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Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles in US$ Million by the following Application Segments: Consumer Products, Military, Transportation, Biomedical, Industrial, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 69 companies including many key and niche players such as -

E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
Exmovere Holdings, Inc.
Intelligent Clothing Ltd.
Interactive Wear AG
International Fashion Machines, Inc.

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. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • A Prelude
  • A Nascent Yet High Potential Market
  • Growth Drivers and Inhibitors
  • Growth Drivers
  • Growth Inhibitors
  • Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market - Resilient Against Periods of Economic Slowdown
  • Bright Prospects Ahead
  • Industry Structure & Competitive Scenario
  • 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

2. MARKET TRENDS AND GROWTH DRIVERS

  • Industry Evolves from Passive to Active to Ultra Smart Textiles
  • Microencapsulation & Nanotechnologies: Harbingers of Future Growth
  • Wearable Electronics Offer Significant Growth Potential
  • Multidisciplinary Approach to a Complex R&D Structure
  • Commercial Success Continues to be Elusive
  • Actuation and Response Applications Determine Market for SFITs
  • Technology Developments Spearhead Growth
  • A Look into Key Technology Developments/ Innovations in the Smart Textiles Market
  • Product Innovations Offer Growth Impetus
  • Micro System Components in Clothing - The Latest Innovation in Smart Clothing Development
  • Stretchable Electronics for Monitoring Heart Rate in Apparel - Innovation Reaches a New Level
  • Public Funding for Smart Textiles R&D
  • Emerging End-Use Applications Drive Market Growth
  • Military - A Lucrative End-Use Sector
  • Increased R&D Activities in Smart Textiles for Military Applications
  • Medical Applications - A Major Growth Area
  • Smart Textile Applications in Healthcare Industry
  • Growth Drivers in a Nutshell
  • Smart Clothing Gains Acceptance in Neonatal Monitoring
  • Wearable Biomedical Sensors - A Potential Market Segment
  • Smart Sutures
  • Vivometrics Life Shirt Monitoring System
  • Smart Socks Grow in Demand
  • Telemonitoring for the Aging Population: Opportunities for Smart Textiles Market
  • Aging Population: Opportunity for Telemonitoring
    • Table 1: Elderly Population (60+ Years) as a Percentage of the Total Population (2012 & 2050) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 2: Global Aging Population by Age Group: 1975-2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Smart Fabrics Drive their Way into Automobiles
  • Sports & Fitness - A Significant Revenue Contributor
  • Improving Performance of Athletes in Professional Sports
  • Growing Use in the Fashion Industry Drives Smart Textiles Market
  • Demand for Smart Textiles in Space Application Grows
  • Energy Producing Textiles Offer High Growth Potential

3. 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 3: Select Phase Change Materials and their Properties (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Thermal Effects
  • Factors Influencing Thermal Effects
  • Microencapsulated PCM

4. SMART FABRICS AND INTERACTIVE TEXTILES PRODUCTS

  • Overview
  • Major Sectors
  • Performance Apparel
    • Fabric Switches
    • ThermoTec Textile Heating System
  • Wearable Technology
  • Protective and Traditional Work Wear
  • Monitoring and Health Care
  • Toys
  • Nano-Fabrics

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Ohmatex and Danfoss PolyPower Ink a Pact
  • Eleksen to Sell Patent Portfolio and Intellectual Property Assets
  • Tecnalia Develops Smart Textile Material
  • Nottingham Trent University Scientists Produce Advanced Prototype Garment
  • Vimal Unveils Enhanced Smart Fabric
  • Lear Launches New Line-Up of Automotive Leather and Fabric
  • CuteCircuit Launches Ready-to-Wear Versions
  • Schoeller Textil Takes Over Christian Eschler

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.
  • Outlast Technologies LLC
  • QinetiQ North America (USA)
  • Royal Philips Electronics N.V. (The Netherlands)
  • Schoeller Textiles AG (Switzerland)
  • Smartex s.r.l (Italy)
  • Textronics, Inc. (USA)

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: World Historic Review for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 6: World 15-Year Perspective for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by End-Use Application - Consumer Products, Military, Transportation, Biomedical, Industrial and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 8: World Historic Review for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by End-Use Application - Consumer Products, Military, Transportation, Biomedical, Industrial and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Consumer Products, Military, Transportation, Biomedical, Industrial and Other Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Market Overview
    • Strategic Corporate Development
    • Select Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 10: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 11: US Historic Review for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Market Overview
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 12: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 13: Canadian Historic Review for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Research Initiatives in the EU
      • Research Projects Undertaken by the European Commission towards Development of Smart - Interactive Fabrics
      • The WEALTHY Project
      • MyHeart Project
      • Context Project
      • The Stella Project
      • The Ofseth Project
      • The Mermoth Project
      • The Biotex Project
      • The PROeTex Project
      • PASTA (Platform for Advanced Smart Textile Applications)
      • E-Tex: The Pre-Standard Project
    • SUSTA-SMART: Focusing on Standardization for Smart Textiles
    • An Insight into the UK Smart Textiles Market
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Select Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 14: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 15: European Historic Review for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Growing Demand from Sports & Fitness Sector Drives Market Growth in India
    • Strategic Corporate Development
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 16: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 17: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. REST OF WORLD

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 18: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 19: Rest of World Historic Review for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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