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Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles

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Description

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles in US$ Million. The US market in this report is analyzed by the following application segments: Consumer Products, Military & Homeland Defense/Public Safety Applications, Computing, Biomedical, Vehicle Safety & Comfort, and Others (include Logistics & Supply Chain Management, and Signage, among others). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the United States, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 143 companies including many key and niche players such as E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Exmovere Holdings, Inc., Foster-Miller, Inc., Intelligent Clothing, Ltd., Interactive Wear AG, International Fashion Machines, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Marktek Inc., Milliken & Company, Noble Biomaterials, Inc., Outlast Technologies Inc, Peratech Limited, QinetiQ North America, Royal Philips Electronics N.V., Schoeller Textiles AG, Smartex s.r.l, Textronics, Inc., and Toray Industries, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
    • Disclaimers
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
    • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET DYNAMICS

  • A Primer
  • Market Scenario
  • Impact of the 2007-2009 Recession On the World Textile Industry
  • Impact On the Smart Fabrics & Interactive Textiles Market In Retrospect
  • Impact of the European Debt Crisis: A Review
  • Outlook
  • Trends and Issues
  • Smart Fabrics Poised for Days of Plenty
  • Emerging End-Use Applications Drive Market Demand
    • Table 1: World Consumption of Technical Textiles (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Application Area (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of SFIT Shipments by Product Category: 2006 & 2008 (In terms of value) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Microencapsulation & Nanotechnologies: Harbingers of Future Growth
  • Wearable Electronics Offer Significant Growth Potential
    • Commercial Success Continues to be Elusive
    • Actuation and Response Applications Determine Market for SFITs
    • Table 3: Global Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Application Area - Actuation and Response, Sensing and Monitoring, Information, Entertainment, and Communication, and Location and Positioning (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Technical Textiles Spur Apparel Industry Growth
    • Multidisciplinary Approach to a Complex R&D Structure
  • Growth Drivers and Inhibitors
  • Future Potential
  • Competitive Scenario and Market Structure
  • Tiered Structure
  • Performance Clothing Players
    • Performance Clothing in Healthcare Monitoring
  • Smart Fabric Makers
  • Textile Component Makers
  • Electronics OEMs and Components Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Research Institutes
  • Design and Consultancy
  • US Market Perspective
  • European Market Overview
  • Research Projects Undertaken by the European Commission Towards Development of Smart - Interactive Fabrics
  • The WEALTHY Project
  • MyHeart Project
  • Context Project
  • Proetex Project
  • The Stella Project
  • The Ofseth Project
  • The Mermoth Project
  • The Biotex Project
  • A Focus on the UK Market

2. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

  • Background
  • What are Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles?
  • An Introduction
  • Insulation
  • Fashion
  • Classification
  • Products
  • Applications
  • End-Uses
  • Definitions
  • Functions
  • Textile Sensors
  • Data Processing
  • Textile Actuators
  • Storage Capacity
  • Communication
  • Properties
  • Types of Smart Textiles
  • Shape Memory Materials
    • Overview
    • Shape Memory Alloys
      • Product Profile
      • Types of Shape Memory Alloys
      • Cuprous-Zinc Shape Memory Alloys
      • Nitinol
    • Shape Memory Polymers
      • Product Profile and Types
      • DiAPLEX
      • Encapsulated Bi-Gels
      • Bi-Material Film Laminates
      • Polyurethane films
  • Chromic Materials
    • Product Profile and Types
  • Conductive Materials
    • Product Profile and Types
  • Phase Change Materials
    • Product Profile
    • Applications
    • Table 4: Select Phase Change Materials and their Properties (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Thermal Effects
    • Factors Influencing Thermal Effects
    • Microencapsulated PCM

3. SMART FABRICS AND INTERACTIVE TEXTILE PRODUCTS

  • Overview
  • Major Sectors
  • Performance Apparel
    • Fabric Switches
    • ThermoTec Textile Heating System
  • Wearable Technology
  • Protective and Traditional Work Wear
  • Monitoring and Health Care
    • Vivometrics Lifeshirt Monitoring System
    • Wearable Biomedical Sensors
    • Smart Sutures
    • Smart Bandages
    • Smart Bra
  • Toys
  • Nano-Fabrics
  • Product Innovations

