Global Industrial Growth to Shape Future of Flame Resistant Fabrics Market

With the accelerating industrialization, flame-resistant fabrics are witnessing an exponential surge in demand across the world. Predominantly, these fabrics are utilized in making furniture coverings, curtains, uniforms, and several other products used in transports, law enforcement and firefighting services, home and commercial furnishings, and various industry settings.

According to a report published by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global market for flame resistance fabrics stood at US$3.6 bn in 2015. Boosted by the increasing demand for these fabrics due to the implementation of strict government rules regarding employee safety at the workplace, the opportunity in the market is expected to touch USS$6.5 bn by the end of 2024.

In this blog post, Experts at TMR answer the important queries about the global flame resistant fabrics market:

What are the prime factors that are fueling the demand for flame resistant fabrics across the world?

The demand for flame resistant fabrics is highly influenced by the growing need for protective clothing in the military and defense sector. The oil and gas, chemicals, and electronic industries, where the risk of fire-related accidents is extremely high, are also reporting a strong demand for these fabrics, globally.

In addition to this, the escalating usage of high-performance fabrics in aircraft, automobiles, and locomotives is projected to boost the worldwide market for flame-resistant fabrics in the near future.

How is the market for flame resistant fabrics performing in various regions?

Europe has been leading the global flame resistant fabrics market since the last few years. In 2013, the region held a share of over 35% in the overall demand for these fabrics across the world. Experts predict Europe to retain its leadership in the near future. However, it is Asia Pacific, which is likely to present lucrative opportunities to fabric manufacturers in over the years to come.

The swift industrial development in Asia Pacific is expected to fuel the need for protective clothing in this region in the forthcoming years. As a result, the demand for flame resistant fabrics is projected to surge significantly in Asia Pacific over the next few years. The demand for flame resistant fabrics is also expected to experience a healthy rise in North America in the future due to the implementation of stringent government rules pertaining to worker safety at industrial sites.

What are the key trends in the competitive landscape of the global flame resistant fabrics market?

The leading companies operating in the worldwide flame resistant fabrics market, such as DuPont, Gunei Chemical Industry, and Milliken & Co., are aggressively focusing on product innovations and advancements. Recently, DuPont introduced a liquid-tight fabric for personal protective clothing. The product, named Tyvek® 800 J, is designed to protect against oil and chemical spills. The company hopes to gain more visibility through this launch.

Evonik Industries AG, Huntsman International LLC, Lenzing AG, and Kaneka Corp. are some of the other prominent participants in this market.


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