Global Industrial Fabric Market Size – Industry Trends & Forecast
The Global Industrial Fabric market size
was calculated to be USD billion in 2019 and is anticipated to rise with a
CAGR of % till 2027 having an estimated value of USD in the forecast year.
Both natural and synthetic materials are used in the manufacturing of the
industrial fabrics, that are woven in various patterns The manufacturing of the
conveyor belts, transmission belts, etc. would cater to the highest share of
the market; also the growth rise would be expected to witness by other end-use
Global Industrial Fabric Market Overview
Industrial fabrics are not the same as textile fabrics. It is
the kind of fabric that is used in the manufacturing of industrial goods,
parts, and other technical articles. The application of Industrial fabrics is
majorly found in industries such as automotive carpet, conveyer transmission
belt, flame-resistant apparel, etc. They are produced from better performance
yarns, fibers, and chemicals, providing good elasticity, high strength, heat
resistivity, durability, and functionality. Which later has application in
aerospace, automotive, transportation, etc. eventually supporting the growth in
Global Industrial Market Forecast and Trends
Rising demand for Industrial fabrics in Automotive
The demand for industrial fabrics in the applications is
largest; in which the Automotive industry has the most share. The materials
used in the production of these fabrics are aramid, polyamide, among several
others, these possess higher tensile strength, good permeability, better
stability, durability, and better protection from the UV (UltraViolet) rays.
Therefore, these properties make industrial fabrics ideal for application in
airbags, belts, carpet backing, interior fabrics, roofing, seat cover
fabrication, etc. in the automotive industry.
Elevation in the growth of filtration applications
An increase in the growth of varied filtration methodologies has
led to an elevation in the filtration industry. “Filter media” is one of the
surfacing applications for industrial fabric in industries such as chemicals,
oil & gas, printing, refining, etc. Due to the presence of fine chemical
resistance, good thermal stability, high tensile strength, and a high melting
point in these fabrics they are extensively used in the filtration application.
Moreover, lately, companies & industries have acknowledged the potential of
industrial fabrics in terms of filter media; in a given instance, Toray a japan
based, multinational industry offers high-grade industrial fabric via its brand
AXTAR. Which is made of polyester fabric and therefore is used in filter media.
Strict government regulations create a restriction
Restriction caused by the enactment of strict government
regulations is making it challenging for industrial fabric manufacturers to
flourish. This is due to the reason that raw materials that are used to produce
industrial fabrics are mostly synthetic making them difficult to degrade.
Additionally, the whole production process of industrial fabrics includes
weaving, spinning, and processing that creates a lot of indisposable wastes.
Hence, nowadays most countries have devised rules & regulations to protect
the ecosystem from toxic & hazardous industrial/ factory waste by laying
waste management and disposal methods directing about even the tasks such as
flammability test, fiber labeling, and others. The regulations are effective
for the environment and ecosystem to some extent but have set limitations and
restraints for the efficiency of operations that is hindering the market
Impact of COVID 19 on Global Industrial Fabric Market
The halt in the manufacturing in industries to prevent the
spread of infection has led to a declined market growth. The decrease in
exporting activities of raw materials from Chinese manufacturers has resulted
in a dip in the relevant market growth due to a lockdown. The producers as
expected moved away from China as the business wasn’t having any movements at
all, which created a loss in the regional market in the APAC. But has created a
stir of self-empowered businesses & associated market opportunities in
Global Industrial Fabric Market Segmentation: By Fiber Type
Based on the fiber, the market is distributed into Aramid,
Composite, Polyamide, and Polyester. Amongst these aramid fiber is expected to
grow fastest in the forecast period, as it offers enhanced chemical and
physical properties at even high temperatures. With added strength and
rigidity, the aramid fabrics are light in weight due to which they are used in
protective apparel. Additionally, polyester fiber-based industrial fabric
accounted for a larger share in the industrial fabric market, cause they’re
easily available, inexpensive (as compared to other fibers), and possess
properties like better UV and abrasion resistance, high tearing strength, ease
of cleaning, etc. The demand may witness a decline amidst pandemic but would
regain substantial growth after the market reopens entirely.
Global Industrial Fabric Market Segmentation: By Application
Based on application, Global Industrial Fabric Market is divided
into Automotive carpet, Conveyer Belt, Flame Resistant Apparel, Protective
Apparel, Transmission Belt, Others. Among which the automotive vertical has the
largest chunk of revenue due to heavy usage of industrial fabrics in the form
of automobile interior trims like carpets, roofs, door liners, seat covers,
etc. These fabrics don’t easily catch fire (up to 500oC) and have extremely
high melting points, with excellent resistance to abrasion, chemical reactivity,
and cuts. Because of which their application is ideal for flame resistance
apparel, making it the second-highest-grossing application in the projected
Global Industrial Fabric Market Segmentation: Regional analysis
The Asia Pacific is anticipated to register with the highest
CAGR value in the global industrial fabric market during the projected period.
Supported by the low-costs of minimum waged labor, the development of
industrial-technological solutions, and an increase in the advancement of
industrial technology and solutions, with elevating safeguard regulations in
several end-use industries. The market in North America also held the highest
market share in the industrial fabric market for the year 2019 and is again
anticipated to show substantial growth in forecast time.
In August’2020- Ahlstrom-Munksjo proudly
announced the launch of TrustShiel Biological, it is a personal protective
apparel line. Specially designed for shielding against hazardous pathogens.
In May’2020- Johns Manville started the
production of nonwoven fabrics that are used to manufacture “urgently required
disposable medical gowns” in response to managing coronavirus spread. The
latest polyester spun-bond nonwoven fabric is designed for the production of
level 3 medical gowns.
players of the Global Industrial Fabric Marketare
Ahlstrom-Munksjo, ContiTech AG Cerex Advanced Fabrics, Inc., DuPont, Fitesa,
and G.R. Henderson Co. Textiles Ltd.
Forbo International SA, Habasit AG, Toray Industries Inc., Johns
Manville, W. Barnet GmbH & Co. Kg among several others.
of the Report
Historical data – 2016-2019
Base Year – 2020
Forecast – 2020 – 2027
Revenue in USD Billion
U.S, Canada, Germany, UK,
France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, China, India, Argentina,
UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia.
By Fabric Type, By Application,
Ahlstrom-Munksjo, ContiTech AG Cerex
Advanced Fabrics, Inc., Dupont, Fitesa, and G.R. Henderson Co. Textiles
Ltd. Forbo International SA, Habasit AG, Toray Industries Inc., Johns
Manville, W. Barnet GmbH & Co. Kg
Scope of the Report
By Fiber Type
Flame Resistant Apparel
Transmission Belt & Others
Middle East & Africa