Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market Size & Share, by Application (Interlining, Medical Coveralls, Masks, Filters); Product (Spunbound, Staples, Meltblown, Composite); End-user (Hygiene, Industrial, Medical, Geotextiles, Furnishings, Carpet, Agriculture, Automotive) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Mar 16, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market size is estimated to reach USD 60 billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics was over USD 30 billion. The primary growth factor of the global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market is the rapid expansion of the textile industry. The expanding textile industry indicates the rising power to escalate the production rate of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics. As per recent reports, the revenue generated by the global textile industry stood at USD 900 billion in the year 2018. It is further projected to reach approximately USD 1,250 billion by 2024, with a steady CAGR of nearly 5%.

Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics have many added benefits such as strong impermeability, high tensile strength, flexibility, and good stability. These benefits are expected to propel the demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabrics in various end-use industries such as automotive, healthcare, hygiene, furnishings, geotextiles, and others in the upcoming years. Furthermore, the increase in the prevalence of diseases is also estimated to increase the sales of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics as it is being used to prepare medical products and hygiene items which are imperative in the treatment process of diseases and illnesses. In addition to the aforementioned factors, the rapid growth in the automotive industry and the adoption of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics for making durable and lightweight automotive components are projected to bring favorable opportunities for the expansion of the market size. Moreover, the recent development of advanced polypropylene nonwoven fabrics that could be used in a wide range of industries is forecasted to create a positive outlook for market growth in the next few years.


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Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Global Healthcare Sector – The growing number of diseases, illnesses, and disorders are putting a burden on the global economy which brings the need for polypropylene nonwoven fabrics for producing healthcare essentials such as face masks, isolation gowns, drapes, single-use caps, shoes, head covers, and others. Thus, the swift expansion of the global healthcare sector is estimated to attract lucrative growth opportunities for market growth in the forecast period. Recent data has revealed that the global healthcare segment is expected to grow with a steady CAGR of 10% and reach approximately USD 93 billion in 2027.

  • Quick Growth in the Global Automotive Industry – The characteristics of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics such as high durability, increased absorbency, resistance to heat and flames, liquid repellence, better thermal and acoustic insulation, protection against bacteria, and washability has propelled the demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabrics for manufacturing lightweight and efficient vehicles for mobility. Thus, the rapid growth in the automotive industry is projected to fuel the growth of the global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics in the assessment period. The latest report suggests that the revenue generation by the global automotive industry to reach approximately USD 9 trillion by 2030.

  • Rising Awareness Regarding Personal Hygiene – Owing to the spread of pandemics, epidemics, and other illnesses, people are focusing more on personal hygiene and grooming. As a result, the demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabric is anticipated to grow as it is used to produce personal protective equipment. Thus, the enlargement of the hygiene market is estimated to push forward the growth of the market by the end of the analysis period. Recently, it was calculated that the global personal hygiene industry generated a revenue of almost USD 525 billion in 2021 and is estimated to grow further and reach approximately USD 720 billion by 2030.

  • Increased Spending by Companies in R&D Activities – With the recent augmentation of various industries, major key players and governments of different nations are spending money on research and development activities for developing high-quality polypropylene nonwoven fabrics. Thus, the high investment in the R&D sector is anticipated to boost market growth during the forecast period. As to World Bank, Global Research and Development expenditure accounted for 2.63% of the total GDP in 2020. This was a rise from 2.13% of the total GDP in 2017.

Challenges

  • Volatility in Raw Material Prices – Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics are manufactured using different raw materials. However, the constant fluctuation in the prices of raw materials makes it difficult for manufacturers to produce polypropylene nonwoven fabrics. This trend is therefore estimated to lower the production rate of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics and subsequently hamper market growth during the forecast period.
  • Rising Concern Related to Stringent Government Rules
  • Less Level of Awareness about the Benefits of Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics

Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market: Key Insights

Base Year

2022

Forecast Year

2023-2035

CAGR

~6%

Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 30 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 60 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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Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Segmentation

End-user (Hygiene, Industrial, Medical, Geotextiles, Furnishings, Carpet, Agriculture, Automotive)

