Asia Pacific Polypropylene (PP) Nonwoven Fabrics Market share was valued at above USD 10.5 billion in 2019 and industry is expected to witness substantial gains at over 12% by 2026.
Polypropylene (PP) Non-woven is a spun-bond, soft, lightfast, and easy to clean fabric having good air permeability. The fabric are available in different forms including hydrophobic, hydrophilic, UV resistant, flame retardant fabric. It does not contain any harmful chemical and active dyes which damages environment. These are widely used in the textile industry such as carpeting, blankets, outerwear fabrics, knitwear, and filter fabrics. Furthermore, due to its distract technical properties, it has a high demand for industrial purpose.
The Asia Pacific PP nonwoven fabrics market is projected with a CAGR of 12% in terms of revenue, during the forecast period, 2019-2026. Owing to the pandemic, rising demand for healthcare products such as surgical masks and gowns, dressing, surgical drapes, bedding, and implantable will foster the market growth. Additionally, increasing hygiene awareness among consumers and rising demand for personal care products are the main factors propelling market growth.
Based on product, the market is segmented into Spunbonded, Staples, Meltblown, and Composite PP nonwoven fabrics. The Asia-Pacific non-woven fabric market from spunbonded segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12.5% during the forecast period. Spunbonded fabric comprises unique functions such as softness, strength, and resilience. Furthermore, it is highly used in manufacturing industrial fabric, owing to its liquid repellency, flame retardancy, wash ability, absorbency, cushioning, filtering, bacterial barriers, and sterility.
Polypropylene (PP) Non-woven fabric has a wide application in various industries such as hygiene and healthcare industry which includes baby diapers, feminine hygiene, adult incontinence, wipes. It is predominantly used in industrial, medical, geotextiles, furniture, carpet, and agriculture production. The polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market from hygiene application is expected to grow with a 12% CAGR by 2026. Polypropylene nonwovens fabrics have unique properties such as high fluid barring capacity, absorption, and stretchable, which is used for the preparation of baby diapers, sanitary napkins, bandages, dressings, and wet wipes. These factors are propelling market growth.
China registered a significant market share in Asia -Pacific PP nonwoven fabric market. Along with the increasing population rising demand for PP nonwoven fabrics, which are propelling the market growth in Asia- Pacific region. These fabrics are predominately used in various industries such as construction, healthcare, agriculture, hygiene, and geotextiles. In China, market players are focusing on the production of feature-based products, which include comfort, softness, and discretion. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic impact on manufacturing companies initiated the need to introduce premium products in the healthcare and personal care industry.
The market size was valued at above USD 10.6 billion in 2019 and industry is expected to witness substantial gains at over 12% by 2026. Most of the Asian countries are still at the preliminary stage in marketing adult incontinence products, which provides various growth opportunities. Growing urinary incontinence products demand among adults and unwillingness to go through intrusive procedures will further drive the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market value. Rapid increase in textile industry, rising prevalence of chronic diseases and rising sales of female hygiene products are fueling market growth in this region. China represents the largest market share and is also expected to be the fastest growing over the forecast period owing to the increasing consumption from healthcare and textile industries in coming years.
Asia Pacific polypropylene (PP) nonwoven fabrics market share is competitive with key players including Exxon Mobil Corporation, SABIC, Toray Industries, Inc., Fiberweb (India) Ltd., Fitesa, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Berry Global, Inc., Avgol Ltd., First Quality Nonwovens, Inc., and Fibertex Nonwovens S/A among others. Manufacturers are majorly focussing on strategic acquisitions; new product launches as well as collaborations to gain competitive advantage.