Nonwovens: United States

This report forecasts US nonwoven demand and production in metric tons to 2019. Total demand is segmented by web formation process in terms of: spunmelt, carded, airlaid, and wetlaid. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: wipes, personal hygiene, medical/surgical, filtration, construction, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and total production are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various demand segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, legal and regulatory factors, NAFTA demand, and US nonwoven production. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines web formation processes and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and 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 firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 29-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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