There has been an ever increasing requirement of stringent standards for industrial protective & mining clothing, catalyzing the market for fire-resistant fabrics. Europe is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period, owing to its extensive norms for the safeguard of workers, followed by Asia-Pacific and North America. Regarding volume, industrial protective & mining clothing was the largest segment, accounting for more than 45% of the total fire-resistant market, in 2015. The other end-user applications include transport, defense & firefighting services, and others. Transport is projected to be the fastest-growing application segment of the fire-resistant market during the forecasted years.
The market is segmented by type into apparel and non-apparel. Growing demand for defense and flame fighting uniforms has rendered the apparel sub-segment to be the largest amongst the two types. Non-apparel fabric segment is growing at a fast rate, owing to its increasing demand in tents, furniture, bags, glove cuffing and other safety applications.
The market is further being driven by the growing demand for fire-resistant fabrics from end-user industries, particularly in South America. The growth of the market is hindered by the unavailability and high-price of raw material required to produce and lack of safety compliance in using such fabrics.
Region-wise, Europe dominated the fire-resistant fabrics market in 2015, owing to the extensive implementation of regulatory standards. Asia-Pacific accounted for the second largest share, followed by North America.
Opportunities and Market Players
The rapid industrialization in BRICS nations has ignited the growth of the market and further created opportunities for investors in the region. Some of the key players dominating the market for fire-resistant fabrics are
- Westex (Milliken & Company)
- Huntsman Corporation
- Solvay S.A.
- W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
- Teijin Ltd.
Market analysis for the fire-resistant fabrics market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales.
Market definition along with the identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario and prospective opportunities.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the fire resistant fabrics market on both global and regional scales.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
Insights on the major countries/regions where this industry is growing and also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Market Definition
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Regulatory Policies Analysis
3.3.1 EU and USA
3.3.3 Middle East & Africa
3.4 Industry Attractiveness Porters 5 Forces Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.4.5 Degree of Competition
3.5 Raw Material Analysis
3.6 Patent Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Stringent Industrial Standards
4.1.2 Growing Demand from End-User Industries in South America
4.1.3 Increasing Demand for Fire-Resistant Fabrics in Home and Commercial Furnishing
4.2.1 High-Price of Raw Materials Used to Make Fire-Resistant Fabrics
4.2.2 Lack of Safety Compliance
4.3.1 Rapid Industrialization in BRICS Nations
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Type
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Industrial Protective & Mining Clothing
18.104.22.168 Automotive (Roadways)
5.2.3 Defense & Firefighting Services
6. Regional Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.4 Rest of MEA
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
8.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
8.3 Market Share Analysis
8.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles
9.2 Glen Raven Technical Fabrics Llc
9.3 Gun Ei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
9.4 Huntsman Corporation
9.5 Kaneka Corporation
9.6 Lenzing AG
9.7 PBI Performance Products Inc.
9.8 Royal Tencate N.V.
9.9 Solvay S.A.
9.10 Teijin Ltd.
9.11 W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.
9.12 Westex (Milliken & Company)
9.13 (List Not Exhaustive)