Europe Paper Machine Clothing (PMC) Market Outlook, 2029

The Europe Paper Machine Clothing(PMC) Market valued at USD 631.1 million in 2023 , driven by Rising demand for paper and paper-based products.

According to publisher, Here is the Europe Paper Machine Clothing (PMC) Market Report Market Insights The European Paper Machine Clothing (PMC) market holds the largest share globally, valued at USD 631.1 million in 2023. This dominance is attributed to the presence of a well-established paper industry in Europe, particularly in Germany, France, and Italy, which are major producers of packaging paper and high-quality printing paper.

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Market Dynamics The European PMC market is driven by several factors: Rising demand for paper and paper-based products: The packaging industry's continued growth, fueled by e-commerce and the demand for sustainable packaging solutions, is a significant driver. Technological advancements: Developments in papermaking processes, like higher machine speeds and production capacities, necessitate advanced PMC for efficient operation. Focus on sustainability: The European market emphasizes eco-friendly solutions. Manufacturers are creating PMC from recyclable materials and optimizing designs for lower energy consumption during paper production. Market Segments The European PMC market is segmented by product type, material, application, and country. Product Type: Forming fabrics hold the largest share (over 45%) due to their crucial role in sheet formation on the paper machine. Press fabrics and dryer fabrics follow in importance for dewatering and drying the paper web. Material: Nylon and polyester are the dominant materials due to their strength, durability, and water permeability. Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is gaining traction for its high-performance properties, especially in demanding applications. Application: Wrapping and packaging paper is the leading application segment (around 60%) due to the booming packaging industry. Printing and writing paper, household and sanitary paper also contribute significantly. Country: Germany, France, Italy, and Finland are major markets due to their strong paper production sectors. Eastern European countries are expected to witness growth due to modernization efforts in their paper industries.

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Manmayi Raval

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Regional Analysis The European PMC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2023 to 2033. This growth is expected to be steady, driven by the factors mentioned above. However, regional variations exist: Western Europe: Mature market with a focus on replacing existing PMC with more advanced and sustainable solutions. Eastern Europe: Potential for high growth due to modernization and rising paper production. Key Developments Focus on innovation: Leading PMC manufacturers are constantly developing new materials and designs to improve efficiency, product lifespan, and sustainability. Mergers and acquisitions: Consolidation is happening in the market, with major players acquiring smaller companies to expand their product portfolios and geographical reach. Digitalization: The industry is embracing digitalization for process optimization and predictive maintenance of PMC, reducing downtime and improving overall paper production efficiency. Competitive Landscape The European PMC market is dominated by a few major players who hold a significant share: Albany International (US) ANDRITZ AG (Austria) AstenJohnson (US) Voith Group (Germany) Metso Outotec (Finland) These companies compete on factors like product quality, innovation, customer service, and pricing. They also focus on regional expansion and catering to specific application needs within the papermaking industry.

