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NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

US Nonwovens Market

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US demand to rise 5.6% annually through 2016

US demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.6 percent per year to $7.4 billion in 2016, benefiting from an acceleration in area demand. In area terms, demand for nonwovens is expected to climb 2.2 percent per year to 34.3 billion square yards. Renewed economic growth, along with rising manufacturing output and rebounding construction activity, will provide opportunities for nonwovens.

The best opportunities are in nondisposable applications such as roofing, house wrap, motor vehicles, and carpets and rugs. Further gains will be limited as the US represents a mature market for a number of disposable goods using nonwovens, including baby diapers.

Competition from alternative materials will also prohibit nonwovens demand from expanding at a faster rate.

Disposable nonwovens to remain dominant market

Despite below average gains, disposable nonwovens markets will continue to account for nearly two-thirds of nonwoven demand through 2016. Consumer products will remain the largest disposable nonwoven market. Although growth will be restricted by below average advances in baby diaper and feminine hygiene markets, growth will be supported by gains in the adult incontinence market, which is buoyed by the aging US population. Demand in the filtration market will see the most rapid gains, as nonwovens continue to take market share from other materials such as paper and woven fabrics. Although the medical market for nonwovens is relatively mature, demand will benefit from the strengthening of surgical infection control safeguards, which will boost demand for single use nonwoven products.

Nondisposables to provide best growth opportunities

Nondisposables comprised 29 percent of nonwovens sales in 2011. Construction -- the largest nondisposable market -- will post above average gains, fueled by robust growth in residential construction, providing opportunities for nonwovens in house wraps. Carpets and rugs, and motor vehicles are also expected to achieve above average growth through 2016, partially due to an improvement in manufacturing output of these products as the US continues to recover from the 2007- 2009 recession. In addition, nonwovens in both of these outlets will benefit from increased market penetration at the expense of competing materials. In motor vehicles, nonwovens are finding greater use due to their ability to be made in lower basis weights without losing performance characteristics.

Spunmelt nonwovens to remain dominant segment

Spunmelt nonwovens (spunbonded and meltblown) will remain the largest product segment, accounting for nearly 60 percent of total value in 2016. Spunmelt owes its position to spunbonded's widespread use in large markets such as baby diapers. Gains in spunbonded nonwovens will benefit from increased penetration of markets now served by competing nonwovens or other classes of materials. Meltblown nonwovens will benefit from greater use in the filtration market. However, further growth will be limited by meltblown's relatively high cost, as well as performance disadvantages such as lower web strength when used as a single web structure. Carded nonwovens are the second largest product segment, accounting for roughly a quarter of total value in 2016. Spunlaced carded nonwovens will experience the best opportunities in markets such as personal care wipes and medical products, where consumer comfort is key.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, Nonwovens, is available for $5200. It presents historical demand data (2001, 2006, 2011) plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material, process and market. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players.

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION xiI. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4Macroeconomic Environment 4Manufacturing Outlook 7Demographic Trends 11Retail Sales 14Textiles Outlook 17Competitive Materials 19Environmental & Regulatory Considerations 21Historical Market Trends 23Pricing Trends 26World Nonwovens Market 28Nonwovens Production 31Foreign Trade 34Exports 35Imports 37

III. MATERIALS 40

General 40Fibers & Filaments 40Polypropylene 44Polyester 48Wood Pulp 51Polyethylene 53Rayon 55Cotton 58Other 61Glass 62Nylon 64All Other 65Other Materials 68Binder Resins 69Additives 71

IV. PRODUCTS 74

General 74Demand by Web Formation Process 76Spunmelt 79Spunbonded 82Characteristics 84Markets & Suppliers 85Meltblown 87Characteristics 88Markets & Suppliers 90Carded 92Characteristics 94Markets & Suppliers 96Wetlaid 97Characteristics 99Markets & Suppliers 100Airlaid 102Characteristics 103Markets & Suppliers 105Web Bonding Processes 106Thermal 107Heating Processes 107Suppliers 109Chemical 109Mechanical 112Needlepunching 112Spunlacing 114Stitchbonding 115

