1. Kimberly & Clark Corporation
3. Berry Global Inc
4. DuPont de Nemours, Inc
Nonwoven fabric is a fabric-like material produced using staple fibre and long filaments reinforced together by chemical, mechanical, heat, or solvent treatment. It is highly beneficial in terms of effectiveness, disposability, adaptability, and cost, with its wide applications in the healthcare industry. It is one of the most effective materials for bacterial barriers and is superior to linen in terms of reducing airborne contamination. Non-woven fabric has a wide range of applications in healthcare products, like dressings, surgical masks and gowns, surgical drapes, bedding, and implantable with orthopaedic applications, sutures, and tissue structures, etc. An increasing and ageing population, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, infrastructure investments, and technological advancements are likely to boost the demand for healthcare products in coming years. According to the research report "Asia-Pacific Nonwoven Fabric Market Research Report, 2027" published by Actual Market Research, it is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period with a CAGR of 6.42%. By volume, it is expected to grow over 8.50 million tonnes by the end of the forecast period in 2027. The major factor driving the market studied is the increasing application base in the healthcare industry. The increasing need for nonwoven fabrics from textiles is forecasted to offer various opportunities for the growth of the market over the forecast period. Non-woven fabric from healthcare applications is expected to dominate the market studied over the forecast period. China represents the largest market, but India is expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period owing to the increasing consumption from healthcare and textile industries in coming years. The Chinese market for PP nonwoven is increasing owing to increased use of female hygiene products and rising income levels of consumers. The Japanese PP nonwoven market is witnessing sluggish growth due to a fall in birth rates in the country. The PP nonwoven market in India is witnessing stable growth due to the increasing birth rate in the country, which would create huge demand for the diaper market. As the nonwoven fabric finds its application in the manufacturing process of diapers, the increasing kids’ population will create a need for the nonwoven fabric. The vigorous improvement in the literacy rates, the improvement of safety and sanitary consciousness of the consumers, the longer lifespan of the population and the developments in rural areas have created business opportunities for the expansion of the hygiene market. As nonwoven fabric is increasingly used in different applications in the hygiene sector, the growth in this segment will consequently lead to the growth of the PP nonwoven market in the forthcoming years. The increased awareness of health is likely to boost the demand for breathable films, which make use of nonwoven fabric. Moreover, the increasing investments in the healthcare sector are also contributing to the growth of the nonwoven market in the country. Moreover, the polyester market is anticipated to witness huge demand in the market. The increasing concentration of trade in Asia is likely to drive investments in Asian countries, majorly in textile and apparel products, thereby giving an upper hand to the PP nonwoven market growth. Internet retailing has resulted in manufacturers strengthening their online presence by setting up stores on leading online platforms. In Australia, the growth of digital channels and internet penetration has influenced the sales of personal care products. The country's stable demand for nonwoven fabrics is also contributing to the country’s increasing disposable income. Such factors are projected to propel market growth. A major driver for the rise of the nonwoven fabric market in the Asia-Pacific region is the swelling demand for baby and adult diapers. Earlier, the populace in the Asian region was reluctant to use adult diapers, but with increased influence from western countries, it has increased drastically over the years. This is further enhanced by the rising average age of the populace in these countries. Additionally, the growing demand for increasing the durability of products further creates a demand for the use of nonwoven fabric. The labour force in the Asia-Pacific region is easily available at low wages as compared to North America and European regions, which makes the production process easy and cost-effective. However, the volatile prices of raw materials used in producing nonwoven fabrics act as a restraining factor. Strict government regulations laid down by every country to produce environmentally friendly products and high costs of investment further hamper the market's growth. The easy availability of substitute products threatens the nonwoven fabric market in the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific non-woven fabric market from spun bond technology is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. Spun bond fabric comprises unique functions such as softness, strength, and resilience. Furthermore, it is widely used in manufacturing industrial fabrics, owing to its liquid repellence, flame retardancy, wash ability, absorbency, cushioning, filtering, bacterial barriers, and sterility. Most Asian countries are still at the preliminary stage of marketing adult incontinence products, which provides various growth opportunities. Growing urinary incontinence product demand among adults and unwillingness to go through intrusive procedures will further drive the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market value. A rapid increase in the textile industry, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, and rising sales of female hygiene products are fuelling market growth in this region. Considered in this report: • Geography: Asia-Pacific • Base year: 2021 • Estimated year: 2022 • Forecast year: 2027 Aspects covered in this report • Asia-Pacific Nonwoven Fabric market with its value & volume and forecast along with its segments • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation Countries mentioned in the report: • China • Japan • India • Australia By Polymer Type in the report: • Polypropylene • Polyethylene • PET • Wood pulp • Rayon • Others (PA, PC, polyester, natural fibres, biopolymers) By Layer Type in the report: • Single-layer • Multilayer By Technologies in the report: • Spun bond • Wet laid • Dry laid • Others (electrostatic spinning and flash-spun) By Application in the report: • Hygiene • Medical • Filtration • Automotive • Building & Construction • Others The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to Nonwoven Fabric Industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.