The Non-woven Fabric Market Size, Share, Growth Report 2030

The Non-woven Fabric Market

The Non-woven Fabric Market by Technology (Spun-bond, Wet-laid, Dry-laid, and Others), by Material (Polyester, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Rayon, and Others), by End-user Industry (Construction, Textiles, Healthcare, Automotive, and Others), by Function (Disposable and Non-disposable): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2028

Category: Chemical & Materials Report Format : PDF Pages: 120 Report Code: ZMR-5569 Published Date: Jun-2021 Status : Published
Market Size in 2020 Market Forecast in 2028 CAGR (in %) Base Year
USD 40.5 Billion USD 62.1 Billion 5.7% 2020

The Non-woven Fabric Market: Overview

The Non-woven Fabrics Market size was USD 40.5 Billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 62.1 Billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2021 to 2028.

Non-woven fabrics can be understood as sheet or web structures bonded together by entrapping fiber or filaments mechanically, thermally, or chemically. They are of flat, porous sheets made directly from separate fibers or molten plastic or plastic film. The growth of the nonwoven fabrics market is attributed to the increase in demand for nonwoven products & solutions for hygiene, medical, construction, and filtration applications. The non-woven fabric market is segmented by technology, material, end-user industry, and region.

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COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Most industries have been adversely affected by the emergence of covid-19 and worldwide lockdown. Most of the businesses including clothing, textile, and others except for the pharmaceuticals industry have been shut down. Therefore, the non-woven fabric market share has increased because of a swift rise in demand for medical gear and clothing. The demand for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE kits), use and throw masks, surgical masks, filtration masks, and other types is fulfilled by non-woven fabric manufacturers. Nonwoven manufacturers around the globe are increasing their production capacity and investing in machinery to manufacture healthcare essentials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, the market is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years.

The Non-woven Fabric Market: Growth Factors

Non-woven fabrics are required in the medical, automotive industry, and personal care & healthcare industries. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus the demand for surgical drapes, PPE kits, masks, gloves, and disposable & reusable surgical gowns has rapidly increased. Non-woven plastic fabric is also utilized in the production of tote bags which are very popular throughout the commercial market. These new tote bags have completely replaced the traditionally used plastic carry bags. Non-woven fabric is luring automobile producers. It is utilized in the production of car mats, covering materials used in cars, seat covers, window frames, sun shields, and various filters. Several government initiatives to control HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections) promote the use of nonwoven medical products, such as disposable patient gowns, drapes, and linens that help reduce the spread of HAIs. Higher costs for raw materials moderately hamper the growth of the global nonwoven fabrics market. The market is influenced by swings in consumers’ needs, high oil prices, and global trade patterns. However, the market is expected to grow significantly.

Function Segment Analysis Preview

The market is divided into Disposable and Non-disposable under the function segment. Disposable holds the highest share owing to its friendliness to environment and wide acceptance among consumers because of the same reason.

End User Industry Segment Analysis Preview

By end-user industry segment, the market is divided into Construction, Textiles, Healthcare, Automotive, and Other End-user Industries. Here, all healthcare and pharmaceuticals hold the highest share owing to diverse use like surgical gowns, aprons, drapes, face mask components, and wound dressings. They are also used in hygiene products, such as sanitary towels, sanitary napkins, tampons, baby diapers, and napkin liners.

Non-Woven Fabric Market: Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Name Non-Woven Fabric Market Research Report
Market Size in 2020 USD 40.5 Billion
Market Forecast in 2028 USD 62.1 Billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 5.7%
Number of Pages 214
Key Companies Covered Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Berry Global Inc. (US), Glatfelter Company (US), DuPont (US), Lydall Inc. (US), Fitesa, TWE Group, Freudenberg Group (Germany), PFNonwovens, AVGOL, PEGAS, Fibertex, Mitsui and Toray
Segments Covered By Technology, By Material, By Function, By End User, And By Region
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Middle East, and Africa (MEA)
Base Year 2020
Historical Year 2016 to 2019
Forecast Year 2021 - 2028
Customization Scope Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs. Request For Customization

The Non-woven Fabric Market: Regional Analysis Preview

The Asia Pacific region held a share of 75% in 2020. This is attributable to the presence of the largest producer of automobiles. Non-woven fabric is highly demanded in the automotive sector; therefore, its utilization has rapidly risen in this region.

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The Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period. India, South Korea, and China are the king of the non-woven fabric market. Also, factors like improving the global economy, expanding the working population, and rising domestic demand for hygiene products are likely to lift the market for nonwoven fabrics.

The Non-woven Fabric Market: Key Players & Competitive Landscape

Some of the key players in the non-woven fabric market are:

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo
  • Berry Global Inc. (US)
  • Glatfelter Company (US)
  • DuPont (US)
  • Lydall Inc. (US)
  • Fitesa
  • TWE Group
  • Freudenberg Group (Germany)
  • PFNonwovens
  • Fibertex
  • Mitsui and Toray

The companies come together in joint ventures, mergers, and, acquisitions to launch new non-woven fabrics and related products to gain a competitive advantage.

The global non-woven fabric market is segmented as follows:

By Technology

  • Spun-bond
  • Wet-laid
  • Dry-laid
  • Others

By Material

  • Polyester
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Rayon
  • Others

By Function

  • Disposable
  • Non-disposable

By End User

  • Construction
  • Textiles
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive
  • 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 the Middle East & Africa

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FrequentlyAsked Questions

The global non-woven fabric market was valued at USD 40.5 Billion in 2020.

The global non-woven fabric market is expected to reach USD 62.1 Billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% between 2021 to 2028.

Some of the key factors driving the global non-woven fabric market growth are rising demand in healthcare industry and automotive industry.

North America region held a substantial share of the non-woven market in 2020. This is attributable to the presence of major players such as Berry Global Inc., Glatfelter Company, DuPont, and Lydall Inc., among others. Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at a significant rate owing to the presence of largest manufacturers of non-woven products for non-woven fabric market in developing economies such as China and India.

Some of the major companies operating in the non-woven fabric market are Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Berry Global Inc. (US), Glatfelter Company (US), DuPont (US), Lydall Inc. (US), Fitesa, TWE Group, Freudenberg Group (Germany), PFNonwovens, AVGOL, PEGAS, Fibertex, Mitsui and Toray, among others.

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