Coated Fabrics

As Quoted In Technical Textiles International

Growth in manufacturing will boost sales as coated fabrics are used in a number of durable goods produced in the US, including motor vehicles, industrial machinery and marine equipment.

US demand to rise 3.2% annually through 2018

Demand for coated fabrics in the US is projected to advance 3.2 percent per year to 680 million square yards in 2018, an acceleration from sluggish gains posted between 2008 and 2013. Growth in the manufacturing sector will provide opportunities as coated fabrics are used in a number of durable goods produced in the US, including motor vehicles, industrial machinery, and marine equipment. Additional growth will be derived from a turnaround in nonresidential construction spending.

Motor vehicles to account for largest share of gains

Advances will be propelled by the large motor vehicle market, which will account for 29 percent of additional area demand through 2018. Going forward, coated fabric demand will grow from a high 2013 base that reflects the recovery in vehicle production from 2009 lows. Gains will be promoted by a higher number of airbags -- usually employing silicone-coated nylon -- per light vehicle. Advances will also benefit from the increased incorporation of polyurethane-coated fabrics in upholstery and interior trim in light vehicles. In these applications, demand for polyurethane-coated fabrics will be aided by continued improvements in appearance and feel, placing further competitive pressures on alternative materials.

Smaller markets to be fastest growing

Coated fabric use in the production of awnings, canopies, and wallcoverings is expected to post the fastest gains through 2018, benefiting from increased spending on construction and remodeling. Although these markets are much smaller than motor vehicles, together accounting for only six percent of coated fabric demand in 2013, sales are expected to grow more than twice as fast as the total market. In these settings, coated fabrics are primarily valued for their durability. Demand for awnings, canopies, and wallcoverings is tied to remodeling and building activity, both of which will rebound from recent declines.

Unlike motor vehicle production, most manufacturing activity had not experienced a significant post-recession recovery by 2013. Spurred by a continued improvement in manufacturing activity, coated fabrics will find opportunities in the production of furniture, industrial machinery, marine equipment, and protective clothing, among others. Protective clothing, for example, will benefit from increased activity in manufacturing processes that require workers to wear protective safety gear (e.g., chemical, pharmaceutical, and electronics production), as well as from steady use by medical, military, and emergency responder personnel.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the 580 million square yard US coated fabric industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by product (e.g., polymer-coated fabrics, rubber-coated fabrics, fabric-backed wallcoverings), substrate (e.g., polyester, nylon, cotton) and market (e.g., motor vehicles, marine, protective clothing, industrial, furniture, commercial and rental tents, wallcoverings, books, awnings and canopies).

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

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  1. Coated Fabrics

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $103.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $134.00

      1. Table | COATED FABRIC DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,037.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $212.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $186.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Spending Environment

        $126.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $194.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Textiles Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | TEXTILE FIBERS & FABRICS SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $214.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $1,300.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $99.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Historical Market Trends

        $113.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC MARKET, 2003-2013

        2. CHART III-1 COATED FABRIC MARKET, 2003-2013

      4. 4.4 Pricing Patterns

        $104.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC PRICING

      5. 4.5 International Environment

        $284.00

        1. 4.5.1 World Supply & Demand

          $101.00

        2. 4.5.2 US Foreign Trade

          $132.00

          1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN COATED FABRICS

      6. 4.6 Coating Processes

        $220.00

      7. 4.7 Competitive Products

        $144.00

      8. 4.8 Technological Developments

        $82.00

      9. 4.9 Raw Materials

        $211.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC RAW MATERIAL DEMAND

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,738.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $146.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART IV-1 COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013

      2. 5.2 Polymer-Coated Fabrics

        $1,161.00

        1. Table | POLYMER-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-2 POLYMER-COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 5.2.1 Vinyl-Coated Fabrics

          $245.00

          1. Table | VINYL-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        4. 5.2.2 Polyethylene-Coated Fabrics

          $129.00

          1. Table | POLYETHYLENE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        5. 5.2.3 Polyurethane-Coated Fabrics

          $158.00

          1. Table | POLYURETHANE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        6. 5.2.4 Polytetrafluoroethylene-Coated Fabrics

          $154.00

          1. Table | POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        7. 5.2.5 Polypropylene-Coated Fabrics

          $112.00

          1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        8. 5.2.6 Acrylic-Coated Fabrics

          $157.00

          1. Table | ACRYLIC-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        9. 5.2.7 Other Polymer-Coated Fabrics

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER POLYMER-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Rubber-Coated Fabrics

        $293.00

        1. Table | RUBBER-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        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

        $138.00

        1. Table | FABRIC-BACKED WALLCOVERING SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.4.1 Characteristics

          $82.00

        3. 5.4.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

    6. 6 SUBSTRATES

      $560.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $96.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY SUBSTRATE

