Nonwoven Fabric Market Size and Forecasts (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trends, and Growth Opportunity Analysis

Nonwoven Fabrics Market Size and Forecasts (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Growth Opportunity Analysis, and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South and Central America)

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  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
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Non-woven fabrics are a type of textile material that differ from traditional woven or knitted fabrics. They are manufactured by bonding or entangling fibers or filaments rather than waving or knitting them. Non-woven fabrics can be made up of natural fibers or synthetic fibers or a combination. Creating non-woven fabrics involves several methods, including mechanical, chemical, thermal, and chemical processes. Non-woven fabrics offer advantages such as cost-effectiveness, versatility, and ease of production. They are used in various applications, including hygiene products (such as diapers or sanitary napkins), medical textiles, geotextiles, filtration media, and many more.


The rising demand for nonwoven fabrics in the medical industry is bolstering the overall growth of nonwoven fabrics market. The increased demand for nonwoven fabrics market in the healthcare industry is driven by several factors, including their unique properties and advantages over traditional woven fabrics. Nonwoven fabrics can be designed to have excellent barrier properties such as resistance to liquid penetration, microorganism, and particulate matter. These fabrics are widely used in medical gowns, drapes, and surgical masks to provide a protective barrier for healthcare workers and patients. Nonwoven fabrics also play a vital role in infection control measures within the healthcare industry. Products such as sterilization wraps, disposable bedsheets, and wound dressings are mostly used to avoid nosocomial infection.

The nonwoven fabrics market has witnessed the proliferation of new technologies such as spunbond technology, melt-blown technology, needle punching technology, electrospinning technology, composite technology, and many more leading to advancement and innovation in the field. Ongoing research and development in these technologies drive innovation in the nonwoven fabrics market.

However, the volatility in raw material prices can significantly impact the manufacturing cost of nonwoven fabrics market.


The "Global Nonwoven Fabrics Market Analysis to 2030" is a specialized and in-depth study with a major focus on the global market trends and growth opportunities. The report aims to provide an overview of the global market with detailed market segmentation by technology, material, function, application, and geography. The global nonwoven fabrics market has been witnessing high growth over the recent past and is expected to continue this trend during the forecast period. The report provides key statistics on the consumption of nonwoven fabrics market worldwide along with their demand in major regions and countries. In addition, the report provides the qualitative assessment of various factors affecting the nonwoven fabrics market performance in major regions and countries. The report also includes a comprehensive analysis of the leading players in nonwoven fabrics market and their key strategic developments. Several analyses on the market dynamics are also included to help identify the key driving factors, market trends, and lucrative opportunities that would, in turn, aid in identifying the major revenue pockets.

Further, ecosystem analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis provide a 360-degree view of the global nonwoven fabrics market, which helps understand the entire supply chain and various factors affecting the market growth.


The global nonwoven fiber market is segmented on the basis of technology, material, function, and application. Based on technology, the nonwoven fiber market is segmented as dry-laid, spunmelt, wet-laid, and others. On the basis of material, the nonwoven fiber market is classified as, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene, rayon, wood pulp, bi-component, and others. Based on function, the nonwoven fiber market is segmented as disposable and non-disposable. On the basis of application, the nonwoven fiber market is classified into hygiene, construction, wipes, upholstery, filtration, automotive, and others.

Based on technology, spunbond technology held the largest market share in the nonwoven fabrics market. Spunbond technology is widely utilized in the manufacturing of nonwoven fabrics due to its numerous characteristics, such as versatility, cost-effectiveness, suitability, and eco-friendliness. Spunbond nonwoven fabrics are produced by several processes, such as heat, pressure, or chemical processes. The resulting fabric has a web-like structure with excellent strength, durability, and breathability. Spunbond fabrics can be produced at high speeds, making the process efficient and cost-effective. Spunbond fabrics can be manufactured using recyclable and biodegradable materials. Additionally, the energy consumption during the production process is relatively low compared to other fabric manufacturing methods.


The report provides a detailed overview of the global nonwoven fabrics market with respect to five major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA) and South & Central America. Asia Pacific is projected to account for a significant share of the market.  This dominance is a result of various reasons such as, the region's high population density, industrialization, economic expansion, and increased demand for hygiene goods. The Asia Pacific region, especially countries including China, India, Japan, and South Korea, has developed significant industrial capacities. These nations can produce nonwoven fabrics efficiently due to their well-established textile industries, innovative machinery, and highly skilled labour force. The demand for nonwoven fabrics is continuously rising in various sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, healthcare, and hygiene goods. The Asia Pacific region offers cost advantages regarding raw material availability, labour cost, and manufacturing infrastructure. The government in the Asia Pacific region has been actively promoting industrial development by providing incentives and investment opportunities to attract foreign companies and boost domestic output.


Some of the key players operating in the nonwoven fabrics market include, Ahlstrom Munksjo, Berry Global Inc., Kimberly Clark, Glatfelter, Dupont, Toray Industries, Lydall Inc., Fitesa, Suominen Corporation, Johns Manville, TWE Group, Fiberweb (India) Ltd., First Quality Enterprises, Inc., Asahi Kasei Corporation among others.


Nonwoven Fabrics Market Report Analysis

Nonwoven Fabrics Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ XX Million
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ XX Million

Report Coverage

  • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
  • Key future trends
  • Detailed PEST/Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
  • Industry landscape and competition analysis & recent developments
  • Detailed company profiles
  • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments

Key Players

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj.
  • Autotech Nonwovens
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Cygnusgroup
  • Dupont De Nemours Inc.
  • Eximius Incorporation
  • Fitesa S. A.
  • Glatfelter
  • Johns Manville

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

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Nonwoven Fabrics Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ XX Million
Market Size by 2031 US$ XX Million
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) XX%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj.
  • Autotech Nonwovens
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Cygnusgroup
  • Dupont De Nemours Inc.
  • Eximius Incorporation
  • Fitesa S. A.
  • Glatfelter
  • Johns Manville
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    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

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    to segments covered.

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

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    to country scope.

    The List of Companies

    1. Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj. 2. Autotech Nonwovens3. Berry Global Inc. 4. Cygnusgroup5. Dupont De Nemours Inc. 6. Eximius Incorporation7. Fitesa S. A. 8. Glatfelter9. Johns Manville10. Twe Group Gmbh.

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