The global neoprene fabric market size reached US$ 2.68 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 3.52 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.40% during 2023-2028. The increasing demand for durable and water-resistant fabrics, extensive research and development (R&D) activities, and rising expenditure capacities of consumers represent some of the key factors driving the market.
Neoprene fabric is a type of synthetic rubber that is produced by the polymerization of chloroprene. It is a versatile material commonly used in a variety of applications, including wetsuits, elbow pads, gloves, electronic cases, lunch bags, mouse pads, scuba gear, and footwear. It is also used in the fashion and apparel industries due to its sleek, stretchy, and form-fitting qualities. Neoprene fabric exhibits various characteristics such as low oxidation rate and ozone and weathering resistance, which help to extend the shelf life of neoprene-based products, despite exposure to ozone compounds and weathering stimulators. It is a durable and flexible material that also exhibits resistance to oils and chemicals, sunlight, water, and temperature changes.
Neoprene Fabric Market Trends:
The increasing demand for durable and water-resistant fabrics across the globe is one of the key factors driving the market growth. Neoprene fabrics are widely used in manufacturing sports and outdoor gear, medical equipment, and automotive components owing to their durability and excellent resistance to water abrasion and weathering. In line with this, the growing popularity of outdoor activities like surfing, kayaking, and swimming is acting as another growth-inducing factor. Moreover, the widespread product adoption in wet suits as it provides thermal insulation to the diver while promoting hydrodynamics and prevents chafing and skin irritation during extreme physical activities, which in turn is favoring the market growth. Apart from this, the introduction of breathable neoprene fabrics that allow air to circulate, making them more comfortable to wear, is providing a thrust to the market growth. Additionally, the widespread [product utilization in making waterproof jackets, shoes, and bags is propelling the market growth. Furthermore, manufacturers are now producing neoprene fabric using recycled materials that help to reduce the amount of waste generated during the production process, which is positively influencing the market growth. Besides this, manufacturers are customizing neoprene fabric in terms of color, texture, and thickness of the material to suit a particular application and specific needs of the consumer, which in turn is providing an impetus to the market growth. Other factors, including growing promotional activities, increasing fitness wear-related campaigns and programs, rising expenditure capacities of consumers, enhanced research and development (R&D) activities, and increasing demand for premium sportswear, are supporting the market growth.
Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global neoprene fabric market, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on type and end use.
- Polychloroprene Rubber
- Circular Knit
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the neoprene fabric market based on the type. This includes polychloroprene rubber and circular knit. According to the report, polychloroprene rubber represented the largest segment.
End Use Insights:
- Swim Wear, Wet Suit and Rash Guard
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the neoprene fabric market based on the end use. This includes outerwear, ready-to-wear, swim wear, wet suit and rash guard, footwear, and others. According to the report, swim wear, wet suit and rash guard represented the largest segment.
- North America
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America was the largest market for neoprene fabric. Some of the factors driving the North America neoprene fabric market included extensive research and development (R&D) activities, the increasing demand for durable and water-resistant fabrics, and various product innovations.
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the global neoprene fabric market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the companies covered include Active Foam Products Inc., Auburn Manufacturing, Inc., Brunotti Europe B.V., Colmant Coated Fabrics, Eastex Products, Inc., Fabric House S.r.l., Johnson Outdoors Inc., Lomo Watersport UK, Rip Curl International Pty Ltd. (KMD Brands), Rivertex Technical Fabrics Group, Sheico Group, Sky Industries Limited, XCEL Hawaii, Inc., etc. Kindly note that this only represents a partial list of companies, and the complete list has been provided in the report.
|Base Year of the Analysis
||Polychloroprene Rubber, Circular Knit
|End Uses Covered
||Outerwear, Ready-To-Wear, Swim Wear, Wet Suit and Rash Guard, Footwear, Others
|| Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||Active Foam Products Inc., Auburn Manufacturing, Inc., Brunotti Europe B.V., Colmant Coated Fabrics, Eastex Products, Inc., Fabric House S.r.l., Johnson Outdoors Inc., Lomo Watersport UK, Rip Curl International Pty Ltd. (KMD Brands), Rivertex Technical Fabrics Group, Sheico Group, Sky Industries Limited, XCEL Hawaii, Inc., etc.
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Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the neoprene fabric market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global neoprene fabric market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the neoprene fabric industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.