Spandex Market, By Fabric Type (Two Way Spandex, Four Way Spandex), By Production Process (Wet spinning, Dry spinning, Melt Extrusion, Reaction Spinning), and By Application (Medical, Textile, Others) - Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2026

  • To Be Published : Aug 2019 |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Spandex, elastane or lycra is an elastic synthetic fiber. It contains a combination of long chain polglycol, short chain diisocynate, and minimum 85% of polyurethane. Stabilizers and colorants are added to improve quality and enhance appearance of spandex. Spandex offers superior strength, weight, and versatility as compared to rubber. They have high elasticity and can be stretched 500% of their length. It is mainly used in fabrics due to its properties such as ability to be stretched, softness, smoothness, lightweight, easy dyeing, abrasion resistant, resistant to detergent, resistant to body oils and perspiration, and compatible with other materials and fibers. It is commonly used in textile and clothing industry and healthcare industry. Spandex is used in sportswear, active wear, casual clothing, under garments, home furnishings, diapers, bandages, and compression stocking and hoses.

Increasing use of spandex in healthcare and textile industry, increasing penetration in other industries such as automobiles, aviation and energy, and the launch of ecofriendly and bio-based spandex are the major market drivers of spandex market. Development of alternatives such as natural latex is the major threat to this market. However, many market players are investing significantly in research and development to improve characteristics of spandex such as elasticity, for further growth of spandex market.

Spandex -Market Taxonomy

On the basis of fabric type, the global spandex market is segmented into

  • Two Way Spandex
  • Four Way Spandex

On the basis of production process, the global spandex market is segmented into

  • Wet spinning
  • Dry spinning
  • Melt extrusion
  • Reaction spinning

On the basis of application, the global spandex market is segmented into

  • Medical
  • Textile
  • Others

Dry spinning is commonly used for synthesis of spandex as it is a cost effective method. However, the use of wet spinning method is increasing due to its application in manufacturing spandex for medical use. Textile is the largest application segment of spandex market, owing to increasing awareness about its stretching ability and increasing demand for sportswear.

Spandex -Market Outlook

  • Asia pacific is the largest and rapid growing market, owing to industrialization, improved standard of living, low cost of production and processing, and increasing foreign investments. Moreover, the presence of a large number of local players in India, China, and Japan is fueling the market growth. According to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), trust established by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and Government of India, the apparel market in India is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 11.8% and is projected to reach US$ 180 billion by 2025 which, in turn, will drive the growth of the spandex market in India.
  • Europe is witnessed to have a fastest growing market mainly in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Netherlands. This is owing to the growing apparel and textile sector in this region. Thus, there is a significant demand for spandex in Europe.
  • There is a lucrative demand for spandex in textile and healthcare industry which has augmented the spandex market in North America.
  • In developing nations of Latin America, Africa, and Middle East, factors such as increasing population, increasing disposable income, and rising preference and adoption of spandex containing products are fueling the growth of spandex market in this region.

Key Players in the Global Spandex Market

The key market players in spandex market are adopting inorganic and organic strategies such as merger and acquisition, capacity expansion, and new product launch to sustain their position. Some companies operating in the spandex market include Asahi Kasei Corporation, DuPont, Hyosung Corporation, Indorama Industries Limited, INVISTA, Jiangsu Shaungliang Spandex Co., Ltd, TK Chemical Corp., Xiamen Lilong Spandex Co., Ltd, Yantai, Taekwang Industrial Co. Ltd., Tayho Advanced Materials Co., Ltd, and Zhejiang Huafon Spandex Co. Ltd.

Research Methodology

Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.

Smiley face

Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:

  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
  • Multinational level desk research: The research team keeps a track of multinational players, global regulatory bodies, global trade associations, and global organization.

Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:

  • Governmental bodies, National and international social welfare institutions, and organizations creating economic policies among others.
  • Trade association, National and international media and trade press.
  • Company Annual reports, SEC filings, Corporate Presentations, press release, news, and specification sheet of manufacturers, system integrators, brick and mortar - distributors and retailers, and third party online commerce players.
  • Scientific journals, and other technical magazines and whitepapers.
Smiley face

Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

Data Standardization:

Holistic approach is used to ensure that the granular and uncommon parameters are taken into consideration to ensure accurate results. The information from the paid databases are further combined to the raw data in order to standardize it.

Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
  • Macro-economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Socio-political indicators
  • Technology indicators

Data Processing

Once the findings are derived from the statistical model, large volume of data is process to confirm accurate research results. Data analytics and processing tools are adopted to process large chunk of collected informative data. In case, a client customizes the study during the process, the research finding till then are benchmarked, and the process for new research requirement is initiated again.

Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market dynamics, outlook, and growth parameters.
  • Industry experts validates the estimates which helps the company to cement the on-going research study.
  • Primary research includes online surveys, face-to face interviews, and telephonic interviews.

The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Distributors
  • End-users

Choose License Type

"How Can I Help You" ?

Finding it difficult to find the research that would cater to your business demands? Give us a chance to help you. One of our Research Consultants will connect to provide a customized solution.

[email protected]

Key Benefits

  • Custom Research Solution

    Talk to our research consultant to design an exclusive report as per your research needs.

  • Customer Fulfilment

    We aim to fulfil client's research demands with tailored research solutions.

  • Quick Turnaround Time Reports

    We aim to provide research studies in quickest turnaround time and in a much cost effective manner.

  • 360-degree Approach

    We cover each industry from supply and demand side with an aim to provide a most holistic research study.

  • Assured Quality

    We strive to provide most accurate and reliable research findings in our research reports.