Industrial Fabric Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Type (Fiberglass yarn, Polyamide, Polyesters, Aramid, Nylon, and Others), Application (Automobile Interior Trim, Conveyor Belt, Transmission Belt, Fire Protective Apparel, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

industrial fabrics market value
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >3 %
industrial fabrics market key players

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Market Overview

The market for industrial fabric is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are rapidly growing application in automotive sector and increasing application in conveyor belts. Growing demand for bio-based fabrics is expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.

  • Application in the manufacture of automobile interior trims like seat covers, carpets, roof and door liners dominated the market and is expected to grow during the forecast period owing to the increasing demand for automobiles among consumers.
  • The industrial fabric is also used in the manufacture of conveyor belts, transmission belts, and other drive belts that serves a major part in mining industry.
  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the market for industrial fabric market with India, China, Japan representing major countries in consumption.

Scope of the Report

The industrial fabric market report include:

Fiberglass yarn
Automobile Interior Trim
Conveyor Belts
Transmission Belt
Fire Protective Apparel
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Application in Automobile Interior Trim

  • Industrial fabrics are specially designed and engineered products used for challenging and high-performance applications.
  • These Industrial fabrics have greater application in making automobile’s interior trim like carpets, seat covers roof and door liners which constitutes a major part for industrial fabric market.
  • In United States, the revenue per utility vehicle auto brands pocketed in Q1 2019 skyrocketed from USD 800 to USD 33,100 compared to the same in FY’18.
  • The global automotive production has been on a rapid decline in 2019. But, with the increasing advancements in development of advanced interior trims, the usage of industrial fabric has been gradually increasing.
  • Automobile industry leads in the utilization of industrial fabrics with China, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, India and Japan playing a major role in this market. 
industrial fabrics market growth

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market for industrial fabrics during the forecast period. In countries like China, India and Japan because of the high demand applications for interior trims of automobiles, fire protective apparel, the market for industrial fabric has been increasing.
  • The largest producers of industrial fabric are located in Asia-Pacific region. Some of the leading companies in the production of industrial fabric are Bridgestone Corporation, Forbo International SA, Habasit, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
  • According to Indian Bureau of Mines, the mining industry witnessed a 2.9% Y-o-Y growth in 2019 over 2.3% in 2018 which created a major market (for conveyor belts) in this sector during the time period. 
  • The total mining production in China recorded an all time high in September 2019, when the output grew by about 8.1%.
  • The aforementioned factors coupled with government support are contributing to the increasing demand for industrial fabric market during the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The global industrial fabric market is partially fragmented with players accounting for a marginal share of the market. Few companies include Bridgestone Corporation, Forbo International SA, Habasit, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC, W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rapidly Growing Application in Automotive Sector

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Application in Conveyor Belts

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Demand for Bio-Based Fabrics

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fiberglass yarn

      2. 5.1.2 Polyamide

      3. 5.1.3 Polyesters

      4. 5.1.4 Aramid

      5. 5.1.5 Nylon

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Automobile Interior Trim

      2. 5.2.2 Conveyor Belts

      3. 5.2.3 Transmission Belt

      4. 5.2.4 Fire Protective Apparel

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Ahlstrom-Munksjo

      2. 6.4.2 Berry Global Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Bridgestone Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 Cerex Advanced Fabrics, Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Contitech AG

      6. 6.4.6 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Fitesa S.A. and Affiliates

      8. 6.4.8 Forbo International SA

      9. 6.4.9 Habasit

      10. 6.4.10 Johns Manville

      11. 6.4.11 Kimberly-Clark Corporation

      12. 6.4.12 TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.

      13. 6.4.13 W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Industrial Fabric Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Industrial Fabric Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Habasit, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., W. Barnet GmbH & Co. KG , Bridgestone Corporation , Forbo International SA are the major companies operating in Industrial Fabric Market.

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