Global Antimicrobial Textile Market – Market Outlook &
The demand for antimicrobial textiles is growing worldwide due
to its refined presentation and microbe-resistant properties. Besides, the
ever-increasing number of usage and technological growth for the manufacture of
such textiles contribute to the growth of the Global Antimicrobial Textile
Market. The entry of a large number of local players set the research and
growth struggles that resulted in the discovery of vital elements that do not
pass through the skin and are not tough on the skin are more motivating the
The demand for sportswear and clothing is continuous and rising
worldwide owing to the growing awareness about fitness and health. Moreover,
increasing mindfulness about the suitability of fabric, rising disposable
incomes, growing warble technology, etc. also contribute to the development of
this market. The promotion of a healthier & physically active lifestyle
will surge the demand. Customers are also looking for apparel with
antimicrobial properties to prevent odor & bacterial development during
physical activities. All these reassure the antimicrobial textiles market
growth over the prediction timeframe.
Global Antimicrobial Textile Market – Overview
Textiles, including the sizeable exterior area such as carpets,
apparels, etc., under established temperature and humidity conditions, become
susceptible and vulnerable for microorganism growth. These microorganisms are
not only harmful to human beings, triggering various contaminations and
diseases, but also cause unwanted effects on textiles such as staining, odor,
and reduced durability of the material.
Antimicrobial substances help to control the development of
bacteria in textiles as well as reduce their physical power. The use of
antimicrobial compounds in clothing has been recognised for a long time, but
current research and growths have superior antimicrobial compounds in the
textile market. They can be comfortably used in all usage areas, including
technical, indoor, outdoor, apparels, and industrial apparel.
Antimicrobial elements are used in textiles in two different
stages, i.e., during the rotating and the concluding of the textile process. To
reduce the health risks associated with infections from bacteria, textile
manufacturers are progressively using antimicrobial chemicals in their
Increasing Demand from
the Healthcare Industry
The healthcare industry is the largest consumer of antimicrobial
fabrics. It needs to maintain hygiene and a bacteria-free environment
vigorously. The sector uses antimicrobial textiles in wound dressing cloth, bed
& linens, surgical gowns & bandages, and curtains to avoid
contamination. Rising incidence of major diseases such as tuberculosis,
chickenpox, diphtheria, and others and the increasing probability of
cross-infection require more usage of secure antimicrobial textiles in
healthcare. Besides, the rising healthcare services have augmented the
necessity for antimicrobial textiles in the healthcare industry.
Awareness towards Hygienic and Healthier Products
The antimicrobial textiles market is propelled by the necessity
of sterilized products to counter the growing number of infections. The
healthcare industry is bound to maintain high standards of cleanliness and a
bacteria-free environment. The sector uses antimicrobial textiles in wound
dressing cloth & bandages, bed & linens, surgical gowns, and curtains
to prevent infection.
Global Antimicrobial Textile Market: Segmentation
Antimicrobial Textile Market is segmented on Active Agents,
which are Bio-based, Synthetic Organic Compounds, Metal &
Metallic Salts. Synthetic organic compounds are cheaper than bio-based
and metal & metallic salts active agents. The market for synthetic organic
compounds is expected to grow at the highest CAGR. Synthetic organic compounds
comprise triclosan, quaternary ammonium and polyhexamethylene biguanides (PHMB)
compounds. Quaternary ammonium compounds based textile market are likely to
grow at the substantial CAGR.
Based on the application, the global antimicrobial textile
market is divided into Home Textiles, Medical Textiles, and
Apparel. The use of antimicrobial textiles in medical applications is
projected to register growth as the most extensive application section during
the forecast period. Medical textiles include attire, sheets & blankets, surgical
supplies & wipes, and other such applications. The use of antimicrobial
textiles in apparel sub-segment is expected to emerge as the largest
sub-segment. These textiles come straight in contact with skin growing the
probabilities of infections.
Antimicrobial Textile Market is segregated into Polyamide,
Cotton, and Polyester as per fabric. Cotton is the main fabric used in
numerous applications, including automotive, home textiles, medical textiles,
apparel, commercial textiles, and any other fabric would be more vulnerable to
microbial attack. The vulnerability to microbial attack will enhance the
request for antimicrobial cotton textiles during the projection period.
Global Antimicrobial Textile Market: Regional insights
The Asia Pacific has emerged as one of the most significant and
promising arcades for antimicrobial fabrics over the past few years. The local
market of Asia Pacific has shown the most substantial development in terms of
volume as well as value and has been the focal point of technical progressions.
In this region, the prosperous industrial sector, altering lifestyles, growing
requests for advanced textiles, and the rise of affluent customers are some of
the critical elements boosting the demand for antimicrobial textiles. Moreover,
the transformation of the healthcare industry in this region in response to the
growing demand for hygienic and healthier products is further anticipated to
promote the antimicrobial textiles market in the area.
Sanitized AG, Sciessent LLC, The Dow Chemical Company, Trevira
GmbH, Life Threads LLC, Unitika Trading Co. Ltd., BASF SE, Microban
International Ltd., Milliken Chemical, Lonza Group AG, Herculite Products Inc.,
PurThread Technologies Inc., BioCote Ltd., and Vestagen Protective Technologies
Inc. are the known names among others.
Ø In May 2017, Trevira GmbH became a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Indorama Ventures PCL Group (IVL) (Thailand). The development will further help
the company for its growth, especially in the automotive, hygiene, and high-end
home textiles segments.
The objective of the Study:
Ø To analyze and estimate the Global Antimicrobial Textile Market size,
in terms of value.
Ø To examine the market segmentation carefully and estimate the
market size, in terms of value, based on the region by segmenting the Global
Antimicrobial Textile Market into five regions, namely, North America, Europe,
Asia Pacific, Rest of the World and their leading countries.
Ø To outline, categorize and project the Global Antimicrobial
Textile Market based on the Active Agents, Application, Fabric and Region.
Ø To study competitive developments like technological
advancement, trends, and change in applications within the Global Antimicrobial
Ø To highlight market dynamics such as drivers, restraints,
opportunities, and challenges and their impact.
Ø To provide a detailed competitive landscape, including major
players, strategic profiles, and market shares.
Business Questions Answered by the Report
Ø How will the market drivers, restraints, and opportunities
affect the market dynamics?
Ø What will be the market size in terms of value and volume and
market statistics with a detailed classification?
Ø Which segment dominates the market or region, and which one will
be the fastest-growing, and why?
Ø Who are the key players in the market, and what is their share?
Ø What is the strategy adopted by key players, and how does it
affect the existing and new players?
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Ø Additional Company Information
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Ø Additional country analysis
Ø Detailed segment analysis