The latest nonwovens report “The Future of Global Nonwoven Wipes to 2027” from Smithers, Akron, OH/USA, provides a market outlook for all nonwoven wipes with current, historic and forecast data (by value, volume, and tonnage).
The ongoing impact of Covid-19 and other market drivers are examined in detail, including raw materials supply and pricing; sustainability and plastics waste reduction; legislative developments; and performance requirements and developments.
The leading market trend is to make wipes more sustainable, responding to both consumer expectations and new regulatory requirements. For the latter the EU’s Single-use Plastic Directive is creating new labelling, consumer education, and obligations to pay for the disposal of consumer pre-wetted personal care and domestic wipes; industrial wipes are, for now, out of scope.
Despite concerns over sustainability and flushability, global demand for nonwoven consumer and industrial wipes will remain bullish over the next 5 years, according to the forecasts from Smithers.