region. 

Disposable applications segment is also a major segment of nonwoven materials and products in Asia Pacific with medical disposables being the most lucrative application in the region. Furthermore, the huge demand from the medical disposables industry is the major factor driving the nonwoven materials and products market in Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. 

The nonwoven materials and products market in Asia Pacific and the Middle East is segmented on the basis of countries. China represents the largest and the most lucrative market for the nonwoven materials and products industry in Asia Pacific. In the Middle East region, countries such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia dominated the nonwoven materials and products market in 2012. In the recent years, nonwoven materials and products market in Asia Pacific was driven by strong demand from the medical, construction and agriculture industries in developing countries such as China and India. Due to the saturation in the Europe and North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions are predicted to be the most attractive markets for nonwoven materials and products in the coming years. 

The rapidly growing medical and healthcare industry across Asia Pacific is driving the demand for nonwoven materials and products in the region. Polypropylene nonwoven material was the largest consumed nonwoven material across Asia Pacific in 2012 which is utilized in applications such as automobiles, construction, air and liquid filtration, industrial, medical, hygiene, textiles and protective clothing. The growing demand for nonwoven materials in the production of medical disposables and durable application products is anticipated to drive the demand for nonwoven materials and products in the next few years. However, concerns regarding health risks associated with the use of nonwoven materials may restrain the market growth in the near future. Freudenberg SE, Ahlstrom Incorporated, Du Pont, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Polymer Group Incorporated, The Procter and Gamble Company, ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, The Dow Chemical Company, Advanced Fabrics (SAAF), Toray Industries, Unicharm Corporation, SCA Hygiene Products SE, Kao Corporation and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) are some of the major producers of nonwoven materials and products.

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This report analyzes, estimates and forecasts the Asia Pacific and Middle East demand for nonwoven materials and products in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenues (USD million) from 2012 to 2019. The report analyzes various factors driving and restraining the demand and the impact of these factors over the forecast period.

The study provides a comprehensive market overview by segmenting and analyzing the nonwoven materials and products market based on polypropylene, polyester, nylon and other product segments. Demand for each of the product segments mentioned above is analyzed on the basis of type of applications such as disposables and durables.

Disposable applications include adult incontinence products, baby diapers, disposable wipes, feminine hygiene products, medical/surgical products, disposable garments, linens, fabric softener substrates and filters, whereas durable applications comprise home furnishings, wall coverings, roofing products, geo-textiles, coating substrates and apparel interlinings. Additionally, the market is segmented on the basis of regions such as Asia Pacific and the Middle East and sub-segmented on the basis of major countries in these regions. Each of these segments has been analyzed and market data has been provided for the period from 2012 to 2019, both in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The report also analyzes the product segments of nonwoven materials and products mentioned above that hold the potential of becoming attractive markets by using the market attractiveness analysis tool.

The report also includes the value chain analysis for better understanding of the supply chain of nonwoven materials and products, right from raw material manufacturers to end-users. Additionally, the report analyzes the market using Porter’s five forces analysis. The report includes a detailed product life cycle analysis and a brief life cycle assessment of the major disposable and durable applications. Furthermore, the report analyses price trends in the nonwoven materials and products market across major regions in the globe. The report also includes analysis of the critical success factors pertaining to the nonwoven materials and products market in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Inflation is not a part of pricing in this report. Prices of nonwoven materials and products and their derivatives vary in each region. Hence, a similar volume-to-revenue ratio does not follow for each individual region. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down this market by end application in each region. For the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies. This approach has proven to be the most reliable, effective and successful for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing business opportunities.

The study includes company profiles of the key participants operating in the nonwoven materials and products market. Key market participants profiled in this report include Freudenberg SE, Ahlstrom Incorporated, Du Pont, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Polymer Group Incorporated, Asahi Kasei Corporation, The Procter and Gamble Company, ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, The Dow Chemical Company, Avgol, Ltd., Advanced Fabrics (SAAF), The JOFO Group, Toray Industries, Saudi German Co., Pegas Nonwovens S.R.O., Unicharm Corporation, Action Nonwoven Company Limited, SCA Hygiene Products SE, Kao Corporation, Fibertex Personal Care A/S, Mada Nonwovens Company Limited, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and LyondellBasell. Market players are profiled with attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent developments in the field of nonwoven materials and products.

Nonwoven Materials and Products Market: Product Segment Analysis
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyester
  • Nylon
  • Others (Including cellulosics, bio-component fibers, nano-fibers, etc.) 
Nonwoven Materials and Products Market: Application Segment Analysis
  • Disposables (Including medical products, disposable wipes, filters, etc.)
  • Durables (Including wall coverings, home furnishings, geo-textiles, etc.)
Nonwoven Materials and Products Market: Regional Analysis
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
Nonwoven Materials and Products Market: Country Analysis
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Taiwan
    • Korea
    • Japan
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
  • Middle East
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    • Egypt
    • Jordan


 
 
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