Market Insight- Global Train Seat Materials Market

Market Overview

Train seats are manufactured from different types of materials such as wool, leather, vinyl, fabric, and more. The train seats could be manufactured with padding or cushioning. The train seat foam material is generally silicone, polyurethane, polyester or other foams such as latex. Moreover, train seat covers are made from leather, vinyl, fabric, etc. Fabric materials used in train seats include velvets and soft cloths. Leather material comprises artificial and natural leather, while vinyl is a man-made synthetic material. Furthermore, there are different types of seats in the train installed such as regular seats, recliner seats, and folding seats. Generally, regular seats or also referred to as standard seats are installed in all types of trains, while recliner seats are more comfortable and installed in business class trains. Moreover, folding seats provide passengers extra room for standing when folded.

The global train seat materials market was valued for US$1,801.00  Mn in 2019 is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period.

Market Dynamics- Drivers

  1. Increasing investment in railway industry is expected to drive growth of the global train seat materials market during the forecast period

Growing investment in railway industry is expected to drive the production of rolling stocks and thereby boost the demand for train seat materials in the near future. This investment in railway industry is due to growing urbanization, energy scarcity, and concerns regarding, eco-friendly mode of transportation. Railway transportation is one of the most essential and effective modes of transportation for the economic development of a country. Moreover, trains facilitate faster mobility and efficient transportation in emerging economies where rampant urbanization is taking place. For instance, in November 2019, Rail Delivery Group (RDG), the U.K. launched a new investment program that will introduce 8,000 new carriages and over 11,300 extra services per week from 2020. Moreover, China is expected to add over 25,000 rail vehicle units to its rail network between 2015 and 2020. Thus, growing investment in railway industry is expected to drive the global train seat materials market during the forecast period.

  1. Growing demand for high-speed trains is expected to propel the global train seat materials market growth over the forecast period

The high-speed train industry is expected to witness exponential growth in the near future, owing to the ability of high-speed trains to cover comparatively longer distances in a relatively short period of time. This growth is expected to boost the demand for foam materials over the forecast period, in order to provide more comfort and luxury to customers. Moreover, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, the number of high-speed in countries they are being operated is expected to get doubled in the near future. Asia and Europe are expected to witness higher demand for foam due to relatively higher investments on high-speed train rolling stocks over the forecast period. Hence, these factors are expected to support the market growth in the near future.

North America region dominated the global train seat material market market in 2019, accounting for 34.7% share in terms of value, followed by Asia-Pacific and North America, respectively

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Market Dynamics- Restraints

  1. Capital intensive nature of rolling stock industry is expected to restrain growth of the global train seat materials market over the forecast period

Railway industry is considered as pioneering for economic development of a country. However, high capital investment is required to develop sustainable infrastructure. The prominent costs involved in the industry are rail services, rolling stocks, infrastructure, and rail control. Such high capital costs restrain growth of the railway industry in countries with low population density such as Argentina, Canada, and Brazil. Thus, such high capital investment and limited growth of railway industry in emerging economies are expected to restrain growth of the global train seat materials market in the near future.

  1. Regulatory policies regarding train seat materials are expected to hamper the global train seat materials market growth during the forecast period

Apart from comfort and luxury, operators are expected to ensure safety of passengers in the rail transportation. Thus, before installation, train seat materials have to pass certain fire safety regulations in order to ensure fire safety in passenger rail transportation. In Europe, laws such as EN45545-2 and BS6853 restrict the use of polyester material in train seats. Hence, stringent regulatory policies in North America and Europe are expected to hamper the market growth over the forecast period.

Market Opportunities

  1. Introduction of new trains can present lucrative growth opportunities during the forecast period

Government of various countries is focused on introducing new trains, high-speed trains, etc. in order to facilitate high-speed commute to passengers. Market players can capitalize on this by providing comfortable and lasting seats to new trains and enhance their global market presence. For instance, in May 2017, Indian Railways of the Government of India launched Tejas Express, which was the first-semi-high speed fully air-conditioned train.

