Nonwovens in the US by Product and Market, 7th Edition

Large, Established Disposables Markets Will Drive Nonwovens Gains

Nonwovens Market

About two-thirds of new growth in this period will be associated with nonwovens’ use in the production of disposable goods such as wipes, diapers, and medical supplies. Nonwovens dominate in these and many other single- or limited-use products, favored for their low cost, light weight, and versatile formulation and performance possibilities. In addition, the nonwoven content of these disposable products tends to be high, making these markets especially beneficial to growth in the nonwovens market.

Key Findings in the Nonwovens Study:

Market Growth will Benefit Nonwovens in Construction & Electronics

In some markets, growth in nonwovens sales will be driven by market trends in addition to continued market penetration. For example, nonwovens used in roofing materials, house wrap, and geotextiles will benefit from strong growth in construction activities. Similarly, nonwoven battery separators will see gains following the expansion in production of high-performance batteries such as lithium-ion types. Building acoustics also offer the prospect of a relatively untapped market in which nonwovens perform well, although this market remains small.

Product Development & Price Growth Make for Higher Market Value

The technologies going into nonwovens, such as microfibers and nanofibers, spunmelt web formation, and thermal web bonding, continue to improve with ongoing research and development. As these technologies make for increasingly value-added and high-performance nonwovens, growth in product pricing contributes to higher overall market value. For example, meltblown nonwovens are costly, due to the energy requirements of their production process. Nevertheless, investments into meltblown technology are on the rise, as these materials have proven effective in applications such as filtration and acoustics.

Imports of End-Use Products Restrain Growth for US Nonwovens

Since US demand for nonwovens relies on the domestic manufacture of products that contain nonwovens, the foreign production and importing of these finished products limits the size and future growth of the nonwovens market. In several major markets, including personal hygiene products, medical supplies, electronics, and motor vehicles, much of the United States’ demand is met by foreign production, with imports increasing faster than domestic production. In a highly globalized industry, gains in nonwovens sales are therefore restrained by competition with the low-wage labor of developing countries such as China.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, 2016) and forecasts (2021) by product (spunmelt, carded, wetlaid, and airlaid) and market (disposables and nondisposables). Disposables markets include consumer, filtration, and medical markets. Nondisposables markets include construction, electrical and electronics, motor vehicle, furnishings, and carpet and rug markets. The study also evaluates raw materials consumption, company market share, and competitive analysis on industry competitors, including Kimberly-Clark, Berry Global, DuPont, Berkshire Hathaway, and Freudenberg.

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  1. Nonwovens in the US by Product and Market, 7th Edition

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | Key Trends in the US Nonwovens Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Table | Key Trends in the Nonwovens Market

      2. 2.2 Nonwovens Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Nonwovens Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | Nonwovens Demand, 2006 - 2021

      3. 2.3 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | Nonwovens Market, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | Nonwovens Demand & GDP, 2006 -2016

      4. 2.4 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Nonwovens Prices, 2006 - 2021

      5. 2.5 Competitive Materials

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        1. Table | Nonwovens Relationships to Competitive Materials

      6. 2.6 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

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        1. Table | Nonwovens' Primary Regulatory Framework Regulation Year Description

      7. 2.7 Foreign Trade

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        1. 2.7.1 Foreign Trade: Overview

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          1. Table | Foreign Trade in Nonwovens, 2006 - 2021

        2. 2.7.2 Foreign Trade: Exports

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        3. 2.7.3 Foreign Trade: Imports

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    3. 3 MATERIALS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Table | Key Trends in Nonwovens Materials

      2. 3.2 Fibers & Filaments

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        1. 3.2.1 Fibers & Filaments: Overview

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        2. 3.2.2 Fibers & Filaments: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Fiber & Filament Consumption in Nonwovens*, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Fiber & Filament Consumption & CAGR by Fiber Type, 2016 - 2021

        3. 3.2.3 Fibers & Filaments: Polypropylene

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          1. Table | Polypropylene Consumption in Nonwovens*, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Advantages & Disadvantages of Polypropylene Fibers & Filaments

        4. 3.2.4 Fibers & Filaments: Polyester

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          1. Table | Polyester Consumption in Nonwovens*, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Advantages & Disadvantages of Polyester Fibers & Filaments

        5. 3.2.5 Fibers & Filaments: Polyethylene

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          1. Table | Polyethylene Consumption in Nonwovens*, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Advantages & Disadvantages of Polyethylene Fibers & Filaments

        6. 3.2.6 Fibers & Filaments: Wood Pulp

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          1. Table | Wood Pulp Consumption in Nonwovens*, 2006 - 2021

        7. 3.2.7 Fibers & Filaments: Rayon

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          1. Table | Rayon Consumption in Nonwovens*, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Advantages & Disadvantages of Rayon Fibers & Filaments

        8. 3.2.8 Fibers & Filaments: Cotton

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          1. Table | Cotton Consumption in Nonwovens*, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Advantages & Disadvantages of Cotton Fibers & Filaments

