Global Industrial Fabric Market, By Fiber (Aramid, Composite, Polyamide, and Polyester), By Application (Automotive carpet, Conveyer Belt, Flame Resistant Apparel, Protective Apparel, Transmission Belt, Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa), Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020-2027

January 2021
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Global Industrial Fabric Market Size – Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2027

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 industries.

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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 its market.



Global Industrial Market Forecast and Trends


Growth Drivers


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 growth.


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 other regions. 


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 time frame.


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. 

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Recent Developments


      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.


Competitive landscape


Significant 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.




Scope of the Report



Years Considered

Historical data – 2016-2019

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2020 – 2027

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Billion

Market Coverage

U.S, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, China, India, Argentina, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia.

Product/Service Segmentation

By Fabric Type, By Application, By Region

Key Players


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






By Application

      Automotive carpet

      Conveyer Belt

      Flame Resistant Apparel

      Protective Apparel

      Transmission Belt & Others


By Region

      Asia Pacific

      North America


      Middle East & Africa

      Latin America


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