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Industrial Protective Fabrics Market - By Raw Material (Aramid, Polyester, Polybenzimidazole Fiber, Cotton Fibers, Polyolefins, Polyamide), By Application (Firemen Suits, Industrial Protective Clothing, Space Suits, Arc Flash Suits), & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI3264
  • Published Date: Nov 2022
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Industrial Protective Fabrics Market Size

Industrial Protective Fabrics Market size exceeded USD 4.5 billion in 2022 and is slated to exhibit over 9% CAGR through 2023-2032, owing to the requirement for quality PPE in the thriving oil and gas sector. Global personal protective equipment (PPE) market is expected to surpass USD 110 billion by 2032 due to growing safety and security compliances at the workplace.

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Used extensively in technical clothing, industrial protective fabrics protect workers from the workplace and environmental hazards in oil and gas facilities and other high-risk environments. Over the years, the production of oil and gas has gained momentum, especially in North America. Based on BP statistics, oil production in the region rose from 14,345 thousand barrels per day to 23,940 thousand barrels per day from 2011 to 2021. This increasing production capacity will encourage workers to use reliable protective industrial apparel to safeguard from potential dangers.

Despite the upward trajectory, the availability of duplicates and low-quality industrial PPE fabrics may assert a negative influence on product manufacturers. Furthermore, the increased requirement for advanced and quality protective clothing results in high manufacturing costs, thereby creating roadblocks to industry expansion. However, consumers are gaining more awareness about the benefits of industrial fabrics, including protection against cuts, chemicals, abrasions, and punctures. The construction of manufacturing facilities and industrial operations will therefore present lucrative growth opportunities for the industrial protective fabrics market over the estimated timeline.

Industrial Protective Fabrics Market Analysis

Industrial Protective Fabric Market Revenue By Aramid Raw Material

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Based on the raw material, industrial protective fabrics market value from the aramid segment is set to depict a 10% CAGR through 2032. The adoption of aramid fabrics is growing due to their low flammability, abrasion resistance, non-conductivity, super fabric integrity at high temperatures, and low weight. Investments of chemicals providers in facility expansion projects are also rising rapidly worldwide. For instance, in July 2022, BASF made a USD 780 million commitment to expanding its Louisiana MDI manufacturing complex. Such factors will stimulate the use of industrial fibers such as aramid in protective gear for chemical plant workers since it can provide superior protection against chemical splashes.


Industrial Protective Fabrics Market Revenue By Application

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Industrial protective fabrics market size from the fireman suit application segment is expected to be worth over USD 4 billion by 2032. Firemen suit fabrics are designed to offer three-layer protection, and generally include a moisture barrier and outer shell. Their thermal layer also ensures air circulation, moisture resistance, and chemical protection. With the increasing requirement for flame-resistant PEE in the construction, oil and gas, military, mining, and chemical industries, the usage of protective fabrics in firemen suits will thus surge globally.

Healthcare and laboratories segment will depict over 9% CAGR through 2023-2032, on account of the strong demand for PPE in medical labs and other healthcare facilities. Protective clothing is used mainly to safeguard workers against blood splashes, pathogen penetration, and infectious body fluids. The high risk of infectious disease transmission is likely to encourage the consumption of protective fabrics in the design of PPE for healthcare applications.


  Industrial Protective Fabric Market Revenue By Region

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Europe industrial protective fabrics market was valued at more than USD 1 billion in 2022. The introduction of supportive government policies and norms, such as Regulation (EU) 2017/425, to ensure the marketing of high-quality protective clothing is one of the key drivers for industry expansion. Government bodies have also been emphasizing grid expansion projects to improve renewable energy storage capacity. This will proliferate the usage of industrial protective apparel for protection against electric hazards, creating a favorable environment for regional market growth.

Industrial Protective Fabrics Market Share

  • TenCate Fabrics EU
  • Cerex Advanced Fabrics Inc
  • Klopman International
  • W. Barnet GmbH & Co
  • KOLON Industries
  • Honeywell International Inc
  • Milliken & Company
  • Tejin Ltd
  • Beijing BW Protect
  • DuPont De Nemours
  • WL Gore & Associates
  • Glen Raven Inc
  • Loyal Textiles Mills Ltd Tex Tech Industries

are some of the key players in the industrial protective fabrics market. These market participants are focusing on product launches and business expansions, among other strategies to reinforce their footprint in the industry.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Industrial operations witnessed a considerable decline during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. These disruptions, mainly fueled by economic crises and temporary facility closures, may have adversely impacted the business of protective fabric manufacturers to some extent. However, in a bid to tackle the crisis, there has been a strong focus on PPE development for protection against the virus.

The Industrial Protective Fabrics market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Million Square Meter and revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Raw Material

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

The above information is provided on a region basis for the following:

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


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The industrial protective fabrics market value surpassed USD 4.5 billion in 2022 and is slated to exhibit over 9% CAGR through 2023-2032, owing to mounting oil and gas production.

The industrial protective fabric industry size from the fireman suit application segment will reach over USD 4 billion by 2032, given its three-layer protection and other key attributes.

Europe industrial protective fabrics market was worth more than USD 1 billion in 2022, due to the introduction of supportive government regulations to ensure the marketing of high-quality PPE.

TenCate Fabrics EU, CETRIKO SL, KOLON Industries, Honeywell International, Inc., DuPont De Nemours, WL Gore & Associates, Glen Raven, Inc, and Tex Tech Industries are some of the key players operating in the industrial protective fabrics business.

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