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PET Spunbond Nonwoven Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Type (Disposable, Durable) and Application (Personal Care & Hygiene, Medical & Healthcare, Textile & Clothing, Food & Beverage, Packaging, Agriculture, Others), Regional Outlook, Application, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI5177
  • Published Date: Jan 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

PET Spunbond Nonwoven Market size was valued at USD 3,953.5 million in 2020 and is estimated to exhibit over 8.4% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. In terms of volume, the market is estimated to grow at 7.7% volume while recording a value of 2,268.6 Kilo Tons. The proliferating end-use industries, including healthcare, agriculture, and construction, among others, will provide lucrative growth opportunities to the global market.

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As PET spunbond nonwovens are widely used in medical clothing, the augmenting industry spending is certain to positively influence the product market. Additionally, the favorable characteristics of PET spunbond, such as strength, durability, heat & fire resistance, anti-bacterial, hydrophilic, and others, will contribute to product adoption in numerous industries including agriculture, automobile, construction, food, medical & health, advertising & printing, furniture & mattress, and other industrial uses.

PET spunbond is a mechanically high-strength nonwoven fabric that can resist high levels of temperatures, rendering it an ideal material for many sectors including printing & advertising, automotive, and other industrial uses. In addition to the superior characteristics of the material, the added benefit is that PET spunbond can be further treated to acquire additional traits such as fire-retardant, fluorescent, anti-bacterial, hydrophobic, and hydrophilic. Although polyester spunbonded fabrics are hydrophobic, liquids can be allowed to pass through hydrophilic treatment. These materials can also be treated to retard fire while usually offering up to grade C-1 fire resistance.

Availability of product substitutes will restrain the market growth

PET spunbond nonwovens offer favorable properties in the cases of applications demanding strong & durable fabrics. They are preferred materials for wide-scale applications including hygiene & healthcare products, industrial filter materials, agricultural fabric, telecom products, construction material, and others. Also, depending on the applications, various treatment methods are available to impart anti-microbial, hydrophilic, anti-static, biodegradable, heat stability, and flame retardant specific characteristics into the polyester spunbond nonwovens. However, other materials such as Polypropylene (PP) are extensively used to produce spunbond nonwovens, posing significant threats to the PET spunbond nonwoven market development.

Growing consumption in the healthcare sector

PET spunbond nonwovens are treated with various methods to provide special properties to the textiles, rendering them ideal for high-grade medical & healthcare applications. Considering their superior characteristics, medical-grade PET spunbond nonwovens find applications in medical apparel, hospital furnishing, packaging, and other healthcare facility usage. Products, such as caps, uniforms, shoe covers, masks, medical clothing, surgical gowns, mattress covers, pillowcases, sheets, and hospital linens, among others, denote a significant consumption of PET spunbond in the industry. These nonwovens are also used to package or cover instruments & surgical materials to prevent the transmission of contagious diseases.

Growing hygienic and beauty products are likely to surge industry proliferation

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The disposable PET segment will generate around USD 4.5 billion by 2027. The hygienic sector utilizes these spunbond nonwovens for an array of applications including sanitary towels, baby nappies, domestic hygiene, and adult convenience pads. The fabric suitable for such uses is non-toxic in nature and possesses hydrophobic or hydrophilic properties to ensure safe usage in ecological cloths, baby towels, and dust-attracting wipes. Additionally, PET spunbond nonwovens are increasingly used for beauty applications such as salons and health spas.

Increasing demand for technical textiles in end-use industries

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The textile segment will generate a demand for around 115 kilo tons by 2027. Technical textiles are witnessing a high demand from end-user industries owing to their superior characteristics, offering high functionality along with aesthetics. The major applications of these innovative textiles include transport, medical & hygiene, agriculture, horticulture & fishing, industrial products & components, packaging & containment, clothing components, home textiles, building & roofing, geotextiles, protective & safety clothing, sports & leisure, and ecological protection, among others.

Some technical attributes of these textiles include water or stain repellant, flame retardance, anti-static behavior, anti-bacterial, UV protection, insect repellence, and odor absorption, among others.

North America to hold a substantial share owing to large medical industry

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North America PET spunbond nonwoven market growth will account for over 20% share by 2027. The U.S., which accounts for the largest healthcare spending around the globe, is a major factor contributing to the large share of the region in the PET spunbond nonwoven market. Various chronic diseases and public welfare schemes launched in the region will boost the manufacturing of various professional and patient protective equipment & clothing.

Since PET spunbond nonwovens find significant applications in disposables, such as gloves, face masks, bed sheets, pillowcases, and packaging for medical instruments, among others, the rising expenditure on healthcare will support the market growth in the region.

The PET spunbond nonwoven industry to be highly competitive

The PET spunbond nonwoven industry is highly competitive. Majority of these players have established large manufacturing facilities to produce PET spunbond nonwovens. For instance, Unitika Ltd. has an annual production capacity of 30,000 tons. The company has manufacturing facilities in two countries, Japan and Thailand. Due to its large manufacturing capacity, Unitika Ltd. registered a considerable share of 3.2% in the overall market.

Manufacturers in the market compete through product innovations and geographic expansion via acquisitions & mergers of micro level firms to expand their global presence; for instance, in July 2019, Techtex acquired Whitminster International and Klenzeen based in the UK. The acquisition created a group worth over USD 22.5 million. The initiative further strengthened the company’s presence in the healthcare and industrial sectors and enhanced its presence in new markets including significant overseas opportunities.

Some of the key PET spunbond nonwoven industry players are Kolon Industries, Inc., Unitika Ltd., Avintiv, Inc., Toray Industries, Inc., Johns Manville Corporation, Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG, Asahi Kasei Corporation, and Toyobo Co., Ltd.

The PET spunbond nonwoven market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons and revenue in USD million from 2021 to 2027 for the following segments

By Type

  • Disposable
  • Durable

By Application

  • Personal Care & Hygiene
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Textile & Clothing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Packaging
  • Agriculture
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

PET spunbond nonwoven market size had surpassed USD 3,953.5 million in 2020 and will witness over 8.4% CAGR through 2027 with increasing adoption across sectors including healthcare, agriculture, and construction, etc.
Disposable PET segment will generate valuation of over USD 4.5 billion by 2027 owing to the mounting demand from hygienic sector for various applications including sanitary towels, baby nappies, domestic hygiene, and adult convenience pads.
Textile segment will generate a demand for around 115 kilo tons by 2027 owing to the rising demand for technical textiles due to their superior characteristics, high functionality, and aesthetics.
North America PET spunbond nonwoven market growth will capture over 20% share by 2027 with the increasing healthcare expenditure in the region.
The major companies operating in PET spunbond nonwoven market are Kolon Industries, Inc., Unitika Ltd., Avintiv, Inc., Toray Industries, Inc., Johns Manville Corporation, Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG, Asahi Kasei Corporation, and Toyobo Co., Ltd.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 13
  • Tables & Figures: 186
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 150
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