Global Market Outlook on Non-Woven Market

  • The global nonwoven market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.75 percent during 2017–2022
  • The largest market for converted nonwoven products will be in hygiene end uses, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5–7 percent during 2017–2022

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Industry Best Practices

  • The preferred contract duration is 2–3 years, though five-year contracts are also prevalent. This is considered to be a negotiation tool for the buyer. The length of a buyer’s commitment to buy from a supplier should be reflected in a better price structure
  • Working closely and strategically with suppliers is crucial to ensure value addition to any firm

Global Market Size: Nonwovens

  • The global nonwovens market had reached about $26.3 billion in 2016. It is further estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.2–3 percent during 2017–2022. The conservative growth in market sizing is considered, due to the downtrend in crude oil dynamics during 2019–2020
  • Raw material: PP overall (48 percent), PP spunbond (40 percent), polyester (20 percent), wood pulp (10 percent), and PE (9 percent)
  • The top 40 companies accounted for about 66 percent of the overall market revenue in 2016. Demand from South America had deteriorated during the same period. GDP, consumer spend, and other macroeconomic factors in the LATAM and Middle East are driven by the price of crude oil. Hence, it impacted the growth of the overall market revenue of nonwovens

Global Capacity–Demand Analysis

  • The global nonwoven demand was about 9.94 million tons by 2016. It is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.75 percent until 2022. Spunmelt is the leading global technology, i.e., 4.49 million MT by 2017 (about 43 percent of the capacity share)
  • Major nonwovens users, like K-C and P&G, are the major demand drivers of the global nonwoven market

Market Outlook

  • Demand: The global demand for nonwovens had reached about 9.94 million tons by 2016. It is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.75 percent during 2017–2022
  • Major nonwoven users, like K-C and P&G, are the major demand drivers of the global market
    • Developed/mature nations: North America, the EU, and Japan
    • Developing/growing nations: China, India, and the Middle East
  • Spunmelt: The global capacity for spunmelt has reached about 4.49 million MT in 2017. It is further estimated to reach about 5.23 million MT by 2020
  • 2012 to 2017: 38 new spunmelt production lines had commissioned with an annual capacity of 15,000 MT or total addition of 678,000 MT
  • Carded (chemical and thermal bonded): The fourth largest demand center for nonwoven. It has reached about 1.1 million MT in 2017, which is growing primarily in China and Japan, due to demand from the premium end, baby care diapers

Engagement Outlook

  • Buyers should indulge with the forward integrated global suppliers. It will result in high profitability, less lead time, and ease in handling
  • Medium to long-term contract is the preferred mode of engagement with suppliers. However, option of sourcing with multiple suppliers should be checked to ensure lower risk