However, pricing gains will be limited due to Increased competition from lower cost Imports. Key motor vehicle market to see accelerating growth The largest market for coated fabrics in 2013 was motor vehicles, with 30 percent of he total, benefiting from the large number of light vehicles that are produced in the US each year. Going forward, growth will accelerate from a high 2013 base that reflects a recovery In vehicle production. Still, advances will be propelled by the increased incorporation of polyvinyl-coated and polyurethane coated fabrics in upholstery and interior trim in light vehicles.
In these applications, coated fabrics are aided by continued improvements in appearance and feel, placing further competitive pressures on alternative materials. Gains will also be promoted by a higher number of airbags per light truck and van through the forecast period. Silicone-coated fabrics are typically used in the manufacture of airbags. Request a sample copy of this report @ http://www. Aromatherapies. Com/contacts/request- sample? Rename=197275 . Coated polyester to continue as leading substrate Coated fabrics are categorized based on the substrate or coating used.
Versions with polyester substrates accounted for approximately 45 percent of total US coated fabric demand in 2013. These substrates are valued for their versatility at a relatively low cost. While used in a variety of markets, three markets (motor vehicles, Industrial, and runtime) account for approximately half of coated polyester sales. Above-average gains in the furniture market will provide opportunities. In addition, demand for coated polyester will benefit from its use in other above-average growth markets, such as wall coverings, and awnings and canopies.
Polymer-coated fabrics to remain dominant products Polymer-coated fabrics dominated coated fabric demand in 2013, and will continue to do so through 2018. Within this category, vinyl-coated fabrics account for the largest share -? 40 percent -? of demand. Going forward, vinyl-coated fabrics will retain their significant position due to their adequate performance characteristics provided at a relatively low cost. Among the major types of polymer coated fabrics, polyurethane- coated fabrics are expected to post the fastest gains through 2018.
Improvements in 1 OFF boast opportunities. The rubber coated fabrics product category is much smaller, but growth will benefit from the usage of silicone varieties in the large market for airbags. Advances will be fastest for fabric-backed wall coverings, which will recover in line with the rebound in the building construction sector, especially in the institutional and office segments where these wall coverings find significant use. Purchase a copy of this report @ http://www. Aromatherapies. Com/contacts/ purchase? Rename=197275 .