The global industrial protective fabric market is projected to reach $9 billion dollars by 2025, according to a new growth forecast analysis by Global Market Insights, Inc. Driving that growth: use by the chemical industry.
Global petrochemical market size will surpass USD 950 billion by 2025 due to growing demand for plastics and lubricants. Rising utilization of chemical defending garments in petrochemical industry owing to prevention of workers from toxic gas exposure and chemical splash should foster the market growth.
U.S. industrial protective fabrics market size from flame retardant application may observe strong gains of 7.5% due to its usage in oil & gas industry due to explosion and fire hazards. Rising shale discoveries in U.S. along with policy de-regulation - including the Clean Power Plan (CPP) - has increased extraction of fossil fuels which should result in the deployment of more employees. Governmental initiatives including OSHA general industry standards and construction PPE standards will drive regional industry growth.
Flame resistant applications may surpass USD 3 billion at the end of 2025. Flame-resistant fabrics are increasingly in demand from petrochemical, construction, mining, military and chemical industries for employee protection.
Low-priced uncertified products may negatively impact market growth. Owing to supply and demand gaps, the high prices of fibers such as PBI and aramid will restrict the market growth, thereby affecting market price trends.
Aramid industrial protective fabrics market size will witness substantial gains over 8% by 2025. This material is predominantly utilized in flame-resistant & heat protective clothing, helmets, body armor, composite materials, asbestos replacement and hot air filtration cloth manufacturing. It provides low flammability & weight, non-conductivity, abrasion resistance, and superior fabric integrity which will foster product demand. Rising product demand for electrical insulation & fire-resistant clothing owing to superior thermal, electrical and chemical resistance should accelerate the industry growth.
India's industrial protective fabrics market size from mechanical protective clothing application may surpass USD 70 million during the forecasted timeframe. These fabrics are majorly used by personnel operating metal, glass and sharp machinery in order gain protection against cuts, puncture and abrasion hazards which should accelerate product demand. Supportive government initiatives including Audhyogik Suraksha Rath in association with 3M & Directorate General of Factory Advice Service & Labor Institutes in order to raise safety awareness among industrial worker should propel industrial protective fabrics industry growth.
Polybenzimidazole fiber segment will witness substantial gains of over 7% by 2025. This fabric is predominantly utilized in safety & heat resistant clothing, plastic reinforcement and filtration cloth manufacturing. These products also offers flexibility, low moisture absorbency, high flame & chemical resistance, low tenacity and superior strength to weight ratio characteristics which should propel industrial protective fabrics demand. Growing PBI fabrics demand for protective apparels manufacturing including welders’ apparel, protective gloves and firefighting & space suits should drive the market growth.
France industrial protective fabrics market size from space suit application may surpass USD 1.5 million at the end of 2025. These suits are worn inside spacecrafts as a precautionary measure against cabin pressure loss and extravehicular activities. These fabric offer self-contained oxygen supply and environment control system for personnel’s ease of movement throughout operation which should stimulate product demand. Government initiatives including Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable & inclusive growth aiming for scientific & employment growth in areas including telecommunication, navigation and earth observation which should stimulate space exploration industry thus, driving the market size.
Industrial protective fabrics market share is a fragmented with prominent players which includes DuPont, Teijin, Klopman International, W. Barnet, W. L. Gore & Associates, Huntsman Corporation, Honeywell, Glen Raven and Loyal Textiles Mills. Manufacturers are engaged in joint venture, M & A, and partnership in order to develop advance technologies with increasing production capacities for lowering production cost to cater growing market demand.
Browse key industry insights spread across 320 pages with 349 market data tables & 37 figures & charts from the report, “Industrial Protective Fabrics Market, By Raw material (Aramid, Polyester, Polybenzimidazole Fiber (PBI), Cotton Fibers, Polyolefins[Polyethylene, Polypropylene], Polyamide), By Application (Firemen Suits [Flame Resistant, Flame Retardant], Industrial Protective Clothing [Clean Room Clothing, Mechanical Protective Clothing, Chemical Defending Garment], Space Suits, Healthcare & Laboratories, Arc flash Suits), Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa), Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025” in detail along with the table of contents: