Industrial Fabric Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID 19 Impact, And Trends By Fibre Type (Polyamide, Polyester, Aramid, Composite, And Others), By End-User Industry (Automotive, Construction, Aerospace, Transportation, Others) And Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026
Published:  Apr 2021 Report Code: KSI061612077 Pages: 134

The industrial fabric market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.68% to reach a market size of US$1675.488 billion in 2026 from US$120.150 billion in 2019. The market of industrial fabric is estimated to grow in the coming years. Industrial fabrics are different from textile fabrics as they have greater strength, durability, and resistance to harsh conditions. They are used in an extensive range of automotive, printing, filtering, and processing applications. The growing use of industrial fabric in construction, automotive and transportation, and aerospace is driving the market growth.

Impact of COVID on the market

The outbreak of COVID has severely impacted the industrial fabric industry. Due to lockdown conditions in various parts of the globe, the companies had to shut down their manufacturing units and their operation came to a halt. The supply chain was also affected. The supply and demand conditions were not met. This led to a reduction in industrial fabric consumption by the end-user industries.

industrial fabric market

Market Drivers. 

  • An increase in the application of industrial fabric in automobile carpets will foster growth in the market. The industrial fabric is used in seating areas, headliners, side panels, lining, tires, carpets and trunks, airbags, etc. The growing demand for cars will increase the demand for industrial fabric thereby leading to growth in the industry. The industrial fabric manufactured using polyamide, polyester, aramid, composite, and other fibers possess superior strength, ultraviolet stability, outstanding durability, and strong permeability. These properties make it ideal for its application in the automobile industry.
  • Polyester fiber is one of the largest shareholders in the fiber type. Polyester fiber is extremely strong, durable, resistant to most chemicals, it can be easily washed and dried. Therefore, the demand for this type of fiber is more as compared to the other fibers.  
  • Industrial fabric is also used in the making of conveyor belts. The growing demand for conveyor belts will boost the demand in the industrial fabric market. Aramid fibers are used in the making of conveyor belts, they exhibit toughness, low elongation, low impact resistance, and resistance to damage by penetration of powders or silt.
  • Geotextile, a type of permeable industrial fabric, is increasingly gaining traction in the market owing to its burgeoning use in the construction sector. Thus, growing construction activity across the globe is augmenting the demand for industrial fabrics.

industrial fabric market

Market Developments:

  • Habasit acquired Namil Belt Industries Co. Ltd. And Korea Belt Services in December 2019. These acquisitions will enable Habasit to strengthen its presence in the South Korean market.
  • In January 2020, Toray announced the acquisition of Alva Sweden AB which is a manufacturer of cushions for airbag systems.
  • In December 2019, DuPont Personal Protection announced the launch of a portfolio of fabric solutions for industrial use. The Nomex global portfolio of fabric solutions is made for Oil & Gas, Utilities, and Manufacturing Industries in the Asia Pacific market.
  • Fitesa acquired Fibre Dynamics (FDI) in October 2020, FDI manufactures meltblown and carded nonwovens for disinfectant wipes, filtration, face masks, automotive, medical, hygiene, and other industrial applications. This acquisition will strengthen Fitesa’s presence in the healthcare market. 
  • In February 2020, Fitesa announced the acquisition of the Freudenberg Hygiene business. This acquisition will enable Fitesa to meet the growing need in the industry and gain its market share.

Market Restraints

  • A major challenge for the industrial fabric industry is the rising cost of fabric. There is a need to develop new technologies to produce a low-cost industrial fabric. It is anticipated that the production of cheap industrial fabric would enable its use in a broad range of applications. Many industrial fabric products are made from costly synthetic fiber. Carbon and aramid fiber, which are widely used in industrial fabric manufacture for military and protective apparel applications, is expensive. Therefore, the cost-effective manufacture of industrial textiles is a big market player challenge.
  • The stringent government regulations are a major hurdle for the industrial fabric market growth. Synthetic fiber is difficult to degrade when compared to natural fiber that is biodegradable and harmless to the environment. Various countries around the globe are imposing various regulations about the manufacture of industrial fabric. There are various laws regarding fiber labeling, flammability test, and others. These will reduce the efficiency of its operations and will hinder market growth.

North America region will witness lucrative market growth.

