Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Treated Fire-Resistant Fabrics and Inherent Fire-Resistant Fabrics), By Application (Apparel and Non-Apparel), By End-User (Industrial, Defense & Public Safety Services, and Transport), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Chemicals & Materials


Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Size was valued at USD 4.35 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market is Growing at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Size is expected to reach USD 8.17 Billion by 2032
  • North America is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period

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The Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market is expected to reach USD 8.17 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period 2022 to 2032.


Market Overview

Fire-resistant fabrics are specially designed textiles that are treated or constructed to have reduced flammability and are able to resist ignition or burn at a slower rate when exposed to heat or flame. These fabrics are commonly used in various applications, such as protective clothing for firefighters, military uniforms, industrial workwear, and home furnishings. Fire-resistant fabrics can be made from natural or synthetic fibers, and they undergo rigorous testing to meet established safety standards. They are engineered to prevent the spread of fire and reduce the risk of severe burns, providing an added layer of protection in environments where there is a high risk of fire hazards.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for fire-resistant fabrics market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the fire-resistant fabrics market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the fire-resistant fabrics market.


Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 4.35 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period 2022-2032 CAGR:6.5%
2032 Value Projection:USD 8.17 Billion
Historical Data for:2019-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:139
Segments covered:By Type, By Application, By End-User, By Region, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies Covered:DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Teijin Limited, Milliken & Company,  Solvay S.A.,  Kaneka Corporation, TenCate Protective Fabrics, PBI Performance Products, Inc.,Glen Raven, Inc., Huntsman Corporation, Arvind Limited, Lenzing AG, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Carrington Textiles Ltd., Mount Vernon Mills, Inc., Ansell Limited
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The global fire-resistant fabrics market is driven by increasing awareness of fire safety, stringent safety regulations, growth in end-use industries, technological advancements, focus on personal protective equipment (PPE), and growing awareness of environmental sustainability. These factors collectively contribute to the demand for fire-resistant fabrics in various applications, such as firefighting, military, industrial workwear, and home furnishings. Rising awareness about the risks of fire-related accidents, strict regulations mandating the use of flame-resistant textiles, advancements in textile technologies, and increasing focus on PPE to protect workers are key drivers. Additionally, the demand for sustainable and eco-friendly fire-resistant fabrics is gaining momentum. These drivers are expected to continue to shape the fire-resistant fabrics market in the foreseeable future.


Restraining Factors

The restraints of the fire-resistant fabrics market include high production costs due to specialized materials and treatments, reduced wearer comfort and flexibility, challenges in complying with stringent regulations and standards, complexities in product development and market penetration due to varying requirements in different regions, and the availability of alternative fire-resistant technologies or materials that can impact the demand for fire-resistant fabrics in certain applications. These restraints can limit market growth and hinder the adoption of fire-resistant fabrics, especially in cost-sensitive applications or where wearer comfort and mobility are critical factors.


Market Segmentation

  • In 2022, the treated fire-resistant fabrics segment dominated the market with around 57.6% revenue share

Based on type, the global fire-resistant fabrics market is segmented into treated fire-resistant fabrics and inherent fire-resistant fabrics. Out of this, the treated fire-resistant fabrics segment is dominating the market with the largest market share in 2022, due to their cost-effectiveness and ease of production. Treated fabrics undergo a chemical process that makes them resistant to flames, and this treatment can be applied to a wide range of fabrics, including cotton, polyester, and nylon. Treated fire-resistant fabrics offer several benefits, including excellent fire-retardant properties, high durability, and resistance to wear and tear. Moreover, they can be easily produced in large quantities, making them suitable for various applications such as protective clothing, curtains, and bedding.


  • In 2022, the apparel segment accounted for the largest share of around 71.5% in the market

On the basis of the application, the global fire-resistant fabrics market is segmented into apparel and non-apparel. The apparel segment is dominating the market with the largest market share in 2022, due to the increasing demand for protective clothing in various industries such as firefighting, military, industrial, and oil & gas. Fire-resistant fabrics are extensively used in the production of flame-resistant apparel, including jackets, pants, coveralls, and gloves, to provide protection against fire hazards. The rising emphasis on worker safety and compliance with safety regulations has driven the demand for fire-resistant apparel. Additionally, advancements in textile technologies have led to the development of lightweight, breathable, and comfortable fire-resistant fabrics, further boosting their adoption in the apparel segment of the market.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 34.8% in 2022


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Based on region, Asia-Pacific has emerged as the largest market for fire-resistant fabrics due to several factors. Rapid industrialization and urbanization in countries like China and India have increased the demand for fire-resistant fabrics in various end-use industries, including oil & gas, construction, and manufacturing. Additionally, the strict enforcement of fire safety regulations and standards in these regions has driven the adoption of fire-resistant fabrics in various applications, such as protective clothing for workers and firefighting equipment. Moreover, the growing awareness of workplace safety and increasing investments in infrastructure projects have further fueled the demand for fire-resistant fabrics in the Asia-Pacific region, contributing to its dominant market share.


Recent Developments

In January 2023, Nishat Mills, a company based in Lahore, Pakistan, is set to acquire Wernerfelt A/S, a fabric maker based in Denmark. According to a statement, the board of directors of Nishat Mills has agreed to purchase 100 percent of the issued share capital of Wernerfelt A/S. The complete management control of Wernerfelt A/S will be transferred to Nishat Mills or its subsidiary Nishat International FZE in Dubai, for a total consideration of up to $4.5 million from Lars Lauridsen Holding ApS.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global fire-resistant fabrics market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Companies:

  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Teijin Limited
  • Milliken & Company
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Kaneka Corporation
  • TenCate Protective Fabrics
  • PBI Performance Products, Inc.
  • Glen Raven, Inc.
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Arvind Limited
  • Lenzing AG
  • W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  • Carrington Textiles Ltd.
  • Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.
  • Ansell Limited


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-Users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting and Research Firm
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the global fire-resistant fabrics market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market, By Type

  • Treated Fire-Resistant Fabrics
  • Inherent Fire-Resistant Fabrics


Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market, By Application

  • Apparel
  • Non-Apparel


Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market, By End-User

  • Industrial
  • Defense & Public Safety Services
  • Transport


Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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