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NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

US Coated Fabrics Market

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US demand to rise 3.5% annually through 2016

US demand for coated fabrics is forecast to increase 3.5 percent annually to 635 million square yards in 2016, an improvement from the declines of the 2006-2011 period. Gains will be driven by a rebound in motor vehicle production, a significant outlet for coated fabrics. In addition, renewed economic growth, along with rising manufacturing output, and rebounding construction activity will provide opportunities for coated fabrics. In value terms, coated fabric demand is projected to expand slightly faster than in area terms, based on price increases. Nevertheless, price increases will moderate from the 2001-2011 period, when costs of certain raw materials, such as crude oil-based polymers, rose substantially. Greater competition from lower cost imports, especially from China, will also work to restrain pricing gains.

Growth in airbags to spur motor vehicle market gains

In 2011, 27 percent of all coated fabric demand was dedicated to the motor vehicle market in applications such as airbags, upholstery, headlining, trim, tops, and covers. Airbags are projected to provide the best growth opportunities, driven by an increase in the number of airbags per vehicle. This is partially due to government regulations and the inclusion of more airbags into a larger number of types of vehicles at varying price points. Among other markets, those that are most closely tied to renewed construction activity (e.g., wallcoverings, furniture, and awnings and canopies) will achieve above-average growth. The protective clothing market will also achieve above-average gains, benefiting from accelerating manufacturing output, where processes in industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and electronic, require employees to wear protective gear, as well as ongoing spending on such equipment for military personnel and first responders.

Polymer-coated fabrics to remain dominant in value

In 2011, coated polyester held the largest share -- 46 percent -- of coated fabric demand. Sales of coated polyester will benefit from its low cost and versatility. While used in a variety of markets, the light vehicle, furniture, and industrial markets account for the largest share of coated polyester sales. Through 2016, coated polyester will remain the largest substrate category, but coated nylon will achieve the fastest gains in sales. Demand for coated nylon will be spurred by its use in several above-average growth markets, such as airbags and protective clothing. In 2011, polymer-coated fabrics comprised the largest share of coated fabric demand in value terms, accounting for 88 percent of the total. Within this category, vinyl-coated fabrics are the most commonly used materials, accounting for 40 percent of total polymer-coated fabric demand in 2011. The significant share of vinyl-coated fabrics is primarily due to its relatively low cost and adequate durability for many applications. Among the major types of polymer-coated fabrics, vinyl-, polyethylene-, and polypropylenecoated versions will post the fastest gains through 2016. The rubber-coated fabric product category is much smaller, but growth will benefit from the use of silicone varieties in airbag production. Advances will be fastest for fabricbacked wallcoverings, which will be promoted by a recovery in the building construction sector, especially in the institutional and office segments where wallcoverings find significant use.

Study coverage

Details on these and other key findings are contained in the upcoming industry study, Coated Fabrics, which presents historical demand data (2001, 2006 and 2011) plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 in square yards and dollars by product and market. The study also assesses market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 40 industry competitors.

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION xI. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4Macroeconomic Environment 4Manufacturing Outlook 7Textiles Outlook 11Consumer Spending Trends 13Demographics 16Environmental & Regulatory Considerations 20

III. OVERVIEW 24

General 24Supply & Demand 25Historical Market Trends 27Pricing Patterns 31International Environment 33World Supply & Demand 34US Foreign Trade 37Coating Processes 40Gap Coating 41Reverse-Roll Coating 42Rotary Screen Coating 42Other Coating Processes 43Competitive Products 45Coated Fabrics' Advantages 48Technological Developments 50Raw Materials 50