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Report Conclusion The European PMC market offers promising growth prospects due to the rising demand for paper and paper-based products, technological advancements, and a focus on sustainability. The market is segmented by product type, material, application, and country, with each segment offering distinct growth opportunities. Key players are constantly innovating and expanding their reach to maintain their market positions.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction 7
  • 1.1 Industry Definition and Research Scope 7
  • 1.1.1 Industry Definition 7
  • 1.1.2 Research Scope 8
  • 1.2 Research Methodology 11
  • 1.2.1 Overview of Market Research Methodology 11
  • 1.2.2 Market Assumption 12
  • 1.2.3 Secondary Data 12
  • 1.2.4 Primary Data 12
  • 1.2.5 Data Filtration and Model Design 13
  • 1.2.6 Market Size/Share Estimation 14
  • 1.2.7 Research Limitations 15
  • 1.3 Executive Summary 16
  • 2 Market Overview and Dynamics 18
  • 2.1 Market Size and Forecast 18
  • 2.1.1 Impact of COVID-19 on World Economy 19
  • 2.1.2 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market 23
  • 2.1.3 Impact of Russia-Ukraine Conflict 25
  • 2.1.4 Impact of Israel-Palestine War 27
  • 2.2 Major Growth Drivers 28
  • 2.3 Market Restraints and Challenges 32
  • 2.4 Emerging Opportunities and Market Trends 35
  • 2.5 Porter’s Fiver Forces Analysis 39
  • 3 Segmentation of Europe Market by Product Type 43
  • 3.1 Market Overview by Product Type 43
  • 3.2 Forming Fabrics 45
  • 3.3 Press Felts 46
  • 3.4 Dryer Fabrics 47
  • 4 Segmentation of Europe Market by Material 48
  • 4.1 Market Overview by Material 48
  • 4.2 Nylon 50
  • 4.3 Polyester 51
  • 4.4 PVDF 52
  • 4.5 Other Materials 53
  • 5 Segmentation of Europe Market by Application 54
  • 5.1 Market Overview by Application 54
  • 5.2 Wrapping & Packaging Paper 56
  • 5.3 Printing & Writing Paper 57
  • 5.4 Household & Sanitary Paper 58
  • 5.5 Newsprint 59
  • 5.6 Other Applications 60
  • 6 European Market 2023-2033 by Country 61
  • 6.1 Overview of European Market 61
  • 6.2 Germany 64
  • 6.3 U.K. 66
  • 6.4 France 68
  • 6.5 Spain 70
  • 6.6 Italy 72
  • 6.7 Netherlands 74
  • 6.8 Rest of European Market 76
  • 7 Competitive Landscape 78
  • 7.1 Overview of Key Vendors 78
  • 7.2 New Product Launch, Partnership, Investment, and M&A 81
  • 7.3 Company Profiles 82
  • Albany International 82
  • ANDRITZ AG 84
  • AstenJohnson 85
  • Benost 86
  • Cristini S.p.A. 87
  • DuPont 88
  • Filcon Fabrics 89
  • Heimbach 90
  • ICHIKAWA 91
  • Jürgens Holding 92
  • Monosuisse 93
  • Nippon Filcon 94
  • Perlon Nextrusion Monofil 95
  • Sichuan Vanov 96
  • Valmet 97
  • Voith Paper Fabrics India 98
  • Xerium Technologies 99
  • RELATED REPORTS 100



Table 1. Snapshot of Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market in Balanced Perspective, 2023-2033 17
Table 2. World Economic Outlook, 2024-2036 20
Table 3. World Economic Outlook, 2022-2024 22
Table 4. Scenarios for Economic Impact of Ukraine Crisis 26
Table 5. Scenarios for Economic Impact of Israel-Palestine War 27
Table 6. Main Product Trends and Market Opportunities in Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market 35
Table 7. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type, 2023-2033, $ mn 43
Table 8. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material, 2023-2033, $ mn 48
Table 9. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application, 2023-2033, $ mn 54
Table 10. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Country, 2023-2033, $ mn 63
Table 11. Germany Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type, 2023-2033, $ mn 65
Table 12. Germany Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material, 2023-2033, $ mn 65
Table 13. Germany Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application, 2023-2033, $ mn 65
Table 14. U.K. Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type, 2023-2033, $ mn 67
Table 15. U.K. Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material, 2023-2033, $ mn 67
Table 16. U.K. Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application, 2023-2033, $ mn 67
Table 17. France Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type, 2023-2033, $ mn 69
Table 18. France Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material, 2023-2033, $ mn 69
Table 19. France Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application, 2023-2033, $ mn 69
Table 20. Spain Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type, 2023-2033, $ mn 71
Table 21. Spain Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material, 2023-2033, $ mn 71
Table 22. Spain Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application, 2023-2033, $ mn 71
Table 23. Italy Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type, 2023-2033, $ mn 73
Table 24. Italy Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material, 2023-2033, $ mn 73
Table 25. Italy Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application, 2023-2033, $ mn 73
Table 26. Netherlands Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type, 2023-2033, $ mn 75
Table 27. Netherlands Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material, 2023-2033, $ mn 75
Table 28. Netherlands Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application, 2023-2033, $ mn 75
Table 29. Paper Machine Clothing Market in Rest of Europe by Country, 2023-2033, $ mn 77
Table 30. Albany International: Company Snapshot 82
Table 31. Albany International: Business Segmentation 83
Table 32. Albany International: Product Portfolio 83



