Global Nonwoven Fabric Market

Global Nonwoven Fabric Market By Technology (Dry-Laid, Spunmelt, Wet-Laid and Others), By Material (Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polyethylene (PE), Rayon, Wood Pulp, Bi-Component (BICO) and Others), By Application (Hygiene, Construction, Wipes, Upholstery, Filtration, Automotive and Others), By Function (Disposable and Non-Disposable), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa)-Global Forecast to 2027

Global Nonwoven Fabric Market Overview:

The nonwoven fabric, also known as a nonwoven fabric, is composed of directional or random fibers. Because of its appearance and specific properties, it is called cloth. Nonwoven fabrics are moisture-proof, breathable, flexible, lightweight, non-combustible, easy to decompose, non-toxic, and non-irritating, rich in color, inexpensive, and reusable. Nonwoven fabrics do not have warp and weft threads. They are very convenient for cutting and sewing, and they are lightweight and easy to set. Because it does not require spinning and weaving to form a fabric, textile staple fibers or just filaments oriented or random arrangement to develop a web structure, and then using mechanical, chemical, or thermal bonding methods made by solidifying.

Global Nonwoven Fabric Market Insights

The global nonwoven fabric market size was value at USD 28.44 billion in 2019 and expected to generate USD 44.88 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.25% during the forecast period, 2020-2027. The growth of the market is driven by the growth of modern healthcare in developing markets and increasing awareness of environmentally friendly fabrics. Further, the swelling demand for personal hygiene products coupled with the growing population will propel the nonwoven fabric demand globally. Additionally, the proliferation of new technologies, upsurge in disposable income levels, and rapid urbanization are anticipated to enhance the nonwoven fabric demand. The growing application base in the healthcare and personal care industry and the swelling demand from the automotive industry will trigger the growth of the global nonwoven fabric market industry in the future periods.

The shifting consumer preferences in favor of hygiene products against the backdrop of rising health awareness, changing lifestyles, and better living standards will boost the global nonwoven fabric industry growth. Moreover, the cost-effectiveness of the raw materials used in their manufacturing and growing demand from its application in manufacturing filters such as filtering gasoline, oil, and air will positively impact the nonwoven fabric market. Furthermore, the swelling birth rate, aging population, and increasing demand for hygiene products such as baby diapers, sanitary napkins, and adult incontinence products are anticipated to foster the global market growth. Additionally, the surge in application of nonwoven fabric in road construction in the form of geotextiles to raise the durability of roads will positively impact the nonwoven fabric market. The increase in the importance of nonwoven fabric in geotextiles for providing high tear and puncture resistance, temperature fluctuation tolerance, and durability propels the growth of the market across the globe.

Growth Driver

Rise in the birth rate and increase in geriatric population in emerging economies

The child population in developing countries is projected to surge soon. According to the United Nations, population of China in 2019 is 1.43 billion. This increase is due to higher total fertility rates following the availability of new estimates from the 2017 National Fertility Survey and registers data up to 2017. These factors will propel the demand for disposable diapers in the region. United Nations also stated that there were 703 million persons aged 65 or over in the world in 2019. The number of older persons is projected to double to 1.5 billion in 2050.

Increase in importance of geotextiles

Geotextile is a new type of construction materials used in civil engineering. Nonwoven geotextile is mainly used in highway, railway, water conservancy, electric power, soil and water conservation, and infrastructure construction. It has excellent filtering, isolation, reinforcement and protection, high tensile strength, good permeability, high-temperature resistance, and resistance freezing, aging resistance, corrosion resistance, and other advantages. In many constructions, the nonwoven geotextile was not used, which caused significant problems such as dam collapse, rupture, and piping.

COVID-19 Impacts Insights

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having a positive impact on the nonwoven fabric market. The global pandemic COVID-19 pandemic has led to lockdown in major world cities, which led to manufacturing activities across the globe, which affected the demand for plastics and production & processing. However, the sudden increase in the need for medical and industrial protective apparel across the world will trigger the nonwoven fabric market’s growth.

Technology Segmental Analysis

Based on the technology, the global nonwoven fabric market segregated into dry-laid, spunmelt, wet-laid, and others. The dry-laid segment is expected to dominate the global nonwoven fabrics market over the forecast period. It is due to the growing application of dry-laid in wipes, personal care, and packaging markets. The upsurge in disposable income levels and rapid urbanization will fuel the dry-laid nonwoven fabrics market.

The spunmelt segment will grow at a significant CAGR in the forecast period. It is due to the growing usage of spunmelt in the hygiene industry to make disposable diapers, feminine care products, gowns, coveralls, masks, hospital disposables, etc.

Material Type Segmental Analysis

Based on the material type, the global nonwoven fabric market classified into polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene (PE), rayon, wood pulp, bi-component (BICO) and others. The polypropylene segment is estimated to witness the highest growth over the analysis timeframe due to the surge in demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabrics because of its availability in various types of grades and properties, which can be modified by treatments and auxiliary chemicals.

The polyethylene terephthalate will grow at a significant rate during the forecast period due to the surge in applications in civil engineering applications such as insulation, roofing, and floor separation fulfilling the acceptable quality level values.

