US demand for nonwoven roll goods will grow four percent annually through 2009 based on healthy gains in filtration, construction, wipes and electronics uses. Spunbonded nonwovens will remain dominant while air laid types will grow the fastest. Cotton fibers will see the fastest growth, benefitting from consumer preference for natural fibers.
This study analyzes the $4.2 billion US nonwovens industry. It presents historical demand data for 1994, 1999 and 2004 and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by material (e.g., polypropylene, polyester, wood pulp, rayon, cotton, glass, nylon, binder resins, additives), by product (e.g., spunbonded, carded, meltblown, air laid, wet laid, web bonding), and by market (e.g., wipes, filters, medical garments and textiles, protective apparel, geotextiles, battery separators).
The study also considers market environment indicators, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 leading competitors including Kimberly-Clark, DuPont, BBA Group, Freudenberg, Ahlstrom, Polymer Group, and Johns Mansville.