Melt blown nonwovens Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026
Report ID: GMI4152
Melt blown nonwovens market size is expected to see noticeable growth over 2019-2025 driven by increasing demand for medical fabrics, absorbent and filtration products. Melt blowing is a production procedure for the microfiber nonwoven fabrics which use high velocity air to blow thermoplastic resin to form fine fibrous and self-bounding web. Melt blown materials are widely used in filtration applications, since they exhibit superior properties such as fine fiber diameter (0.5 to 10 mircons), random and fine fiber orientation, low to moderate web strength, low weight and high surface area which facilitate in various filtration applications.
Melt blown nonwoven is used in variety of industries including hygiene, medical, filtration, electrical & electronics, automotive and insulation equipment. Rising demand for consumer electronics, medical devices, household appliances, hygiene products, textile goods, and insulating products shall drive melt blown nonwovens market demand in the coming years.
Melt blown nonwovens can be produced in variety of melt blown fabrics by controlling operations and material variables of the production process. Different grades of nonwovens with varied degree of fiber composition and properties can be produced by altering the raw polymer type. For example, polypropylene makes good webs and have high processability, PBT produce soft-fine fibred webs, Nylon 11 produces unusual leather like webs and polycarbonate produces very soft webs.
Each different product finds applications in different end-user industry that suits their characteristics. Being only one-step process for converting polymer into nonwoven fabric, production process is suited for recycling plastics. Growing awareness among people regarding plastic recycling and government initiatives for promoting sustainable manufacturing practices will create lucrative opportunities for the overall industry growth. However, uncertainty in nonwoven demand may create hassles for the melt blown nonwovens manufacturer. Additionally, there is problem of overcapacity with manufacturers, which tends to affect the supply and demand ratio of the industry. Production cost is another concern for melt blown manufacturers as production cost of melt blowing is higher than other production processes. This could play a setback for melt blowing nonwoven manufactures.
Melt blown nonwovens market segment by product includes fine fibers melt blown nonwovens and dual texture melt blown nonwovens. Fine fibers melt blown nonwovens have properties such as high absorbent capacity, fine mesh, no chemical binders and high surface area. Dual texture melt blown nonwovens have dual texture on either side. The market can further be segment by raw material which includes polypropylene, polyethylene, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), nylon and polycarbonate. Polypropylene is the most used polymer to produce melt blown nonwovens. This is due to its low melt viscosity and high processability. Polyethylene is difficult to process, however, it still finds application in major end-user industries.
The application areas of melt blown nonwovens include healthcare & hygiene, automotive, electrical & electronics and others such as textile, apparel. Melt blown nonwovens material mainly depends on end-user requirements for insulation, absorption or filtration. Increasing demand for hygiene products in developing nations will be another contributing factor for boosting product demand in the coming years.
Asia Pacific is one of the major consumers for melt blown nonwovens market size across the globe. The region is likely to witness significant rise in product demand in industries such as personal care & hygiene and electrical & electronics. North America and Europe followed Asia Pacific in terms of melt blown nonwovens demand. Due to substantial growth in healthcare industry in Latin America, the product demand is likely to increase in the coming years. Middle East & Africa shall witness sluggish growth rate in product demand during the forecast period.
Prominent players operating in melt blown nonwovens market share include Kimberly-Clarke, Mogul, Dow Chemicals, Dupont, Irema Ireland, Don & Low, Atex, Pegas nonwovens, Fiberweb technical nonwovens, Toray, XIYAO, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Oerlikon and Jinan Xinghua Nonwoven Fabric. Players are continuously incorporating acquisitions & mergers, as their key growth strategies. For instance, in July 2018, Toray industries finalized the acquisition of TenCate Advanced Composites Holding B.V, for USD 1.04 billion dollars.
Melt Blown Nonwovens Market, By Product, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)
- Fine Fiber Melt Blown Nonwoven
- Dual Texture Melt Blown Nonwoven
Melt Blown Nonwovens Market, By Raw Material, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)
- Polybutylene terephthalate
Melt Blown Nonwovens Market Share, By Application, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)
- Hygiene & healthcare
- Electrical & electronics
The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Dow Chemicals
- Irema Ireland,
- Don & Low
- Pegas nonwovens
- Fiberweb technical nonwovens
- Freudenberg Performance Materials
- Jinan Xinghua Nonwoven Fabric
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