Filtration Nonwovens

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Filtration Nonwovens

This study covers the United States filtration nonwovens industry, 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.

Nonwovens are categorized by the web formation process used to produce the material:

  • spunmelt (spunbonded and meltblown)
  • carded
  • wetlaid
  • airlaid

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

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 impacts for COVID-19, pricing trends, competitive products, as well as the global outlook for medical nonwovens.

Key application breakouts include:

  • building air filters (e.g., panel and pocket filters for residential HVAC systems, air purifiers, filters for dust collection in large industrial installations)
  • water treatment filters, including consumer water treatment filters and water filters for municipal and industrial water treatment
  • motor vehicles
  • air filters (e.g., exhaust filters, cabin air filters)
  • fluid filters (e.g., fuel and transmission fluid filters)
  • other filtration applications (e.g., fluid power filters; fluid filters used in the production of liquid chemicals and pharmaceuticals; blood purification and separation applications in medical devices and laboratory instruments; in refining and metals; food and beverage filtration; non-motor vehicle equipment; pool and spa filters; fabric air pollution filters)

Face masks are not included in the scope of this study.

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