Flame Resistant and Retardant Fabric Market
Flame Resistant and Retardant Fabric Market Analysis by Application (Industrial Protective Clothing, Law Enforcement Services, Transport), by Weight, by Thickness Type, by End User, by Region - Global Forecast 2022-2032
Analysis of Flame Resistant and Retardant Fabric market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more
Global Flame Resistant and Retardant Fabric Market Outlook
The global flame resistant and retardant fabric market is estimated at USD 5.5 Billion in 2022 and is forecast to reach USD 11.3 Billion by 2032, growing with a CAGR of 7.5% during 2022-2032.
Market size value in 2021A
USD 5.1 Billion
Market value estimated in 2022E
USD 5.5 Billion
Market forecast value in 2032F
USD 11.3 Billion
Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)
Europe Market Share in 2022
Europe Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)
Market Share of Top 5 Companies
Key Companies Profiled
Fact.MR- a market research and competitive intelligence provider, foresee a thriving growth in flame resistant and retardant fabric demand. The global flame resistant and retardant fabric market is expected to grow at 7.5% CAGR during 2022-2032 and surpass the value of USD 11 Billion by the end of 2032. The industrial fabric market is expected to be valued at USD 113 Billion in 2022, which leads to hold a market share of 10%.
Flame resistant and retardant fabric is employed for manufacturing, furnishing, apparel, and protective garments for application in various industrial sectors including chemical, military, mining, infrastructure & construction, and oil & gas.
0.065 to 0.080 inches in thickness type is expected to hold a prominent market share of 25% in 2022. Stringent regulations regarding industrial safety that maintain workplace safety and govern worker protection norms have been fueling the demand for flame resistant and retardant fabric.
For example, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed the NFPA 2112 standard, which imparts minimum requirements for design, development, evaluation, and certification of the flame resistant and retardant fabric used by industry personnel.
According to this standard, the flame resistant and retardant fabric must not contribute to burn injuries of the wearer, provide high-degree of protection, and reduce severity of burn injuries that result from short-term thermal exposure or accidental exposures to flash fires.
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Flame Resistant and Retardant Fabric Market Historical Outlook (2017-2021) Vs. Forecast Outlook (2022-2032)
- Europe is a prominent region in market due to the rising demand for flame resistant and retardant fabric, which is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.8%, and reach a market value of USD 4 Billion by 2032.
- The South Asia & Oceania is expected to hold a market value of around USD 660 Million in 2022 owing to high rate of technology adoption.
- The North America and East Asia contributed significantly to the growth of the flame resistant and retardant fabric, and is expected to account for around 26% and 17% market share in 2022 respectively.
- The mining and pharmaceuticals as an end users is expected to be valued at USD 1.7 Billion and USD 1.4 Billion by the end of forecast period.
- By weight, 17 to 22 oz. per sq. yard is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% over the period of 2022-2032.
- 0.056 to 0.065 inches as thickness is expected to reach a valuation of USD 1.8 Billion by 2032 with a growth rate of 6.1%.
How development of nanotechnology based flame retardant fibers for military and space exploration applications?
There is a growing requirement of flame resistant and retardant fabrics that have textured surfaces in industrial and engineering applications. Recognizing the need, a group of researchers at Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) have developed a nano-engineered polymer-based fabric particularly for applications in the space industry and armed forces personnel.
This fabric developed by DIAT is highly flame resistant and retardant to hyper-saline solutions, and is also capable of withstanding ultraviolet radiation and low temperatures. This nano-engineered polymer fabric exhibits excellent integrity when exposed to chemical attacks as well as low and high temperature. Apart from space exploration and military applications, this fabric can also be effectively used in other security forces including air force and the navy.
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Country Wise Analysis
How the market in U.S. Shaping Up for flame resistant and retardant fabric?
The U.S. based flame resistant and retardant fabric market has been accelerating growth in market driven by the technology advancement and innovations in U.S. is likely to dominate the sales in North America region owed due to increase in usage in marine and automotive sector. The U.S. region is expected to hold a valuation of USD 1.1 Billion in 2022.
How Germany is fulfilling the global demand for flame resistant and retardant fabric?
