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Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market Segmentation by Application (Interlining, Medical Coveralls, Masks, Filters, and Others); and by End-User (Textile, Healthcare, Industrial, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2031

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  • February 26, 2022: Lydall, the maker of specialty filtration products, to work in collaboration with the White House to replenish the PPE stockpile.

  • August 02, 2021: Asahi Kasei Corporation to launch 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.

Global Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market Highlights over 2022 – 2031

The global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of ~11% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031. Polypropylene nonwoven fabric is a thermoplastic polymer, which has strong impermeability, high tensile strength, flexibility, and good stability. Moreover, the fabric has a strong deformation compatibility, wide temperature range, long service life, and with chemical and corrosion resistance. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing application of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics in the healthcare sector for medical and surgical gowns. The non-toxic and chemical resistant properties of the fabric make it ideal for medical applications. Moreover, the growing awareness regarding hygiene and sanitation, especially after the coronavirus pandemic, is estimated to boost the market growth. The sales of personal protective equipment, including surgical and non-surgical gowns, gloves, masks, and other equipment has witnessed a massive surge in the recent past, which is estimated to boost the market growth. For instance, the revenue generated by the personal protective equipment industry touched USD 52 billion in 2019. In addition to this, the growing demand for disposable protective apparels is projected to boost the market growth.

Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market

The market is segmented by end-user into textile, healthcare, industrial, and others, out of which, the healthcare segment is anticipated to hold a substantial share in the global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market over the forecast period on account of increasing demand for polypropylene for manufacturing medical attire. Moreover, the various properties of non-woven polypropylene, such as, strong impermeability, non-toxic nature, and chemical and heat resistance, are estimated to boost the segment growth. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Chemicals (% of Value Added in Manufacturing) – 2016-2018

The chemical industry is a major component of the economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2020, for the U.S., the value added by chemical products as a percentage of GDP was around 1.9%. Additionally, according to the World Bank, Chemical industry in the U.S. accounted for 16.43% to manufacturing value-added in 2018. With the growing demand from end-users, the market for chemical products is expected to grow in future. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the sales of chemicals are projected to almost double from 2017 to 2030. In the current scenario, Asia Pacific is the largest chemical producing and consuming region. China has the world’s largest chemical industry that accounted for annual sales of approximately more than USD 1.5 trillion, or about more than one-third of global sales, in recent years. Additionally, a vast consumer base and favourable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. Easy availability of low-cost raw material & labour as well as government subsidies and relaxed environmental norms have served as a production base for key vendors globally. On the other hand, according to the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), the chemical industry in India was valued at 163 billion in 2019 and it contributed 3.4% to the global chemical industry. It ranks 6th in global chemical production. This statistic shows the lucrative opportunity for the investment in businesses in Asia Pacific countries in the upcoming years.

Global Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of growing chemical industry, increasing demand for artificial fibers, and improving healthcare infrastructure in the region.

The market in the North America region is anticipated to gain the largest market share throughout the forecast period owing to the growing demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabrics in the healthcare sector, along with growing health expenditure in the region. According to the data by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the national Medicare spending grew 3.5% to USD 829.5 billion in 2020.

Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market Share

The global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

Market Segmentation

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

By Application

  • Interlining
  • Medical Coveralls
  • Masks
  • Filters
  • Others

By End-User

  • Textile
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Demand for Medical Coveralls
  • Increasing Application in Healthcare Sector


  • Low Application in the Textile Industry
  • High Cost of Raw Materials

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • 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


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