Global demand for nonwoven fabrics is forecast to rise 6.9 percent annually through 2012. Gains in developing parts of Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe, Africa/Mideast and Latin America will outpace demand in developed countries. Spunmelt nonwovens, the largest segment, will also grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the $21.2 billion world nonwovens industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, with forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by formation process (e.g., spunmelt, carded, airlaid, wetlaid), application (disposables, nondisposables), market (e.g., personal hygiene, wipes, construction, filtration, medical/surgical), world region and for 19 national markets.
The study also considers market environment trends and indicators, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry players, including Freudenberg, DuPont and Kimberly-Clark.