About Fire-Resistant Fabrics
Fire-resistant fabrics have flame-resistant properties and are used extensively in manufacturing garments, apparels, and furnishings. These fabrics also have a high resistance to heat. Fire-resistant fabrics provide an important layer of protection and aid products to meet fire safety standards. Fire-resistant fabrics are used in innovative end-use industries such as industrial protective and mining clothing, transport, defense and firefighting services, and home and institutional furnishings. Protective clothing is needed to prevent fire accidents, and this concern has led to the development of fire-resistant fabrics. These fabrics are more resistant to fire than other fabrics as they undergo certain chemical treatments and can catch fire only under certain circumstances. These materials are fire resistant due to the chemical structures that are woven into the fabric.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global fire-resistant fabrics market to grow at a CAGR of 6.05% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global fire-resistant fabrics market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of fire-resistant fabrics.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global fire-resistant fabrics market: DuPont, Huntsman International, Milliken & Company, Solvay, and Teijin Aramid.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Kaneka Corporation, PBI Performance Products, Koninklijke Ten Cate, Lenzing, W. L. Gore & Associates, and TOYOBO.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increasing demand from emerging economies. APAC is experiencing significant growth in the fire-resistant fabrics market. The use of fire-resistant fabrics as a protective measure by workers and firefighters in emerging economies like China and India is driving the growth of the global fire-resistant fabrics market. APAC has benefited from macroeconomic policies such as those implemented to promote comprehensive growth, economic stability, and economic transformation including efforts to increase the revenue earned by commodity-exporting countries. The market is gaining importance in developing regions as there are many opportunities from various end-user application segments such as industrial protective and mining clothing, transport, defense and firefighting services, and home and institutional furnishings.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Growth in chemical and oil and gas sectors. With energy consumption growing worldwide, an increasing growth in the chemical and oil and gas sectors can be seen. The demand for energy is increasing globally. The number of people living in urban areas is more than those living in the countryside. For instance, the UNO forecasts indicate that by 2040 the global urban population will be nearly double the rural population. Therefore, the rise in the population indicates a growth in energy demand, which, in turn, is fueling the growth in the chemicals and oil and gas sectors. The chemicals and oil and gas industries extensively use fire-resistant fabrics for the safety of the workers due to high risk of fire hazards in such industries. Therefore, the global fire-resistant fabrics market is anticipated to witness growth during the forecast period.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High cost of fire-resistant fabrics. The cost associated with fire-resistant fabrics acts as a major drawback to the market. Thermally stable fibers are blended with cotton, nylon, rayon, and polyester during the production of fire-resistant fabrics. This process also requires fire-resistant chemicals to make reliable protective clothing fabrics. This above-mentioned process is carried out by using solid-state or gas-state technologies. This means that even fabrics such as cotton, nylon, and rayon, which comprise thermally stable fibers may need to include solid-state or gas-state technologies to sufficiently protect and safeguard the wearer. These advanced technologies incur additional costs, which is a major barrier to the global fire-resistant fabrics market during the forecast period. In addition, the market prices of fire-resistant fabrics largely depend on the cost of processing technology to convert the raw materials into the final product. Hence, the increased costs due to this technology will act a major threat to the growth of the global fire-resistant fabrics market during the forecast period.
DuPont, Huntsman International, Milliken & Company, Solvay, and Teijin Aramid, Kaneka Corporation, PBI Performance Products, Koninklijke Ten Cate, Lenzing, W. L. Gore & Associates, and TOYOBO.
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