According to a new market research report “Antimicrobial Textile Market by Active Agents (Synthetic Organic Compounds, Metal & Metallic Salts, Bio-based), Application (Medical Textiles, Apparels, Home Textiles), Fabric (Cotton, Polyester, and Polyamide), and Region – Global Forecast to 2026″, size is projected to grow from USD 10.7 billion in 2021 to USD 14.7 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2021 to 2026. Growth of the market is primarily triggered by the need for hygiene products to combat the increasing number of infections due to microorganisms in various applications such as sportswear, protective wear, curtains & drapes, carpets, surgical supplies & wipes, bedding, intimates, and footwear
This report also provides a comprehensive analysis of the companies listed below:
- Milliken & Company (US)
- PurThread Technologies (US)
- Trevira GmbH (Germany)
- Thai Acrylic Fiber Co. Ltd. (Thailand)
- Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc. (US)
- UNITIKA LTD.
- LIFE THREADS LLC
- HERCULITE INC.
- SMITH & NEPHEW
The market study covers the antimicrobial textiles market across various segments. It aims at estimating the market size and the growth potential of this market across different segments based on active agent, fibers, application, and region. The study also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of key players in the market, along with their company profiles, key observations related to their products and business offerings, recent developments undertaken by them, and key growth strategies adopted by them to enhance their position in the antimicrobial textiles market.
Milliken & Company manufactures and sells chemicals, floor coverings, fabrics, textiles, and composites. The company offers specialty chemical additives and colorants, polymer additives, polypropylene products, and clarifying agents. It is the supplier as well as the consumer of the antimicrobial agent. The company also provides antimicrobial additives for diverse applications such as textile, apparel & footwear, sports & witness, and medical. It also manufactures fabrics for various applications such as military, carpet, medical, workwear, garments, and performance athletic apparel. The company has over 5,500 patents accumulated since 1927. The company has more than 40 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, China, and Australia. The company has offices, support centres, and showrooms in 13 countries. The company operates globally with a presence throughout the North America, South America, APAC, and Europe.
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Trevira GmbH manufactures polyester fibers and filament yarns for home and household textiles, apparel, automotive interiors, hygiene textiles, and technical applications. The company was formerly known as Trevira GmbH & Co KG and later in 2000; it changed its name to Trevira GmbH. Trevira produces textile polyester products, in particular, staple fibers, plain, filament, and textured yarns for home and household textiles, automotive interiors and functional clothing, as well as technical textiles and hygiene products. The company offers antimicrobial fibers and antimicrobial filament yarns for different applications such as apparel, home and contract textiles, and others.
“In terms of value & volume, the synthetic organic compounds segment is estimated to lead the antimicrobial textiles market in 2020.”
The synthetic organic compounds segment accounted for the largest market share in the antimicrobial textiles market. Synthetic organic active agents are compounds more stable due to the presence of carbon atoms in their molecular structure. Synthetic organic compounds treated textiles are projected to dominate the market as a result of its different modes of antimicrobial actions against a variety of microorganisms and easy availability of these agents.
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“In terms of value & volume, medical textiles is estimated to be the fastest-growing segment in the antimicrobial textiles market.”
Medical textiles are projected to witness the highest growth in the antimicrobial textiles market. The rising number of infectious disease through HAIs and cross-infection highlight the need for antimicrobial textiles. Moreover, the rising demand for disposable medical textiles and growing awareness toward hygienic products increases the demand for antimicrobial textiles in the medical industry.
“The APAC region is projected to be the fastest-growing region in the antimicrobial textiles market during the forecast period.”
The APAC region is projected to be the fastest-growing region in the antimicrobial textiles market in terms of both value and volume from 2021 to 2026. This region is witnessing the highest growth rate due to the rapid economic expansion. According to the IMF, China and India are among the fastest-growing economies globally. India is expected to overtake China with the highest growth rate, thus driving the global economy. The rising disposable income of people, shifting of manufacturing facilities from developed regions, such as North America and Europe, and rapidly growing industrial sectors are expected to drive the market in APAC.