Flame Resistant Fabrics Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Treated, Inherent), By Industry Vertical (Chemical, Aerospace And Defence, Oil And Gas, Government, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Oct 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610961
  • Pages : 135

The flame-resistant fabrics market is estimated at US$4.686 billion for the year 2020, growing at a CAGR of 7.33% to reach a market size of US$7.689 billion by 2027. Fire resistance fabrics are those types of fabrics that do not burn when they are exposed to direct fire, as their chemical structure is designed to resist the effects of fire such as burning or melting. The use of these fabrics for personal protection across the various end-user industries is one of the major factors driving the growth of this market. The growth of the market is also attributed to the rising adoption of these fabrics across the different industry verticals, such as oil and gas, and chemicals, among others. These industries have a high demand for flame-resistant fabrics owing to the high-risk factors for accidents in such industries. Rising worker safety concerns, combined with stringent public safety regulations, are the key factors expected to drive demand for these fabrics in the coming years.  Furthermore, technological advances and burgeoning investments by numerous players in the R&D to bring out state-of-art products and technology with an aim to expand their share in the market and also to gain a competitive edge also show the potential for the growth of the flame-resistant fabrics market during the coming years. For instance, the Coats Group plc, a UK-based company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sewing thread, supplies, zips, and fasteners among others, recently announced the launch of its latest FlameProTM Splash Protect, a flame and heat-resistant fabric for targeting and capturing a share in the personal protection sector in September 2019. Similarly, in March 2022, Trans-Textil GmbH introduced its new generation of Topaz FX lining fabrics and laminates, a system for lowering heat stress. It is made of high-temperature-resistant polyurethane and serves as the foundation for certified PPE, multi-standard protective clothing, government clothing, firefighter clothing, reusable medical products, and safety shoe components.

Furthermore, the growing importance of public and worker safety is further boosting the adoption of flame-resistant fabrics and also for fire prevention purposes. For instance, in June 2022, DuPont introduced a new flame-resistant (FR) fabric with a bio-based chemical-repellent finish, making protective clothing more environmentally friendly and enhancing worker safety. The best-in-class flame resistance and chemical protection are provided by DuPont Nomex Comfort with EcoForce technology, which also addresses growing environmental concerns about personal protective equipment (PPE). In addition, the safety of the workers at the workplace is also considered one of the major concerns, especially for government organizations. Numerous regulations by the governments of various countries set the standards for the use of safety equipment and clothing for workers across the numerous end-user industries depending on the type of work environment they are exposed to. Such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), by the U.S Department of labour, which has set the guidelines for the enforcement of the apparel standard and enforces the policy for flame-resistant clothing for the oil and gas industry by making it mandatory for workers to wear this type of clothing.

Inherent Fabrics expected to grow substantially over the forecast period

On the basis of type, the global flame-resistant fabrics market has been segmented on the basis of treated and inherent. The market for treated fabrics is expected to hold a noteworthy share in the market owing to the low costs associated with these types of fabrics, as materials used to make these fabrics can be non-flame resistant and can be further treated to make them flame resistant. Furthermore, the market for inherent fabrics is projected to have decent growth over the forecast period owing to the high demand for inherent fabrics from the developed regions due to high spending capability on high-performance products, thereby adding up to the growth of this segment throughout the forecast period.

Aerospace and Defence expected to hold a noteworthy market share

On the basis of industry vertical, the market has been classified into chemical, aerospace and defence, oil and gas, government and others. The aerospace and defence sector is projected to hold a good share of the market owing to the high demand for these fabrics in military and law enforcement services. The growth of the market for the aerospace and defence industry is majorly attributed to the steady increase in defence budget allocation by countries towards strengthening their defence capabilities aimed at mitigating different levels of security threats by major developing industries such as China, India, and Indonesia, among others. For instance, military spending in China increased from US$ 164.0.70 billion in 2013 to US$ 252.304 billion by 2020 (Source: The World Bank).

The chemical and oil and gas industries are also projected to show good growth over the coming years as there is a high demand for these types of fabrics in these industries on account of government regulations which mandate the use of these fabrics for worker safety, which is the key factor driving the growth of these industries.

