Global sales of nonwoven fabrics are forecast to increase 6.9 percent annually to 9.3 million metric tons in 2015. Market gains in developing areas will outpace gains in the US, Western Europe and Japan. Spunmelt nonwovens will remain the largest segment, while airlaid nonwovens grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the 6.7 million metric ton world nonwovens industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by web formation process (spunmelt, carded, airlaid, wetlaid), application (disposables, nondisposables), market (e.g., personal hygiene, wipes, construction, filtration, medical/surgical), world region and for 19 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 industry players, including Freudenberg, Ahlstrom and DuPont.