The global industrial protective fabrics market is expected to grow exponentially through 2032 owing to the burgeoning employment base within the manufacturing industry.

Industry growth would further be aided by larger companies’ investment in research and development projects to introduce new cutting-edge products based on industrial protective textiles. For instance, in October 2019, Honeywell announced plans to invest $154.33 million in the construction of a textile plant in Butibori, India, to produce Spectra. A specific fiber called Spectra is utilized by paramilitary, defense, and semi-defense groups.

The industrial protective fabrics market has been divided in terms of product, application, and region.

Based on product, the polybenzimidazole fiber (PBI) segment is anticipated to grow at 7.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Flexibility, low moisture absorption, good flame and chemical resistance, low tenacity, as well as a great strength-to-weight ratio, are all important characteristics that make PBI suitable for protective garments, promoting industrial expansion through the analysis timeframe.

On the other hand, the cotton fibers segment is set to witness sizable growth through the forthcoming years driven by an increase in the need for cotton fibers used to make clothing for fashion and industrial protection, book bindings, home textiles, industrial abrasives, and sanitary products.

With respect to application, the arc flash suits segment is slated to expand positively over the review timeline. Growing government spending on electrical network expansion in response to a growing population is likely to boost demand for personal protection devices and drive industry expansion.

Meanwhile, the others segment is poised to attain high gains by 2032 credited to the rising need for military and police clothing to defend against explosions, firebombs, flash flames, electrical arcs, and extreme heat and flame.

From the regional perspective, the Asia Pacific industrial protective fabrics market is projected to register more than $3 billion by 2032. Shifting international production plants to the Asia Pacific region because of less labor and production costs could improve domestic production in the APAC region, propelling segmental growth.

In contrast, the Latin America industrial protective fabrics industry is estimated to proliferate over the research timeline. Large firms can access services, technology, and equipment from supportive mining markets like the Peruvian mining industry to help them extract resources. This helps in increasing FDI, creates jobs, in turn propelling industry growth.

Some of the major companies operating in the industrial protective fabrics market include Teijin Limited, DuPont, Honeywell International Inc, KOLON Industries, W.L. Gore & Associates, and Milliken & Company.