Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market Trends

  • Report ID: 4007
  • Published Date: Mar 16, 2023
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Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market Trends

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.


  • 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

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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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Author Credits:  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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