(Polypropylene) PP Nonwoven Fabrics Market size to cross $55 bn by 2026

Polypropylene (PP) Nonwoven Fabrics Market size is set to surpass USD 55 billion by 2026; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

PP nonwoven fabrics market may witness significant gains from 2019 to 2026 with rising demand baby diapers to maintain hygiene and prevent rashes in baby’s skin. It is significantly utilized in manufacturing of hygiene products including baby diapers, adult incontinence product, and feminine hygiene products. In addition, it is used in the production of geotextiles, medical textiles, industrial products, furniture, carpets, and agricultural textiles.


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Growth of baby diaper industry should spur PP nonwoven fabrics market

Polypropylene nonwoven fabric is a key component of baby diapers which includes disposable, cloth, training nappy, biodegradable and swim pant diapers. Disposable baby diapers are widely used across the globe and accounted for over 65% of the North America baby diapers market share in 2018.

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Manufacturers of disposable baby diapers are focusing on product thinness to ensure comfort and developing highly absorbent cores engineered with high levels of superabsorbent polymers. Thus, rise in disposable diapers requirement is projected to spur the PP nonwoven fabrics market.

Increasing requirement of superior and hygienic fabric from baby diapers industry is increasing the demand for superior performance PP nonwoven fabrics appropriate for infant’s delicate skin. Rise in per-capita disposable income along with increasing healthcare expenditure is the major factor shaping baby diapers industry across the globe.

Browse key industry insights spread across 340 pages with 510 market data tables and 32 figures & charts from the report, “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 Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026” in detail along with the table of contents:

Meltblown based PP nonwoven market fabric to witness significant growth

Meltblown polypropylene nonwoven fabrics finds increased application outlook in liquid absorption, insulation and filtration segments. Meltblown is added usually to spunbonded nonwoven fabrics to form SM or SMS webs and are widely used in feminine sanitary pads, disposable adult incontinence, and diaper top sheets products.

Meltblown based fabric has ability of producing ultrafine filament nonwovens in highly economic manner. It has excellent barrier properties, self-bonding, weak tensile properties, good thermal insulation, and high elasticity. Meltblown PP nonwoven fabric has increasing application scope in filter and medical industries owing to the meltdown ability to produce microfibers.

Meltblown fabrics is widely used in manufacturing of disposable drapes, gowns, and sterilization wraps for the medical industry. Increasing preference of medical nonwoven disposables over traditional textiles due to their ability to provide protection against infections to medical practitioners and patients is projected to fuel meltblown PP nonwoven fabrics market.

Increasing PP nonwoven fabrics usage in durable application in Asia Pacific to promote market growth

Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics are majorly used in durable application such as geotextiles, construction, automotive and industrial filtration due to its cost-effective characteristics. Asia pacific region accounted a highest market share at over 35% of total geotextile market. Increased usage of these fabrics in geotextiles is owing to high tensile and shear strength offered by the nonwoven fabrics.

Increasing construction spending in China, India, and Indonesia along with favorable government support regarding infrastructural development should drive industry growth. Introduction of bio-based polypropylene nonwoven fabrics along with governments approach towards green technology should propel product demand.

PP nonwoven fabrics are widely used in erosion control, filtration, aggregate separation, drain protection, gas venting and particle separation applications. They pose high tensile strength and is highly resistant to moisture and chemical attacks. Crop covers, turf protection products, green house shading, weed control fabrics, seed blanket and root bags used in agriculture sectors comprises of nonwoven fabrics.

Expanding adult incontinence product demand is accelerating PP nonwoven fabrics market

Rise in geriatric population is driving the demand for adult diapers in China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand in the Asia Pacific region. Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics used to manufacture adult incontinence products provides comfort and prevents the odor. It is used to absorb & retain wearer’s urine and isolate wetness from wearer’s skin.

Adult diapers help in preventing leakage, maintain body fluid level and improve comfort of the patients suffering from different diseases in medical sector. China accounted for 22% whereas Japan accounted for 23% of the total Asia Pacific urinary incontinence market share in 2016, have positive impact on the PP nonwoven fabrics market growth. 

Some of the major market players includes Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Berry Global, SABIC, Avgol Nonwoven Industries, Toray Industries, Polymer Group, and Fibertex Nonwovens.  The companies are increasingly investing in new product development, production plant expansion to achieve desired quantity and quality.

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