The global coated fabric market size is likely to gain impetus from their rising utilization in producing military wear and protective clothing worldwide. Besides, the ongoing number of construction projects owing to the increasing investments in chemical, oil and gas, in The report further states that the coated fabric market size stood at USD 34.89 billion in 2018. It is anticipated to reach USD 49.41 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period.
Drivers & Restraints:
Increasing Automotive Production to Propel Growth
Coated fabrics are majorly used in vehicles to improve the feel and appearance of their interior. Varnish or oil finishes, plastics, lacquer, rubber, PVC, and resins are some of the materials that are extensively used to process or coat fabric. Automotive coated fabric is oil-repellent, rot-proof, UV resistant, water resistant, and anti-corrosive. Nowadays, numerous automotive manufacturers are using OMNAVA coated fabric upholsteries to enhance a vehicle’s performance, provide impressive design, excellent touch, durable performance, low emissions, and environmental features. OMNOVA delivers auto OEMs superior quality fabric. Overall, increasing production of automotive and rising per capita income are set to augment the coated fabrics market growth in the coming years. However, fluctuations in the prices of raw materials may hinder the market growth.
Government Rules Regarding Vehicle Safety to Favor Growth of Transportation Segment
Based on application, the market is fragmented into industrial, furniture, transportation, protective clothing, and others. Out of these, the transportation segment is projected to generate the largest coated fabrics market share during the forthcoming period fueled by the ongoing development in rail and road transportation, as well as surging sales of automobiles. These products are used the most in the automotive sector for making interiors, air bags, seats, roofing, and seat belts. Above that, the governments of several countries are putting forward various strict norms and regulations regarding vehicle safety and security. It is, in turn, aiding the manufacturers in installing air bags in every vehicle. Also, high demand for passenger and commercial vehicles would spur growth of this segment. The protective clothing segment held a share of 18.70% in 2018.
Asia Pacific to Lead Backed by Growth of Construction Industry
In terms ofregion, the market is classified into Latin America, North America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Amongst these, in 2018, North America procured USD 7.3 billioncoated fabrics market revenue. This growth is attributable to the upsurging demand for protective clothingfrom chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Apart from that, the FDA has imposed strict rules and regulations. In Canada and the U.S., increasing usage of protective clothing and industrial machinery applications has given rise to rapid industrialization.