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Examine the World Medical Nonwoven Disposables Markets

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World Medical Nonwoven Disposables Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Nonwoven Disposables in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Incontinence Products, Surgical Non-Woven Products, and Medical Non-Woven Supplies. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 158 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Ahlstrom Corporation, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Buckeye Technologies, Inc., EI. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND CO., Fiberweb Plc, Freudenberg Nonwovens, Polymer Group, Inc., Precision Fabrics Group, Attends Healthcare Products, Inc., Covidien, Kendall Healthcare Products Company, Hogy Medical Co., Ltd., Kao Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Medline Industries, Inc., Molnlycke Health Care AB, Nissan Medical Industries, Ltd., SCA Hygiene Products AG, THE HARTMANN GROUP, and UniCharm Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.



CONTENTS 


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definition and Scope of the Study I-3
Incontinence Products I-3
Surgical Non-Woven Products I-4
Types of Nonwovens I-4
Medical Non-woven Supplies I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
Outlook II-1
China - An Emerging Market II-1
Third World Countries Lag in Nonwovens Adoption II-1
Nonwovens - An Indispensable Part of Life II-2
Nonwoven Disposables Make Mark in Medical Applications II-2
Wovens Vs Nonwovens II-2
Market Leaders II-2
Table 1: Leading Players in the Global Nonwovens Market
(2004): Sales in US$ Million for Freudenberg, Dupont,
Kimberly-Clark, BBA, and PGI Nonwovens (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
The Nonwoven Textile Industry - Growing Steadily II-3
Nonwovens and Nonwoven Markets II-3
Nonwovens - A Versatile Fabric II-3
Nonwovens Turn Up-Hill II-4
Emerging Nonwoven Products II-4
Nonwovens to Prosper in Future II-5
Developing Nations - A Prospective Market II-5
Latest Developments in Nonwoven Fabrics II-5
Technology Developments II-6
Pre-Assembling Technique of Production for Greater Cost
Efficiency II-6
Nonwovens Production Pattern II-6
Table 2: Global Nonwovens Market (2003-2005): Production in
'000 Tons by Region/Country - Europe, North America, China,
Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Table 3: Global Nonwovens Market (2004 & 2009): Production in
US$ Billion II-7
Table 4: Global Nonwovens Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Production by Process - Carded, Spunlaid,
Airlaid, and Wetlaid (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Growth Propellers II-7
Improved Consumer Awareness on Cross Contamination II-7
Bloodless Operations Giving Way to Other Nonwoven Medical
Disposables II-7
Increase in Disposable Incomes II-8
Growth Restraints II-8
Rising Nonwoven Waste II-8
Cost - A Key Issue II-8
Bloodless Operation Procedures - A Possible Threat II-9
Reusables - A Potential Competitor II-9

2. Market Trends & Issues II-10
Graying Population Spurs Growth of Medical Nonwovens II-10
Innovative Products Throng the Adult Incontinence Marketplace II-10
Disposable Synthetic Gloves Making a Mark II-10
Product Diversification Underway II-10
Rising Popularity of Needlepunching II-11
Differentiate or Die II-11
Technology Enhancement - Need of the Hour II-11
Spunlace Manufacturing Technology - The Chosen One II-11
Spunbound-Meltblown-Spunbound Polypropylene - Another Popular
Technique II-12
A Penchant for Thinness II-12
Developments in Airlaid to Help Incontinence Producers II-12
Challenges Posed by the Use of Acrylic Acid in Diapers II-12

3. Demographic Trends II-13
Adult Incontinence Market II-13
Surgical Wearables Market II-13

4. A Recent Past and Historical Perspective II-14
Table 5: Worldwide Nonwovens Market (1991 & 2001): Production
in Millions Tons by Region - North America, Europe, & Japan;
Latin America; Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan); Middle East;
and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Nonwovens Consumption Pattern II-15
Shift in Production Base II-15
Table 6: Worldwide Nonwovens Market (1983-2000): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by Region - United States, Western
Europe, Japan, China, and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

5. Global Market Analysis II-16
Analysis by Major Regions II-16
USA II-16
Europe II-16
Asia-Pacific II-16
Analysis by Product Segment II-16
Incontinence Products II-16
Surgical Nonwovens Products II-17
Medical Nonwoven Supplies II-17

