Global Nonwoven Materials and Products Market – An Overview

Considered a substitute to polyurethane, nonwoven materials would witness an increase in demand over the coming few years. It is pertinent to note here that these are extensively used in the production of disposable items since they can be put together using multiple bonds. From 2013 and 2019, the global nonwoven materials and products market would grow at a sturdy pace and as per Transparency Market Research, a notable demand from the medical sector would be a significant reason for the same. It also notes that new opportunities would be noted in the market landscape over the forecast period. Additionally, it is worth noting here that use in geotextiles industry would also be a significant factor of growth in the market over the assessment period.

A glimpse into the market’s trends and drivers, and other notable developments is provided below:

  • A massive demand in the nonwoven materials and products market is set to arise from the construction sector which is anticipated to generate demand for durable products over the next few years. Some of these reasons are notable increase in construction volume to be expected over the next few years and technological advancement in the field. This will lead to a notable growth in the global nonwoven materials and products market.
  • It is also quite pertinent to make note of the fact here that global world population is increasing and demographics is shifting. Number of people aged 60 and above by the year 2050 will be 2 billion and by the same year 2 billion new people will have joined in global population, taking it up to a number of 9.7 billion. While more people mean more construction volume, higher geriatric population will create need for medical supplies that use nonwoven materials and products.

Global Nonwoven Materials and Products Market: Overview

Nonwoven materials and products 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 fabrics possess properties such as liquid repellence, absorbency, resilience, softness, stretch, strength, flame retardancy, thermal insulation, cushioning, filtration and acoustic insulation among others. Owing to all these properties, nonwoven materials and products are widely used in several industries across the globe. The major product segments of nonwoven materials and products consist ofpolypropylene, polyester and nylon. Nonwoven materials and products are utilized in variety of applications in industries such as medical, healthcare, textiles, construction, agriculture, automobile, paper and packaging among others.The revenue generated by the global nonwoven materials and products market was USD 28,783.8 million in 2012which is expected to reach USD 45,363.7 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2013 to 2019.
 
Polypropylenenonwoven fabric accounted for the largest share of the global nonwoven materials and products market in 2012, followed by polyester and nylon nonwoven fabrics. The polypropylenesegment of nonwoven materials and products market generated revenue of USD 16,438.7 million in 2012 and is anticipated to reach USD 25,808.2 million in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2013 to 2019.Though polypropylene market 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.
 
Durable applications segment was the largest market segment of nonwoven materials and products in 2012. The durable applications segment of the nonwoven materials and products market generated revenue of USD 17,716.0 million in 2012 and is anticipated to reach USD 28,335.6 million in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2013 to 2019.
 
Disposable applications segment is the other major application segment of nonwoven materials and products market. Durable applications segment dominated the global nonwoven materials and products market consumption in 2012 and the consistent growth in automobile, construction and agriculture industry across the globe is driving the nonwoven materials and products market. Moreover, the robust demand from medical disposables market is the key factor that is acting as a growth driver for the nonwoven materials and products market. 
 
The global nonwoven materials and products market is segmented based on geography. Asia Pacific represents the largest and the most crucial market for the nonwoven materials and products industry.In the recent past, nonwoven materials and products market in Asia Pacific was driven by strong demand from the medical, construction and agriculture market in emerging economies such as China and India. Europe was the second largest market for nonwoven materials and products followed by North America and RoW. Due to the saturation in the European and North American market, Asia Pacific is expected to be the most attractive regional segment for nonwoven materials and products market in the future.
 
The continuously increasing medical and healthcare industry across the globe is propelling the demand for nonwoven materials and products market. Polypropylene nonwoven fabric wasthe largest consumed nonwoven material across the worldin 2012 which is used in applications such as automobile, construction, air and liquid filtration, industrial, medical, hygiene, textiles and protective clothing among others. The growing demand for nonwoven fabrics from medical disposables and durable applications segment is expected to drive the demand for nonwoven materials and products in the future. However, the issues regarding volatility of raw material prices and saturation in developed markets may curtail the market growth in future. Freudenberg SE, Ahlstrom Incorporation, Du Pont, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Polymer Group Incorporation, and Asahi Kasei Corporation are some of the major manufacturers of nonwoven materials and products.
Table of Content
 
Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report description
1.2 Market segmentation
      1.2.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market segmentation, application and region
1.3 Research scope
      1.3.1 Assumptions
1.4 Research methodology
 
