Industrial Fabrics Market Size & Share, by Fiber (Polyamide, Polyester, Aramid, Composite); Type (Fiberglass, Carbon, Vinyl, Crewel, Reflective, Quilted, Laminated, Narrow); Application (Automotive, Residential, Conveyor Belt, Transmission Belt, Protective Apparel, Flame Resistant Apparel) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

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  • Published Date: Feb 17, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Industrial Fabrics Market size is expected to reach USD 200 Billion by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of industrial fabrics was USD 130 Billion. The primary factor that is attributed to the growth of the industrial fabrics market is the rapid expansion of the textile industry across the world in the recent period. The presence of a high number of textile enterprises across the world is expected to boost the production rate of industrial fabrics. As per recent reports, the revenue generated by the global textile industry stood at USD 900 billion in the year 2018. It is further projected to reach approximately USD 1,250 billion by 2024, with a steady CAGR of nearly 5%.

Industrial fabrics are generally utilized in the production processes of the parts of structures, machines, and other technical articles. Employing both natural and synthetic materials, industrial fabrics are manufactured in diverse patterns to be used in varied manufacturing processes. Moreover, the demand for advanced industrial fabrics from the automotive sector as materials of industrial fabrics have high strength, enhanced durability, ultraviolet (UV) ray stability, and good permeability. As a result, it is estimated to create possibilities for market expansion in the future. Moreover, the applications of geomembranes and geotextiles are estimated to grow in barrier tubes, liners, structural supports, reservoir covers, geotechnical, hydraulics, and others are also estimated to escalate the adoption rate of industrial fabrics in a wide range of end-use industries. Additionally, the technological advancements in industrial fabrics manufacturing processes, along with massive investments by the key players in developing high-quality industrial fabrics are also projected to bring lucrative growth opportunities during the analysis period.

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Industrial Fabrics Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Expansion in the Production of Textile Fibers – The industrialization wave has generated a need for modern lightweight textiles for manufacturing. As a result, the production rate of textiles is expected to rise considerably and bring lucrative growth opportunities for the industrial fabrics market.  According to recent data, the worldwide production volume of textile fibers rose from 98 thousand metric tons in 2017 to 108 thousand metric tons in 2020.

  • Escalation in Sales and Production of Vehicles – The demand for industrial fabrics is anticipated to grow on the account of rising sales and production of vehicles across the globe. Industrial fabrics are being highly utilized in car interiors including seats, headlines, carpets, side panels, and other parts. Industrial fabrics are also preferred in manufacturing vehicles for reinforcing tires and reducing the overall weight. Thus, the high demand for vehicles is anticipated to boost a noteworthy revenue generation of the market. The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), released global sales of vehicle statistics which revealed that it rose from 56,398,471 units in 2021 to 53,917,153 units in 2020. Whereas, the global production of vehicles was calculated to be 57,054,295 units in 2021, an increase from 55,908,989 units in 2020.

  • High Number of Industrial Accidents – Industries have seen several accidents in the past few years. As a result, the demand for industrial fabrics is anticipated to grow to protect workers from hazards that can cause major injuries and can be life-threatening. A report calculated the number of fatal work injuries in the United States was estimated to be around 5,000 in 2020.

  • Increased Spending by Companies in R&D Activities – With the expansion of various industries, major players are spending money on research and development activities for developing high-quality industrial fabrics. Thus, the high investment in the R&D sector is anticipated to boost market growth during the forecast period.  As to World Bank, Global Research and Development expenditure accounted for 2.63% of the total GDP in 2020. This was a rise from 2.13% of the total GDP in 2017. 

  • Rapid Industrialization and Urbanization – In the recent period, owing to rapid urbanization, numerous industries have grown. As a result of quick industrialization, the sales of industrial fabrics are projected to increase in the analysis period. In 2018, as per the data from United Nations Organization, about 55% of the global population was living in urban areas. Further, by 2050, approximately 68% are anticipated to be living in urban areas.