The Asia Pacific is expected to show notable growth during the next five years

Geographically, the market has been segmented into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as the Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific region is expected to show good growth over the forecast period of 2020 to 2027. The rapid industrialization in major emerging economies such as India and China, coupled with the growth of numerous end-user industries, are the key factors that collectively contribute to the growth of the market in the Asia Pacific region. North America and the European region are projected to hold a noteworthy share of the global market on account of stringent government regulations regarding worker safety, which is further leading to the high adoption of flame-resistant fabrics in these regions. In addition, the presence of a well-developed oil and gas industry coupled with its high growth are also some of the key factors for the leading position of North America in the global flame-resistant fabrics market.

The major players discussed in the report include Dupont, TEIJIN LIMITED, PBI Performance Products Inc., Solvay, Trevira GmbH, and Coats Group plc, among others.

Recent development and expansion

  • Bespoke by Evans introduces dementia-friendly flame-retardant fabric in March 2022. They are the first and only supplier of approved fabric designs as a result of this innovation, which has been independently reviewed and endorsed by one of the UK's top authorities on dementia care and research.
  • A fresh line of knit fabrics that are flame-resistant (FR) and arc-rated (AR) was introduced by Westex and Polartec in December 2020. Even the most demanding industries, such as oil and gas, electrical, construction, and military use, can use these fabrics as they meet or exceed international protection standards.
  • Granberg introduced Kozane®, a multi-featured fabric line, in September 2020. Their fabrics can be successfully incorporated into virtually any type of protective equipment. Additionally, it allows for flexibility and breathability, making the protective equipment wearable even in the worst weather. For additional defence and adaptability in difficult circumstances, it also includes heat resistance and water resistance.

Covid 19 impact on Flame Resistant Fabrics Market

The pandemic had a negative impact on the market for flame-resistant fabrics. Due to the pandemic situation, several nations went into lockdown in order to stop the virus's spread. The market was impacted as a result of the disruption in the supply and demand chain. Due to the pandemic situation and lack of use of protective clothing over the past two years, businesses, manufacturing facilities, and mining operations have been put on hold.

Flame Resistant Fabrics Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$4.686 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$7.689 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 7.33% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Type, Industry Vertical, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Dupont, TEIJIN LIMITED, PBI Performance Products Inc., Tencate Asia, Milliken & Company, Huntsman International LLC
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Treated
    • Inherent
  • By Industry Vertical
    • Chemical
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Oil and Gas
    • Government
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Australia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The flame-resistant fabrics market is estimated to reach a market size of US$7.689 billion in 2027.
The global flame-resistant fabrics market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.33% over the forecast period.
Flame Resistant Fabrics Market was valued at US$4.686 billion in 2020.
The use of these fabrics for personal protection across the various end-user industries is one of the major factors driving the flame-resistant fabrics market growth.
North America and the European region are projected to hold a noteworthy share of the flame-resistant fabrics market on account of stringent government regulations regarding worker safety.

1. Introduction

1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Covid-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation


2. Research Methodology  

2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3. Executive Summary

3.1. Research Highlights


4. Market Dynamics

4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5. Flame Resistant Fabrics Market, By Type

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Treated

5.3. Inherent


6. Flame Resistant Fabrics Market, By Industry Vertical

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Chemical

6.3. Aerospace and Defense

6.4. Oil and Gas

6.5. Government

6.6. Others


7. Flame Resistant Fabrics Market, By Geography

7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. Germany

7.4.2. France

7.4.3. United Kingdom

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Italy

7.4.6. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. Israel

7.5.3. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. South Korea

7.6.4. India

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Taiwan

7.6.8. Australia

7.6.9. Others


8. Competitive Environment and Analysis

8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9. Company Profile

9.1. Dupont de Nemours Inc

9.2. Teijin Limited

9.3. PBI Performance Products Inc.

9.4. Tencate Asia

9.5. Milliken & Company 

9.6. Huntsman International LLC

9.7. Lenzing AG

9.8. Solvay SA

9.9. Trevira Gmbh

9.10. Coats Group Plc



PBI Performance Products Inc.

Tencate Asia

Milliken & Company

Huntsman International LLC

Lenzing AG

Solvay SA

Trevira Gmbh

Coats Group Plc