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Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market by Type (Flap Wheels, Convolute Wheels, Unified Wheels), By Application (Automotive, Metaling, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market by Type (Flap Wheels, Convolute Wheels, Unified Wheels), By Application (Automotive, Metaling, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global nonwoven abrasives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for nonwoven abrasives in various applications, such as automotive, metalworking, and other applications. In terms of type, the flap wheels segment is expected to lead the global nonwoven abrasives market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to their high efficiency and low cost as compared to other types of nonwoven abrasives. In terms of region, North America is expected to lead the global nonwoven abrasives market during the forecast period owing to its large automotive industry and growing metalworking sector.

Global Nonwoven Abrasives Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Nonwoven Abrasives are materials that have been processed to create a fabric-like product. This product can be used as an abrasive for various purposes, including sanding and polishing. Nonwoven Abrasives often provide a more consistent finish than traditional sandpaper, and they can be used on a variety of surfaces.

Flap Wheels:

Flap wheels are used in the nonwoven abrasives market as they offer high-quality surface finish and possess superior durability. The growing demand for advanced flap wheel products with low coarseness factor is expected to drive the growth of this market over the forecast period.

The increasing usage of these products in applications such as metal, automotive, engineering plastics, glass and paper is anticipated to propel their demand over the next seven years.

Convolute Wheels:

Convolute wheels are used in the manufacturing of abrasive products such as nonwoven abrasives. These wheels consist of a series of concentric and radial wear rings, which are mounted on a common hub. The number and position of these rings can be changed to provide different configurations for performing tasks such as polishing or grinding. These wheels find application in various industries including automotive, aerospace & defense, electronics, construction equipment etc.

Application Insights:

The automotive application segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2017 and is projected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. Nonwoven abrasives are used as an integral part of a tire manufacturing process, which includes the production of rubber components. The growing importance of nonwoven abrasives in tire manufacturing is expected to drive their demand from 2018 to 2030.

Nonwoven abrasives are also used extensively in metaling applications including cutting tools, discs, tiles and bars among others. These products help reduce metal loss during machining operations by providing consistent wear resistance across alloys and metals while reducing metal chips generated during machining operations without increasing cost per unit area or weight compared with conventional grinding wheels or knives.  Increasing demand for these products from various industries including construction & building materials, industrial machinery & equipment manufacturers along with rising penetration rates are anticipated to fuel product demand over the forecast period.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific was the largest market for global nonwoven abrasives in 2016 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The growth of this region can be attributed to increasing automotive production in countries such as India, China, Japan, and South Korea. In addition, rising metal cutting applications across various end-use industries are anticipated to drive product demand over the next eight years.

The Asia Pacific nonwoven abrasives industry accounted for a share of more than 30% in 2016 owing to high automotive production coupled with growing industrialization across key emerging economies including India and China. However, recent slowdown in manufacturing activities due to economic uncertainties may hamper market growth during the forecast period from 2017 to 2030  (ref).

North America is expected witness significant growth on account of increasing use of non-woven products as they provide superior results when compared with other materials used for same purpose (ref).

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from end-use industries such as automotive, aerospace, and construction
  • Growing awareness about the benefits of using nonwoven abrasives over traditional abrasives
  • Rising investments in research and development to develop new and innovative products
  • Growing popularity of environmentally friendly products
  • Expansion of distribution channels to reach a wider customer base

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Nonwoven Abrasives Market Research Report

By Type

Flap Wheels, Convolute Wheels, Unified Wheels

By Application

Automotive, Metaling, Other

By Companies

3M, Camel Grinding Wheels, Norton, Dynabrade, Metabo, Weiler, PFERD, United Abrasives, KREEB

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market Report Segments:

The global Nonwoven Abrasives market is segmented on the basis of:


Flap Wheels, Convolute Wheels, Unified Wheels

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Automotive, Metaling, Other

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. 3M
  2. Camel Grinding Wheels
  3. Norton
  4. Dynabrade
  5. Metabo
  6. Weiler
  7. PFERD
  8. United Abrasives
  9. KREEB

Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market Overview

Highlights of The Nonwoven Abrasives Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Flap Wheels
    2. Convolute Wheels
    3. Unified Wheels
  1. By Application:

    1. Automotive
    2. Metaling
    3. Other
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Nonwoven Abrasives Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Nonwoven abrasives are made from a variety of materials, including paper, cloth, and plastics. They are often used to remove material by rubbing it against an abrasive surface.

Some of the key players operating in the nonwoven abrasives market are 3M, Camel Grinding Wheels, Norton, Dynabrade, Metabo, Weiler, PFERD, United Abrasives, KREEB.

The nonwoven abrasives market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Nonwoven Abrasives Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Nonwoven Abrasives Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Nonwoven Abrasives Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Nonwoven Abrasives Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Flap Wheels
      5.3.2. Convolute Wheels
      5.3.3. Unified Wheels
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Automotive
      6.3.2. Metaling
      6.3.3. Other
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Nonwoven Abrasives Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Nonwoven Abrasives Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Automotive
      9.4.2. Metaling
      9.4.3. Other
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Flap Wheels
      9.7.2. Convolute Wheels
      9.7.3. Unified Wheels
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Nonwoven Abrasives Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Nonwoven Abrasives Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Automotive
      10.4.2. Metaling
      10.4.3. Other
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Flap Wheels
      10.7.2. Convolute Wheels
      10.7.3. Unified Wheels
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Nonwoven Abrasives Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Nonwoven Abrasives Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Automotive
      11.4.2. Metaling
      11.4.3. Other
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Flap Wheels
      11.7.2. Convolute Wheels
      11.7.3. Unified Wheels
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Nonwoven Abrasives Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Nonwoven Abrasives Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Automotive
      12.4.2. Metaling
      12.4.3. Other
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Flap Wheels
      12.7.2. Convolute Wheels
      12.7.3. Unified Wheels
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Nonwoven Abrasives Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Nonwoven Abrasives Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Automotive
      13.4.2. Metaling
      13.4.3. Other
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Nonwoven Abrasives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Flap Wheels
      13.7.2. Convolute Wheels
      13.7.3. Unified Wheels
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Nonwoven Abrasives Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Nonwoven Abrasives Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Nonwoven Abrasives Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Nonwoven Abrasives Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. 3M Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Camel Grinding Wheels Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Norton Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Dynabrade Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Metabo Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Weiler Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. PFERD Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. United Abrasives Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. KREEB Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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