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Technical textile is a textile that has superior functionality and is used for rubber items, floor coverings, insulating items, protective gear, and composites in automobiles. It has high performance and are versatile which makes them desirable for several applications such as industrial as well as domestic use. They are produced from different materials such as natural fiber, regenerated fiber, metal, and specialty fiber.

The global technical textiles market is estimated to be valued at US$ 202.5 Billion in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.5 % over the forecast period (2021-2028).

Recent Developments:

  1. 7th April 2020, Alchemie technology are announcing the accelerated launch of ‘Novara’ a breakthrough new high throughput digital precision technology for Technical Textile. Alchemie Novara technologies delivers high precision 2D patterned one or two sided functional coating to technical textile enabling truly unique multi-functional textile to be manufactured.
  2. 24th December 2020,Arville supports the rubber industry with high performance fabric .Arville’s technical team is experienced in the weaving of fabric that are designed for loading well ,accepting rubber matrices and producing exceptional strength to weight flexibility ratio.
  3. 8th September 2021, SVP global ventures to invest RS 100 cr to set up Technical textile facility at Jalandhar , Rajasthan .The company is looking to tap the opportunity in technical textile in which the government has recently introduced a production linked incentives (PLI).

Figure 1. Global Technical Textiles Market Value (US$ Bn), by Region, 2020

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Asia Pacific Region held dominant position in the global technical textiles market in 2020, accounting for 7.20 % share in terms of volume, followed by Western Europe and North America, respectively.

Global Technical Textiles Market: Drivers

Robust growth in the automotive sector across emerging markets is propelling the market growth of the technical textile. The increasing use of technical textiles to develop lightweight vehicles and to increase fuel efficiency is accelerating the market growth of the technical textile. Moreover, the technical textile is also used in components such as air-bags and seat belts. Also, emerging markets such as India and China are projected to play a significant role in driving the demand for Mobiltech textiles.

The rise in the number of various manufacturing industries around the globe is boosting the demand for Indutech which is fueling the market growth of technical textiles. For instance, Indutech is one of the largest application segments in the technical textile market and its growth is directly associated with that of industrial production. This is projected to increase demand for various products under the Indutech textile segment such as woven filters, dust filters, industrial belts & hoses, and conveyor belt fabrics.

Global Technical Textiles Market: Opportunities

Growth in the Meditech due to increasing government and per capita spending on the healthcare industry around the globe is expected to bring new market opportunities. Moreover, rising health and hygiene awareness among emerging economies is again fueling demand for healthcare products such as sanitary napkins and baby diapers that are produced from technical textiles. Thus, the growing Meditech segment is projected to foster the market growth of the technical textile.

E-textile is emerging as a promising segment of technical textiles and this is expected to provide lucrative opportunities in the market. E-textile are also called smart textiles and are electrically conductive textiles. It is majorly used across different sectors such as medicine and sport. Moreover, various key manufacturers in the market are focusing on R&D activities in order to develop innovative technical textiles with enhancing wearability. Thus, expanding applications of e-textile is projected to foster market growth. 

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Technical Textiles Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2020 Market Size in 2021: US$ 202.5 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR: 4.5% 2028 Value Projection: US$ 276.4 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • Region: North America ,Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Application: Agrotech, Buildtech, Hometech, Indutech, Sportech, Packtech, Mobiltech, Meditech, Clothtech, Geotech, Protech, Oekotech
  • By Process: Non-woven, Composites, Others
Companies covered:

Low & Bonar PLC, Ahlstrom Group, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), 3M Company, Polymer Group Inc., Milliken & Company Inc., Arville Textiles Ltd., Dickson-Constant, Baltex, and Freudenberg & Co. KG

Growth Drivers:
  • Robust growth in the automotive sector across emerging markets
  • Rise in the number of various manufacturing industries around the globe
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Use of non-bio-degradable and toxic substances as raw materials in the production of technical textiles

Market Trends:

Increasing disposable income and changing lifestyle of the consumers such as growing participation in sports activities due to growing health and wellness trend is projected to fuel the market growth. Moreover, increasing spending on functional and sports apparel that are part of Clothtech and Sportech segments is again expected to foster market growth. Thus, Clothtech and Sportech segments are expected to gain significant share in the market due to the growing purchasing power of the consumers.

Growing strategic mergers and acquisitions by the key manufacturer is one of the key trends in the market. This ongoing trend is expected to bolster the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in May 2020, the global technology group Freudenberg acquired 100% of the shares in Low & Bonar PLC, London, U.K. Low & Bonar is a global manufacturer of technical textiles.

Figure 2. Global Technical Textiles Market Share, By Application, 2020

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Key Takeaways of the Graph:

  • Among Application, the Indutech held dominant position in the market and accounted for 28.4% share in the global technical textiles market in 2020. The segment is expected to reach US$ 44.3 Billion in 2028.
  • Indutechis a subset of nonwovens in technical textiles which deals with textile materials used in a variety of industrial settings. The use of non-woven fabrics in industrial textiles is not far behind. At present various applications of this sector are being made by non-woven. Electrical components, conveyor belts, flame barriers, reinforced plastics, noise absorbents, battery separators are all made by non-woven.

Raw materials such as polyester and synthetic materials are used in the production of technical textiles. These materials are not easily bio-degradable and also exhibit toxic substances. These can affect environmental species and sustainability and in order to overcome with this governments around the globe have imposed strict environmental regulations for technical textile products. This factor is expected to hamper the market growth.

A growing number of SMEs in countries such as India and China have resulted in fragmentation in terms of market value share. This is leading to intense competition in the market. High competition in the market is acting as an entry barrier for new market players which in turn inhibiting the market growth of the technical textile.

