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Nanotechnologies for the Textile Market

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Abstract

The market for smart textiles is set to explode according to Cientifica's latest research. “Nanotechnologies for the Textile Market” provides the most in depth look to date at the impact of nanotechnology on the global textile industry.

While the traditional markets of apparel and home textiles continue to be impacted by nanotechnologies, especially in adding value through finishing and coating, the major opportunities for both textile manufacturers and nanomaterial suppliers lie elsewhere.

“Nanotechnologies for the Textile Market” takes an in depth look at the major textile markets - apparel, home, military, medical, sports, technical and smart textiles - detailing the key applications of nanotechnologies and the major players. The 255 page report contains full market analyses and predictions for each sector to 2022, outlines the key opportunities and is illustrated with 98 figures and 30 tables.

Cientifica predicts that the highest growth over the next decade will be seen in the areas of smart and technical textiles. In both of these areas a significant part of the added value is due to the innovative use of nanotechnologies, whether in fiber production or as a coating or additive.

With over a billion Bluetooth enabled devices on the market, ranging from smartphones to set top boxes, and new technologies such as energy scavenging or piezoelectric energy generation being made possible by the use of nanotechnologies , there are opportunities for the textile industry in new markets ranging from consumer electronics to medical diagnostics.

“It's a perfect storm” added Tim Harper, “the availability of new materials such as graphene, the huge leaps being made in organic electronics, and the move towards the Internet of Things is blurring the divide between textiles and electronic devices. When two trillion dollar markets collide there will be lots of disruption and plenty of opportunities.”

About Cientifica

Cientifica was founded as CMP Cientificain Madrid in 1997 in order to meet the advanced analytical needs of the European Space Agency.

Cientifica is distinct from all other companies providing consulting and information services. It combines knowledge and expertise in both the science and business of emerging technologies, with nearly 20 years' experience in the field of science and research, and nearly 10 years' providing information on the business and science of emerging technologies. Cientifica employees are all highly experienced technical project managers and familiar not only with the commercialization of technology but also with the technology transfer of science from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

  • Objectives of the Report
  • World Textiles and Clothing
    • Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the EU Textile Industry
    • Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the US Textile Industry
    • Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the Chinese Textile Industry
    • Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the Indian Textile Industry
    • Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the Japanese Textile Industry
    • Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the Korean Textile Industry
    • Textiles in the Rest of the World
  • Macro and Micro Value Chain of Textiles Industry
    • Common Textiles Industry Classifications
    • End Markets and Value Chain Actors
  • Why Textiles Go Nano
  • Nanotechnology in Textiles
  • Nanotechnology in Some Textile-related Categories
    • Technical & Smart Textiles
    • Multifunctional Textiles
    • High Performance Textiles
    • Smart/Intelligent Textiles
  • Nanotechnology Hype

CURRENT APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN TEXTILE PRODUCTION

  • Nanotechnology in Fibers and Yarns
  • Nanotechnology in Fabrics
  • Nanotechnology in Textile Finishing, Dyeing and Coating
  • Nanotechnology In Textile Printing
  • Green Technology -- Nanotechnology In Textile Production Energy Saving
  • Electronic Textiles
    • Concept
    • Markets and Impacts
    • Current E-Textile Solutions and Problems
    • Nanotechnology in Electronic Textiles
    • Future and Challenges of Electronic Textiles

NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN CLOTHING/APPAREL TEXTILES

  • Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Clothing/Apparel Textiles
  • Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Clothing/Apparel Textiles
    • Hassle-free Clothing: Stain/Oil/Water Repellence, Anti-Static, Anti-Wrinkle
    • Nano-Antibacterial Clothing Textiles
    • Nanosilver Safety Concerns
    • UV/Sun/Radiation Protective
    • Comfort Issues: Perspiration Control, Moisture Management
    • Creative Appearance and Scent for High Street Fashions
    • Nanobarcodes for Clothing Combats Counterfeiting
    • High Strength, Abrasion-Resistant Fabric Using Carbon Nanotube
    • Nanotechnology For Home Laundry
  • Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Clothing/Apparel Textiles
    • Products and Markets
    • Costs and Benefits
  • Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Clothing/Apparel Textiles
    • Drivers and Barriers
    • Market Forecast
  • The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Clothing/Apparel Textiles

NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN HOME TEXTILES

  • Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Home Textiles
  • Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Home Textiles
  • Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Home Textiles
    • Products and Markets
    • Costs and Benefits
  • Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Home Textiles
    • Drivers and Barriers
    • Market Forecast
  • The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Home Textiles

NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN MILITARY/DEFENCE TEXTILES

  • Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Military/Defence Textiles
  • Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Military/Defence Textiles
  • Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Military/Defence Textiles
    • Products and Markets
    • Costs and Benefits
  • Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Military/Defence Textiles
    • Drivers and Barriers
    • Market Forecast
  • The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Military/Defence Textiles

NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN MEDICAL TEXTILES

  • Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Medical Textiles
  • Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Medical Textiles
  • Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Medical Textiles
    • Products and Markets
    • Costs and Benefits
  • Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Medical Textiles
    • Drivers and Barriers
    • Market Forecast
    • Roadmap
  • The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Medical Textiles

NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN SPORTS/OUTDOOR TEXTILES

  • Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Sports/Outdoor Textiles
  • Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Sports/Outdoor Textiles
  • Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Sports/Outdoor Textiles
    • Products and Markets
    • Costs and Benefits
  • Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Sports/Outdoor Textiles
    • Drivers and Barriers
    • Market Forecast
  • The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Sports/Outdoor Textiles

NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN TECHNICAL AND SMART TEXTILES

  • Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Technical and smart textiles
  • Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Technical and Smart textiles
  • Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Technical and smart textiles
    • Products and Markets
    • Costs and Benefits
  • Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Technical and smart textiles
    • Drivers and Barriers
    • Market Forecast
    • Roadmap
  • The Major Players of Nanotechnology in Technical and Smart textiles

APPENDIX I: COMPANIES/RESEARCH INSTITUTES APPLYING NANOTECHNOLOGIES TO THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY

  • Companies Working on Nanofiber Applications
  • Companies Working on Nanofabric Applications
  • Companies Working on Nano Finishing, Coating, Dyeing and Printing Applications
  • Companies Working on Green Nanotechnology In Textile Production Energy Saving Applications
  • Companies Working on E-textile Applications
  • Companies Working on Nano Applications in Clothing/Apparel Textile
    • Hassle-free Clothing: Stain/OillvVater Repellence, Anti-Static, Anti-Wrinkle
    • Nano-Antibacterial Clothing Textiles
    • UV/Sun/Radiation Protective
    • Comfort Issues: Perspiration Control, Moisture Management
    • Creative Appearance and Scent for High Street Fashions
    • Nanobarcodes for Clothing Combats Counterfeiting
    • High Strength, Abrasion-Resistant Fabric Using Carbon Nanotube
  • Companies Working on Nano Applications in Home Textile
  • Companies Working on Nano Applications in Sports/Outdoor Textile
  • Companies Working on Nano Applications in Military/Defence Textile
  • Companies Working on Nano Applications in Non-conventional Textile