6. Product Overview II-18
Introduction II-18
Table 7: Global Nonwovens Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Sales by End-Use Application - Medical/Hygiene,
Car, Household, Industrial, Construction/Geotex,
Apparel/Interlining, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19
Production of Nonwovens II-19
Web Formation II-19
Drylaid Process II-20
Spunlaid/Spunbonded II-20
Wetlaid II-20
SMS Nonwoven II-20
Other Techniques II-20
Web Bonding II-20
Chemical Bonding II-20
Thermal Bonding II-21
Mechanical Bonding II-21
Finishing Treatments II-21

7. Overview of Product Segments II-22
A. Incontinence Products II-22
Incontinence Products for the Elderly II-22
Pads: A Comfortable Option II-22
Panty Shields/Liners - For More Active Lifestyle II-22
Disposable Underwear - Taking Care of Severity II-22
Diapers: A Part of Sanitary Paper Products Market II-22
Disposable Diapers II-22
Types of Disposable Diapers II-23
Use of Nonwoven Technology II-23
Incontinency at a Glance II-24
Types of Incontinence and Features/Causes for Incontinence II-24
Incontinence Widespread Among the Elderly II-25
Women More Prone to Incontinency than Men II-25
Incontinence Among Children II-25
Male Incontinence II-26
Ostomy - An Anatomical Depiction II-26
Disposables Market Overview II-26
Key Disposable Products II-26
Disposable Synthetic Gloves II-26
Disposable Surgical Masks II-26
Disposable Surgical Gowns II-27
The Adult Incontinence Market II-27
Adult Incontinence Market Witnesses Robust Expansion II-27
Obstacles to Market Growth II-28
Growth Prospects II-28
Institutional Market for Adult Incontinence II-28
Elders Driving Incontinence Demand II-29
Women Moving Towards Need Specific Products II-29
Changing the Look II-29
Rising Share of Private Labels II-29
Competitive Scenario II-29
Table 8: Leading Players in the Global Incontinence Diaper
Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for SCA
Corp., Kimberly-Clark, Tyco Healthcare, Paul Hartmann AG,
Unicharm, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30
B. Surgical Nonwoven Products II-30
Custom Procedure Trays - A Latent Threat II-31
Reusables Gaining Weight Due to Environmental Concerns II-31
Dissolvable Drapes to Save Environment II-31
Suiting the Needs II-31
C. Medical Nonwoven Supplies II-32
Medical Disposables - A Thriving Market II-32

8. Product Introductions/Innovations II-33
DuPont Launches Tyvek Brand Medical Packaging II-33
Kimberly-Clark Introduces Sleep Boxers and Shorts II-33
Eastman Introduces EastONE Cellulose Esters II-33
Polymer Group Launches Spinlace Fabrics II-33
Polymer Group to Introduce New Technology Wipes II-34
Kimberly-Clark Introduces Improved Products II-34
Kimberly-Clark Launches Two Premium Diapers II-34
American Medical Systems Launches AdVance Male Sling II-35
SCA Hygiene Re-launches Incontinence Products II-35
P&G India Launches Pampers Brand II-35
Ahlstrom Introduces BVB Fabric for Medical Gowns II-35
Nisseki Plasto Develops Milife Nonwoven Material II-36
PaperPak Launches New Line of Attends Adult Brief II-36
Principle Business Enterprises Launches Bariatric Brief and
TopLiner Booster Contour II-36
DuPont Medical Unveils DuPontO Suprel(TM) Medical Fabric II-36
BAMBO A-S Launches Bambolina Air Plus Disposable Diaper II-37
Kimberly-Clark Launches Pantiliners II-37
Hospital Specialty Introduces ToolWorks(TM) Wipers II-37
First Quality Extends Adult Absorbent Product Line II-37
Paul Hartmann Launches Ria Lady Care Incontinence Pads II-37