Global Technical Textiles Market: Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the global technical textiles market include, Low & Bonar PLC, Ahlstrom Group, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), 3M Company, Polymer Group Inc., Milliken & Company Inc., Arville Textiles Ltd., Dickson-Constant, Baltex, and Freudenberg & Co. KG

Recent Developments:

May 2020: The global technology group Freudenberg acquired 100% of the shares in Low & Bonar PLC, London, U.K. Low & Bonar is a global manufacturer of technical textiles.

An automotive textile is a specialized textile used not only in the automotive and transportation industries, but also in other industries as well. The selection of textile concentrate greatly on aspects such as visual appeal, safety, and comfort. For this reason, automotive textile specialists must have strong understanding of customer's requirements and tastes and must be able to translate them into designing and printing specifications, in line with specific customer needs. Furthermore, automotive textile designers must also have knowledge of different fabrics, like nylon, silk, velour, and leather and be able to create a design that is compatible and complementary to each of these fabrics.

Market Dynamics:

Increasing investment in R&D of new high-performance woven textile solutions is expected to propel growth of the global technical textiles market over the forecast period. For instance, in February 2020, Quantum Materials announced to invest US$ 3.5 million to further diversify its business with customized state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment for R&D of non-traditional and high-performance woven textile solutions.

Launch of new products is expected to propel growth of the global technical textiles market over the forecast period. For instance, in August 2021, Carrington Textiles received the RU status for six of its flame retardant fabrics. The statues was granted under the category of ‘flame resistant clothing for protection of industrial personnel against short-duration thermal exposures from fire.’

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global technical textiles market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2021–2028), considering 2020 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global technical textiles market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Low & Bonar PLC, Ahlstrom Group, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), 3M Company, Polymer Group Inc., Milliken & Company Inc., Arville Textiles Ltd., Dickson-Constant, Baltex, and Freudenberg & Co. KG
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global technical textiles market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global technical textiles market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Technical Textile Market, By Application:
    • Agrotech
    • Buildtech
    • Hometech
    • Indutech
    • Sportech
    • Packtech
    • Mobiltech
    • Meditech
    • Clothtech
    • Geotech
    • Protech
    • Oekotech
  • Global Technical Textile Market, By Process :
    • Non-Woven
    • Composite
    • Others
  • Global Hydrogen Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • North America Technical Textile Market, By Application:
        • Agrotech
        • Buildtech
        • Hometech
        • Indutech
        • Sportech
        • Packtech
        • Mobiltech
        • Meditech
        • Clothtech
        • Geotech
        • Protech
        • Oekotech
      • North America Technical Textile Market, By Process :
        • Non-Woven
        • Composite
        • Others
      • North America technical Textile market, By Countries:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Latin America Technical Textile Market, By Application:
        • Agrotech
        • Buildtech
        • Hometech
        • Indutech
        • Sportech
        • Packtech
        • Mobiltech
        • Meditech
        • Clothtech
        • Geotech
        • Protech
        • Oekotech
      • North America Technical Textile Market, By Process :
        • Non-Woven
        • Composite
        • Others
    • Western Europe
      • Western Europe Technical Textile Market, By Application:
        • Agrotech
        • Buildtech
        • Hometech
        • Indutech
        • Sportech
        • Packtech
        • Mobiltech
        • Meditech
        • Clothtech
        • Geotech
        • Protech
        • Oekotech
      • Western Europe Technical Textile Market, By Process :
        • Non-Woven
        • Composite
        • Others
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe Technical Textile Market, By Application:
        • Agrotech
        • Buildtech
        • Hometech
        • Indutech
        • Sportech
        • Packtech
        • Mobiltech
        • Meditech
        • Clothtech
        • Geotech
        • Protech
        • Oekotech
      • Eastern Europe Technical Textile Market, By Process :
        • Non-Woven
        • Composite
        • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Asia Pacific Technical Textile Market, By Application:
        • Agrotech
        • Buildtech
        • Hometech
        • Indutech
        • Sportech
        • Packtech
        • Mobiltech
        • Meditech
        • Clothtech
        • Geotech
        • Protech
        • Oekotech
      • Asia Pacific Technical Textile Market, By Process :
        • Non-Woven
        • Composite
        • Others
      • Asia Pacific Technical Textile market ,By Countries:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • Others
    • Middle East Africa
      • Middle East Africa Technical Textile Market, By Application:
        • Agrotech
        • Buildtech
        • Hometech
        • Indutech
        • Sportech
        • Packtech
        • Mobiltech
        • Meditech
        • Clothtech
        • Geotech
        • Protech
        • Oekotech
      • Middle East Africa Technical Textile Market, By Process :
        • Non-Woven
        • Composite
        • Others
  • Company Profiles
    • Law and Bonar PLC
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Ahlstrom Group
    • I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
    • Polymer Group Inc
    • Milliken & Company Inc.
    • Arville Textiles Ltd
    • Dickson-Constant, Baltex
    • Freudenberg & Co. KG

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

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Robust growth in the automotive sector across emerging markets and the rise in the number of various manufacturing industries around the globe are factors boosting adoption of technical textiles.
Use of non-bio-degradable and toxic substances as raw materials in the production of technical textiles are factors hindering growth of the market.
The market was valued at US$ 193.7 Billion in 2020.
The Indutech sub-segment from the Application segment held dominant position in the market in 2020.
Increasing disposable income and changing lifestyle of the consumers such as growing participation in sports activities due to growing health awareness is a major trend in the market.
Major players operating in the market include, Low & Bonar PLC, Ahlstrom Group, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), 3M Company, Polymer Group Inc., Milliken & Company Inc., Arville Textiles Ltd., Dickson-Constant, Baltex, and Freudenberg & Co. KG.
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