Coated Fabrics for Defense Market

Global Coated Fabrics for Defense Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Fabric, Application, Material, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 2,298.3Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Chemicals & Materials Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00384 Format: PDF Pages: 300

Coated Fabrics for Defense Market Size Analysis

According to a recent survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, the Global Coated Fabrics for Defense Market grew at a CAGR of 4.2% between 2017-2021 and is estimated to be US$ 3,746.5Mn in 2022. Currently, the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 6,044.8Mn by 2032 end.

Coated fabrics play a crucial role in defense since they give military equipment and forces vital qualities. Numerous applications in the defense sector extensively use coated fabrics made of polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, Teflon, and neoprene, among other materials.

In military aircraft, coated textiles are frequently used in aerostats, ejection seat bladders, and other aircraft elements. The market is anticipated to rise during the forecast period due to the expanding aircraft application and rising military aircraft production globally.

Market Dynamic


Modern, technology-driven planes and ships have become essential to international military operations and a key element of contemporary warfare plans. In addition to being widely used in ejector seat covers, parachute release bags, troop seating, anti-gravity clothing, flight suits, aircraft flotation bags, and many other applications, coated fabrics play a significant role in the sector’s shifting dynamics.

These coated fabrics are also used to make marine ships, different kinds of inflatable boats, rafts, life jackets, safety gear, berth covers, and fire-resistant faux leather for upholstery. The global market for coated fabrics for defense has grown thanks to the demand for coated fabrics significantly.


Even though using coated fabrics in the defense sector has several advantages, global recycling problems continue to restrain market expansion. Because coated fabrics are difficult to recycle, their use can have serious negative environmental effects. The disposal of trash produced during the creation and use of coated fabrics is the key problem. This garbage is difficult to recycle.

These solvents cannot completely dissolve the coated cloth, so dissolving the trash in them does not work well. Waste from coated fabrics can only be disposed of by burning it while abiding by all environmental regulations.


The market for coated materials used in defense is expanding significantly overall. The expansion in coated textiles in numerous applications, including personnel-oriented items and object-oriented coated fabrics for military sectors such as automobiles, railroads, aviation, and ships, has significantly contributed to the growth. Additional tools, including bags, belts, parachutes, hydration tanks, and more, are included in the program. The personal application category is anticipated to rule this market, nevertheless.

Due to the growing number of military personnel worldwide, personnel apparel is predicted to hold a sizeable market share in the Personnel Oriented Coated Fabrics category. The following significant market, object-oriented coated fabrics, is anticipated to expand at a remarkable CAGR in volume and value.

Coated Fabrics for Defense Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Fabric:

  • Polyamide/Nylon
  • PVC
  • Teflon
  • Aramid
  • Polyester

By Application:

  • Personnel
  • Oriented Object
  • Oriented CF for Military
  • Other Equipment

By Material:

  • Thermoplastic
  • Rubber

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Why is Polyester increasing in demand globally?

For the defense market, Polyester dominated the coated fabrics. Superior flexibility, lightweight, and water resistance are all features of this type of coated cloth. Polyester-coated materials are widely used in various defense applications, such as parachutes, personal protective equipment, and aircraft. Due to these varied qualities, industry participants and research institutions gravitate toward greater use of polyester-coated fabrics in the military sector.

What is the significance of the Personnel application?

The Coated Fabrics Defense business uses personal protective equipment to shield wearers from dangers. Safety helmets, goggles, face shields, and gloves are among the most widely used PPE items. Military troops and criminal justice system members, such as police officers or correctional officers, can utilize it.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

  • North America dominates the Coated Fabrics for the Defense market. In 2032, this market will make up 36.9% of the global market.
  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the coated fabric market for the defense industry. The thriving defense industry in the area is to blame for the high demand for coated fabrics. Numerous coated materials, including neoprene, Teflon, and polyurethane, are used in the region’s defense industry.

Competition Analysis

Players in the market for coated fabrics for defense use several key strategies, including acquisitions, product and technology launches, and investment in R&D activities.

The key developments in the Global Coated Fabrics for Defense Market:

  • In March 2021, Shelter-Rite RF, a protected option made of high-performance polyvinyl chloride-coated fabric that can be utilized in military shelters, was introduced by Seaman Corporation and V Technical Textiles Inc (VTT). These advancements allowed Seaman Corporation to increase the range of fabrics with a protective coating.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • Dupont
  • Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • Trelleborg Group
  • Seaman Corporation
  • Continental AG
  • Fothergill Group
  • SRF Limited
  • Sioen Industries NV
  • Colmant Coated Fabrics
  • Magna Fabrics Inc
  • Zenith Industrial Rubber Products Pvt. Ltd
  • Haren Textiles Pvt Ltd

Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Our comprehensive, data-backed, and facts-oriented report provides niche and cross-sectional analysis at global and country levels.
  • Assessment of the historical (actual data) and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and CAGR.
  • The market assessment across North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Competitive tactical intelligence, key strategies adopted by top players, production capacity and company shares analysis, product brand surveys, and export-import analysis
  • Pricing analysis to set and benchmark your current or future offerings across each product type helps you understand whether your pricing strategy is aligned with market expectations and can be compared to market disruptions.
  • Predictions on critical supply and demand trends and technological expertise needed to address operations scalability.
  • Consumer behavior shifts and their implications for players, list of end-users, and their consumption analysis.
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and emerging trends impacting the market growth.
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, and average profitability margins).
  • Strategic market analysis, recommendations, and future headways on crucial winning strategies.
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Fabric, Application, Material,  and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request