Nonwovens

US demand for nonwoven roll goods will grow 4.5 percent annually through 2011, driven by healthy gains in key markets such as filtration, construction and wipes. Spunbonded nonwovens will remain the dominant product based on performance advantages, new applications and more demand for composite nonwovens featuring spunbonded webs.

This study analyzes the $4.7 billion US nonwovens industry. It presents historical demand data for 1996, 2001 and 2006 and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by material (e.g., fibers, binder resins, additives); product (e.g., spunbonded, carded, meltblown, wet laid, air laid, web bonded); and market (e.g., disposables, nondisposables).

The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 major players including Kimberly-Clark, DuPont, Fiberweb, Polymer Group, Freudenberg, Johns Manville, and Ahlstrom.

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Purchase Nonwovens by the Section

  1. Nonwovens

    $4,600.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $82.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $102.00

      1. Table | NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,343.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $162.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Manufacturing Outlook

        $120.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

        $104.00

        1. Table | POPULATION TRENDS (million persons)

      5. 3.5 Household Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | HOUSEHOLDS & HOUSING STOCK (million)

      6. 3.6 Retail Sales

        $82.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Textiles Outlook

        $110.00

        1. Table | TEXTILE MILL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

      8. 3.8 Competitive Materials

        $82.00

      9. 3.9 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $109.00

      10. 3.10 Pricing Trends

        $93.00

        1. Table | NONWOVENS PRICING (cents per square yard)

      11. 3.11 World Market

        $228.00

        1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR NONWOVENS (million dollars)

        2. 3.11.1 Western Europe

          $82.00

        3. 3.11.2 Asia/Pacific

          $82.00

        4. 3.11.3 Other Regions

          $82.00

      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade

        $210.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN NONWOVENS (million dollars)

        2. 3.12.1 Exports

          $82.00

        3. 3.12.2 Imports

          $82.00

    4. 4 MATERIALS

      $914.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Fibers

        $705.00

        1. Table | FIBER CONSUMPTION IN NONWOVEN FABRICS (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.1 Polypropylene

          $84.00

        3. 4.2.2 Polyester

          $97.00

        4. 4.2.3 Wood Pulp

          $82.00

        5. 4.2.4 Rayon

          $90.00

        6. 4.2.5 Polyethylene

          $82.00

        7. 4.2.6 Cotton

          $110.00

        8. 4.2.7 Other

          $152.00

      3. 4.3 Other Materials

        $188.00

        1. Table | OTHER MATERIAL CONSUMPTION IN NONWOVEN FABRICS (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.1 Binder Resins

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.2 Additives

          $89.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,443.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $83.00

      2. 5.2 Demand by Process

        $1,000.00

        1. Table | NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Spunbonded

          $170.00

          1. Table | SPUNBONDED NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

        3. 5.2.2 Carded

          $211.00

          1. Table | CARDED NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

        4. 5.2.3 Meltblown

          $178.00

          1. Table | MELTBLOWN NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

        5. 5.2.4 Wet Laid

          $137.00

          1. Table | WET LAID NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

        6. 5.2.5 Air Laid

          $242.00

          1. Table | AIR LAID NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Web Bonding Processes

        $360.00

        1. 5.3.1 Thermal

          $94.00

        2. 5.3.2 Chemical

          $85.00

        3. 5.3.3 Mechanical

          $171.00

    6. 6 MARKET OVERVIEW

      $102.00

      1. Table | NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. Table | GROWTH RATES FOR SELECTED NONWOVENS MARKETS, 2006-2011

    7. 7 DISPOSABLES MARKETS

      $1,869.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | DISPOSABLES MARKETS FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Consumer

        $888.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

        2. 7.2.1 Personal Hygiene Products

          $492.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCT DEMAND (billion units)

          2. Table | PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCT DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

          3. Table | INFANT DIAPERS & TRAINING PANTS DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

          4. Table | FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCT DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

          5. Table | ADULT INCONTINENCE PRODUCT DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

        3. 7.2.2 Wipes

          $330.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER WIPES DEMAND (billion units)

          2. Table | CONSUMER WIPES DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

        4. 7.2.3 Other Consumer

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER CONSUMER DISPOSABLES DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Filtration

        $428.00

        1. 7.3.1 Filters Outlook

          $104.00

          1. Table | FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 7.3.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $300.00

          1. Table | FILTRATION DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

          2. Table | AIR FILTER DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

          3. Table | FLUID FILTER DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      4. 7.4 Medical

        $284.00

        1. 7.4.1 Nonwoven Medical Garments & Textiles Outlook

          $91.00

          1. Table | NONWOVEN DISPOSABLE MEDICAL GARMENTS & TEXTILES DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 7.4.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $180.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 Other

        $219.00

        1. Table | OTHER DISPOSABLES MARKETS FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

        2. 7.5.1 Industrial Wipes

          $82.00

        3. 7.5.2 Protective Apparel

          $82.00

        4. 7.5.3 All Other

          $82.00

    8. 8 NONDISPOSABLES MARKETS

      $1,747.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | NONDISPOSABLES MARKETS FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Construction

        $457.00

        1. 8.2.1 Construction Outlook

          $117.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 8.2.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $329.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

          2. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

          3. Table | GEOTEXTILES DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Electrical & Electronics

        $243.00

        1. 8.3.1 Batteries Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 8.3.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $166.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      4. 8.4 Furnishings

        $256.00

        1. 8.4.1 Furniture Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)

        2. 8.4.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $171.00

          1. Table | FURNISHINGS DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      5. 8.5 Carpets & Rugs

        $162.00

        1. 8.5.1 Carpet & Rug Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CARPET & RUG SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square feet)

        2. 8.5.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $103.00

          1. Table | CARPET & RUG DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      6. 8.6 Motor Vehicles

        $195.00

        1. 8.6.1 Motor Vehicles Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION (thousand units)

        2. 8.6.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $134.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      7. 8.7 Clothing

        $208.00

        1. 8.7.1 Apparel Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | APPAREL SHIPMENTS

        2. 8.7.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $138.00

          1. Table | CLOTHING DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

      8. 8.8 Other Nondisposables

        $179.00

        1. Table | OTHER NONDISPOSABLES MARKETS FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS (million dollars)

        2. 8.8.1 Coated & Laminated Substrates

          $82.00

        3. 8.8.2 Agriculture

          $82.00

        4. 8.8.3 Shoe Linings

          $82.00

        5. 8.8.4 All Other

          $82.00

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,629.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Structure

        $123.00

        1. Table | US NONWOVEN FABRIC SALES BY COMPANY, 2006 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $195.00

      4. 9.4 Integration

        $82.00

      5. 9.5 Competitive Strategies

        $93.00

      6. 9.6 Research & Development

        $91.00

      7. 9.7 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      8. 9.8 Distribution

        $82.00

      9. 9.9 Marketing

        $104.00

      10. 9.10 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $90.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      11. 9.11 Cooperative Agreements

        $101.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      12. 9.12 Company Profiles

        $4,172.00

      13. 9.13 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $125.00

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