Automotive and Transportation Antimicrobial Textile Market

Antimicrobial textiles are extensively used in various applications such as medical textiles, commercial textiles, apparels, home textiles, industrial textiles and others. Two prominent raw materials combine to form antimicrobial textiles called, fabric and antimicrobial active agents. The growth of antimicrobial textiles is driven by the measure of preventing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) so as to prevent widespread outbreak of diseases. Also, rising awareness for health and hygiene has led to growing demand for materials with hygienic attributes. 

Synthetic organic compounds are expected to be the fastest growing segment as they are less expensive than metal & metallic salts and bio-based active agents. Synthetic organic compounds include quaternary ammonium compounds, triclosan, polyhexamethylene biguanides (PHMB). Quaternary ammonium compounds are expected to grow at the highest CAGR. Some compounds such as triclosan and PHMB are banned in some regions of the world, which might have an adverse impact on the growth of overall synthetic organic compounds. Synthetic organic compounds are highly efficient against a broad spectrum of microbes which is thereby expected to drive the demand for antimicrobial textile market.

Medical is projected to grow to be the largest segment during the forecast period. Medical textiles include attire, sheets & blankets, surgical supplies & wipes, and other such applications. Antimicrobial textiles are used to mitigate risk of danger as these textiles come directly in contact with skin increasing the chances of infections. Additionally, these textiles are exposed to a variety of atmospheres which lead to increased exposure to harmful microbes, and become a carrier for infections; hence their usage becomes necessary in hospitals.

North America is estimated to hold the largest share in the foam glass market, is expected to lead the market during the forecast period. Consumer awareness regarding spreads of the disease demands for better quality materials with regard to the maintenance of health and hygiene will drive the antimicrobial textile market in the region.

Key market players include Givaudan SA (Switzerland), Firmenich SA (Switzerland), International Flavors & Fragrances (US), Symrise AG (Germany), Takasago International Corporation (Japan), Mane SA (France), Robertet SA (France), Sensient Technologies Corporation (US), T. Hasegawa Co., Ltd. (Japan), Bell Flavors & Fragrances (US).

Key Questions Addressed by the Report

·       What are the global demand trends for the antimicrobial textiles market? Will the market witnessed an increase or decline in demand in the coming years?

·       What is the estimated demand for antimicrobial textiles? Which active agent is used the most and in which application?

·       What were the revenue pockets for the antimicrobial textiles market in 2018?

·       What are the upcoming technologies/product areas that will have a significant impact on the market in the future?

Who are the major antimicrobial textiles manufacturers, globally? 

1.     Introduction

1.1.  Market Definition

1.2.  Study Scope

1.3.  Study Period

1.4.  Market Stakeholders

2.     Research Methodology

2.1.  Secondary Research

2.2.  Primary Research

2.3.  Research Design

2.4.  Data Validation

2.5.  Limitations and Assumptions

3.     Market Dynamics

3.1.  Drivers

3.1.1. Increasing Demand From the Healthcare Industry

3.1.2.Growing Consumer Awareness About Hygiene in Emerging Markets

3.2.  Challenges

3.2.1.Compliance to Stringent Regulations for the Protection of the Environment

3.2.2.Environment and Health Concerns

3.2.3.Fluctuations in the Raw Material Prices

3.2.4.Low Efficiency of Active Agents

3.3.  Opportunities

3.3.1.Continuous Research and Technological Advancement

4.     Executive Summary

5.     Antimicrobial Textile Market, By Active Agents Type

5.1.  Synthetic organic compounds

5.2.  Metal & metallic salts

5.3.  Bio Based

6.     Antimicrobial Textile Market, By Application

6.1.  Medical textile

6.2.  Apparels

6.3.  Commercial textile

6.4.  Home textile

6.5.  Industrial textile

6.6.  Others (socks & shoe inserts, construction textile, packaging, agriculture, transportation)

7.     Antimicrobial Textile Market, By Techniques  

7.1.  Exhaust

7.2.  Pad- Dry- Cure

7.3.  Spraying

7.4.  Foam Finishing Method

8.     Antimicrobial Textile Market, By Fabric Type

8.1.  Cotton

8.2.  Polyester

8.3.  Polyamide

8.4.  Others (polyethylene, polypropylene, acrylic, cellulose acetate)

9.     Antimicrobial Textile Market, By Region

9.1.  North America




9.2.  APAC



9.2.3.South Korea



9.2.6.Rest of APAC

9.3.  Europe

9.3.1. Germany







9.3.8.Rest of Europe

9.4.  Middle East & Africa


9.4.2.South Africa

9.4.3.Saudi Arabia

9.4.4.Rest of ME & Africa

9.5.  South America



9.5.3.Rest of South America

10. Company Profiles

10.1.                 Leading Companies in Antimicrobial Textile Market

10.1.1.  Milliken & Company

10.1.2.  Unitika Ltd.

10.1.3.  Trevira GmbH

10.1.4.  Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd.

10.1.5.  Purthread Technologies Inc.

10.1.6.  Vestagen Protective Technologies Inc.

10.1.7.  Lifethreads LLC

10.1.8.  Herculite Inc.

10.1.9.  Smith & Nephew PLC

10.1.10.                   Sinterama

10.1.11.                   Swicofil AG

10.1.12.                   Smartfiber AG

10.1.13.                   Toyobo Co. Ltd.

10.1.14.                   Medtronic

10.1.15.                   Surgicotfab Textiles Private Limited

*Company introduction, financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis

11. Conclusion and Recommendations

12. Appendix

12.1.                 About

12.2.                 Related Reports

12.3.                 Glossary


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