IV. PRODUCTS 55

General 55Polymer-Coated Fabrics 59Vinyl-Coated Fabrics 62Characteristics & Applications 65Suppliers 66Polyethylene-Coated Fabrics 67Characteristics & Applications 68Suppliers 69Polyurethane-Coated Fabrics 69Characteristics & Applications 71Suppliers 72Polypropylene-Coated Fabrics 72Characteristics & Applications 73Suppliers 74Polytetrafluoroethylene-Coated Fabrics 74Characteristics & Applications 76Suppliers 77Acrylic-Coated Fabrics 78Characteristics & Applications 79Suppliers 81Other Polymer-Coated Fabrics 81Rubber-Coated Fabrics 82Polychloroprene-Coated Fabrics 84Silicone Rubber-Coated Fabrics 85Other Rubber-Coated Fabrics 86Fabric-Backed Wallcoverings 87Characteristics 88Suppliers 90

V. SUBSTRATES 91

General 91Polyester 93Nylon 95Cotton 97Other Substrates 99Fiberglass 100Fabric Blends 102Nonwovens 102All Other Substrates 103

VI. MARKETS 105

General 105Motor Vehicles 109Industry Outlook 110Coated Fabric Demand 113Light Vehicles 115Airbags 119Upholstery, Trim, & Accessories 121Auto Tops & Light Truck Covers 123Medium & Heavy Trucks & Buses 125Truck Covers & Sides 127Upholstery, Trim, & Other 129Marine & Other Non-Motor Vehicle Transportation 130Industry Outlook 131Coated Fabric Demand 134Marine Equipment 135Tops & Covers 137Sails 137Upholstery 138Inflatable Boats 139Other Transportation Equipment 140Protective Clothing 141Applications 144Materials 145Technological Developments 147Industrial 148Nonresidential Fixed Investment 149Coated Fabric Demand 151Applications 153Suppliers 154Furniture 154Industry Outlook 155Coated Fabric Demand 157Applications 159Suppliers 161Books 162Industry Outlook 162Coated Fabric Demand 163Types 165Suppliers 166Commercial & Rental Tents 167Wallcoverings 170Industry Outlook 170Coated Fabric Demand 172Characteristics 174Applications 175Suppliers 177Awnings & Canopies 177Building Construction Outlook 178Coated Fabric Demand 180Applications 182Materials 183Other Markets 185Clothing 186Flags & Banners 187Geosynthetics 188Printing Blankets 189Recreational Products 189Roofing 190Tarpaulins 191Travelware 192All Other Markets 192

VII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 194

General 194Market Share 197Competitive Strategies 204Research & Development 207Manufacturing 208Marketing 209Distribution 213Cooperative Agreements 214Mergers & Acquisitions 217Company Profiles 220Autoliv Incorporated 221American Fuel Cells and Coated Fabrics, see ZodiacAerospaceBayer AG 222Beckmann Converting Incorporated 224Berry Plastics Corporation 225Blue Mountain Wallcoverings Incorporated 227BondCote Corporation 228Bradford Industries Incorporated 231Brookwood Laminating, see Hallwood GroupBurlington WorldWide Apparel, see International TextileGroupCanadian General-Tower Limited 233Chemprene, see Gamma HoldingChina General Plastics Corporation 236Cooley Group Holdings 237Dash Multi-Corporation Incorporated 240Dimension-Polyant, see Gamma HoldingDuPont (EI) de Nemours 241Fabrene, see Polymer GroupFiberweb plc 248Forbo Holding Limited 250Gamma Holding NV 252Glen Raven Incorporated 255Gore (WL) & Associates Incorporated 256Graniteville Specialty Fabrics Incorporated 258Haartz Corporation 260Hallwood Group Incorporated 263Herculite Products Products Incorporated 266Highland Industries, see TakataHolliston LLC 269Hyosung Corporation 273International Textile Group Incorporated 275INVISTA Sarl, see Koch IndustriesIrvin Automotive Products, see TakataJohnston Textiles Incorporated 278Kenyon Industries, see Hallwood GroupKoch Industries Incorporated 279Kuraray Company Limited 281MarChem Custom Fabrics, see Dash Multi-CorporationMorbern Incorporated 282Narricot Industries, see International Textile GroupNassimi LLC 283OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated 284Polymer Group Incorporated 288Reeves Brothers, see TrelleborgSafety Components International, see International TextileGroupSaint-Gobain 291Sandel International, see Beckmann ConvertingSeaman Corporation 295Shawmut Corporation 297Spradling International Incorporated 300Taconic, see TonogaTakata Corporation 302Tonoga Incorporated 304Trelleborg AB 306Twitchell Corporation 308Uniroyal Engineered Products LLC 309Zodiac Aerospace SA 311Zodiac Marine & Pool 312Additional Companies in the Coated Fabric Industry 314

