US coated fabric demand will reach 655 million square yards in 2012. Sales will be spurred by gains in motor vehicle production, protective clothing output and building construction. Vinyl- and other nonrubber-coated fabrics will remain dominant, while natural rubber-, neoprene-, silicone rubber- and other rubber-coated fabrics will grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the $3 billion US coated fabric industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by coating (e.g., vinyl, polyethylene, polytetrafluoroethylene, polypropylene, acrylic, polyurethane, pyroxylin, polychloroprene, silicone-rubber, fabric-backed wallcoverings), substrate (e.g., polyester, nylon, cotton, fiberglass, fabric blends) and market.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry players, including OMNOVA Solutions, Saint-Gobain and Takata.