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Polypropylene (PP) Absorbent Hygiene Market is predicted to exceed USD 17 billion by 2022

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Polypropylene (PP) absorbent hygiene materials are lightweight, tough, reusable, and flexible. The use of the product in diapers makes them more absorbent and comfortable for infants. As compared to fabric alternatives, the PP is more hygienic and does not require laundering. The inner lining of these diapers can be laced with vitamin E and aloe, to prevent rashes and skin irritation.

There are millions of babies born every year of which, many are born premature. Around 2% of those premature babies or preemies weigh less than 2 pounds and are placed in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Preemie babies are smaller than the average baby, and require extra care. Diapers are a unique problem for these babies as the average sized diapers are quiet large for their tiny bodies. Kimberly- Clark has worked with neonatal therapists and NICU nurses and has come up with Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, designed especially for these special little babies.

These diapers come in 7 distinct sizes according to the baby’s weight, starting from 1-5 pounds. These diapers are made with breathable and super-absorbent material to reduce wetness against the baby’s skin. A narrow crotch gives the baby an optimal fit and encourages healthy growth and development. Its soft and overlapping fasteners provide a gentle elasticity to the diaper giving more comfort and flexibility to the baby’s abdomen.

The Little Snugglers Diapers are made using fragrance & lotion free, hypoallergenic, and free from latex rubber materials. They also come with a unique color-changing wetness indicator that tells you know when the baby’s diaper needs to be changed. The diaper also has an umbilical cord cut-out to protect the baby’s healing belly button.

Polypropylene along with other polymers is used in absorbent padding, waistband, side liners, leg elastic, and fastening systems. It protects against leakage while providing the baby with a snug and a gentle fit. The diapers are available in adorable Disney cartoon graphics of Winnie the Pooh and friends that provide new moms with a sense of normalcy in a clinical environment.

The global polypropylene (PP) absorbent hygiene market is predicted to exceed USD 17 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing birth rate and geriatric population will boost the market over the coming years. Moreover, awareness regarding female sanitation products will also support market growth.

Kimberly-Clark, SAAF, Gulsan Holding, and Mada, are major companies competing in the PP absorbent hygiene market. They participated in products diversification and mergers & acquisitions to impel their position in the global market.

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Polypropylene (PP) absorbent hygiene market is expected to reach USD 17.03 billion by 2022

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The global polypropylene (PP) absorbent hygiene market is expected to reach USD 17.03 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing hygiene awareness among consumers regarding the utility of diapers and rising infant population across the globe is expected to remain a key driving factor for global PP absorbent hygiene market over the forecast period. The growing geriatric population base in the U.S., Japan, and Europe has created demand for adult incontinence products.

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Replacement of synthetic raw materials with bio-based substitutes are anticipated to create new avenues for industry participants. Bio-based polypropylene polymers help in preventing skin rashes among babies, keeping them dry. However, prolonged exposure to polypropylene absorbent products may cause respiratory tract problems, eye irritation, skin problems and neurological problems. Several R&D initiatives are being taken by the market player to improvise their product portfolio in the polypropylene absorbent hygiene industry.
Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Global polypropylene (PP) absorbent hygiene market demand was 3.22 million tons in 2014 and is expected to reach 5.75 million tons by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 7.6% from 2015 to 2022
  • The spunbond technological process emerged as the leading technology used and accounted for over 45% of total market in 2014. This technology is considered economical in comparison to its counterparts.
  • Baby diapers were the most dominant application segment and accounted for over 35% of total market volume in 2014. Increasing birth rates in Asia Pacific is expected to drive this segment over the forecast period.
  • Asia Pacific was the leading regional market with a demand exceeding 35% of the total market in 2014. Shifting consumer buying trends coupled with growing urbanization and increasing disposable income among consumers in India, China, Indonesia and Vietnam is expected to drive the regional market over the forecast period.
  • Growth in developed economies of Europe and North America is expected to be driven primarily due to increasing geriatric population. Urinary incontinence has been a major problem among aging population which leads to pressure sores and skin irritation.
  • Major polypropylene absorbent hygiene market participants include Kimberly Cark, Mitsui, Fibertex, Mada, Pegas Nonwovens, Jofo and Polymers Group Inc. Companies adopt a low-cost strategy to attract customers and gain market share. R&D initiatives to develop superior products play a critical role in penetrating the market.

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Textile chemicals market value is anticipated to exceed USD 30.70 billion by 2025

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The global textile chemicals market value is anticipated to exceed USD 30.70 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The rising consumer demand for innovative and styled clothing products is exepected to be a key factor steering the market growth in the coming years.

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Due to increased disposable income and high purchasing power especially in the emerging economies such as China, India, Russia, and Brazil is anticipated to result in increased demand for textile chemicals in the next eight years. However, stringent regulatory laws implemented on the usage of fabric chemicals due to its hazardous impact on environment and human health is expected to remain a critical challenge for the manufacturers.

Home furnishing applications dominated the textile chemicals market with demand exceeding 3,600 kilo tons in 2015. Apparel segment accounted for over 25% of global revenue in 2015. Increasing usage of specialty chemicals in emerging application segments such as medical, industrial, and construction textiles is expected to further boost the market growth in the next eight years.

Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • The global textile chemicals demand was 9.78 million tons in 2015 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% over the forecast period to reach a total market size exceeding 13 million tons by 2025
  • Coating and sizing chemicals was the largest consumed product category with a total worth of USD 6,353.5 million in 2015 while accounting for just over 30% of the global demand in 2015
  • Asia Pacific textile chemicals industry is expected to witnessed the fastest growth and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2016 to 2025. Expansion of key textile manufacturing players in the region, coupled with increasing domestic consumption of novel textile products is expected to support the region to maintain its dominance over the forecast period.
  • Technical textile application segment is estimated to witness the fastest growth over the next nine years. The U.S. product market in the segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% from 2016 to 2025 to reach a net worth of USD 930.1 million by 2025
  • The global industry is discreetly fragmented with the top five enterprises accounting for over 50% of the total revenue in 2015. Major companies identified in this industry include BASF, Dow Chemical Company, Bayer AG, Huntsman International LLC and Sumitomo Chemicals Co. Ltd.

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Aerospace plastics market is expected to reach USD 11.88 billion by 2022

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The global aerospace plastics market is expected to reach USD 11.88 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Plastics are being increasingly used in the aerospace industry, due to their beneficial properties including aircraft weight reduction, thereby making it safer and more economical. Development and penetration of advanced plastics including PPS and PMMA has further intensified the market demand for these applications.

Airframe & fuselage was the largest application accounting for 28.2% in 2014. Aircraft frame contains the maximum amount of carbon fiber reinforced plastic and composites which makes airframes lighter by as much as 20% as compared to conventional aluminum designs. Rising awareness among manufacturers regarding the benefits of these polymers to reduce the overall weight of the aircraft and increase fuel efficiency is expected to propel demand for aerospace grade plastics over the forecast period.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Europe was the largest market for aerospace plastics accounting for 42.9% of total demand in 2014 and is expected to continue its dominance due to the availability of skilled engineers and a glut of investments seen in research and development. The presence of foreign companies in France which include European consortiums along with French participants (including ATR, EADS) has significantly bolstered the European market.
  • Demand in commercial & freighter aircraft was 41,276.7 tons in 2014. Utilization of plastics in aircraft helps not only in reducing operating cost by reducing the weight but also keeps a check on maintenance issues. The market is expected to witness growth on account of innovations done in Boeing and other passenger aircraft for ensuring passenger comfort and reducing fuel emission.
  • Epoxy based materials demand in cabin areas is expected to reach 7,274.8 tons by 2022. These polymers possess characteristics such as solvent-free processing, excellent mechanical properties and adhesion and high surface quality. Moreover, the relatively low price of epoxy resin as compared to other engineered polymers such as PEI and PEEK is expected to promote its importance.
  • Asia Pacific aerospace plastics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.9% from 2015 to 2022. Rising investments in the military budget along with licensed production of defense aircraft have necessitated the demand for these polymers. Japan’s participation in projects such as Boeing 767 and 787 mainly in designing of fuselage structure, wings, and other complicated components is facilitating growth opportunities for the market in Asia Pacific.
  • Toray, Toho Tenax, Mitsubishi Rayon and Hexcel dominated the global aerospace plastics market accounting for over 70% of the market share in 2014. Vertical integration strategy has assisted Toray to deliver products promptly, which in turn has helped it to retain its leading position in the market. The current carbon fiber prepreg supply is geared towards aerospace markets.

Grand View Research has segmented the global aerospace plastics market by application, end-use and region:

Application Outlook(Volume Tons, Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

  • Airframe & fuselage
  • Wings & Rotor Blades
  • Empennage
  • Flight deck & cockpit
  • Cabin areas
  • Others

End-use Outlook(Volume Tons, Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

  • Commercial & freighter aircrafts
  • Military aircrafts
  • Rotary aircrafts
  • General aviation

Regional Outlook (Volume Tons, Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • RoW

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Paint Protection Film Market Analysis and Growth to 2022

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The global paint protection film market is expected to reach USD 1.49 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The growth of automotive industry coupled with rising consumer awareness regarding car protection is expected to remain key factors driving the market growth.

Increasing application scope in end-use industries such as electrical & electronics and aerospace & defense is expected to further contribute towards the industry growth. Changing lifestyle along with a shift in preference towards the looks of the vehicle is also expected to have a positive influence on the market growth.

Increasing per capita disposable income levels in emerging economies of Asia Pacific such as China, India, and Thailand coupled with the advent of technologies such as internet connected cars is expected to fuel automotive sales and in turn compliment paint protective film market growth.

