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Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics to reach $45 billion

Improvement in healthcare facilities and rising medical expenditure will promulgate PP nonwoven fabrics market growth.

19th March 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Selbyville, DE

Agriculture, Medical/Hygiene

Increase in baby diapers, wipes, adult incontinence and female hygiene product demand offering superior characteristics, should accelerate industry growth. PP (polypropylene) nonwoven fabrics market share is slated to reach US$ 45 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. Improvement in healthcare facilities and rising medical expenditure along with favourable government initiatives regarding safety and security of medical staff and patients will promulgate PP nonwoven fabrics market growth.

Improving living standards along with rising income levels and rapid urbanisation in China, India and Brazil should boost product demand, states the report. Called PP (Polypropylene) Nonwoven Fabrics Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024, the report features key industry insights spread across 310 pages with 482 market data tables and 35 figures and charts from the report.

Polypropylene is the major raw material which is used in producing PP nonwoven fabrics. Declining raw material prices and increasing government regulation on polypropylene will be a major challenge for industry growth and may have a negative impact on PP nonwoven fabrics market price trend.

Industry growth

However, increase in baby diapers, wipes, adult incontinence and female hygiene product demand offering superior characteristics, such as fluid barrier, stain protector, non-toxicity, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, should accelerate industry growth. Global baby diaper market is likely to surpass $US 8.5 billion at the end of 2024. Rising awareness regarding baby hygiene along with growth in birth rates should stimulate PP nonwoven fabrics market demand.

Rising birth rates, increase in middle class population and income levels have majorly impacted the PP nonwoven fabrics market in India, and Indonesia. Growing application usage in geotextiles, agriculture and furniture owing to moisture and temperature resistance, thermal insulation and barrier properties may trigger overall market demand.

Increasing consumer expenditure

North America, led by the US and Canada PP nonwoven fabrics demand, is expected to surpass $US 10 billion up to 2024 owing to better economic conditions of consumers. Increasing consumer expenditure on home decor including household furniture and carpets to enhance aesthetic appeal should further surge market growth.

These products help in protection of interiors, reduces detergent pollution and cost-efficiency. Introduction of smart solutions and technological advancements in furniture applications including mattress, pillow liners, spring covers, table runners and sofas should trigger polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market growth.

PP nonwoven fabrics market size from geotextile application may surpass $US 2 billion up to 2024 owing to high product usage in road and railway construction, drainage and dewatering, landfills, and erosion control. They provide heat and dimensional stability, fabric uniformity along with high resistance to chemicals. Growth in Indian geotextile industry owing to availability of cheap labour and raw materials along with high infrastructural spending will boost product demand.

Market demand

Composite based PP nonwoven fabrics market demand in UK may have consumption at over 13.5 kilo tons over the foreseeable timeframe. It has wide usage in baby diapers, sanitary napkins, caps, drapes, and face mask. Rising demand for personal care products on account of increasing living standards and hygiene concerns among consumers should drive market demand in the region.

Germany PP nonwoven fabrics market demand from agriculture applications may witness significant gains at over 6.5% up to 2024. They are mainly used in crop cover, mulch control, and landscaping as it provides light and air permeability, prevents insect and bird intrusion and promotes yield and health crop. Crop covers are used for preventing crops from sunlight, harmful insects, and wind, thereby promoting production and yield. Growing black mulching fabric demand owing to its water permeability characteristic and eliminates herbicides usage is likely to support regional growth.

Asia Pacific, led by China, Japan and India PP nonwoven fabrics market size, is likely to register growth at over 8.5% during the projected period. Rise in consumer awareness regarding hygiene along with presence of various textile manufacturing companies should favour market size in the region. Growth in baby care and feminine awareness programmes, along with superior properties of the products including softness, comfort, odour control and fluid barrier, should boost product demand.

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