V. MARKET OVERVIEW 117

VI. DISPOSABLES MARKETS 121

General 121

Consumer 123

Personal Hygiene Products 125

Personal Hygiene Product Outlook 126

Nonwoven Fabric Demand 128

Infant Diapers & Training Pants 130

Adult Incontinence Products 133

Feminine Hygiene Products 135

Consumer Wipes 137

Consumer Wipes Outlook 137

Nonwoven Fabric Demand 141

Baby Wipes 144

Household Care Wipes 146

Personal Care Wipes 148

Other Consumer Wipes 150

Other Consumer Nonwovens 151

Filtration 152

Filters Outlook 153

Nonwoven Fabric Demand 155

Air Filters 158

Fluid Filters 160

Medical 162

Nonwoven Medical Garments & Textiles Outlook 163

Nonwoven Fabric Demand 165

Medical Gowns 168

Surgical Drapes 169

Health Care Wipes 170

Face Masks 172

Other Disposable Medical Garments & Textiles 172

Other Disposables 173

Industrial Wipes 174

Protective Apparel 175

All Other Disposables 177

VII. NONDISPOSABLES MARKETS 179

General 179

Electrical & Electronics 182

Batteries Outlook 183

Nonwoven Fabric Demand 184

Battery Separators 186

Other Electrical & Electronic 188

Construction 188

Construction Outlook 188

Nonwoven Fabric Demand 191

Geotextiles 193

Applications 195

Materials & Suppliers 196

Building Construction 197

Roofing 199

House Wrap & Other 200

Furnishings 202

Furniture Outlook 203

Nonwoven Fabric Demand 205

Mattresses 208

Other Furnishings 208

Motor Vehicles 209

Motor Vehicles Outlook 210

Nonwoven Fabric Demand 213

Carpets & Rugs 216

Carpet & Rug Outlook 217

Nonwoven Fabric Demand 219

Applications 220

Materials & Suppliers 222

Other Nondisposables 222

Agriculture 223

Coated & Laminated Substrates 224

Clothing 225

All Other Nondisposables 226

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 228

General 228

Market Share 231

Competitive Strategies 237

Research & Development 240

Manufacturing 241

Marketing & Distribution 243

Acquisitions & Divestitures 245

Company Profiles 248

Ahlstrom Corporation 249

Albis SpA 253

American Felt & Filter Company Incorporated 255

Andrew Industries Limited 257

Avgol Limited 259

Barnhardt Manufacturing Company 260

Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 262

BMP America, see Andrew Industries

Bondex, see Andrew Industries

Buckeye Technologies Incorporated 265

Building Materials Corporation of America 267

Carpenter Company 268

Colbond, see Low & Bonar

Color-Fi, see Formed Fiber Technologies

Companhia Providencia Industria e Comercio 270

Concert Industries, see Glatfelter (PH)

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 271

Emtex Incorporated 274

Fiberweb plc 275

First Quality Enterprises Incorporated 279

Fitesa, see Petropar

FitesaFiberweb, see Petropar

Formed Fiber Technologies Incorporated 281

Foss Manufacturing Company LLC 283

Freudenberg & Company KG 285

Georgia-Pacific, see Koch Industries

Glatfelter (PH) Company 289

Hof Textiles, see Textilgruppe Hof

Hollingsworth & Vose Company 290

Holm (Jacob) & Sons AG 293

Johns Manville, see Berkshire Hathaway

Kimberly-Clark Corporation 294

Koch Industries Incorporated 298

Lantor Advanced Materials Group 300

Low & Bonar plc 301

Lydall Incorporated 303

McAirlaid's Vliestoffe GmbH & Company KG 306

Milliken & Company 307

National Nonwovens Incorporated 308

Owens Corning 311

Petropar SA 313

Polymer Group Incorporated 315

Precision Custom Coatings LLC 317

Precision Fabrics Group Incorporated 319

Propex Operating Company LLC 321

Royal Ten Cate NV 323

Sabee (R.) Company LLC 325

Shaw Industries, see Berkshire Hathaway

Southern Felt, see Andrew Industries

Suominen Corporation 327

Textilgruppe Hof AG 329

Toyobo Company Limited 330

US Nonwovens Corporation 332

Vita Group 333

Vita Nonwovens LLC 334

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSummary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 72 Manufacturers' Shipments 103 Population & Households 144 Retail Sales 175 Textile Mill Product Shipments 196 Nonwovens Market, 2001-2011 257 Nonwovens Pricing 288 Foreign Trade in Nonwovens 35

