Tissue Towel Market – Insights
Tissue towel is an absorbent towel made from tissues. Unlike cloth towels, tissue towels are disposable and can be used only one time. Tissue towels are light weight, soft, and has good strength and absorbency. It offers various advantages such as prevention of bacterial infection when used for hand drying, which reduces the risk of communicable diseases such as cold and flu. These factors are driving growth of the tissue towel market.
Among product type, the roll towel segment is expected to account for the largest market share over the forecast period. Roll towels are more economical, less labor-intensive, and more sustainable when compared to fold towel and box towel, which is expected to fuel growth of the segment. Furthermore, roll tissue towels are eco-friendly, as it does not require polypacks.
Among end-use industry, the healthcare segment is expected to account for a significant revenue share over the forecast period due to increasing health awareness and healthcare spending. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in 2016, the healthcare spending increased by 4.3% in the U.S. to reach US$ 3.3 trillion.
Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region in the global tissue towel market, owing to increasing international trading of tissue and tissue products in this region. According to the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), the total imports of tissue, towel, and similar products to Australia was valued at US$ 133,196 thousands in 2013 and increased up to US$ 156,562 thousands in 2015.
Europe is expected to account for significant market share in the global tissue towel market, in terms of revenue, over the forecast period. This is attributed to new product launches and technological innovations in this region. For instance, in 2015, Svenska Cellulosa AB launched compressed household tissue towel, Okay Compressé, which is less bulky as compared to regular household towels and emits less CO2 into the environment.
The tissue towel market was valued at US$ 46.3 Bn in 2016 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 2.0%, in terms of revenue, during 2017–2025.
Figure 1. Global Tissue Towel Market Share (%), By Region, 2017
Source: Coherent Market Insights, 2017-18
North America accounted for the largest revenue share of 29.5% in the global tissue towel market in 2017 and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period.
However, increasing environmental concerns is restraining growth of the global tissue towel market. Therefore, most of the manufacturers in the U.S. such as Kruger Inc. and Cascades Inc. are using recycled papers to minimize environmental pollution. According to the American Forest and Paper Association, in 2016, around 90% of manufacturers in the U.S. used recycled paper for manufacturing tissue products.
Figure 2. Global Tissue Towel Market Share (%), By End-use Industry, 2017
Source: Coherent Market Insights, 2017-18
Among end use industry, homecare segment accounted for around 11.0% of global tissue towel market share in terms of revenue in 2017 and is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Growing home health care spending results in the growth of this segment. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in the U.S., home health care spending increased by 4% to reach US$ 92.4 Bn in 2015.
Major Players in the Global Tissue Towel Market
Some of the key players operating in the global tissue towel market include Kruger Inc., Wepa Leuna GmbH, Cascades Inc., Georgia-Pacific LLC, Metsä Tissue, Procter & Gamble Co., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Asaleo Care Limited, Hengan Group, SHP Slovak Hygienic Paper Group, AB Grigeo, Essity Aktiebolag (publ), Industrie Celtex S.p.A, Lucart S.p.A., and Sofidel S.p.A.
Tissue towel is an absorbent towel that is made from paper for drying hands, cleaning up spills, wiping windows, and others. Increasing consumption of paper towels is driving growth of the global tissue towel market. According to the Ocean Conservancy, around 13 billion pounds of paper towels are used each year in the U.S.
Furthermore, increasing personal care and healthcare spending fuel growth of the market. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in U.K., the total healthcare expenditure grew by 3.6% in 2016 when compared to previous year to reach US$ 218.33 billion.
Asia Pacific is expected to hold dominant position in the global tissue towel market over the forecast period, owing to growing tourism and hospitality sector. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), hotel chains in India are expected to account for around 47% share in tourism and hospitality sector by 2020.
Furthermore, rising disposable income and various government initiatives to increase hygiene awareness among consumers is expected to drive growth of the global tissue towel market. For instance, in April 2018, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), national Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Department of Women & Child Development (DWCD), Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), and PVR Nest launched pink toilets around PVR Complexes so as to provide hygienic public restroom for adolescent girls and women, equipped with sanitary napkins vending machine, incinerators, tissue papers, and hand wash facilities.
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