Projections indicate substantial growth for the global bicomponent fiber market. According to a recent report, “the global bicomponent fiber market was approximately USD 1.68 billion in 2018 and is expected to generate around USD 2.5 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of around 5.1% between 2019 and 2026.”
The need for bicomponent fiber nonwovens is increasing with the demand for high-strength, lightweight materials continues to rise. Bicomponent fibers are composed of filaments made from two distinct polymers that are extruded together, joining both polymers into one filament. The polymers differ in chemical nature and physical properties and impart unique characteristics.
Applications for bicomponent fibers include personal care textiles, medical textiles, package textiles, automotive textiles, protective textiles, and more. Bicomponent fibers are economical and offer features like thermal bonding, extremely fine fibers, self-bulking properties, as well as unique cross-sectioned patterns.
The market anticipated to show the highest rate of growth for bicomponent nonwovens is the hygiene market. Increasing hygiene and health awareness is fueling the demand for personal care products like wet wipes, baby diapers, and feminine products. The automotive industry is expected to be the second largest market segment. Bicomponent fibers well-suited for the development of lightweight, high-strength items for the automotive industry, including seat belts, seat covers, headliners, floor mats and carpets.
WPT Nonwovens is your domestic source for high quality bicomponent nonwovens. WPT is positioned to serve not only high-volume needs, but we are also happy to fill small niche orders. Other advantages we offer include:
- Ability to provide a sample within 30 days
- Production and shipment of your order within four to six weeks
- Extensive experience in developing nonwoven polyester fabric
- Unsurpassed customer service
- A fully capable manufacturing facility located in Beaver Dam, Kentucky
Ready to discuss your bicomponent nonwoven needs? Contact us today!