Coated Fabrics

Gains will be driven by a rebound in motor vehicle production -- the largest market for coated fabrics -- as well as by rising manufacturing output and rebounding construction activity.

US demand to rise 3.5% annually through 2016

US demand for coated fabrics is forecast to increase 3.5 percent annually to 635 million square yards in 2016, an improvement from the declines of the 2006-2011 period. Gains will be driven by a rebound in motor vehicle production, the largest market for coated fabrics. In addition, renewed economic growth, rising manufacturing output, and rebounding construction activity will provide opportunities.

Demand for coated fabrics is projected to expand faster in value terms than in area terms based on price increases. However, price increases are expected to moderate from the pace of the 2001-2011 period, when costs of certain raw materials, such as crude oil-based polymers, rose substantially. Greater competition from lower cost imports, especially from China, will also work to restrain pricing gains.

Coated polyester fabric to remain largest segment

Coated fabrics can be categorized based on the substrate or coating (or film) used. In 2011, coated polyester was the largest substrate category, comprising 46 percent of coated fabric demand in area terms. Sales of coated polyester will benefit from its low cost and versatility. While coated polyester is used in a variety of markets, the light vehicle, furniture, and industrial markets account for the largest share of sales. Through 2016, coated polyester will remain the largest substrate category, but coated nylon will achieve the fastest gains in sales. Demand for coated nylon will be promoted by its use in several fast growing markets, such as airbags and protective clothing.

Air bags to pace key motor vehicle market

In 2011, over one-fourth of all coated fabric demand was attributable to the motor vehicle market, based on applications such as airbags, upholstery, headlining, trim, tops, and covers. Airbags are projected to provide the best growth opportunities, driven by an increase in the number of airbags per vehicle -- partially due to government regulations -- and the inclusion of more airbags into a larger number of vehicle types at varying price points.

Among other markets, those that are most closely tied to renewed construction activity (e.g., wallcoverings, furniture, and awnings and canopies) will achieve above average growth. The protective clothing market will also achieve above average gains, benefiting from accelerating manufacturing output, as processes in many industries (such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and electronics) require employees to wear protective gear. Ongoing spending on protective clothing for military personnel and first responders will also boost coated fabric demand.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 535 million square yard US coated fabric industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (polymer-coated fabrics, rubber-coated fabrics, fabric-backed wallcoverings), substrate (e.g., polyester, nylon, cotton, fiberglass, fabric blends) and market (e.g., motor vehicles, marine, protective clothing, industrial, furniture, books, tents, wallcoverings, awnings).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry players, including OMNOVA Solutions, Saint-Gobain, and Takata.

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  1. Coated Fabrics

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $116.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $130.00

      1. Table | COATED FABRIC DEMAND (million square yards)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $855.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $146.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Manufacturing Outlook

        $164.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

      4. 3.4 Textiles Outlook

        $90.00

        1. Table | TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Consumer Spending Trends

        $118.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Demographics

        $166.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      7. 3.7 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $148.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $1,349.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $99.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Historical Market Trends

        $104.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC MARKET, 2001-2011

      4. 4.4 Pricing Patterns

        $86.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC PRICING

      5. 4.5 International Environment

        $302.00

        1. 4.5.1 World Supply & Demand

          $127.00

        2. 4.5.2 US Foreign Trade

          $123.00

          1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN COATED FABRICS (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 Coating Processes

        $232.00

        1. 4.6.1 Gap Coating

          $82.00

        2. 4.6.2 Reverse-Roll Coating

          $82.00

        3. 4.6.3 Rotary Screen Coating

          $82.00

        4. 4.6.4 Other Coating Processes

          $103.00

      7. 4.7 Competitive Products

        $157.00

      8. 4.8 Coated Fabrics' Advantages

        $106.00

      9. 4.9 Technological Developments

        $82.00

      10. 4.10 Raw Materials

        $150.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC RAW MATERIAL DEMAND (million dollars)

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,442.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $139.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Polymer-Coated Fabrics

        $954.00

        1. Table | POLYMER-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Vinyl-Coated Fabrics

          $210.00

          1. Table | VINYL-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Polyethylene-Coated Fabrics

          $114.00

          1. Table | POLYETHYLENE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Polyurethane-Coated Fabrics

          $114.00

          1. Table | POLYURETHANE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 5.2.4 Polypropylene-Coated Fabrics

          $89.00

          1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 5.2.5 Polytetrafluoroethylene-Coated Fabrics

          $142.00

          1. Table | POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        7. 5.2.6 Acrylic-Coated Fabrics

          $140.00

          1. Table | ACRYLIC-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        8. 5.2.7 Other Polymer-Coated Fabrics

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER POLYMER-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Rubber-Coated Fabrics

        $195.00

        1. Table | RUBBER-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Polychloroprene-Coated Fabrics

          $82.00

        3. 5.3.2 Silicone Rubber-Coated Fabrics

          $82.00

        4. 5.3.3 Other Rubber-Coated Fabrics

          $82.00

      4. 5.4 Fabric-Backed Wallcoverings

        $153.00

        1. Table | FABRIC-BACKED WALLCOVERING SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 Characteristics

          $82.00

        3. 5.4.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

    6. 6 SUBSTRATES

      $528.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY SUBSTRATE (million square yards)

      2. 6.2 Polyester

        $94.00

        1. Table | COATED POLYESTER FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET (million square yards)

      3. 6.3 Nylon

        $82.00

        1. Table | COATED NYLON FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET (million square yards)

      4. 6.4 Cotton

        $82.00

        1. Table | COATED COTTON FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET (million square yards)

      5. 6.5 Other Substrates

        $201.00

        1. Table | OTHER COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET (million square yards)

        2. 6.5.1 Fiberglass

          $82.00

        3. 6.5.2 Fabric Blends

          $82.00

        4. 6.5.3 Nonwovens

          $82.00

        5. 6.5.4 All Other Substrates

          $82.00

    7. 7 MARKETS

      $3,910.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $136.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET (million square yards)

