Non woven Fabric Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Non-Woven Fabrics Market Information: by Material (PP, PE, PET, Bio-Composites), Technology (Dry-Laid, Spunmelt), Function (Disposable, Non-Disposable), Application (Personal Care & Hygiene, Construction, Automotive) and Region Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/1230-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 132 Pages         

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Non-Woven Fabrics Market

The Non-Woven Fabric Market is anticipated to touch a total worth of USD 53.5 billion by the year 2030. It is foreseen that the market will rise with a CAGR of 7%

By Material PP PE PET Bio-Composites
By Technology Dry-Laid Spunmelt
By Function Disposable Non-Disposable
By Application Personal Care & Hygiene Construction Automotive
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Dow   DuPont   KCWW   Berry Global Inc.   Glatfelter   Fitesa   TWE GmbH & Co. KG   Ahlstrom-Munksjö   Kimberly-Clark Corporation   Chevron Corporation   Polymer Group Incorporation   Asahi Kasei Corporation   Fibertex
Market Driving Forces   Demand for surgical drapes and gowns   High demand in Healthcare sector   Rising awareness of Eco-friendly Fabrics
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Non-Woven Fabrics Market Overview

The Non-Woven Fabric Market size is anticipated to touch USD 53.5 billion by the year 2030. It is foreseen that the non-woven fabric market will rise with a CAGR of 7% throughout the forecasted period.

Textile nonwovens consist of strands of fabric that are neither knitted nor woven and are therefore not woven or knitted. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic material that can be converted into fabric or material that is recyclable. Through a chemical process and heat, it can be produced in countless designs and colors. This material is then compressed into a fabric-like material that is soft to the touch and can be stitched into bags, packaging materials, and face masks. Contrary to plastic, this material can be recycled, which makes it less hazardous to the environment.

COVID-19 Analysis

The covid19 is affecting millions of people around the world. In all industries except for pharmaceuticals, it has adversely affected the functioning of the industry. The current economic crisis has resulted in a lockdown in almost all countries. Shortly, travel across borders will not be possible due to the closure of the borders. A lot of businesses, including textile and apparel businesses, will cease operations. Despite a rapid increase in the demand for medical gear and clothing, the nonwoven fabric market share has increased.

The key players on the market were commissioned to produce Personal Protection Equipment (PPE kits) by governments from all over the world. Surgical masks, disposable masks, filtration masks, and all types of masks are enormously required. Manufacturers of nonwoven fabrics meet this demand. The non-woven fabric market growth has been experiencing a strong boost

Competitive Landscape

Several major players in the global nonwoven fabric market are involved in the data analysis:

  • DowDuPont (US)

  • Johns Manville. A Berkshire Hathaway Company (US)

  • KCWW (US)

  • Freudenberg & Co. KG (Germany)

  • Berry Global Inc. (US)

  • Glatfelter (US)

  • Suominen Corporation (Finland)

  • Fitesa (US)

  • TWE GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö (Finland)

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • Chevron Corporation

  • Polymer Group Incorporation

  • Asahi Kasei Corporation



  • Fibertex, Mitsui

  • Fitesa, and Toray.

To launch new nonwoven fabrics and associated products, the companies above partner up in joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions. The company’s main objectives are cost-effectiveness, superior quality, and environmental friendliness.

Market Dynamics:


It is essential in the medical industry, automotive industry, and personal care & cosmetic industry to use non-woven fabrics. With the global pandemic that has afflicted the world, the demand for surgical drapes and gowns has risen dramatically. In addition to tote bags, the non-woven plastic fabric is used in the manufacture of non-woven plastic fabric bottles. In place of traditionally used plastic carry bags, this new fabric tote bag completely replaced them.


Automobile producers are interested in non-woven fabrics. In addition to being employed for the manufacture of car mats, covers, window frames, sun shields, and various filters, it is also used for the production of various filters. Consequently, the nonwoven fabric industry has grown at a rapid pace. Buildings were previously constructed with polyurethane foams; now, they are constructed with nonwoven fabric. Consequently, nonwoven fabric has also become more available.


Synthetic or fabricated raw materials are used to make textile nonwovens. As a result of the production process, hazardous waste is disposed of in significant quantities. The availability of cost-effective raw materials is also challenging. Considering that the materials needed for its creation are plentiful, nonwoven fabric can be produced relatively cheaply. Some materials, like carbon fiber and glass fiber, are not readily available or are extremely expensive.

Value Chain Analysis

Industry leader, Geotextile, is highly dependent on the non-woven fabric market value. With the improvement of infrastructural equipment, non-woven materials are also in growing demand. Non-woven fabric is used to manufacture greenhouse shade nets. Green-fingered people are also purchasing artificial turf for their gardens which uses non-woven fabric as its basic material. In the medical and hygiene industries, a great deal of this material is used. As a result, nonwoven fabrics have contributed to the increased standard of living of individuals.

Technology Analysis

Various technologies can be used to manufacture nonwoven fabrics, including dry-lamination, wet-laying, spinning, and carding. Spin-bound technology accounts for a large percentage of global nonwoven fabric sales. Spun-bound materials are generally stronger and of higher quality due to their additional strength.

Segmental Analysis

Market segments can be determined for nonwoven fabrics in the global market. The categories that we consider are material, technology, function, and application.

Based on Material

Nonwoven fabrics are made up of various materials such as polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), rayon, and wood pulp. A major share of the nonwoven fabric industry is accounted for by polypropylene. In 2014, this industry accounted for 65 percent of total market production.

