Headliner Market

Headliner Market Analysis by Material Type (Vinyl, Synthetic, Foam Back), by Application (Automotive, Non-automotive), by End-User, by Region - Global Forecast 2022-2032

Analysis of Headliner market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Global Headliner Market Outlook

The global headliner market is estimated at USD 22.3 Billion in 2022 and is forecast to surpass USD 34.2 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2022 to 2032.

Report Attributes


Base Year Value (2021A)

USD 21.5 Billion

Estimated Year Value (2022E)

USD 22.3 Billion

Projected Year Value (2032F)

USD 34.2 Billion

Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)

 CAGR 4.3%

North America Market Share in 2021


North America Growth Rate (2022-2032)

CAGR ~4.7%

Collective Value Share (US, China, India) 2022: Top 3 Countries


Top 5 Companies Market Share in 2021


Key Companies Profiled

  • Lear Corporation
  • IAC Group
  • Motus
  • Group Antolin
  • CMI Enterprises
  • Daehan Solution Alabama
  • Futuris Automotive
  • Dienetics
  • Heartland Automotive
  • Adient
  • Other Market Players

The global headliner market is likely to create an absolute dollar opportunity of USD 11.8 Billion by the end of 2032. The global headliner market holds ~1% of the global automotive industry market.

2017-2021 Global Headliner Market Outlook in Comparison to 2022-2032 Growth Forecast

A headliner is defined as the foam-backed cloth covering that is attached to a vehicle ceiling through a strong adhesive. Headliner is composed of a face fabric backed by foam or nonwoven base. Adoption of nonwoven headliners are witnessing steady traction with manufactures increasingly eying easy to handle assembling components.

The automotive industry has witnessed a marked rise in the demand for premium interior esthetics in recent years, and consequently, automakers are increasingly designing more comfy and cozy vehicle interiors. The headliner market is expected to see a surge in variants in the forthcoming years, with OEMs pacing up the adoption of cutting-edge technology to deliver enhanced vehicle cabin experiences. They are designing advanced headliner with inbuilt slots for air vents and audio system in a bid to appeal customers who seek assured cabin comfort and convenience.

The growing trend of lightweight vehicles in the automotive industry is fueling the usage of customized material in headliner manufacturing to appeal to a wide base of customers. Furthermore, growing environment concerns have paved way for environmentally friendly variants made of recyclable backing-adhesive and face fabrics in the headliner market.

Fact.MR projects the headliner market is expected to witness exhibiting growth at 4.3% CAGR during 2022 and 2032 in comparison to a CAGR of 2.8% with which it grew from 2017 and 2021.

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Advancement in Technology and Features Propelling Market Growth

Growing penetration of advanced technology in the automotive industry is helping the automakers in manufacturing easy to assemble, and sagging proof headliners. They are adopting innovative, high strength, and waterproof adhesive material to prevent the overtime deterioration of the glue that holds headliner back to the vehicle ceiling. Additionally, they are working on easy to assemble headliners to cut shot the lengthy replacement process of this vehicle component. The constant vigorous initiatives of automakers, coupled with numerous safety and convenience benefits of headliners are fueling growth in the global headliner market.

Realizing high stiffness and light weight in automotive headliners has become the new normal among auto component manufacturers, which has emphasized studying arrangement in thickness direction and GF content. Increasing expansivity of automotive headliner is a key agenda behind these efforts. Recently developed ultra-light material (UL grade) has enabled realization of high elastic slope, while illustrating excellent dimensional stability and moldability. Such developments have further aligned well with weight reduction focus in automotive headliner.

Demand for automotive headliner rides the coattails of automobile manufacturers’ focus on improving the marketplace competitiveness, by equipping vehicles with full range of safety devices and convenience. Rising emphasis on reducing environmental footprint has resulted in weight reduction of auto components, and headliner is no exception.

New Composites and Developments to Fuel Market Demand

Headliner substrate materials have witnessed continuous evolution over the years, for catering transforming demands of the automotive industry with regard to structural requirements, design flexibility, acoustics properties, and aesthetics. Novel composite materials have been developed for headliner using long chopped glass fiber and polypropylene, which have been formulated for meeting application needs in automotive interiors.