Figure 1. Research Method Flow Chart 11
Figure 2. Bottom-up Approach and Top-down Approach for Market Estimation 14
Figure 3. Europe Market Forecast in Optimistic, Conservative and Balanced Perspectives, 2023-2033 16
Figure 4. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market, 2023-2033, $ mn 18
Figure 5. Impact of COVID-19 on Business 23
Figure 6. Primary Drivers and Impact Factors of Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market 28
Figure 7. Worldwide Commercial Printing Market, 2021-2031, $ mn 31
Figure 8. Primary Restraints and Impact Factors of Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market 32
Figure 9. Investment Opportunity Analysis 36
Figure 10. Porter’s Fiver Forces Analysis of Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market 39
Figure 11. Breakdown of Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type, 2023-2033, % of Revenue 44
Figure 12. Europe Addressable Market Cap in 2024-2033 by Product Type, Value ($ mn) and Share (%) 44
Figure 13. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type: Forming Fabrics, 2023-2033, $ mn 45
Figure 14. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type: Press Felts, 2023-2033, $ mn 46
Figure 15. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Product Type: Dryer Fabrics, 2023-2033, $ mn 47
Figure 16. Breakdown of Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material, 2023-2033, % of Sales Revenue 49
Figure 17. Europe Addressable Market Cap in 2024-2033 by Material, Value ($ mn) and Share (%) 49
Figure 18. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material: Nylon, 2023-2033, $ mn 50
Figure 19. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material: Polyester, 2023-2033, $ mn 51
Figure 20. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material: PVDF, 2023-2033, $ mn 52
Figure 21. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Material: Other Materials, 2023-2033, $ mn 53
Figure 22. Breakdown of Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application, 2023-2033, % of Sales Revenue 55
Figure 23. Europe Addressable Market Cap in 2024-2033 by Application, Value ($ mn) and Share (%) 55
Figure 24. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application: Wrapping & Packaging Paper, 2023-2033, $ mn 56
Figure 25. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application: Printing & Writing Paper, 2023-2033, $ mn 57
Figure 26. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application: Household & Sanitary Paper, 2023-2033, $ mn 58
Figure 27. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application: Newsprint, 2023-2033, $ mn 59
Figure 28. Europe Paper Machine Clothing Market by Application: Other Applications, 2023-2033, $ mn 60
Figure 29. Breakdown of European Paper Machine Clothing Market by Country, 2023 and 2033, % of Revenue 62
Figure 30. Contribution to Europe 2024-2033 Cumulative Market by Country, Value ($ mn) and Share (%) 63
Figure 31. Paper Machine Clothing Market in Germany, 2023-2033, $ mn 64
Figure 32. Paper Machine Clothing Market in U.K., 2023-2033, $ mn 66
Figure 33. Paper Machine Clothing Market in France, 2023-2033, $ mn 68
Figure 34. Paper Machine Clothing Market in Spain, 2023-2033, $ mn 70
Figure 35. Paper Machine Clothing Market in Italy, 2023-2033, $ mn 72
Figure 36. Paper Machine Clothing Market in Netherlands, 2023-2033, $ mn 74
Figure 37. Paper Machine Clothing Market in Rest of Europe, 2023-2033, $ mn 76
Figure 38. Growth Stage of Europe Paper Machine Clothing Industry over the Forecast Period
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Europe Paper Machine Clothing (PMC) Market Outlook, 2029

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