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
 
Chapter 3 Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value chain analysis
      3.2.1 Value chain analysis of the global nonwoven materials and products market
3.3 Market drivers
      3.3.1 Rising demand for disposable medical supplies
               3.3.1.1 Global disposable medical supplies market revenue, 2012 – 2019, (USD Billion)
      3.3.2 Growing geotextiles industry
               3.3.2.1 Global geotextiles market revenue, 2012 – 2019, (USD Billion)
3.4 Restraints
      3.4.1 Health risks associated with nonwoven fabrics
      3.4.2 Stagnancy in developed markets
3.5 Opportunity
      3.5.1 Increasing use of durable items in construction industry
               3.5.1.1 Global construction market revenue, 2012 – 2019, (USD Billion)
3.6 Porter’s five forces analysis
      3.6.1 Porter’s five forces analysis of the global nonwoven materials and products market
      3.6.2 Bargaining power of suppliers
      3.6.3 Bargaining power of buyers
      3.6.4 Threat from new entrants
      3.6.5 Threat from substitutes
      3.6.6 Degree of competition
3.7 Market attractiveness analysis
      3.7.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market attractiveness, by product segment, 2012
3.8 Company market share analysis
      3.8.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market share, by company, 2012
 
Chapter 4 Global Nonwoven Materials and Products Market – Product Segment Analysis
4.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market : Overview by product segment
      4.1.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market volumes share, by product segment, 2012 & 2019
4.2 Global nonwoven materials and products market, by product segment, 2012 – 2019
      4.2.1 Polypropylene
               4.2.1.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market for polypropylene, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.2 Polyester
              4.2.2.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market for polyester, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.3 Nylon
              4.2.3.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market for nylon, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.4 Others (Cellulose, bio-component fiber, nano-fiber, etc.)
              4.2.4.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market for others, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
 
Chapter 5 Global Nonwoven Materials and Products Market – Application Analysis
5.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market: Overview by application
      5.1.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market volume share, by product application, 2012 & 2019
      5.1.2 Disposable applications
              5.1.2.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market for disposable applications, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      5.1.3 Durable applications
              5.1.3.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market for durable applications, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
 
Chapter 6 Global Nonwoven Materials and Products Market - Regional Analysis
6.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market: Regional overview
      6.1.1 Global nonwoven materials and products market volume share, by region, 2012 & 2019
6.2 North America
      6.2.1 North America nonwoven materials and products market volume, by product segment, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      6.2.2 North America nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by product segment, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
      6.2.3 North America nonwoven materials and products market volume, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      6.2.4 North America nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
6.3 Europe
      6.3.1 Europe nonwoven materials and products market volume, by product segment, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      6.3.2 Europe nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by product segment, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
      6.3.3 Europe nonwoven materials and products market volume, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      6.3.4 Europe nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
6.4 Asia Pacific
      6.4.1 Asia Pacific nonwoven materials and products market volume, by product segment, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      6.4.2 Asia Pacific nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by product segment, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
      6.4.3 Asia Pacific nonwoven materials and products market volume, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      6.4.4 Asia Pacific nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
6.5 RoW
      6.5.1 RoW nonwoven materials and products market volume, by product segment, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      6.5.2 RoW nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by product segment, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
      6.5.3 RoW nonwoven materials and products market volume, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      6.5.4 RoW nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
 
Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 Freudenberg SE
      7.1.1 Company overview
      7.1.2 Product Portfolio
      7.1.3 Financial overview
      7.1.4 Business strategy
      7.1.5 SWOT analysis
      7.1.6 Recent developments
7.2 DuPont
      7.2.1 Company overview
      7.2.2 Product Portfolio
      7.2.3 Financial overview
      7.2.4 Business strategy
      7.2.5 SWOT analysis
      7.2.6 Recent developments
7.3 Ahlstrom Incorporation
      7.3.1 Company overview
      7.3.2 Product Portfolio
      7.3.3 Financial Overview
      7.3.4 Business strategy
      7.3.5 SWOT analysis
      7.3.6 Recent developments
7.4 Kimberley-Clark Corporation
      7.4.1 Company overview
      7.4.2 Product Portfolio
      7.4.3 Financial overview
      7.4.4 Business strategy
      7.4.5 SWOT analysis
      7.4.6 Recent developments
7.5 Polymer Group Incorporation
      7.5.1 Company overview
      7.5.2 Product Portfolio
      7.5.3 Financial Overview
      7.5.4 Business strategy
      7.5.5 SWOT analysis
      7.5.6 Recent developments
7.6 Toray Industries
      7.6.1 Company overview
      7.6.2 Product Portfolio
      7.6.3 Financial overview
      7.6.4 Business strategy
      7.6.5 SWOT analysis
      7.6.6 Recent developments
7.7 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporation
      7.7.1 Company overview
      7.7.2 Product Portfolio
      7.7.3 Financial overview
      7.7.4 Business strategy
      7.7.5 SWOT analysis
      7.7.6 Recent developments
7.8 Pegas Nonwovens S.R.O
      7.8.1 Company overview
      7.8.2 Product Portfolio
      7.8.3 Financial overview
      7.8.4 Business strategy
      7.8.5 SWOT analysis
      7.8.6 Recent developments
7.9 The Royal Ten Cate Group
      7.9.1 Company overview
      7.9.2 Product Portfolio
      7.9.3 Financial overview
      7.9.4 Business strategy
      7.9.5 SWOT analysis
      7.9.6 Recent developments
7.10 Avgol, Ltd.
      7.10.1 Company overview
      7.10.2 Product Portfolio
      7.10.3 Financial overview
      7.10.4 Business strategy
      7.10.5 SWOT analysis
      7.10.6 Recent developments
7.11 Kurary Co., Ltd.
      7.11.1 Company overview
      7.11.2 Product Portfolio
      7.11.3 Financial overview
      7.11.4 Business strategy
      7.11.5 SWOT analysis
      7.11.6 Recent developments
7.12 Asahi Kasei Corporation
      7.12.1 Company overview
      7.12.2 Product portfolio
      7.12.3 Financial overview
      7.12.4 Business strategy
      7.12.5 SWOT analysis
      7.12.6 Recent developments
7.13 Suominen Corporation
      7.13.1 Company overview
      7.13.2 Product Portfolio
      7.13.3 Financial Overview
      7.13.4 Business strategy
      7.13.5 SWOT analysis
      7.13.6 Recent developments
7.14 Johns Manville Corporation
      7.14.1 Company overview
      7.14.2 Product Portfolio
      7.14.3 Financial Overview
      7.14.4 Business strategy
      7.14.5 SWOT analysis
      7.14.6 Recent developments
7.15 Fibertex Personal Care A/S
      7.15.1 Company overview
      7.15.2 Product Portfolio
      7.15.3 Financial overview
      7.15.4 Business strategy
      7.15.5 SWOT analysis
      7.15.6 Recent developments
List of Tables
 
TABLE 1 Global nonwoven materials and products market: Snapshot 
TABLE 2 Drivers for nonwoven materials and products market: Impact analysis 
TABLE 3 Restraints for nonwoven materials and products market: Impact analysis 
TABLE 4 North America nonwoven materials and products market volume, by product segment, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) 
TABLE 5 North America nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by product segment, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million) 
TABLE 6 North America nonwoven materials and products market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) 
TABLE 7 North America nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million) 
TABLE 8 Europe nonwoven materials and products market volume, by product segment, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) 
TABLE 9 Europe nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by product segment, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million) 
TABLE 10 Europe nonwoven materials and products market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) 
TABLE 11 Europe nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million) 
TABLE 12 Asia Pacific nonwoven materials and products market volume, by product segment, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) 
TABLE 13 Asia Pacific nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by product segment, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million) 
TABLE 14 Asia Pacific nonwoven materials and products market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) 
TABLE 15 Asia Pacific nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million) 
TABLE 16 RoW nonwoven materials and products market volume, by product segment, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) 
TABLE 17 RoW nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by product segment, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million) 
TABLE 18 RoW nonwoven materials and products market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) 
TABLE 19 RoW nonwoven materials and products market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million) 

List of Figures 

 

FIG. 1 Global nonwoven materials and products market segmentation, application and region 

FIG. 2 Global nonwoven materials and products market, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million) 

FIG. 3 Value chain analysis of the global nonwoven materials and products market 

FIG. 4 Global disposable medical supplies market revenue, 2012 – 2019, (USD Billion) 

FIG. 5 Global geotextiles market revenue, 2012 – 2019, (USD Billion) 

FIG. 6 Global construction market revenue, 2012 – 2019 (USD Billion) 

FIG. 7 Porter’s five forces analysis of the global nonwoven materials and products market 

FIG. 8 Global nonwoven materials and products revenue market share, by company, 2012 37

FIG. 9 Global nonwoven materials and products market share, by company, 2012 

FIG. 10 Global nonwoven materials and products market volumes share, by product segment, 2012 and 2019 

FIG. 11 Global nonwoven materials and products market for polypropylene, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million) 

FIG. 12 Global nonwoven materials and products market for polyester, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million) 

FIG. 13 Global nonwoven materials and products market for nylon, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million) 

FIG. 14 Global nonwoven materials and products market for others, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million) 

FIG. 15 Global nonwoven materials and products market volume share, by application, 2012 and 2019 

FIG. 16 Global nonwoven materials and products market for disposable applications, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million) 

FIG. 17 Global nonwoven materials and products market for durable applications, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million) 

FIG. 18 Global nonwoven materials and products market volume share, by region, 2012 and 2019 

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