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS

  • Cool-Jams Wicking Sleepwear Launches New Pajama for Men
  • Nano Pet Products to Launch New Colors and Styles of Dog Gone Smart™
  • 3M Unveils Thinsulate™ Supreme Insulation with X-STATIC® Silver Fibers
  • QIO Systems Introduces PANiQ Wearable Electronics
  • Yesim Tekstil Introduces New Apparel Line with Smart Fabric Features
  • Americhem and Cocona to Launch Exclusive Masterbatch of Activated Carbon
  • Outlast Technologies Launches Outlast® MIC
  • Tumi Unveils T-Tech Jackets
  • Outlast Technologies and Design Weave to Unveil Sheet Sets, Blankets and Comforters
  • Vital Base Unveils ClimaTherm™
  • Schoeller Introduces c_change™ Membrane Technology
  • Mammut Unveils Cho Oyu Jacket with c_change™ Membrane Technology
  • Mammut Launches Black Cools
  • Mountain Equipment Unveils Liskamm Pants
  • ARC'TERYX Unveils New Climbing Harness
  • Cloudveil Unveils Rayzar Jacket
  • Klattermusen Unveils Noatun Jacket
  • Schoeller Unveils Coldblack® Finishing Technology
  • Schoeller Launches Functional Finishing Technologies
  • DuPont Unveils DuPont™ Kevlar® XP™
  • DuPont Launches DuPont™ Tychem® BR Garment
  • Marktek Unveils Cell Phone Shielding Pouches
  • Textronics Provides Developer's Kit
  • Yesim Tekstil Unveils New Hybrid Apparel Range
  • Eleksen to Introduce New Smart Fabric Solutions
  • Eleksen Launches Wireless Fabric Keyboard
  • Textronics Launches Innovative Sports Bra
  • Eleksen Makes Mobile Computer Keyboards For Microsoft
  • ElekTex Group to Launch Smart Fabric Apparel in Collaboration with Kenpo
  • G-Tech Introduces an Array of iPod-controlled Messenger Bags
  • Sensatex Introduces Patented SmartShirt System
  • Milliken Launches New Fabric For UV Protection
  • Smart Fabrics Australia Launches Interactive Fabric Keyboard...
  • Outlast Technologies Launches Royal Robbins® Jonathan Plaid Shirt
  • Eleksen Introduces Fully Customizable Fabric Keyboard
  • Eleksen Unveils Sensitive iPod Cases
  • Orvec Launches PCM Technology-Based Cool Vests
  • Clothier Bagir Integrates High-Tech Fabrics in Clothing
  • Eleksen Provides Smart Fabric Keyboard Designs to OEMs and ODMs
  • O'Neill and Eleksen Launch Integrated Solar Backpack
  • Milliken & Company Launches StainSmart®
  • CBMSE Launches New Fabric
  • Toray Industries Introduces Shape-Memory Fabric

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Milliken & Company Takes Over Western Nonwoven's Fire Retardant Barrier and Geotextile Business
  • VivoMetrics Merges with Continua Health Alliance
  • Hydra Consulting Services to Set Up Technical Textile Production Zone
  • Sel Manufacturing Company to Expand its Capacity
  • Government of India to Set Up Centres of Excellence
  • Allergy Standards Grants Certification to SmartSilk™ Products
  • Fenner Purchases Prodesco
  • Gehring Textiles Snaps Up Tweave
  • Peratech Acquires Elekson
  • Youngor Group to Acquire Kellwood Subsidiary
  • Kellwood Inks a Licensing Deal with Perry
  • US Innovator Develops Smart Textile Vascular Graft
  • Eleksen Partners with Intel to Provide Ultra-Mobile PC Ecosystem
  • Eleksen and Apple Computer Sign Agreement
  • Bora Communications to Acquire Eleksen Limited
  • Peratech Pockets SOFTswitch
  • Eleksen Inks Deal with G-Tech to Manufacture Fabric Keyboard
  • RAE Systems Enters Into Partnership Agreement with VivoMetrics
  • Outlast Europe Partners with Sedo for Phase Change Neoprene Material
  • Paulchen Obtains License from Outlast
  • Timberland Extends Licensing Agreement with Outlast
  • Lynntech Secures Contract From the United States Army
  • Ambulatory Monitoring and Tactex Enter into Distribution Agreement
  • Adidas and Polar Electro Form Partnership
  • Konarka Enters Into Joint Venture Agreement with Textronics
  • Madura Garments to Promote Smart Fabrics
  • US Army Collaborates with HLB to Design Sensor Activated Tourniquet
  • Interactive Wear AG and Austria Microsystems AG Announce Deal
  • Burlington Develops a High-Tech Temperature Adjustment Fabric
  • MIT Develops Unique Flexible Fibers
  • Researchers at CSIRO and NanoTech Institute Develop Carbon Nanotubes-based Yarn
  • Waterproof and Dirt-Proof Clothing with Silver Nanoparticle Coating
  • Fibertronics Ltd Innovates Smart Textile Switches & Sensors in Fabric

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

  • E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (USA)
  • Exmovere Holdings, Inc (USA)
  • Intelligent Clothing, Ltd. (UK)
  • Interactive Wear AG (Germany)
  • International Fashion Machines, Inc. (USA)
  • Kimberly-Clark Health Care (USA)
  • Marktek Inc (USA)
  • Milliken & Company (USA)
  • Noble Biomaterials, Inc. (USA)
  • Outlast Technologies Inc (USA)
  • Peratech Limited (UK)
  • QinetiQ North America (USA)
  • Royal Philips Electronics N.V. (The Netherlands)
  • Schoeller Textiles AG (Switzerland)
  • Smartex s.r.l (Italy)
  • Textronics, Inc. (USA)
  • Toray Industries, Inc (Japan)

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by Geographic Region - US and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million or the Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 6: World Historic Review for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by Geographic Region - US and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US and Rest of World Markets for the Years 2003, 2011, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 8: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by End-Use Applications - Consumer Products, Military & Homeland Defense/Public Safety, Computing, Biomedical, Vehicle Safety and Comfort, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: US Historic Review for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by End-Use Applications - Consumer Products, Military & Homeland Defense/Public Safety, Computing, Biomedical, Vehicle Safety and Comfort, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: US 15-Year Perspective for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by End-Use Applications - Consumer Products, Military & Homeland Defense/ Public Safety, Computing, Biomedical, Vehicle Safety and Comfort, and Other Markets for the Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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