Nonwovens

Demand for nonwoven roll goods in the US is projected to rise 3.7 percent annually through 2013. Among disposable nonwovens, consumer items will continue to claim the most sales while the filtration market grows the fastest. Within the nondisposables segment, construction will remain the largest market and grow the fastest.

This study analyzes the $5.2 billion US nonwoven fabric industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, with forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by material (e.g., fibers, binder resins, additives), product (e.g., spunmelt, carded, wetlaid, airlaid, thermal bonding, chemical bonding, mechanical bonding) and market (disposables, nondisposables).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 41 industry players, including Kimberly-Clark, DuPont and Polymer Group.

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Purchase Nonwovens by the Section

  1. Nonwovens

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $103.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $109.00

      1. Table | NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,245.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $198.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2000 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Manufacturing Outlook

        $102.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

        $110.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people)

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales

        $83.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Textiles Outlook

        $122.00

        1. Table | TEXTILE MILL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Competitive Materials

        $82.00

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $145.00

      9. 3.9 Historical Market Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | NONWOVENS MARKET, 1998-2008

      10. 3.10 Pricing Trends

        $82.00

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

      11. 3.11 World Market

        $83.00

      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade

        $188.00

        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

      $1,297.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Fibers

        $1,064.00

        1. Table | FIBER CONSUMPTION IN NONWOVEN FABRICS*

        2. 4.2.1 Polypropylene

          $130.00

          1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE CONSUMPTION IN NONWOVEN FABRICS*

        3. 4.2.2 Polyester

          $132.00

          1. Table | POLYESTER CONSUMPTION IN NONWOVEN FABRICS*

        4. 4.2.3 Rayon

          $126.00

          1. Table | RAYON CONSUMPTION IN NONWOVEN FABRICS*

        5. 4.2.4 Polyethylene

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYETHYLENE CONSUMPTION IN NONWOVEN FABRICS*

        6. 4.2.5 Wood Pulp

          $82.00

          1. Table | WOOD PULP CONSUMPTION IN NONWOVEN FABRICS*

        7. 4.2.6 Cotton

          $139.00

          1. Table | COTTON CONSUMPTION IN NONWOVEN FABRICS*

        8. 4.2.7 Other Fibers

          $314.00

          1. Table | OTHER FIBER CONSUMPTION IN NONWOVEN FABRICS*

      3. 4.3 Other Materials

        $211.00

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

        2. 4.3.1 Binder Resins

          $84.00

        3. 4.3.2 Additives & Other

          $107.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,587.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $93.00

      2. 5.2 Demand by Web Formation Process

        $1,060.00

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

        2. 5.2.1 Spunmelt

          $432.00

          1. Table | SPUNMELT NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

          2. Table | SPUNBONDED NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

          3. Table | MELTBLOWN NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

        3. 5.2.2 Carded

          $224.00

          1. Table | CARDED NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

        4. 5.2.3 Wetlaid

          $147.00

          1. Table | WETLAID NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

        5. 5.2.4 Airlaid

          $183.00

          1. Table | AIRLAID NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Web Bonding Processes

        $434.00

        1. 5.3.1 Thermal

          $114.00

        2. 5.3.2 Chemical

          $98.00

        3. 5.3.3 Mechanical

          $210.00

    6. 6 MARKET OVERVIEW

      $141.00

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

      2. Table | GROWTH RATES FOR SELECTED NONWOVENS MARKETS, 2008-2013

    7. 7 DISPOSABLES MARKETS

      $2,215.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

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

      2. 7.2 Consumer

        $1,130.00

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

        2. 7.2.1 Personal Hygiene Products

          $606.00

          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

          5. Table | ADULT INCONTINENCE PRODUCT DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS

        3. 7.2.2 Wipes

          $449.00

          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

        $514.00

        1. 7.3.1 Filters Outlook

          $97.00

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

        2. 7.3.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $389.00

          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

        $256.00

        1. 7.4.1 Nonwoven Medical Garments & Textiles Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONWOVEN DISPOSABLE MEDICAL GARMENT & TEXTILE DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 7.4.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $200.00

