HDPE Nonwoven Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth 2030

HDPE Nonwoven Market

HDPE Nonwoven Market By Type (Dry-laid Non-woven, Airlaid Non-woven, Spun-bond Non-woven, and Others), By Application (Agriculture, Medical, Printing, Cargo Covers, Building Envelopes, and Others) and By Region - Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2022 – 2030

Category: Chemical & Materials Report Format : PDF Pages: 196 Report Code: ZMR-6096 Published Date: Feb-2023 Status : Published
Market Size in 2021 Market Forecast in 2030 CAGR (in %) Base Year
USD 413 Million USD 669 Million 5.5% 2021

HDPE Nonwoven Industry Prospective:

The global HDPE nonwoven market size was worth around USD 413 Million in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 669 Million by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 5.5% between 2022 and 2030.

The report analyzes the global HDPE nonwoven market’s drivers, restraints/challenges, and the effect they have on the demands during the projection period. In addition, the report explores emerging opportunities in the HDPE nonwoven market.

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HDPE Nonwoven Market: Overview

Nonwoven fabrics are generally referred to as sheet or web structures that are joined together by mechanical, thermal, or chemical entanglement of fibers or filaments. The sheets are flat and porous, and they are manufactured from individual fibers, molten plastic, or plastic film. They don't require the fibers to be transformed into yarn or created through weaving or knitting. Nonwovens might be exceptionally durable fabrics or fabrics with a short lifespan and single usage.

Nonwoven fabrics serve a variety of purposes, including those related to sterility, liquid repellency, bacterial barriers, washability, cushioning, resilience, stretch, softness, and flame retardancy. To design fabrics that are suitable for particular activities while striking a good balance between product use-life and cost, these qualities are frequently combined.

The thermoplastic polymer known as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is created from ethylene. Polyethylene high-density (PEHD) is another name for it. It is tougher, opaque, has a high strength-to-density ratio, and is solvent resistant. Since HDPE nonwovens are recyclable, rip-resistant, strong, and light, they are frequently utilized in a wide range of industries.

Key Insights

  • As per the analysis shared by our research analyst, the global HDPE nonwoven market is estimated to grow annually at a CAGR of around 5.5% over the forecast period (2022-2030).
  • In terms of revenue, the global HDPE nonwoven market size was valued at around USD 413 million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 669 million, by 2030.
  • The use of HDPE nonwoven in geotextiles is expected to rise as a result of the rapidly rising demand for geotextiles in industries such as drainage, erosion control, building, power plants, and aquaculture.
  • Based on the type, the spun-bond non-woven segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2021.
  • Based on the application, the medical segment is projected to hold the largest market share over the forecast period.
  • Based on region, the Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.

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HDPE Nonwoven Market: Growth Drivers

Increased Demand for HDPE Nonwoven in Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging to drive the market growth

Growing demand for Tyvek in medical and pharmaceutical packaging features tear resistance, durability, breathability, clean peel, and superior microbial barrier to keep medical equipment and pharmaceuticals sterile throughout the lifecycle, and it plays an essential role in propelling the global HDPE nonwovens market in the coming years.

Tyvek 1073B, which is offered by DuPont and offers the highest level of protection, is a great option for medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging since it has high strength and good microbiological barrier requirements. Additionally, Tyvek 1073B provides an excellent microbiological barrier and is compatible with a variety of manufacturing and sanitation processes, which helps protect sterling throughout both shipment and storage.

In addition, there has been an increase in investments in developing nations for improved packaging. To fulfill consumer demand, major companies across the globe are developing new goods, which is fostering the expansion of the market. DuPont introduced its Kevlar and Tychem hand protection glove and sleeve portfolio in August 2019 for the Indian market.

This product line is primarily intended to improve workplace safety in hazardous environments, such as those associated with manufacturing, surface oil and gas exploration, and automotive applications.