The North American region will hold the largest share in the market of industrial fabric. The growing use of industrial fabric in the end-user industries in the North American region will boost the demand for industrial fabric. The technological advancements in the region will promote growth in the industrial fabric market.

Asia Pacific region is estimated to be the fastest-growing region in the industrial fabric market. Rapid urbanization and industrialization in the Asia Pacific region will boost the demand for industrial fabric in the region. China is estimated to be the fastest-growing country in the industrial fabric market. An increase in investments and accelerated research and development in the country will boost the market for industrial fabric. The leading Chinese manufacturers are investing in environmentally friendly technologies to prevent government penalties.

Major Players.

The major players in the industrial fabric market are Forbo International SA, Habasit, Toray Industries, Inc., Cerex Advanced Fabrics, Inc., DuPont, W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG, Johns Manville, and Fitesa S.A. The companies compete with each other by launching new products, entering into a partnership agreement, or through acquisition. The growing competitiveness in the market will boost the demand in the industrial fabric market.

Industrial Fabric Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 The market size value in 2019  US$120.150 billion
 The market size value in 2026  US$1675.488 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 4.68% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Fabric Type, End-User Industry, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  Forbo International SA, Habasit, Toray Industries, Inc., Cerex Advanced Fabrics, Inc.,   DuPont, W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG, Johns Manville, Fitesa S.A.
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase.

Segmentation

  • By Fabric Type
    • Polyamide
    • Polyester
    • Aramid
    • Composite
    • Others
  • By End-User Industry
    • Automotive
    • Construction
    • Aerospace
    • Transportation
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • U.K
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • France
      • Netherlands
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Israel
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the industrial fabric market size by 2026?
A1. The industrial fabric market is projected to reach a market size of US$1675.488 billion in 2026.


Q2. What is the size of the global industrial fabric market?
A2. The Industrial Fabric market was valued at US$120.150 billion in 2019.


Q3. What are the growth prospects for the industrial fabric market?
A3. The global industrial fabric market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.68% over the forecast period.


Q4. Which region holds the largest market share in the industrial fabric market?
A4. The North American region will hold the largest share in the industrial fabric market owing to the growing use of industrial fabric in the end-user industries.


Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the industrial fabric market growth?
A5. The growing use of industrial fabric in construction, automotive and transportation, and aerospace is driving the market growth.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. 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. Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By Fabric Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Polyamide
5.3. Polyester
5.4. Aramid 
5.5. Composite
5.6. Others


6. Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By End-User Industry 
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Automotive
6.3. Construction
6.4. Aerospace
6.5. Transportation
6.6. Others


7. Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, by Geography  
7.1.  Introduction
7.2.  North America  
7.2.1. North America Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By Fabric Type
7.2.2. North America Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By End-User Industry
7.2.3. By Country
7.2.3.1.  United States
7.2.3.2.  Canada
7.2.3.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. South America Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By Fabric Type
7.3.2. South America Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By End-User Industry
7.3.3. By Country
7.3.3.1. Brazil
7.3.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe 
7.4.1. Europe Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By Fabric Type
7.4.2. Europe Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By End-User Industry
7.4.3. By Country
7.4.3.1. U.K
7.4.3.2. Germany
7.4.3.3. Italy
7.4.3.4. France
7.4.3.5. Netherlands
7.4.3.6. Spain
7.4.3.7. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Middle East and Africa Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By Fabric Type
7.5.2. Middle East and Africa Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By End-User Industry
7.5.3. By Country
7.5.3.1. Israel
7.5.3.2. South Africa
7.5.3.3. Saudi Arabia
7.5.3.4. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific  
7.6.1. Asia Pacific Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By Fabric Type
7.6.2. Asia Pacific Industrial Fabric Market Analysis, By End-User Industry
7.6.3. By Country
7.6.3.1. China
7.6.3.2. Japan
7.6.3.3. Australia
7.6.3.4. South Korea
7.6.3.5. India
7.6.3.6. 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 Profiles
9.1. Forbo International SA 
9.2. Habasit
9.3. Toray Industries, Inc.
9.4. Cerex Advanced Fabrics, Inc. 
9.5. DuPont
9.6. W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG 
9.7. Johns Manville
9.8. Fitesa S.A.

Forbo International SA

Habasit

Toray Industries, Inc.

Cerex Advanced Fabrics, Inc.

DuPont

W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG

Johns Manville

Fitesa S.A.

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