Coated Fabric Market to be Driven by the Growing Consumer Awareness Towards Cleanliness in the Forecast Period of 2022-20296 December 2023
The global coated fabric market size is likely to gain impetus from their rising utilization in producing military wear and protective clothing worldwide. Besides, the ongoing number of construction projects owing to the increasing investments in chemical, oil and gas, infrastructure,and automotive and transportation industries would affect the market positively. This information is given by Fortune Business Insights™ in a recently published report, titled, “Coated Fabric Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis, by Product (Polymer Coated Fabric, Rubber Coated Fabric, and Fabric Backed Wall Coverings), By Application (Protective Clothing, Transportation, Furniture, Industrial, and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2019-2026.” The report further states that the coated fabric market size stood at USD 34.89 billion in 2018. It is anticipated to reach USD 49.41 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period.
Drivers & Restraints:
Increasing Automotive Production to Propel Growth
Coated fabrics are majorly used in vehicles to improve the feel and appearance of their interior. Varnish or oil finishes, plastics, lacquer, rubber, PVC, and resins are some of the materials that are extensively used to process or coat fabric. Automotive coated fabric is oil-repellent, rot-proof, UV resistant, water resistant, and anti-corrosive. Nowadays, numerous automotive manufacturers are using OMNAVA coated fabric upholsteries to enhance a vehicle’s performance, provide impressive design, excellent touch, durable performance, low emissions, and environmental features. OMNOVA delivers auto OEMs superior quality fabric. Overall, increasing production of automotive and rising per capita income are set to augment the coated fabrics market growth in the coming years. However, fluctuations in the prices of raw materials may hinder the market growth.
Key Players Aim to Strengthen Position through Strategic Partnerships
The market is highly competitive. Renowned organizations are mainly aiming to gain the maximum share by adopting the strategy of collaboration and partnership. Companies, such as Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Trelleborg, Fothergill Group, and SRF Limited are the dominant companies in terms of share.
Government Rules Regarding Vehicle Safety to Favor Growth of Transportation Segment
Based on application, the market is fragmented into industrial, furniture, transportation, protective clothing, and others. Out of these, the transportation segment is projected to generate the largest coated fabrics market share during the forthcoming period fueled by the ongoing development in rail and road transportation, as well as surging sales of automobiles. These products are used the most in the automotive sector for making interiors, air bags, seats, roofing, and seat belts. Above that, the governments of several countries are putting forward various strict norms and regulations regarding vehicle safety and security. It is, in turn, aiding the manufacturers in installing air bags in every vehicle. Also, high demand for passenger and commercial vehicles would spur growth of this segment. The protective clothing segment held a share of 18.70% in 2018.