Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market Size Report and Forecast to 2030

Coverage: Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market covers analysis By Type (Spunbond, Staples, Meltblown, and Composite) and Application (Hygiene, Medical, Geotextiles, Automotive, Construction, Agriculture, and Others)

  • Report Code : TIPRE00003776
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
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The polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market size was valued at US$ 36.9 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 58.9 billion by 2030; it is estimated to register a CAGR of 6.0% from 2022 to 2030.

Market Insights and Analyst View:

Polypropylene nonwoven fabric is a synthetic textile material made from polymer resins, primarily polypropylene. This type of fabric is created through a process called melt-blown, where the polymer is melted and extruded to form fine fibers. These fibers are then bonded together using various methods, such as heat, pressure, or chemicals, to produce a nonwoven fabric. These fabrics can be engineered to have different thicknesses, strengths, and textures, making them suitable for a wide range of applications. The fabric's lightweight nature, strength, and durability make it a popular choice in various industries, including packaging, medical, automotive, and agriculture.  

Growth Drivers and Challenges:

The escalating demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabric in the geotextile sector has driven market growth significantly. Geotextiles are crucial in civil engineering and construction projects, serving purposes such as soil stabilization, erosion control, and drainage. Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics have inherent properties of strength, permeability, and resistance to environmental factors and have emerged as preferred materials for geotextile applications. As infrastructure development projects witness a surge globally, there is a growing need for reliable and durable materials to enhance the stability and longevity of structures. These fabrics meet these requirements, making them a preferred choice in geotextile applications. The fabrics provide effective separation of soil layers, prevent erosion, and offer reinforcement in areas prone to ground movement.

However, fluctuations in raw material prices pose a significant limitation to the growth of the market. Polypropylene, a key raw material for manufacturing these fabrics, is subject to price volatility influenced by factors such as oil prices, global demand-supply dynamics, and geopolitical events. When the cost of polypropylene rises, it directly impacts the production cost of nonwoven fabrics, squeezing profit margins for manufacturers. All these factors could limit the growth of the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market.

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Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market: Strategic Insights

Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 39.11 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 62.34 Billion

Market Dynamics


Key Players

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Fitesa
  • Johns Manville Corporation
  • Low and Bonar PLC
  • Suominen Corporation
  • The Freudenberg Group

Regional Overview

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

Market Segmentation

  • Spunbond
  • Staples
  • Meltblown
  • Composite and Application
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Report Segmentation and Scope:

The "Global Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market Analysis to 2030" is a specialized and in-depth study with a major focus on market trends and growth opportunities across the globe. The report aims to provide an overview of the market with detailed market segmentation by type and application. The market has witnessed high growth in the recent past and is expected to continue this trend during the forecast period. The report provides key statistics on the consumption of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics globally. In addition, the report provides a qualitative assessment of various factors affecting the market performance globally. The report also includes a comprehensive analysis of the leading players in the 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 market, which helps understand the entire supply chain and various factors affecting the growth of the global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market. 

Segmental Analysis:

The global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and geography. Based on type, the market is bifurcated into spunbond, staples, meltblown, and composite. In terms of application, the market is segmented into hygiene, medical, geotextiles, automotive, construction, agriculture, and others. The spunbond segment is expected to register a significant share of the market. Spunbond fabrics are manufactured using a continuous process that involves extruding, stretching, and bonding filaments to create a strong, uniform web of fibers. The continuous filament structure enhances tensile strength, making these fabrics suitable for demand applications across construction, agriculture, and automotive industries. The robust nature of spunbonded nonwoven fabric ensures long-lasting performance, which is a critical factor influencing their widespread adoption. All these factors are driving the spunbond segment growth.

Regional Analysis:

Based on geography, the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market is segmented into five key regions—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and the Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific region held a significant share in 2022. As industries expand, there is an increased demand for these fabrics in applications ranging from hygiene products and medical textiles to geotextiles and automotive components. The region's thriving manufacturing sector and growing population further propel the need for these versatile materials. Cost competitiveness is another crucial factor. The Asia Pacific region is known for its cost-effective manufacturing capabilities, driven by factors such as lower labor costs and efficient production processes. This cost advantage positions manufacturers in the region to produce polypropylene nonwoven fabrics at competitive prices, meeting the demands of both domestic and international markets. These factors are driving the Asia Pacific polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market growth. Further, North America's growing emphasis on healthcare and hygiene products, including medical gowns, masks, and other disposable medical textiles, has led to a surge in demand for these versatile and cost-effective materials. Moreover, the automotive industry in North America has been a notable contributor to the growth of the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market.

Industry Developments and Future Opportunities:

Various initiatives taken by the key players operating in the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market are listed below:

  • In October 2022, Toray Industries, Inc. developed a spunbond nonwoven fabric that is persistently hydrophilic and gentle on the skin. This fabric suits disposable diapers, masks, feminine hygiene products, and other sanitary applications. Spunbond nonwoven fabrics for sanitary applications are usually made of polypropylene, which is more durable than polyester. Polypropylene spunbond nonwoven fabrics must be coated with a hydrophilic agent for the use of diapers, masks, and feminine hygiene products.

COVID-19 Impact:

The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected almost all industries in various countries. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, and business shutdowns in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), South & Central America, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA) hampered the growth of several industries, including the chemical & materials industry. The shutdown of manufacturing units of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics companies disturbed global supply chains, manufacturing activities, and delivery schedules. Various companies reported delays in product deliveries and a slump in their product sales in 2020. Most of the industrial manufacturing facilities were shut down during the pandemic, decreasing the consumption of these fabrics. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused fluctuations in the prices of these fabrics. However, various industries revived their operations after supply constraints were resolved, which led to a revival of the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market. Moreover, the rising demand for these fabrics from the agriculture industry is substantially promoting the growth of the polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market.

Competitive Landscape and Key Companies:

Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Berry Global, Inc; Fitesa S.A.; Freudenberg Group; Suominen Corporation; TWE GmbH & Co. KG; Toray Industries, Inc.; Mitsui Chemicals Inc; Ahlstrom; and Asahi Kasei Advance Corporation are among the players operating in the global polypropylene nonwoven fabrics market. The market players focus on providing high-quality products to fulfill customer demand.

Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 39.11 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 62.34 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 6.00%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Type
  • Spunbond
  • Staples
  • Meltblown
  • Composite and Application
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-Munksjo Oyj
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Fitesa
  • Johns Manville Corporation
  • Low and Bonar PLC
  • Suominen Corporation
  • The Freudenberg Group
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    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

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

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Type and Application

    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-Munksjo Oyj
    2. Asahi Kasei Corporation
    3. Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd
    4. Berry Global Inc.
    5. Fitesa
    6. Johns Manville Corporation
    7. Low and Bonar PLC
    8. Suominen Corporation
    9. The Freudenberg Group
    10. Toray Industries, Inc.

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