World Coated Fabrics

An expected increase in the manufacture of products often made from coated fabrics, as well as the com-petitive advantages coated fabrics hold over other materials, will spur global demand for coated fabrics.

Demand to reach 6.5 billion square meters

Worldwide demand for coated fabrics is forecast to rise 4.6 percent yearly to 6.5 billion square meters in 2019. Demand will be driven by an expected increase in the manufacture of vehicle seating and airbags, protective apparel, upholstered furniture, and shoes and belts, which are often made from coated fabrics. Coated fabrics are low cost, durable, water resistant, and versatile, giving them a competitive edge over alternative ma-terials such as leather, plastic and rubber sheeting, and uncoated fabrics.

Asia/Pacific region, led by China, to remain dominant

The Asia/Pacific region was the largest market for coated fabrics in 2014, repre-senting roughly 60 percent of total global demand, up from 45 percent in 2004. Growth in the region’s low cost manufacturing capacity, including for footwear, apparel, bags, and low- to mid-priced upholstered furniture, has fueled coated fabric demand. China is the largest mar-ket, and the largest producer, in both the region and the world, accounting in 2014 for roughly 40 percent of global demand and nearly 50 percent of global output.

Transportation buoys demand in North America & Western Europe

The significant size of the motor vehicle, aerospace, and marine industries in North America and Western Europe supports coated fabric demand in these regions by enabling a high level of pro-duction capacity for related components that are most likely to feature coated fabrics, such as airbags, covers, seating upholstery, soft tops, and trim. Evolving regulations that require more airbags per vehicle will further support sales.

Developing regions to see most rapid demand gains

Over the last decade, demand for coated fabrics in Eastern Europe has been driven by Poland’s emergence as a lower cost manufacturing site for West European companies looking to reduce operating expenditures but keep capacity reasonably close. This trend is pri-marily seen in applications such as low- to mid-priced upholstered furniture and transportation equipment seating, both of which often utilize coated fabrics instead of leather upholstery.

Central and South America is expected to post the fastest gains through 2019, albeit from a small base. Producers of items such as vehicle components, pro-tective apparel, and industrial products are moving closer to end users in this developing region to allow for shorter lead times and customization. In the case of protective clothing, which is an expanding market for coated fabrics, local production eliminates the high tariffs associated with imported versions in countries such as Argentina. Changing regulations will provide a further boost to demand for coated fabrics utilized to pro-duce airbags.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, World Coated Fabrics, presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (polymer-coated fabrics, rubber-coated fabrics) and market (e.g., transportation equipment, footwear, protective clothing, awnings and tents, apparel, furniture, industrial, cases and bags) for six regions and 19 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry players, including Saint-Gobain, Canadian General-Tower, and Spradling International.

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  1. World Coated Fabrics

    $6,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $236.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $147.00

      1. Table | WORLD COATED FABRIC DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,319.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $234.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $82.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $148.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Outlook

        $195.00

        1. 3.3.1 Population

          $100.00

          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

        2. 3.3.2 Households

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

        $129.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook

        $174.00

        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION

      6. 3.6 World Consumer Spending Outlook

        $183.00

        1. Table | WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

      7. 3.7 World Textiles Outlook

        $82.00

      8. 3.8 Competitive Materials

        $138.00

      9. 3.9 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $191.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $2,376.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $84.00

      2. 4.2 Regional Overview

        $416.00

        1. 4.2.1 Demand

          $101.00

          1. Table | WORLD COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION

          2. CHART III-1 WORLD COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION, 2014

        2. 4.2.2 Production

          $193.00

          1. Table | WORLD COATED FABRIC PRODUCTION BY REGION

          2. CHART III-2 WORLD COATED FABRIC PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2014

        3. 4.2.3 International Trade

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD COATED FABRICS NET EXPORTS BY REGION

      3. 4.3 Demand by Product

        $453.00

        1. Table | WORLD COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. 4.3.1 Polymer-Coated Fabrics

          $210.00

          1. Table | WORLD POLYMER-COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION

          2. CHART III-3 WORLD POLYMER-COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION, 2014

        3. 4.3.2 Rubber-Coated Fabrics

          $133.00

          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER-COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION

