PP Nonwoven Fabric Market Volume Share, By Application, 2015
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Hygiene applications mainly include baby/adult diapers, feminine disposable products, wipes, etc. The segment is expected to lose out some of its share over the forecast period to other durable applications.
Furnishings application segment will probably witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. Segment growth can be attributed to increasing demand for high-quality cushions owing to growing disposable income level in emerging economies of Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Asia Pacific continued its dominance in the global PP non-knitted fabric industry and accounted for over 40% of total demand in 2015. The Asia Pacific has observed surge in demand on account of increasing disposable income, mainly in China and India which has impelled the demand for various hygiene products such as sanitary wipes and baby/diapers. North America and Western Europe are mature markets hence are expected to witness relatively weaker growth rates over the forecast period.
The Middle East, on the other hand, observes relatively lower penetration and is projected to be the most attractive market for PP non-knitted textile over the forecast period. Increasing propylene capacity in the region is supposed to provide feedstock advantage to the Middle East-based producers against other areas. Most of the expansions in the area are driven by government and industry incentives to install downstream, converting capacity for polypropylene.
The global PP nonwoven fabric market is highly fragmented with top eight participants accounting for below 60% of total production in 2015. Acquisition of smaller companies by some of the Prominent companies in the hunt to diminish the competition and increase their market share.
Some of the key companies operating in the industry include Kimberly-Clark, Fibertex, AVGOL, PGI, Fiberweb, Mitsui, Toray and First Quality along with some other companies.
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2014 & 2015
2016 - 2025
Volume in Kilo Tons , Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2025
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America & MEA
U.S., Germany, UK, France, Japan, China, India, Japan, Korea, Oceania, South East Asia, Saudi Arabia
Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends
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