Global Automotive Fabric Market to Grow at a CAGR of 4.2% by 2030

28-Mar-2023 | Zion Market Research

Global Automotive Fabric Market Trends, Demand, Services, Outlook, and Opportunities by 2030

The global automotive fabric market size held around USD 35.67 Million in 2022 and is estimated to grow to about USD 52.12 Million by 2030, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 4.2% over the forecast period.

Global Automotive Fabric Market Size

Automotive fabric is an essential component of the interior of a vehicle. It is used to cover the seats, headliners, door panels, and other parts of the car's interior. The fabric used in automotive applications needs to be durable, comfortable, and easy to clean. Most automotive fabrics are made of synthetic fibers such as polyester, nylon, or a blend of the two. These materials are known for their durability and resistance to wear and tear. Additionally, they are often treated with a variety of finishes to enhance their properties, such as stain resistance, UV protection, and flame retardancy.

There are many different types of automotive fabric available, including woven, knitted, and non-woven fabrics. The type of fabric used will depend on the specific application and the desired characteristics, such as comfort, appearance, and durability. In recent years, there has been a growing trend toward using sustainable materials in automotive fabric, such as recycled polyester and natural fibers like cotton and wool. This reflects the increasing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products and the automotive industry's commitment to sustainability.

The global automotive fabric market is expected to grow in the coming years, driven by the increasing demand for comfortable and aesthetically appealing car interiors. Innovations in textile technology, such as the development of high-performance fabrics, are also driving the market growth. Moreover, the growing awareness about the importance of eco-friendly materials is pushing manufacturers to produce fabrics that are environmentally sustainable. However, the market also faces some challenges. One of the major restraints is the high cost of advanced materials and manufacturing processes.

In addition, the volatility in raw material prices can also affect the profitability of manufacturers. Another challenge is the stringent regulations related to the use of chemicals and the disposal of waste products. Overall, the automotive fabric market presents opportunities for growth and innovation. The demand for lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles is expected to boost the demand for advanced fabrics. The rise of electric vehicles and the adoption of new technologies, such as autonomous driving, also offer opportunities for market expansion.

The global automotive fabric market is segmented based on fabric type, application, vehicle type, and region.

Based on vehicle type, the market is segmented into passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles. The passenger vehicle segment held the largest market share in 2022 and is further predicted to grow rapidly at a significant CAGR during the forecast period. Passenger vehicles include cars, SUVs, and light trucks, and they typically require a wide range of fabrics for their interiors, including seats, headliners, carpets, door panels, and dashboard covers. The passenger vehicle segment is expected to witness substantial growth in the coming years due to the increasing demand for comfortable and luxurious car interiors.

Consumers are increasingly looking for vehicles that offer a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience, which has led to the adoption of advanced fabrics with enhanced properties such as durability, stain resistance, and noise reduction. In addition, the rising demand for electric vehicles and the integration of advanced technologies in vehicles, such as infotainment systems and driver assistance features, are driving the demand for innovative and high-performance fabrics. These factors drive the growth of the segment during the forecast period.

Based on fabric type, the automotive fabric industry is divided into polyester, vinyl, leather, nylon, velour, and others

Based on application, the market is segmented into carpets, upholstery, pre- assembled interior components, tires, safety belts, airbags, and others. The airbags segment held a notable market share in 2022 and is further expected to cite the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. This is mainly due to the increasing demand for safety features in vehicles. Airbags play a critical role in protecting passengers in case of a collision or accident, which has led to their widespread adoption in modern vehicles. The development of advanced airbag technologies, such as side-curtain and knee airbags, has also contributed to the growth of this segment. Additionally, government regulations mandating the installation of airbags in vehicles have further fueled the growth of this segment. Furthermore, the rising awareness about the importance of safety features among consumers is expected to drive the demand for airbags in the future.

Based on region, the Asia-Pacific region held the dominating share in the global automotive fabric market in 2022 and is further anticipated to grow at a rapid CAGR during the forecast period. This is mainly due to the increasing demand for passenger vehicles, particularly in countries like China and India. The region's growing population, rising disposable incomes, and increasing urbanization have led to an increase in car ownership and demand for comfortable and aesthetically appealing car interiors. Moreover, the region's strong manufacturing base, cost-competitive production, and availability of raw materials have attracted automotive fabric manufacturers to set up their production units in the region. Additionally, government initiatives to promote the adoption of electric vehicles and stringent regulations related to vehicle safety and emission norms are expected to drive the growth of the market in the Asia-Pacific region.

This review is based on a report by Zion Market Research, titled Automotive Fabric Market By Fabric Type (Polyester, Vinyl, Leather, Nylon, Velour, and Others), By Application (Carpets, Upholstery, Pre- Assembled Interior Components, Tires, Safety Belts, Airbags, and Others), By Vehicle Type(Passenger Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicle, and Heavy Commercial Vehicle), and By Region –Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2023 – 2030.”- Report at

Recent Developments

  • In 2021, Adient, a leading company in the automotive fabric market, providing seating solutions to major automakers around the world, announced the introduction of its new product, LYFTE™ It is a lightweight seat foam that can reduce the weight of car seats by up to 25%. Adient also partnered with Yanfeng Automotive Interiors to develop a new 3D trim cover technology that enhances the look and feel of car seats.
  • In March 2021, Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, announced that it had partnered with Gentherm to develop a new line of heated and cooled seating solutions for electric and autonomous vehicles. The new products will feature Lear's advanced seating technology and Gentherm's thermal management systems, providing passengers with a more comfortable and personalized experience.

The global automotive fabric market is dominated by players such as:

  • Sage Automotive Interiors Inc.
  • Lear Corporation
  • SRF Limited
  • Seiren Co. Ltd.
  • Faurecia S.A.
  • Heathcoat Fabrics Limited
  • Acme Mills Company
  • TWI Ltd.
  • Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd.
  • Haartz Corporation
  • Tenowo GmbH.
  • Toyota Boshoku Corporation
  • Suminoe Textile Co. Ltd.
  • J & J Auto Fabrics Inc.
  • Adient Plc.
  • Moriden America Inc.
  • Trevira GmbH.
  • Takata Corporation
  • Grupo Antolin Irausa
  • S.A.
  • Bmd Private Ltd.
  • Martur Automotive Seating Systems
  • Glen Raven Inc.

The global automotive fabric market is segmented as follows:

By Fabric Type

  • Polyester
  • Vinyl
  • Leather
  • Nylon

By Application

  • Carpets
  • Upholstery
  • Pre- Assembled Interior Components
  • Tires
  • Safety Belts
  • Airbags

By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Light Commercial Vehicle
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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