        2. CHART V-1 COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY SUBSTRATE, 2013

      2. 6.2 Polyester

        $91.00

        1. Table | COATED POLYESTER FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 6.3 Nylon

        $82.00

        1. Table | COATED NYLON FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 6.4 Cotton

        $82.00

        1. Table | COATED COTTON FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 6.5 Other Substrates

        $224.00

        1. Table | OTHER COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET

        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

      $4,266.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $142.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VI-1 COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 7.2 Motor Vehicles

        $1,129.00

        1. 7.2.1 Industry Outlook

          $166.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

        2. 7.2.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $926.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

          2. Table | LIGHT VEHICLE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

          3. Table | MEDIUM & HEAVY TRUCK & BUS MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

      3. 7.3 Marine & Other Non-Motor Vehicle Transportation

        $662.00

        1. 7.3.1 Industry Outlook

          $128.00

          1. Table | MARINE & OTHER NON-MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.3.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $503.00

          1. Table | MARINE & OTHER NON-MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR COATED FABRICS

      4. 7.4 Protective Clothing

        $362.00

        1. Table | PROTECTIVE CLOTHING MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

        2. 7.4.1 Applications

          $83.00

        3. 7.4.2 Materials

          $134.00

      5. 7.5 Industrial

        $316.00

        1. 7.5.1 Nonresidential Fixed Investment

          $108.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT

        2. 7.5.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $188.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

      6. 7.6 Furniture

        $325.00

        1. 7.6.1 Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.6.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $217.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

      7. 7.7 Commercial & Rental Tents

        $150.00

        1. Table | COMMERCIAL & RENTAL TENT MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

      8. 7.8 Wallcoverings

        $253.00

        1. 7.8.1 Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | WALLCOVERING SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.8.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $201.00

          1. Table | WALLCOVERING MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

      9. 7.9 Books

        $189.00

        1. 7.9.1 Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | BOOK PUBLISHING & PRINTING SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.9.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $136.00

          1. Table | BOOK MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

      10. 7.10 Awnings & Canopies

        $356.00

        1. 7.10.1 Building Construction Outlook

          $99.00

          1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 7.10.2 Coated Fabric Demand

          $234.00

          1. Table | AWNING & CANOPY MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

      11. 7.11 Other Markets

        $382.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR COATED FABRICS

        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

      $5,333.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $108.00

        1. Table | US COATED FABRIC SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 8.2 Market Share

        $393.00

        1. CHART VII-1 COATED FABRIC MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 8.3 Competitive Strategies

        $130.00

      4. 8.4 Research & Development

        $82.00

      5. 8.5 Manufacturing

        $96.00

      6. 8.6 Marketing

        $179.00

      7. 8.7 Distribution

        $97.00

      8. 8.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 8.9 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      10. 8.10 Company Profiles

        $4,479.00

        1. 8.10.1 Ammeraal Beltech Holding BV

          $82.00

        2. 8.10.2 Bayer AG

          $112.00

        3. 8.10.3 Beckmann Converting Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 8.10.4 Berry Plastics Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        5. 8.10.5 Blue Mountain Wallcoverings Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 8.10.6 BondCote Corporation

          $144.00

        7. 8.10.7 Bradford Industries Incorporated

          $105.00

        8. 8.10.8 Canadian General-Tower Limited

          $111.00

        9. 8.10.9 China General Plastics Corporation

          $82.00

        10. 8.10.10 Dimension-Polyant GmbH

          $82.00

        11. 8.10.11 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $333.00

        12. 8.10.12 Glen Raven Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 8.10.13 Gore (WL) &Associates Incorporated

          $156.00

        14. 8.10.14 Graniteville Specialty Fabrics Incorporated

          $82.00

        15. 8.10.15 Haartz Corporation

          $113.00

        16. 8.10.16 Hallwood Group Incorporated

          $181.00

        17. 8.10.17 Herculite Products Incorporated

          $176.00

        18. 8.10.18 Heytex Bramsche GmbH

          $82.00

        19. 8.10.19 Holliston LLC

          $219.00

        20. 8.10.20 Hyosung Corporation

          $106.00

        21. 8.10.21 International Textile Group Incorporated

          $177.00

        22. 8.10.22 Johnston Textiles Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 8.10.23 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $93.00

        24. 8.10.24 Kuraray Company Limited

          $82.00

        25. 8.10.25 Marlen Textiles Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 8.10.26 Milliken & Company

          $82.00

        27. 8.10.27 Morbern Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 8.10.28 Nassimi LLC

          $82.00

        29. 8.10.29 OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

          $195.00

        30. 8.10.30 Polymer Group Incorporated

          $229.00

        31. 8.10.31 Saint-Gobain

          $230.00

        32. 8.10.32 Seaman Corporation

          $140.00

        33. 8.10.33 Shawmut Corporation

          $138.00

        34. 8.10.34 Spradling International Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 8.10.35 Takata Corporation

          $117.00

        36. 8.10.36 Tonoga Incorporated

          $104.00

        37. 8.10.37 Trelleborg AB

          $91.00

        38. 8.10.38 Twitchell Corporation

          $82.00

        39. 8.10.39 Uniroyal Engineered Products LLC

          $93.00

        40. 8.10.40 Z Marine

          $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

        $82.00

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