Fire Resistant Cotton Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Fire Resistant Cotton Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Flame or fire resistance is defined by the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) as, “The property of a material whereby flaming combustion is prevented, terminated, or inhibited following application of a flaming or non-flaming source of ignition, with or without the subsequent removal of the ignition source.” Accordingly, fire resistant cotton is essentially a type of fire resistant fabric.

Fire resistant fabric, and in this case, fire resistant cotton, has several advantages as compared to the conventional cotton. These include better safety, improvement in a rescue situation, reduction in losses, and improved working area condition. As can be noted, most of these advantages are related to the professional field, and that is where fire resistant cotton is commonly used. In case of regular wear, fire resistant cotton has several disadvantages as against regular cotton wear. These include higher purchase and maintenance cost as well as lower comfort and fashion level of the fire resistant cotton.

The global fire resistant cotton market can be segmented along two lines: by type and by application. 

In case of type of fire resistant cotton, the market can be classified into treatment, combination with cotton, and combination & treatment. Cotton, by itself, is a highly flammable material, and it needs to undergo considerable chemical treatment to become fire resistant. Another method of making cotton fire resistant is to combine it with other materials such as nomex and polyester. Finally, a combination of both i.e. treatment and other materials is also applied to make cotton fire resistant.

In case of application of fire resistant cotton, the market can be divided into firefighting uniforms, industrial protective clothing, furnishings, and others. Fire resistant cotton is a pre-requisite for firefighting uniforms. It is also used extensively in industrial protective clothing, especially to provide protection against different types of industrial fires such as flash fires, jet fires, pool fires, and bleve fires, to name a few. In the industrial segment, the chemical industry and the oil & gas industry are among the primary users of fire resistant cotton. Usage of fire resistant cotton for residential and commercial furnishings is comparatively new and gaining importance. Meanwhile, the others segment consists of usage of fire resistant cotton by the transport sector, law enforcement agencies, performance artists, etc.

The global fire resistant cotton market can be segmented by region, which includes North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific. The developed regions of North America and Europe extensively use fire resistant cotton for various applications, whereas the developing regions of Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific are expected to provide lucrative opportunities to the fire resistant cotton market during the forecast period.

Some of the important companies in the global fire resistant cotton market include E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Tyndale Company Inc., Milliken Chemical Company, Royal TenCate, Huntsman Corporation, Xinxiang Zhuocheng Special Textile Co. Limited, Kaneka Corporation, Lenzing AG, and Woven Fabric Company.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

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  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

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  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
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  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market   

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