U.S. paint protection film market revenue by application, 2012-2022, (USD Million)

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Global paint protection film market demand was 5,331.1thousand sq. meters in 2014 and is expected to reach 8,018.0 thousand sq. meters by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.3%from 2015 to 2022
  • Increasing defense sector investment in countries such as China, India and Russia is expected to drive PPF demand in aerospace & defense applications over the forecast period
  • Asia Pacific was the leading regional market with demand share estimated at 33.3% in 2014. Automotive production growth and advent of China as the leading producer in the industry is expected to drive the regional growth over the forecast period. Strong demand for premium passenger cars in India and Southeast Asia alike is also expected to help in market development.
  • The industry is characterized by the strong scope for development in the electronics sector. Though a niche segment currently, electronics such as mobile phones, tablets, and display screens are being applied with protection films to preserve their aesthetics and design integrity
  • Global paint protection film market share is moderately fragmented among multinational corporations and small domestic companies. Major industry participants with a global presence include 3M Company, Avery Denison, SunTek Films, XPEL, Solar Gard, Premier Protective Films International, Argotec, Premium Shield and Vanzetti Engineering S.R.L. There is a considerable presence of integrated companies in the industry that are involved in TPU films manufacturing along with its downstream application as paint protection.

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Silicone Elastomers Market is Expected to Reach USD 10.02 Billion by 2022

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The global silicone elastomers market is expected to reach USD 10.02 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Superior quality over conventional elastomers make it imperative for industrial usage. Surge in demand for silicone elastomer in major end-use industries such as electrical & electronics, healthcare, automotive and construction is expected to drive the overall demand for the next seven years.

High production costs may emerge as a major hindrance to the overall market development. These costs are attributed to raw material availability and processing. Massive infrastructure development taken by governments in the emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil, and Argentina are expected to create apple opportunities for the business players to gain market share and attain sustainability.

U.S. silicone elastomers market volume by product, 2012-2022, (Kilo Tons)

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Global silicone elastomer market was worth USD 6,507.31 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 5.8% from 2015 to 2022.
  • High temperature vulcanized (HTV) was the most dominant product and accounted for over 50% of the overall revenue generated from the product segment. Room temperature vulcanized (RTV) to witness fastest growth at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2015 to 2022. Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is expected to gain market share by 0.13% for the forecast period.
  • Silicone elastomer used in construction accounted for over 40% of the overall application segment. Rapid urbanization and industrialization in emerging countries is expected to increase the overall demand. Electrical & electronics applications and healthcare industry is expected to increase grow at a CAGR of 5.7% and 6.4% over the next seven years.
  • Asia Pacific silicone elastomer market accounted for over 55% of the overall revenue in 2014. Support from various applications from emerging countries such as South East Asia, South Korea, China and India is expected to benefit the regional market. Central & South America is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 5.6% from 2015 to 2022. Increasing construction spending in Brazil, Argentina and Peru is expected to have positive impact on the market.
  • The industry has numerous market players and frequent price wars are witnessed. Frequent investment on M&As and expansion is witnessed to gain market share. Dow Corning announced the expansion of its Silastic fluorosilicone rubber product line. This expansion is presumed to benefit the automotive industry as this product increases temperature resistance and offers flexibility for next generation designs. The company also introduced its novel Liquid Silicone Rubber processing technology for medical devices, developed in collaboration with Silcotech.

Grand View Research has segmented the silicone elastomers market on the basis of product, application and region:

Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

  • High Temperature Vulcanize (HTV)
  • Room Temperature Vulcanize (RTV)
  • Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR)

Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Consumer Goods
  • Construction
  • Others

Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Central & South America
  • Brazil

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Epoxy Resins Market Size To Reach $12.10 Billion By 2022

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The global epoxy resins market is expected to reach USD 12.10 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing demand for paints & coatings on account of growing construction and automotive industries is expected to drive global epoxy resin market over the forecast period.

Extensive application base across various end-use industries has affected the market growth and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Epoxy resin has been gaining demand across various industrial applications such as aerospace, electrical & electronic laminates, construction, transportation, powder coatings, composites and marine coatings.

Paints & coatings was the largest application segment accounting for over 40% of global market in 2014. High automotive coating demand, on account of increasing automobile production, is expected to drive this segment over the forecast period. Composites are expected to witness the highest growth of 7.3% from 2015 to 2022. Growing demand for light weight, high performance materials particularly in automotive industry is expected to drive this segment over the next seven years.

U.S. Epoxy Resins Market Revenue By Application, 2012-2022, (USD Million)

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Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • Global epoxy resins market size was 2.49 million tons in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2015 to 2022.
  • Asia Pacific epoxy resins market accounted for over 60% of total consumption in 2014. The regional industry is characterized by rapid industrialization as result of favorable government policies such as financial incentives and tax benefits prompting private investment in the region. China is a major epoxy resin consumers and accounted for approximately 70% of the regional demand in 2014.
  • Asia Pacific is also expected to witness the highest growth of 7.2% from 2015 to 2022. Increasing construction spending in India, China and Indonesia has prompted the need for paints & coatings which has propelled the demand for epoxy resins in the region.
  • The industry is moderately concentrated with top five companies accounting for over 50% of global epoxy market share in 2014. Major companies operating globally include Nan Ya Plastic Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Sanmu Group, Hexion Speciality Chemicals Inc. and Kukdo Chemical.

Grand View Research has segmented the global epoxy resin market on the basis of product and region: 

Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

  • Paints & Coatings
  • Wind Turbine
  • Composites
  • Construction
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Adhesives
  • Others

Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • Korea
  • Central & South America
  • Middle East & Africa

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