The Future of High Performance Nonwovens to 2016

The medical nonwovens market was worth over $1.6 billion in 2013 and will reach $2 billion in 2018. Learn more in the full market report

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 23 Dec 2011
Product format: Market Report
Number of pages: 137
Forecast range: 2011-2016

The Future of High-Performance Nonwovens to 2016 is the definitive guide to this thriving industry, providing in-depth analysis of the market, products, process technologies and product applications. The report identifies key market drivers and trends shaping the industry and provides five-year projections to 2016. Breaking down the nonwovens market by product life, process technology, raw material base, end-use market and geographical region, this brand new report represents essential reading.

Description

FIND OUT ABOUT

  • The future of the high-performance nonwovens market with quantitative forecasts to 2016
  • Disposable and durable nonwovens and their key end-use markets
  • Major market players in the high-performance nonwovens industry worldwide

METHODOLOGY

The Future of High-Performance Nonwovens to 2016 is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of interviews with key personnel in the nonwovens supply chain: raw materials, nonwoven substrates, nonwoven converters and nonwoven marketers. Key participants interviewed included nonwovens producers, private label producers, raw material suppliers and general industry experts, major process equipment suppliers and other industry consultants. Secondary research was based on information acquired from technical literature, reports, papers, conference proceedings, company information and other trade, business or government sources.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • In-depth analysis of the nonwovens industry landscape with forecasts to 2016
  • Thorough examination of key drivers and trends shaping the nonwovens market including high performance, environmental responsibility, conservation, product differentiation/customisation, global economics/demographics and regulatory response
  • Quantitative market sizes and five-year forecasts broken down by product life (durable vs disposable), process technology, raw material base, end-use market and geographical region

HOW WILL THIS MARKET INTELLIGENCE BENEFIT YOU?

  • Plan your five-year business strategy with confidence, with the latest projections for high-performance nonwovens to 2016
  • Get the latest industry figures and analysis to keep your business ahead of competition
  • Keep abreast of the latest technology trends and growth sectors to track opportunities
  • Identify market and brand leaders and understand the competitive environment

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?

  • Equipment/machinery suppliers
  • Raw materials suppliers
  • Converters
  • Brand owners and retailers
  • Industry consultants and analysts

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE REPORT?

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

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY

  • Objectives
  • Scope
  • Methodology

KEY DRIVERS AND TRENDS FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE NONWOVENS

  • Introduction
  • Key drivers
  • High performance
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Conservation (energy/resources/raw materials)
  • Product differentiation/customisation
  • Global economics/demographics 
  • Regulatory response
  • Nonwovens producers of high-performance nonwovens
  • Ahlstrom
  • Dupont
  • Freudenberg
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Polymer Group Inc
  • Fiberweb
  • Buckeye Technologies

HIGH-PERFORMANCE NONWOVENS - OVERALL MARKET

  • Introduction
  • High-performance nonwovens market data
  • High performance durable nonwovens
  • Flame-retardant nonwovens
  • Acoustic-/thermal-insulating nonwovens
  • Sustainable durable nonwovens
  • Nanofibre-based nonwovens
  • High-performance coated nonwovens
  • Launderable antimicrobial nonwovens
  • High-performance housewrap nonwovens
  • Nonwoven apparel
  • Conductive nonwovens
  • Bicomponent polymer-based nonwovens
  • High performance disposable nonwovens
  • Flushable, biodegradable nonwovens
  • Sustainable (disposable) nonwovens
  • Food contact absorbent nonwovens
  • Lightweight needlepunch nonwovens
  • Nonwoven/film/nonwoven laminates
  • Elastomeric nonwovens
  • Microfibre-based nonwovens
  • Stitchbonded nonwovens
  • Spunlaid cellulosic nonwovens
  • Nonwoven composites for disposables
  • High-performance nonwovens by end use
  • Disposable nonwovens
  • Hygiene
  • Wipes
  • Consumer wipes
  • Personal care wipes
  • Home care (or household) wipes
  • Industrial wipes
  • Medical
  • Other disposable nonwovens
  • Durable nonwovens
  • Garments
  • Upholstery/bedding
  • Floor coverings 
  • Filters
  • Air/gas filters
  • Liquid filters
  • Building /roofing 
  • Geotextiles/civil engineering
  • Automotive 
  • Agriculture 
  • Other

