Nonwoven Fabrics Market Segmentation by Application (Automotive, Hygiene & Personal Care, Construction, and Others); by Material Type (Polyester, Nylon, Rayon, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Others); and by Technology (Dry-Laid, Spun-Laid, Wet-Laid, and Others)-Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2031

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Market Overview:

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Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market Highlights Over 2022 - 2031

The global nonwoven fabrics market is estimated to grow at a ~6% CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031. Moreover, the market registered a revenue of approximately USD 43.0 billion in 2021. The growth of the market can be attributed to an increase in the number of surgeries and a rise in the birth rate in the future that will surge the demand for nonwoven fabrics in surgical drapes, bed linen, diapers, and gowns. As per the National Library of Medicine, approximately 310 million major surgeries are conducted every year. Moreover, its light weight and convenient-to-use features also contribute to its growth in the automotive and construction sectors. In addition, the nonwoven fabric bags, owing to their reusable nature are used as a replacement for plastic bags.


Nonwoven Fabrics Market Size



The global nonwoven fabrics market is segmented by application into automotive, hygiene & personal care, construction, and others, out of these, the hygiene & personal care segment is anticipated to hold the largest share over the forecast period in the market owing to the rise in demand from people for their own hygiene. Moreover, the traditional textile properties have been present in the nonwoven fabrics, such as softness, high absorption rate, and cost-effectiveness which makes them more favorable to people.

Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global nonwoven fabrics market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in the Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness modest growth over the forecast period on the back of the increase in the demand for diapers for newborns and growth in the automobile sector. Moreover, there has been a rise in the aging population that is expected to surge the growth of nonwoven fabrics for adult population use in the form of adult diapers. According to the World Bank, the percentage of the population in Japan aged 65 and above increased from 17 percent in 2000 to 28 percent in 2020.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global nonwoven fabrics market includes the following segments:

By Application

  • Automotive

  • Hygiene & Personal Care

  • Construction

  • Others

By Material Type

  • Polyester

  • Nylon

  • Rayon

  • Polyethylene

  • Polypropylene

  • Others

By Technology

  • Dry-Laid

  • Spun-Laid

  • Wet-Laid

  • Others

Growth Drivers and Challenges Impacting the Growth of the Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market

Growth Drivers

  • Increase in the number of surgeries

  • Environmentally-friendly nature of nonwoven fabrics


  • Lack of availability of raw materials

  • Instability in the prices of raw materials used in the manufacturing of nonwoven fabrics

Key Companies Dominating the Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market

Our report has covered detailed company profiling comprising company overview, business strategies, key product offerings, financial performance, key performance indicators, risk analysis, recent developments, regional presence, and SWOT analysis among other notable indicators for competitive positioning. Some of the prominent industry leaders in the global nonwoven fabrics market that are included in our report are Chevron Corporation., Lydall, Inc. (Unifrax), Glatfelter Corporation, Asahi Kasei Corporation., Fitesa S.A., Fibertex Nonwovens A/S, Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj, Berry Global Inc., KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION, PFNonwovens LLC, and others.

Latest Developments in the Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market:

  • 12 July 2021: Asahi Kasei Corporation., announced the certification of sustainable non-woven fabric Bemliese as “OK biodegradable MARINE” by TUV AUSTRIA Belgium.

  • 8 October 2021: Unifrax, announced the completion of the acquisition of Lydall, Inc., to develop solutions for a cleaner and more sustainable society.

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Geography Analysis:

The report further discusses the market opportunity, compound annual growth rate (CAGR) growth rate, competition, new technology innovations, market players analysis, government guidelines, export and import (EXIM) analysis, historical revenues, future forecasts etc. in the following regions and/or countries:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth & Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC(Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth Market Players Analys  & Opportunity Outlook
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth & Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Middle East and Africa  (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook



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  1. Chevron Corporation.
  2. Lydall, Inc. (Unifrax)
  3. Glatfelter Corporation
  4. Asahi Kasei Corporation.
  5. Fitesa S.A.
  6. Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
  7. Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj
  8. Berry Global Inc.
  10. PFNonwovens LLC
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