Polypropylene (PP) Nonwoven Fabrics Market size worth over $55 billion by 2026

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc., the Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market size is set to surpass $55 Billion by 2026. Rising demand for medical clothing, N95 respirators, face masks, and personal protective equipment owing to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 should boost the market growth from 2020 to 2026.

Healthcare, laboratory, and EMS workers have a significant requirement for surgical gloves, face shields, medical gowns, and surgical masks in the transportation, care, and testing of COVID-19 patients, which should significantly boost the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market share. PP nonwoven fabrics offer various benefits, such as air permeability, enhanced bacterial filtration, disposable nature, and low-cost production, making them ideal for PPE manufacturing.


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Significant rise in infrastructural development primarily in China, India, and Vietnam along with increasing concerns regarding soil erosion should stimulate the geotextiles sector and drive the product demand. PP nonwoven fabrics offer high permeability, optimum pore sizes, dimensional stability, flexibility, and strength, which make them well-suited for geotextile production.

Growing government & private investments in the infrastructure sector, rising urbanization, and population growth should further stimulate the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market growth in geotextiles.

Excellent sound insulation properties to stimulate the demand for PP staples nonwoven fabrics product

PP staple nonwoven fabrics are made from short, chopped polypropylene fibers, which can be blended with different fiber types. The global polypropylene staples nonwoven fabrics surpassed $8 billion in 2019 and should witness further growth owing to the rising demand for automotive textiles. The polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market offers several benefits, such as vibration and sound insulation, making it ideal for various automotive components such as air & fuel filters, trunk liners, and trim fabrics.

Polypropylene staples nonwoven fabrics offer abrasion resistance, dimensional stability, and breaking & tear resistance, making them well-suited to produce carpets, sofas, and mattresses. The product’s high stability prevents the formation of distortions and bends when producing the product. Significant expansion of the middle-class population and booming renovation industries should drive the carpets & rugs sector and stimulate polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market growth.

“As per industry forecasts, PP staples nonwoven fabrics segment will rise over 10.5% at the end of 2026 owing to the growing demand for automotive textiles”.

Browse key industry insights spread across 350 pages with 516 market data tables and 37 figures & charts from the report, “Global Polypropylene (PP) 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, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026” in detail along with the table of contents:

Healthcare industry expansion to spur the global PP nonwoven fabrics market size from medical application

Medical application should surpass USD 12.5 billion by 2026. Growing safety regulations, technological advancement, and rising healthcare expenditure should boost the product demand. Substantial lifestyle changes, population growth, and rise in disposable income are anticipated to accelerate polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market. The product offers resilience, strength, porosity, low elongation, and dimensional stability, making it ideal for surgical meshes, tapes, and wound dressings along with medical equipment such as ventilation systems & recuperates.

“As per the analysis, PP Nonwoven Fabrics market size from medical application is estimated to grow over 12.0% by 2026 owing to expansion of the healthcare sector.”

Growing preference for convenient hygiene products and rising emission norms will foster the product demand in Europe

Growing government concerns regarding the safety of vehicle occupants have led to the rising implementation of safety regulations requiring the usage of airbags & seatbelts, which should boost the Europe automotive textiles sector and drive the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market.

The regional nonwoven fabrics market surpassed USD 7 billion in 2019. The product offers excellent noise absorption characteristics, making it ideal for automotive noise absorbers while its ability to reduce vehicle weight helps automakers comply with emission norms.

Europe is witnessing increasing demand for personal hygiene products on account of the growing adoption of on-the-go lifestyles and rising consumer preference for convenience. Significant technological advancements by hygiene product manufacturers to enhance the cosmetic & convenience appeal of their products should further drive the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market. PP nonwoven fabrics offer absorption, softness, elasticity, durability, and water repellence characteristics, making them ideal for personal hygiene products.

The leading market participants in the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics industry are Kimberly-Clark, AVGOL, Fitesa, PEGAS, Fibertex, Mitsui, and PGI. Various market players are engaged in expanding their production capacities to cater to the growing demand for personal hygiene products and in strategic acquisitions to expand their geographic distribution.

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