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    Nonwoven Battery Separator Market Report

    Nonwoven Battery Separator Market Report
    Report code - SR2737 Published On : Nov,2023 No. of Pages: 150
    Nonwoven Battery Separator Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and See more...

    Market Highlights

    Battery separators are crucial components in batteries as they separate the anode and cathode while allowing ion flow, preventing short circuits and thermal runaway. Nonwoven battery separators are fibrous membranes made of randomly arranged fibers, making them porous, stable, and electronically insulating. Currently, films/membranes are preferably used as battery separators and account for more than 99% share of the total battery separator market. Films are low-cost options and are extremely used in lithium-ion batteries across regions.

    Nonwoven battery separators are ideal for 20-30 Ah single larger-capacity batteries, such as large energy storage, EVs, and PHEVs. Also, nonwovens are an ideal separator for nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride batteries.

    In the year 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had various impacts on global markets, and the nonwoven battery separator market is no exception. The nonwoven battery separator market witnessed a decline of 3.5% in 2020 due to the pandemic. Supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, inflation, and market volatility are some other noticeable impacts of the pandemic, which still affecting the recovery trajectory.

    Despite the initial disruptions, the nonwoven battery separator market has shown resilience and adaptability. Overall, the nonwoven battery separator market is likely to grow at a promising CAGR of 14.0% in the long run to reach US$ 517.8 Million in 2028. Major factors such as an incessant shift from traditional ICE vehicles to EVs and HEVs, increasing reliance on consumer electronics, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, wearables, and other portable devices, and the rise of renewable energy storage is likely to fuel the demand for nonwoven separators during the forecast period. In addition to that, nonwoven battery separators provide numerous advantages, such as high porosity, high-temperature resistance, high homogeneity, good chemical resistance, and customizability. These advantages are helping nonwovens to gradually make a greater presence in the market.

    Segmentations

    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Material-Type Analysis

    Nylon, Polyester, Polypropylene, and Others

    Polyester is anticipated to remain the most preferred for nonwoven battery separators in the years to come.

    Battery-Type Analysis

    Lithium-ion Battery, Lead-Acid Battery, NiCd Battery, NiMH Battery, and Others

    The lithium-ion battery is expected to become the largest and fastest-growing market over the next five years.

    End-Use Industry-Type Analysis

    Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, and Others

    Automotive will remain the major demand generator for nonwoven battery separators throughout the study period.

    Regional Analysis

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

    Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market over the next five years, whereas Europe is likely to grow at the fastest rate.

     

    Based on the material type, the nonwoven battery separator market is segmented into nylon, polyester, polypropylene, and others. Polyester is expected to remain the most preferred material in the nonwoven battery separator market during the forecast period. Polyester is commonly used in nonwoven battery separators because it offers several advantages, such as high strength, excellent puncture resistance, high heat resistance, high wettability, and high dielectric strength.

    Based on the battery type, the market is segmented into lithium-ion batteries, lead-acid batteries, NiCd batteries, NiMH batteries, and others. The lithium-ion battery is expected to be the fastest-growing battery type and is anticipated to dominate the nonwoven battery separator market during the forecast period. The combination of factors, such as the burgeoning electric vehicle production, increasing demand for portable electronics, and the rise of renewable energy storage indicate a substantial growth in the demand for Li-ion batteries, which, in turn, will significantly contribute to the increased requirement for nonwoven battery separators over the next five years.

    Based on the end-use industry type, the market is segmented into automotive, consumer electronics, industrial, and others. Automotive is expected to maintain its dominance in the market and is expected to be the fastest-growing end-use industry during the forecast period. The automotive industry is shifting towards electric and hybrid vehicles, increasing the demand for highly efficient, powerful, and long-lasting batteries to support the longer driving range and performance of electric vehicles. Nonwoven battery separators offer several advantages over traditional microporous separators, such as higher porosity, high-temperature resistance, chemical resistance, and better mechanical strength.

    In terms of regions, Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest and fastest-growing market for nonwoven battery separators during the forecast period. This region has the presence of major nonwoven battery separator manufacturers and battery manufacturers in the world and is the preferred manufacturing base of all EVs, energy storage, batteries, as well as battery separators. In addition to that, the region's rapid industrialization and urbanization create a higher demand for energy storage systems and batteries for various applications, including grid-scale energy storage, backup power, and more, further boosting the need for nonwoven battery separators. The key economies driving the market are China, Japan, India, and South Korea.

    Segmentation:

     

    The nonwoven battery separator market is segmented into the following categories. 

    Nonwoven Battery Separator Market, by Material Type

    • Nylon (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Polyester (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Polypropylene (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Nonwoven Battery Separator Market, by Battery Type

    • Lithium-ion Battery (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Lead-Acid Battery (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • NiCd Battery (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • NiMH Battery (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Nonwoven Battery Separator Market, by End-Use Industry Type

    • Automotive (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Industrial (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Consumer Electronics (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Nonwoven Battery Separator Market, by Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: The USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, The UK, and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: Japan, China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Others)

    Key Players

    Overall, the market is highly niche with usage in selective applications. Most of the major nonwoven suppliers are putting efforts into the development of advanced products with an aim to capture some share in the growing market.

    The following are the key players in the nonwoven battery separator market.

    • Alpha Beta Fiberglass Product Co., Ltd.
    • Freudenberg Group
    • Hollingsworth & Vose Company, Ltd.
    • Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    • Entek International
    • Ahlstrom-Munksjo
    • Innovatec MicroFiber Technology
    • Johns Manville
    • Heilongjiang Jinhan Technology Co., Ltd.

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report from Stratview Research provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s nonwoven battery separator 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 market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate 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 10 detailed primary interviews with 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 market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
    • Market trend and forecast analysis
    • Market segment trend and forecast
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, Product portfolio, New Product Launches, etc.
    • COVID-19 impact and its recovery curve
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
    • Emerging trends
    • Strategic growth opportunities for existing and new players
    • Key success factors

    Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to three players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to three players)

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

    Custom Research: Stratview Research offers custom research services across sectors. In case of any custom research requirement related to market assessment, competitive benchmarking, sourcing and procurement, target screening, and others, please send your inquiry to sales@stratviewresearch.com.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain dominant in the nonwoven battery separator market in the foreseeable future. The key economies driving the regions demand for nonwoven battery separators are China, Japan, India, and South Korea.

    Alpha Beta Fiberglass Product Co., Ltd., Freudenberg Group, Hollingsworth & Vose Company, Ltd., Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited, and Entek International are the leading players in the nonwoven battery separator market.

    The nonwoven battery separator market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 14.0% by 2028, driven by the growing battery market in the wake of rising electric and hybrid vehicle production, growing consumer electronics market, and expansion of energy storage systems. Also, continuous advancements in battery technology and the need for higher energy density, improved safety, and longer battery life drive the demand for more efficient and reliable battery components, including nonwoven separators.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain the fastest-growing market for nonwoven battery separators in the foreseeable future, driven by the robust demand for electric vehicles, consumer electronics, and energy storage systems. Also, major battery and battery separator manufacturers are present in the region with a huge investment in research & development for separator technologies.

    Automotive is estimated to be dominant in the market in the coming years. The growth of electric and hybrid vehicle production and the shift towards EVs and HEVs coupled with increasing demand for highly efficient and long-lasting batteries, are expected to fuel the demand for nonwoven battery separators in the automotive industry. In addition to that, research & development in battery technology is particularly focused on enhancing the performance, safety, and lifespan of batteries used in electric vehicles. Nonwoven separators play a crucial role in these advancements, making them integral to the automotive industry's pursuit of better battery systems.

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