Fire Resistant Fabrics Market

Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Research Report: By Type (Treated Fire-Resistant Fabrics and Inherent Fire-Resistant Fabrics), By Application (Apparel and Non-Apparel), By End-User (Industrial, Defense & Public Safety Services, and Transport), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Chemical & Material | September 2023 | Report ID: EMR0096 | Pages: 217

The Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market was valued at USD 4.25 billion in 2022, and is predicted to reach approximately USD 7.55 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2023 to 2031. Fire-resistant fabrics are textiles specifically created to minimize flammability by undergoing treatment or employing specific construction techniques. They possess the ability to resist ignition or burn at a slower pace when exposed to heat or flames. Fire-resistant fabrics find wide application in protective garments for firefighters, military uniforms, industrial workwear, and home furnishings. These fabrics can be crafted from either natural or synthetic fibers and undergo stringent testing to ensure compliance with established safety standards. Engineered to impede the propagation of fire and decrease the likelihood of severe burns, they offer an additional layer of protection in environments prone to fire hazards.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)

4.25 Bn

Projected Market Value (2031)

7.55 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Type, By Application, By End-User & Region

Segments Covered

By Type, By Application, By End-User & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Dynamics

The growth of the global fire-resistant fabrics market is propelled by multiple factors, including heightened awareness regarding fire safety, stringent safety regulations, expansion in end-use industries, technological advancements, emphasis on personal protective equipment (PPE), and increasing consciousness about environmental sustainability. These combined factors contribute to the rising demand for fire-resistant fabrics across various applications, such as firefighting, military applications, industrial workwear, and home furnishings. The increasing recognition of fire-related risks, the implementation of strict regulations necessitating the use of flame-resistant textiles, advancements in textile technologies, and the growing focus on safeguarding workers through PPE are primary drivers of this market.


Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Drivers

  • Increasing Awareness of Fire Safety

There is a growing recognition of the importance of fire safety across various industries and sectors, leading to an increased demand for fire-resistant fabrics. Organizations and individuals are becoming more conscious of the risks associated with fire-related accidents and are taking proactive measures to mitigate those risks.

  • Focus on Personal Protective Equipment



  • High Initial Cost

Fire-resistant fabrics are often more expensive compared to regular textiles due to their specialized properties and manufacturing processes. The higher cost can act as a barrier for some industries or individuals, limiting the widespread adoption of fire-resistant fabrics.

  • Limited Breathability and Comfort



  • Integration of Smart Technologies

The integration of smart technologies into fire-resistant fabrics, such as sensors for heat detection or communication capabilities, presents opportunities for innovation and differentiation in the market. These advancements can enhance safety features and provide real-time monitoring and data collection, opening up new avenues for application and market expansion.

  • Increasing Demand for Customization


Segment Overview

By Type

Based on the type, the global fire-resistant fabrics market is segmented into treated fire-resistant fabrics and inherent fire-resistant fabrics. The treated fire-resistant fabrics segment is dominating the market with the largest revenue share of around 52.7% in 2022, due to its cost-effectiveness and simplicity of manufacture. Treated textiles go through a chemical procedure that renders them flame resistant. This treatment may be given to a variety of materials, including cotton, polyester, and nylon. Treated fire-resistant textiles provide a number of advantages, including strong fire-retardant characteristics, long durability, and resilience to wear and strain.


By application

Based on application, the global fire-resistant fabrics market is segmented into apparel and non-apparel. The apparel segment is dominating the market with the largest revenue share of around 68.7% in 2022, because of the growing need for protective apparel in numerous areas such as firefighting, military, industrial, and oil and gas. To defend against fire dangers, fire-resistant materials are widely utilized in the manufacture of flame-resistant gear such as jackets, pants, coveralls, and gloves. The growing emphasis on worker safety and adherence to safety requirements has increased demand for fire-resistant clothing.


By End-User

Based on the end-user, the global fire-resistant fabrics market is segmented into industrial, defense & public safety services, and transport. In 2022, the transport category emerged as the dominant segment in the fire-resistant fabrics market, capturing the largest market share with around 52.4%. This is owing to the transportation industry's increased emphasis on passenger safety and regulatory regulations. Fire-resistant textiles are widely employed in the transportation industry to fulfil severe fire safety requirements and standards, protecting passengers in the case of a fire. Furthermore, advances in fire-resistant fabric technologies, such as better flame retardancy and smoke suppression qualities, have accelerated their acceptance in the transportation sector, contributing to their dominant market position.


Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Overview by Region

By Region, the global fire-resistant fabrics market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific dominated the market with the largest revenue share of around 32.5%, of the global market in 2022. Several factors have contributed to Asia-Pacific becoming as the largest market for fire-resistant materials. Rapid industrialization and urbanisation in countries such as China and India have raised demand for fire-resistant textiles in a variety of end-use sectors, including oil and gas, building, and manufacturing. Furthermore, the tight implementation of fire safety rules and standards in these locations has spurred the use of fire-resistant materials in a variety of applications, such as protective apparel for workers and firefighting equipment.



Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Competitive Landscape

In the global fire-resistant fabrics market, a notable people of leading players held the significant market dominance and maintains a strong regional presence. These key participants demonstrate a steadfast commitment to ongoing research and development initiatives. Moreover, they actively pursue strategic growth opportunities such as new product development, launches, collaborations, and partnerships. Through these strategic endeavors, these companies aim to fortify their market position, expand their customer base, and secure a substantial share of the market.

Among the prominent players in the global fire-resistant fabrics market are DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Teijin Limited, Milliken & Company, Solvay S.A., Kaneka Corporation, TenCate Protective Fabrics, PBI Performance Products, Inc., Glen Raven, Inc., Huntsman Corporation, Arvind Limited, Lenzing AG, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Carrington Textiles Ltd., Mount Vernon Mills, Inc., and several other key players.


Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Recent Developments

In January 2023, Nishat Mills, announced its intention to acquire Wernerfelt A/S, a fabric manufacturer based in Denmark. In a recent statement, Nishat Mills' board of directors has approved the purchase of the entire issued share capital of Wernerfelt A/S. As part of the agreement, Lars Lauridsen Holding ApS will transfer full managerial control of Wernerfelt A/S to Nishat Mills or its affiliate, Nishat International FZE in Dubai, for a total payment of up to $4.5 million. This acquisition has been expanded the product portfolio as well as the customer base of the company.


Scope of the Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Report

Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Report Segmentation



By Type

  • Treated Fire-Resistant Fabrics
  • Inherent Fire-Resistant Fabrics


By Application

  • Apparel
  • Non-Apparel


By End-User

  • Industrial
  • Defense & Public Safety Services
  • Transport


By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


  • Available upon request


Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


  • Global Fire-Resistant Fabrics Market Size and Forecast:

To identify and estimate the market size for the global fire-resistant fabrics market segmented By Type, By Application, By End-User, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of Fire-Resistant Fabrics between 2019 and 2031.


  • Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global fire-resistant fabrics market


  • Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of fire-resistant fabrics among consumers


  • Impact of COVID-19:

To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global fire-resistant fabrics market affected by the pandemic


  • Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Fire-Resistant Fabrics Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Retailers, Wholesalers, and Distributors
  • Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies
  • Investors and Trade Experts

Research Methodology

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Data Collection

Data collection is the process of gathering, measuring, and analyzing accurate and relevant data from a variety of sources to analyze market and forecast trends. Raw market data is obtained on a broad front. Data is continuously extracted and filtered to ensure only validated and authenticated sources are considered. Data is mined from a varied host of sources including secondary and primary sources.

Primary Research

After the secondary research process, we initiate the primary research phase in which we interact with companies operating within the market space. We interact with related industries to understand the factors that can drive or hamper a market. Exhaustive primary interviews are conducted. Various sources from both the supply and demand sides are interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for a report which includes suppliers, product providers, domain experts, CEOs, vice presidents, marketing & sales directors, Type & innovation directors, and related key executives from various key companies to ensure a holistic and unbiased picture of the market. 

Secondary Research

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Top-Down Approach & Bottom-Up Approach

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In the bottom-up approach, we arrived at the country market size by identifying the revenues and market shares of the key market players. The country market sizes then were added up to arrive at regional market size of the decorated apparel, which eventually added up to arrive at global market size.

This is one of the most reliable methods as the information is directly obtained from the key players in the market and is based on the primary interviews from the key opinion leaders associated with the firms considered in the research. Furthermore, the data obtained from the company sources and the primary respondents was validated through secondary sources including government publications and Bloomberg.

Market Analysis & size Estimation

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global fire-resistant fabrics market forecast period is 2023 - 2031
According to fire-resistant fabrics market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~6.6% over the coming years.
North America is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2023 - 2031
Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2022
The major players in the global fire-resistant fabrics market include DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Teijin Limited, Milliken & Company, Solvay S.A., TenCate Protective Fabrics, Kaneka Corporation, PBI Performance Products, Inc., Glen Raven, Inc., Huntsman Corporation, Arvind Limited, Lenzing AG, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Carrington Textiles Ltd., Mount Vernon Mills, Inc., and others.

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