SECTION III -- MATERIALS

1 Fiber Consumption in Nonwoven Fabrics 432 Polypropylene Consumption in Nonwoven Fabrics 483 Polyester Consumption in Nonwoven Fabrics 514 Wood Pulp Consumption in Nonwoven Fabrics 535 Polyethylene Consumption in Nonwoven Fabrics 556 Rayon Consumption in Nonwoven Fabrics 587 Cotton Consumption in Nonwoven Fabrics 618 Other Fiber Consumption in Nonwoven Fabrics 629 Other Materials Consumption in Nonwoven Fabrics 69

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS

1 Nonwoven Fabric Demand by Web Formation Process 782 Spunmelt Nonwoven Fabric Demand 823 Spunbonded Nonwoven Fabric Demand 834 Meltblown Nonwoven Fabric Demand 885 Carded Nonwoven Fabric Demand 946 Wetlaid Nonwoven Fabric Demand 987 Airlaid Nonwoven Fabric Demand 103

SECTION V -- MARKET OVERVIEW

1 Nonwoven Fabric Demand by Market 1192 Growth Rates for Selected Nonwovens Markets, 2011-2016 120

SECTION VI -- DISPOSABLES MARKETS

1 Disposables Markets for Nonwoven Fabrics 1222 Consumer Market for Nonwoven Fabrics 1253 Personal Hygiene Product Demand 1284 Personal Hygiene Product Demand for Nonwoven Fabrics 1305 Infant Diapers & Training Pants Demand for Nonwoven Fabrics 1336 Adult Incontinence Product Demand for Nonwoven Fabrics 1357 Feminine Hygiene Product Demand for Nonwoven Fabrics 1368 Consumer Wipes Demand 1419 Consumer Wipes Demand for Nonwoven Fabrics 14410 Other Consumer Disposables Demand for Nonwoven Fabrics 15211 Filter Supply & Demand 15512 Filtration Market for Nonwoven Fabrics 15813 Air Filter Demand for Nonwoven Fabrics 16014 Fluid Filter Demand for Nonwoven Fabrics 16215 Nonwoven Disposable Medical Garments & Textiles Demand 16516 Medical Market for Nonwoven Fabrics 16717 Other Disposables Markets for Nonwoven Fabrics 174

SECTION VII -- NONDISPOSABLES MARKETS

1 Nondisposables Markets for Nonwoven Fabrics 1812 Battery Supply & Demand 1843 Electrical & Electronics Market for Nonwoven Fabrics 1854 Construction Expenditures 1915 Construction Market for Nonwoven Fabrics 1936 Geotextiles Demand for Nonwoven Fabrics 1957 Building Construction Demand for Nonwoven Fabrics 1988 Furniture Shipments 2059 Furnishings Market for Nonwoven Fabrics 20710 Motor Vehicle Indicators 21311 Motor Vehicle Market for Nonwoven Fabrics 21612 Carpet & Rug Supply & Demand 21913 Carpet & Rug Market for Nonwoven Fabrics 22014 Other Nondisposables Markets for Nonwoven Fabrics 223

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Nonwoven Fabric Sales by Company, 2011 2302 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 247

LIST OF CHARTS SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Nonwovens Market, 2001-2011 262 World Nonwovens Demand by Region, 2011 313 US Nonwovens Exports by Destination, 2011 374 US Nonwovens Imports by Source, 2011 39

SECTION III -- MATERIALS

1 Fiber & Filament Consumption in Nonwoven Fabrics, 2011 44

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS

1 Nonwoven Fabric Demand by Web Formation Process, 2011 79

SECTION VI -- DISPOSABLES MARKETS

1 Disposables Markets for Nonwoven Fabrics, 2011 123

SECTION VII -- NONDISPOSABLES MARKETS

1 Nondisposables Markets for Nonwoven Fabrics, 2011 182

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Nonwoven Fabric Market Share, 2011 233

To order this report: Synthetic_Material Industry: US Nonwovens Market

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