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Market Leader- Westex, Tencate and PBI Performance Products Controlling the Fire Resistant Fabrics Market


The fire resistant fabrics industry is a rapidly evolving market. Currently, the fire resistant fabrics market is dominated by a few key players, such as Westex By Milliken (U.S.), Royal TenCate N.V. (The Netherlands), PBI Performance Products Inc (U.S.), E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. (U.S.), Kaneka Corporation (Japan), Gun Ei Chemical Industry ltd. (Japan), Solvay S.A. (Belgium), Huntsman (U.S.), Lenzing AG (Austria), Teijin ltd. (Japan) and so on. The companies compete with each other while they also collaborate on some occasions for product development. The companies in the fire resistant fabrics market are focused on developing new products that offer higher fire resistance with additional functions such as enhanced comfort, extended durability and incorporating cooling technology in the fabrics while lowering the overall cost simutaneously. The competition is high in the fire resistant fabrics market and the companies are seen to be competing development of fire resistant fabrics to achieve economies of scale, product innovation, and geographic expansion in order to capture and improve the market share.

Market players are concentrating on developing new variants of fire resistant fabrics with better performance qualities and according to the evolving environmental regulations. The fire resistant fabric producers are focusing on developing new technologies and product developments. The major R&D initiatives in the fire resistant fabrics market are aimed towards enhancing the comfort in the fabrics through blending and different weave structures. The companies are investing in the setting up of new facilities, mainly in emerging regions; they are also trying to increase their global presence to address the growing demand in the emerging markets. All these developments are a reaction to the increasing demand for fire resistant fabric applications in emerging regions with high development rate.

New product developments have dominated the strategies adopted by the key fire resistant fabrics manufactures in the recent past. Royal TenCate N.V. (The Netherlands) and Teijin Ltd. (Japan) have been the most active players in the fire resistant fabric market.

Developing new product variants of fire resistant fabrics has been the most used strategy by the players in the fire resistant fabric market. Between 2010 and 2015* (till March), over 40% of the developments in the market are about the launch of new products.

Further, the leading market players are focusing on collaboration, capacity expansion, and merger & acquisition to expand into other markets and for strengthening the R&D initiatives.

Majority of the companies in the market focus on the North American and European market due to stringent industrial regulations and standards that have increased the demand for fire resistant fabrics. The companies have also been noticed to be targeting the emerging regions such as Asia-Pacific and South America on account of the rising industrial base in the regions.

Therefore, the strategy of the market players is focused on development of new products by investing in R&D or through collaboration with other players. The companies will also look to enter into new markets through mergers & acquisitions.

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