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Global Nonwovens

Global Nonwovens

Global demand for nonwovens is projected to increase 4.4% per year to 12.2 million metric tons in 2022. Nonwoven fabrics continue to see market penetration gains across the globe – especially in developing markets, where nonwovens often represent a step up from traditional alternatives such as paper products or woven textiles.

This report covers nonwovens demand by Region, Application, Market, and Web Formation Process, along with discussion of key suppliers’ product offerings, production capacity expansions, and competitive strategies. Data are given primarily in terms of weight, with topline demand figures in terms of area and US dollar value.

The nonwovens market is covered for each of the major regions of the world:
North America
Central & South America
Western Europe
Eastern Europe
Asia/Pacific
Africa/Mideast

The major applications and markets for nonwovens include:
Disposables (personal hygiene products, wipes, filtration, medical/surgical)
Nondisposables (construction, motor vehicles)

The major web formation processes used in the production of nonwovens include:
Spunmelt
Carded
Wetlaid
Airlaid

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the global nonwovens market, including key trend in applications and market segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2007, 2012, and 2017, with forecasts for 2022. Data are provided primarily in terms of weight, with some area and US dollar value figures provided. The report also evaluates the industry’s key players and their competitive strategies.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the Global Nonwovens Market
  • GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Global Nonwovens Market Key Trends
    • Global Supply & Demand
      • Demand Forecast
        • Table Global Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 2-2 | Global Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Demand by Region
        • Table Global Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 2-3 | Global Nonwovens Demand Share by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Production by Region
        • Table Global Nonwovens Production by Region, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 2-4 | Global Nonwovens Production Share by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Production Capacity Additions
        • Table Selected Recent & Proposed Nonwovens Production Additions by Company
      • International Trade
        • Table Global Nonwovens Net Exports by Region, 2007 - 2022
    • Demand by Web Formation Process
      • Demand Forecast
        • Table Global Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 2-5 | Global Nonwovens Demand Share by Region & Web Formation Process, 2017
      • Spunmelt
        • Table Global Spunmelt Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Carded
        • Table Global Carded Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Wetlaid
        • Table Global Wetlaid Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Airlaid
        • Table Global Airlaid Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
    • Global Pricing Overview
    • Issues Affecting Demand
      • Developed Versus Developing Markets
      • Competitive Materials
      • Regulations & Standards
      • Sustainability Issues
  • APPLICATIONS & MARKETS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Nonwovens Applications & Markets Key Trends
    • Demand by Application
      • Scope
      • Demand Forecast
        • Table Global Nonwovens Demand by Application, 2007 - 2022
      • Disposables
        • Table Global Disposables Nonwovens Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Global Disposables Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Nondisposables
        • Table Global Nondisposables Nonwovens Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Global Nondisposables Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
    • Demand by Market
      • Demand Forecast
        • Table Global Nonwovens Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 3-2 | Global Nonwovens Demand Share by Region & Market, 2017
      • Personal Hygiene
        • Table Global Personal Hygiene Nonwovens Demand by Region & Product Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Wipes
        • Table Global Wipes Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Construction
        • Table Global Construction Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Filtration
        • Table Global Filtration Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Medical/Surgical
        • Table Global Medical/Surgical Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Motor Vehicles
        • Table Global Motor Vehicle Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Other Markets
        • Table Global Nonwovens Demand in Other Markets by Region, 2007 - 2022
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | North America: Nonwovens Market
    • North America: Nonwovens Market Position
      • Table Figure 4-2 | North America: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
    • North America: Nonwovens Supply & Demand
      • North America: Supply & Demand Forecast
        • Table North America: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-3 | North America: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • North America: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table North America: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-4 | North America: Nonwovens Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017
      • North America: Demand by Web Formation Process
        • Table North America: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-5 | North America: Nonwovens Demand Share by Country & Web Formation Process, 2017
    • United States
      • Table Figure 4-6 | United States: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table United States: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 4-7 | United States: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table United States: Selected Production Locations by Company, 2017
      • Table United States: Selected Recent & Proposed Nonwovens Production Additions by Company
      • Table United States: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table United States: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Mexico
      • Table Figure 4-8 | Mexico: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Mexico: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 4-9 | Mexico: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Mexico: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Mexico: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Canada
      • Table Figure 4-10 | Canada: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Canada: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 4-11 | Canada: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Canada: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Canada: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
  • CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
    • Central & South America: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Central & South America: Nonwovens Market
    • Central & South America: Nonwovens Market Position
      • Table Figure 5-2 | Central & South America: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
    • Central & South America: Nonwovens Supply & Demand
      • Central & South America: Supply & Demand Forecast
        • Table Central & South America: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-3 | Central & South America: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Central & South America: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Central & South America: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Central & South America: Demand by Web Formation Process
        • Table Central & South America: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Brazil
      • Table Figure 5-4 | Brazil: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Brazil: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 5-5 | Brazil: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Brazil: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Brazil: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Other Central & South America
      • Table Figure 5-6 | Other Central & South America: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Other Central & South America: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 5-7 | Other Central & South America: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Other Central & South America: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Other Central & South America: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 6-1 | Western Europe: Nonwovens Market
    • Western Europe: Nonwovens Market Position
      • Table Figure 6-2 | Western Europe: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
    • Western Europe: Nonwovens Supply & Demand
      • Western Europe: Supply & Demand Forecast
        • Table Western Europe: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 6-3 | Western Europe: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Western Europe: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Western Europe: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 6-4 | Western Europe: Nonwovens Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017
      • Western Europe: Demand by Web Formation Process
        • Table Western Europe: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 6-5 | Western Europe: Nonwovens Demand Share by Country & Web Formation Process, 2017
    • Germany
      • Table Figure 6-6 | Germany: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Germany: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 6-7 | Germany: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Germany: Selected Production Locations by Company, 2017
      • Table Germany: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Germany: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • France
      • Table Figure 6-8 | France: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table France: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 6-9 | France: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table France: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table France: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • United Kingdom
      • Table Figure 6-10 | United Kingdom: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table United Kingdom: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 6-11 | United Kingdom: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table United Kingdom: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table United Kingdom: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Italy
      • Table Figure 6-12 | Italy: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Italy: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 6-13 | Italy: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Italy: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Italy: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Spain
      • Table Figure 6-14 | Spain: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Spain: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 6-15 | Spain: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Spain: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Spain: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Netherlands
      • Table Figure 6-16 | Netherlands: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Netherlands: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 6-17 | Netherlands: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Netherlands: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Netherlands: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Belgium
      • Table Figure 6-18 | Belgium: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Belgium: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 6-19 | Belgium: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Belgium: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Belgium: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Other Western Europe
      • Table Figure 6-20 | Other Western Europe: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Other Western Europe: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 6-21 | Other Western Europe: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Other Western Europe: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Other Western Europe: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
  • EASTERN EUROPE
    • Eastern Europe: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 7-1 | Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Market
    • Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Market Position
      • Table Figure 7-2 | Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
    • Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Supply & Demand
      • Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand Forecast
        • Table Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 7-3 | Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Eastern Europe: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 7-4 | Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017
      • Eastern Europe: Demand by Web Formation Process
        • Table Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 7-5 | Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Demand Share by Country & Web Formation Process, 2017
    • Poland
      • Table Figure 7-6 | Poland: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Poland: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 7-7 | Poland: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Poland: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Poland: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Russia
      • Table Figure 7-8 | Russia: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Russia: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 7-9 | Russia: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Russia: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Russia: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Other Eastern Europe
      • Table Figure 7-10 | Other Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Other Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 7-11 | Other Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Other Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Other Eastern Europe: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 8-1 | Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Market
    • Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Market Position
      • Table Figure 8-2 | Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
    • Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Supply & Demand
      • Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand Overview
        • Table Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 8-3 | Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Asia/Pacific: Production Capacity Additions
        • Table Asia/Pacific: Selected Recent & Proposed Nonwovens Production Additions by Company
      • Asia/Pacific: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 8-4 | Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017
      • Asia/Pacific: Demand by Web Formation Process
        • Table Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 8-5 | Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Demand Share by Country & Web Formation Process, 2017
    • China
      • Table Figure 8-6 | China: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table China: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 8-7 | China: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table China: Selected Production Locations by Company, 2017
      • Table China: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table China: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Japan
      • Table Figure 8-8 | Japan: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Japan: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 8-9 | Japan: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Japan: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Japan: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • India
      • Table Figure 8-10 | India: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table India: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 8-11 | India: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table India: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table India: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • South Korea
      • Table Figure 8-12 | South Korea: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table South Korea: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 8-13 | South Korea: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table South Korea: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table South Korea: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Taiwan
      • Table Figure 8-14 | Taiwan: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Taiwan: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 8-15 | Taiwan: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Taiwan: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Taiwan: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Table Figure 8-16 | Other Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Other Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 8-17 | Other Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Other Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Other Asia/Pacific: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
  • AFRICA/MIDEAST
    • Africa/Mideast: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 9-1 | Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Market
    • Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Market Position
      • Table Figure 9-2 | Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
    • Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Supply & Demand
      • Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand Forecast
        • Table Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 9-3 | Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Africa/Mideast: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 9-4 | Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017
      • Africa/Mideast: Demand by Web Formation Process
        • Table Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Turkey
      • Table Figure 9-5 | Turkey: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Turkey: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 9-6 | Turkey: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Turkey: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Turkey: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
    • Other Africa/Mideast
      • Table Figure 9-7 | Other Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Market Key Indicators, 2017
      • Table Other Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 9-8 | Other Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Demand, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Other Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Demand by Application & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Other Africa/Mideast: Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2007 - 2022
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • Key Findings
    • Industry Composition
      • Table Global Nonwovens Sales by Company, 2017
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 10-1 | Global Nonwovens Market Share by Company, 2017
      • Table Figure 10-2 | Global Nonwovens Market: First Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 10-3 | Global Nonwovens Market: Second Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 10-4 | Global Nonwovens Market: Third Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 10-5 | Global Nonwovens Market: Fourth Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 10-6 | Global Nonwovens Market: Fifth Leading Supplier
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Competitive Strategy Types
      • Product Differentiation
      • Low-Cost Leadership
      • Market Segmentation
    • Research & Development
    • Manufacturing
      • Materials Sourcing
      • Production Processes
    • Marketing & Distribution
      • Overview
      • Industry Publications & Websites
      • Product Samples, Conferences, &Trade Shows
      • Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • List of Industry Participants
    • List of Industry Participants by Geographic Region
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant HS Codes
      • Table Relevant NAICS & SIC Codes
      • Table Relevant NACE Codes
      • Table Relevant SITC Codes
    • Definitions
    • Web Formation Processes
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Studies & Reports
    • Country Lists by Region
      • Table Countries in North America
      • Table Countries in Central & South America
      • Table Countries in Western Europe
      • Table Countries in Eastern Europe
      • Table Countries in the Asia/Pacific Region
      • Table Countries in the Africa/Mideast Region
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Global Economic Outlook
        • Table Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022
      • Global Per Capita GDP Outlook
        • Table Global Per Capita Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022
      • Global Population
        • Table Global Population by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022
      • Global Manufacturing Outlook
        • Table Global Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022
      • Global Motor Vehicle Production Outlook
        • Table Global Motor Vehicle Production by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Global Construction Outlook
        • Table Global Construction Expenditures by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022
      • Global Health Expenditures Outlook
        • Table Global Health Expenditures by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

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