Coated Fabrics: United States

This report forecasts US coated fabric demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level and demand in square yards to 2020. Total demand in dollars is segmented by product in terms of: polymer-coated fabrics, rubber-coated fabrics, and fabric-backed wallcoverings. Total demand in square yards is segmented by market as follows: motor vehicles, marine and other non-motor vehicles, protective clothing, industrial, furniture, commercial and rental tents, wallcoverings, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in both value and area terms is provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; shipments and the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, environmental and regulatory factors, and coating processes. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 32-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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