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    Automotive Nonwoven Market Analysis | 2023-2028

    Automotive Nonwoven Market Analysis | 2023-2028
    Report code - SR2568 Published On : Jul,2023 No. of Pages: 120
    Automotive Nonwoven Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth See more...

    Market Highlights

    The Automotive Nonwoven Market is likely to grow at a significant CAGR of 4.3%, in the long run, to reach US$ 4.0 Billion in 2028.  

    Automotive Nonoven Market Forecast

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    Nonwoven textiles are specialized fabrics used in various applications such as carpets and floor coverings, trunk liners, headliners, door panels, and many other applications. These textiles are manufactured using nonwoven technology, which involves the entanglement or bonding of fibers without weaving or knitting them together. Automotive nonwoven textiles offer a range of benefits such as strength, durability, thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, lightweight, and design flexibility. 

    Covid 19 Impact

    Automotive production declined in 2018 and witnessed a consecutive decline till 2020. The outbreak of the pandemic in the year 2020 exacerbated the market conditions for all industries. The automotive industry proved to be one of its biggest victims of it. Recreational vehicles, another category, witnessed excellent growth over the same period. The impact of the pandemic on the demand for nonwoven demand in the automotive industry was unprecedented (a colossal decline of around 15% from 2019). 

    The automotive industry has progressively started rebounding in 2021 with the rebound in the demand for automobiles in the wake of normalcy in market conditions including macro factors. Furthermore, increasing demand for lightweight materials to address the stringent regulations regarding fuel efficiency or carbon emission reductions. 

    Segment Analysis


    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Vehicle-Category Type Analysis

    Automotive, Recreational Vehicles, and Others

    Automotive is anticipated to remain the biggest demand generator for nonwovens in the years to come.

    Material Type Analysis

    Polyester, Polypropylene, Glass Fibers, Natural Fiber, and Others

    Polyester is expected to dominate the market in the upcoming years.

    Application Type Analysis

    Carpet, Insulation, Trunk, Hood Liner, Headliner, Seating, Packaged Tray, Door Panel, and Others

    Carpet is expected to remain the largest application of the market in the years to come.

    Formation Type Analysis

    Spunlaid, Drylaid, and Others

    Drylaid is likely to dominate the automotive nonwoven market in the next five years.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World

    Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market over the next five as well as to grow at the fastest rate.


    By Vehicle Type

    The automotive nonwoven market is segmented into automotive, recreational vehicles, and others. Automotive is expected to remain the biggest demand generator of nonwovens during the forecast period. Nonwovens provide excellent acoustic insulation, reducing noise and vibrations from the road and other sources, providing a quieter and more comfortable driving experience.  Nonwoven webs have a distinctive place among other sound-absorbing materials due to their fibrous structure. Additionally, increasing demand for nonwovens in electric vehicles as they tend to have quieter interiors due to the absence of an internal combustion engine.

    Automotive Nonoven Market by Vehicle type

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    By Material Type

    The market is segmented into polyester, polypropylene, glass fiber, natural fiber, and others. Polyester is expected to remain the most widely used material in the automotive nonwoven market whereas glass fiber is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the market during the forecast period. Polyester is mostly used in carpets, headliners, packaged trays, and trunks. They offer high strength, durability, comfort, aesthetic appeal, and low moisture absorption. Polyester fabrics can be engineered to have specific properties like softness, moisture-wicking, and breathability, enhancing the overall comfort and feel of the vehicle interior.

    By Application Type

    The market is segmented into carpet, insulation, trunk, hood liner, headliner, seating, packaged tray, door panel, and others. Carpet is expected to remain the ultimate demand generator in the market during the forecast period. Nonwovens provide tremendous floor protection, underlayment or padding, heat, and sound insulation in flooring applications in the automotive industry. An average car uses approximately 25-30 square meters of nonwoven fabrics, out of which, ~35-40% is associated with carpets. Developments, such as Autoneum’s Tune-It needle punch carpets, provide optimal noise protection with a weight advantage of up to 25% over regular needle punch carpets. They also promote lower fuel consumption and emissions.

    By Formation Type

    The market is segmented into spunlaid, drylaid, and others. Drylaid is expected to remain the most dominant formation type in the market during the forecast period. Drylaid nonwovens can be produced using various types of reinforced fibers, such as synthetic fibers (e.g., fiberglass, polyester fiber), natural fibers (e.g., flax, wool), or a blend of different fibers. They offer a combination of strength, durability, dimensional stability, and acoustic properties that make them suitable for various automotive interior applications such as trunk liners, headliners, and door panels.

    Regional Analysis

    Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market for automotive nonwovens during the forecast period. This region has a presence of a large number of major OEMs, such as Toyota, Nissan, Suzuki, BYD, and Hyundai, which make the region a growth engine of the automotive industry. Stringent government regulations related to vehicle emissions and safety standards in countries like China and Japan have prompted automotive manufacturers to incorporate nonwoven materials in various applications demanding requirements, such as lightweight, noise reduction, and insulation. China is the world's largest producer of nonwoven textiles, with China producing roughly one-third of all nonwovens produced worldwide. With 5.3 million tonnes produced in 2020, China accounted for 33.9% of global output. China was not only the largest manufacturer, but it was also the country with the fastest growth rate in nonwoven manufacturing.

    Automotive Nonoven Market by Region

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    North America and Europe are also likely to create sizeable opportunities in the coming five years, driven by increasing automotive production and a rising focus on lightweight vehicles to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. 

    Key Players

    The market is highly populated with the presence of several local, regional, and global players. Most of the major players compete in some of the governing factors including price, product offerings, regional presence, etc. The following are the key players in the automotive nonwoven market. Some of the major players like Autoneum are providing nonwovens along with nonwoven composites for auto parts.

    • Alkegen
    • Asahi Kasei America, Inc.
    • Autoneum
    • Autotech Nonwovens
    • Carver Non-Woven Technologies
    • Eco-Technilin
    • Fibertex Nonwovens
    • Freudenberg Group
    • Polyvlies Franz Beyer GmbH
    • Precision Textiles
    • Quantum Dynamic Holding Limited

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s automotive nonwoven market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market.

    The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate the growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

    More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 15 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the Automotive Nonwoven Market 

    How lucrative is the future?

    The market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The automotive nonwoven market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% by 2028, driven by increasing automotive production and growing demand for lightweight materials in automotive parts.

    Alkegen, Autoneum, Asahi Kasei America, Inc., Autotech Nonwovens, Carver Non-Woven Technologies, Eco-Technilin, Fibertex Nonwovens, Freudenberg Group, Precision Textiles, Polyvlies Franz Beyer GmbH, and Quantum Dynamic Holding Limited are the leading players in the automotive nonwoven market.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain dominant in the automotive nonwoven market in the foreseeable future. The region offers a favorable manufacturing environment, including lower labor costs and a well-established supply chain. This facilitates the production of automotive nonwoven materials at competitive prices, making the region a preferred destination for manufacturing and sourcing.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain the fastest-growing market for automotive nonwovens in the foreseeable future. The rising demand for vehicles, both domestically and for export, drives the need for nonwovens for various interior and exterior applications.

    Polyester is estimated to be the most dominant material type as they offer high strength, durability, comfort, aesthetic appeal, and low moisture absorption.


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