9. Recent Industry Activity II-38
Ahlstrom Acquires Spunlace Nonwoven Segment of Orlandi II-38
Attends Healthcare Acquires PaperPak II-38
Ahlstrom Acquires the Consumer Wipes Business of Fiberweb II-38
Polymer to Establish Advanced Spunbond Line II-39
Freudenberg Announces Plan to Upgrade Wet-laid Nonwovens Facility II-39
Kimberly-Clark to Set Up Manufacturing Facility in Russia II-39
Midwest Medical Receives Contract for Medical and Surgical
Supplies II-39
Pampers to Increase Investment in China II-39
Daio Paper Acquires Japanese Adult Disposable Diaper Business
of P&G II-40
Godrej Enters into Joint Venture with SCA Hygiene II-40
Claris to Establish R&D Center in India II-40
Semperit to Invest in Austrian Facility II-40
Kimberly-Clark Completes Kimberly-Clark Kenko Industria
Acquisition II-41
Polymed to Acquire American Medical Equipment Manufacturer II-41
OPG Group Acquires JP Medical II-41
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget to Form Joint Venture Company
with Nuqul Group II-41
Poly Medicure to Invest in New Production Facility in India II-41
Investor AB Acquires Molnlycke Health Care II-42
Trianim Renames Urinary Stress Incontinence Products for the
US Market II-42
Roundtable Healthcare Partners Takes Over Aspen II-42
Cardinal Health and Novation Sign Distribution Agreement II-43
JMS Co. to Set up Production and Distribution Unit II-43
Kimberly-Clark to Shut Down NRH Production Facility II-43
Medegen Divests Medical Products Division II-43
Productos Familia Starts Sanitary Towel Facility in Dominican
Republic II-44
Theragenics Acquires Galt Medical II-44
Shiseido to Divest Sanitary Napkin Business II-44
Kimberly Clark Mexico to Expand Production Capacity II-44
Kao Enters into Business Partnership with Livedo II-44
Polymer Group Establishes Medical Fabrics Facility II-45
OTN Enters into a Distribution Agreement with Owens & Minor II-45
Tempur-Pedic Medical Enters into Agreement with OSI II-46
Owens & Minor Acquire Assets of McKesson II-46
The Riverside Acquires ActivStyle II-46
Seirin Invests in Shizuoka Plant to Double Production Capacity II-46
Advanced Fabrics Signs Marketing Agreement with Ahlstrom II-47
DuPont Commissions New Nonwoven Fabrics Facility II-47
British Vita Acquires Thermoplastic Elastomer Compounding
Business of Polytex II-47
Oxboro Changes Name to Sterion II-47
Mitsui Chemicals Establishes Base in Thailand II-47
Tyco International Acquires Paragon Trade Brands II-48
Kimberly-Clark Acquires Remaining Stake in KCA II-48
Medline Signs Supply Agreement with AMD-Ritmed II-48
Medline in Contract with HealthTrust II-48
Hartmann Establishes Four Subsidiaries II-48
Mitsui Establishes Subsidiary to Produce Nonwovens II-48
PaperPak Divests Operations in North America and Europe II-49
Tufco Makes Equipment Investments II-49
Hartmann Establishes Subsidiary in Australia II-49
Toyobo Expands Production Capacity II-49
Thyo Ezai Renamed Livedo II-49
Hartmann Establishes Subsidiary in Iran II-49
Molnlycke Health Care Acquires Barrier(R) Business from Johnson
& Johnson II-49
Oxboro Acquires Sterion II-50
Kimberly-Clark and American Israeli Paper Mills Acquire Ovisan II-50
Associated Hygienic Products Acquires Drypers Assets II-50
BBA (China) Airlaid Commences Operations II-50
Procter & Gamble Establishes Plant in Mexico II-50
Kimberly-Clark Closes Five Divisions II-50
SCA Hygiene Renames Serenity Brand Incontinence Products II-51
Kimberly Clark Inks Agreement with Broadline II-51
3M and HealthTrust Purchasing Group Sign Surgical Materials
Contract II-51
3M and Consorta Agree to Sole-Source Contract for Dressings,
Drapes II-51
Drypers Disposes Assets to DSG International II-51
Procter & Gamble Closes Modesto Plant II-51

10. Focus on Select Global Players II-52
Review of Select Manufacturers of Nonwovens II-52
Ahlstrom Corporation (Finland) II-52
Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan) II-52
Buckeye Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-52
EI. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND CO. (DUPONT) (USA) II-53
Fiberweb Plc (USA) II-53
Freudenberg Nonwovens (Germany) II-53
Polymer Group, Inc. (USA) II-53
Precision Fabrics Group (USA) II-54
Review of Select Manufacturers of Nonwoven Disposables II-54
Attends Healthcare Products, Inc. (USA) II-54
Covidien (USA) II-54
Kendall Healthcare Products Company (USA) II-54
Hogy Medical Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-55
Kao Corporation (Japan) II-55
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA) II-55
Medline Industries, Inc. (USA) II-55
Molnlycke Health Care AB (Sweden) II-56
Nissan Medical Industries, Ltd. (Israel) II-56
SCA Hygiene Products AG (Germany) II-56
THE HARTMANN GROUP (Germany) II-57
UniCharm Corporation (Japan) II-57