APPENDIX II: SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES

APPENDIX III: COMPANIES MENTIONED IN THIS REPORT

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Current World Textile Market by Sector (2012-22)
  • Figure 2: The Global Textile Market By Sector (US$ Millions)
  • Figure 3: Market for Textile Products Using Nanotechnologies (2012-22)
  • Figure 4: Markets for Nano-enabled Textiles
  • Figure 5: % of Markets Impacted by Nanotechnologies
  • Figure 6: Nano-contribution to World Textiles by Sector (2012-22)
  • Figure 7: Total Value of Nanomaterials in Textiles (2012-2022)
  • Figure 8: Value of Nanomaterials in Textiles by Sector (2012-2022)
  • Figure 9: Nanotechnology Enabled Average Market Growth in Textiles by Sector (2012-2022)
  • Figure 10: Changes in Global Textile Markets 2012-2022
  • Figure 11: Relevant Product Development Stages for the Different Company Types
  • Figure 12: Global Textile Market by Sector (2012-22)
  • Figure 13: Top 10 Countries By Nanotechnology & Textile Publishing Activity 2009-12
  • Figure 14: Main Players in World Exports of Textiles (left) and Clothing (right)
  • Figure 16: Uses of artificial leather ChamudeR: (a) suede, (b) bags, and (c) jackets
  • Figure 17: Nanotechnology at AIST: (a) tailor-made molecular tubes, (b) drug delivery systems, and (c) single electron transistors
  • Figure 18: Macro-Value Chain of Textiles Industry
  • Figure 20: The Technical Textiles Wheel
  • Figure 21: Textile Technology and Function Convergence
  • Figure 23: Klimeo - Microcapsules containing a natural temperature-regulating ingredient are applied in and on the fabric
  • Figure 24: Oil resistance of InanovaR
  • Figure 25: The World's Shortest Piece of Nylon
  • Figure 26: Plasma Treatment of Cotton Fibers
  • Figure 27: NanoSino's 4 E Principles for Coating Trends
  • Figure 28: SEM images of cotton fibers, control (a), treated with bulk ZnO (b) and treated with nano-ZnO (c).
  • Figure 29: Antibacterial activity of cotton fabrics: untreated (a), bulk ZnO treated (b) and nano-ZnO treated (c). The dotted growth on the left-hand side corresponds to aureus and the mucous growth corresponds to K. pneumoniae. Arrows represent zone of inhibition of S. aureus by nano-ZnO coated cotton fabrics.
  • Figure 30: The ‘lotus effect’ effectively repels dirt and moisture
  • Figure 31: BASF's lotus-effect aerosol spray combines nanoparticles with hydrophobic polymers such as polypropylene, polyethylene and waxes
  • Figure 32: Fabric Without and With the Sun-block Layer, Courtesy of Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Figure 33: SEM photograph of Functional Material Coating on Polyester Fiber Surface Courtesy of Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Figure 34: J-Teck nanodot inks set up on a Mimaki JV33/ JV5 Crab Feeder
  • Figure 35: The development of e-textiles
  • Figure 37: IMEC's wireless, flexible and stretchable ECG patch for comfortable cardiac monitoring
  • Figure 38: Conducting meanders in the non-stretched state allow up to 40% stretch
  • Figure 39: Stretchable thermometer demonstrating possibility of embedded components
  • Figure 40: Chain Mail Fabric for Smart Textiles
  • Figure 41: Electroplated Fabric
  • Figure 42: This organic electrochemical transistor was made with cotton fibers. The gate, drain and source in the device are made from cotton threads with conductive semiconductive behavior induced by using nanoparticle-based coatings.
  • Figure 43: Woven fabrics containing carbon nanotubes for strength and conductivity
  • Figure 44: Organic field effect transistor (OFET) fully compatible with textile processing techniques
  • Figure 45: A Huichol girl from Mexico examines an early prototype of the solar-powered portable light. (Image: Kennedy & Violich Architecture)
  • Figure 46: These Aboriginal women are trying foldable versions of the prototype light source, which includes an aluminised textile to help spread the light.
  • Figure 47: Aboriginal man is wearing a Mexican-made bag that has the photovoltaic panels sewn into it. He is holding the light device in his hand (Image: Sheila Kennedy)
  • Figure 48: Sportswear with integrated sensors from Textronix
  • Figure 49: Functional fashion Levi's using Schoeller's nanosphere technology
  • Figure 50: The Market for Anti-Bacterial Textiles
  • Figure 51: How antibacterial ‘SmartSilver works ’
  • Figure 52: Typical delivery formats of nano silver (from NanoHorizons Inc.)
  • Figure 53: A fiber coated with silver nanoparticles
  • Figure 54: BASF Ultramid BS416NR with TiO2 nanoparticles for UV protection
  • Figure 55: Teijin's Morphotex allows colors without the use of dyes
  • Figure 56: Donna Sgro's Morphotex dress
  • Figure 57: Design student Olivia Ong '07 hugs two garments, treated with metallic nanoparticles through a collaboration with fiber scientists Juan Hinestroza Hong Dong, that she designed as part of her fashion line, "Glitterati
  • Figure 58: Clothing designed by Olivia The dress and jacket contain nanoparticles antibacterial and air-purifying qualities
  • Figure 59: A scanning electron microscope image showing a cotton fiber with palladium nanoparticle coating
  • Figure 60: Smart Fabrics Offer Designers New Possibilities in Fashion
  • Figure 61: Nanotechnology Enabled Clothing/Apparel Textiles Market 2012-2022
  • Figure 62: Value of Nanotech Inputs in Clothing Textiles 2012-22
  • Figure 64: Value and properties added by metal films
  • Figure 67: The Global Textile Market in 2012 (% Market Share)
  • Figure 68: The Global Textile Market in 2012 (US$ Millions)
  • Figure 69: Nanotechnology Enabled Home Textiles Market (US$ Millions)
  • Figure 70: Value of Nanomaterials in Home Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Million)
  • Figure 72: Alexium's Cleanshell treatment has the ability to protect against Chemical Warfare Agents for days, as opposed to minutes offered by other methods
  • Figure 73: Self-Assembling Nanotubes in Water
  • Figure 74: Self-Assembling Nanocarpet
  • Figure 75: A forest of carbon nanotubes
  • Figure 76: twisted nanofibers
  • Figure 77: Two-ply nanofiber yarn from CSIRO Textile & Fiber Technology
  • Figure 78: Sandia researcher George Bachand examines an enlargement of actual images of light-emitting quantum dots
  • Figure 79: The Future Force Warrior system
  • Figure 80: Nanotechnology Enabled Military/Defense Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions)
  • Figure 81: Value of Nanomaterials in Military/Defense Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions)
  • Figure 82: Integrating bio-chemical sensors into textiles for continuous monitoring person's health is the goal of the EU-funded BIOTEX
  • Figure 83: Acticoat 7 burn dressing containing nanosilver particles from Smith & Nephew
  • Figure 84: Schoeller Medical's iLoad fabric used in incontinence underwear
  • Figure 85: Nanotechnology Enabled Medical Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions)
  • Figure 86: Value of Nanomaterials in Medical Textiles 2021-2022 (US$ Millions)
  • Figure 87: Teijin's Nanofront fiber used in cycling and golf gloves
  • Figure 88: New Balance running sock using Teijin's Nanofront modified with nano- bumps to raise frictional force and increase surface area
  • Figure 90: Nanotechnology Enabled Sports/Outdoor Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions)
  • Figure 91: Value of Nanomaterials in Sports/Outdoor Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions)
  • Figure 92: Scanning electron microscopic images of the chars of ABS nanocomposites
  • Figure 93: Potential applications of carbon nanotube coated yarns
  • Figure 94: A Fuji Electric employee displays the company's flexible solar power cell ‘Fwave’, a light, thin and flexible modules that can be mounted on curved surfaces
  • Figure 95: Conducting cotton creates a simple circuit at Cornell University
  • Figure 96: Energy harvesting textiles at the University of Southampton
  • Figure 97: Nanotechnology Enabled Technical and smart textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Million)
  • Figure 98: Value of Nanomaterials in Technical and smart textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions)