HIGH-PERFORMANCE NONWOVENS - PROCESS MARKETS

  • Introduction
  • Nonwoven processes
  • Spunlaid
  • SMS (spunbond/meltblown/spunbond)
  • Spunbond polypropylene
  • Spunbond polyester
  • Spunbond polyethylene
  • Spunbond bicomponent
  • Meltblown
  • Spunlace
  • Needlepunch
  • Airlaid
  • Carded
  • Other
  • Wetlaid

HIGH-PERFORMANCE NONWOVENS - MATERIAL MARKETS

  • Introduction
  • Raw materials for durable and disposable high-performance nonwovens
  • Analysis of raw materials in nonwovens
  • Polymers
  • Polypropylene polymer
  • Polyester polymer
  • Polyethylene
  • Bicomponent
  • Other
  • Latex binders
  • Fibres
  • Polyester fibre
  • Rayon/lyocell
  • Wood pulp
  • Fluff pulp
  • Specialty paper pulp
  • Bicomponent fibre
  • Polypropylene fibre
  • Other
  • Cotton
  • Polylactic acid fibre
  • Superabsorbent fibre

HIGH-PERFORMANCE NONWOVENS - GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS 

  • Introduction
  • Europe
  • Europe by country/region
  • Europe by high-performance nonwoven product
  • North America
  • North America by high-performance nonwoven product
  • South America
  • South America by high-performance nonwoven product
  • Asia
  • Asia by high-performance nonwoven product
  • Rest of the world

Tables and Figures

  • High-performance durable nonwovens market for 2011 (tonnes)
  • High-performance disposable nonwovens market for 2011 (tonnes)
  • Relative diameter of microfibre
  • High-performance nonwovens by process (out of twenty total)
  • High-performance nonwovens by process ('000 tonnes)
  • Market share of raw materials for high-performance nonwovens, 2011 (tonnes)
  • Market share of raw materials for durable high-performance nonwovens, 2011 (tonnes)
  • Market share of raw materials for disposable nonwovens, 2011 (tonnes)
  • Pulp pricing, 1980-2010
  • Global fluff pulp producers, 2011 (million tonnes)
  • Two common types of splittable bicomponent fibres
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens, 2006-16 ($ million, million m2, '000 tonnes)
  • Global consumption of high performance durable nonwovens by product, 2006-16 ($ million)
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens by product, 2006-16 (million m2)
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens by product, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Global consumption of high performance disposable nonwovens by product, 2006-16 ($ million)
  • Global consumption of high performance disposable nonwovens by product, 2006-16 (million m2)
  • Global consumption of high performance disposable nonwovens by product, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens by geographic region, 2006-16 ($ million)
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens by geographic region, 2006-16 (millions metres)
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens by geographic region, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Producers of high-performance nonwovens
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens, 2006-16 ($ million, million m2, '000 tonnes)
  • Global consumption of high performance durable nonwovens by product, 2006-16 ($ million)
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens in disposable end uses, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens in durable end uses, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Global production of high-performance nonwovens by process, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Global production of high-performance nonwovens by raw material (polymers), 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Global production of high-performance nonwovens by raw material (fibres), 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens by geographic region, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens by geographic region, 2006-16 (millions m)
  • Global consumption of high-performance nonwovens by geographic region, 2006-16 ($ million)
  • Western European consumption of high-performance nonwovens, by country/region, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Western European consumption of high-performance nonwovens, by country/region, 2006-16 (million m2)
  • Western European consumption of high-performance nonwovens, by country/region, 2006-16 (million $)
  • Eastern European consumption of high-performance nonwovens, by country/region, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Eastern European consumption of high-performance nonwovens, by country/region, 2006-16 (million m2)
  • Eastern European consumption of high-performance nonwovens, by country/region, 2006-16 (million $)
  • European consumption of high-performance nonwovens by product, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • North American consumption of high-performance nonwovens, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes, million square metres, million $)
  • North American consumption of high-performance nonwovens by product, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • South American consumption of high-performance nonwovens, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes, million square metres, million $)
  • Brazilian consumption of high-performance nonwovens, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes, million square metres, million $)
  • South American consumption of high-performance nonwovens by product, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Asian consumption of high-performance nonwovens, by country/region, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • Asian consumption of high-performance nonwovens, by country/region, 2006-16 (square metres)
  • Asian consumption of high-performance nonwovens, by country/region, 2006-16 (million $)
  • Asian consumption of high-performance nonwovens by product, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)
  • ROW consumption of high-performance nonwovens by product, 2006-16 ('000 tonnes)