SELBYVILLE - Revenue from the polypropylene (PP) nonwoven fabrics market revenue is forecast to hit US$55 billion by 2026, up from $24 billion in 2018, driven by the growing global penetration of feminine hygiene products among working women.
The report, from Global Market Insights, Inc , also notes that demand for PP nonwoven fabrics is increasing from the hygiene application segment due to its benefits, such as high tensile and abrasion strength and high absorbency.
Polypropylene nonwoven fabrics are widely used in hygiene-related products, including baby diapers, wet wipes, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products.
They are also widely used in disposable baby diapers, owing to their superior properties, such as non-toxic, safety, anti-bacterial properties, flexibility, water-resistance and breathability.
Further factors driving growth, according to the report are increased application outlook in the furniture industry for manufacturing mattresses, table runners, decorated fabrics and sofa upholstery, while the industrial, construction and automotive sector growth in Asia-Pacific will also augment demand.
The increasing demand for baby diapers from North American countries, including U.S. and Canada, is also expected to offer wide opportunities to the PP nonwoven fabrics market's expansion.