The polypropylene fiber market is expected to grow substantially by 2027 owing to surging demand for lighter & more durable fibers in various applications across the automotive and construction industries.

Polypropylene fiber is a synthetic linear polymer fiber derived from propylene polymerization. It offers several advantages, including corrosion resistance, lightweight, high strength, and toughness, among others. Polypropylene fibers are commonly used in the construction industry.

Polypropylene fiber is a versatile polymer that finds application in a wide range of fields, such as precast concrete, roads, tunnels, industrial pavements, and special mortars, among others. It is mixed with concrete to enhance the mechanical and physical properties of the concrete mixture to reduce the formation of cracks, which has boosted industry uptake. The booming automotive and construction industries across emerging economies have also propelled product demand in recent years.

Moreover, industry participants have been implementing strategic initiatives to tap into emerging trends in the market, thereby fostering overall business outlook. For instance, in April 2021, FiberVisions, a leading fiber producer, and Avgol, a prominent spunlaid nonwoven manufacturer, partnered to develop a patented biotransformation technology, which changes the properties of polyolefins to make them biodegradable.

The biotransformation technology is expected to enable companies to provide disposable products with a unique managed lifecycle and enhance their vast existing library of fiber/spunlaid offers. The partnership's primary focus was the development of non-oxo-degradable components for personal protection masks and agricultural, face coverings, industrial, hygiene, and homecare applications.

The polypropylene fiber market has been segmented on the basis of end-user, form, application, and region. With respect to form, the market has further been categorized into staple and continuous. The continuous sub-segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 2.9% through the study timeframe to garner a sizable valuation by 2027.

From the application perspective, the polypropylene fiber market has been divided into upholstery fabrics, concrete, industrial fabrics, geotextile, hygiene products, and others. The concrete sub-segment attained a volume share of around 6% in 2020 and is slated to exhibit a solid growth trajectory through the assessment period.

The hygiene products sub-segment is expected to reach a notable valuation by the end of 2027, progressing at a CAGR of more than 3.9% over the study timeline. Meanwhile, in 2020, the others sub-segment registered a revenue share of nearly 8.67% and is foreseen to witness sturdy expansion over the forecast period.

In terms of end-user, the market has been bifurcated into household, construction, filtration, healthcare, automotive, and others. The healthcare sub-segment is poised to record a considerable volume share of nearly 22.89% by the end of 2027. The polypropylene fiber industry share from the filtration sub-segment is set to expand at a steady pace of approximately 2.4% CAGR in terms of volume over the review period.

From the regional point of view, the Latin America polypropylene fiber market is speculated to garner notable revenue by 2027, growing at over 3.1% CAGR through the projected period. Moreover, in 2020, the Middle East & Africa polypropylene fiber market held a volume share of above 4.3% and is anticipated to witness sturdy growth over the analysis timeframe.