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Coated Fabrics to 2016

  1. 1. Coated Fabrics to 2016Report Details:Published:October 2012No. of Pages: 321Price: Single User License – US$5100This study analyzes the US coated fabric industry. It presents historical demand data for the years2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by coating (e.g., vinyl, polyethylene,polytetrafluoroethylene, polypropylene, acrylic, polyurethane, pyroxylin, polychloroprene, silicone-rubber, fabric-backed wallcoverings), substrate (e.g., polyester, nylon, cotton, fiberglass, fabricblends) and market. The study also considers market environment factors, details industrystructure, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players.US demand to rise 3.5% annually through 2016US demand for coated fabrics is forecast to increase 3.5 percent annually to 635 million squareyards in 2016, an improvement from the declines of the 2006-2011 period. Gains will be driven bya rebound in motor vehicle production, a significant outlet for coated fabrics. In addition, renewedeconomic growth, along with rising manufacturing output, and rebounding construction activity willprovide opportunities for coated fabrics. In value terms, coated fabric demand is projected toexpand slightly faster than in area terms, based on price increases. Nevertheless, price increaseswill moderate from the 2001-2011 period, when costs of certain raw materials, such as crude oil-based polymers, rose substantially. Greater competition from lower cost imports, especially fromChina, will also work to restrain pricing gains.Growth in airbags to spur motor vehicle market gainsIn 2011, 27 percent of all coated fabric demand was dedicated to the motor vehicle market inapplications such as airbags, upholstery, headlining, trim, tops, and covers. Airbags are projectedto provide the best growth opportunities, driven by an increase in the number of airbags pervehicle. This is partially due to government regulations and the inclusion of more airbags into alarger number of types of vehicles at varying price points.Among other markets, those that are most closely tied to renewed construction activity (e.g.,wallcoverings, furniture, and awnings and canopies) will achieve above-average growth. Theprotective clothing market will also achieve above-average gains, benefiting from acceleratingmanufacturing output, where processes in industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, andelectronic, require employees to wear protective gear, as well as ongoing spending on suchequipment for military personnel and first responders.Polymer-coated fabrics to remain dominant in valueIn 2011, coated polyester held the largest share -- 46 percent -- of coated fabric demand. Sales ofcoated polyester will benefit from its low cost and versatility. While used in a variety of markets,
  2. 2. the light vehicle, furniture, and industrial markets account for the largest share of coated polyestersales. Through 2016, coated polyester will remain the largest substrate category, but coated nylonwill achieve the fastest gains in sales. Demand for coated nylon will be spurred by its use inseveral above-average growth markets, such as airbags and protective clothing.In 2011, polymer-coated fabrics comprised the largest share of coated fabric demand in valueterms, accounting for 88 percent of the total. Within this category, vinyl-coated fabrics are the mostcommonly used materials, accounting for 40 percent of total polymer-coated fabric demand in2011. The significant share of vinyl-coated fabrics is primarily due to its relatively low cost andadequate durability for many applications. Among the major types of polymer-coated fabrics, vinyl-, polyethylene-, and polypropylenecoated versions will post the fastest gains through 2016. Therubber-coated fabric product category is much smaller, but growth will benefit from the use ofsilicone varieties in airbag production. Advances will be fastest for fabricbacked wallcoverings,which will be promoted by a recovery in the building construction sector, especially in theinstitutional and office segments where wallcoverings find significant use.COMPANY PRO FILESProfiles 40 US industry competitors such as Canadian General-Tower, OMNOVA Solutions, Saint-Gobain, Spradling, Takata, and TrelleborgAdditional InformationThis study covers the US coated fabric industry, defined here to include fabrics coated orlaminated with polymeric or elastomeric coatings or films. In addition, the study discussescompeting technologies, and environmental, regulatory and other market environment factors.Historical data are provided for 2001, 2006, and 2011, with forecasts provided for 2016 and 2021.Data are provided at the coated fabric manufacturer level. Coated fabric demand and shipmentsare presented in current dollars by type of coating (e.g., polymers such as vinyl, polyethylene,polytetrafluoroethylene, polypropylene, acrylic, and polyurethane; and rubber). Coated fabricdemand is also presented in millions of square yards by substrate (e.g., polyester, nylon, cotton,and others) and by market (e.g., motor vehicles, marine and other non-motor vehicletransportation, protective clothing, furniture, industrial, wallcoverings, books, commercial andrental tents, awnings and canopies, and others). Fabrics treated with chemical finishes, such asSCOTCHGARD (3M) or other stain- or water repellent finishes, are not coated fabrics as definedhere and are therefore not included.As used in this study, the term “sales” is synonymous with “demand” and is equivalent to coatedfabric production plus imports, less exports. In addition, major manufacturers of coated fabrics areidentified and profiled, and the key competitive variables are discussed. The entire study is framedwithin the coated fabric industry’s economic, technological, and market environments.Tabular details may not add to totals owing to rounding, and some ratios are based on unroundednumbers. Macroeconomic indicators presented in this study were obtained from The FreedoniaGroup Consensus Forecasts dated August 2012. Because of the Bureau of Economic Analysis’use of chainweighted price indexes, inflation-adjusted Gross Domestic Product components (2005dollars) do not necessarily add to the total.Get your copy of this report @
  3. 3. points covered in Table of Contents of this report includeTABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION xI. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4General 4Macroeconomic Environment 4Manufacturing Outlook 7Textiles Outlook 11Consumer Spending Trends 13Demographics 16Environmental & Regulatory Considerations 20III. OVERVIEW 24General 24Supply & Demand 25Historical Market Trends 27Pricing Patterns 31International Environment 33World Supply & Demand 34US Foreign Trade 37Coating Processes 40Gap Coating 41Reverse-Roll Coating 42Rotary Screen Coating 42Other Coating Processes 43Competitive Products 45Coated Fabrics’ Advantages 48Technological Developments 50Raw Materials 50IV. PRODUCTS 55General 55Polymer-Coated Fabrics 59Vinyl-Coated Fabrics 62Characteristics & Applications 65Suppliers 66Polyethylene-Coated Fabrics 67Characteristics & Applications 68Suppliers 69Polyurethane-Coated Fabrics 69Characteristics & Applications 71Suppliers 72
  4. 4. Polypropylene-Coated Fabrics 72Characteristics & Applications 73Suppliers 74Polytetrafluoroethylene-Coated Fabrics 74Characteristics & Applications 76Suppliers 77Acrylic-Coated Fabrics 78Characteristics & Applications 79Suppliers 81Other Polymer-Coated Fabrics 81Rubber-Coated Fabrics 82Polychloroprene-Coated Fabrics 84Silicone Rubber-Coated Fabrics 85Other Rubber-Coated Fabrics 86Fabric-Backed Wallcoverings 87Characteristics 88Suppliers 90V. SUBSTRATES 91General 91Polyester 93Nylon 95Cotton 97Other Substrates 99Fiberglass 100Fabric Blends 102Nonwovens 102All Other Substrates 103VI. MARKETS 105General 105Motor Vehicles 109Industry Outlook 110Coated Fabric Demand 113Light Vehicles 115Airbags 119Upholstery, Trim, & Accessories 121Auto Tops & Light Truck Covers 123Medium & Heavy Trucks & Buses 125Truck Covers & Sides 127Upholstery, Trim, & Other 129Marine & Other Non-Motor Vehicle Transportation 130Industry Outlook 131Coated Fabric Demand 134
  5. 5. Marine Equipment 135Tops & Covers 137Sails 137Upholstery 138Inflatable Boats 139Other Transportation Equipment 140Protective Clothing 141Applications 144Materials 145Technological Developments 147Industrial 148Nonresidential Fixed Investment 149Coated Fabric Demand 151Applications 153Suppliers 154Furniture 154Industry Outlook 155Coated Fabric Demand 157Applications 159Suppliers 161Books 162Industry Outlook 162Coated Fabric Demand 163Types 165Suppliers 166Commercial & Rental Tents 167Wallcoverings 170Industry Outlook 170Coated Fabric Demand 172Characteristics 174Applications 175Suppliers 177Awnings & Canopies 177Building Construction Outlook 178Coated Fabric Demand 180Applications 182Materials 183Other Markets 185Clothing 186Flags & Banners 187Geosynthetics 188Printing Blankets 189
  6. 6. Recreational Products 189Roofing 190Tarpaulins 191Travelware 192All Other Markets 192VII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 194General 194Market Share 197Competitive Strategies 204Research & Development 207Manufacturing 208Marketing 209Distribution 213Cooperative Agreements 214Mergers & Acquisitions 217Company Profiles 220Autoliv Incorporated 221American Fuel Cells and Coated Fabrics, see ZodiacAerospaceBayer AG 222Beckmann Converting Incorporated 224Berry Plastics Corporation 225Blue Mountain Wallcoverings Incorporated 227BondCote Corporation 228Bradford Industries Incorporated 231Brookwood Laminating, see Hallwood GroupBurlington WorldWide Apparel, see International TextileGroupCanadian General-Tower Limited 233Chemprene, see Gamma HoldingChina General Plastics Corporation 236Cooley Group Holdings 237Dash Multi-Corporation Incorporated 240Dimension-Polyant, see Gamma HoldingDuPont (EI) de Nemours 241Fabrene, see Polymer GroupFiberweb plc 248Forbo Holding Limited 250Gamma Holding NV 252Glen Raven Incorporated 255Gore (WL) & Associates Incorporated 256Graniteville Specialty Fabrics Incorporated 258