      2. 7.2 Motor Vehicles

        $974.00

        1. 7.2.1 Industry Outlook

          $145.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

        2. 7.2.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $793.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

          2. Table | LIGHT VEHICLE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

          3. Table | MEDIUM & HEAVY TRUCK & BUS MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

      3. 7.3 Marine & Other Non-Motor Vehicle Transportation

        $488.00

        1. 7.3.1 Industry Outlook

          $115.00

          1. Table | MARINE & OTHER NON-MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT OUTLOOK (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 7.3.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $341.00

          1. Table | MARINE & OTHER NON-MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

      4. 7.4 Protective Clothing

        $355.00

        1. Table | PROTECTIVE CLOTHING MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

        2. 7.4.1 Applications

          $82.00

        3. 7.4.2 Materials

          $104.00

        4. 7.4.3 Technological Developments

          $82.00

      5. 7.5 Industrial

        $272.00

        1. 7.5.1 Nonresidential Fixed Investment

          $99.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 7.5.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $154.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

      6. 7.6 Furniture

        $326.00

        1. 7.6.1 Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.6.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $204.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

      7. 7.7 Books

        $181.00

        1. 7.7.1 Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | BOOK PUBLISHING & PRINTING SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.7.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $127.00

          1. Table | BOOK MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

      8. 7.8 Commercial & Rental Tents

        $144.00

        1. Table | COMMERCIAL & RENTAL TENT MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

      9. 7.9 Wallcoverings

        $298.00

        1. 7.9.1 Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | WALLCOVERING SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.9.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $210.00

          1. Table | WALLCOVERING MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

      10. 7.10 Awnings & Canopies

        $349.00

        1. 7.10.1 Building Construction Outlook

          $111.00

          1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 7.10.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $215.00

          1. Table | AWNING & CANOPY MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

      11. 7.11 Other Markets

        $388.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR COATED FABRICS (million square yards)

        2. 7.11.1 Clothing

          $82.00

        3. 7.11.2 Flags & Banners

          $82.00

        4. 7.11.3 Geosynthetics

          $82.00

        5. 7.11.4 Printing Blankets

          $82.00

        6. 7.11.5 Recreational Products

          $82.00

        7. 7.11.6 Roofing

          $82.00

        8. 7.11.7 Tarpaulins

          $82.00

        9. 7.11.8 Travelware

          $82.00

        10. 7.11.9 All Other Markets

          $82.00

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $116.00

        1. Table | US COATED FABRIC SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Market Share

        $337.00

      3. 8.3 Competitive Strategies

        $130.00

      4. 8.4 Research & Development

        $82.00

      5. 8.5 Manufacturing

        $85.00

      6. 8.6 Marketing

        $175.00

      7. 8.7 Distribution

        $90.00

      8. 8.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $98.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 8.9 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $87.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      10. 8.10 Company Profiles

        $4,658.00

        1. 8.10.1 Autoliv Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 8.10.2 Bayer AG

          $85.00

        3. 8.10.3 Beckmann Converting Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 8.10.4 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $100.00

        5. 8.10.5 Blue Mountain Wallcoverings Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 8.10.6 BondCote Corporation

          $161.00

        7. 8.10.7 Bradford Industries Incorporated

          $99.00

        8. 8.10.8 Canadian General-Tower Limited

          $135.00

        9. 8.10.9 China General Plastics Corporation

          $82.00

        10. 8.10.10 Cooley Group Holdings

          $156.00

        11. 8.10.11 Dash Multi-Corporation Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 8.10.12 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $365.00

        13. 8.10.13 Fiberweb plc

          $119.00

        14. 8.10.14 Forbo Holding Limited

          $100.00

        15. 8.10.15 Gamma Holding NV

          $159.00

        16. 8.10.16 Glen Raven Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 8.10.17 Gore (WL) & Associates Incorporated

          $132.00

        18. 8.10.18 Graniteville Specialty Fabrics Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 8.10.19 Haartz Corporation

          $142.00

        20. 8.10.20 Hallwood Group Incorporated

          $176.00

        21. 8.10.21 Herculite Products Incorporated

          $173.00

        22. 8.10.22 Holliston LLC

          $200.00

        23. 8.10.23 Hyosung Corporation

          $88.00

        24. 8.10.24 International Textile Group Incorporated

          $156.00

        25. 8.10.25 Johnston Textiles Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 8.10.26 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 8.10.27 Kuraray Company Limited

          $82.00

        28. 8.10.28 Morbern Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 8.10.29 Nassimi LLC

          $82.00

        30. 8.10.30 OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

          $221.00

        31. 8.10.31 Polymer Group Incorporated

          $167.00

        32. 8.10.32 Saint-Gobain

          $206.00

        33. 8.10.33 Seaman Corporation

          $140.00

        34. 8.10.34 Shawmut Corporation

          $129.00

        35. 8.10.35 Spradling International Incorporated

          $82.00

        36. 8.10.36 Takata Corporation

          $105.00

        37. 8.10.37 Tonoga Incorporated

          $92.00

        38. 8.10.38 Trelleborg AB

          $87.00

        39. 8.10.39 Twitchell Corporation

          $82.00

        40. 8.10.40 Uniroyal Engineered Products LLC

          $82.00

        41. 8.10.41 Zodiac Aerospace SA

          $82.00

        42. 8.10.42 Zodiac Marine & Pool

          $82.00

      11. 8.11 Additional Companies in the Coated Fabric Industry

        $142.00

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