North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2013-2018
An INDA Report
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A. North American Economic Growth ....................................................... 5 1. United States ................................................................................. 7 Personal Consumption Expenditures ........................................ 8 Manufacturing Production Growth............................................ 9 2. Canada ........................................................................................ 10 3. Mexico ......................................................................................... 12 4. Country Comparison .................................................................... 13 B. North American Population ................................................................ 15 1. Age Cohorts ................................................................................. 16 Babies and Toddlers (Age 0–4 Years) ....................................... 17 Females Age 13–51 ................................................................. 19 The Elderly (65+) .................................................................... 20 2. Population Pyramids .................................................................... 22 C. Global Economic Outlook and Exchange Rates .................................. 24 1. Advanced Economies.................................................................... 24 2. Emerging Market and Developing Economies ............................... 25 3. Exchange Rates............................................................................ 25 4. Downside Risks ............................................................................ 27 D. Energy and the Manufacturing Environment...................................... 28 1. Crude Oil ..................................................................................... 28 2. Natural Gas ................................................................................. 31 3. The Manufacturing Environment .................................................. 33 January 2015
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North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2013-2018
An INDA Report
A. Disposable Applications ..................................................................... 42 1. Absorbent Hygiene ....................................................................... 50 Consumer .............................................................................. 53 Baby Diapers and Training Pants .............................................. 55 Incontinence Products ............................................................... 61 Feminine Hygiene...................................................................... 70 Institutional ........................................................................... 74 2. Wipes ........................................................................................... 80 Consumer Wipes .................................................................... 85 Baby ......................................................................................... 87 Household ................................................................................ 90 Personal Care............................................................................ 97 Industrial and Institutional Wipes ........................................ 103 Industrial/Commercial: General .............................................. 106 Industrial: Specialty ................................................................ 110 Institutional: Food Service ....................................................... 112 Institutional: Healthcare/Medical ............................................ 116 3. Filtration .................................................................................... 120 Air Filtration ......................................................................... 125 Transportation ........................................................................ 128 Commercial HVAC .................................................................. 131 Residential HVAC .................................................................... 133 Personal Protection ................................................................. 135 Industrial Air .......................................................................... 138 Vacuum Cleaner Bags ............................................................. 140 Liquid Filtration ................................................................... 142 Water ...................................................................................... 145 Transportation (Oil/Hydraulic/Lubrication/Fuel) .................... 146 4. Medical/Surgical ........................................................................ 147 Surgical Packs and Gowns ...................................................... 158 January 2015
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An INDA Report
Other Apparel ......................................................................... 161 Sterile Packaging/Sterilization Wrap ....................................... 162 Wound Care ............................................................................ 164 5. Personal Protective Equipment ................................................... 167 6. Other Disposable Applications.................................................... 171 B. Durable Applications ....................................................................... 175 1. Building Construction ................................................................ 182 Building Construction Markets — Residential and
Nonresidential ...................................................................... 183 New Residential Starts ............................................................ 184 Existing-Home Sales… Repair & Remodel ................................ 187 Nonresidential-Building Construction ...................................... 189 Nonwovens in Building Construction .................................... 191 Roofing ................................................................................... 193 Underlayment ......................................................................... 197 Other Building Construction Materials .................................... 199 2. Geosynthetics ............................................................................ 202 Civil Engineering .................................................................. 204 Geotextiles for Road Applications ............................................ 207 Geotextiles for Other Applications ........................................... 208 Cured-in-Place Pipe ................................................................. 212 Agriculture ........................................................................... 214 Agricultural Crop Covers/Shading........................................... 215 Landscape Fabrics .................................................................. 216 Root Bags ............................................................................... 216 3. Home and Office Furnishings ..................................................... 218 Floor Coverings .................................................................... 221 Woven and Tufted Carpet Backing ........................................... 222 Underpads/Underlay and Floor Protectors .............................. 223 Entrance/Walk-Off Mats ......................................................... 224 Bedding ................................................................................ 225 January 2015
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North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2013-2018
An INDA Report
Upholstered Furnishing ........................................................ 229 Other Furnishings ................................................................ 231 4. Transportation ........................................................................... 235 Automotive ........................................................................... 239 Other Transportation Modes ................................................. 248 5. Apparel ...................................................................................... 251 6. Other Durable Applications ........................................................ 255 A. Capacity .......................................................................................... 259 B. Production ....................................................................................... 263 C. Trade Flows ..................................................................................... 266 1. North American Trade ................................................................ 267 Exports ................................................................................ 267 Imports ................................................................................ 269 2. Overseas Trade .......................................................................... 270 Exports ................................................................................ 270 Imports ................................................................................ 274 D. North American Supply .................................................................... 278 A. Methodology .................................................................................... 280 1. Demand Model ........................................................................... 280 2. Supply Model ............................................................................. 282 B. Nonwoven Material Definitions ......................................................... 283 C. Nonwoven End Use Classifications and Definitions .......................... 286 January 2015
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