The global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by end-user into hygiene, industrial, medical, geotextiles, furnishings, carpet, agriculture, automotive, and others. Out of these segments, the medical segment is attributed to garner the highest market share by the end of 2035. The major factor for the segment expansion is the rising case of chronic and acute diseases across the world which requires safe and efficient medical equipment such as gowns, caps, masks, gloves, and others which generates the need for polypropylene nonwoven fabrics owing to its various advantages. The data published in 2022 stated that in the United States, approximately 133 million suffer from at least one chronic disease including hypertension, heart disease, and arthritis. Furthermore, this figure is estimated to grow rapidly and reach around 170 million by 2030. In addition, the increased focus on enhancing the infrastructure of the medical sector has propelled the key players to invest in developing enhanced equipment and products such as disposable protective apparel made with polypropylene nonwoven fabrics is also estimated to create a positive outlook for segment growth in the upcoming years. 

Product (Spunbound, Staples, Meltblown, Composite)

The global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by product into spun bound, staples, melt-blown, and composite. Out of these four segments, the spun bound segment is projected to hold the most significant share with a remarkable CAGR value during the forecast period. The primary factor attributed to segment growth is the high demand for spun bound polypropylene nonwoven fabrics in numerous end-use industries owing to its advantages such as low cost and eco-friendly. These types of fabrics are manufactured through the process of fiber spinning, integration of web formation, and bonding process which results in high-quality fabric that is durable, flexible, and resistant to harsh conditions. This factor is anticipated to drive segment growth in the upcoming years. It has also found its application in the personal care and hygiene industry owing to its softness, liquid repellence, and absorbent features which are estimated to bring opportunities for segment expansion.

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

      By Application

  • Interlining
  • Medical Coveralls
  • Masks
  • Filters
  • Others

       By Product

  • Spunbound
  • Staples
  • Meltblown
  • Composite

      By End User

  • Hygiene
  • Industrial
  • Medical
  • Geotextiles
  • Furnishings
  • Carpet
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Others

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Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The North America polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. The major factor that is projected to expand the market size in the North American region is the rising utilization of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics in manufacturing medical items along with the rapid expansion of the healthcare industry and increased healthcare expenditure of the people in the region. According to the data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, national Medicare spending grew by 3.5% to USD 829.5 billion in 2020. Furthermore, the presence of major key players in the region and major end-use industries such as construction, agriculture, automotive, healthcare, and others is also expected to escalate the utilization rate of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics in the forecast period. Furthermore, the high demand for vehicles and automobiles is also considered to be a factor for market growth in the region during the forecast period.

APAC Market Statistics

On the other, the Asia Pacific polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market is also projected to show a significant growth rate in the upcoming years owing to the presence of a high number of textile businesses which is anticipated to bring in opportunities for a high production rate of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics. The reports shared by the organizations revealed that the revenue generated from the textile industry in the region is estimated to reach USD 760 billion by 2026 with a steady CAGR growth of 7%. Furthermore, high investments in research and development activities to introduce novel textiles such as polypropylene nonwoven fabrics are also anticipated to impetus revenue generation in the forecast period.

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Companies Dominating the Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Landscape

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    • Asahi Kasei Corporation
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    • Berry Global Group, Inc.
    • Lydall, Inc.
    • First Quality Nonwovens, Inc.
    • PFN Nonwovens A.S.
    • Schouw & Co.
    • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    • Toray Industries, Inc.
    • Freudenberg Group 

In the News

  • Lydall, the maker of specialty filtration products worked in collaboration with the White House to replenish the PPE stockpile.

  • Asahi Kasei Corporation launched a premium stretch fiber under the brand of ROICA. This fiber has superior performance features enabled by integrated production from raw material to finished yarn based on its advanced technology.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel


  • Report ID: 4007
  • Published Date: Mar 16, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabrics in the healthcare industry along with the high utilization rate in various end-use sectors are some of the factors that are estimated to boost the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

Less level of awareness about the benefits, and the high cost of raw materials coupled with rising concern regarding stringent government rules are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

The market in the North America region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Asahi Kasei Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Berry Global Group, Inc., Lydall, Inc., First Quality Nonwovens, Inc., PFN Nonwovens A.S., Schouw & Co., Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Toray Industries, Inc., Freudenberg Group, and other key players.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by application, product, end-user, and by region.

The medical segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.
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