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Technical Textiles Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Material (Natural Fibers, Synthetic Polymers, Minerals, Others), Type (Woven, Knitted, Non-woven, Others) and Application (Mobiltech, Indutech, Protech, Buildtech, Packtech, Meditech, Sportech, Geotech, Clothtech, Others), Regional Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 - 2028

  • Report ID: GMI5283
  • Published Date: Jun 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Technical Textiles Market size was valued at USD 169,474.2 million in 2021 and is estimated to exhibit 4.8% CAGR from 2022 to 2028, driven by the rising adoption of high-performance airbag & seat belt technology in automobiles. Over the forecast period, it is estimated that the industry share by volume will expand at 4% CAGR to reach 68,775.6 thousand tons by 2028.

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Technical textiles are referred to as textile solutions, which primarily focus on the technical performance instead of the product’s aesthetic purpose. They are manufactured using natural & man-made fibers such as Spandex, Kevlar, Nomex and Twaron. These fibers display improved functional features such as improved thermal resistance, excellent insulation and higher tenacity. Technical textiles are used in various end-use industries such as automobile, homecare, construction, and healthcare, among others.

The demand for technical textiles has increased globally in recent years owing to improving economic conditions. Technological advancements, increase in end-use applications, durability, eco-friendliness, user-friendliness, and cost-effectiveness of technical textiles have led to their increased demand globally.

Furthermore, rapid urbanization, increasing awareness among the user population, rise in disposable incomes, new technological advancements in the medical, automobile & construction industries aided by easy production, low-cost labor, and conducive government policy support will positively impact the global technical textiles market.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has substantially influenced the technical textiles market performance. Technical textiles are significantly used to produce various medical equipment such as PPE kits, face masks, and gloves. To contain COVID-19 spread globally, the market witnessed an increase in the overall production of medical Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), primarily driven by the demand for face shields, gloves & masks. The demand for PPE, especially face masks, will remain high over the forecast period to restrain the spread of COVID-19.

Rising use of synthetic polymers in the clothing industry will spur the market growth

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The synthetic polymer segment is expected to generate over USD 120 billion by 2028. Synthetic polymers are expected to grow at a substantial rate since many consumers use synthetic fibers as a replacement for natural fibers owing to environmental concerns.

Synthetic polymer plays a significant role in the textiles market as it has a lower weight yet is comparatively stiff & strong and offers better heat & electric conductivity compared to other textile materials. Owing to the above-mentioned factors, it is widely utilized in aerospace and automotive component manufacturing. Synthetic polymers are used in a wide range of applications including heavy-lifting lines, high-performance sporting goods, heat-resistant garments, and bulletproof vests.

The rising demand for public transport will drive the overall market

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The mobiltech segment will generate a demand for over 15 million tons by 2028 owing to the rising demand for the transport industry as it is used in cars, ships & railways to the aerospace industry. Technical textile products are used in various automotive applications such as seats, headliners, noise control, and carpets, among others. The application of textile composite materials in mobiltech is to improve comfort & interiors and is also used as a reinforcement.

Technical textiles are used to construct buildings, dams, bridges, tunnels & roads and collectively comprise the buildtech sector. They offer mechanical properties such as lightness, strength & resilience, and resistance to creep & degradation by chemicals & pollutants in the air or rain & other construction materials, and resistance to the effects of sunlight & acid. Technical textiles play a significant role in modernizing infrastructures. Technical textile products are used for various purposes in the construction industry such as scaffolding nets, tarpaulin, architectural membranes, and roofing materials, among others.

High elasticity & thermal insulation properties of non-woven materials will propel the overall industry

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The non-woven segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4.5% through 2028 owing to the increasing use of non-woven fibers in covers, carry bags, thermal insulation, ballistic protection, and fireproof layers. These fabrics are usually manufactured using polypropylene, which provides properties such as strength, elasticity, and thermal insulation. Technological advancements and the incorporation of polypropylene are fueling non-woven fabric demand in industries such as automotive, construction, chemicals, and garments. The growing demand for polypropylene in non-woven materials is anticipated to propel the overall technical textiles market growth.

Asia Pacific to hold a substantial share due to the presence of a large clothing & construction industry

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Asia Pacific technical textiles market value will generate over USD 90 billion by 2028 due to the rising demand for technical textile solutions from the clothing, transport, and construction industries in developing countries such as India, China, Vietnam, etc. These countries are anticipated to exhibit a rising demand for new public transport and commercial buildings such as healthcare facilities.

In automotive vehicles, technical textiles are used in various components, such as carpets, air filters, oil filters, battery separators, hood liners, tire cord fabrics, and hoses & belt reinforcement. With increasing vehicle production & sales across Asia Pacific, the product will witness demand. According to OICA, countries including India, China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Indonesia, accounted for over 40% of the global vehicle production in 2020.

The technical textiles industry to be highly competitive

The technical textiles market is fragmented with many manufacturers operating across the world. Manufacturers in the market compete through product innovation. Furthermore, continuous spending on research & development activities to gain a competitive advantage over other manufacturers will sustain industry rivalry in the market over the forecast spell. The competition is growing owing to enhancing distribution channels along with new players entering the market.

In recent years, many manufacturers have developed economical and sustainable technical textile products, which are biodegradable and reduce the overall plastic waste. For instance, in June 2021, Asahi Kasei introduced Bemliese, its proprietary ultra-sustainable continuous-filament cellulosic non-woven fabric. Bemliese is a non-woven fabric sheet made from cotton linters, which are tiny hair-like fibers on cotton seeds

Some of the key technical textiles industry participants are Asahi Kasei, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Heathcoat Fabrics Ltd., Dupont, Toyobo Co., Milliken & Company, Huntsman International LLC, Kimberly-Clark’s, and Nobletex Industries Ltd.

Technical textiles Market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2022 to 2028 for the following segments

By Material

  • Natural Fibers
  • Synthetic Polymers
  • Minerals
  • Others

By Type

  • Woven
  • Knitted
  • Non-Woven
  • Others

By Application

  • Mobiltech
  • Indutech
  • Protech
  • Buildtech
  • Packtech
  • Meditech
  • Sportech
  • Geotech
  • Clothtech
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global technical textiles market share is slated to surpass USD 230 billion by 2028 and is predicted to register 4.8% CAGR between 2022-2028.
Global technical textiles market revenue from synthetic polymers will cross USD 120 billion by 2028 because this material acts as an effective replacement for natural fibers due to environmental concerns.
Technical textiles industry volume share from the mobiltech segment will reach more than 15 million tons by 2028, as the material has widespread applications in ships & railways, cars, and the aerospace sector.
Asia Pacific held around 35% share of global technical textiles industry in 2021 as there is a robust demand for these materials in the regional transport, clothing, and construction sectors.
Freudenberg Performance Materials, Asahi Kasei, Toyobo Co., Dupont, Heathcoat Fabrics Ltd., Milliken & Company, and Kimberly-Clark’s, among many others, are the prominent market players worldwide.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 367
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 300
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