Global Market Study on Train Seat Materials: Fabric Material Type Segment Anticipated to Remain Dominant Through 2024


  • Report code : PMRREP12199 |
  • Industry : Automotive |
  • Published On : Nov-2016 |
  • Pages : 204 Pages |
  • Format :

Persistence Market Research offers an eight year forecast for the global train seat materials market between 2016 and 2024. The foremost objective of the report is to present insights on various advancements in train seats cover and train seats foam market. The train seats cover market and train seats foam market are combined in the train seat materials market report. The report provides updates on drivers, restraints, and trends in overall global train seat materials market. The study provides market dynamics that are expected to influence current global train seat materials sales and future status of the global train seat materials market over forecast period.

The report starts with market overview and provides market definition and overview about the global train seat materials market. The section that follows presents the market dynamics which includes market drivers, restraints, and trends. Moreover, supply chain for associated market overview is also explained to present the distribution structures of processes involved in global train seat materials market. Overview of expected Y-o-Y growth and consumption forecast is explained in the segment.

The next section of the report provides detailed market share analysis, y-o-y growth, market absolute $ opportunity, and market attractiveness analysis on the basis of segments such as material type, seat type, train type and regions for the train seats cover market. Moreover, the section that follows provides detailed market share analysis, y-o-y growth, market absolute $ opportunity, and market attractiveness analysis on the basis of foam types and regions for train seats foam market. 

Another section of the report highlights country-wise train seat covers and train seats foam demand. It provides market outlook for 2016–2024 and sets the forecast within the context of the report, including new product offerings for various material types in the train seat materials.

In the final section of the report, a competitive landscape has been included to provide report audiences with a dashboard view. Detailed profiles of manufacturers are also included within the scope of the report to evaluate their long- and short-term strategies, key offerings and recent developments in the train seat materials market.

Key players in global train seat materials market include Magna International Inc., Grammar AG, Freedman Seating CO, Franz Kiel GmbH, Compin–Fainsa, Fisa srl, Rojac Urethane Limited, Kustom Seating Unlimited, Inc., Rescroft Ltd., Fenix Group, LLC, FlexoFoam Pvt. Ltd, iFoam Ltd., Delimajaya Group, Transcal Company, USSC Group, Inc.

Key Segments Covered

Train Seats Cover Market

By Material Type

  • Fabric
  • Vinyl
  • Leather

By Train Type

  • High-speed Train
  • General Passenger Train
  • Local Passenger Train

By Seat Type

  • Regular
  • Recliner
  • Folding
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Train Seats Foam Market

By Foam Type

  • Polyurethane
  • Silicone
  • Polyester
  • Other

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Research methodology

A detailed analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of market size analysis for global train seat materials market. In order to offer an accurate forecast, we started by sizing up the current market, which forms the basis of how the global train seat materials market is expected to develop in the future. Given the characteristics of the market, we triangulated the outcome of three different types of analysis based on supply side, downstream industry demand and the economic envelope. 

It is vital to note that in an ever-fluctuating global economy, we not only conduct forecast in terms of CAGR, but also analyze the same on the basis of key parameters such as, year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth to understand the predictability of the market and to identify the right opportunities for market players.

Another key feature of this report is the analysis of all segments in terms of absolute dollar. This is usually overlooked while forecasting the market. However, absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as identify potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the global train seat materials market. In addition to this, we have also provided strategic recommendations and key success factors for new entrants in the global train seat materials market report.

Train seat materials comprise of materials such as foam, used for padding or cushioning of train seats and seat covers which covers the padding in order to protect the padding from dust, stains and daily wear and tear.

Global train seat materials market was valued at US$ 1,613.8 Mn in 2015 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period (2016–2024).

Market dynamics

Increasing investment in railway industry driven by rising urbanization, growing concerns for eco-friendly mode of transportation and energy scarcity will boost rolling stock production in near future. The increasing rolling stock production is anticipated to drive the global train seat materials market over the forecast period. Moreover, increasing demand for high-speed trains across the globe will be a prominent factor driving the train seat materials market. The increasing demand for high-speed trains is expected to specifically drive the market for train seat foams, as more amount of cushioning is provided in high-speed trains in order to provide more comfort and luxury to passengers.

However, the costs involved in the industry for railway services, rolling stock, infrastructure, and rail control contribute to the amount of investment required which is extremely high as compared to other modes of transportation. The capital intensive nature of railway industry is anticipated to be a major impediment in market growth. Moreover, in order to ensure the rail passenger safety from fire and other fatalities, governments have imposed regulations which restricts the use of certain foam materials. Such government regulations can also hinder market growth over the forecast period.

Segment analysis

On the basis of material type, the global train seats cover market is segmented into fabric, vinyl, and leather. The fabric segment accounted for a major value share of 68.5% in 2015. This segment is expected to retain its dominance owing to increasing preference of fabric over vinyl seats covers. Among all the segments, leather segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment owing to increasing demand of leather seats in high-speed trains and increasing regulations on vinyl and some fabric seats covers.

Moreover, the train seat foam market is segmented on the basis of foam type into polyurethane, polyester, silicone, and others. The Polyurethane segment accounted for a major share of 74.8% in 2015. The segment is projected to register a moderate CAGR and expected to be the dominant segment throughout the forecast period. The silicone segment is estimated to account for a significant share of 13.1% in 2015 and projected to witness highest growth rates during the forecast period. Increasing competition for providing airline luxury among OEMs is anticipated to drive the silicone seat foam segment over the forecast period.

train seat materials market

Regional analysis

On the basis of key regions, the global train seats materials market has been segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. Europe accounted for the largest share of 35% in 2015. The European market is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period. The dominant market share of Europe market is attributed to the high rolling stock production in the region. The Asia Pacific train seat materials market is anticipated to witness highest growth rates owing to large number of high-speed and other upcoming rail projects in the region.

Key market players

Some of the key players identified in the train seat materials market are Magna International Inc., Grammar AG, Freedman Seating CO, Franz Kiel GmbH, Compin–Fainsa, Fisa srl, Rojac Urethane Limited, Kustom Seating Unlimited, Inc., Rescroft Ltd., Fenix Group, LLC, FlexoFoam Pvt. Ltd, iFoam Ltd., Delimajaya Group, Transcal Company, USSC Group, Inc. Most of the manufacturers are focusing on research and development in order to provide products that comply with the government fire regulations.

Company Profiles 

  •    Magna International, Inc.
  •    GRAMMER AG
  •    Freedman Seating Co.
  •    Franz Kiel GmbH
  •    Compin-Fainsa 
  •    FISA Srl
  •    Kustom Seating Unlimited, Inc.
  •    Rescroft Ltd.
  •    FENIX Group, LLC
  •    FlexoFoam Pvt. Ltd.
  •    iFoam Ltd.
  •    Delimajaya Group
  •    TransCal 
  •    Rojac Urethane Limited
  •    USSC Group, Inc.
  •    Others.
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