Carded Nonwovens

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Carded Nonwovens

This study covers the United States market for carded nonwovens, defined here to include materials made from fibers, filaments, and films, which are arranged into webs, batts, or sheets, then bonded together using mechanical, thermal, or chemical means.

Historical data for 2009, 2014, and 2019 and forecasts to 2024 and 2029 are provided for nonwovens production (total) and demand (by market) in current dollars (which are not adjusted to account for inflation). Total demand is also shown in square meters and metric tons.

Totals for nonwovens presented in this study include nonwovens sold on the merchant market. Nonwoven goods used in captive production are not included in this data. In addition, the study discusses market environment factors.

Key market breakouts are:

  • consumer
  • consumer wipes (baby wipes, household care wipes, personal care and other wipes)
  • personal hygiene (infant diapers, training pants, adult incontinence products, and feminine hygiene products)
  • other consumer (e.g., dryer sheets, disposable baby bibs, cosmetic pads, tablecloths, napkins)
  • filtration (air and fluid filters)
  • medical
  • construction
  • industrial
  • electrical and electronics (e.g., battery separators)
  • motor vehicles
  • furnishings (e.g., mattresses, upholstered furniture)
  • carpets and rugs
  • other industrial applications such as industrial wipes, commercial wipes, and protective apparel

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