The global aramid fiber market size is projected to reach USD 7,243.3 million by the end of 2027. The presence of several large-scale companies will contribute to the growth of the market in the coming years. According to a report published by Fortune Business Insights, titled “Aramid Fiber Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Product Type (Para, Meta and Others), By Application (Security & Protection, Frictional Materials, Rubber & Tire Reinforcement, Optical Fiber, Electrical Insulation, Aerospace and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027”
The aramid fiber industry was worth USD 4,522.6 million and will exhibit a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period, 2020-2027.
The measures taken to curb the spread of the disease, including lockdown and social distancing practices have resulted in a shortfall of manpower and workforce. As a result, several production units have either been put on hold or being operated with limited resources. The demand for aramid fiber has gone down drastically in the past few months; a factor that will have a considerable impact on the overall market in the coming years.
Covid-19 Pandemic has Limited Product Adoption in End-use Industries
The recent coronavirus outbreak has had a massive impact on several economies across the globe. The efforts taken to curb the spread of the disease have limited the growth of the businesses across the world. Due to the rapid spread of the disease, several countries are looking to implement strict measures with a view to controlling the spread of the disease.
Aramid fibers are widely used across diverse industry applications, mainly due to their exceptional physical properties. The product is characterized by mechanical strength and excellent resistance to external factors including pressure and humidity. As this is a manmade fiber, availability is not an issue. The increasing demand for the product has led to the presence of several large scale manufacturing units across the world. The presence of several large scale manufacturers will have a direct impact on the growth of the overall market in the forthcoming years. Besides this, properties such as low flammability and good fabric integrity will contribute to the growing adoption of aramid fibers across diverse industry verticals in several countries.
Increasing Number of Product Innovations will Emerge in Favor of Market Growth
The report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the growth of the overall market in recent years. Accounting to the increasing demand for the product, there is a healthy market competition across the world. Among all factors, the increasing number of product innovations has had the highest impact on the growth of the overall aramid fiber market in recent years. In September 2018, Snow Peak announced the launch of a new product through the integration of aramid fiber. The company introduced a new material fabric that is directed for use in outdoor apparel. The applications of aramid fiber are not limited to a single domain and this has been a major contributor to market growth. Increasing number of such product innovations will have a huge impact on the growth of the overall market in the forthcoming years.
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