Global Spunbond Nonwovens

This report forecasts to 2020 and 2024 global demand for spunbond nonwovens by application and major world region in nominal US dollars. Reported applications encompass: personal hygiene products; medical and surgical products; wipes; and other applications such as construction, filtration, and motor vehicles. Major world regions include US and Canada, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions.

To illustrate historical trends, world, application, and regional demand are provided for 2015-2019.

This report analyzes the merchant market for spunbond nonwovens. While medical/surgical settings also use wipes and personal hygiene products, demand for those products is grouped with their respective applications rather than with medical and surgical products.

For the purposes of this report, demand includes both spunbond produced alone as well as spunbond combined with one or more other nonwovens to produce composite nonwovens such as spunbond-meltblown-spunbond (SMS). In other words, sales of composite nonwovens are broken down according to their constituent web types and the portion of the product that is made of spunbond is included. Excluded are nonwovens made by other formation processes.

This report also includes demand for spunbond nonwovens – both those produced capitively and those from the merchant market – used to make both medical and nonmedical masks. Masks include both respirators – which are tight-fitting face masks such as N95, FFP2, and KN95 – and loose-fitting face masks often called surgical or medical masks. The latter are called masks for the purpose of this report to differentiate them from respirators.

Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Code:
313230 Nonwoven fabric mills

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