PP Nonwovens Market in Automotive Applications, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa), Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

Report ID: GMI4734

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Nonwoven has got huge popularity in recent years because of various applications in Automotive, construction, healthcare, chemical and manufacturing industries. Rising product penetration in automotive sector led to rising demand for nonwoven materials. Nonwoven fibers are more durable and give superior performance as compare to traditional materials hence growing application in vehicle manufacturing. PP staple nonwoven materials are made up of finely chopped, short polypropylene fibers. These fibers can be blended with different fibers to improve product performance. Growing usage of PP nonwovens in interior and exterior of vehicles boosted the market growth.

Automotive industry is one of the largest users of PP nonwovens. With growing automotive sector there is rapid increase for superior and beneficial vehicle aesthetics. Nonwoven fibers are Lightweight, fully recyclable, highly functional and noise insulators these features make them ideal for making of various automotive components. There is growing application of PP nonwovens in manufacturing of seats, sideliners, airbags, dashboard insulation, wheel housing, cabin air filters, hood insulation and interior trim for cars. Use of engineered PP nonwoven in making of such parts make them more durable, more superior in terms of noise and thermal insulation and still cost effective. These factors will drive the PP nonwovens market in automotive sector.

Growing safety concern of both drivers and vehicles promotes the use of seatbelts and airbags in cars. People are becoming more aware about safe driving are ensuring precautions while using vehicles this will drives the market growth in upcoming years. Use of PP nonwovens in making of seat belts have been a major growth area as it has excellent sliding properties and 30% lighter than traditional materials. This will make products more customer friendly hence gaining lots of popularity in PP nonwovens market.

In manufacturing of interior parts nonwoven has wide applications. Car carpets, seats, floorings made from nonwovens has high dimensional stability which provides precise fits and make it more comfortable for user. These light weighted car carpets make car lighter as well as they are recyclable. Moreover, due to its excellent temperature and sound insulation features and noise regulators it provides superior underbody systems for vehicles hence expected to show significant growth in upcoming years.

Automotive components made from pp nonwoven are more functional in terms of durability, lightweight, good thermal and noise insulation properties but also recyclability. This will help in decreasing the environmental pollution and has huge growth opportunity in global PP nonwoven market. Increasing environmental pollution, rising consumers awareness and governments regulations to avoid pollution cause due to disposal of industrial waste will driving the PP nonwovens market demand over forecasted period.

Developing automotive sector and many technical advancements led to innovations in automobile industry. Introduction of electric cars and self-driving cars will positively affect the PP nonwovens demand in automotive industry. The international nonwovens association EDANA, has reported that use of nonwoven materials will make car 2 kg lighter and improve its aerodynamics. This are some key points which drive the PP nonwovens market growth in future years.

North America is anticipated to show significant market growth in upcoming years. Rapid advancement in automotive sector and increasing disposable income of population in countries such as US and Canada resulted in increased vehicle sales Furthermore, increasing demand for low maintenance and high performance vehicles is likely to boost product demand.

Europe is one of the emerging markets in PP nonwoven market. Improving living standards and increased buying capacity of consumers in this region will positively supporting the market growth. Rising application of PP nonwovens in various automotive parts suck as fuel batteries, wheel arches, liners for of the roof as well as in linings and carpets is likely to accelerate market demand.

Large population and improving living standards in developing countries such as India, China and Japan will led to increasing use of cars and vehicles. Emerging automobile sectors and increasing capital investments will boost the market growth in this region. Growing per capita income resulted in increasing spending capacity and consumers inclination towards luxurious lifestyle this is driving the automobile market thus boosting market share.

The primary market players in PP nonwovens industry include Kimberly-Clarke, Avintiv, Inc, Johns Manvile, DowDupont, Toray Industries, Freudenberg SE, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Filmquest Group Inc., Ahlstrom, Technical Textile., and Suominen Corporation.

By Product, 2015-2026 (Tons) (USD Million)

  • Spunbonded
  • Staples
  • Meltblown
  • Composite

By Application, 2015-2026 (Tons) (USD Million)

  • Interior car parts
  • Exterior car parts

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

By Region

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

Company Profiles:

  • Kimberly-Clarke
  • Avintiv, Inc.
  • Johns Manvile
  • DowDupont
  • Toray Industries
  • Freudenberg SE
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Filmquest Group Inc.
  • Ahlstrom
  • Technical Textile.
  • Suominen Corporation


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Historical data coverage: 2013 to 2015; Growth Projections: 2016 to 2026.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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