The global market for elastic laminates is expected to be valued around US$ 8.3 Bn by 2028. The elastic laminates market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period, 2018-2028.
Elastic laminates have excellent stretch properties and help diaper, adult incontinence, and feminine care manufacturers to build comfort into their products. Elastic laminates are used for better stretchability in hygiene products.
Elastic laminates can have different structures such as strand-based, film-based, netting-based, and nonwovens-based. Strand-based elastic laminates are wearable products such as baby diapers and adult diapers. Film-based elastic laminates are used in tape manufacturing for hygiene products.
Netting-based elastic laminates have a co-extruded multilayer structure of different polymers forming different layers on the same netting configuration. The nonwovens-based elastic laminate are laminates of extensible nonwoven webs of fibers and thermoplastic elastic materials. These laminates can be mono-layered or multi-layered.
The global elastic laminates market has been categorized on the basis of material type, structure, and application. By material type, propylene-based elastomers hold the maximum share in the global elastic laminates market, which can be attributed to ease in availability of polypropylene.
Elastic laminates can also be manufactured using materials such as ethylene-based elastomers, styrene-block copolymers, and other polyethylene terephthalate-based elastomers. By application, the elastic laminates market has been segmented into hygiene, medical, and other applications.
Increase in Demand for Diapers and Incontinence Products to Fillip the Growth of Global Elastic Laminates Market
Application of elastic laminates in baby diapers accounts for more than 80% of the hygiene application products segment. Manufacturers prefer using elastic laminates to manufacture premium hygiene products in order to provide better comfort, absorbency, and leakage resistance. High birth rates in developing countries are expected to fuel the growth of the global elastic laminates market.
Elastic laminates are used in the back-sheets of diapers. Elastic netting-based laminates provide good water vapor transmission, making the diapers more comfortable to the wearer. Relative humidity and temperature within the diaper or other hygienic products such as sanitary pads and adult diapers can be reduced using laminates of breathable films and nonwoven webs. The aforementioned factors are anticipated to further drive the growth of the global elastic laminates market during the forecast period.
Government Initiatives Increase Awareness of Health and Hygiene, Creating Opportunities for Hygiene Products
There are enormous opportunities for players operating in the global elastic laminate market to conquer the Asian markets, in view of the fact that the purchasing power of the people is increasing, along with the increasing awareness regarding personal hygiene. Along with this, aggressive promotions, various initiatives taken by governments and NGOs, as well as rising education levels have led to an increase in demand for diapers and feminine care products, which, in turn, are fuelling the elastic laminates market.
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Global Elastic Laminates Market: Key Drivers
- Adoption of advanced technology to decrease cost of diapers, reshape diaper design by changing the components, and increase the use of elastic laminates
- More focus on making and introducing biodegradable and recyclable materials for elastic lamination
- High investment in research and development to manufacture elastic laminates with improved composition
Global Elastic Laminates Market: Recent Developments
Elastic laminates are being used in diapers in adhesive closure systems such as frontal tapes and elastic mechanical tapes. For instance,
By application type, the hygiene segment in the elastic laminates market was valued at approximately US$ 3.9 Bn in the year 2017. The medical segment is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR in the global elastic laminates market. The hygiene segment is expected to create an incremental opportunity of approximately US$ 1.6 Bn by the end of 2022.
Detailed profiles of companies are also included in the elastic laminates market report to evaluate their strategies, key product offerings, and SWOT analysis along with the recent developments.
The key players operating in the global elastic laminates market are Golden Phoenix Fiberwebs, Inc., Pantex International S.p.A., Neos Italia Srl, Mondi Group plc, Berry Global Group, Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp, Tredegar Corporation, Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., Kraton Corporation, and Aplix S.A. Many local and unrecognized players are expected to contribute to the global elastic laminates market during 2018-2028.
- Lohmann-koester GmbH & Co. KG offers elastic laminates for application in baby diapers such as for frontal tapes, elastic mechanical tapes, and elastic side panels.
- Procter & Gamble introduced new and improved Pampers Cruisers Diapers with extra absorb channels, which enable babies to stay drier, and the diaper does not sag like ordinary diapers.
- Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. increased the production of polypropylene-based netting and non-woven products.
Key Segments Covered in the Elastic Laminates Market
By Material Type
- Ethylene-based Elastomers
- Propylene-based Elastomers
- Styrene-block Copolymers
- Others (PET-based)
- Elastic Strand Based
- Elastic Film Based
- Elastic Netting Based
- Elastic Nonwovens based
- Feminine Care
- Other Applications
Key Regions Covered in the Elastic Laminates Market
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Western Europe
- Rest of Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Rest of Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ)
- ASEAN Countries
- Australia & New Zealand
- Rest of Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- GCC Countries
- Northern Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa