Aluminized Cloth (Aluminized Fabric) Market Outlook 2031:
The global Aluminized Cloth (Aluminized Fabric) market size was valued at USD 1.37 Billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 2.24 Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period 2023 - 2031.
Aluminized clothes are manufactured by two basic processes that are lamination and metallization on the surface to meet customers’ specific demands. It provides an excellent reflection of heat. These clothes have strong light reflection, low moisture vapor transmission rate, smooth surface, and good stretching in length and width.
Aluminized clothing can be found in different styles such as jackets, aprons, hoods, gloves, and others. Each type of apparel has specific applications and is used accordingly. The main purpose of this aluminum cloth is to protect the workers from splashes of molten metal as well as radiant heat.
Molten metals are very hot, the temperature of molten steel exceeds 2750℉, it requires personal protective equipment (PPE) that are laminated or metallized with aluminum as aluminized clothing can reflect up to 95% of the radiant heat while shielding the wearer from the splashes of molten metals.
The process of lamination or metallization is what gives the clothing its heat-resistant properties. Aluminized clothing is manufactured using various fabrics such as fiberglass, aramid, rayon, mesh, and others. Aluminized fiberglass is lightweight and flexible and is used where insulation is required and has a superior radiant barrier. Aluminized aramid is a fabric woven with core spun that is para-aramid yarn and fiberglass as its core and then is aluminized.
Aluminized rayon is an economical aluminized fabric used for manufacturing aluminized apparel. This fabric is best suited for applications that need radiant heat protection and don’t have to deal with very hot objects. Aluminized clothes have various applications which include fire proximity suits, space blankets, industrial heat shielding, and others. Aluminized mesh cloth is used for household applications such as to keep the home free from mosquitoes while maintaining air ventilation and others.
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Demand and Supply
Demand and supply of aluminized cloth (aluminized fabric) registered a decline during 2019-2020, due to an excess of inventory that resulted in the collapse of the textile industry. Supply of fabric was low in 2019 and 2020, owing to the stringent rules implemented by governments in terms of trade barriers and the shutdown of manufacturing units that led to the sudden fall in the supply chain.
This further resulted in the scarcity of fabrics caused by several other issues, such as production facilities were shut down during the COVID-19 situation. The aluminized fabrics already changed their production lines to accommodate demand and thus recovered the demand more quickly after the lockdown was lifted.
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Inflation affects the price of aluminized cloth as well as the price of any other goods or services. Increasing prices of raw materials, labor, or transportation costs used in the production and distribution of aluminized cloth increases the price of the final product. For instance, the aluminium price on exchanges during the pandemic was USD 1,481.4 per metric ton which increased to USD 2,219 per metric ton due to inflation and various other factors.
Aluminized Cloth (Aluminized Fabric) Market Dynamics
Market Driver- Rising Demand of Aluminized Fabric in Fire Proximity Suits
Increasing usage of aluminized fabric in fire proximity suits over traditional fire-resistant materials is increasing in recent years, due to its excellent thermal protection properties. These suits are designed in order to protect firefighters and other emergency responders who are usually exposed to extreme heat and flames in hazardous environments, such as industrial fires or chemical spills.
The outer layer is made from aluminized fabric, which is designed to reflect the radiant heat and flames away from the wearer and provide a barrier of thermal protection.
Aluminized suits reflect most of the heat away, which also helps the wearer regulate their skin temperature.
Additionally, aluminized fabric is also lightweight and flexible, which helps the fire proximity suit wearer move efficiently. The material used is also durable and resistant to abrasion, which extends the lifespan of the suit, even in harsh environments. Thus, this factors are creating demand of aluminized fabric for fire proximity suits which is anticipated to drive the aluminized cloth (aluminized fabric) market during the forecast period.
Market Restraint- High Cost of Productions and Fluctuating Raw Material Price
High cost of production and fluctuating raw material prices are significant restraining factors that hamper the market in coming years. Fluctuations in raw material prices result in high prices for aluminized fabric and the protective equipment manufactured from it.
Additionally, the cost of aluminum, which is the primary raw material used in aluminized fabric, fluctuate, due to changes in global supply & demand, trade policies, and other factors.
According to the World Bank, the aluminum price was USD 2,000 per metric ton (t) in 2021, a 17% rise from an average of USD 1,703/t in 2020. It experienced moderate growth to USD 2,050/t in 2022, which resulted in increased production cost of aluminized fabric.
Market Opportunity- Increasing Adoption of Aluminized Fabric in Emerging Economies
The adoption of aluminized fabric is increasing in emerging economies, which presents significant opportunities for the market growth during the forecast period. Emerging economies such as China and India are witnessing rapid industrialization and infrastructural development, which is driving the demand for aluminized fabric in various applications.
For instance, in India, the growing demand for aluminized fabric is attributed to the increasing usage of fire proximity suits in the industries such as oil & gas, mining, and manufacturing.
As of 2021, the technical textile industry contributes approximately 12% to the total textile industry of India and is valued around USD 19 Billion. The Government of India launched several initiatives for the technical textile industry with the budget of USD 200.2 Million to promote growth and development in this industry. The Government has also mandated the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in hazardous workplaces, further driving the demand for aluminized fabric.
Similarly, in China, the booming aerospace industry is the primary reason for increasing adoption of aluminized fiber. Aluminized fabric is mostly used for thermal insulation, fire protection covers, and others. Moreover, the construction industry in emerging economies is also contributing to the growth of the aluminized fabric market. The increasing construction activities, coupled with the growing need for energy efficient buildings, are driving the demand for aluminized fabric-based insulation materials.
Scope of Aluminized Cloth (Aluminized Fabric) Market Report
The report on the global Aluminized Cloth (Aluminized Fabric) market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
Aluminized Cloth (Aluminized Fabric) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast
Type (Aluminized Fiberglass, Aluminized Aramid, Aluminized Rayon, Aluminized Mesh Cloth, and Others) Applications (Fire Proximity Suits, Space Blankets, Industrial Heat Shielding, Others)
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered
Auburn Manufacturing, Inc., BGF Industries, Dunmore, Gentex Corporation, Great Lakes Textiles, Lenard, Nam Liong Global Corporation, Newtex Industries, Inc., Ningguo BST Thermal Products Co.,LTD, RNG Performance Materials, India, Suzhou Weidun Composite Fabric Co.,LTD, TEXFIRE TEXTIL TECNICS, S.L., Textile Technologies Europe Ltd, UNIQUE SAFETY SERVICES, and W.T Thermal Insulation Material Co.,LTD
Aluminized Cloth (Aluminized Fabric) Market Segmental Outlook
The global aluminized cloth (aluminized fabric) market is segmented on the basis of by type and by application.
Based on type, the global aluminized cloth (aluminized fabric) market is segmented into aluminized fiberglass, aluminized aramid, aluminized rayon, aluminized mesh cloth, and others. The aluminized fiberglass fabric segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period owing to the rising adoption of aluminized fibreglass fabric in the automotive industry is driving market growth.
Rising EV demand has increased the use of aluminized fibreglass in manufacturing plants to protect workers from high-temperature scenarios. Aluminized fibreglass has outstanding heat resistance, flame resistance, and other properties. As a result, it is widely used in the automotive industry for a variety of applications including insulation, heat shields, welding blankets, and so on.
In terms of applications, the global aluminized cloth (aluminized fabric) market is fragmented into fire proximity suits, space blankets, industrial heat shielding, and others during the forecast period owing to the rising usage of aluminized fabric for industrial heat shielding applications.
Moreover, Aluminized fabrics are widely used in various manufacturing industries for heat shielding. It offers excellent thermal protection, and its ability to reflect radiant heat protects workers from injury. In high temperature environments, radiant heat can be a significant source of heat transfer and can cause significant damage if not properly controlled; aluminized fabrics can aid in this control.
Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period owing to the steel manufacturing industry, where aluminized fabric is widely used for applications such as protective clothing, covers, and curtains, is attributed to market growth.
The demand for aluminized fabrics has increased significantly due to a growing emphasis on safety and rising government initiatives in the steel industry due to the involvement of high-temperature processes and molten metal in the process, which makes it hazardous for workers.
- Aluminized Fiberglass
- Aluminized Aramid
- Aluminized Rayon
- Aluminized Mesh Cloth
- Fire Proximity Suits
- Space Blankets
- Industrial Heat Shielding
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Auburn Manufacturing, Inc
- BGF Industries
- Gentex Corporation
- Great Lakes Textiles
- Nam Liong Global Corporation
- Newtex Industries, Inc
- Ningguo BST Thermal Products Co.,LTD
- RNG Performance Materials, India
- Suzhou Weidun Composite Fabric Co.,LTD
- TEXFIRE TEXTIL TECNICS, S.L
- Textile Technologies Europe Ltd
- UNIQUE SAFETY SERVICES
- W.T Thermal Insulation Material Co.,LTD
- Top players in the market include Auburn Manufacturing, Inc., BGF Industries, Dunmore, Gentex Corporation, Great Lakes Textiles, Lenard, Nam Liong Global Corporation, Newtex Industries, Inc., Ningguo BST Thermal Products Co.,LTD, RNG Performance Materials, India, Suzhou Weidun Composite Fabric Co.,LTD, TEXFIRE TEXTIL TECNICS, S.L., Textile Technologies Europe Ltd, UNIQUE SAFETY SERVICES, and W.T Thermal Insulation Material Co.,LTD
- The players are adopting key strategies such as acquisition, collaborations, and geographical expansion where potential opportunity for the Aluminized Cloth (Aluminized Fabric) market.