  1. Growing preference for safety among passengers is expected to provide major business opportunities in the near future

Growing safety concerns among passengers while traveling in the high-speed trains has increased the demand for advanced seats with ample safety measures involved. Market players can offer novel seat materials that can offer combination of comfort, luxury, and safety and gain competitive edge in the global market.

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Market Trends

  1. Growing completion among manufacturers to provide airline luxury in train seats

Train operator companies are focused on bringing more comfort and luxury in trains, in order to attract more passengers, especially flight passengers. Hence, train seat manufacturers are providing more luxurious seats by using high-quality material with more cushioning in their seat products. Moreover, airline seat manufacturers are entering the market to compete with leading train seat manufacturers. For instance, Perrone Aerospace, a key manufacturer for the airline industry, has established a new company to provide railway seating in high-speed railways.

  1. Suppliers shifting towards leather seats to meet fire safety regulations

Regulatory norms regarding fire safety in Europe such as fire testing of materials and components for trains such as EN45545 by the European Union and British Standard BS6853 restrict the use of polyester foam and curtain fabrics in seat upholstery. As a result of this, manufacturers are shifting towards leather materials from conventional train seat fabric. Furthermore, leather train seats are considered to be more hygienic, ergonomic, and aesthetically appealing.

Segment information:

In global train seats materials market, by type segment, local passenger train dominated the global market in 2019, accounting for 36.0% share in terms of value.

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Value Chain Analysis

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Competitive Section

Key players operating in the global train seat materials market are Rescroft Ltd., USSC Group, Inc., Magna International, Inc., Rojac Urethane Limited, GRAMMER AG, TransCal, Freedman Seating Co., Delimajaya Group, Franz Kiel GmbH, iFoam Ltd., Compin-Fainsa, FlexoFoam Pvt. Ltd., FISA Srl, FENIX Group, LLC, and Kustom Seating Unlimited, Inc.

Key Developments

  1. Key players in the market are focused on participating in international events, in order to enhance their market presence. For instance, in September 2018, GRAMMER AG showcased its rail seat innovations namely IC3000 IC passenger seat at Innotrans 2018, held at Berlin, Germany.
  2. Major market players are involved in collaborations and partnerships, in order to gain competitive edge in the market. For instance, in May 2016, Freedman Seating Co. collaborated with Lectra, a provider of integrated technology solutions, to meet the demand for seating products using leather, fabrics, composite materials, and technical textiles.

Train seats are made up of different types of materials such as wool, leather, vinyl, fabric, and more. Fabric materials used in train seats include velvets and soft cloths.  There are different types of seats in the train installed such as regular seats, recliner seats, and folding seats. Generally, regular seats or also referred to as standard seats are installed in all types of trains, while recliner seats are more comfortable and installed in business class trains. Moreover, folding seats provide passengers extra room for standing when folded. Railway industries have lower impact on the environment as compared to the other modes of transportation due to low energy consumption. Trains are equipped with high passenger safety which increases the demand of this market. Various companies around the world provide high quality seat fabrics for trains, underground trains, tramways, etc.

Market Dynamics

Increasing government investment is the major factor driving the growth of global train seat material market. With this investment the transportation across the world becoming faster and convenient. Increasing safety among passenger is also driving the demand of this market. This investment in railway industry is due to growing urbanization, energy scarcity, and concerns regarding, eco-friendly mode of transportation .economic growth of the company is increasing and provides convenient mode of transportation for long period of time. The distance between cities is minimized and also increases productivity of the business by providing convenient way of transportation. For instance, in November 2019, Rail Delivery Group (RDG), the U.K. launched a new investment program that will provides 8,000 new carriages and over 11,300 extra services per week from 2020. Moreover, China is expected to add over 25,000 rail vehicle units to its rail network between 2015 and 2020. Thus, growing investment in railway industry is expected to drive the global train seat materials market during the forecast period.

Increasing demand for high speed trains is expected to drive the growth of global train seat material market. Growing urbanization and disposable income in the developed countries is driving the demand of this market. The high-speed rail industry is growing due to the capability of   high-speed trains which cover longer distances in a short period of time. Various countries around the world operate high-speed rails or popularly called ‘Bullet Train’. For instance, Lanxin High-Speed Rail Line, China is a high-speed is a 172 Km high-speed rail network in Spain. Hence, increased demand for high-speed trains is expected to propel the global train seat materials market growth during the forecast period.

