According to a new market research report the Spunbond Nonwovens Market by Function (Disposable & Durable), By Material Type (Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polyester), End-Use (Personal Care & Hygiene, Medical, Agriculture, Packaging, Automotive), and Region – Global Forecast to 2025″, is projected to grow from USD 18.7 billion in 2020 to USD 23.8 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.0% during the forecast period. Growing preference for spunbond nonwovens in comparison to other nonwovens, increasing use in the medical sector, and high demand for polypropylene spunbond nonwovens are the key factors driving the growth of the spunbond nonwovens market.

This report also provides a comprehensive analysis of the companies listed below:

  • Schouw & Co. (Denmark), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan), Johns Manville Corporation (US), Fitesa S.A. (US), RadiciGroup SpA (Italy), Avgol Nonwovens (Israel), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (US), Berry Global Group, Inc. (US), Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan), Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), Pegas Nonwovens SA (Luxembourg), Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Japan), Kolon Industries, Inc. (South Korea), DuPont de Nemours and Company (US), and Mogul (Turkey), among others.

COVID-19 Impact on the Global Spunbond Nonwovens Market

The spunbond nonwovens market includes major Tier I and II suppliers like PFNonwovens Group, DuPont de Nemours and Company, Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Berry Global Group, Inc. and Johns Manville Corporation. These suppliers have their manufacturing facilities spread across various countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, South America, and Middle East & Africa. COVID-19 has impacted their businesses as well.

In September 2020, Schouw & Co. invested USD 40 million to construct two production lines of nonwovens in Malaysia and the US. These production lines, set to commence operations by the second half of 2021, will increase the capacity of the company’s Fibertex Nonwovens business by 10%. This development will help Schouw & Co. establish itself as one of the leading players in the spunbond nonwovens market.

In January 2019, Avgol launched a range of breathable spunbond nonwovens. The development is in line with Avgol’s “Forward Innovative Thinking” strategy for new product innovation. The enhanceFIT family is developed to meet the evolving product designer needs, such as lightweight fabrics, improved elasticity, and barrier and breathable performance properties. This fabric is launched to meet the needs of specific markets such as hygiene, medical, and industrial applications.

Disposable is expected to be the fastest-growing function segment of the spunbond nonwovens market.

Based on function, the disposable segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2020 to 2025. Disposable spunbond nonwovens are widely used by various end-use industries, major ones being personal care & hygiene, and medical. There is a high demand for disposable spunbond nonwovens in these segments as it is an affordable alternative to traditional textiles and can be disposed of after each use.

Polypropylene is expected to be the fastest-growing material type segment in the spunbond nonwovens market.

Based on material type, the polypropylene segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2020 to 2025. Polypropylene spunbond nonwovens are the preferred material type by the key end-use segments such as personal care & and hygiene medical, and agriculture to some extent. Increasing awareness regarding the benefits of the material has resulted in high demand globally.

Personal care & hygiene is expected to be the fastest-growing end-use segment in the spunbond nonwovens market.

Based on end-use segments, the personal care & hygiene segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2020 to 2025. Spunbond nonwovens have specific properties such as absorbency, liquid repellency, resiliency, stretchability, softness, strength, washability, cushioning, and bacterial barrier and sterility that allow them to deliver high performance, which is mainly required in the personal care & hygiene sector. Thus, there is a high demand for spunbond nonwovens by this segment.

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing regional segment in the spunbond nonwovens market.

The spunbond nonwovens market in the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. China, India, Japan, and South Korea are the key countries contributing to the high demand for spunbond nonwovens in the Asia Pacific region. Availability of cheap labor and raw materials has resulted in making Asia Pacific a preferred region for expansion by the various leading manufacturers across the globe. This makes the region to be the fastest-growing spunbond nonwovens market.