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, Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

Published Date: Oct 2019  |  Report ID: GMI838  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Kritika Mamtani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 340   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Polypropylene fabrics usage in hygiene industry to drive PP nonwoven product demand

PP Nonwoven Fabrics Market size was over USD 24 billion, globally in 2018 and estimated to grow over 10.5% CAGR between 2019 to 2026.

PP Nonwoven Fabrics Market

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PP nonwoven fabric is a flat flexible porous web structure which is produced by interlocking networks or layers of filaments or fibers. It is classified as durable and disposable nonwovens with high tensile strength, abrasion strength and high absorbency. Polypropylene is used as a primary raw material for manufacturing of nonwoven fabrics.

PP nonwoven fabrics market growth is attributed to increasing application scope of the fabrics in hygiene products including baby diapers, female hygiene products, and adult incontinence products. It is majorly used in hygiene applications due to benefits associated with it such as light weight, softness, high strength, excellent absorption and dermatologically neutral characteristics.

Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics offer leakage prevention, breathability, stability, tear resistance, uniformity and cost effectiveness to the hygiene products. They are used in manufacturing of multiple elements of hygiene products including top sheet, core wrap, acquisition layer, leg cuff, back sheet, stretch ears, landing zone, dusting layer and fastening systems.

PP nonwoven fabrics used in manufacturing of absorbent hygiene products are selected according to strict quality criteria to meet local and international safety standards and regulations. The global nonwoven associations EDANA and INDA, jointly publish the nonwoven standard procedures (NSP) to test the structure and performance of nonwovens.

PP (Polypropylene) Nonwoven Fabrics Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: USD 24 Billion
Historical Data for: 2015 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR: 10.5% 2026 Value Projection: USD 55 Billion
Pages: 340 Tables, Charts & Figures: 542
Geographies covered (23): U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, UAE, Brazil
Segments covered: Product & Applications
Companies covered (13): Exxon Mobil Corporation, SABIC, Toray Industries, Inc., Fiberweb (India) Ltd., Fitesa, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Berry Global, Inc., Avgol Ltd., First Quality Nonwovens, Inc., Companhia Providência, PEGAS NONWOVENS s.r.o, Fibertex Nonwovens S/A
Growth Drivers:
  • North America: Growth in baby diapers demand
  • Asia Pacific: Increasing adult incontinence product demand
  • Growth in durable application markets
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Environmental concerns
  • Unorganized textile industry

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Spunbonded fabric to remain key product for PP nonwoven industry 

PP Nonwoven Fabrics Market By Product

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Based on products, market is segmented into spunbonded, meltblown, staples and composite PP nonwoven fabrics. These products are distinguished from their counterparts based on their integration for web formation, bonding and fiber spinning during manufacturing process. Spunbond technology is used to combine the drawing operation and filament extrusion with bonding operations and web formation in a single step process for spunbonded fabrics.

Spunbonded PP nonwoven fabrics are cost effective and have simple production process as compared to other products. Spunbonded PP nonwovens are lightweight materials with superior liquid repellency, softness, bacterial barrier and absorbency. As a result, they are often used in personal care and healthcare applications for manufacturing of absorbent hygiene products.

Industrial application segment to strengthen PP nonwoven fabrics industry

PP Nonwoven Fabrics Industry By Industrial Application

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Based on applications, the PP nonwoven fabrics market share is segmented into hygiene, industrial, geotextiles, medical, furniture, agriculture, carpet, and other industries such as construction and automotive. PP nonwoven fabrics are majorly used in industrial applications such as in air conditioner filters, display felts, semiconductor polishing pads, liquid filtration, and coated fabrics.

The fabrics offer superior characteristics such as flame resistance, abrasion resistance, and weatherproofing for industrial applications. The nonwoven cleaning cloth used in industries protect undefiled materials and products from human contamination. The nonwoven fabrics used for workwear manufacturing provides barrier against dust particles, asbestos, hazardous gases and chemical substances.


Healthcare industry growth in Europe to support PP nonwoven fabrics demand

Europe PP nonwoven fabrics market size should register over 7.5% gains by 2026. Increasing geriatric population, high healthcare expenditure, excellent healthcare facilities in in EU have fueled the requirement for nonwoven medical fabrics.

Countries such as France, Germany, and Sweden have recorded highest healthcare expenditure as a percentage of GDP which is between 11.0% to 11.5%. Aging and growing population, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, rising incidences of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in developed economies in EU have increased the requirement for disposable PP nonwoven fabrics for medical application.  

PP nonwoven fabrics is well suited for manufacturing of isolation clothing, surgical gowns, surgical drapes, medical mattress, bed sheets, patient clothes, bandages, sponges and sterilization wraps. Key benefits of PP nonwoven fabrics such as cost effectiveness, high barrier properties & performance, breathability, strength and processability will fuel demand for medical fabrics from healthcare facilities in Europe.


Mergers & acquisitions to increase production capacity and enhance product portfolio remains key growth strategy 

Global PP nonwoven fabrics market share is moderately fragmented with major industry players including Exxon Mobil Corporation, SABIC, Toray Industries, Mitsui Chemicals, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Berry Global, Avgol Nonwoven Industries, Polymer Group, Fibertex Nonwovens, PEGAS Nonwovens, and First Quality Nonwovens. Companies acquire other industry participants to expand their product portfolio, increase production capacities and foster regional presence.

Fibertex Nonwovens acquired Non-Woven Solutions (NWS) in 2014, a manufacturer and seller of needlepunch nonwovens in the U.S. The acquisition would help Fibertex Nonwovens to increase its sales of final product for automotive and composites industries. The acquisition would also have a positive influence on product areas such as wound care, filtration, bedding and construction.

In October 2015, Fibertex Nonwovens acquired the nonwoven division of Ribatek to meet the rising demand for nonwoven fabrics from Turkish market. With this acquisition, Fibertex Nonwovens achieved a beneficial expansion of its production capacity and obtained spunlacing technology of Ribatek. This acquisition would enhance the product portfolio of Fibertex Nonwovens and strengthen its regional presence.

The PP nonwoven fabrics market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Tons revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

Market By Product

  • Spunbonded
  • Staples
  • Meltblown
  • Composite

MarketBy Application

  • Hygiene
  • Industrial
  • Medical
  • Geotextiles
  • Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Agriculture
  • Other

Analysis By Hygiene Application

  • Baby diapers
  • Feminine hygiene
  • Adult incontinence
  • Wipes

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Indonesia
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

PP nonwoven fabric is a flat flexible porous web structure, which is produced by interlocking networks or layers of filaments or fibers. It is classified as durable and disposable nonwoven with high tensile strength, abrasion strength and high absorbency.
This report forecasts that European PP nonwoven fabrics industry is projected to register over 7.5% gains up to 2026 as increasing geriatric population, high healthcare expenditure, excellent healthcare facilities in EU have fueled the requirement for nonwoven medical fabrics.
Global industry growth is driven by increasing application scope of these fabrics in hygiene products including baby diapers, female hygiene products and adult incontinence products, says the latest research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
According to this forecast report by GMI, the industry size exceeded USD 24 billion, globally in 2018 and is estimated to grow at over 10.5% CAGR between 2019 and 2026.

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