The global market for nonwoven materials and products is expected to reach 11.9 billion lbs in 2010, according to a new technical market research report, Nonwoven Materials and Products, from BCC Research. The market is expected to increase to nearly 15.6 billion pounds in 2015, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6%.

The North American segment of the market is expected to increase at a five-year CAGR of 3.4%, rising from an estimated 2.2 billion lbs in 2010 to 2.6 billion lbs in 2015. The subsegment of that market, made up of durables, is expected to rise from 691 million lbs in 2010 to 829 million lbs in 2015, for a CAGR of 3.7%. The North American subsegment made up of disposables is expected to rise at a CAGR of 3.2%, increasing from 1.5 billion lbs in 2010 to nearly 1.8 billion lbs in 2015.

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