The Global Market for Electronic Textiles (E-textiles) and Smart Clothing

The Global Market for Electronic Textiles (E-textiles) and Smart Clothing

Traditional textiles simply function as a covering material. Based on the rapidly changing global demands and due to advanced technological improvements, the development of integrated electronics and responsive functionality on textiles has led to the emergence of E-textiles and smart textiles accommodating the revolution we are witnessing in wearable electronics. The development of high value-added products such as smart fabrics and clothing, wearable consumer and medical devices and protective textiles has increased rapidly in the last decade. Recent advances in stimuli-responsive surfaces and interfaces, sensors and actuators, flexible electronics, nanocoatings and conductive nanomaterials has led to the development of a new generation of smart and adaptive electronic fibers, yarns and fabrics for application in E-textiles.

Advances in the ability to free-form print circuit processes enables electronic systems to be assembled directly onto textile items. This type of technology, “E-textiles,” will compete with existing wearable devices that have dominated the market (smartwatches and fitness trackers), as a more discrete alternative to health and physiological monitoring. Electronic textiles incorporate interdisciplinary studies such as textiles, nano/micro technologies, computing systems, and communications and information technologies.

Smart textiles, also known as intelligent textiles, smart wear and smart clothing, can be described as materials which can sense and react to environmental conditions or stimuli according to thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, or other bases. They can be divided into two major categories i) active, and ii) passive smart textiles. Passive smart textiles can change their situation according to environmental stimuli while active smart textiles are equipped with sensors and actuators that can detect several signals from the environment and then give a meaningful response.

Report contents include:
Market drivers and trends in electronic textiles (E-textiles) and smart clothing.
Materials and components analysis.
Applications and markets including smart clothing products, heated clothing, sports and fitness, smart footwear, military, medical and healthcare, workplace monitoring, wearable advertising and power sources for E-textiles.
Global market size by market, forecast to 2027.
79 company profiles including BioSerenity SAS, Clim8, Chronolife, Conductive Transfers, Descente Ltd., Devan Chemicals and more.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • The evolution of electronics
      • The wearables revolution
        • Table Types of wearable devices and applications.
      • Wearable market leaders
        • Table Wearable market leaders by market segment.
      • Flexible, stretchable, thin, and large-area form factors
      • Evolution of E-Textiles
        • Table Examples of smart clothing products, by generation.
        • Table Timeline of different generations of smart textiles.
      • From rigid to flexible and stretchable
      • Organic and printed electronics
      • New conductive materials
        • Table Advanced materials for Printed, flexible and stretchable sensors and Electronics-Advantages and disadvantages.
        • Table Sheet resistance (RS) and transparency (T) values for transparent conductive oxides and alternative materials for transparent conductive electrodes (TCE).
      • Future growth
      • Nanotechnology as a market driver for E-textiles and smart textiles
        • Table Applications in textiles, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof.
        • Table Desirable functional properties for the textiles industry afforded by the use of nanomaterials.
      • Growth in remote health monitoring and diagnostics
      • Thermal management (heated clothing)
        • Table Heated jacket products.
      • Growth in the market for anti-microbial textiles
      • Need to improve the properties of cloth or fabric materials
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  • THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR ELECTRONIC TEXTILES (E-TEXTILES) AND SMART CLOTHING
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for electronic textiles and smart clothing.
    • MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS
      • Table Types of smart textiles.
      • Table Examples of smart textile products.
      • Conductive and stretchable yarns
      • Conductive polymers
        • Table Types of flexible conductive polymers, properties and applications.
      • Conductive coatings
      • Conductive inks
        • Table Typical conductive ink formulation.
        • Table Comparative properties of conductive inks.
      • Nanomaterials
        • Table Applications in textiles, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof.
        • Table Nanocoatings applied in the textiles industry-type of coating, nanomaterials utilized, benefits and applications.
        • Table Applications and benefits of graphene in textiles and apparel.
        • Table Properties of CNTs and comparable materials.
    • APPLICATIONS, MARKETS AND PRODUCTS
      • Table Applications and markets for e-textiles.
      • Smart clothing products
        • Table Commercially available smart clothing products.
        • Table Electronic textiles products.
      • Temperature monitoring and regulation
        • Table Heated jacket products.
        • Table Examples of materials used in flexible heaters and applications.
      • Stretchable E-fabrics
      • Sport & fitness
      • Smart footwear
        • Table Companies and products in smart footwear.
      • Military/Defence
        • Table Wearable electronics applications in the military.
      • Medical and healthcare
      • Industrial and workplace monitoring
      • Flexible and wearable display advertising
      • Powering E-textiles
        • Table Comparison of prototype batteries (flexible, textile, and other) in terms of area-specific performance.
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
      • Table Global electronic textiles and smart clothing market 2017-2030, revenues (billions USD).
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges in electronic textiles and smart clothing.
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • ActionSense Ltd
    • AIQ Smart Clothing, Inc.
    • Alphaclo
    • Ambiotex GmbH
    • Asahi Kasei
    • Asics
    • Athos
    • Bekaert
    • BeBop Sensors
    • Bionic Power
    • BioSerenity SAS
    • BloomerTech
    • Brochier Technologies SAS
    • C2 Sense, Inc.
    • Clim8
    • Chronolife
    • Cipher Skin, Inc.
    • Conductive Transfers
    • CuteCircuit
    • Descente Ltd.
    • Devan Chemicals N.V.
    • Directa Plus
    • Dupont
    • Eleksen
    • Elitac B.V.
    • Emglare, Inc.
    • Eeonyx Corporation
    • EXO2
    • Far Eastern New Century
    • FeetMe
    • Footfalls & Heartbeats (UK) Limited
    • Formosa Taffeta
    • Forster Rohner AG
    • Graphwear Technologies
    • Healthwatch Technologies
    • HeiQ Materials AG
    • Hexoskin
    • Holst Centre
    • Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd
    • Interactive Wear
    • Inuheat Group AB
    • Komodo Technologies, Inc.
    • LifePlus Inc.
    • Liquid X
    • MesoMat
    • Modjoul
    • Loomia
    • miomove s.r.o.
    • Myant, Inc.
    • Nanoleq AG
    • Noble Biomaterials, Inc.
    • Novasentis
    • NUUBO Smart Solutions Technologies, SL
    • Nyoka Technologies
    • Ohmatex
    • Outlast Technologies LLC
    • Power Textiles Limited
    • Primo1D
    • Sankiconsys Co., Ltd.
    • Schoeller Textil AG
    • Schöffel
    • Seismic
    • Sensing Tex
    • Sensoria Health
    • Shenzhen Grahope New Materials Technologies Inc.
    • Siren
    • Sensoria, Inc.
    • Skyscrape Inc.
    • Statex Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH
    • Spiber Technologies AB
    • Teijin Limited
    • Toray Industries, Inc.
    • Toyobo Co., Ltd.
    • UC Bacon Company Limited
    • Vista Medical
    • Volt Wearable Tech Corporation
    • Wearable X
    • Xenoma, Inc.
    • Zhuhai AdvanPro Technology Co., Ltd.
  • REFERENCES

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