Antimicrobial Textiles Market size is anticipated to go beyond USD 29 billion by 2032, as per a recent research report announced by Global Market Insights Inc.
A steady rise in consumer interest in sportswear and apparel made from antimicrobial textiles will have a positive impact on the industry. In recent years, several studies and R&D have been conducted to determine the effect of using antimicrobial fabrics on reducing the odor-causing microbes that remain on clothes. A series of safety tests such as acute toxicity, chronic toxicity, and skin absorption is performed to ensure the safety of antimicrobial agents used in textile manufacturing. Antimicrobial textiles manufacturers are designing innovative solutions for functional clothing and fabric applications including mattresses, bed coverings, socks, jackets, and baby diapers.
Extensive R&D initiatives to help design polyester fabrics with antibacterial properties
Antimicrobial textiles market share from polyester fabrics is anticipated to reach over USD 12.5 billion by the end of 2032. Polyester is extensively used in the production of antimicrobial home and medical textiles. Owing to its wrinkle-resistance and stain-resistance properties, polyester is used to make pants, suits, bed sheets, and shirts. Fabrics and textiles made using polyester ensure greater durability and shape retention capabilities.
Growing use of bio-based agents in antimicrobial home textiles
Home textiles applications accounted for more than USD 3 billion in revenue share in 2022. Antimicrobial agents are used to manufacturing a wide range of home textiles including carpets, pillows, curtains, towels, upholstery, bedding, and other fabrics used in home furnishings. Rising disposable income is propelling consumer demand for high-quality home textiles. Advancements in biobased agents such as para-vanillin, ortho-vanillin, chitosan, herbal extracts, and natural dyes will boost segment growth Furthermore, increasing investments in the development of sustainable and affordable products will positively influence the industry outlook.
Browse key industry insights spread across 190 pages with 237 market data tables and 33 figures & charts from the report “Antimicrobial Textiles Market Size By Fabric (Polyester, Polyamide, Cotton), By Application (Healthcare, Apparels [Sportswear/ Active Wear], Home Textile), By Active Agents (Metal & Metallic Salts [Silver & Silver Salts], Synthetic Organic Compounds, Biobased Agents), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032”, in detail along with the table of contents:
Germ-killing capabilities to accelerate the use of SOCs in antimicrobial textiles
Antimicrobial textiles market share from synthetic organic compounds is projected to exhibit over 6.5% CAGR between 2023-2032. Synthetic organic compounds (SOCs) are relatively cheaper as compared to bio-based active agents and metal & metallic salts. Zinc pyrithione, triclosan, quaternary ammonium compounds, Polyhexamethylene Biguanides (PHMB), and N-halamine are some of the commonly used SOCs in textile production. The increasing popularity of these products can be attributed to exceptional efficiency in fighting a broad spectrum of fungi, microbes, and bacteria.
Stringent healthcare guidelines to fuel North America antimicrobial textiles industry
North America antimicrobial textiles market was worth more than USD 4.5 billion in 2022. Rising healthcare expenditures in countries such as the U.S. and Canada and growing investments in healthcare infrastructure will foster industry expansion across the region. In recent years, developed economies have reported a substantial rise in personal hygiene requirements including sanitary pads, toilet seat covers, and wet wipes. Antimicrobial fabrics have gained popularity in healthcare facilities across the U.S. due to stringent guidelines associated with hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
Strategic expansion efforts to boost antimicrobial textiles industry expansion
Herculite Inc., MediTEX Technology, Unitika Limited, INNOVA TEX, Sinterama S.p.A., Kolon Industries, Inc., Milliken & Company, Smartfiber AG, Miti Spa, Thai Acrylic Fibre Co., Ltd., TOYOBO Inc., PurThread Technologies Inc., HeiQ Materials AG, Suzhou Chunshen Environment Protection Fiber Co. Ltd., Trevira GmbH, Lifethread LLC., etc. are some of the leading companies in the global antimicrobial textiles industry.