INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has released a new industry outlook report, “North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2016-2021.” INDA’s exclusive content provides analysis across all of the nonwoven end-use markets, including 128 disposable and 127 durable categories, to provide the most comprehensive and accurate view available of the total North American nonwovens industry. This report marks INDA’s tenth analysis of the nonwoven/engineered materials market since its first overview of the industry in 1995. Detailed supply and demand data are presented for the North American industry for 2011, 2016, and a forecast for 2021.
Brad Kalil, the report author and INDA’s Director of Market Research & Statistics, stated that this exclusive content report provides the latest market data based on an in-depth combination of primary and secondary research utilizing INDA’s proprietary demand model of 255 nonwoven categories. INDA designed this report to support strategic business planning and assist those in the industry in making better business decisions. The projections in the report were made by analyzing current the market trends and driving forces to highlight the market potential in terms of dollar value, units, and volume in both square meters and tonnage.
Dave Rousse, INDA President, also stated that the report provides the keenest insight available into the most important disposable and durable market segments. No other report has the bottom-up data that INDA gathers, making this the most reliable and definitive view of the industry. This report breaks the conventional wisdom that the nonwovens market is two-thirds disposable and one-third durable end-use products. Anyone who must understand, assess, and manage the assets of an organization would benefit from this cost effective business planning tool.