A coated fabric is a fabric which is covered, treated, or coated with various substances to make it more elastic, weather resistant, stronger, and longer lasting. Polymer fabric coating material is most commonly used because it has superior fabric strength and resistance to water, oil, and dirt. Coated fabrics are used in various applications such as roofing, medical, furniture, and transportation and are more durable and flexible compared to normal fabrics due to features like better elasticity, water resistance, and thermal insulation. Coated fabric is popular due to its durable, abrasion, UV resistant, and waterproof properties. Moreover, owing to impermeability, corrosion resistance, and oil & dirt resistance, the product has high demand for usage as marine covers, roof protectors, awning pool covers, and tarpaulins.
Factors such as increase in construction spending, rise in demand for protective clothing, and increase in automotive sales drive the coated fabric market growth. Coated fabrics are highly used in automobiles for trim, seating upholstery, covers, car mats, and airbags. Coated fabric is used in protective clothing to add aesthetic value to clothing at reasonable cost. However, large number of domestic players and availability of substitutes such as uncoated fabrics, plastic, and leather restrain the market growth. Government regulation about environmental protection for releasing of hazardous air pollutants, also restrict product growth. Opportunities for coated fabric market are rapid industrialization in emerging economies and innovative product development in protective clothing application. Also, rise in R&D activities for development of technologies like nanomaterial, inkjet deposition, and plasma coatings are the major opportunities to the global market. Recycling and disposal of waste are the challenges for the coated fabric market players.
The global coated fabric market is segmented into product type, material type, process, end-use industry, and region. Based on product type, the coated fabric market is classified into woven, knitted, nonwoven, specialty, and others. For formation of structures and composite tooling, woven products are used. While knitted products made up of continuous fibers operate into a knitted structure. Non-woven coated fabrics are fiber or textile-based materials that having a defined external form such as mats of randomly-oriented melt-blown, spun-bound, felt, and fibers. Based on material type, the market is further classified into polymer, acetate & triacetate, aramid, elastomeric, fluoropolymer, polyester, and others. The other material types are nylon & polyamide, olefin & polyolefin, and acrylic & modacrylic. The polymer-coated fabrics are widely used in various industries such as automotive, healthcare, and construction due to superior properties of polymer coated fabrics such as superior fabric strength and resistance to water, oil, dirt, UV, and fire. Based on process, the market is further classified into foam finishing, flame lamination, hot melt extrusion coating, calendar finishing, and others. Other processes include knife, spread coating, and yarn coating. Calendar finishing method is widely used because it provides smoothness and luster to the fabrics. Also, this method is suitable for manufacturing of heat sensitive polymer-based fabrics and rubber-based fabrics. Based on end-use industry, market is classified into chemical processing, aerospace, construction, agriculture, geotextiles, automotive, medical, packaging, and others. The other end-use industries of coated fabric are transportation, filtration, and electronic. Based on region, the global coated fabric market is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Key players operated in the global coated fabric market are Saint-Gobain S.A., OMNOVA Solutions Inc., ContiTech AG, Mauritzon Inc., Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, Spradling International, Inc., Seaman Corporation, Serge Ferrari Group, Sioen Industries NV, and Trelleborg AB.
KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS:
- The coated fabric market size has been analyzed across all regions.
- Porter’s five force analysis helps to analyze the potential of buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the industry for strategy building.
- The report outlines the current coated fabric market trends and future scenario of the market size to understand the prevailing opportunities and potential investment pockets. The market is forecasted.
- Major countries in the region have been mapped according to their individual revenue contribution to the regional market.
- The key drivers, restraints, and coated fabric market opportunities and their detailed impact analysis are elucidated in the study.
- The coated fabric market analysis covers in-depth information of major industry participants.
Coated Fabric Market Report Highlights
By END-USE INDUSTRY
Key Market Players
Mauritzon Inc., Spradling International, Inc., Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, ContiTech AG, Sioen Industries NV, Seaman Corporation, Saint-Gobain S.A., OMNOVA Solutions Inc., Serge Ferrari Group, Trelleborg AB