Airlaid Textile Market Size & Share, by Product Type (Latex-bonded, Thermal-bonded, Multi-bonded); Application (Feminine Hygiene, Consumer Wipes, Adult Incontinence, Industrial Wipes, Food Pads) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Apr 03, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024- 2036

Airlaid Textile Market size is expected to reach USD 19 billion by the end of 2036 growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period i.e., between 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of airlaid textile was USD 500 million. The growth of this market can be attributed to the account of increasing demand for feminine hygiene and adult incontinence items driven by the expanding geriatric population and high expenditure on elderly care. The estimate states that in 2022, there will be 149 million people who are 60 years of age or older, or around 10.5% of the total population of the nation. Additionally, this population will quadruple to 20.8% by 2050, totaling 347 million.

In addition to this, there has been a high rate of awareness in developing countries regarding female hygiene initiated by the government sector and civil society. The market has grown significantly as a result of women's increased access to sanitation goods in emerging nations, especially in rural regions. The reasons propelling the growth of the market include the increased need for hygiene goods, sophisticated cultural tastes, better economic circumstances, and strong demand for wipes and food pads.

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Airlaid Textile Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Demand for Packaged Food Items - Fast-paced lives and rising consumer spending power have increased the demand for packaged foods in both developed and emerging nations. Airlaid goods are inexpensive, efficient absorbent pads for packing red meat and poultry. Additionally, airlaid goods are the greatest choice for food tray pads and other food packing applications because they are soft, flexible, and offer excellent liquid dispersion for greater absorbency. Furthermore, the rising food packaging industry has seen an increase in the popularity of airlaid items because of the move toward healthier eating habits.
  • Growing Demand on Pharmaceutical Industry - Due to the increasing demand for their use in pharmaceutical and polymer industries, there is expected to be a growing demand for airlaid fabrics over the coming years. The growth of the airlaid textile market is expected to be driven by factors such as increased population and urbanization, and an increase in healthcare costs due to higher spending on greenery polymers.


  • Fluctuation in the Prices of Raw Materials – The cost of raw materials used in airlaid textiles can fluctuate. This can make it complex for manufacturers to price their products consistently and can hurt their profit margins as well as a result hampering the market growth in the forecast period.
  • Environmental Concerns are expected to hinder market growth in the upcoming period
  • Side effects associated with are another significant factor limiting their airlaid textile market expansion in the projected period.

Airlaid Textile Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year

2024 - 2036



Base Year Market Size

~USD 500 million

Forecast Year Market Size

~USD 19 billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Airlaid Textile Segmentation

Product Type (Latex-bonded, Thermal-bonded, multi-bonded)

In terms of product type, the latex-bonded segment is predicted to account for 40% share of the global airlaid textile market by the end of 2036. This is credited to ascend in mindfulness among purchasers of both created and creating economies, inferable from the wake of a few irresistible illnesses, which has flooded the interest for an extensive variety of individual consideration and cleanliness items where plastic-reinforced airlaid items are generally utilized as wet/dry towels, tissues, collapsed tissues, napkins, and others. This has filled the fame of plastic fortified type airlaid items among the individual consideration and cleanliness area.

Application (Feminine Hygiene, Consumer Wipes, Adult Incontinence, Industrial Wipes, Food Pads)

Based on application, the feminine hygiene segment is predicted to account for 30% share of the global airlaid textile market during the period. The growth of the demand for a variety of airlaid products, e.g. diapers, pad wells, tissue sheets, and others, is due to growing consumer interest in healthy living and hygiene-related activities especially feminine hygiene which have led to an increased demand for these services. In addition, demand for different airlaid adult incontinence products such as control pads, absorbents, underpads, and others has been driven by the growing elderly population. More than half of the 18 to 19-year-olds surveyed use sanitary napkins or tampons. More than half of the 20 to 29-year-olds used standard tampons instead of pads. The use of tampons was also more common in people aged 30 to 39.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

          Product Type

  • Latex-bonded
  • Thermal-bonded
  • Multi-bonded


  • Feminine Hygiene
  •  Consumer Wipes
  • Adult Incontinence
  •  Industrial Wipes
  • Food Pads

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Airlaid Textile Industry- Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecasts

The market in the Asia Pacific region is predicted to hold the largest market share of airlaid textiles accounting for 35% during the anticipated period. This is due to an increase in demand for airlaid products in the Asia Pacific region, mainly driven by personal care & hygiene, food packaging, and other sectors. In addition, due to an increase in the number of newborns and increased awareness about hygiene and cleanliness activities where airlaid products are widely used for the production of baby diapers, pads, bori towels, etc., India's personal care & beauty industry is experiencing significant growth. For example, around 67,385 children are born every day in India, which is one-sixth of the world's children, according to a report published by the United Nations Children's Fund. In the Asia Pacific region, these factors in combination are adding to the growth of the airlaid product market.

North American Market Statistics

The market in the North America region is set to grow significantly during the forecast period. A number of factors, e.g. the presence of existing players, growing demand for environmentally and socially friendly materials, as well as increased use of nonwovens in a variety of applications, may contribute to the growth of the market. The largest market for airlaid textiles in the region is the USA, which accounts for a significant share of this market. The country is a leading producer of hygiene products, including diapers, women's and adult incontinence products which are the main uses for air fabrics. In addition to hygiene products, demand for airlaid textiles in the manufacture of medical products, food packaging, and industrial wipes is also growing. In addition, Canada is becoming an increasingly important market due to rising demand for hygiene products, healthcare products, and the use of airlaid textiles in a variety of applications.

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Companies Dominating the Air laid Textile Landscape

    • Glatfelter
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Georgia-Pacific
    • McAirlaid’s Vliesstoffe
    • Duni AB
    • EAM Corporation
    • Fitesa
    • SharpCell
    • Kinsei Seishi
    • M&J Airlaid Products
    • Main S.p.A.


In The News

  • SharpCell, a Finnish producer of nonwoven textiles, has launched an air-laid fabric that is plastic and fossil-free for premium napkins. The production process, developed in collaboration with OrganoClick, replaces the fossil fuel-based binder with a bio-based binder derived from raw materials originating from waste streams in the food industry, such as wheat, corn, lemons, and shrimp shells. According to SharpCell, when fully implemented, the fabric can replace more than a thousand tons of fossil binder, while maintaining the soft hand feel and textile feel of an airlaid material. In line with the Finnish Government's goal of becoming a fossil-free nation by the year 2035, a 100% fossil-free material is also an option.
  • In Andritz's view, the acquisition will further extend and strengthen its portfolio of products and services in the field of nonwoven fabrics. Andritz, for many years, has cooperated with DanWebritz in supplying airlaid systems to complete production lines. 

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5974
  • Published Date: Apr 03, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing awareness about feminine hygiene and the expanding geriatric population are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the air laid textile market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Georgia-Pacific, McAirlaid’s Vliesstoffe, Duni AB, EAM Corporation, Fitesa, Oji Kinocloth, and others.

The feminine hygiene segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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