Coated Fabrics

Competitive environment motivates players

Participants -- whether coated fabric producers or raw material suppliers -- continue to refine performance characteristics, such as increased durability and improved touchability, in order to remain competitive with alternative materials (e.g., uncoated textiles, chemically treated textiles, and leather). Additionally, improving the environmental profile of coated fabrics remains important. For instance, the polyurethane-coated fabric industry has been shifting from solvent-based to more environmentally friendly waterborne polyurethane coatings as availability grows and performance improves.

Sales determined by performance

According to Coated Fabrics, a new report from The Freedonia Group, coated fabrics are purchased when certain performance characteristics are required, such as durability, waterproofness, or a leather look. For instance, coated fabrics are chosen for protective apparel, outdoor upholstery, rainwear, or tents when a waterproof or water resistant surface is preferred. In another example, coated fabrics are the only choice for certain airbags -- such as frontal airbags -- where the durability of both the fabric and the coating is key due to rapid inflation rates. In other cases, such as indoor upholstery, and clothing and accessories, coated fabrics are chosen to provide a leather-like look and texture at a lower cost than leather.

Transportation is leading market

Freedonia analyzes how the significant size of the transportation (e.g., aerospace, motor vehicle, and marine) industry in the US supports coated fabric demand by enabling a high level of local production capacity for components that can be made from coated fabrics, including airbags, seating upholstery, covers, and trim. Increases in production levels of these items, as vehicle output continues to expand, will promote coated fabric demand. Furthermore, more coated fabrics are expected to be used on a per vehicle basis, particularly in airbags as more airbags are installed in each vehicle.

Demand driven by expected growth in industrial sector

Demand for coated fabrics will also be driven by an expected increase in the manufacture of industrial products, such as PTFE tape and conveyor belting, which can be made from coated fabrics. In many such industrial applications, coated fabrics are the only viable material due to the performance characteristics they exhibit. In addition, coated fabric demand will benefit from an increase in local production levels of protective clothing. Also, continued improved aesthetics will promote the greater use of coated fabrics as a low cost alternative to leather for upholstery and trim applications.

Study coverage

Coated Fabrics analyzes the US coated fabric market. It offers historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product, substrate and market. The study also considers key market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, analyzes company market share and profiles 42 US industry players such as Seaman, Saint-Gobain, Canadian General-Tower, Takata, OMNOVA Solutions, Spradling International and Trelleborg.

Freedonia's market research studies provide timely access to reliable, unbiased analysis from which to benchmark performance and answer critical questions: Is your business growing faster or slower than the overall market? Is your organization gaining or losing market share? Which products and markets are the most desirable to explore for expansion? Are there industry trends or competitor activities that present a threat or opportunity to your business?

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  1. Coated Fabrics

    $5,400.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $109.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $142.00

      1. Table | COATED FABRIC DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,351.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $171.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $199.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Spending Environment

        $91.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $226.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Motor Vehicle Outlook

        $173.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

      7. 3.7 Construction Outlook

        $114.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

      8. 3.8 Textiles Outlook

        $121.00

        1. Table | TEXTILE FIBERS & FABRICS SHIPMENTS

      9. 3.9 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $230.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $1,259.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $107.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Historical Market Trends

        $89.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC MARKET, 2005-2015

        2. CHART III-1 COATED FABRIC MARKET, 2005-2015

      4. 4.4 Pricing Trends

        $112.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC PRICING

      5. 4.5 International Environment

        $288.00

        1. 4.5.1 World Supply & Demand

          $91.00

        2. 4.5.2 US Foreign Trade

          $142.00

          1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN COATED FABRICS

      6. 4.6 Coating Processes

        $233.00

      7. 4.7 Competitive Products

        $199.00

      8. 4.8 Technological Developments

        $82.00

      9. 4.9 Raw Materials

        $99.00

        1. CHART III-2 SELECTED COATINGS: KEY CHARACTERISTICS

        2. Table | COATED FABRIC RAW MATERIAL DEMAND

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,955.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $148.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART IV-1 COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015