11. Global Market Perspective II-58
Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 10: World Long-term Projections for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 11: World 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Incontinence Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 13: World Long-term Projections for Incontinence
Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 14: World 10-Year Perspective for Incontinence Products
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America,
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Surgical Nonwoven Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 16: World Long-term Projections for Surgical Nonwoven
Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 17: World 10-Year Perspective for Surgical Nonwoven
Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Medical Nonwoven Supplies by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 19: World Long-term Projections for Medical Nonwoven
Supplies by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 20: World 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Supplies by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Nonwovens Market III-1
Medical Nonwovens Market Relatively Mature III-1
Nonwovens - Poised for Further Growth III-1
Table 21: Nonwoven Fabrics Market in the US (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use Segment -
Consumer Disposables, Filtration Disposables, Medical
Disposables, Other Disposables, Geotextiles and Building
Construction Nondisposables, Electronics Nondisposables,
and Other Nondisposables (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Costs - A Major Concern III-2
Nonwoven Surgical/Medical Disposables Market III-2
Table 22: Nonwoven Disposables Market in the US (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use Segment -
Sanitary Facings, Medical Surgical, Filtration, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Rising Acceptance of Nonwovens in the Healthcare Industry III-3
Is the US Market Offering Significant Potential for
Reusable Healthcare Textiles? III-3
Home Healthcare to Prosper in Future III-4
OSHA Regulations Setting New Standards for Nonwovens III-4
Disposable Medical Supplies to Witness Significant Growth III-4
A Synopsis of the US Incontinence Market III-5
Adult Institutional Incontinence Market III-5
Consumer Trends III-5
Adult Incontinence: The Fastest Growing Product Category III-5
Incontinence: Widespread Among Women III-6
Are Diapers Under Threat? III-6
Use of Microporous Material III-6
Private Labels On Par with National Brands III-6
Leading Players/Brands in the US Incontinence Market III-7
Table 23: Leading Brands in the US Adult Incontinence Pads
Market (2007): Retail Sales in US$ Million for Depend,
Poise, Serenity, Entrust Plus, Serenity Dri Active PLUS,
Prevail, Serenity Night & Day, Sure Care, Curity, and
Attends (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 24: Leading Brands in the US Adult Incontinence Pads
Market (2007): Volume Sales in Million Units for Poise,
Depend, Serenity, Serenity Dri Active PLUS, Entrust Plus,
Serenity Night & Day, Prevail, Sure Care, Curity, and
Attends (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 25: Leading Brands in the US Adult Incontinence
Market (2006): Volume Sales in '000 Units for Depend,
Poise, Serenity, Serenity Dri Active PLUS, Serenity Night
and Day, and Entrust Plus (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 26: Leading Brands in the US Adult Incontinence
Market (2006): Value Sales in US$ '000 for Depend, Poise,
Serenity, Entrust Plus, Serenity Night and Day, and
Serenity Dri Active PLUS (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 27: Adult Incontinence Products Market in the US
(2005): Volume Sales in Million Units by Category - Mass
Market, Drug Stores, and Supermarkets (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 28: Adult Incontinence Products Market in the US
(2005): Value Sales in US$ Million by Category - Mass
Market, Drug Stores, and Supermarkets (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Recent Past Statistics III-9
Table 29: Leading Players and Brands in the US Adult
Incontinence Market (2001 & 2002): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales by Brand - Depend, Depend Poise, Tena, Sure
Care Slip-On, Attends, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 30: Adult Incontinence Market in the US (2001):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Distribution
Channel - Chain Drug Stores, Discount Stores, Food/Drug
Combination Stores, Supermarkets, and Independent Drug
Stores (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
Exports III-10
Imports III-10
Table 31: Nonwoven Roll Goods Market in the US
(2000-2002): Exports and Imports in US$ Million (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 32: Nonwoven Roll Goods Market in the US
(2000-2002): Exports and Imports in Million Tons
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 33: Nonwoven Roll Goods Market in the US (2002):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Exports by Country -
Mexico, Canada, UK, Japan, Germany, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 34: Nonwoven Roll Goods Market in the US (2002):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Imports by Country -
Israel, Germany, Canada, Italy, Mexico, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12
Product Launches/Developments III-13
Strategic Corporate Developments III-15
Key Players III-21
Attends Healthcare Products, Inc. III-21
Buckeye Technologies, Inc. III-21
Covidien III-22
Kendall Healthcare Products Company III-22
EI. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND CO. (DUPONT) III-22
Fiberweb Plc III-23
Kimberly-Clark Corporation III-23
Medline Industries, Inc. III-23
Polymer Group, Inc. III-23
Precision Fabrics Group III-24
Procter & Gamble Company III-24
B.Market Analytics III-25
Table 35: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment -
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 36: US Long-term Projections for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence Products,
Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 37: US 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven
Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets for Years
2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

