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  • Published On : Dec 2022
  • Code : CMI4764
  • Industry : Advanced Materials
  • Pages : 110
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Smart and interactive textiles are also known as smart fabrics. These fabrics are low weight and comfortable fabrics. These fabrics improve performance and add aesthetic value to the products. These fabrics are incorporated with smart technologies such as controllers, actuators, and sensor units.

Global smart and interactive textiles market was valued at US$ 3242.4 Million in 2021, in terms of revenue, exhibiting a CAGR of 12.15 % during the forecast period (2022 to 2030).

Drivers

High demand for smart textiles from the healthcare industry is augmenting the growth of smart and interactive textiles market. Smart textiles offer easy diagnosis and accurate risk assessment. Theses textiles have excellent properties such as comfortable, wear ability, and flexibility. Due to all these properties of smart fabrics, they are gaining huge demand from the healthcare industry and this expected to propel the market growth.

Strong demand from sports and fitness applications is expected to foster the the growth of smart and interactive textiles market. These fabrics offer an improved design and fashion elements in the finished products. Moreover, key manufacturers such as Adidas AG are incorporating such fabrics in the manufacturing of sports bras and t-shirts with a sensor.

The COVID-19 negatively impacted the smart and interactive textiles market due to strict lockdowns and social distancing to contain the spread of the virus. The economic uncertainty, partial shutdown of the business, and low consumer confidence impacted demand for smart textiles. The supply chain got hampered during the pandemic along with delay in logistics activities. However, the smart and interactive textiles market is expected to regain its pace during the post pandemic scenario due to easing restrictions and increased demand for wearables.

Figure 1. Global Smart and Interactive Textiles Market Value Share (%), By Region, 2021

Smart and Interactive Textiles  | Coherent Market Insights

Market Restraints

Limitation on the reusability of smart fabrics are restricting the adoption of these products. Moreover, the privacy issue associated with smart fabrics is anticipated to hinder the growth of smart and interactive textiles market.

Lack of rules and regulations associated with the production of standards and regulations is expected to hinder the market growth. Also, technical complications associated with the integration of electronics devices in smart fabrics is one the major factor expected to restrict the market growth.

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Smart and Interactive Textiles Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 3242.4 Mn 
Historical Data for: 2017-2020 Estimated Year: 2022
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 12.15 % Forecast Period: 2022-2030
Geographies covered:
  • By Region: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Application: Industrial, Military and Defense, Medical and healthcare, Retail and Consumer, Transportation, Others
Companies covered:

E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company, Fibretronic Limited, Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC, Heapsylon LLC, Intelligent Clothing Ltd., Interactive Wear AG, Koninklijke Ten Cate nv, Milliken & Company, Outlast Technologies, Inc., Performance Fibers, Inc., and Schoeller Textil AG

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing demand from the healthcare industry
  • Growing technological advancement
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Limitation on reusability

Market Trends

The establishment of a new facility by key manufacturers for meeting the rising demand for smart fabrics around the globe is one of the current trends. For instance, in February 2021, DuPont, a producer of chemicals and science-based products, acquired Tex Tech’s Core Matrix Technology, a monolithic fabric structure that can significantly reduce back face trauma, while increasing ballistic and fragmentation performance for military and law enforcement personnel. This acquisition will add to the company’s already robust portfolio of life protection solutions, enabling the most flexible, lightweight ballistic solutions to meet new standards of National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for enhanced durability.

Increasing demand for smart fabrics as leisurewear is expected to be one of the trends in the market. This is also attributed to the growing disposable income of consumer which is encouraging them to spend on leisure products. Also, changing lifestyles of consumers coupled with the growth in the urban population around the globe due to the gradual shift from rural to urban areas is further projected to propel the market growth

Figure 2. Global Smart and Interactive Textiles Market Value Share (%), By Application, 2021

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Recent Developments

  • In February 2021, Interactive Wear AG, a producer of electronic systems designed for textile integration, launched Project Kickoff Eghi. This is a project within the framework of the “Adaptive Technologies for society – Intelligent interaction between humans and artificial intelligence” programme, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
  • In July 2021, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the Knitted Keyboard II, a textile-based musical device with a layout of a piano. The keyboard is made of soft, expressive, and stretchable yarns, and is portable, viable for commercialization, customizable, sustainable, and cost-effective.
  • In February 2022, researchers from the University of Cambridge created a new smart textile display that integrates energy, sensing, photonic, and electronic functions. The textile display is 46 inches in size and comprises energy harvesting, smart sensors, and storage within the fabric that can be used to monitor inputs, operate as a display, and store energy for future use.

