Industrial Protective Fabrics Market By Raw Material (Aramid, Polyester, Polybenzimidazole Fibre (PBI), Cotton Fibres, Polyolefins [Polypropylene, Polyethylene], Polyamide), By Application (Firemen Suits [Flame Resistance, Flame Retardant], Industrial Protective Clothing [Clean Room Clothing, Mechanical Protective Clothing, Chemical Defending Garment], Space Suits, Healthcare & Laboratories, Arc flash Suits), Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

Published Date: Jun 2021  |  Report ID: GMI3264  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sonal Singh

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 300   |   Base Year: 2020

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Overview

Global industrial protective fabrics market size exceeded USD 4090 million in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 11.3% between 2021 and 2027 Increasing product demand for manufacturing of military clothing owing to its tough and moisture transferring properties and rising awareness about human resource safety will increase product utilization.

Industrial protective fabrics are technical textile used to ensure protection of workers from workplace hazards. The product is designed to protect workers from harsh environmental effects that may cause injury or death. These fabrics are used for protection of wearer from fire and heat owing to which it is widely used in manufacturing of electrical safety clothing and arc flash suits worn by workers are worksites.

Industrial Protective Fabrics Market Outlook

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Growing exports and increasing oil & gas extraction have increased workers exposure to harmful substances which should boost product demand in turn accelerating the industrial protective fabrics market growth. Oil & gas industry sites are associated with high risk of explosion and fire hazards owing to which the product is widely used in oil & gas industry for protection of workers. Moreover, rising government initiatives of implementing safety audits in order to support worker safety and maintain a safe workplace.

Rising aramid demand for electrical insulation and fire-resistant clothing should drive industry growth

Industrial Protective Fabrics Market by Aramid Raw Material

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Aramid raw material surpassed USD 2190 million in 2020 and is anticipated to witness gains over CAGR 11.5% in the forecasted timespan. Aramid fibres are long chain synthetic polyamides that are widely used in flame resistant and heat resistant protective clothing. Also, it is used in body armour, helmets, composite materials, asbestos replacement and hot air filtration fabric manufacturing. 

Moreover, the product offers characteristics such as non-conductivity, low flammability, low weight, super fabric integrity and abrasion resistance owing to which its demand is increased as industrial protective fabrics. Meta-aramid is widely used for manufacturing fire-resistant clothing owing to its offerings of superior thermal, electrical and chemical resistance. Increasing demand for aramid protective clothing from petrochemical industry owing to its good chemical resistant property should propel the industrial protective fabrics market growth in the forecasted time span.

Growth in demand for firemen suits by firefighters should augment industry growth

Industrial Protective Fabrics Market by Firemen Suit Application

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Firemen suits applications segment should surpass USD  3690 million by 2027. Growth in demand for firemen suits owing to its offering of three-layer protection which includes moisture barrier, outer shell and thermal layer should boost product demand. The three-layer protection offers advantages of proper air circulation and flame & chemical protection to the wearer owing to which it is widely used for fire suit application.

Increasing demand for fire protective suits to protect personnel from extreme heat & burn should stimulate product demand for firemen suit application. The heat resistant materials including aramids, 100% cotton, polyester and flame-resistant cotton which are used for manufacturing firemen suits. Furthermore, rapid urbanization and infrastructure development have increased assistance of firefighting systems which is driving the demand for firemen suits in turn propelling the industrial protective fabrics market revenue in the forecasted time span.

Increasing oil & gas production in North America region should accelerate product demand

Industrial Protective Fabrics Market by Region

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North America should register gains of over USD 2660 million by the end of 2027. Rising shale discoveries in U.S. has resulted in increasing oil & gas production in the region. Oil & gas personnel are exposed to various hazards including flame, hazardous gas and dust owing to which industrial protective fabrics finds its application in oil & gas industry which represents ample growth opportunities in the region.

Increased extraction of fossil fuels has resulted in decreased production cost in turn driving regional oil & gas industry. Increasing personal protection clothing demand in oil & gas industry. Moreover, supportive government regulations including OSHA general industry PPE standards and OSHA construction PPE standards enforcing employers for mandatory employee safety should drive the industrial protective fabrics market in the region.

Strategic acquisition is the primary business strategy adopted by manufacturers

Industrial protective fabrics industry is competitive and includes various market players such as Milliken & Company, Kolon Industries, Teijin Limited, Tex Tech Industries, Klopman International, Tencate Fabrics EU, CETRIKO SL, Loyal Textiles Mill Ltd, Honeywell International Inc. Companies are primarily engaged in product launch and merger & acquisitions to expand their product portfolio and distribution network.

In May 2021, Klopman International launched ECOTECH project, which aims at developing industrial processes and innovative formulations with low environmental impact. The project focuses on developing a range of smart protective fabrics based on environmentally sustainable methodology, escalating the industrial protective fabrics market growth.

Global industrial protective fabrics market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Million Square Meter) and revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Raw Material

  • 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


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market for industrial protective fabric was valued at USD 4090 million in 2020 and will grow at robust CAGR of around 11.3% between 2021-2027.
The aramid raw material segment was valued at USD 2190 million in 2020 and will expand at a healthy CAGR of 11.5% through 2027 owing to increased demand for heat and flame-resistant clothing.
The industry value from the fireman suits application segment is forecast to be valued at over USD 3690 by 2027 due to its ability to provide three-layer protection.
North America industrial protective fabric market value is projected to account for more than USD 2660 million by 2027 with increasing shale discoveries in the U.S.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Jun 2021
  • Pages: 300
  • Tables: 351
  • Charts / Figures: 39
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Countries covered: 20

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