2. Canada III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Current & Future Analysis III-27
Rising Use of Nonwoven Disposables III-27
Nonwovens to Grow Further III-27
Market Players III-27
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 38: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment -
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 39: Canadian Long-term Projections for Medical
Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence
Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven
Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 40: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven
Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets for Years
2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

3. Japan III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current & Future Analysis III-30
Market Overview III-30
Prevailing Market Conditions III-30
Adult Diapers - A Thriving Market III-30
Market Players III-30
Steady Growth in the Offing III-31
Innovative Surgical Kits Command Massive Demand III-31
Intense Price Competition Drives Manufacturers to Low-Cost
Production Sites III-31
Segment Review III-31
Key Statistics III-32
Table 41: Nonwovens Market in Japan (2001-2006): Production
(Volume in '000 Tons and Value in yens Billion) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 42: Nonwovens Market in Japan (2006): Production in
'000 Tons by Technology - Needlepunched,
Spunbonded/Meltblown, Thermalbonded, Chemicalbonded,
Spunlaced, Wetlaid, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 43: Nonwovens Market in Japan (2005 & 2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Production by Technology -
Needlepunch, Spunbond/Meltblown, Thermalbond, Chemicalbond,
Spunlace, Wet Type, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 44: Nonwovens Market in Japan (2005 & 2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales by End-Use Application -
Medical, Life, Industrial, Engineering Works, Garments,
Agriculture, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 45: Nonwovens Market in Japan (2002-2006): Exports
and Imports in '000 Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 46: Nonwovens Market in Japan (2002-2006): Exports
and Imports in yens Billion (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 47: Nonwovens Market in Japan (2004): Percentage
Breakdown of Production by Technology Type - Spunlaced,
SMS, Spunbonded, and Wetlaid (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 48: Medical Nonwoven Products in Japan (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Hospital Consumption by Product
Type - Drapes & Gowns, Sheets, Gauze, Caps, Masks, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34
Distribution Structure III-35
Direct Factory Sales of Incontinence Products to Increase III-35
A Recent Past Perspective of the Nonwoven Industry III-35
Table 49: Leading Manufacturers in the Japanese Spunbonded
Nonwovens Market (2002): Capacity in Tons by Polymer Type III-36
Nonwoven Technologies III-36
Strategic Corporate Developments III-36
Key Players III-38
Asahi Kasei Corporation III-38
Hogy Medical Co., Ltd. III-38
Kao Corporation III-38
UniCharm Corporation III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 50: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment -
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 51: Japanese Long-term Projections for Medical
Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence
Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven
Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 52: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven
Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets for Years
2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4. Europe III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Current & Future Analysis III-41
European Medical Nonwovens Market III-41
Table 53: Nonwovens Market in Europe (2001-2006):
Production in '000 Tons (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-41
New Regulatory Standards Propelling Drapes and Gowns Market III-42
Tussle Between Disposable and Reusable Drapes and Gowns III-42
Growing Use of Nonwovens III-42
Shift Towards Spunmelt and Spunlacing Production Lines III-43
The Institutional Side III-43
Market Players III-43
Table 54: Leading Producers in the European Adult
Incontinence Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of
Production for SCA, Hartmann, P&G, PaperPak, Tyco/Kendall,
Kimberly-Clark, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-44
Surgical Drapes, Gloves, and Gowns Markets in Europe III-44
Overview of Disposable Nappies Market III-44
New Innovations and Growth in Incontinence Products Driving
Nappies Market III-45
Future Prospects III-45
Product Launches/Developments III-45
Strategic Corporate Developments III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 55: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 56: European Long-term Projections for Medical
Nonwoven Disposables by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 57: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment -
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 58: European Long-term Projections for Medical
Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence
Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven
Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 59: European 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 60: European 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven
Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets for Years
2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4a. France III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Current & Future Analysis III-52
Incontinence - A Potential Market III-52
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 61: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment -
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 62: French Long-term Projections for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence Products,
Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 63: French 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven
Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets for Years
2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4b. Germany III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Current & Future Analysis III-54
Market Overview III-54
Product Launch III-54
Strategic Corporate Developments III-54
Key Players III-55
Freudenberg Nonwovens III-55
SCA Hygiene Products AG III-55
THE HARTMANN GROUP III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 64: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment -
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 65: German Long-term Projections for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence Products,
Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 66: German 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven
Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets for Years
2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4c. Italy III-58
A.Market Analysis III-58
Current & Future Analysis III-58
Strategic Corporate Development III-58
B.Market Analytics III-59
Table 67: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment -
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 68: Italian Long-term Projections for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence Products,
Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 69: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven
Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets for Years
2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