      2. 5.2 Polymer-Coated Fabrics

        $1,304.00

        1. Table | POLYMER-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-2 POLYMER-COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

        3. 5.2.1 Vinyl-Coated Fabrics

          $309.00

          1. Table | VINYL-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-3 VINYL-COATED FABRICS: CHARACTERISTICS & APPLICATIONS BY KEY SUBSTRATE

        4. 5.2.2 Polyurethane-Coated Fabrics

          $184.00

          1. Table | POLYURETHANE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-4 POLYURETHANE-COATED FABRICS: CHARACTERISTICS & APPLICATIONS BY KEY SUBSTRATE

        5. 5.2.3 Polytetrafluoroethylene-Coated Fabrics

          $176.00

          1. Table | POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-5 POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE-COATED FABRICS: CHARACTERISTICS & APPLICATIONS BY KEY SUBSTRATE

        6. 5.2.4 Polyethylene-Coated Fabrics

          $139.00

          1. Table | POLYETHYLENE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-6 POLYETHYLENE-COATED FABRICS: CHARACTERISTICS & APPLICATIONS BY KEY SUBSTRATE

        7. 5.2.5 Polypropylene-Coated Fabrics

          $142.00

          1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-7 POLYPROPYLENE-COATED FABRICS: CHARACTERISTICS & APPLICATIONS BY KEY SUBSTRATE

        8. 5.2.6 Acrylic-Coated Fabrics

          $146.00

          1. Table | ACRYLIC-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-8 ACRYLIC-COATED FABRICS: CHARACTERISTICS & APPLICATIONS BY KEY SUBSTRATE

        9. 5.2.7 Other Polymer-Coated Fabrics

          $85.00

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

      3. 5.3 Rubber-Coated Fabrics

        $334.00

        1. Table | RUBBER-COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.3.1 Polychloroprene-Coated Fabrics

          $82.00

          1. CHART IV-9 POLYCHLOROPRENE-COATED FABRICS: CHARACTERISTICS & APPLICATIONS BY KEY SUBSTRATE

        3. 5.3.2 Silicone Rubber-Coated Fabrics

          $86.00

          1. CHART IV-10 SILICONE RUBBER-COATED FABRICS: CHARACTERISTICS & APPLICATIONS BY KEY SUBSTRATE

        4. 5.3.3 Other Rubber-Coated Fabrics

          $93.00

      4. 5.4 Fabric-Backed Wallcoverings

        $169.00

        1. Table | FABRIC-BACKED WALLCOVERING SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.4.1 Characteristics

          $82.00

          1. CHART IV-11 FABRIC-BACKED WALLCOVERINGS: CHARACTERISTICS & APPLICATIONS BY KEY SUBSTRATE

        3. 5.4.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

    6. 6 SUBSTRATES

      $607.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $98.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY SUBSTRATE

        2. CHART V-1 COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY SUBSTRATE, 2015

      2. 6.2 Polyester

        $104.00

        1. Table | COATED POLYESTER FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 6.3 Nylon

        $89.00

        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

        $247.00

        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

      $3,539.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $123.00

        1. Table | COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VI-1 COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