  7. 7. Haartz Corporation 260Hallwood Group Incorporated 263Herculite Products Products Incorporated 266Highland Industries, see TakataHolliston LLC 269Hyosung Corporation 273International Textile Group Incorporated 275INVISTA Sarl, see Koch IndustriesIrvin Automotive Products, see TakataJohnston Textiles Incorporated 278Kenyon Industries, see Hallwood GroupKoch Industries Incorporated 279Kuraray Company Limited 281MarChem Custom Fabrics, see Dash Multi-CorporationMorbern Incorporated 282Narricot Industries, see International Textile GroupNassimi LLC 283OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated 284Polymer Group Incorporated 288Reeves Brothers, see TrelleborgSafety Components International, see International TextileGroupSaint-Gobain 291Sandel International, see Beckmann ConvertingSeaman Corporation 295Shawmut Corporation 297Spradling International Incorporated 300Taconic, see TonogaTakata Corporation 302Tonoga Incorporated 304Trelleborg AB 306Twitchell Corporation 308Uniroyal Engineered Products LLC 309Zodiac Aerospace SA 311Zodiac Marine & Pool 312Additional Companies in the Coated Fabric Industry 314LIST OF TABLESSECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSummary Table 3SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT1 Macroeconomic Indicators 72 Manufacturers’ Shipments 11
  8. 8. 3 Textile Mill Products Shipments 134 Personal Consumption Expenditures 165 Population & Households 20SECTION III -- OVERVIEW1 Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 272 Coated Fabric Market, 2001-2011 303 Coated Fabric Pricing 334 Foreign Trade in Coated Fabrics 405 Coated Fabric Raw Material Demand 54SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS1 Coated Fabric Supply & Demand by Product 582 Polymer-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 613 Vinyl-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 654 Polyethylene-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 685 Polyurethane-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 706 Polypropylene-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 737 Polytetrafluoroethylene-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 768 Acrylic-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 799 Other Polymer-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 8210 Rubber-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 8311 Fabric-Backed Wallcovering Supply & Demand 88SECTION V -- SUBSTRATES1 Coated Fabric Demand by Substrate 922 Coated Polyester Fabric Demand by Market 953 Coated Nylon Fabric Demand by Market 974 Coated Cotton Fabric Demand by Market 995 Other Coated Fabric Demand by Market 100SECTION VI -- MARKETS1 Coated Fabric Demand by Market 1082 Motor Vehicle Indicators 1133 Motor Vehicle Market for Coated Fabrics 1154 Light Vehicle Market for Coated Fabrics 1185 Medium & Heavy Truck & Bus Market for Coated Fabrics 1276 Marine & Other Non-Motor Vehicle TransportationEquipment Outlook 1337 Marine & Other Non-Motor Vehicle TransportationEquipment Markets for Coated Fabrics 1358 Protective Clothing Market for Coated Fabrics 1439 Nonresidential Fixed Investment 15110 Industrial Market for Coated Fabrics 15211 Furniture Shipments 15712 Furniture Market for Coated Fabrics 159
  9. 9. 13 Book Publishing & Printing Shipments 16314 Book Market for Coated Fabrics 16515 Commercial & Rental Tent Market for Coated Fabrics 17016 Wallcovering Shipments 17217 Wallcovering Market for Coated Fabrics 17418 Building Construction Expenditures 18019 Awning & Canopy Market for Coated Fabrics 18220 Other Markets for Coated Fabrics 186SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE1 US Coated Fabric Sales by Company, 2011 1962 Selected Cooperative Agreements 2173 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 219LIST OF CHARTSSECTION III -- OVERVIEW1 Coated Fabric Market, 2001-2011 312 World Coated Fabric Demand by Region, 2011 37SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS1 Coated Fabric Demand by Product, 2011 592 Polymer-Coated Fabric Demand by Type, 2011 62SECTION V -- SUBSTRATES1 Coated Fabric Demand by Substrate, 2011 93SECTION VI -- MARKETS1 Coated Fabric Demand by Market, 2011 1092 Light Vehicle Upholstery, Trim, & Accessories Marketfor Coated Fabrics, 2011 123SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE1 Coated Fabric Market Share, 2011 199Contact: for more information.