HDPE Nonwoven Market: Restraints

The high cost limits the market growth

Polypropylene woven/nonwoven bags laminated with BOPP are categorized as plastic bags under HS code 3923 and will be subject to 18% GST, according to CBIC's circular no. 80/54 /2018-GST, which was published in January 2019. Therefore, a high number of taxes levied on goods will ultimately raise their overall price, which is limiting the market in the approaching years.

HDPE Nonwoven Market: Opportunities

Technological advancement provides a lucrative opportunity

The textile business has experienced rapid expansion in the majority of its product categories, particularly nonwoven fabrics, as a result of technological advancements. It is anticipated that new technologies would lower production costs, making the production of nonwoven textiles financially viable. New opportunities for nonwoven manufacturers are being created by the use of nanofiber and high-performance material technologies as alternatives to conventional membranes.

HDPE Nonwoven Market: Challenges

Stringent regulations imposed by governments act as a major challenge

The Keralan government voted to outlaw the production, distribution, and storage of plastic goods throughout the state beginning on January 1st, 2020. This decision was made in November 2019. By imposing significant fines on those found to violate the plastic prohibition, the state has also given the Pollution Control Board considerable authority. Thus, these factors impede the global HDPE nonwoven market over the forecast period.

HDPE Nonwoven Market: Segmentation

The global HDPE nonwoven market is segmented based on type, application, and region

Based on the type, the global market is bifurcated into dry-laid non-woven, airlaid non-woven, spun-bond non-woven, and others. The spun-bond non-woven segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2021 and is expected to continue the same pattern during the forecast period. Spun-bond nonwoven has several benefits, including low cost, exceptional durability, and simplicity in manufacturing. Additionally, in the upcoming years, it is projected that the dry-laid segment would experience significant expansion. Fibers used in dry-laid nonwovens are bonded using one or more bonding methods to create a fabric with integrity.

Based on the application, the global HDPE nonwoven market is categorized into agriculture, medical, printing, cargo covers, building envelopes, and others. The medical segment is projected to hold the largest market share over the forecast period. The rising applications in protective clothing, sterile packing, and other areas are responsible for the segment's rise. The broad use of these applications across numerous sectors is significantly accelerating market growth. As they are the least expensive type of nonwoven produced using only HDPE, spun bond nonwovens are the most frequently used nonwoven for throwaway products and protective clothing. In addition, the leading players' quick technological improvements to offer their customers items of higher quality play a significant role in the market's expansion.

Recent Developments:

  • In September 2021, Dow launched INTREPID 2499 Bimodal HDPE Resin for geomembranes. INTREPID 2499 Bimodal HDPE Resin outperforms traditional, incumbent materials in terms of performance and life expectancy in highly oxidative situations. This premium high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin's advanced molecular design provides exceptional resistance to high temperatures, chemicals, corrosion, slow crack development (SCG), tearing, punctures, and abrasion. Improved toughness and durability at industry standard gauges; stable, long-lasting antioxidant protection; robust tensile characteristics; and consistent processing with outstanding melt strength and bubble stability are also advantages. These characteristics, combined with the ease and versatility of installation, assist INTREPID 2499 in the development of virtually leak-free environmental containment systems in applications such as high-temperature landfills, heap leach pads, mining, chlorinated drinking water, and leachate collection pipes.
  • In August 2022, one of the top producers of geosynthetic and erosion control products in the US, Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics, Inc. (WINFAB), recently announced its investment in a brand-new, cutting-edge production line for nonwoven geotextiles in Nashville, Georgia. By the second quarter of 2023, the production line should be operational.

HDPE Nonwoven Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Name HDPE Nonwoven Market Research Report
Market Size in 2021 USD 413 Million
Market Forecast in 2030 USD 669 Million
Compound Annual Growth Rate CAGR of 5.5%
Number of Pages 196
Forecast Units Value (USD Million), and Volume (Units)
Key Companies Covered Dupont, Geotrst Environmental Science Technology, Xiantaoshi Songqing Plastics Co., Ltd., KOLON Industries, Inc., Shandong Jin Ruixiang Geotechnical Material Co., Ltd., Thrace Group, Fibertex Nonwovens A/S, Xi'an Hemeijia Technology Co., Ltd., Indra Industries Ltd., and Toray among others.
Segments Covered By Type, By Application, And By Region
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Countries Covered North America: U.S and Canada
Europe: Germany, Italy, Russia, U.K, Spain, France, Rest of Europe
APAC: China, Australia, Japan, India, South Korea, South East Asia, Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile
The Middle East And Africa: South Africa, GCC, Rest of MEA
Base Year 2021
Historical Year 2016 to 2020
Forecast Year 2022 - 2030
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HDPE Nonwoven Market: Regional Analysis

The Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period

The market for HDPE nonwovens was dominated by APAC in 2021. The market demand decline for the entire industry has been supported by the high demand for baby wipes, personal care wipes, and medical wipes. Furthermore, the market for HDPE Nonwovens is expanding because of numerous production advances. At its fully-owned subsidiary Sunrex Industry Co., Ltd., Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. has increased its production facilities for melt-blown nonwovens as of March 2020.

Additionally, many businesses aim to increase the production of HDPE nonwovens to fulfill the rising demand for essential supplies and protection in the fight against COVID-19, contributing to the market growth rate. Furthermore, the expanding construction sector and the rising need for geotextiles, particularly in developing nations like China and India. For instance, more than half of the entire value of new contracts signed by Chinese construction companies in 2021 was equivalent to CNY 34.5 trillion (USD 0.48 trillion).

Due to China's growing urbanization, the construction industry produced more than CNY 29 trillion (USD 4.04 trillion) in output in 2021. Furthermore, in the fiscal year that ended in August 2022, new building contracts climbed by 15% after increasing by 12% in 2021. As the Chinese government supported the economy, new infrastructure contracts grew by 24% and 30%, respectively. Thus, the aforementioned facts supported the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Besides, North America is expected to hold a significant HDPE nonwoven industry share during the forecast period. The growth in the North American region is attributed to the product's expanding use in protective clothing and medical packaging. Medical devices and drugs can be kept sterile for the duration of their existence because of HDPE medical packaging's strong microbiological barrier, breathability, durability, and tear resistance. HDPE packaging is suitable for a range of sterilizing techniques.

HDPE Nonwoven Market: Competitive Analysis

The global HDPE nonwoven market is dominated by players like

  • Dupont
  • Geotrst Environmental Science Technology
  • Xiantaoshi Songqing Plastics Co Ltd
  • KOLON Industries, Inc
  • Shandong Jin Ruixiang Geotechnical Material Co, Ltd
  • Thrace Group
  • Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
  • Xi'an Hemeijia Technology Co., Ltd
  • Indra Industries Ltd
  • Toray

The global HDPE nonwoven market is segmented as follows:

By Type

  • Dry-laid Non-woven
  • Airlaid Non-woven
  • Spun-bond Non-woven
  • Others

By Application

  • Agriculture
  • Medical
  • Printing
  • Cargo Covers
  • Building Envelopes
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France 
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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FrequentlyAsked Questions

The global HDPE nonwoven market is expanding as a result of factors like rising geotextile usage of HDPE nonwoven, expanding use of these polymers in packaging, and rising demand for spun-bond woven. Moreover, the rapidly expanding packaging industry, the rise in the use of HDPE nonwoven in industrial protective apparel, and the growing demand for medical devices packaging with the rise in the development of medical devices are also some of the chief factors that are fostering the growth of the global market.

According to the report, the global market size was worth around USD 413 million in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 669 million by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 5.5% between 2022 and 2030.

The global HDPE nonwoven market growth is expected to be driven by the Asia Pacific. It is currently the world’s highest revenue-generating market owing to the growing construction industry in the region.

The global HDPE nonwoven market is dominated by players like Dupont, Geotrst Environmental Science Technology, Xiantaoshi Songqing Plastics Co., Ltd., KOLON Industries, Inc., Shandong Jin Ruixiang Geotechnical Material Co., Ltd., Thrace Group, Fibertex Nonwovens A/S, Xi'an Hemeijia Technology Co., Ltd., Indra Industries Ltd., and Toray among others.

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