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Synthetic leather is a man-made fabric comprised of natural or synthetic fibers, coated with a plastic polymer or similar. Synthetic leather is generally manufactured using polyurethane (PU) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or textile-polymer composite microfibers. Synthetic leather is a vinyl-coated fabric with a soft texture identical to real leather. It is commercialized under many names including faux leather, vegan leather, leatherette, pleather, and PU leather. Synthetic leather holds various properties such as durability and resistance to water and stain. Synthetic leather has become very popular nowadays as it is affordable and holds the appearance of real leather. It is available in a wide range in terms of color, texture, and fabric look. They are used in furniture upholstery, footwear, clothing fabrics, and automotive uses.
Global Synthetic Leather market is expected to project a notable CAGR of 5.98% in 2030.
Global Synthetic Leather market to surpass USD 52.47 billion by 2030 from USD 29.32 billion in 2020 at a CAGR of 5.98% in the coming years, i.e., 2021-30. Global Synthetic Leather market is estimated to propel owing to its superior properties including durability, gloss finish, UV resistance, flexibility, and easy maintenance. Additionally, increase in fashion trends supported with mounting several brands and distribution channels is anticipated to drive the market. The market is also driven by the rising application of synthetic leather in the automotive industry, due to its elasticity, breathability, and heat-resistant properties.
Recent Highlights in Global Synthetic Leather Market
In February 2019, Kuraray Europe GmbH showcased a new solvent-free man-made leather at Première Vision 2019, which holds properties the same as natural leathers. These properties make it extremely suitable for many fashion creations.
Global Synthetic Leather Market: Segments
Polyurethane (PU) segment to grow with the highest CAGR during 2021-30
Global Synthetic Leather market is segmented by type into Polyurethane (PU), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and Bio-based. Polyurethane (PU) based segment held the largest market share in the year 2020. PU synthetic leather is more environment-friendly than PVC synthetic leather, as it does not produce dioxins. Companies are manufacturing PU-based synthetic leather owing to its light weight, waterproof and high-quality properties.
Footwear Segment to grow with the highest CAGR during 2021-30
Global Synthetic Leather market is distributed by application into Footwear, Furnishing, Automotive, Clothing, Bags, Purses & Wallets, Sports, Electronics and Others. Footwear Segment held the largest market share in the year 2020 owing to rising income levels and standard of living in emerging economies.
Growing Demand for Synthetic Leather in Footwear Industry
Synthetic leather is significantly used in footwear industry owing to rise in demand for trendy, better fit, and comfortable shoes. Synthetic leather offers a vivid appearance and is cheaper compared to natural leather. The wear-resistant and chemical resistant properties of synthetic leather allow it to be utilized in the manufacturing of footwear such as boots for use in the chemical industry and other industrial work. Besides change in consumer preference and rising fashion trends are expected to drive the demand for synthetic leather.
Rise in Awareness Regarding Animal Rights
Growing awareness and importance about animal rights accompanied with stringent laws set by various organizations regarding the usage of real leather is expected to proliferate the demand for synthetic leather. Additionally, synthetic leather is manufactured in a factory and animals do not go through any brutality during its production thereby making it popular among vegan population who prefers nonleather products. This in turn is likely to boost the synthetic leather market.
Environmental Effects of PU and PVC
Synthetic leather is made by using PVC (polyvinyl chloride), polyurethane, or polyamide microfiber. During the manufacturing of PVC synthetic leather, its main components are discharged into the air and become pollutants. It also emits toxic chemicals into the ground when placed in landfills which are projected to hamper the global market growth during the forecast period.
Global Synthetic Leather Market: Key Players
Kuraray Co. Ltd
Company Overview, Business Strategy, Key Product Offerings, Financial Performance, Key Performance Indicators, Risk Analysis, Recent Development, Regional Presence, and SWOT Analysis.
H.R. Polycoats Pvt. Ltd
Alfatex Italia SRL
Filwel Co. Ltd
Yantai Wanhua Artificial leather Group Co. Ltd
San Fang Chemical Industry Co. Ltd
Mayur Uniquoters Limited
Nan Ya Plastics Corporation
Zhejiang Hexin Industry Group Co. Ltd
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company
Other Prominent Players
Global Synthetic Leather Market: Regions
Global Synthetic Leather market is segmented based on regional analysis into five major regions. These include North America, Latin America, Europe, APAC, and MENA.
Global Synthetic Leather market in Asia Pacific held the largest market share in the year 2020. Asia Pacific will continue to dominate the Global Synthetic Leather market due to the high demand for synthetic leather in the footwear, automotive, clothing, and furnishing industries in this region. Increasing population coupled with rising disposable income is projected to bolster the synthetic leather market globally.
Global Synthetic Leather market is further segmented by region into:
North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR - United States and Canada
Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR - Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR - United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey, and Rest of Europe
APAC Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR - India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and Rest of APAC
MENA Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR - North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa, and Rest of MENA
Global Synthetic Leather market report also contains analysis on:
Synthetic Leather Market Segments:
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Purses & Wallets
Global Synthetic Leather market Dynamics
Global Synthetic Leather market size
Supply & Demand
Competition & Companies Involved in the Market
Value Chain of the Market
Market Drivers and Restraints