Global Melt Blown Fabrics Market Size, Trends, and Analysis- Forecasts To 2026 By Type of Covers (Medical Grade & Civil Grade), By Polymers (Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Polyesters, Polyurethane, Polyamides, and Others) By Region (North America, Asia Pacific, CSA, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa); End-User Landscape, Company Market Share Analysis & Competitor Analysis
Melt blown fabric is a sheet of fabric made up of propylene-blowing melt. In the production of health care masks, tea bags, protective breathable clothing, disposable items, packaging film, and artificial trays, the melt-blown fabric is used. There are many silky, voids, and distinctive capillary structures of melt-blown fabric. Due to its high absorption, melt-blown fabrics are used in disposable diapers and women's hygiene products. This fabric is likewise utilized for family machines, cleanliness items, clinical textures, shopper hardware, and material items.
One of the main factors driving the demand for melt-blown fabrics is increasing growth in the healthcare industries due to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases. Because of the compulsion of wearing face masks and PPE kits, the market for melt-blown fabrics is likely to grow tremendously. Also, the increasing preference for melt-blown fabrics in feminine and personal hygiene products over other materials is expected to stimulate the demand for melt-blown fabrics. The demand for melt-blown fabrics globally is projected to increase rapidly in the electrical & electronics, medical, automotive, and insulation equipment industry. The rising demand for textile products and household appliances is also expected to propel the demand for melt-blown fabrics. Factors such as government initiation to promote the production of melt-blown fabrics will boost the demand tremendously.
Fluctuating polymer prices such as polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyamide would impede the development of the global demand for melt-blown nonwovens. In addition, depending on the prevailing supply & demand, rates can also differ considerably. As polymer prices are at the hands of market factors, the closure of factories processing raw materials will lead to the raw material price surge, raising significant challenges for product manufacturers.
Because of the hard hit of the COVID-19 pandemic the overall market has been positively uplifted. Face masks have also become very important due to the pandemic. Governments have placed obligatory rules on wearing masks due to the rising threats of coronavirus infection around the globe. The market for masks is projected to stay strong until the vaccine arrives. However, in the long run, the melt-blown fabrics would not experience sustained sudden growth. Product demand from mask producers would also decline significantly after the launch of the vaccine.
Based on the type of covers, the market is segmented into medical grade and civil grade. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for surgical masks has increased. Surgical masks consist of a multi-layered structure, covering one layer of textile on both sides with non-woven bonded fabric. As a filter, a fine internal mesh of plastic fiber works. It is made of melt-blown fabric, which makes the mask efficient, breathable and boosts demand for melt-blown fabric, and hence the medical-grade segment has the highest market share.
The market is categorized into polystyrene, polypropylene, polyester, polyamides, polyurethane, and others on the basis of polymers. The global melt-blown fabrics market is dominated by polypropylene and is widely used in various end-use industries. Polypropylene is one of the most flexible polymers available for a variety of applications, including air filtration, medical applications, and personal hygiene. Melt-blown polypropylene fabrics offer outstanding uniformity, better performance of the barrier, and soft-touch characteristics. Increased demand for personal hygiene products along with rising demand for masks would therefore drive growth in the industry. Due to specific properties such as moisture absorption, good surface uniformity, excellent longevity, and water-washable properties, the polyamide segment is expected to grow with higher CAGR than the other segments during the forecast period.
On the regional front, North America will emerge as the second-largest user of melt-blown fabrics and is expected to account for the highest share in 2021. The increasing patient aging population across the US and Canada, will support the market growth from 2021-2026. Europe is another dominant regional segment after North America. The rapidly growing hygiene industry and filtration can be attributed to this expected growth. In fact, because of the growing awareness of hygiene among the steadily growing aging population, the female workers, and the growing general population, the personal hygiene market in Europe is expanding rapidly. The market demand for melt-blown fabrics has also risen tremendously with the growing population across Eastern European countries.
In terms of CAGR/ growth rate of melt-blown fabrics market, Asia Pacific is projected to grow the fastest amongst all other regions. The working-class female population in the Asia Pacific is rapidly boosting the feminine goods industry and hence the market for melt-blown fabrics. The demand for melt-blown fabrics in the area is further motivated by increased demand for personal hygiene products. Through the pandemic, a significant addition to the manufacturing capacity of melt-blown fabrics is being made by countries such as Indonesia, China, and India.
The growth of the melt-blown fabrics industry worldwide would be driven by a high population, significantly increasing end-user sectors and economic growth. With rising demand for raw materials from various end-user industries, the Central and South American and Middle East & Africa regions will also grow rapidly during the forecast period.
Several players such as ExxonMobil, Pegas Nonwovens, Quanta- gold Boat, Kimberly-Clark, Toray, Shandong JOFO Nonwoven Mogul, Sinopec, China Hi-tech Group Corporation, Xinlong Group, are the major vendors competing in the melt-blown fabrics market. Kimberly-Clark manufactures many personal care goods based on melt-blown fabrics and has leading brands serving feminine care, baby & child care, adult care, as well as industrial professional products such as apparel and wipers for scientific and cleanroom settings. Their brands are sold around the world in 175 nations.
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The Global Melt Blown Fabrics Market has been studied from the year 2019 till 2026. However, the CAGR provided in the report is from the year 2021 to 2026. The research methodology involved three stages: Desk research, Primary research, and Analysis & Output from the entire research process.
The desk research involved a robust background study which meant referring to paid and unpaid databases to understand the market dynamics; mapping contracts from press releases; identifying the key players in the market, studying their product portfolio, competition level, annual reports/SEC filings & investor presentations; and learning the demand and supply-side analysis for the Melt Blown Fabrics Market.
The primary research activity included telephonic conversations with more than 50 tier 1 industry consultants, distributors, and end-use product manufacturers.
Finally, based on the above thorough research process, an in-depth analysis was carried out considering the following aspects: market attractiveness, current & future market trends, market share analysis, SWOT analysis of the company and customer analytics.
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