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

      5. 7.5 Other

        $261.00

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

        2. 7.5.1 Industrial Wipes

          $82.00

        3. 7.5.2 Protective Apparel

          $86.00

        4. 7.5.3 All Other Disposables

          $82.00

    8. 8 NONDISPOSABLES MARKETS

      $1,983.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

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

      2. 8.2 Construction

        $632.00

        1. 8.2.1 Construction Outlook

          $182.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 8.2.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $439.00

          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

        $226.00

        1. 8.3.1 Batteries Outlook

          $82.00

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

        2. 8.3.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $151.00

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

      4. 8.4 Furnishings

        $275.00

        1. 8.4.1 Furniture Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE SHIPMENTS

        2. 8.4.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $188.00

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

      5. 8.5 Carpets & Rugs

        $157.00

        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

          $111.00

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

      6. 8.6 Motor Vehicles

        $279.00

        1. 8.6.1 Motor Vehicles Outlook

          $90.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION (thousand units)

        2. 8.6.2 Nonwoven Fabric Demand

          $168.00

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

      7. 8.7 Other Nondisposables

        $360.00

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

        2. 8.7.1 Coated & Laminated Substrates

          $82.00

        3. 8.7.2 Agriculture

          $82.00

        4. 8.7.3 Clothing

          $145.00

        5. 8.7.4 Footwear

          $82.00

        6. 8.7.5 All Other Nondisposables

          $82.00

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,931.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $97.00

        1. Table | US NONWOVEN FABRIC SALES BY COMPANY, 2008 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $275.00

      3. 9.3 Competitive Strategies

        $175.00

      4. 9.4 Research & Development

        $131.00

      5. 9.5 Manufacturing

        $173.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 9.7 Company Profiles

        $3,996.00

        1. 9.7.1 Ahlstrom Corporation

          $181.00

        2. 9.7.2 Albis SpA

          $98.00

        3. 9.7.3 American Felt & Filter Company Incorporated

          $94.00

        4. 9.7.4 Andrew Industries Limited

          $100.00

        5. 9.7.5 Avgol Industries

          $82.00

        6. 9.7.6 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company

          $99.00

        7. 9.7.7 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $125.00

        8. 9.7.8 Buckeye Technologies Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 9.7.9 Building Materials Corporation of America

          $82.00

        10. 9.7.10 Carpenter Company

          $82.00

        11. 9.7.11 Companhia Providencia Industria e Comercio

          $82.00

        12. 9.7.12 Concert Industries Corporation

          $82.00

        13. 9.7.13 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $199.00

        14. 9.7.14 Emtex Incorporated

          $82.00

        15. 9.7.15 Fiberweb plc

          $207.00

        16. 9.7.16 First Quality Enterprises Incorporated

          $87.00

        17. 9.7.17 Formed Fiber Technologies Incorporated

          $83.00

        18. 9.7.18 Foss Manufacturing Company LLC

          $104.00

        19. 9.7.19 Freudenberg & Company

          $239.00

        20. 9.7.20 Hollingsworth & Vose Company

          $133.00

        21. 9.7.21 Holm (Jacob) & Sons AG

          $82.00

        22. 9.7.22 Kimberly-Clark Corporation

          $199.00

        23. 9.7.23 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $95.00

        24. 9.7.24 Lantor Advanced Materials Group

          $82.00

        25. 9.7.25 Low & Bonar plc

          $82.00

        26. 9.7.26 Lydall Incorporated

          $199.00

        27. 9.7.27 McAirlaid's Vliesstoffe GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        28. 9.7.28 Milliken & Company

          $82.00

        29. 9.7.29 National Nonwovens

          $109.00

        30. 9.7.30 Owens Corning

          $89.00

        31. 9.7.31 Petropar SA

          $101.00

        32. 9.7.32 Polymer Group Incorporated

          $146.00

        33. 9.7.33 Precision Custom Coatings LLC

          $82.00

        34. 9.7.34 Precision Fabrics Group Incorporated

          $97.00

        35. 9.7.35 Propex Holding LLC

          $82.00

        36. 9.7.36 Royal Ten Cate NV

          $82.00

        37. 9.7.37 Sabee (R.) Company LLC

          $82.00

        38. 9.7.38 Textilgruppe Hof AG

          $82.00

        39. 9.7.39 Toyobo Company Limited

          $82.00

        40. 9.7.40 US Nonwovens Corporation

          $82.00

        41. 9.7.41 Vita Group

          $82.00

      8. 9.8 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $132.00

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