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Global Spunbond Nonwovens Market Insights, Leading Players and Future Analysis

Commonly known as spun laid, spunbond nonwoven fabric is produced by the continuous process of fibres spun and can be directed with air streams or can be dispersed directly to a web-like deflector. Spunbond is free of lubricants and it is a non-toxic material. As the spunbond nonwoven fabric is very durable in nature and has beneficial traits, such as high strength and resistance to bacteria, it is being increasingly used in the textile industry.

Additionally, with the soaring sales of diapers, feminine hygiene pants, and toddler training pants, owing to the surging per capita income and growing public awareness about personal hygiene, the demand for spunbond nonwovens is increasing sharply. Moreover, the mushrooming requirement for adult incontinence products, on account of the ballooning population of geriatric people, especially in Germany, Japan, and Italy, is also driving the demand for these fabrics across the globe. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)’s World Population Ageing 2020 report, the population of people aged 65 years or above will rise from 727 million in 2020 to more than 1.5 billion by 2050.

Owing to the aforementioned factors, the spunbond nonwovens market revenue is predicted to grow from $11,040.1 million in 2017 to $17,651.9 million by 2023. According to the estimates of the market research company, P&S Intelligence, the market will demonstrate a CAGR of 8.1% from 2018 to 2023. Polyurethane, polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyester are the most widely used types of spunbond nonwovens. Amongst these, the demand for polypropylene is expected to surge sharply in the coming years. This is credited to its lower price higher chemical resistance, and super strong nature as compared to the other variants. Moreover, the popularity of polypropylene is rising across the various industries owing to its environment-friendly nature.

In addition, these fabrics are extremely resistant to abrasion and they are durable, have lowest thermal conductivity, and exhibit good insulation characteristics. Moreover, they are difficult to ignite and easily combustible but not flammable. Besides, these fibers are also resistant to water, which make them highly sought after in various industries around the world.. Hygiene and personal care, building and constructions, automotive, bedding and furniture, apparel, medical and agriculture are the major application areas of spunbond nonwovens.

Out of these, the use of these fabrics was observed to be the highest hygiene and personal care applications in the years gone by, on account of the rising awareness about the significance of personal hygiene in countries, such as Indonesia, Brazil, India, and China. Feminine products, wipes, and laundry aids are some of the most widely used hygiene products globally. Geographically, the sales of these products were found to be the highest in APAC in the past, primarily because of the fact that China is the largest market for the fabric in world.

Besides the aforementioned factors, the presence of a large industrial base and surging per capita income in China is also fueling the demand for spunbond nonwovens in the region.. Additionally, the soaring population of geriatric people, especially in Japan, and rising requirement for adult incontinence products are also pushing up the demand for these fabrics in the region, which is consequently supporting the expansion of the APAC spunbond nonwovens market.

Therefore, it can be concluded that the sales of spunbond nonwovens will surge sharply in the coming years, mainly because of their eco-friendly nature and growing requirement in automotive, personal care, and agricultural sectors.

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