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Global Textile Chemicals Market Witnesses Increasing Efforts by Market Players to Reduce Adverse Effects of Textile Chemicals

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Textile chemicals are used extensively during fabric formation, fabrication, yarn preparation, and finishing. These chemicals are in the form of intermediates or compounds. The various types of textile chemicals include finishing chemicals, printing chemicals, textile dyeing chemicals, pretreatment chemicals, antistatic agents, and others. The rapid growth of the technical textiles market has supported the growth of the global textile chemicals market. The growing demand for apparels across the globe has also fuelled the market’s growth. 

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However, the rising awareness and concerns regarding the adverse effects of textile chemicals on the environment will impede the growth of the global textile chemicals market. The discharge of untreated effluents into the water bodies by textile dyeing units leads to water pollution. According to the World Bank, about 20% of water pollution across the globe is caused by textile processing. As a result, there is an increasing demand for eco-friendly and bio-based textile chemicals. The global textile chemicals market has a significant opportunity to grow with the development of new textiles with smart functions.

Asia Pacific Dominated Global Textile Chemicals Market in 2015

There are over 60 classes of functional chemical products that are employed in various types of textile chemical products such as desizing agents, surfactants, colorants and auxiliaries, finishing agents, bleaching agents, coating and sizing chemicals, and yarn lubricants. The coating and sizing chemicals dominated the overall market in 2015 due to the growing demand from the apparel industry.

The key regions in the global textile chemicals market are Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. In 2015, Asia Pacific emerged as the largest market for textile chemicals due to the growing demand for coating and sizing chemicals across India and China. The region accounted for 55% of the overall market and was the fastest growing market in 2015. Europe was the second largest textile chemicals market owing to the growing demand for these chemicals in technical textile applications in Germany and Turkey. In North America, the textile chemicals market is anticipated to expand a modest rate during the period between 2016 and 2024.

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Market Players Focus on Reducing Adverse Impact of Polyester Fabric Dyeing on Environment

Some of the prominent players in the global textile chemicals market are Lonsen Inc., The DyStar Group, Huntsman International LLC, OMNOVA Solutions Inc., Archroma, Covestro AG, Solvay SA, and The Lubrizol Corporation. The key players are focussing on reducing water consumption and effectively managing wastewater during polyester fabric dyeing. For example, The DyStar Group has developed its new Cadira exhaust polyester dyeing system as part of its resource effiieny program. The polyester dyeing system utilizes Sera process auxiliaries and DyStar Dianix dyes to improve efficiency through first-time dyeing and reduce wastewater contamination. On the other hand, textile chemicals manufacturers such as Archroma have developed PFC-free waterproofing agents. Archroma is also focussing on the usage of renewable raw materials for its textile chemicals. The Advanced Denim sulphur-based blue dye developed by the company requires 80% less water compared to standard indigo dyes.