In 2019, the global metal fiber market size was valued at USD 4.56 billion and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% over forecast period 2020 to 2027.
Rise in demand for metal fibers from various industries, including automotive, aerospace and defense, and textile is expected to fuel the market growth over the forecast period. An increase in product use for the automotive industry is expected to have a positive impact on industry growth. Rising demand for lightweight vehicles, coupled with stringent government regulations for increasing the fuel efficiency of the vehicles by reducing the overall weight of the vehicle, propels the demand for metal fibers. The market in the United States is expected to exhibit significant growth on account of the rapid development of the application industries. The market witnessed a strong presence of manufacturers and significant demand for steel and aluminum fibers. Rising demand from the end-use industries such as aerospace, defense, electrical, and electronics boosts the market growth.
Metal fiber, also referred to as synthetic fiber in the textile industry, is a fiber having either a metal, core covered by a metal, plastic coated metal, or a metal coated plastic. Metals such as gold, silver, and copper have been employed for weaving and embroidery in the ancient history in countries such as Persia, India, and Egypt. Currently, metals such as stainless steel and aluminum are used as metallic fibers in applications such as textile decoration. They are manufactured through two processes: laminating process and metalizing process. Under the laminating process, a lamination covering of acetate film or polyester film is provided over the metal filament, while in the metallization process, the metal is heated into vapors, which are then deposited onto the polyester film at high temperature. In the textile industry, the use of metal fibers provides esthetic appeal to the garment knitted out of metallic fibers.
Alloys such as nichrome, stainless steel alloys, titanium, copper, nickel alloys, brass, and bronze are some of the metal alloys that are also employed in the production of metal fibers. The textile industry is one of the major consumers of metal fibers. Metal fibers are employed for decorative purpose as well as for functional purpose in the industry. Typical examples of end-products of metal fibers include upholstery fabrics such as lame and brocade, curtains, sofa covers, and carpets. Carpets are generally made with steel fibers, which conduct electricity and minimize the chance of static shock. Metal fibers are increasingly being used in the fashion industry to manufacture products such as apparels, hand bags, and stilettos. Metal filaments such as gold, silver, and bronze are more in demand, especially in the fashion industry, for their usage as metal fibers. However, the metal fibers market is still at a nascent stage; majority of the producers are based in Europe. Fabrics made out of metal fibers require utmost care and maintenance for cleaning of the fabric. Fabrics with metal fibers need professional dry cleaning with perchloroethylene. Care must be taken while ironing the fabrics with metal fibers. Manufacturing of metal fibers is a costly and difficult procedure. Metal fibers lack flexibility and are stiff. This gives rise to the need for a substitute for metal fibers.
Steel fiber led the market and accounted for a 33.4% share of the global revenue in 2019. Increasing non-structural applications and its ability to improve resistance and strength are the key factors driving the segment growth.
Steel fiber is projected to dominate the market, followed by aluminum fiber, with a significant share and is expected to expand at a considerable CAGR over the forecast period. The aluminum fiber segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.1% over the forecast period.
Other products considered in the market are silver, bronze, and titanium. These metals are expected to witness significant growth over a period of time. The textile industry and fashion trends in it favor the segment growth. Silver fibers are extensively used in the fashion industry to enhance the quality and look of the fabric.
End-use Industry Insights
The automotive industry led the market and accounted for more than 25.0% share of the global revenue in 2019 owing to the product used in diverse applications, including chassis, body parts, and seats. The manufacturers and major auto companies invest considerably in their research and development in order to opt for advanced and lightweight materials for the vehicles.
The aerospace and defense industry held the second-largest share in 2019. Hydraulic fluid filter media and sound attenuation are some of the areas where metal fibers are used extensively in the aerospace industry.
Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for 31.64% share of the global revenue in 2019 owing to significant demand from China, India, and other countries. In addition, India is expected to witness significant demand from the automotive and textile industries.
The product demand in Europe is dominated by the automotive industry and is expected to continue over the forecast period.
The market in North America generated USD 1118.01 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period, which can be attributed to a rise in product demand for lightweight fibers.
Demand for metal fibers in Central and South America is projected to witness significant growth over the projected period owing to rising demand from textile, power and electronics, chemical, and other end-use industries.
Some of the prominent players in the metal fiber market include:
N.V. Bekaert S.A
Green Steel Group
PPG Industries Ohio Inc.
Nippon Seisen Co., Ltd
MBC Metal Limited
Stanford Advanced Materials
Fiberguide Industries Limited
BinNova Metal Fiber Technology GmbH
The Metal fiber market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.
The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Metal fiber market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.
This report focuses on the global Metal fiber market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Metal fiber market development in United States, Europe and China.
It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Metal fiber market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.
In terms of production side, this report researches the Metal fiber capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.
In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Metal fiber by regions (countries) and application.
Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Metal fiber market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.
With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Metal fiber market companies.
Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Metal fiber market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.
The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.
Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Metal fiber industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.
Metal fiber market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Metal fiber market.
Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Metal fiber market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.
Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Metal fiber market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Metal fiber. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.
New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Metal fiber. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).
By Product Outlook
By End-use Industry
Power & Electronics
Chemical and Materials
Aerospace and Defense
By Regional Outlook
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Metal fiber are as follows:
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Market Size Estimation
Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).
The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.
Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.
All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.
Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.
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In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.
The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.
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