Global Spunbonded Polyester Nonwoven Supply, Demand, Manufacturing Economics and Profitability 2019, 2024 – 2029
April 2024

Price Hanna Consultants LLC, a management consulting firm whose principals have specialized, for over 40 years, in nonwoven products, technologies and related fields, worldwide, has published a new report on spunbonded polyester nonwovens. This report provides comprehensive global and regional information on spunbonded polyester nonwoven capacities, market demand, manufacturing costs, and product profitability in 2024 to 2029.  The report includes detailed information on regional and global nameplate and output capacity by producer, country, line, and technology.  Using this information, the report compares regional and global supply to demand deriving estimates of machine utilization and the supply/demand balance in each region.  These models provide a method of predicting where and when additional capacity will be needed to serve growing demand.  Regional and global demand and growth estimates are shown by major product category for each year 2024 to 2029.  Cost of manufacturing benchmark models are provided for each major product category in selected global regions.  Market pricing for major product categories is shown from most global regions.  Using this information, pro forma income statements are provided for major product categories in selected global regions.  The report was published in April 2024 and is immediately available in electronic PDF form and/or hard copy.

Greater Europe (including Turkey), North America, the Asia-Pacific and China are the major geographic areas of production and demand followed by Latin America (including Mexico) and Africa.  Capacity consolidation and expansion have both occurred over time.  New capacity has been announced for 2024 to 2029 and more is expected.

The majority of spunbonded polyester nonwoven capacity and demand is in coarse denier fiber which is growing faster than fine denier.  Major markets for coarse denier polyester are building products (modified bitumen roll roofing, waterproofing, weatherization barriers, and other) carpet backings for automotive and modular carpet tiles, geotextiles/ground cover and technical specialties.  Major markets for fine denier spunbonded polyester include dryer sheet, filtration and other specialty end uses.

Spunbonded polyester is produced by more than 50 companies.  Important producers include Freudenberg Nonwovens/Low & Bonar, Tiandingfeng “TDF” Holdings, Johns Manville, Shandong Taipeng, Berry HHS, Unitika, 3M, Toray, Shaoxing Zhejiang, Kolon, Mogul, Petsabond, Guangdong Jin Long, Toyobo, Geofabrics and Multitexx.  Some organizations are currently evaluating market entry.

The Price Hanna Consultants study provides significant new findings on the following topics:

  • Regional and global producer capacity by line, demand development by market and a supply/demand analysis each year from 2024 – 2029.
  • Cost-of-manufacture estimates for major product categories in North America, Europe and Asia.
  • Market pricing and profitability estimates for major products manufactured for selected market applications.

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