The unexpected shifts in the global markets because of the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 virus have brought many major and minor tremors to industries of all sizes including the Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market.
It was estimated prior to this unanticipated outbreak that the Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market was expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period. However, the gradual slowing down of industries will undoubtedly impose limits on the previously estimated growth rate.
Polypropylene nonwoven fabric is basically a fabric material that is made from short staple fibers and long fibers, which is bonded by either chemical, or mechanical, or heat treatment method, and is mainly used in the textile manufacturing industry. Nonwoven fabric is primarily an engineered fabric, which is durable and have a limited life that can be used only once, and offers features such as absorbency, flame retardant characteristics, softness, liquid repellence, thermal insulation, strength, acoustic insulation, bacterial barrier, and wash ability.
The major factors such as rapidly growing demand for adult incontinence and hygiene products, rapid technological enhancements and innovations in designing nonwoven fabrics with skincare and softness are expected to fuel the growth of the market during the forecast period.
This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.
Based on the product type, the market is segmented as spunbonded, staples, meltblown, and composite. Spunbonded-based polypropylene nonwoven fabric is estimated to register high growth rate in the market during the forecast period. These fabrics are made from fiber spinning, integration of web formation, and bonding process, and are highly used to manufacture lightweight fabrics. These fabrics are preferred for their cost-effectiveness and economical options for manufacturing nonwoven fabric materials, and are available in various environmentally friendly options including packing bags, carrier bags, shopping bags, and gift bags. Furthermore, the growing utilization of spunbonded fabrics in personal care and hygiene industries owing to their softness, liquid repellence, and absorbent features is expected to fuel the growth of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market during the forecast period.
Based on the application type, the market is segmented as hygiene, industrial, medical, geotextiles, furniture, carpet, agriculture, and others. Hygiene is estimated to be the most widely used application in the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market. Polypropylene nonwovens find usage in production of hygiene-based products such as wet wipes, baby diapers, bandages & wound dressings, adult incontinence products, and feminine hygiene. Factors such as growing demand for baby diapers and skin wipes to avoid rashes or any other kind of skin infection on baby’s skin, increase in infant population accompanied by growing demand for these disposable products from developing economies, such as China and India, are expected to accelerate the growth of the market during the forecast period.
In terms of regions, Asia-Pacific is estimated to witness significant growth rate during the forecast period, attributed to the increasing demands for urinary incontinence products among adults and refusal to go through intrusive procedures in the region. In addition, most of the Asian countries are still at the initial stage for marketing for adult incontinence products, eventually fueling the growth of the industry in the regional market. North America and Europe are also expected to offer substantial growth opportunities during the forecast period.
Some of the key players in the global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market are-