Our exclusive content:
- Authoritative market sizings and forecasts for future consumption of spunlace nonwovens in all major end-uses for 2014-2024
- Detailed profiling of evolving technical demands and market penetration of eight different spunlace formats
- Over 120 data tables and figures giving unparalleled strategic and commercial insight.
What methodology is used?
This brand new study derives from a combination of in-depth primary and secondary research.
Primary research included interviews with key market and technical staff across the world value chain for spunlace nonwovens. Key participants included personnel from producers, raw material suppliers, process equipment suppliers and end-users.
Secondary research included information acquired from technical literature, reports, papers, conference proceedings, company information, and other trade, business and government sources.
What will you discover?
- Current and future demand for spunlace nonwovens segmented by raw material, spunlace process, end-use application, and geographic market for 2014-2024
- A strategic oversight of supply chains and key market drivers for spunlace nonwovens globally
- Expert insight into the commercial landscape for spunlace nonwovens, including production capacities, regulatory developments and profiles of leading manufacturers.
Who should buy this report?
FREE REPORT - THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE NONWOVENS INDUSTRY
- Spunlace non-wovens converters
- Non-woven raw material suppliers
- Manufacturers of wipes and other spunlace products
- Suppliers of non-woven processing equipment
- Consultants and analysts.
When purchasing a copy of this report you will also recieve a free copy of our brand new report THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE NONWOVENS INDUSTRY.
COVID-19 will create permanent changes in nonwovens demand. This new report builds upon solid socio-economic data and expert technical/market insight to assess the magnitude of these changes.
The report presents three scenarios, and models how the markets are likely to evolve in the immediate short-term and over the next five years, based on an in-depth assessment for each end-use application in both disposable and durables nonwovens product.
The three scenarios – mild impact, probable impact and pessimistic – each show how the global nonwovens industry is one of the more fortunate (or at least some segments are). Most of the nonwovens industry has been designated as essential and remained open. Much of this can be attributed to the critical need for nonwovens based personal protective equipment (PPE), face masks, other medical fabrics, and disinfectant wipes. These products have seen significant increases in demand. Baby diapers, baby wipes, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, water and air filters, and agricultural fabrics are unaffected and deemed necessities. Other segments, like construction, automotive/transportation, and related end uses, have been hard hit and will experience negative effects for several years.
As part of the methodology, Smithers experts – led by nonwovens expert Phil Mango - interviewed nonwoven suppliers and end-users across the global value chain to ensure the market data and analysis is grounded in reality. The economic foundation of the model is the April forecast from the IMF.
Most nonwoven companies have actually seen increases in demand, some dramatic (e.g. meltblown for face mask), although this is not the case in all applications. Investments in some high demand nonwovens have seen rapid and significant investment. Fortunately, most nonwoven producers are diversified into both disposable and durable nonwovens.
This report is a critical tool to help navigate this disruption, identify potential threats as well as opportunities, and aid strategic planning as the entire nonwovens industry faces a truly disruptive event that will accelerate many longer-term trends.
Smithers is providing this report immediately to existing customers of this report.