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Summary Table 3SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT 1 Macroeconomic Indicators 7

2 Manufacturers' Shipments 11

3 Textile Mill Products Shipments 13

4 Personal Consumption Expenditures 16

5 Population & Households 20

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW 1 Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 27

2 Coated Fabric Market, 2001-2011 30

3 Coated Fabric Pricing 33

4 Foreign Trade in Coated Fabrics 40

5 Coated Fabric Raw Material Demand 54

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS 1 Coated Fabric Supply & Demand by Product 58

2 Polymer-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 61

3 Vinyl-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 65

4 Polyethylene-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 68

5 Polyurethane-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 70

6 Polypropylene-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 73

7 Polytetrafluoroethylene-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 76

8 Acrylic-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 79

9 Other Polymer-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 82

10 Rubber-Coated Fabric Supply & Demand 83

11 Fabric-Backed Wallcovering Supply & Demand 88

SECTION V -- SUBSTRATES 1 Coated Fabric Demand by Substrate 92

2 Coated Polyester Fabric Demand by Market 95

3 Coated Nylon Fabric Demand by Market 97

4 Coated Cotton Fabric Demand by Market 99

5 Other Coated Fabric Demand by Market 100

SECTION VI -- MARKETS 1 Coated Fabric Demand by Market 108

2 Motor Vehicle Indicators 113

3 Motor Vehicle Market for Coated Fabrics 115

4 Light Vehicle Market for Coated Fabrics 118

5 Medium & Heavy Truck & Bus Market for Coated Fabrics 127

6 Marine & Other Non-Motor Vehicle Transportation

Equipment Outlook 133

7 Marine & Other Non-Motor Vehicle Transportation

Equipment Markets for Coated Fabrics 135

8 Protective Clothing Market for Coated Fabrics 143

9 Nonresidential Fixed Investment 151

10 Industrial Market for Coated Fabrics 152

11 Furniture Shipments 157

12 Furniture Market for Coated Fabrics 159

13 Book Publishing & Printing Shipments 163

14 Book Market for Coated Fabrics 165

15 Commercial & Rental Tent Market for Coated Fabrics 170

16 Wallcovering Shipments 172

17 Wallcovering Market for Coated Fabrics 174

18 Building Construction Expenditures 180

19 Awning & Canopy Market for Coated Fabrics 182

20 Other Markets for Coated Fabrics 186

SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 1 US Coated Fabric Sales by Company, 2011 196

2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 217

3 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 219

LIST OF CHARTS SECTION III -- OVERVIEW 1 Coated Fabric Market, 2001-2011 31

2 World Coated Fabric Demand by Region, 2011 37

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS

1 Coated Fabric Demand by Product, 2011 59

2 Polymer-Coated Fabric Demand by Type, 2011 62

SECTION V -- SUBSTRATES

1 Coated Fabric Demand by Substrate, 2011 93

SECTION VI -- MARKETS

1 Coated Fabric Demand by Market, 2011 109

2 Light Vehicle Upholstery, Trim, & Accessories Market

for Coated Fabrics, 2011 123

SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Coated Fabric Market Share, 2011 199

To order this report:Textile_Manufacturing Industry: US Coated Fabrics Market

Nicolas Bombourg

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