Providing an impetus to the progressive industrial and technological front, technical textiles are proving their forte in yet another field. The smart characteristics of technical textiles make them an ideal resource for use in various industrial applications.

INDUTECH is the name given to textiles that are used for diverse industrial applications like filtration, conveying, cleaning, etc. This arena of technical textiles contains solutions and products for mechanical engineering and for varieties of industries, e.g. conductive textiles and 3-D textile products.

Widely used in woven, non-woven and knitted form, INDUTECH is increasingly being used in almost all the major industries, like paper, carbon, metal, ceramic, glass fiber, plastic, etc, across the globe.

The industrial fabric market has been segmented based on application, fiber, and region. On the basis of application, the industrial fabric market has been classified into conveyor belts, transmission belts, protective apparel, automotive carpet, flame resistant apparel, and others. The useful properties offered by industrial fabrics, such as tensile strength, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and controlled elongation make them ideal for use in the aforementioned applications.

On the basis of fiber, the industrial fabric market has been classified into polyamide, polyester, aramid, composite, and other fibers. These fibers offer various useful properties, such as high durability, abrasion resistance, high strength, good elasticity, and quick drying. The increasing use of aramid fiber in protective and flame resistant clothing is bolstering the growth of the aramid fiber segment of the global industrial fabric market.


  • USD 2.9 billion

    Market size of industrial protective fabric

According to a Markets and Markets reports Industrial Fabric Market was valued at USD 115.15 billion in 2017 and projected to reach USD 153.60 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period. The demand for industrial fabric is expected to increase significantly during the forecast period owing to its widespread usage in various applications, such as transmission belts, conveyor belts, protective apparel, automotive carpet, and flame resistant apparel, among others.

The market size of the industrial fabric is estimated at USD 120.94 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 153.60 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.9?tween 2018 and 2023. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing use of industrial fabrics in the automotive industry owing to the superior properties offered by these fabrics, such as high strength, rigidity, and heat resistance.

APAC is estimated to be the largest market for industrial fabric in 2018. The growth of the industrial fabric market in APAC can be attributed to the expansion of the automotive end-use industry in this region. The demand for industrial fabric in different applications is expected to increase considerably owing to the increasing FDI and industrialization in APAC.


Some of the popular applications include:

  • Dry and Wet filtration applications
  • Polishing Cloths
  • Needle punched felt
  • Open-weave fabric
  • Drive belts Conveyor belts (for paper making and food processing)
  • Sealing cord for tunnel oven dollies
  • Loop and eye fastenings
  • Basic fabrics for coating
  • Edging tape for coated fabrics
  • Coated / laminated fabrics
  • Fusing threads and rods
  • Fabrics of fire-retardant yarns
  • Heat resistant yarns/fibers
  • Coated and extruded yarns
  • Yarns for composites
  • High tenacity yarns