        9. 3.2.9 Fibers & Filaments: Other Fibers & Filaments

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          1. Table | Other Natural & Synthetic Fibers & Filaments

          2. Table | Other Fiber & Filament Consumption in Nonwovens*, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Advantages & Disadvantages of Glass

          4. Table | Advantages & Disadvantages of Nylon

      3. 3.3 Other Materials

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        1. 3.3.1 Other Materials: Overview

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        2. 3.3.2 Other Materials: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Other Materials Consumption in Nonwovens, 2006 - 2021

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Table | Key Trends in Nonwovens Products

      2. 4.2 Web Formation Processes

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        1. 4.2.1 Web Formation Processes: Overview

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        2. 4.2.2 Web Formation Processes: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Web Formation Process, 2016 - 2021

        3. 4.2.3 Web Formation Processes: Spunmelt

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          1. Table | Spunmelt Nonwovens Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Spunmelt Materials Consumption by Weight, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Spunbonded Nonwovens Demand, 2006 - 2021

          4. Table | Spunbonded Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Selected Segments, 2016 - 2021

          5. Table | Meltblown Nonwovens Demand, 2006 - 2021

          6. Table | Meltblown Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Selected Segments, 2016 - 2021

        4. 4.2.4 Web Formation Processes: Carded

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          1. Table | Carded Nonwovens Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Carded Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Selected Segments, 2016 - 2021

        5. 4.2.5 Web Formation Processes: Wetlaid

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          1. Table | Wetlaid Nonwovens Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Wetlaid Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Selected Segments, 2016 - 2021

        6. 4.2.6 Web Formation Processes: Airlaid

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          1. Table | Airlaid Nonwovens Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Airlaid Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Selected Segments, 2016 - 2021

      3. 4.3 Web Bonding Processes

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        1. 4.3.1 Web Bonding Processes: Overview

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        2. 4.3.2 Web Bonding Processes: Thermal Bonding

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          1. Table | Key Applications for Thermally Bonded Nonwovens

        3. 4.3.3 Web Bonding Processes: Chemical Bonding

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          1. Table | Key Applications for Chemically Bonded Nonwovens

        4. 4.3.4 Web Bonding Processes: Mechanical Bonding

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          1. Table | Key Applications for Needlepunched Nonwovens

          2. Table | Key Applications for Spunlaced Nonwovens

          3. Table | Key Applications for Stitchbonded Nonwovens

    5. 5 DISPOSABLES MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Table | Key Trends in Disposables Nonwovens Markets

      2. 5.2 Disposables Markets Outlook

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        1. Table | Disposables Nonwovens Demand by Market & Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | Disposables Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Market, 2016 - 2021

      3. 5.3 Consumer Markets

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        1. 5.3.1 Consumer Markets: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Consumer Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Consumer Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Segment, 2006 - 2021

        2. 5.3.2 Consumer Markets: Consumer Wipes

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          1. Table | Consumer Wipes Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Consumer Wipes Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Application, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Baby Wipes Nonwovens Demand & Infant Population Growth, 2006 - 2021

          4. Table | Household Care Wipes Nonwovens Demand & Household Care Wipes Demand, 2006 2021

          5. Table | Personal Care Wipes Nonwovens Demand & Personal Care Wipes Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.3.3 Consumer Markets: Personal Hygiene Products

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          1. Table | Personal Hygiene Nonwovens Demand by Application, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Personal Hygiene Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Application, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Personal Hygiene Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

          4. Table | Infant Diapers & Training Pants Nonwovens Demand, 2006 - 2021

          5. Table | Diapers & Training Pants Nonwovens Demand & Infant/Toddler Population Growth, 2006 2021

          6. Table | Adult Incontinence Products Nonwovens Demand & Senior Population Annual Growth,

          7. Table | Feminine Hygiene Products Nonwovens Demand & Female Population 15-44 Growth, 2006

        4. 5.3.4 Consumer Markets: Other Consumer Nonwovens

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          1. Table | Other Consumer Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

      4. 5.4 Filtration Markets

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        1. 5.4.1 Filtration Markets: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Filtration Nonwovens Demand by Segment, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Filtration Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Segment, 2016 - 2021

        2. 5.4.2 Filtration Markets: Demand by Product Type

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          1. Table | Filtration Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Filtration Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Type, 2016 - 2021

        3. 5.4.3 Filtration Markets: Air Filters

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          1. Table | Air Filter Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Air Filter Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Type, 2016 - 2021

        4. 5.4.4 Filtration Markets: Fluid Filters

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          1. Table | Fluid Filter Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Fluid Filter Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Type, 2016 - 2021

      5. 5.5 Medical Markets

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        1. 5.5.1 Medical Markets: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Medical Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Medical Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Application, 2016 - 2021

        2. 5.5.2 Medical Markets: Medical Gowns

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        3. 5.5.3 Medical Markets: Surgical Drapes

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        4. 5.5.4 Medical Markets: Healthcare Wipes

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        5. 5.5.5 Medical Markets: Face Masks

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        6. 5.5.6 Medical Markets: Other Disposable Medical Garments & Textiles

