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Global Antimicrobial Textiles Market to exceed $22.16 billion by 2027

  • Published Date: December 6, 2021

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc. the global Antimicrobial Textiles Market size is estimated to surpass USD 22.16 billion by 2027.

Antimicrobial textiles are fiber-based substrates that have been applied to the surface with antimicrobial agents or incorporated into the fibers, which enable a product to kill microorganisms and inhibit their growth. The use of the products began mainly for military personnel during World War II although it was later marketed for developing a more environmental-friendly product portfolio.

Growing concerns related to the dissemination of infectious diseases in the healthcare sector associated with increasing awareness of the advantages of antimicrobial tissue compared to conventional cloth in regular clothing will boost the antimicrobial textiles market growth. Furthermore, the rising demand for antimicrobial home textiles due to growing hygiene awareness will have a positive influence on the overall industry in the coming years.

Antimicrobial textiles have several health benefits as they prevent harmful microbes from growing on the material; hence, they are used in various end-user industries where hygiene is important. However, antimicrobial textiles are mixed with antimicrobial chemicals and some of these chemicals can pose health & environmental risks. Antimicrobial chemicals come in a variety of compositions with a variety of physical and chemical properties.

Growing disposable income along with rising awareness about personal hygiene is expected to drive antimicrobial apparel in the coming years. Additionally, consumers are likely to search for resistant technology when purchasing activewear, which will have a positive impact on antimicrobial apparel.

Polyamide fabric can capture the market

Based on fabric, the polyamide segment is likely to showcase a CAGR of 8.5% by 2027. Polyamide will experience moderate growth in the market due to the limited use of these fabrics. These types of fabrics are mainly used in the automotive sector due to their high durability and strength. These fabrics are mainly treated with QAC and other synthetic organic compounds. However, strict chemical standards and the toxicity of CAQs may limit their use during the projected timeframe.

In terms of application, the apparel segment is anticipated to generate a revenue of over USD 6 billion by 2027 registering a CAGR of 9.5% from 2021 to 2027 owing to the rising population coupled with the growing usage of sportswear. Rising income levels along with growing awareness about the advantages offered by these fabrics over conventional fabrics such as prevention of odor and to killing or limiting bacterial growth are propelling demand. The development of new products along with increased use by the fashion industry is further expected to drive the antimicrobial textiles market share.

Browse key industry insights spread across 190 pages with 237 market data tables & 33 figures & charts from the report, “Antimicrobial Textiles Market Size, By Fabric (Polyester, Polyamide, Cotton), By Application (Healthcare, Apparel, Home Textile), By Active Agents (Metal & Metallic Salts, Synthetic Organic Compounds, Bio-based Agents), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027”, in detail along with the table of contents:

Antimicrobial textiles will showcase significant growth in North America

North America accounted for the high market share of around 31 % by value in 2020 due to the thriving medical textile industry owing to the presence of a strong consumer base and leading companies in the region. The increased consumer awareness of health & hygiene and the growing demand for high-quality textiles have led to an increase in demand for antimicrobial fabrics.

Development in U.S. textiles and the presence of several industry players in the region support market growth within the expected time frame. Additionally, industry participants are increasing production to support the healthcare industry to meet mask & other medical tissue requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the key industry participants include Kolon Industries, Milliken & Company, Toyobo Co., Ltd., Unitika Ltd., Trevira GmbH, Toyobo Co., Ltd. and Thai Acrylic Fibre Co., Ltd., among several others. These companies have a stronghold in the market with positive brand images, thus creating a significant barrier for new entrants to the industry.

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Prashant Hake