According to a new report by Reports and Data, the global market for technical textiles is projected to reach USD 307.63 Billion by 2032. Technical textiles are functional fabrics used in various industries, including construction, home textiles, automobiles, and medical. These textiles possess enhanced properties compared to conventional textiles.

The demand for technical textiles is driven by the construction and automotive sectors, which require insulating products, rubber, floor coverings, protective gears, and more. Geotextiles, in particular, are experiencing a surge in demand, contributing to the growth of the technical fibers economy. While technical textiles generate toxic waste, they are recyclable. However, the high cost of finished goods and raw materials poses a challenge to the technical textile market.

These factors collectively present opportunities for market growth, although the unfavorable effects of technical textiles impose limitations. Each factor is expected to have a definite impact during the forecast period. Continuous advancements in the technical textile market have improved the efficiency of these textiles through innovative efforts.

Europe's demography is shifting towards the textile market, with applications in mobile technology, eco-technology, and other technical textile sectors. The European market is emerging due to the utilization of technical textiles in the medical industry. Germany is the leading market in Europe, accounting for 50% of the region's technical textile production.

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Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Natural fibers held a market share of 26.2% in 2018. They are crucial raw materials for the technical industry, boasting a smaller carbon footprint. They can be degraded by micro-organisms and composted, requiring less energy for production, emitting fewer greenhouse gases, and supporting organic farming.
  • The woven process accounted for the largest market share of 35.6% in 2018. Woven textiles find applications in construction, clothing, automobiles, and various other industries. In the medical sector, woven textiles are used to make surgical gowns due to their breathability, lightness, and comfort.
  • Mobiltech is projected to grow at the highest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% due to the increasing demand for cars driven by urbanization. Mobiltech is used in the manufacturing of car seats, door panels, carpets, and ceilings.
  • Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. Countries such as India, China, and Japan are rapidly adopting the use of technical textiles, driven by growth in the automobile sector. Technical textiles find applications in the production of tire cords, seat belts, and more within the automobile industry.

Key participants in the market include Asahi Kasei, Berry Global Group, Mitsui Chemicals, Kimberly Clarke, Koninklijke Ten Cate, International Textile Group, Toyobo Co., SRF Limited, Lanxess, and DuPont, among others.

For the purpose of this report, Reports and Data segmented the global technical textile market based on material type, process type, application, and region:

Material Type Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Billion; 2020-2032):

  • Natural Fiber
  • Synthetic Polymer
  • Regenerated Fiber
  • Mineral
  • Metal
  • Specialty Fiber

Product Type Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Billion; 2020-2032):

  • Woven
  • Non-Woven
  • Knitted
  • Others

Applications Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Billion; 2020-2032):

  • Mobitech
  • Indutech
  • Sporttech
  • Buildtech
  • Hometech
  • Geotech
  • Clothtech

Technical Textile Market: Drive factors

The technical textile market is driven by several factors that contribute to its growth and development. Some of the key drive factors include:

  1. Growing Demand from Various Industries: Technical textiles find extensive applications in industries such as construction, automotive, medical, home textiles, and more. The increasing demand for functional fabrics with enhanced properties in these industries drives the growth of the technical textile market.
  2. Advancements in Technology and Innovation: Continuous advancements in technology and innovative product development have led to the improvement of technical textiles. New manufacturing techniques, materials, and functional additives have enhanced the performance and versatility of technical textiles, driving their adoption across industries.
  3. Increasing Need for Performance and Safety: Technical textiles offer superior performance characteristics such as strength, durability, fire resistance, chemical resistance, and protection against environmental factors. Industries, including construction, automotive, and personal protective equipment, require high-performance textiles to ensure safety, thus driving the demand for technical textiles.
  4. Sustainability and Environmental Concerns: Technical textiles are increasingly preferred due to their sustainable attributes. They can be recyclable, eco-friendly, and have a smaller carbon footprint compared to conventional textiles. The focus on sustainability and environmental concerns promotes the adoption of technical textiles in various industries.
  5. Infrastructure Development and Urbanization: The growth of infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges, buildings, and other construction activities, drives the demand for technical textiles. Additionally, rapid urbanization leads to increased demand for automotive and transportation textiles, further boosting the market growth.

These drive factors collectively contribute to the growth and expansion of the technical textile market globally.

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