PP (Polypropylene) Nonwoven Fabrics Market Size By Product (Spunbonded, Staples, Meltblown, Composite), By Application (Hygiene [baby diapers, feminine hygiene, adult incontinence, wipes], Industrial, Medical, Geotextiles, Furniture, Carpet, Agriculture) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Australia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil), Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2024
Published Date: November 2016 | 190 Pages | Report ID: GMI838 Report Format: PDF
(Polypropylene) PP Nonwoven Fabrics Market size generated over USD 18 billion in 2015. The industry expects to surpass consumption of 13 million tons at the end of 2024.
Europe PP Nonwoven Fabrics Market size, by Product, 2015 & 2024 (USD Million)
Strong application scope in hygiene products including adult incontinence and baby diapers should boost PP nonwoven fabrics market size. The industry is gaining acceptance and importance due to its superior quality properties mainly for producing baby diapers in hygiene segment. These key performance metrics increases application scope in baby diapers which are appropriate for infant’s delicate skins.
Rise in life expectancy with improvement in healthcare facilities worldwide should favor ageing population growth and influence incontinence care based product demand. Incontinence care based products market generated above USD 6 billion in 2014 and should exceed USD 11 billion at the end of 2024, with gains at above 5.5%, which should boost PP nonwoven fabrics demand. Increasing healthcare concerns such as inflammatory bowel and Crohn’s disease are key trending factors for the industry.
Positive application outlook for automotive industry in manufacturing side liners, floor covers, air filter, and dash insulators should fuel PP nonwoven fabrics demand. They are widely used in agricultural applications for manufacturing containers, crop covers, weed control, seed blankets, and nursery overwintering. PP nonwoven fabrics demand from durable applications may witness significant gains over the forecast period.
Polypropylene is used as a key feedstock, a petrochemical product which poses threat to the environment. Strict regulations imposed by REACH over environmental concerns may impact industry growth. Fluctuating petrochemical index may affect industry profitability and pressurize PP nonwoven fabrics market price trend.
PP Nonwoven Fabric Market, By Product
Spunbonded based PP nonwoven fabrics market size may surpass USD 19 billion by 2024. It has simple and most economical manufacturing process compared to other products. The market is poised to grow for durable applications which includes home furnishings, automotive, medical & industrial protection apparel, geotextiles, and commercial & residential growund covers and wall wraps.
Staples based Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market expects a gain at over 7%. It is gaining popularity in goetextiles, automotive, and construction industies due to durability and strength should drive industry growth. Traditionally, staple process was majorly used but due to spunbonds increasing application scope, it may witness a decline in market share.
Meltblown based PP nonwoven fabrics industry should register over USD 8 billion by 2024. They have low intrinsic strength characteristics and are often combines and used with other counterparts. Meltblowns find application in baby and feminine hygiene products, sanitary products, and adult incontinence.
PP Nonwoven Fabric Market, By Application
PP nonwoven fabrics market for hygiene applications should generate over USD 18 billion by 2024. They are mainly used for producing feminine disposables, wipes, baby diapers, and incontinence products. Increasing baby diapers usage for Asia Pacific market should drive industry growth. In addition, growing adult incontinence products demand along with rising geriatric population in U.S. may surge hygiene products demand.
PP nonwoven fabrics market from furniture application may witness highest gains at over 9%. Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics in furniture applications include producing bedding & furniture construction sheeting, arms & back, blankets, dust covers, table decoration, and spring wraps. Growing furniture expenditure in China, India, Russia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia should drive product demand.
Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market size from medical applications should surpass over 2 million tons by 2024. Rise in healthcare expenses in China, U.S., and Europe should stimulate industry growth. They are preferably used for producing masks, gowns, surgical caps, drapes, gloves, bed linen, shrouds, heat packs, under pads, incubator mattress, and ostomy liners in medical industry.
PP Nonwoven Fabric Market, By Region
U.S. PP nonwoven fabrics market size should be worth above 7.5 billion at the end of 2024. Increasing product demand in durable applications which includes construction, geotextiles and automotive should boost product demand. Rising ageing population and increasing hygiene products importance should fuel regional industry.
China Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics industry demand should surpass USD 6 billion by 2024. Rising disposable income has driven the usage hygiene products which includes sanitary wipes and baby diapers should favor regional industry growth. Many companies have plans to expand business mainly in China which includes PGI Suzhou, Toray Nantong and Hubei Gold (AVGOL).
Germany market consumption is forecast to exceed 650 kilo tons by 2024. Capacity expansion in Europe is mainly concentrated by hygiene product segment. European market players are focusing on upgrading technologies for complying regulatory directives, which may further escalate industry growth.
Competitive Market Share
This industry could witness consolidation with companies acquiring other participants to increase product portlio along with regional presence. Global PP nonwoven fabrics market share is moderately fragmented with top four players accounting to over 35% of total volume in 2015.
Some of the companies in poplypropylene nonwoven fabrics market include First Quality, Kimberly Clark, AVGOI, Fibetex, Toray, Mitsui, SABIC, Fitesa, ExxonMobil, and PEGAS.
PP Nonwoven Fabric Industry Background
Polypropylene, a key feedstock, processed through staple, composite, spunbond, and meltblown technology. Methods used in producing product include wet bond, dry bond, and spun bond. Spunbonded are the highest selling products globally due to their faster speed belts at low costs. Products manufactured from this technology have soft and higher durability. This process is economical when compared to other counterparts. Spunbonded stacks are repelletized to reduce distribution, wastage and overall costs from qaulaty of PP fibers which are inferior. They are again used with polymers to manufacture good quality grade products which are spunbonded based. This proves to be advantageous to industry and is significant for competition in the industry.
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