Function Segmental Analysis

Based on the function, the global nonwoven fabric market classified into disposable and non-disposable. The disposable segment is expected to be the highest revenue share for nonwoven fabric during the forecast period. The segment’s growth is primarily attributed to the upsurge in demand for healthcare assistance and incontinence products coupled with the growing availability of modern healthcare to an emerging market.

The non-disposable segment will witness a lucrative growth rate in the estimated period due to the growing construction spending in emerging markets and the surge in application of nonwoven fabric in the automotive industry for automobile interiors, cabin filters, floor mats, and seat trims.

Application Segmental Analysis

Based on the application, the global nonwoven fabric market segregated into hygiene, construction, wipes, upholstery, filtration, automotive, and others. The hygiene segment held for a significant market share in 2019 and will witness to gain maximum market revenue by 2027. It is attributable to the increasing usages of nonwoven fabric in the manufacturing of baby diapers, sanitary napkins, adult incontinence products, training pants, and lens tissues.

The construction segment is poised to witness significant growth over the forecast period. It is due to the number of infrastructure development projects that are swelling in both developing and developed economies.

Region Segmental Analysis

Based on geography, the global Nonwoven Fabric market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific projected to grow at the highest CAGR over 2020-2027. It is owing to the swelling birthrate in China and India, which led to the rising baby diaper production, increasing income levels, and growing construction spending in emerging economies such as India and China.

North America will capture a prominent share of the nonwoven fabric market by 2027. Due to the presence of established transportation industry and the reconstruction of infrastructure in the country.

Competitor Analysis

Companies such as DuPont, Kimberly-Clarke, Berry Global Group, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Freudenberg, Suominen, Johns Manville, Fitesa, TWE Group, Toray Industries, Avgol Industries, Asahi Kasei, Fiberweb, Umzamo Nonwovens, Sunshine Nonwoven Fabric, Autotech Nonwovens, Hollingsworth & Vose, Milliken & Company, Pegas Nonwovens, Fibertex Nonwovens, Cygnus Group, HydroWEB, US Felt Company, and Bayteks Tekstil are the key players in the global nonwoven fabric market.

Key Stakeholders

  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Industry associations
  • Global nonwoven fabric manufacturing firm
  • Research organizations and consulting companies
  • Organizations, associations, and alliances related to nonwoven fabric
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Suppliers
  • Retailers

The objective of the Research

  • Market modeling starts with identifying a target market where historical data exists. A Market can include prediction problems, economic factors, analyzing customer behavior, and identifying new patterns from past events, which helps our client to have deep dive into the market.
  • Product analysis involves steps such as examining product features, costs, availability, quality, and other aspects. Product analysis is conducted to understand potential buyers and measure competition in the market.
  • Market Trend and Economic Factors Analysis helps in assessing potential changes to an economy’s inflation rate, taxes, interest rates, exchange rates, trading regulations, and excise duties that can or have a major effect on the target market.
  • Market Segmental Analysis defines in-depth scenario of the target market by the process of grouping consumers into naturally existing created segments of consumers who share similar product preferences or characteristics
  • The geographical mapping approach helps our clients to understand national or international markets because different consumers in different regions have different needs wants, and cultural characteristics that can be specifically targeted.

Market Modelling

By Technology

  • Dry-Laid
  • Spunmelt
  • Wet-Laid
  • Others

By Material

  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Rayon
  • Wood Pulp
  • Bi-Component (BICO)
  • Others

By Application

  • Hygiene
  • Construction
  • Wipes
  • Upholstery
  • Filtration
  • Automotive
  • Others

By Function

  • Disposable
  • Non-Disposable

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • Middle East & Africa
Global Nonwoven Fabric Market