      2. 7.2 Motor Vehicles

        $933.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

        2. 7.2.1 Light Vehicles

          $505.00

          1. Table | LIGHT VEHICLE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

        3. 7.2.2 Medium & Heavy Trucks & Buses

          $303.00

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

      3. 7.3 Marine & Other Non-Motor Vehicle Transportation

        $557.00

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

        2. 7.3.1 Marine Equipment

          $330.00

        3. 7.3.2 Other Transportation Equipment

          $87.00

      4. 7.4 Protective Clothing

        $411.00

        1. Table | PROTECTIVE CLOTHING MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

        2. 7.4.1 Applications

          $88.00

        3. 7.4.2 Materials

          $143.00

      5. 7.5 Industrial

        $241.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

        2. 7.5.1 Applications

          $90.00

        3. 7.5.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

      6. 7.6 Furniture

        $255.00

        1. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

        2. 7.6.1 Applications

          $107.00

        3. 7.6.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

      7. 7.7 Commercial & Rental Tents

        $167.00

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

      8. 7.8 Wallcoverings

        $244.00

        1. Table | WALLCOVERING MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

        2. 7.8.1 Characteristics

          $82.00

        3. 7.8.2 Applications

          $82.00

        4. 7.8.3 Suppliers

          $82.00

      9. 7.9 Awnings & Canopies

        $194.00

        1. Table | AWNING & CANOPY MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS

      10. 7.10 Other Markets

        $414.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR COATED FABRICS

        2. 7.10.1 Luggage, Handbags, &Other Bags

          $82.00

        3. 7.10.2 Books

          $124.00

        4. 7.10.3 Packaging

          $82.00

        5. 7.10.4 All Other Markets

          $182.00

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,434.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $103.00

        1. Table | US COATED FABRIC SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      2. 8.2 Market Share

        $371.00

        1. CHART VII-1 COATED FABRIC MARKET SHARE, 2015

      3. 8.3 Competitive Strategies

        $139.00

      4. 8.4 Research & Development

        $82.00

      5. 8.5 Manufacturing

        $104.00

      6. 8.6 Marketing

        $192.00

      7. 8.7 Distribution

        $110.00

      8. 8.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 8.9 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $83.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      10. 8.10 Company Profiles

        $4,899.00

        1. 8.10.1 American Fuel Cell & Coated Fabric Company

          $82.00

        2. 8.10.2 Ammeraal Beltech Holding BV

          $137.00

        3. 8.10.3 Beckmann Converting Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 8.10.4 Berry Plastics Group Incorporated

          $193.00

        5. 8.10.5 Blue Mountain Wallcoverings Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 8.10.6 Bradford Industries Incorporated

          $133.00

        7. 8.10.7 Brookwood Companies Incorporated

          $161.00

        8. 8.10.8 Canadian General-Tower Limited

          $135.00

        9. 8.10.9 Chemours Company

          $82.00

        10. 8.10.10 China General Plastics Corporation

          $82.00

        11. 8.10.11 Covestro AG

          $95.00

        12. 8.10.12 Denka Company Limited

          $82.00

        13. 8.10.13 Dimension-Polyant GmbH

          $82.00

        14. 8.10.14 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $181.00

        15. 8.10.15 Glen Raven Incorporated

          $184.00

        16. 8.10.16 Gore (WL) &Associates Incorporated

          $175.00

        17. 8.10.17 Graniteville Specialty Fabrics Incorporated

          $104.00

        18. 8.10.18 Haartz Corporation

          $108.00

        19. 8.10.19 Herculite Products Incorporated

          $148.00

        20. 8.10.20 Heytex Bramsche GmbH

          $175.00

        21. 8.10.21 Holliston LLC

          $110.00

        22. 8.10.22 Hyosung Corporation

          $141.00

        23. 8.10.23 International Textile Group Incorporated

          $241.00

        24. 8.10.24 Josephson (J.) Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 8.10.25 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $84.00

        26. 8.10.26 Kraton Performance Polymers Incorporated

          $98.00

        27. 8.10.27 Kuraray Company Limited

          $94.00

        28. 8.10.28 Lamcotec Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 8.10.29 Marlen Textiles Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 8.10.30 Milliken & Company

          $82.00

        31. 8.10.31 Morbern Incorporated

          $95.00

        32. 8.10.32 Nassimi LLC

          $82.00

        33. 8.10.33 OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

          $156.00

        34. 8.10.34 Saint-Gobain

          $223.00

        35. 8.10.35 Seaman Corporation

          $118.00

        36. 8.10.36 Shawmut Corporation

          $104.00

        37. 8.10.37 Spradling International Incorporated

          $95.00

        38. 8.10.38 Takata Corporation

          $164.00

        39. 8.10.39 Tonoga Incorporated

          $111.00

        40. 8.10.40 Trelleborg AB

          $200.00

        41. 8.10.41 Twitchell Corporation

          $82.00

        42. 8.10.42 Uniroyal Global Engineered Products Incorporated

          $111.00

        43. 8.10.43 Zodiac Nautic

          $82.00

      11. 8.11 Additional Companies in the Coated Fabrics Industry

        $82.00

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