Spunbond Nonwovens: United States

This report forecasts to 2020 and 2024 US spunbond nonwoven demand in metric tons and nominal US dollars. Total demand in volume terms is segmented by application in terms of: medical and surgical products; personal hygiene products; wipes; and other applications such as construction, filtration, and motor vehicles.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in volume and value terms and the various segments 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.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. 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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