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.