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Nanotechnology-Enabled Market Growth in Textile by Sector (2012-22)
  • Table 2: Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Textile Sectors
  • Table 3: Global Textile Market by Sector (2012-22)
  • Table 4: Top 20 Countries Publishing on Nanotechnology and Textiles in Scientific Journals (2009-12)
  • Table 5: Key Areas of Japanese Textile Research
  • Table 6: Exports, Imports, Production and Domestic Demand in Korea
  • Table 7: Comparisons between Japan, Korea and UK
  • Table 8: Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanomaterials (Nanofinish) Clothing/Apparel Textiles
  • Table 9: Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Clothing/Apparel Textiles
  • Table 10: The Roadmap for Future Applications of Nanotechnology in Clothing/Apparel Textiles
  • Table 11: Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanomaterials (Nanofinish) for Home Textiles
  • Table 12: Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Home Textiles
  • Table 13: The Roadmap for Future Applications of Nanotechnology in Home Textiles
  • Table 14: Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanomaterials (Nanofinish) for Military/Defence Textiles
  • Table 15: world's top 15 military spenders (from SIPRI 2011)
  • Table 16: Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Military/Defense Textiles
  • Table 17: The Roadmap for Future Applications of Nanotechnology in Military/Defence Textiles
  • Table 18: Non-implantable Materials for Medical Textiles
  • Table 19: implantable Materials for Medical Textiles
  • Table 20: Extracorporeal Devices for Medical Textiles
  • Table 21: Healthcare/Hygiene Products for Medical Textiles
  • Table 22: Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanotechnology for Medical Textiles
  • Table 23: Medical Products & Equipment rank 4th in terms of industry profitability (CNN Money)
  • Table 24: Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Medical Textiles
  • Table 25: Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanomaterials (Nanofinish) for Sports/Outdoor Textiles
  • Table 26: Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Sports/Outdoor Textiles
  • Table 27: The Roadmap for Future Applications of Nanotechnology in Sports/Outdoor Textiles
  • Table 28: Estimated Consumption of Technical Textile in Various Applications
  • Table 29: Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanotechnology for Technical Textiles
  • Table 30: Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Technical and Smart Textiles
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