"The nonwoven fabrics market in South Africa has witnessed significant growth and has become an integral part of the country's textile industry. Nonwoven fabrics, engineered materials made by bonding fibers together, have gained popularity across diverse sectors, including hygiene, healthcare, automotive, construction, and agriculture. The South African nonwoven fabrics market is characterized by a robust manufacturing base, technological advancements, and a growing emphasis on innovation. With a focus on quality, efficiency, and sustainability, South African manufacturers have emerged as key players in producing high-performance nonwoven fabrics that meet both domestic and international demands. The country's rich textile heritage, coupled with expertise in fiber technology, positions it as a hub for research, development, and production of advanced nonwoven materials. Additionally, South Africa's evolving business landscape, driven by factors such as urbanization, population growth, and changing consumer preferences, presents new opportunities for the nonwoven fabrics market. As the country seeks to address challenges related to hygiene, healthcare, and infrastructure development, the demand for nonwoven fabrics continues to grow. South African manufacturers are actively exploring innovative applications, investing in advanced technologies, and collaborating with industry stakeholders to shape the future of the nonwoven fabrics market in the Country. According to the research report ""South Africa Nonwoven Fabrics Market Overview, 2027"" published by Bonafide Research, it is expected to grow, but at a very slow pace over the forecast period. South Africa's nonwoven fabrics market is witnessing increased adoption in various technical and industrial applications. Nonwovens are used in sectors such as agriculture, geosynthetics, filtration, industrial wipes, and protective clothing. The trend is towards developing nonwovens with specialized properties such as UV resistance, flame retardancy, and chemical resistance to meet the specific requirements of these industries. The most common polymer type is polypropylene, but polyester, biopolymers, and natural fibres are expected to drive future nonwoven Fabrics demand. Single-layer nonwoven Fabricss are in great demand. Spun bond and dry-laid technologies are mostly used to produce nonwoven Fabrics. Hygiene, building and construction, and medical industries have large-scale applications. Polypropylene is the most widely used nonwoven Fabrics as it is a lightweight synthetic material that is inexpensive, durable, breathable, water resistant, and recyclable, as a result of which it is the most widely used nonwoven Fabrics. PP is generally considered non-toxic and the safest for human contact. PP is used in a broad range of applications and is available in many forms. Nonwoven polypropylene is used in masks because it is nontoxic, breathable, hydrophobic (water-resistant), lightweight, provides filtration, and is inexpensive. Hence, polypropylene nonwoven Fabrics has large-scale application in various industries.
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Spun bond technology is generally used to make nonwoven Fabricss. Nonwoven Fabricss are made up of the continuous process of fibres spun and directly dispersed into a web-like deflector or can be directed with air streams. This process leads to a faster belt speed. Basically, these are prepared in a sheet or web structure bonded by entangled fibres or filaments by thermal or chemical treatments, as required by the spun bond Fabrics supplier or spun bond Fabrics manufacturer. It is made of low linear density polyethylene with a high branching ratio; it has good flexibility, water permeability, resistance, softness, and low-temperature resistance; and it also has features like being water-resistant or waterproof. Spun bond nonwoven Fabrics if made biodegradable, the raw materials would be twice as costly. Nonwoven Fabricss are highly used in hygiene products as they have excellent absorption, softness, smoothness, stretchability, comfort and fit, strength, lotions can be added for specific uses, and good uniformity. Users of absorbent hygiene products benefit from the softness, smoothness, leakage prevention, strength and protection provided by nonwovens. Nonwovens are used in baby diapers, feminine hygiene, adult incontinence, and personal care products. They are used in multiple elements of the products. such as top sheet or cover stock, leg cuff, acquisition/distribution layer, core wrap, back sheet, stretch ears, landing zone, dusting layer, and fastening systems. Considered in this report: • Geography: South Africa • Base year: 2021 • Estimated year: 2022 • Forecast year: 2027
Aspects covered in this report • South Africa Nonwoven Fabrics market with its value & volume and forecast along with its segments • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation By Polymer Type in the report: • Polypropylene • Polyethylene • PET • Wood pulp • Rayon • Others (PA, PC, polyester, natural fibres, biopolymers) By Layer Type in the report: • Single-layer • Multilayer
By Technologies in the report: • Spun bond • Wet laid • Dry laid • Others (electrostatic spinning and flash-spun) By Application in the report: • Hygiene • Medical • Filtration • Automotive • Building & Construction • Others The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry. "