Thanks to the immense industrialization, the demand for flame-resistant fabrics has witnessed a significant rise across the world in the recent times. These fabrics are mostly utilized in curtains, uniforms, coverings for furniture, and various other products, which are used in industry settings, transportation, law enforcement and firefighting services, and home and commercial furnishings. The implementation of stringent government rules and norms pertaining to employee safety at industrial sites has also boosted the demand for flame-resistant fabrics considerably.
Oil and gas, electronics and electrical, and chemical industries are the key application areas of flame-resistant fabric as the risk of fire hazards is very high in these sites. Many vendors offer a wide range of flame resistant fabrics to improve flexibility in the design, production, and cost of clothing material, without disobeying government regulations.
Europe to Remain Leading Regional Market for Flame-Resistant Fabrics
Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa are the key regional markets for flame-resistant fabrics. Europe, among these, has emerged as the leading contributor to this market, thanks to the strict government rules associated with employee safety. The trend is likely to continue in the near future. In terms of volume, the region held a share of over 35% in the global market for flame-resistant fabric in 2013.
Asia Pacific, however, is projected to present most attractive opportunities to flame-resistant fabric manufacturers in the near future. The growth of the industrial protective clothing industry in this region is expected to open new avenues for market growth.
Key Players in Global Flame-resistant Fabric Market
The leading producers of flame-resistant fabrics across the world are Lenzing AG, Teijin Aramid BV, Milliken & Co., Evonik Industries AG, Huntsman Corp., TenCate, Gun Ei Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Kaneka Corp., DuPont, PBI Performance Products, Solvay S.A., and Toyobo Co. Ltd.
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