Competitive Section

Major players operating in the global smart and interactive textiles market include, E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company, Fibretronic Limited, Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC, Heapsylon LLC, Intelligent Clothing Ltd., Interactive Wear AG, Koninklijke Ten Cate nv, Milliken & Company, Outlast Technologies, Inc., Performance Fibers, Inc., and Schoeller Textil AG.

Smart and interactive textiles have the ability to change a dull or drab room to a room that is creative, artistic, and comfortable. There are many fabrics In the market; however, smart and interactive textiles stand out because of their interesting uses and interesting fabrics that can be used. Textiles that are smart and interactive have the ability to perform and execute multiple tasks in the room such as controlling lighting, heating, humidity, sound, ventilation, temperature, personal spaces, and more.

Market Dynamics

Increasing demand from healthcare and sports & fitness application is a key factor fostering growth of the smart and interactive textiles market. Technological advancement is another major factor propelling the market growth. For instance, in May 2021, Nextiles, a Kolkata based fashion brand, focuses on transforming traditional handwork into styles that suit the urban needs has launched into the sports and performance market to provide smart thread technology that captures biometric and biomechanics data.

Rising adoption of smart & interactive textiles for passenger comfort & safety will accelerate the smart and interactive textiles market share in the coming few years. The fibers are used to manufacture components for automobiles, ships, trains, and aircraft. These materials are employed to improve the overall functionality of automobiles and components such as belts, carpets, tires, and seats. Textiles account for almost 2% of the total motor car weight. Rising trend of customization for personal vehicles and the purchase power of consumers will also support market growth.

Increasing demand for smart fabrics as leisurewear is expected to be one of the major trends in the market. This is also attributed to the growing disposable income of the consumer which is encouraging them to spend on leisure products. Also changing lifestyles of the consumers coupled with the growth in the urban population around the globe due to the gradual shift from rural to urban areas is further expected to propel the market growth

 Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of global smart and interactive textiles market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2022-2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity 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 approvals, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global smart and interactive textiles market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company, Fibretronic Limited, Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC, Heapsylon LLC, Intelligent Clothing Ltd., Interactive Wear AG, Koninklijke Ten Cate nv, Milliken & Company, Outlast Technologies, Inc., Performance Fibers, Inc., and Schoeller Textil AG
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding future products launches, technology up gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global smart and interactive textiles market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, smart and interactive textiles manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global smart and interactive textiles market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Smart and Interactive Textiles Market, By Application:
    • Industrial
    • Military and defense
    • Medical and healthcare
    • Retail and consumer
    • Transportation
    • Others
  • Global Smart and Interactive Textiles Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • France
      • Spain
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • ASEAN
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Middle East
      • Africa                        
  • Company Profiles
    • E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Fibretronic Limited
    • Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC 
    • Heapsylon LLC 
    • Intelligent Clothing Ltd.
    • Interactive Wear AG 
    • Koninklijke Ten Cate nv 
    • Milliken & Company 
    • Outlast Technologies, Inc.
    • Performance Fibers, Inc.
    • Schoeller Textil AG

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective

Frequently Asked Questions

Global smart and interactive textiles market was valued at around US$ 3242.4 Million in 2021
Increasing demand from the healthcare industry and sports &fitness application are the factors fuelling the market growth
Increasing demand for smart fabrics as leisurewear is expected to be one of the trends in the market.
Limitations on reusability is expected to hinder the market growth.
Major players operating in the market include, E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company, Fibretronic Limited, Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC, Heapsylon LLC, Intelligent Clothing Ltd., Interactive Wear AG, Koninklijke Ten Cate nv, Milliken & Company, Outlast Technologies, Inc., Performance Fibers, Inc., and Schoeller Textil AG.
The Market is estimated to grow at around 12.15 % CAGR in the forecast period (2022-2030).

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