Global airlaid nonwovens market to expand to $2.5 billion in 2022
The global airlaid nonwovens market is valued at $1.8 billion and consumes 6.5 billion square metres or 506,600 tonnes in 2017, and is projected to grow to $2.5 billion, and consume 8.2 billion square metres or 654,500 tonnes by 2022.
Global demand will expand at a healthy 5% year-on-year
Production will switch to new machinery as older lines are shut down
Multibonded and hydrogen bonded airlaid capacity will increase market share
Strategic planning will be necessary to maintain material supply and demand, and profits.
"The global population is ageing, and living longer; but this aged population is no longer poor and consigned to assisted living and other healthcare institutions. Instead, they are affluent and active, and desire comfortable and discreet incontinence products useful in an active lifestyle – airlaid products are key to delivering this performance. Airlaid nonwovens deliver maximum absorbency in the thinnest, softest, lowest cost structure. This is important for products from hygiene, to medical, to puppy pads, to food pads. Airlaid nonwovens are unique in their ability to provide this."