Based on Technology

Manufacturing nonwoven fabrics may be based on dry-laying, wet-laying, spinning, carding, and other technologies. A large share of the global nonwoven fabric market is produced by spun-bound technology. Essentially, spun-bound material is stronger and of higher quality due to its extra strength.

Based on Function

Various types of nonwoven fabrics are available, including disposable and non-disposable fabrics. Since they do not cause an environmental crisis, disposable fabrics are more widely accepted worldwide.

Based on Application

The nonwoven fabric industry produces a wide variety of goods, such as hygiene & medical products, consumer products, building & construction products, geotextiles, and agriculture & horticulture products.

Regional Analysis

In recent years, the nonwoven fabric market has grown significantly. Today, the nonwoven fabric market is becoming an essential part of life in every country. Their operations range from America to Europe to Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world.

Among the world's largest nonwoven fabric producers, China, Japan, India, Australia, and South Korea are located in Asia-Pacific. Approximately 40% of all global production in this area occurs in this area. The non-woven fabric market is dominated by India, South Korea, and China.

The region of North America (the U.S. and Canada) and Latin America is regarded as the second-largest hub for the production of nonwoven fabric due to the development of infrastructure and construction activities.

In Europe, which includes Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and Italy, automobiles are the most common form of transportation. This region has quickly risen in the utilization of non-woven fabrics because they are highly demanded by the automotive industry.

Through the remainder of the year, including the Middle East and Africa, the rest of the world will continue to experience steady, constant growth. Demand for personal hygiene products has been boosted by the tourism industry.

Recent Developments

The various recent activities found in the non-woven fabrics global market are as follows:

  • August 2021- Berry Global, a Fortune 500 global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products, has built Suavis 3D, a three dimensional embossed nonwoven, to address that is expected to meet the increasing premium market demand for high levels of comfort and softness. Suavis 3D technology enables for improved cushioning and softness of the company’s nonwoven solutions for hygiene applications, provides aesthetically embossing patterns as well as the opportunity to supply a premium experience to the end consumer.This first investment in Biesheim, France, offers premium, high-performing, and value-added solutions to the nonwoven fabric hygiene market and it links with Berry’s existing embossing and aperturing manufacturing lines.The 3D technology, along with Berry’s premium, soft nonwoven solutions can offer advanced fluid management and skin comfort, and boost cushioning and lofty performance. This latest embossed material will be used in the production of feminine care products, adult incontinence, and diapers. The marketing director at Berry Global said that it has a fabulous journey, from the deployment of company’s 3D line in Biesheim, France, to the launch of Suavis 3D.

  • In June of the year 2020, due to the coronavirus, a global pandemic situation, Lydall invested a huge sum for the production of a new material that could produce good filtration masks as well as regular surgical masks. There was a rapid increase in demand for facemasks which proved to be a lucrative opportunity for the non-woven fabric industry.

  • In September of the year 2019, Freudenberg & Co. KG, a Germany-based organization, acquired wholly the functioning of Low & Bonar. This helped the firm to add variety to its portfolio and expand its operations.

  • In February of the year 2020, Fitesa & Toray acquired the operation of Freudenberg & Co. KG, a Germany-based This lead to a speedy rise in the production capacity of the firm.

  • In April of the year 2020, Ahlstrom-Munksjo, a Finland-based company, rapidly increased its production to deliver masks during the covid19, pandemic situation. New and less time-consuming techniques of production were adopted.

  • In May of the year 2020, Berry Global enlarged its production of Meltex material. This has proved to be a boon in the production of N-95 masks that are required for the protection against the SARS-Cov2 virus.

  • September 2021 – ExxonMobil, a global supplier of nonwoven, meltblown, and composite production lines, in collaboration with Reifenhäuser Reicofil, has developed ultra-soft, high-loft, nonwoven fabrics, which can be tailored to certain applications. The product will be launched at the Index 20 nonwovens trade show in Geneva from Oct. 19 to 22.

Report Overview

This market research report of the non-woven fabrics market includes the following elements:

  • Market Overview

  • COVID19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamics

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Market Segmentation

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive Landscape

  • Recent Developments

This research report, on the global non-woven fabric market analysis, provides a thorough analysis of non-woven fabric manufacturing and its market trends. The non-woven materials will rise with a CAGR of 7% throughout the forecasted period. Non-woven fabrics are materials obtained by processed strands of fabric and plastic which are neither knitted nor woven. It is processed with the help of heat and chemical compounds. On the outbreak of the coronavirus, the global pandemic, the demand for surgical drapes and gowns has rapidly increased. The Asia-pacific region is the largest producer of non-woven fabric. This area accounts for a total share of approximately 40% of the total global production.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 53.5 billion
  CAGR   CAGR of 7% (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material, Technology, Function, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   DowDuPont (US),Johns Manville. A Berkshire Hathaway Company (US),KCWW (US),Freudenberg & Co. KG (Germany),Berry Global Inc. (US),Glatfelter (US),Suominen Corporation (Finland),Fitesa (US),TWE GmbH & Co. KG (Germany),Ahlstrom-Munksjö (Finland),Kimberly-Clark Corporation,Chevron Corporation,Polymer Group Incorporation,Asahi Kasei Corporation,AVGOL,PEGAS,Fibertex, Mitsui,Fitesa, and Toray.
  Key Market Opportunities   attracting automobile producers utilized in the production of car mats, covering materials used in cars, seat covers, window frames, sun shields, and various filters
  Key Market Drivers   demand for surgical drapes and gowns

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Textiles derived from nonwoven materials are used in the medical industry, automobile industry, and personal care and cosmetic industries.

The non-woven fabrics market is anticipated to touch the total worth of USD 53.5 billion by the year 2030.

Polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), rayon, and wood pulp are some of the materials used in their production.