|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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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)|
|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 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.
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.
Some of the key players in the non-woven fabric market are:
The companies come together in joint ventures, mergers, and, acquisitions to launch new non-woven fabrics and related products to gain a competitive advantage.
By End User
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.