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      6. 5.6 Other Disposables Markets

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        1. 5.6.1 Other Disposables Markets: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Other Disposables Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Other Disposables Nonwovens Demand & Manufacturers' Shipments, 2006 - 2021

        2. 5.6.2 Other Disposables Markets: Industrial & Institutional Wipes

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        3. 5.6.3 Other Disposables Markets: Protective Apparel

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        4. 5.6.4 Other Disposables Markets: All Other Disposables

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    6. 6 NONDISPOSABLES MARKETS

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Table | Key Trends in Nondisposables Nonwovens Markets

      2. 6.2 Nondisposables Markets Outlook

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        1. Table | Nondisposables Nonwovens Demand by Market & Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | Nondisposables Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Market, 2016 - 2021

      3. 6.3 Construction Markets

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        1. 6.3.1 Construction Markets: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Construction Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Construction Nonwovens Demand & CAGR by Segment, 2016 - 2021

        2. 6.3.2 Construction Markets: Building Construction

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          1. Table | Building Construction Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Building Construction Nonwovens Demand & Building Construction Annual Growth, 2006

          3. Table | Roofing Nonwovens Demand & Selected Roofing Materials Demand, 2006 - 2021

          4. Table | House Wrap & Other Nonwovens Demand & Residential Building Construction Growth,

        3. 6.3.3 Construction Markets: Geotextiles

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          1. Table | Geotextile Nonwovens Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Geotextile Nonwovens Demand & Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures Growth, 2006 2021

      4. 6.4 Electrical & Electronics Markets

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        1. 6.4.1 Electrical & Electronics Markets: Overview

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        2. 6.4.2 Electrical & Electronics Markets: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Electrical & Electronics Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Electrical & Electronics Nonwovens Demand & Battery Shipments, 2006 - 2021

      5. 6.5 Motor Vehicles Markets

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        1. 6.5.1 Motor Vehicles Markets: Overview

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        2. 6.5.2 Motor Vehicles Markets: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Motor Vehicle Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Motor Vehicle Nonwovens Demand & Motor Vehicle Production, 2006 - 2021

      6. 6.6 Furnishings Markets

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        1. Table | Furnishings Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | Furnishings Nonwovens Demand & Furniture Shipments, 2006 - 2021

      7. 6.7 Carpets & Rugs Markets

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        1. Table | Carpet & Rug Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | Carpet & Rug Nonwovens Demand & Residential Building Construction Expenditures,

      8. 6.8 Other Nondisposables Markets

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        1. 6.8.1 Other Nondisposables Markets: Scope

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        2. 6.8.2 Other Nondisposables Markets: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Other Nondisposables Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2006 - 2021

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Nonwovens Sales by Company, 2016

      2. 7.2 Market Share

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        1. Table | US Nonwovens Market Share, 2016

        2. Table | US Nonwovens Market: Leading Supplier, 2016

        3. Table | US Nonwovens Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2016

        4. Table | US Nonwovens Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2016

        5. Table | US Nonwovens Market: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2016

        6. Table | US Nonwovens Market: Fifth Leading Supplier, 2016

      3. 7.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. 7.3.1 Competitive Strategies: Overview

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        2. 7.3.2 Competitive Strategies: Product Differentiation

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        3. 7.3.3 Competitive Strategies: Low Cost Leadership

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        4. 7.3.4 Competitive Strategies: Market Segmentation

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        5. 7.3.5 Competitive Strategies: Cooperative Agreements

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      4. 7.4 Research & Development

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      5. 7.5 Manufacturing

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        1. 7.5.1 Manufacturing: Materials Sourcing

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        2. 7.5.2 Manufacturing: Production Processes

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      6. 7.6 Marketing

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        1. 7.6.1 Marketing: Overview

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        2. 7.6.2 Marketing: Industry Publications

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        3. 7.6.3 Marketing: Product Samples

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        4. 7.6.4 Marketing: Conferences & Trade Shows

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      7. 7.7 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      8. 7.8 List of Industry Participants

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    8. 8 APPENDIX

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      1. 8.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Study Scope: Nonwovens Markets

        2. Table | Relevant NAICS & SIC Codes

      2. 8.2 Methodology

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      3. 8.3 Associations & Agencies

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      4. 8.4 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      5. 8.5 Definitions

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      6. 8.6 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      7. 8.7 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 8.7.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2016, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 8.7.2 Manufacturing Outlook

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          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2006 - 2021

        3. 8.7.3 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Annual Population Growth, 2001 - 2016

        4. 8.7.4 Housing Stock

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          1. Table | Housing Stock by Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Housing Stock by Year of Construction, 2016

        5. 8.7.5 Consumer Spending Trends

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2006 - 2021

        6. 8.7.6 Retail Sales

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          1. Table | Retail Sales, 2006 - 2021

        7. 8.7.7 Textiles Outlook

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          1. Table | Textile Mill Product Shipments, 2006 - 2021

        8. 8.7.8 Healthcare Providers & Facilities

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          1. Table | Selected Healthcare Facilities, 2006 - 2021

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