Industrial Protective Fabrics Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Raw Material (Aramid, Polyester, Polybenzimidazole Fiber (PBI), Cotton Fibers, Polyolefins [Polyethylene, Polypropylene], Polyamide) and Application (Firemen Suits [Flame Resistant, Flame Retardant], Industrial Protective Clothing [Clean Room Clothing, Mechanical Protective Clothing, Chemical Defending Garment], Space Suits, Healthcare & Laboratories, Arc Flash Suits) Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 - 2028
The industrial protective fabrics market is projected to witness significant growth by 2028 as a result of rising demand for protective clothing for essential workers. In addition, the expansion of the automotive industry, along with increasing oil & gas transportation across the globe, is likely to sway market growth positively over the forecast period.
Industrial fabrics protect workers in hazardous environments against harmful substances and gases. Recently, surging emphasis of government and healthcare organizations on improving worker safety has stimulated industry outlook. For instance, in March 2020, the U.S. Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) announced that it was taking measures to boost the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as other supplies in the U.S. as part of its response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This move followed the nationwide shortage of PPE that resulted from the pandemic-induced demand surge.
Notably, the pandemic impacted the market growth differently in varied sectors in light of shutdowns of industrial operations due to lockdowns, although healthcare applications of these fabrics experienced a boom, which has been favorable for the product landscape. Moreover, key participants in the industrial protective fabrics market have been focusing on product development, along with strategic alliances to hold a strong position in the industry, thereby propelling business growth.
To cite an instance, in April 2022, DuPont De Nemours, a technology-based material manufacturer, announced that Kevlar, Nomex, and Tyvek, Dupont’s iconic industrial brands, will use renewable electricity in their operations. The firm recently purchased renewable energy credits (RECs) in keeping with its 2030 sustainability goals.
The industrial protective fabrics market has been bifurcated in terms of application, raw material, and region. Based on raw material, the industrial protective fabrics industry has been divided into polyamide, aramid, polyolefins, polyester, cotton fibers, and polybenzimidazole fiber.
The polyolefins segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 9.0% through the review period. Under polyolefins, the market has been further split into polypropylene and polyethylene. The polypropylene polyolefins segment is contemplated to progress at a CAGR of more than 9.0% from 2022 to 2028. The polyethylene polyolefins segment is expected to depict around 9.5% CAGR through the study timeline.
The industry has been categorized based on application into firemen suit, spacesuit, industrial protective clothing, healthcare & laboratories, and arc flash suits. The arc flash suits segment is estimated to expand at a CAGR of above 10.0% over the assessment timespan.
In the regional landscape, the Asia Pacific industrial protective fabrics market is slated to exceed $2.25 billion in revenue by the end of 2028. Meanwhile, the Latin America industrial protective fabrics industry is poised to grow at a CAGR of above 11% through the forecast timeline.
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