  • Rising Concerns Regarding Environmental Protection – For instance, under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency controls solid and hazardous wastes generated in manufacturing, industry, and households. The objectives of RCRA are to safeguard us against the risks associated with waste disposal, preserve energy and natural resources through recycling and resource recovery, reduce or eliminate waste, and clean up trash that may have leaked, spilled, or been disposed of inappropriately.
  • High Consumption of Hazardous Chemicals
  • Stringent Rules Regarding Scouring of Raw Materials

Industrial Fabrics Market: Key Insights

   Base Year


   Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

  ~ USD 130 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

  ~ USD 200 Billion

    Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Industrial Fabrics Segmentation

Application (Automotive, Residential, Conveyor Belt, Transmission Belt, Protective Apparel, Flame Resistant Apparel)

The global industrial fabrics market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into the automotive, residential, conveyor belt, transmission belt, protective apparel, flame resistant apparel, and others. Out of these, the automotive segment is expected to account for the highest market share by 2033, owing to the rapid growth in the automotive industry seen recently. As per the estimations, the revenue generation by the global automotive industry is anticipated to stand at almost USD 9 trillion by 2030. Also, the rising demand for automobiles by the burgeoning population is another factor that is expected to increase the sales of industrial fabrics in the upcoming years. Furthermore, the increasing awareness about automotive safety owing to the incorporation of industrial fabrics in automotive components is expected to create a positive outlook for segment expansion in the future.

Fiber (Polyamide, Polyester, Aramid, Composite)

The global industrial fabrics market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by fiber into polyamide, polyester, aramid, composite, and others. Out of these, the polyester segment is projected to hold the largest share during the forecast period. Various advantages of industrial fabrics made with polyester fiber such as lightweight, malleable, water-resistant, sturdy, and highly functional are anticipated to increase the usage of polyester in manufacturing strong industrial fabrics which could be used in various industries and numerous applications. On the other hand, the polyamide segment is also estimated to hold a significant share and further grow with a notable CAGR during the forecast period. As a result of the robust properties of polyamide including heat stabilization and flame retardation, industrial fabrics manufactured with polyamide are being extensively used in producing flame-retarding apparel and other protective fabrics. Also, the increase in cases of fire accidents, and injuries in industrial settings is estimated to escalate the sales of polyamide-based industrial fabrics in the assessment period.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

          By Fiber

  • Polyamide
  • Polyester
  • Aramid
  • Composite
  • Others

         By Type

  • Fiberglass Fabric
  • Carbon Fabric
  • Vinyl Fabric
  • Crewel Fabric
  • Reflective Fabric
  • Quilted Fabric
  • Laminated Fabric
  • Narrow Fabric

         By Application

  • Automotive
  • Residential
  • Conveyor Belt
  • Transmission Belt
  • Protective Apparel
  • Flame Resistant Apparel
  • Others

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Industrial Fabrics Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Statistics

The Asia Pacific industrial fabrics market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The primary factor for the market growth in the region is the rising population along with the increasing demand and manufacturing of textile fibers. The recent statistics revealed that China was the top-ranked global textile exporter in 2021 with a value of approximately USD 120 billion, almost 52% of the total textile export industry in Asia. Another growth factor of the market is the presence of a large manufacturing base along with the availability of cheap labor and raw materials at a low cost for manufacturing industrial fabrics in countries like India, China, and Japan. In addition, the high demand for industrial fabrics from various end-use industries including automotive, oil & gas, chemical, construction, and other manufacturing industries.

North American Market Forecast 

On the other hand, the North America industrial fabrics market is also projected to grow at a significant rate and generate noteworthy revenue during the forecast period. As North America is one of the most developed regions in terms of industrialization, urbanization, and technological advancements, the manufacturing rate of industrial fabrics is considered to be fast. Also, the growing workers’ population in the region is estimated to increase the usage of industrial fabrics in a wide range of end-use industries owing to the rising concerns related to workers’ safety. Furthermore, the high adoption rate of geotextiles for soil reinforcements and geotechnical engineering is also projected to propel the expansion of market size in the region.

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Companies Dominating the Industrial Fabrics Landscape

    • Johns Manville
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis 


In The News

  • Johns Manville plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina has started the production of nonwoven fabric to meet the demand for urgently needed disposable medical gowns during the Covid-19 times.

  • Toray Industries, Inc. has developed announced the launch of its newly developed MAKSPEC V, an antiviral textile that is expected to deliver exceptional washability and comfort.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 4506
  • Published Date: Feb 17, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The expansion of the textile industry along with accident cases across the buildings are expected to propel the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

The high consumption of hazardous chemicals along with stringent rules regarding the scouring of raw materials and rising concerns regarding environmental protection are some of the factors that are expected to hamper the market growth.

The market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Johns Manville, Toray Industries, Inc., Habasit International AG, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., ContiTech AG, Cerex Advanced Fabrics, Inc., Freudenberg Group, Bridgestone Corporation, Forbo Management SA, Henderson Textiles, and other key players.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by fiber, type, application, and by region.

The automotive segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities
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