          2. CHART III-4 WORLD RUBBER-COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION, 2014

      4. 4.4 Demand by Market

        $1,422.00

        1. Table | WORLD COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART III-5 WORLD COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 4.4.1 Transportation Equipment

          $428.00

          1. Table | WORLD TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY SEGMENT & REGION

          2. CHART III-6 WORLD TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION, 2014

        4. 4.4.2 Footwear

          $108.00

          1. Table | WORLD FOOTWEAR MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION

          2. CHART III-7 WORLD FOOTWEAR MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION, 2014

        5. 4.4.3 Protective Clothing

          $119.00

          1. Table | WORLD PROTECTIVE CLOTHING MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION

          2. CHART III-8 WORLD PROTECTIVE CLOTHING MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION, 2014

        6. 4.4.4 Awnings & Tents

          $96.00

          1. Table | WORLD AWNINGS & TENTS MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION

          2. CHART III-9 WORLD AWNINGS & TENTS MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION, 2014

        7. 4.4.5 Apparel & Accessories

          $114.00

          1. Table | WORLD APPAREL & ACCESSORIES MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION

          2. CHART III-10 WORLD APPAREL & ACCESSORIES MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION, 2014

        8. 4.4.6 Furniture

          $154.00

          1. Table | WORLD FURNITURE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION

          2. CHART III-11 WORLD FURNITURE MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION, 2014

        9. 4.4.7 Industrial

          $133.00

          1. Table | WORLD INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION

          2. CHART III-12 WORLD INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION, 2014

        10. 4.4.8 Cases & Bags

          $92.00

          1. Table | WORLD CASES & BAGS MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION

          2. CHART III-13 WORLD CASES & BAGS MARKET FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION, 2014

        11. 4.4.9 Other Markets

          $86.00

          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION

          2. CHART III-14 WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR COATED FABRICS BY REGION, 2014

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,261.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 North America: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

        $120.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014

      3. 5.3 North America: Demand by Product & Market

        $117.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      4. 5.4 United States

        $380.00

        1. 5.4.1 United States: General

          $82.00

        2. 5.4.2 United States: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $192.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.4.3 United States: Demand by Product & Market

          $118.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $271.00

        1. 5.5.1 Canada: General

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Canada: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $100.00

          1. Table | CANADA: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.5.3 Canada: Demand by Product & Market

          $102.00

          1. Table | CANADA: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $302.00

        1. 5.6.1 Mexico: General

          $82.00

        2. 5.6.2 Mexico: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $110.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.6.3 Mexico: Demand by Product & Market

          $117.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $2,176.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

        $86.00

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

        $104.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Demand by Product & Market

        $157.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

      4. 6.4 France

        $348.00

        1. 6.4.1 France: General

          $125.00

        2. 6.4.2 France: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $113.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.4.3 France: Demand by Product & Market

          $110.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      5. 6.5 Germany

        $340.00

        1. 6.5.1 Germany: General

          $106.00

        2. 6.5.2 Germany: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $106.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.5.3 Germany: Demand by Product & Market

          $127.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      6. 6.6 Italy

        $334.00

        1. 6.6.1 Italy: General

          $126.00

        2. 6.6.2 Italy: Supply & Demand

          $126.00

          1. Table | ITALY: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.6.3 Italy: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      7. 6.7 Spain

        $267.00

        1. 6.7.1 Spain: General

          $101.00

        2. 6.7.2 Spain: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.7.3 Spain: Demand by Product & Market

          $84.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      8. 6.8 United Kingdom

        $280.00

        1. 6.8.1 United Kingdom: General

          $102.00

        2. 6.8.2 United Kingdom: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $106.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.8.3 United Kingdom: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

        $260.00

        1. 6.9.1 Other Western Europe: General

          $93.00

        2. 6.9.2 Other Western Europe: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $95.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.9.3 Other Western Europe: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,181.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

        $145.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Product & Market

        $160.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      4. 7.4 China

        $429.00

        1. 7.4.1 China: General

          $100.00

        2. 7.4.2 China: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $164.00

          1. Table | CHINA: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.4.3 China: Demand by Product & Market

          $165.00

          1. Table | CHINA: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      5. 7.5 India

        $422.00

        1. 7.5.1 India: General

          $90.00

        2. 7.5.2 India: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $173.00

          1. Table | INDIA: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.5.3 India: Demand by Product & Market

          $158.00

          1. Table | INDIA: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      6. 7.6 Japan

        $337.00

        1. 7.6.1 Japan: General

          $88.00

        2. 7.6.2 Japan: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $126.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.6.3 Japan: Demand by Product & Market

