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Smart and Interactive Textiles Market for Industrial, Military and Defense, Medical and Healthcare, Retail and Consumer, Transportation and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020

Report Description

Smart and interactive textiles are advanced fabric products incorporated with electronic components such as sensors for various applications such as health monitoring, heat management, actuation and response, and communication. Major end-users of smart and interactive textiles include transportation, military and defense, consumer applications such as sports and fitness, and medical.
 
Inflation is not a part of pricing in this report. This report provides the market size of smart and interactive textiles for 2013, and forecast for the next six years, from 2014 to 2020. The global market size of smart and interactive textiles is given in terms of revenue. Market revenue has been estimated and forecast in USD million. Market numbers are estimated based on various key end-user markets of smart and interactive textiles. Market size and forecast for each major end-user is provided in the context of the global as well as regional markets.
 
The report on smart and interactive textiles covers the data pertaining to smart and interactive textiles including textiles, enabling components such as electronic components and fabric components. Various electronic components have been included in the report such as power supply devices and display units. Fabric components such as films, filaments and fibers have been considered in this report. 
 
In order to compile this research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with numerous key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of our research efforts coupled with an extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ annual reports, product portfolio, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analyses and better understanding of the market. Secondary research includes in-depth research on current trends, technical writing, recent trades, internet sources, trade associations, statistical data from government websites and associated authorized agency websites. This has proved to be the most successful, effective and reliable approach for obtaining concise data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing opportunities and growth.
 
This report provides detailed analysis and forecast of the smart and interactive textiles market on a global and regional level from 2014 to 2020. On the global level, the market has been segmented based on revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. For in-depth understanding of the market at the regional level, demand has been forecast in terms of revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. The report includes drivers and restraints, and their impact on the growth of the market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the study encompasses opportunities for market growth at the global and regional level.
 
We have included a thorough analysis of the value chain in order to provide detailed understanding of the market. Additionally, we have included Porter’s five forces model, which provides an insight into the intensity of competition in the market. Furthermore, the study comprises a market attractiveness analysis, wherein numerous applications are benchmarked based on market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.
 
The market has been segmented based on various applications. Each segment has been analyzed and forecast based on revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. Additionally, the segment has been analyzed and forecast based on current trends at the global and regional level during the given time period. Geographically, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). Demand has been analyzed and forecast based on current trends for the period of six years. 
 
Profiles of leading companies have been provided in the report along with detailed analysis of their market share. The study features profiles of companies such as E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Fibertronic Ltd., Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC, Interactive Wear AG, Outlast Technologies Inc., Textronics Inc, and Toray Industries Inc. The market has been segmented as below:
 
Smart and Interactive Textiles Market - Application Analysis
  • Industrial
  • Military and defense
  • Medical and healthcare
  • Retail and consumer
  • Transportation
  • Others (Space, household applications, etc.)
Smart and Interactive Textiles Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Preview Analysis

Smart and interactive textiles (also known as smart textiles, smart fabrics and wearable textiles) are fabric products that possess the ability to sense and react to a particular environment or stimuli such as light or heat. This is due to the prevalence of certain electronic devices present in these fabrics. These textiles provide additional functionalities and applicability as compared to conventional textiles and include monitoring, protection, entertainment and medical applications. Smart fabrics serve as building blocks of wearable electronics; these are enabled by the miniaturization of conductive and electronic materials. Smart and interactive textiles are a rapidly emerging field in the textiles industry. These textiles can be used in clothing and fashion segments as well as in the technical textiles industry. Smart textiles have the ability to ‘think for themselves’ due to the integration of smart materials or electronic devices. Most smart fabrics are employed in advanced type of clothing, which is primarily used in safety, protection, fashion and convenience applications. Smart textiles offer immense opportunities and potential in the textiles industry.
 
The growth of the transportation industry is expected to contribute significantly towards the growing demand for smart and interactive textiles over the forecast period. In addition, the rising consumption of smart textiles in various medical and healthcare applications is also anticipated to boost the growth of the market. However, high prices of the end products of smart and interactive textiles, unlike conventional textiles are expected to slow down the growth of the market. Increasing number of research and development activities for technological and product advancement is anticipated to provide new opportunities for the growth of the market. 
 
Demand for smart and interactive textiles was the largest from the transportation industry, accounting for over 38% of the market share in 2013, primarily due to the presence of large automotive industries in matured regions such as North America and Europe. The demand for smart textiles was also high from military applications, where active intelligent textile systems combined with electronics are used to enhance the performance of combat soldiers as well as save lives. However, the industrial application segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period due to a rise in the number of industrial activities such as supply chain management and logistics in emerging regions such as Asia Pacific.
 
Demand for smart and interactive textiles was the largest from developed regions such as Europe and North America due to the presence of several large industries such as transportation, military, and healthcare. Smart textiles are used in a wide range of applications such as medical and healthcare and consumer applications such as basic clothes, sports and fitness fabrics in Europe. North America was the second-largest consumer of smart textiles led by significant consumption of smart textiles in military, consumer and transportation applications. However, Asia Pacific is likely to witness the fastest growth rate, rising at a CAGR of 20.2%, from 2014 to 2020 in the smart textiles market in the near future due to rising number of industrial activities in economies such as China. Increase in the number of industrial activities has led to usage of smart textiles in applications such as conveying/lifting and supply chain process. This trend is projected to continue over the next few years.
 
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Fibertronic Ltd., Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC, Interactive Wear AG, Outlast Technologies Inc., Textronics Inc, and Toray Industries Inc. are some of major players involved in the smart and interactive textiles industry. The market for smart and interactive textiles is highly fragmented with the combined market share more than ten key companies accounting for less than 30% of the market.

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