Market Taxonomy

This report segments the global train seat materials market on the basis of by material type, by foam type, by train type, by seat type and region. On the basis of material type, the global train seat materials market is segmented into fabric, vinyl and leather. On the basis of foam type, global train seat materials market is segmented into Polyurethane, Silicone, Polyester and Others. On the basis of train type, global train seat materials market is segmented into high-speed, general passenger, local passenger, metros and light rail vehicle. On the basis of seat type, global train seat materials market is segmented into regular, recliner, folding and other. On the basis of region, global train seat materials market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global train seat materials market and provides market size (US$ million & thousand units) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2019-2027), considering 2018 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global train seat materials market based on the following parameters – regulatory landscape, company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered in the global train seat materials market include Rescroft Ltd., USSC Group, Inc., Magna International, Inc., Rojac Urethane Limited, GRAMMER AG, TransCal, Freedman Seating Co., Delimajaya Group, Franz Kiel GmbH, iFoam Ltd., Compin-Fainsa, FlexoFoam Pvt. Ltd., FISA Srl, FENIX Group, LLC, and Kustom Seating Unlimited, Inc.
  • These key market players are focusing on collaboration strategy with other market leaders to innovate and launch new products to meet the increasing needs and requirements of consumers.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding future product launches, technology upgradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global train seat materials market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global train seat materials market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Train Seat Materials Market, By Material Type:
    • Fabric
    • Vinyl
    • Leather
  • Global Train Seat Materials Market, By  Foam Type:
    • Polyurethane
    • Silicone
    • Polyester
    • Others
  • Global Train Seat Materials Market, By  Train Type:
    • High Speed
    • General Passenger
    • Local Passenger
    • Metros
    • Light Rail Vehicle
  • Global Train Seat Materials Market, By  Seat Type:
    • Regular
    • Recliner
    • Folding
    • Others
  • Global Train Seat Materials Market, By Region:
    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • Middle East and Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Rescroft Ltd., *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • USSC Group, Inc.
    • Magna International, Inc.
    • Rojac Urethane Limited
    • GRAMMER AG
    • TransCal
    • Freedman Seating Co.
    • Delimajaya Group
    • Franz Kiel GmbH
    • iFoam Ltd.
    • Compin-Fainsa
    • FlexoFoam Pvt. Ltd.
    • FISA Srl
    • FENIX Group, LLC
    • Kustom Seating Unlimited, Inc

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Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Material Type
      • Market Snippet, By Foam Type
      • Market Snippet, By Train Type
      • Market Snippet, By Seat Type
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Industry Trend
    • Merger and Acquisitions
    • New system Launch/Approvals
  4. Global Train Seat Materials Market, By Material Type, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Fabric
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Vinyl
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Leather
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Train Seat Materials Market, By Foam Type, 2017-2027 (US$ Million  )
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Polyurethane
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Silicone
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Polyester
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Train Seat Materials Market, By Train Type, 2017-2027 (US$ Million  )
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • High Speed Train
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • General Passenger
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Local Passenger
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Metros
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Light Rail Vehicle
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Train Seat Materials Market, By Seat Type, 2017-2027 (US$ Million  )
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Regular
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Recliner
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Folding
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Other
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  8. Global Train Seat Materials Market, By Region, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2027 (%)
    • North America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Foam Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Train Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Seat Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Foam Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Train Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Seat Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • APAC
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Foam Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Train Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Seat Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Foam Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Train Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Seat Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Foam Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Train Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Seat Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • GCC Countries
        • South Africa
        • Rest of the Middle East and Africa
  9. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • Rescroft Ltd
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • USSC Group, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Magna International, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Rojac Urethane Limited
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • GRAMMER AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • TransCal
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Freedman Seating Co.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Delimajaya Group
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Franz Kiel GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • iFoam Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Compin-Fainsa
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • FlexoFoam Pvt. Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • FISA Srl
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • FENIX Group, LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Kustom Seating Unlimited, Inc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
  10. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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