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Polypropylene Fiber Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Form (Continuous Fiber, Staple Fiber), Application (Concrete, Geotextile, Hygiene Products, Industrial Fabrics, Upholstery Fabrics) and End-user (Construction, Healthcare, Automotive, Filtration, Household), Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GMI2242
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Polypropylene Fiber Market size had registered over USD 3.5 billion in 2020 and is expected to exhibit considerable growth at a CAGR of over 3% from 2021 to 2027 owing to rising population, recovering economic conditions, and changing living standards will influence the demand for durable & lighter fibers for diverse applications including automotive, construction, etc.
 

Polypropylene Fiber Market Outlook

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Polypropylene fiber is one of the lightest synthetic fibers, which is derived from thermoplastic polymer polypropylene. The rapid growth of industrial activities specifically in emerging economies will augment product demand. Polypropylene nonwoven fibers are significantly used to produce filtration fabrics, which are predominantly used in the filtration process in any manufacturing industry. The fibers can separate unwanted dust particles significantly by enhancing filtration capacity. Moreover, developments in the Asia Pacific household appliances industry will be a key factor to provide huge opportunities for the polypropylene fiber market to expand its revenue in the region.
 

Increased production and sales of products, such as air conditioners, vacuum cleaners, water purification systems, etc., will drive the demand for polypropylene nonwovens in this region. Owing to its excellent flexibility, chemical resistance, and anti-abrasive properties, polypropylene fiber is extensively used in certain industrial usages such as paints and coatings applications. In addition, polypropylene fiber products have several advantages due to their easy recyclability that offers a better option for various usages such as packaging and upholstery activities.
 

Challenging requirements and stringent government regulations will sustain the demand for polypropylene fibers through 2027. For instance, to improve tensile strength and mechanical performance, polypropylene fibers are actively used in concrete mixtures in many major construction projects. However, price fluctuations of polypropylene resin owing to turbulence in naphtha prices are likely to restrict the business growth in the near future. In the past few years, crude oil prices have witnessed a high degree of price uncertainty, which created ambiguity in naphtha prices. Furthermore, factors including geopolitical issues, demand-supply gap, etc., are expected to suppress the polypropylene fiber market share over the assessment period.
 

Staple fiber products to dominate the overall industry size

Polypropylene Fiber Market by Form

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The staple fiber segment is likely to generate over USD 4.15 billion by 2027 owing to the increasing use of nonwoven fabrics in various applications including concrete building construction, cement sheets production, tiles, and domestic pipes. Staple fibers provide bulkiness for filling & filtration and offer superior features to end-use products owing to their low specific gravity, high dimensional stability, excellent elasticity & resiliency, low thermal conductivity, and chemical inertness.
 

Rapid growth in geotextile will stimulate product demand

Polypropylene Fiber Market by Application

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Based on application, the geotextile sector will account for a significant growth rate of around 2.5% from 2021 to 2027. Owing to enhanced functional features, such as durability, mechanical properties & high impact resistance, polypropylene fibers are significantly used to produce geotextiles. Robust applications of polypropylene-based geotextiles including aggregate drains, pavement systems, and erosion & sediment control for diverse infrastructure projects will drive demand for this segment.
 

The household segment will account for the highest market share

Polypropylene Fiber Market by End User

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The household application segment will cross USD 1.5 billion by 2027 owing to widespread product application to produce covering fabrics, tablecloths, furniture fabrics, bed mattress, etc. The fiber offers good shrinkage resistance, dimensional stability, and high resilience. Furthermore, its stain-resistant feature makes it suitable for the manufacturing of tablecloths and curtains. Growing middle class population in various emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil, Vietnam will further propel the demand for household products. Moreover, the rising trends in the furniture market will propel the overall polypropylene fiber market revenue in the coming years.
 

Asia Pacific to dominate the overall industry

Polypropylene Fiber Market by Region

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The Asia Pacific market is expected to reach over USD 2,680 million by 2027 owing to the increasing construction spending in China, India, and Indonesia along with favorable government policies on infrastructural development. Moreover, a positive outlook in the Asia Pacific automobile industry will increase the demand for polypropylene fibers to be used in vehicle interiors. According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), the global production of automobiles accounted for approximately 92 million units in 2019, of which over 28% was contributed by China.
 

Other countries including India, South Korea, and Japan exhibited significant automotive production, which will likely boost product demand owing to extensive applications in automotive interiors such as car carpets, insulated pads, automotive seats, etc. Moreover, the increasing application of propylene fiber in various household products will further positively impact the polypropylene fiber market. The presence of many small and medium scale manufacturers in the region will keep the market competitive thus creating a positive environment around the market.
 

Mergers & acquisitions and capacity expansion will expand market opportunities

Major leaders in the global market is considerably investing in the development of quality products along with mergers & acquisitions to expand their geographical presence. Polypropylene fiber industry participants are working on new product development to further strengthen their market presence. They are also forming strategic partnerships to more effectively cater to their customers. Mergers & acquisitions are helping market players to increase their revenue share and incorporate new and advance technologies.
 

For instance, in November 2018, Sika AG acquired the global concrete fibers business of Propex Holding, LLC. to expand its production capacity. Furthermore, a few leading companies have invested in capacity expansion to stimulate their business growth. For instance, in September 2018, Malaysia's Lotte Chemical Titan Holdings started a new polypropylene unit with a production capacity of 200,000 mt/year at Pasir Gudang. This strategic expansion will provide opportunities to meet the changing demand for products in the region.
 

Key market players involved in the market are International Fibres Group, LCY Chemical Corp., BASF SE, Zenith Fibers Ltd., Sika AG, The Euclid Chemical Company, Lotte Chemical Corporation, American Synthetic Fiber, LLC., ABC Polymer Industries, LLC., and FiberVisions Corporation.
 

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

By Form

  • Continuous Fiber
  • Staple Fiber

By Application

  • Concrete
  • Geotextile
  • Hygiene Products
  • Industrial Fabrics
  • Upholstery Fabrics

By End-User

  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive
  • Filtration
  • Household
  • 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
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Kuwait

 

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Saurabh Bhalerao

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global polypropylene fiber industry is slated to exceed $7 billion by 2027 and will record a growth rate of more than 3% from 2021 to 2027 due to the growing need for durable & lighter fibers in automotive, and construction applications.

Polypropylene fiber is one of the lightest synthetic fibers, derived from thermoplastic polymer polypropylene, and is widely used to produce filtration fabrics, that are predominantly used in filtration processes in any manufacturing industry.

Demand for staple polypropylene fibers is expected to reach over USD 4 billion through 2027, as they are widely utilized in cement sheets production, tiles, concrete building construction, and domestic pipes to cater to the growing need for nonwoven fabrics.

The polypropylene fiber market from geotextile applications is poised to witness a 2.5% growth rate through 2027 driven by the increasing utility in aggregate drains, erosion & sediment control, and pavement systems, for diverse infrastructure projects.

The Asia Pacific polypropylene fiber sector is likely to generate USD 2,680 million by 2027 due to a rise in construction spending in China, India, and Indonesia coupled with favorable government policies on infrastructural development.

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  • Published Date: Nov 2021
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 326
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 260

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