Report Content

  1. Research Strategic Development
    • Market Modelling
    • Product Analysis
    • Market Trend and Economic Factors Analysis
    • Market Segmental Analysis
    • Geographical Mapping
    • Country Wise Segregation
  2. Research Methodology
    • Identification of Target Market
    • Data Acquisition
    • Refining of Data/ Data Transformations
    • Data Validation through Primary Techniques
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Graphical Techniques/Analysis
    • Quantitative Techniques/Analysis
    • Visual Result/Presentation
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Insights
    • Supply Chain Analysis
    • Economic Factor Analysis
      • Drivers
      • Trends
      • Opportunities
      • Challenges
    • New Technological Landscape
    • Competitors & Product Analysis
    • Regulatory Framework
    • Company market share analysis, 2019
    • Porter’s Five forces analysis
    • New Investment Analysis
    • PESTEL Analysis
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Global Nonwoven Fabric Market
  5. Global Nonwoven Fabric Market Overview
    • Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Kilotons)
      • Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Technology
          • Dry-laid
          • Spunmelt
          • Wet-laid
          • Others
        • By Material
          • Polypropylene (PP)
          • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Rayon
          • Wood Pulp
          • Bi-Component (BICO)
          • Others
        • By Function
          • Disposable
          • Non-Disposable
        • By Application
          • Hygiene
          • Construction
          • Wipes
          • Upholstery
          • Filtration
          • Automotive
          • Others
        • By Region
          • North America
          • Europe
          • Asia Pacific
          • South America
          • Middle East & Africa
  1. North America Nonwoven Fabric Market Overview
    • North America Nonwoven Fabric Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Kilotons)
      • North America Nonwoven Fabric Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Technology
          • Dry-laid
          • Spunmelt
          • Wet-laid
          • Others
        • By Material
          • Polypropylene (PP)
          • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Rayon
          • Wood Pulp
          • Bi-Component (BICO)
          • Others
        • By Function
          • Disposable
          • Non-Disposable
        • By Application
          • Hygiene
          • Construction
          • Wipes
          • Upholstery
          • Filtration
          • Automotive
          • Others
        • By Country
          • US
          • Canada
          • Mexico
        • Price-Point Analysis
        • Manufacturer & Distributor List (Top 5)
        • Company Market Share (Top 3-5)
        • Economic Impact Study on North America Nonwoven Fabric Market
  1. Europe Nonwoven Fabric Market Overview
    • Europe Nonwoven Fabric Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Kilotons)
      • Europe Nonwoven Fabric Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Technology
          • Dry-laid
          • Spunmelt
          • Wet-laid
          • Others
        • By Material
          • Polypropylene (PP)
          • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Rayon
          • Wood Pulp
          • Bi-Component (BICO)
          • Others
        • By Function
          • Disposable
          • Non-Disposable
        • By Application
          • Hygiene
          • Construction
          • Wipes
          • Upholstery
          • Filtration
          • Automotive
          • Others
        • By Country
          • Germany
          • UK
          • France
          • Italy
          • Rest of Europe
        • Price-Point Analysis
        • Manufacturer & Distributor List (Top 5)
        • Company Market Share (Top 3-5)
        • Economic Impact Study on Europe Nonwoven Fabric Market
  1. Asia Pacific Nonwoven Fabric Market Overview
    • Asia Pacific Nonwoven Fabric Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Kilotons)
      • Asia Pacific Nonwoven Fabric Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Technology
          • Dry-laid
          • Spunmelt
          • Wet-laid
          • Others
        • By Material
          • Polypropylene (PP)
          • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Rayon
          • Wood Pulp
          • Bi-Component (BICO)
          • Others
        • By Function
          • Disposable
          • Non-Disposable
        • By Application
          • Hygiene
          • Construction
          • Wipes
          • Upholstery
          • Filtration
          • Automotive
          • Others
        • By Country
          • China
          • India
          • Japan
          • Australia
          • Rest of Asia Pacific
        • Price-Point Analysis
        • Manufacturer & Distributor List (Top 5)
        • Company Market Share (Top 3-5)
        • Economic Impact Study on Asia Pacific Nonwoven Fabric Market
  1. South America Nonwoven Fabric Market Overview
    • South America Nonwoven Fabric Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Kilotons)
      • South America Nonwoven Fabric Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Technology
          • Dry-laid
          • Spunmelt
          • Wet-laid
          • Others
        • By Material
          • Polypropylene (PP)
          • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Rayon
          • Wood Pulp
          • Bi-Component (BICO)
          • Others
        • By Function
          • Disposable
          • Non-Disposable
        • By Application
          • Hygiene
          • Construction
          • Wipes
          • Upholstery
          • Filtration
          • Automotive
          • Others
        • By Country
          • Brazil
          • Argentina
          • Rest of South America
        • Price-Point Analysis
        • Manufacturer & Distributor List (Top 5)
        • Company Market Share (Top 3-5)
        • Economic Impact Study on South America Nonwoven Fabric Market
  1. Middle East & Africa Nonwoven Fabric Market Overview
    • Middle East & Africa Nonwoven Fabric Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Kilotons)
      • Middle East & Africa Nonwoven Fabric Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Technology
          • Dry-laid
          • Spunmelt
          • Wet-laid
          • Others
        • By Material
          • Polypropylene (PP)
          • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Rayon
          • Wood Pulp
          • Bi-Component (BICO)
          • Others
        • By Function
          • Disposable
          • Non-Disposable
        • By Application
          • Hygiene
          • Construction
          • Wipes
          • Upholstery
          • Filtration
          • Automotive
          • Others
        • By Country
          • Saudi Arabia
          • UAE
          • South Africa
          • Rest of Middle East & Africa
        • Price-Point Analysis
        • Manufacturer & Distributor List (Top 5)
        • Company Market Share (Top 3-5)
        • Economic Impact Study on Middle East & Africa Nonwoven Fabric Market
  1. Competitor Analysis
    • Company Description
    • Financial Analysis
    • Key Products
    • Key Management Personnel
    • Contact Address
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Company Profile
      • DuPont
      • Kimberly-Clarke
      • Berry Global Group
      • Ahlstrom-Munksjö
      • Freudenberg
      • Suominen
      • Johns Manville
      • Fitesa
      • TWE Group
      • Toray Industries
      • Avgol industries
      • Asahi Kasei
      • Fiberweb
      • Umzamo Nonwovens
      • Sunshine Nonwoven Fabric
      • Autotech Nonwovens,
      • Other Prominent Players