The global blackout fabric market size was valued at USD 8.58 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% from 2022 to 2030. An increase in expenditure on home improvement and interior decoration and the rise in the purchase of homes are major factors driving the market. In addition, the growing trend of smart homes will contribute to market expansion over the forecast period. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the growth of the market. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the import and export of raw materials suffered greatly that directly affecting the manufacturing industry. Consumers were more concerned about safety and hygiene, anything other than that was not on the priority list. However, with ease in regulations during the latter part of the lockdown, online sales started gaining traction, which in a way promoted the demand for blackout fabric.
The adoption of smart homes in urban has led to a revolutionary phase for smart products such as blackout fabric, smart beds, and fire stick TV. The demand for blackout fabric is on the rise also due to the adoption of a luxury lifestyle that caters to the consumers’ needs accordingly as it serves well for both aesthetic and functional purposes. The smart home projection has gained momentum over the years, thus driving the demand for blackout fabric.
Additionally, the rising chronic sleep deprivation is negatively impacting a person’s life quality. A lot of clinical evaluations show that there can be a lot of reasons that affect sleep such as jet lags, breathing disorders, disturbances created by unavoidable light or sound, unhealthy diet, and many other major reasons. Light and sound can be absorbed by using the right curtains as a window supplement using thicker fabric that is engineered for such instances.
Blackout fabric is as fancy and as helpful as it acts; it is also expensive for a common man to purchase. In addition, as the fabric is usually fire resistant, it cannot be chemically treated to maintain the form of fabric and the manufacturers recommend dry cleaning instead of normal cleaning using water. All these additional costs along with the market price of blackout fabric act as a restraint for the market growth.
Furthermore, companies operating in the market cater to consumers worldwide, particularly in North America and Europe. Manufacturers are focusing on mergers and acquisitions as marketing strategies to expand their businesses globally to target the right audience. E-retailing is gaining popularity as it has made it easier for consumers to purchase and companies to sell owing to the increased demand and supply.
In terms of revenue, hotels and restaurants dominated the market with a share of over 40.0% in 2021. Hotels near places such as airports, malls, or any place that is usually bright even at night can create an unpleasant atmosphere for the visitors. Blackout fabric gives a different atmosphere that prevents the light from outside and also creates gives an aesthetic look, which would go with the interior and decoration of the room.
Photography laboratories are projected to register a CAGR of 6.3% from 2022 to 2030. Blackout fabric for photography laboratories is very essential as it can control the light for the studio. Various companies offer blackout curtains that are versatile to the space, easily moved according to the need, fire resistant, and have various color options such as black/black, black/white, and white/white.
In terms of revenue, the 2-3 ply segment dominated the market with a share of over 55.0% in 2021. This fabric is preferred by most consumers due to its features of absorbing better light, temperature, and sound than 1 ply and it is also more cost-effective than 3 ply fabric. The base fabric can be either polyester, cotton, or a blend, whichever is convenient for the consumer.
The above 3 Ply segment is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 6.2% over the forecast period. This segment is the thickest form of blackout fabric, which is also more expensive than the 1-ply or 2-ply segments. The base of the fabric is sprayed with white acrylic foam, then the middle part is sprayed with a black opaque membrane, and the last base is again layered with white acrylic foam. This fabric helps in resisting light, temperature, and sound more than the other two segments.
North America dominated the market with a share of over 30.0% in 2021. This is attributed to the growing number of interior projects be it commercial, industrial, or residential in major parts of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. The major part of Canada is covered in snow as the temperature is below freezing, which creates a demand for blackout fabric to maintain a pleasant and warm temperature inside.
Asia Pacific is expected to register a CAGR of 7.5% from 2022 to 2030. The growth of the Asia Pacific market can be attributed to an increase in temperatures across places near the coast and desert. Tourists from cold countries usually prefer to stay in hotels that offer a pleasant atmosphere as it gets difficult for them to survive and have a noteworthy journey if the climate keeps affecting their stay, which, in turn, will act as a restraint for the tourism industry. The blackout fabric assists in gauging the hot and humid climate in summers, specifically in commercial and household spaces.
The market is characterized by the presence of a few established players and new entrants. Many leading players are increasing their focus on the growing trend of blackout fabric. Players in the market are diversifying the service offering to maintain market share. Some prominent players in the global blackout fabric market include:
UNITEC Textile Decoration Co., Ltd.
Etremonde Polycoaters Limited
Indiana Coated Fabrics
P.W. Greenhalgh & Company Limited
Market size value in 2022
USD 9.46 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 15.2 billion
CAGR of 6.6% from 2022 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2020
2022 - 2030
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Thickness, end-use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; South America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; U.K.; Germany; China; India; Brazil
Key companies profiled
UNITEC Textile Decoration Co., Ltd.; Entremonde Polycoaters Limited; Indiana Coated Fabrics; Hunter Douglas; Dunmore; Herculite; P.W. Greenhalgh & Company Limited; Sotexpro; Bandalux; Création Baumann
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This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global blackout fabric market report based on end-use, thickness, and region:
End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Schools and Colleges
Hotels & Restaurants
Thickness Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Up to 1 Ply
Above 3 Ply
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Middle East & Africa (MEA)
b. The Blackout Fabric Market was estimated at USD 8.58 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 9.46 billion in 2022.
b. The Blackout Fabric Market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.6% from 2022 to 2030 to reach USD 15.2 billion by 2030.
b. North America dominated the Blackout Fabric Market with a share of 31% in 2021. This is attributable to the growing number of interior projects be it commercial, industrial or residential in major parts of Canada, U.S. and Mexico.
b. Some key players operating in the Blackout Fabric Market include UNITEC Textile Decoration Co., Ltd, Entremonde Polycoaters Limited, Indiana Coated Fabrics, Hunter Douglas, Dunmore, Herculite, P.W. Greenhalgh & Company Limited, Sotexpro, Bandalux, Création Baumann
b. Key factors that are driving the Blackout Fabric Market growth include an increase in expenditure on home improvement & interior decoration and a rise in the purchase of homes are major factors driving the market. In addition, the growing trend of smart homes will contribute to market expansion over the foreseeable future.
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