These new composites offer reduced environmental impacts, and better end-of-life recyclability compared to polyurethane substrates. Such new developments and automotive light weighting trends will continue to impact development and demand for headliners in the upcoming years.

A composite material which is generally stick to inside area of roof of yachts or automobiles is called as headliners. Headlines are generally made of fabric with foam or nonwoven backing. The multilevel composite material used in headliners carried various functions together such as stiffness, look, sound reduction and feel, which is required in cars. Headliners are typically adjusted with the head impact counter measures.

They can also assimilate extra lighting film made of LED behind the fabric. To provide soft and comfortable touch and a similar appearance, headliners are mostly made of tricot knit fabric. Due to heat and humidity, headliners can fail from the roof. This failure was common in cars which was produced in 1970s.

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Factors Supporting Market Demand

The use of nonwoven headliners has increased in last few years as they are very easy to handle during the process of assembling. Safety and good performance are two factors which are required while making a car or any other automotive vehicle and headliner provides these features. With the help of headliner automobile makers can make lightweight vehicles. Headliners give comfort and also offers cutting-edge insulation, resistance to water, fire, and fuel retardancy in case of extreme abrasion and temperature.

Headliners can be lined, printed and coated, heat formed and are tailor-made in their operations. Owing to the various benefits that are attached to headliners and due to their skillfulness, headliners are widely used in construction and designing of various other transportation and vehicles such as spacecraft, aero planes, boats, satellites and trains. In short, headliners are responsible in making the vehicles attractive, sustainable, safer, cost-effective, and attractive. All these benefits which are associated with the use of headliners are fueling the growth of headliners market.

Factors Restraining Market Demand

The replacement process of headliner is very lengthy which includes, removal of present headliner, removal of fabric of old headliner, fitting of headliner repair kit and then application of adhesive and reinstallation. The headliner kit is expensive. The bigger the size of the vehicle, the cost of the headliner kit increases.

Regardless of the precise mode of production, an automotive headliner produced from slabstock foam suffers from the disadvantage of requiring many productions steps and resulting the in the production of relatively large amounts of scrap foam which can be difficult to discard. These are the few factors which are hampering the growth of headliner market across the globe.

Competitive Landscape: Top Companies in Headliner Market

The global headliner market is highly fragmented and competitive owing to the existence of many domestic and regional players. Various marketing strategies are adopted by key players such as mergers and acquisitions, expansions, collaborations and partnerships.

Also, new product development as a strategic approach is adopted by the leading companies to upscale their market presence among consumers. These strategies have resulted in the growth of headliner.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about price points of key manufacturers in headliner market positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion in the recently published report.

For instance:

  • Lear Corporation in 2021 announced to acquire Kongsberg Automotive’s Interior Comfort Systems Business Unit. This acquisition will help in advancing vertical integration of Lear and aid in the expansion of product offerings into comfort seating solutions
  • International Automotive Components Group or IAC Group announced the acquisition of Care.com, Inc. in 2020. Care.com which is the world’s prime online market for finding and managing family care, will help in the safe, accessible and reliable platform growth in coming years

Global Headliner Market by Category

  • By Material Type, Global Headliner Market is segmented as:

    • Vinyl
    • Synthetic
    • Foam Back
    • Other Product Types
  • By Application, Global Headliner Market is segmented as:

    • Automotive
    • Non-automotive
  • By End-User, Global Headliner Market is segmented as:

    • Passenger Vehicle
    • Commercial Vehicle
  • By Region, Global Headliner Market is segmented as:

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the global Headliner Market scenario?

The global value of headliner market is estimated to be worth over USD 22.3 Billion in 2022.

How far is the global demand expected to reach over the forecasted period?

The demand is anticipated to surpass USD 34.2 Billion by 2032 end.

What was the last 5-year CAGR for the demand in the Headliner Market?

During 2017-2021, global headliner market grew at 2.8% CAGR.

Who are the prominent players in the global Headliner Market?

Some of the prominent players in headliner market are Lear Corporation, IAC Group, Motus, Group Antolin, CMI Enterprises, Daehan Solution Alabama, Futuris Automotive, etc.

Which is the most leading region in the Headliner Market?

North America tops the global headliner market accounting for 34.9% of global market share in 2022.

Which application segment contributes maximum share in Headliner sales?

Automotive segment under the application segment contributes 67.8% of market share in global sales of headliner.