Germany is expected continue to spearhead the Europe based flame resistant & retardant fabric market with a total valuation of USD 624.5 Million in 2022, with the bulk revenue as well as volume shares during 2022 to 2032.
Robust demand for manufacturing a wide range of products that are employed in the region’s high-growth and well-established transportation industry is a key factor propelling the market growth in Germany. The country is expected to lead the flame resistant and retardant market in Europe in light of high demand from the end-use industries such as automotive.
How high costing of flame resistant and retardant fabric is acting as a restraint in global market?
High cost of flame resistant and retardant fabrics, especially in developed economies, has been a major obstacle for the garment manufacturers and end users. Additionally, the technology required to manufacture flame resistant fabrics is proprietary and expensive.
The cost associated to manufacture the protective clothing fabrics for end-products used in various end use industries is higher as compared to traditional material. Such factors are supposed to inhibit the market growth during the long run forecast period.
Segment Wise Analysis
How growing investment in oil & gas industries to boost the demand in market?
Post-high ambiguity in oil & gas sector over the past few years, which was influenced by a plethora of factors including the advent of shale oil production, oil cost-cutting measures, and falling oil prices, offshore production has experience a downward trend. However, with stabilizing oil prices the offshore oil & gas exploration industry’s outlook for the future seems promising, with several large projects impending to be deployed such as Mad Dog Phase 2, Bonga Southwest and ACG.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), alarming number of fatalities and injuries have been associated with workers in the oil & gas industries. Recognizing the concern of these workers, OSHA rolled out an official memo, which compels oilfield companies to provide workers with flame retardant clothing, to the entire oil & gas industry.
The increasing oil & gas exploration activities coupled with innate requirement for fire retardant and resistant clothing in the industry will drive the market growth with a CAGR of 8.4% over the forecast period.
How Industrial Protective Clothing to Remain Largest Application Segment?
Among applications of flame resistant and retardant fabric, industrial protective clothing will remain dominant in terms of both value and volume. Flame resistant and retardant fabric seek extensive adoption in manufacturing industrial protective clothing, to create stable and inert barrier during thermal exposures of workers. This delivers the wearer with effective protection against excessive temperatures, or direct exposure to flames, thereby increasing its attractiveness among workers and fueling the global demand. The industrial protective clothing is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% over the assessment period.
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Fact.MR has profiled the following key flame resistant and retardant fabric manufacturers in its report PBI Performance Products Inc., Solvay S.A., Koninklijke Ten Cate nv (TenCate), Teijin Aramid B.V., Evonik Industries, Gunei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Huntsman International LLC, Kaneka Corporation, Milliken & Company, Safety Components and Norfab Corporation.
Maximum number of players discussed in this report are more attentive on expanding their manufacturing units and product launches in prominent regions. The strategies include strategic alliances, partnerships and collaborations with key players, innovation, and strengthening of global & regional distribution networks.
Global Flame Resistant and Retardant Fabric Market Segments
By Weight :-
- Up to 12 oz. per sq. yard
- 12 to 17 oz. per sq. yard
- 17 to 22 oz. per sq. yard
- 22 to 33 oz. per sq. yard
- Greater than 33 oz. per sq. yard
By Thickness Type :-
- Up to 0.056 inches
- 0.056 to 0.065 inches
- 0.065 to 0.080 inches
- 0.080 to 0.102 inches
- Greater than 0.102 inches
By End User :-
- Oil & Gas Industries
- Electronics and Electrical
- Others End use Industries
By Application Type :-
- Industrial Protective Clothing
- Law enforcement services
- FAQs -
The global is likely to grow at the rate of 7.5% CAGR during the estimated period.
The global market is likely to offer an absolute dollar opportunity of around USD 6 Billion during 2022-2032.
Europe holds the leading market share of around 37% in 2022 and presumed to remain in same growth curve by the end of 2032.
Oil & gas industries as end use industry will have the highest market share of around 19% in 2022.
PBI Performance Products, Inc., Solvay S.A., Koninklijke Ten Cate nv (TenCate), Teijin Aramid B.V and Evonik Industries are the leading companies.
12 to 17 oz. per sq. yard is likely to offer great growth prospect during 2022 & 2032 with a total market share of 35% in 2022.
US is projected to hold the largest market share in North America market of around 78% in 2032.