The USA, being the pioneer of the commercialization of non-woven fabrics, dominates the regional market, also contributing considerably to the global market. The USA will remain a large market for the non-woven industry with its various consumer products due to favorable demographics, and manufacturing of these products will likely remain near the point of demand. The research report titled North America Non-Woven Fabric Market Outlook, 2026 by Actual Market Research categorizes the market to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following segments: based on polymer type, by layer type, by technology, by application, based on countries & major companies.
The demand for nonwoven fabric in the region was accounted for USD 6.99 Billion in 2015, benefiting from acceleration in area demand and an increase in the average price that stems in part from a shift in the product mix toward higher-value nonwovens. Renewed economic growth, along with rising manufacturing output and rebounding construction activity, will provide opportunities for nonwovens in the market. Further gains will be limited by the maturity of several disposable goods markets for nonwovens, including baby diapers. From 2021 to 2026, the market is expected to have a value growth of USD 3.60 Billion and a difference of 0.77 Million Tonnes by volume.
The highest use of non-woven fabrics in the region is done in the hygiene care segment, which accounted for nearly 45% of the market in 2020. However, the construction industry is expected to have a prominent gain, fueled by a recovery in building construction, providing opportunities for nonwovens in house wraps, roofing products, and geotextiles. Improved construction spending will also promote nonwoven growth in carpets and rugs, the market which is projected to post the fastest gains.
Disposables markets will continue to account for the largest share of sales, with the increasing environmental awareness, allowing the wood pulp technology segment to grow with a high anticipated CAGR of 6.62%. Advances will benefit from gains in area demand, driven by favorable growth in the production of personal hygiene products and wipes in the US. The market will remain large for various consumer products due to favorable demographics, and manufacturing of these products will likely remain near the point of demand. Among disposables markets, the fastest growth is expected for filters, with nonwovens gaining market share at the expense of paper and woven fabrics. The multi-layer fabric segment is expected to grow over a CAGR of 8% in the coming period.
Spun bond and Dry laid segment in the region together accounted for over 70% of the market share since 2015. Gains will be driven by good growth opportunities in the large spun-bonded materials segment. Demand for spun-bonded materials is highly impacted by growth in personal hygiene products and disposable medical items, two of the largest outlets for this material. In these applications, spun-bonded nonwovens are valued for their high strength-to-weight ratio. Wet laid nonwovens will experience favorable gains, benefiting from their use in glass fiber and spun-bond wet-laid nonwovens in non-disposables applications.
With the increasing interest in custom-produced nonwovens, as well as ongoing efforts to optimize the cost and performance characteristics of nonwoven roll goods, trends in the use of various raw materials are particularly important. Additional materials such as binder resins and additives are also essential components of many nonwovens. In certain applications, however, the selection of the fibers can negate the demand for binder resins altogether through thermal or mechanical bonding processes. The major market players are Berry Global Inc., Freudenberg Group, Ahlstrom- Munksj?, Kimberly-Clark, DuPont de Nemours, Fitesa, Glatfelter Corporation, Lydall, Toray Industries, Johns Manville, Suominen Corporation, TWE Group, Low & Bonar, Zhejiang Kingsafe, Avgol, etc. The market is extremely competitive, with various leading manufacturers engaging in strategic partnerships to expand their market share.