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Industrial Protective Fabrics Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Raw Material (Aramid, Polyester, Polybenzimidazole Fiber (PBI), Cotton Fibers, Polyolefins [Polyethylene, Polypropylene], Polyamide) and 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, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2028

  • Report ID: GMI3264
  • Published Date: Jun 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Industrial Protective Fabrics Market size exceeded USD 4.10 billion in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 10.5% between 2022 and 2028 due to the growing demand for modern lightweight materials for manufacturing. The rising exposure of workers in high-risk environments along with strict regulations regarding workers’ safety is anticipated to drive business growth.
 

industrial protective fabrics market outlook

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Industrial protective fabrics protects workers from hazards that can cause major injuries and can be life-threatening. The industrial protective fabrics have multiple functional and technical properties which include chemical resistance, fireproofing, heat resistance, breathable and waterproofing. It also offers protection from harmful chemicals, radiation, extreme heat, bacteria or viruses, and harmful particulate matter. The protective fabrics are made from raw material like cotton, polyester, polybenzimidazole, aramid, polyolefins, and polyamide.
 

Rising safety bars for workers in industrial sites should enhance the demand for industrial protective clothing over the forecast period. The protective fabrics are essential to ensure the compliance of safety norms for the workers in dangerous working environments. Rising environmental awareness and increasing preference towards sustainable production is expected to drive the demand for recycled fibre.
 

The Russia – Ukraine war has negatively impacted the regional textile apparel and logistics industry. Economies dependent on Russia and Ukraine are witnessing high inflation. Asian countries are major suppliers of textile and apparel products to Russia and are facing higher raw material prices and labour costs.
 

European countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, and France are providing protective equipment and weapons to Ukraine, this is expected to drive market growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the industrial protective fabrics market as manufacturers halted their operations which resulted in decreasing raw material costs.
 

Aramid benefits such as low flammability, non-conductivity, and abrasion resistance are expected to favor the business growth

aramid industrial protective fabrics market

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Aramid-based industrial protective fabrics market value surpassed USD 2.25 billion in 2021 and is estimated to reach a value of over USD 4.5 billion by 2028. Aramid is synthetic fibre manufactured by reacting amine group with carboxylic acid halide group. The increasing demand for protective clothing from the industrial, fire-resistant, and military sector is expected to propel aramid material demand during the forecast period.
 

Aramid offers multiple benefits such as high tenacity, lightness, and resistance to chemicals, stretching and high temperature. Due to this it has wide application in hot air filtration fabrics, flame-resistant clothing, asbestos replacement, body armour, and heat-protective clothing which is anticipated to positively impact the market growth.
 

The polyester-based industrial protective fabrics market share is estimated to reach a value of over USD 760 million by 2028. Polyester is a polymer consisting of an ester functional group with the main chain mostly used in chemical and heat resistant products. It is also used in manufacturing clothing, industrial fabrics, home furnishing, recording tapes, computer, and protective apparel.
 

Multiple characteristics of polyester such as resistance to abrasion, heat, chemicals, wrinkle, and high durability are expected to propel material demand during the forecast period. The rise in the textile industry in regions such as India and China due to lower labor and production cost is driving polyester production which in turn should boost the market growth.
 

Increasing incidences of fire hazards at the industrial worksites should augment demand for fireman suites application

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Global industrial protective fabrics market size from firemen suits application is anticipated to surpass USD 3.20 billion by 2028. Fires associated with industrial facilities can be very hazardous based on the fire effluents that are released from the combustion of toxic materials at operations site.
 

Increased firemen suits demand with the three-layer protection including outer shell, moisture barrier, and thermal layer offering air circulation, moisture resistance, and chemical & flame protection should foster the industrial protective fabrics market value. High risk of fire explosions at manufacturing facilities along with the increased concern towards workers and employee safety is likely to have a positive impact on the market growth.
 

Infrastructure development along with increasing urbanization has increased the facilitation of the proper protection for the workers against high-temperature conditions. This in turn is expected to drive the firemen suits demand and thus augment the industrial protective fabrics market growth in the forecast timespan. Product innovations & technological advancements accompanied by strict government regulations is expected to positively impact industry growth.
 

Significant growth in oil and gas industry due to technological advancement should propel the North American market forward

  industrial protective fabrics market by region

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North America industrial protective fabrics market is projected to exceed USD 2.30 billion by 2028. With the technological advancement and the discovery of shale gases in the U.S, it has become an exporter of oil from being oil importer previously. Workers in the oil & gas industries are exposed to several hazardous gas, dust, and flame. Increasing personal protection clothing demand in the oil & gas industry should stimulate the product demand.
 

The U.S. construction market is anticipated to rise in this region owing to the existence of old infrastructure, the internal strength of which has significantly decremented; this, in turn, has raised the demand for new constructions. The OSHA standards for construction personal protective equipment require employers to investigate required employee safety, this is expected to drive the industrial protective fabrics industry during the forecast period.
 

Companies are adopting key business strategies such as new product launches and capacity expansion to strengthen their position in the market

The industrial protective fabrics industry is highly competitive and comprises several companies such as Teijin Limited, Honeywell International, Inc, KOLON Industries, Milliken & Company, Loyal Textiles Mills, Ltd, DuPont De Nemours. Manufacturers are mainly involved in strategic initiatives such as launching new products and capacity expansion for business growth.
 

In February 2021, TenCate Protective Fabrics launched a new finish product which was completely free of PFAS chemicals. The strategic initiative was aimed to cater the growing demand from the fire service industry to move away from products containing PFAS-based chemistry.
 

Global industrial protective fabrics market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Mn. Sq. Mtrs and revenue in USD Million from 2017 to 2028 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Aramid
  • Polyester
  • Polybenzimidazole Fiber (PBI)
  • Cotton Fibers
  • Polyolefins
    • Polypropylene
    • Polyethylene
  • Polyamide

By Application

  • Firemen Suit
    • Flame Resistance
    • Flame Retardant
  • Industrial Protective Clothing
    • Clean Room Clothing
    • Mechanical Protective Clothing
    • Chemical Defending Garment
  • Space Suits
  • Healthcare & Laboratories
  • Arc Flash Suits
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE

 

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Industrial protective fabrics market is slated to surpass USD 8.40 billion by 2028 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast period driven by the surging demand for modern lightweight materials for manufacturing.

Aramid-based industrial protective fabrics market share exceeded USD 2.25 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to cross USD 4.5 billion until 2028 owing to the surging demand for protective clothing from the military, fire-resistant, and industrial sectors.

North America industrial protective fabrics market is anticipated to cross USD 2.3 billion by 2028 considering the escalating technological advancement and the discovery of shale gases in the U.S.

Prominent participants in the industrial protective fabrics market comprise KOLON Industries, Teijin Limited, Loyal Textiles Mills, Ltd, Honeywell International, Inc., DuPont De Nemours, Milliken & Company, and others.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 390
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 340

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