This report forecasts 2016 US demand for and shipments of nonwovens in US dollars at the manufacturers' level. Total nonwovens demand is segmented by web formation process in terms of spunmelt, carded, wetlaid, and airlaid; and by market in terms of consumer, filtration, medical, electrical and electronics, construction, and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total nonwovens demand is provided in an annual series from 2001 through 2011; shipments and the various demand segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2006 and 2011. An Industry Overview section defines web formation processes and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on trade, and environmental and regulatory factors.
A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each web formation process and market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 23-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.