Ten-Year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in the Nonwovens Industry

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 16 Sep 2008
Product format: Market Report
Number of pages: 106

Using a ranking system, the interviewees forecast the technologies and markets most likely to impact on the nonwovens industry to 2018. The ranking system was used to determine the probability of success and impact for each technology and market driver. This brand new report provides a unique depth of information and analysis.

Description

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • Exclusive, in-depth analysis of the top 25 technologies set to disrupt the nonwovens industry, including biodegradable polymers, nanofibres and stretchable nonwovens
  • Unique scorecards for each disruptive technology ranking it by probability of success and impact
  • Thorough details of the drivers affecting the future of the global nonwovens industry such as medical breakthroughs and rising energy costs

HOW WILL THIS MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT BENEFIT YOU?

  • Get to grips with the future of the nonwovens industry to 2018
  • Get the complete low-down on the top 25 disruptive technologies and what they mean for the industry and your business
  • Get in-depth analysis of the drivers affecting the future of the global nonwovens industry such as material supply and demand, and rising energy costs

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?

  • Brand owners and retailers
  • Nonwovens converters
  • Wipes manufacturers
  • Packaging converters
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Roll goods manufacturers
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Analysts and consultants

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • One hard copy of report couriered to you (see order form for postage costs) on publication date
  • CD-Rom with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

INTRODUCTION 

  • Methodology
  • Definitions of disruptive technologies, impact, and probability of success
  • Scorecard and ranking of the top 25 disruptive technologies and market drivers

TRENDS IN THE NONWOVENS INDUSTRY

  • Commoditisation
  • Competition
  • Consolidation
  • Incremental technology developments
  • Corporate investment

DISRUPTIVE MARKET DRIVERS

  • Material supply and demand
  • Medical breakthroughs such as biotechnology and tissue engineering
  • Rising energy costs, resource planning and environmental impact
  • Global competition and emerging markets
  • Regulatory changes affecting nonwoven material selection

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

  • Environmentally friendly products and manufacturing
  • Elastomeric polymers and stretchable nonwovens
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Microfibre and nanofibre nonwovens
  • Specialty natural and synthetic fibres

DISRUPTIVE PROCESSES

  • Integrated nonwoven processes
  • Multi-component fibre spinning
  • Single-step resin-to-product manufacturing
  • Advanced manufacturing and 'smart' production
  • Step-change cost reduction
  • Reactive processing allowing for new, functionalised nonwovens

EMERGING PRODUCTS

  • Electro-conductive fabrics
  • Controlled release technologies
  • Nonwoven sensors and diagnostic products
  • Dispersible and flushable nonwovens
  • Biocompatible polymers and nonwovens
  • Filtration technologies

NONWOVENS INDUSTRY SCENARIOS TO 2018

  • Synergy between market drivers and disruptive technologies
  • Integrated processes, thermoplastic elastomers and multi-component spinning
  • Nanotechnology and biodegradable polymers
  • Nanotechnology and filtration
  • Enviro-manufacturing and biodegradable polymers

Tables and Figures

  • Disruptive technology expert panel ranking
  • Scorecard: Enviro-manufacturing
  • Scorecard: Global business competition
  • Scorecard: Integrated nonwoven processes
  • Scorecard: Material supply and demand
  • Scorecard: Regulatory changes
  • Scorecard: Thermoplastic elastomers
  • Scorecard: Medical breakthroughs
  • Scorecard: Nanotechnology
  • Scorecard: Air, water and energy
  • Polylactic acid polymer suppliers
  • PHA polymer producers
  • ASTM methods for biodegradation of plastic materials
  • Scorecard: Biodegradable polymers
  • Multi-component spinning configurations
  • Multi-component fibre polymers
  • Multi-component nonwoven opportunities
  • Scorecard: Multi-component fibre spinning
  • Scorecard: Nanofibre and micro-fibre nonwovens
  • Scorecard: Specialty natural fibres
  • Scorecard: Advanced manufacturing
  • Scorecard: Specialty synthetic fibres
  • Scorecard: Step-change cost reduction
  • Scorecard: Electro-conductive fabrics
  • Examples of encapsulated materials
  • Primary encapsulation technology methods
  • Scorecard: Controlled release technologies
  • Scorecard: Reactive processing
  • Scorecard: Catalyst and polymer synthesis
  • Scorecard: Nonwoven sensors and diagnostic products
  • Scorecard: Single-step, resin-to-product manufacturing
  • Scorecard: Dispersible and flushable nonwovens
  • Scorecard: Biocompatible polymers and nonwovens
  • Scorecard: Filtration technologies
  • Intersections between market drivers and disruptive technologies