Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market Outlook, 2026

Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market Outlook, 2026

Bonafide Research 04-06-2021 280 Pages Figures : 58 Tables : 96
Region : Global Category : Manufacturing & Industry Textile

1. Kimberly & Clark Corporation

2. Ahlstrom-Munksjö

3. Berry Global Inc

4. DuPont de Nemours, Inc

5. Fitesa


Non-woven fabrics are innovative fabrics like engineered material produced directly from fiber, bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat, or solvent treatment. Such produced fabrics have an extensive variety of applications across various industries. The research report titled Global Non-Woven Fabric Market Outlook, 2026 by Bonafide Research categorizes the market to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following segments: based on polymer type (Polypropylene, Polyethylene, PET, Wood Pulp, Rayon & Others), by layer type (Single Layer & Multi-Layer), by technology (Spun-Bond, Wet Laid, Dry Laid & Others), by application (Hygiene, Medical, Filtration, Automotive, Building & Construction & others), based on region, countries & major companies.

The first commercial production of non-woven products started in 1942 in the United States, since then the market has experienced tremendous growth and constantly gained more potential. With such high varied uses, the global nonwoven fabric market was valued at USD 32.76 Billion in the year 2015. Disposable nonwovens include one-time use products as diapers, medical dressings, household wipes, and disposable protective clothing. Durable goods produced from non-woven are used for apparel interfacing, automobile headliners, road underlayment, and carpets. The major benefit of the non-woven fabrics is that they can be engineered to the desired properties in accordance with the end-user demand. Through the forecasted period, the market is expected to show a value difference of USD 17.72 Billion, while a volume difference of 8.34 Million Tonnes. The superior stretchability & flame resistance quality of the product is expected to impact the market growth positively. By application, the hygiene segment holds a clear dominance in the market, attributed to the increasing birth rate and aging population. Nonwovens are used in the automotive industry to manufacture automobile interiors, cabin filters, floor mats, and seat trims. The automotive segment is to witness a high usage growth of the product in the coming period, which is to record a CAGR of 8.50%. The growth of this industry in emerging markets of the Asia Pacific and Latin America is expected to augment nonwoven fabrics market growth.

The most significant feature of the nonwoven fabric is made directly from fibers in a continuous production line. For this reason, the choice of fiber is very important for nonwoven manufacturers. Raw materials have not only delivered significant product improvements but also benefited people using these products by providing hygiene and comfort. The Polypropylene polymer type accounted for the highest share in the market, which held to more than half of the share. PET type followed polypropylene to emerge as the second-largest product segment in the global market. It is anticipated to witness a steady growth rate over the forecast period, while the wood pulp polymer type is expected to have a highly anticipated CAGR of 6.94%, among the major polymer types. Apart from this, the other segment which includes PA, PC, polyester, natural fibers, biopolymers types of emerging polymer types, is to have a CAGR of over 9%.

Rapid industrialization has resulted in increased pollution levels and leads to serious health problems and environmental hazards. To add to the prevailing environmentally toxic substances, the Covid-19 pandemic increased the demand for single-layer nonwoven fabrics. The leading segment was valued at USD 34.63 Billion in the year 2020. A multi-layer nonwoven fabric can be produced cost-effectively with improved filtration performance, cotton and other natural fibers are suitable fibers for making multi-layer nonwoven fabric filters. This segment has been showing a steady incline in the market share and is expected to grow with a CAGR of 8.85%, in the forecasted period. Similarly, in terms of technology, the market is led by the spun bond technology, which with dry-laid technology accounts for a little less than 3/4th of the market. Other than these two major technologies, the wet-laid technology is to have a highly anticipated CAGR in the coming period.

The Asia-Pacific region dominates the market both in terms of value & volume, declining in value and inclining in volume. This can be backed by a fact of increasing birth rate in China and India, and the aging population of Japan, which impacted the demand for diapers & personal care wipes. Latin America, along with Middle East & Africa contributed the lowest to the global market, not even to a share of 15%. However, is expected to register significant growth over the coming years owing to increasing nonwoven application in construction and hygiene. The market studied is fragmented, comprising several large and small players, of which the top 3 players- Berry Global Inc., Freudenberg Group, Ahlstrom- Munksjö, accounted to an approx. of15% in 2019. The market is extremely competitive, with various leading manufacturers engaging in strategic partnerships to expand their market share. Other major players in the market include Kimberly-Clark, DuPont de Nemours, Fitesa, Glatfelter Corporation, Lydall, Toray Industries, Johns Manville, Suominen Corporation, TWE Group, Low & Bonar, Zhejiang Kingsafe, Avgol, etc.

This report forecasts revenue growth at regional and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2026. For this study, Bonafide Research has segmented the Global Non-Woven Fabrics Market report based on product, technology, end users, and region:

• Geography: Global
• Base year: 2020
• Historical year: 2015
• Forecasted year: 2026

• North America
• Europe
• Asia-Pacific
• Latin America
• Middle East & Africa

• Market Size by Value for the time period (2015-2026F)
• Market Share by Polymer Type (Polypropylene, Polyethylene, PET, Wood Pulp, Rayon & Others)
• Market Share by Layer Type (Single Layer & Multi-Layer)
• Market Share by Technology Type (Spun-Bond, Wet Laid, Dry Laid & Others)
• Market Share by Application (Hygiene, Medical, Filtration, Automotive, Building & Construction & others)
• Market Share by Region
• Market Share by Country
• Market Share by Company

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