          $122.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      7. 7.7 South Korea

        $305.00

        1. 7.7.1 South Korea: General

          $83.00

        2. 7.7.2 South Korea: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $100.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.7.3 South Korea: Demand by Product & Market

          $121.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      8. 7.8 Other Asia/Pacific

        $308.00

        1. 7.8.1 Other Asia/Pacific: General

          $82.00

        2. 7.8.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $135.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.8.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Product & Market

          $99.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,771.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $799.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: General

          $82.00

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.1.3 Central & South America: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 8.1.4 Brazil

          $349.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        5. 8.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $208.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $1,017.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: General

          $82.00

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $85.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.2.3 Eastern Europe: Demand by Product & Market

          $136.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 8.2.4 Poland

          $252.00

          1. Table | POLAND: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | POLAND: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        5. 8.2.5 Russia

          $231.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        6. 8.2.6 Other Eastern Europe

          $234.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $954.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: General

          $87.00

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Coated Fabric Supply & Demand

          $84.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 8.3.4 South Africa

          $217.00

          1. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        5. 8.3.5 Turkey

          $215.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        6. 8.3.6 Other Africa/Mideast

          $278.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: COATED FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: COATED FABRIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,193.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $85.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Composition

        $106.00

        1. Table | WORLD COATED FABRIC SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $345.00

        1. CHART VIII-1 WORLD COATED FABRIC MARKET SHARE, 2014

      4. 9.4 Competitive Strategies

        $142.00

      5. 9.5 Research & Development

        $82.00

      6. 9.6 Manufacturing

        $106.00

      7. 9.7 Marketing

        $148.00

      8. 9.8 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $93.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 9.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 9.10 Company Profiles

        $3,881.00

        1. 9.10.1 Bobet Group

          $82.00

        2. 9.10.2 Canadian General-Tower Limited

          $130.00

        3. 9.10.3 Continental AG

          $104.00

        4. 9.10.4 Coronet SpA

          $82.00

        5. 9.10.5 Fiberflon Teknik Tekstil Sanayi Aª

          $82.00

        6. 9.10.6 Flokser Tekstil Sanayi Ve Ticaret Aª

          $82.00

        7. 9.10.7 Fothergill Group

          $147.00

        8. 9.10.8 Glen Raven Incorporated

          $133.00

        9. 9.10.9 Gore (WL) &Associates Incorporated

          $189.00

        10. 9.10.10 Hanwha Corporation

          $82.00

        11. 9.10.11 Heytex Bramsche GmbH

          $232.00

        12. 9.10.12 Hyosung Corporation

          $141.00

        13. 9.10.13 Invisa Incorporated

          $159.00

        14. 9.10.14 Kuraray Company Limited

          $82.00

        15. 9.10.15 Kyung In Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 9.10.16 Lamifab Industries

          $82.00

        17. 9.10.17 Low & Bonar plc

          $127.00

        18. 9.10.18 Mayur Uniquoters Limited

          $82.00

        19. 9.10.19 Morbern Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 9.10.20 Obeikan Technical Fabrics Company Limited

          $82.00

        21. 9.10.21 OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

          $227.00

        22. 9.10.22 Oplex SA de CV

          $82.00

        23. 9.10.23 Pennel & Flipo Sprl

          $82.00

        24. 9.10.24 Saint-Gobain

          $309.00

        25. 9.10.25 Seaman Corporation

          $148.00

        26. 9.10.26 Sioen Industries NV

          $149.00

        27. 9.10.27 Spradling International Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 9.10.28 SRF Limited

          $82.00

        29. 9.10.29 Takata Corporation

          $237.00

        30. 9.10.30 Tonoga Incorporated

          $120.00

        31. 9.10.31 Trelleborg AB

          $200.00

        32. 9.10.32 Wenzhou Imitation Leather Company Limited

          $82.00

        33. 9.10.33 Wuxi Double Elephant Micro Fibre Material Company Limited

          $82.00

        34. 9.10.34 Zenith Industrial Rubber Products Private Limited

          $90.00

      11. 9.11 Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

        $153.00

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