4d. The United Kingdom III-61
A.Market Analysis III-61
Current & Future Analysis III-61
A Lucrative Market for Incontinence Products III-61
Private Labels - An Emerging Market III-61
Product Launch III-61
Strategic Corporate Development III-62
B.Market Analytics III-62
Table 70: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment -
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 71: UK Long-term Projections for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence Products,
Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 72: UK 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven
Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets for Years
2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

4e. Spain III-64
Market Analysis III-64
Current & Future Analysis III-64
Table 73: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment -
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 74: Spanish Long-term Projections for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence Products,
Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 75: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven
Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets for Years
2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

4f. Russia III-66
A.Market Analysis III-66
Current & Future Analysis III-66
Market Overview III-66
Diaper Market Registers Sky-High Growth III-66
Role of Distribution and Cost III-66
Strategies to Fuel Market Growth III-66
Strategic Corporate Development III-67
B.Market Analytics III-67
Table 76: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment -
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 77: Russian Long-term Projections for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence Products,
Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 78: Russian 10-Year Perspective for Medical Nonwoven
Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven
Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets for Years
2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

4g. Rest of Europe III-69
A.Market Analysis III-69
Current & Future Analysis III-69
Strategic Corporate Developments III-69
Key Players III-70
Ahlstrom Corporation (Finland) III-70
Molnlycke Health Care AB (Sweden) III-70
B.Market Analytics III-71
Table 79: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment-
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 80: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Medical
Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence
Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven
Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 81: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Medical
Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Incontinence Products,
Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven Supplies
Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-72

5. Asia-Pacific III-73
A.Market Analysis III-73
Current & Future Analysis III-73
Market Overview III-73
Table 82: Nonwovens Market in Asia-Pacific (2004 & 2009):
Production in US$ Billion III-73

Table 83: Nonwovens Market in Asia (2004-2006): Production
in '000 Tons by Select Country - China, Japan, Korea, and
Taiwan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 84: Nonwovens Market in Asia (2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Production by Country - China, Japan, Korea,
Taiwan, India, and Other ASEAN Countries (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 85: Nonwovens Market in Asia (2006): Production in
'000 Tons by Technology - Needlepunched,
Spunbonded/Meltblown, Thermalbonded, Chemicalbonded,
Spunlaced, Wet-laid, and Others by Select Country - China,
Korea, and Taiwan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75
Focus on Select Markets III-75
China III-75
Market with Great Potential III-75
Factors Influencing Nonwovens Growth III-75
Nonwovens Market in the Recent Past III-76
SARS Outbreak Boosts Surgical Market III-76
Table 86: Nonwovens Market in China (2001): Percentage
Breakdown of Production by Processing Type -
Spunlaid/Meltblown, Drylaid (Thermalbond, Chemical Bond,
Needlepunch, Spunlaced, & Airlaid), and Wetlaid
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76
Hong Kong III-77
Medical Use Nonwovens III-77
India III-77
Nonwoven Disposables Market III-77
Table 87: Nonwovens Market in India (2002 & 2007): Fabric
Volume Sales in Tons by End-Use Application - Absorbent
Hygiene, Medical, Wipes, Domestic Producers, Filter
Disposables, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-78
Market Offers Long Term Growth Prospects III-78
Production III-78
Table 88: Nonwovens Market in India (2004 & 2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Production by Process -
Needlepunched, Spunbond, Carded Chemical Bond, High Loft,
Carded Thermal Bond, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-79
Consumption III-80
Product Launch III-80
Strategic Corporate Developments III-80
Key Player III-82
Fu Burg Industrial Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) III-82
B.Market Analytics III-83
Table 89: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Medical Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment-
Incontinence Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and
Medical Nonwoven Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 90: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Medical
Nonwoven Disposables by Product Segment - Incontinence
Products, Surgical Nonwoven Products, and Medical Nonwoven
Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Gr


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