Spunbonded, Spunmelt and Melt Blown Nonwoven Polypropylene Global Capacity, Supply/Demand, Manufacturing Economics and Profitability 2017, 2022 – 2027 November 2023
Price Hanna Consultants LLC — West Chester, Pennsylvania — November 2023
Price Hanna Consultants LLC, a global management consulting firm whose principals have specialized in the nonwoven products, hygiene absorbent products and related fields, worldwide, for more than 46 years, has published a new report which provides comprehensive global and regional market information on spunbonded, spunmelt and stand-alone melt blown nonwoven polypropylene capacity, demand, manufacturing costs and profitability through 2027. The report provides detailed information on capacityby producer, country and location, line, technology, and beam configuration and compares regional and global supply to demand. The report is of value to companies at all levels of the spunbonded and spunmelt nonwoven polypropylene value chain to enhance their understanding of capacities, comparative producer costs and profitability and regional and global supply/demand. The report is available for immediate delivery in hard copy or electronic PDF.
This Price Hanna Consultants study provides significant new information on the following topics:
• Perspective on regional and global capacity development from 2017 – 2027. Estimates of demand and capacity utilization by global region and for the world for each year from 2022 – 2027.
• Estimates of imports and exports by region and their impact on regional capacity utilization.
• Analysis of regional output capacity capable of supplying modern hygiene end uses by individual machine and in total by producer and region as compared to regional demand.
• Cost-of-manufacture estimates for selected leading regional producers using the latest generation technology are based on estimates of Q3 2023 polypropylene costs.
• Capacity listing of spunbonded, spunmelt and meltblown capacity by producer, line and location.
• Spunbonded/Spunmelt Polypropylene capacity continues to grow in all regions. Orders placed for capacity in the 2H of the Covid period continue to be installed through mid–year 2024. Most of this capacity consists of Reicofil 5 technology.
• Some regional markets, and China in particular, are significantly oversupplied and dependent upon exports for satisfactory capacity utilization. Global capacity, driven by modernization and boosted by temporary Covid demand, has increased oversupply in some but not all regions.
• Some regional markets will need more than planned capacity or require roll good imports to supplyconverting demand.
• CAGR demand growth is high in developing markets, such as India/Southern Asia and Africa. Overall regional growth is attractive. Hygiene end use market demand across all global regions is strongly bolstered throughout the period by demand for adult Incontinence products.
• Global market activity will be highly dependent on global health, trade, energy costs and availability, inflation, and internal and external conflicts among countries.