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. E-textiles monitor heart health (heart rate, heart rate variability, electrocardiogram), activity recognition and measurement, sleep stage and sleep quality detection, drug adherence, stress level monitor and body temperature measurement, chemical sensing and can return heat and stimulus through the very fibers of textile products.

Report contents include:
 Market drivers and trends in electronic textiles (E-textiles).
 Investment and product developments 2020-2021.
 Materials and components analysis.
 Applications and markets including smart clothing products, heated clothing, sports and fitness, smart footwear, military, medical and healthcare, workplace monitoring & protection, motion capture, soft exoskeletons, wearable advertising and power sources for E-textiles.
 Global market revenues by market, historical and forecast to 2031.
 117 company profiles including Myant, Inc., Prevayl, Sensing Tex, Nextiles, Propel LLC, Hexoskin, Ohmatex A/S, Sensoria Inc., Xenoma Inc., AiQ Smart Clothing Inc., Interactive Wear AG, Loomia, and many 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 and stretchable electronics
      • Wearable electronics in the textiles industry
      • New conductive materials
        • Table Advanced materials for Electronic textiles-Advantages and disadvantages.
        • Table Sheet resistance (RS) and transparency (T) values for transparent conductive oxides and alternative materials for transparent conductive electrodes (TCE).
    • Market drivers
      • Table Market drivers for electronic textiles.
    • Main markets
      • Healthcare
      • Entertainment
      • Heated clothing
        • Table Example heated jacket products.
    • Performance requirements for E-textiles
      • Table Performance requirements for E-textiles.
    • Growth prospects for electronic textiles
    • E-textiles investments and funding 2020-2021
      • Table E-textiles investments and funding 2020-2021.
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  • MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS
    • Table Types of smart textiles.
    • Conductive and stretchable yarns
    • Conductive polymers
      • PDMS
      • PEDOT: PSS
        • 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.
      • Nanocoatings in smart textiles
        • Table Nanocoatings applied in the textiles industry-type of coating, nanomaterials utilized, benefits and applications.
      • Graphene
        • Table Applications and benefits of graphene in textiles and apparel.
      • Nanofibers
      • Carbon nanotubes
        • Table Properties of CNTs and comparable materials.
    • Phase change materials
      • Temperature controlled fabrics
  • 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
      • Heated clothing
        • Table Heated jacket and clothing products.
        • Table Examples of materials used in flexible heaters and applications.
    • Stretchable E-fabrics
    • Therapeutic products
    • Sport & fitness
    • Smart footwear
      • Table Companies and products in smart footwear.
    • Military
      • Table Wearable electronics applications in the military.
    • Medical and healthcare
      • Table Market drivers for printed, flexible and stretchable medical and healthcare sensors and wearables.
      • Wearable health monitoring
        • Table Examples of wearable medical device products.
      • Temperature and respiratory rate monitoring
      • Pregnancy and newborn monitoring
      • Biometric monitoring
      • ECG sensors
      • Smart wound care
        • Table Companies and products in smart wound care.
    • Industrial and workplace monitoring
    • Flexible and wearable display advertising
    • Textile-based lighting
      • OLEDs
    • Antimicrobial textiles
      • Nanosilver
      • Zinc oxide
        • Table Antibacterial effects of ZnO NPs in different bacterial species.
      • Chitosan
    • Smart diapers
      • Table Companies developing smart diaper products.
    • Protective clothing
      • 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.
    • Automotive interiors
    • Exoskeletons
      • Companies and products
        • Table Companies developing wearable exoskeletons.
    • Powering E-textiles
      • Textile batteries
        • Table Comparison of prototype batteries (flexible, textile, and other) in terms of area-specific performance.
      • Textile supercapacitors
      • Energy harvesting
  • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
    • Table Global electronic textiles and smart clothing market 2017-2031, revenues (billions USD).
  • MARKET AND TECHNICAL CHALLENGES
    • Table Market and technical challenges in E-textiles and smart clothing.
  • ELECTRONIC TEXTILES (E-TEXTILES) COMPANY PROFILES
    • ActionSense Ltd
    • AIQ Smart Clothing, Inc.
    • Alphaclo
    • Ambiotex GmbH
    • AMSU (Shenzhen) New Technology Co. Ltd.
    • Asahi Kasei
    • Asiatic Fiber Corporation
    • Asics
    • Athos
    • Bally Ribbon Mills
    • Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    • Bekaert
    • BioSerenity SAS
    • BloomerTech
    • Brochier Technologies SAS
    • C2 Sense, Inc.
    • Clim8
    • Chronolife SAS
    • Cipher Skin, Inc.
    • City Bright Co., Ltd.
    • Conductive Transfers
    • CuteCircuit
    • Descente Ltd.
    • Directa Plus
    • dorsaVi Ltd.
    • Dupont
    • E. Textint Corp.
    • Eleksen
    • Elitac B.V.
    • Emglare, Inc.
    • Eeonyx Corporation
    • EPTATech S.R.L.
    • EXO2
    • Far Eastern New Century
    • Feel The Same
    • FeetMe
    • Flextrapower
    • Footfalls & Heartbeats (UK) Limited
    • Formosa Taffeta
    • Forster Rohner AG
    • Gaugewear, Inc.
    • Grapheal
    • Graphwear Technologies
    • H.E.A.T. Inc
    • Healthwatch Technologies
    • HeiQ Materials AG
    • Hexoskin
    • Holst Centre
    • IcosaMed Sarl
    • IDUN Technologies AG
    • Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd
    • Interactive Wear
    • Inuheat Group AB
    • KYMIRA
    • Komodo Technologies, Inc.
    • LiBEST
    • LifePlus Inc.
    • Liquid X
    • Liquid Wire, Inc.
    • Loomia
    • MesoMat
    • miomove s.r.o.
    • Mitsufuji Corporation
    • Modjoul
    • Myant, Inc.
    • Nanoleq AG
    • Nextiles, Inc.
    • Noble Biomaterials, Inc.
    • Novasentis
    • NTT (New Textile Technologies) GmbH
    • NUUBO Smart Solutions Technologies, SL
    • Nyoka Technologies
    • Ohmatex
    • Organic Robotics Corporation
    • ORORO Heated Apparel
    • Outlast Technologies LLC
    • Power Textiles Limited
    • Prevayl Limited
    • Primo1D
    • Propel LLC
    • Ruentex Industries Limited
    • sansirro GmbH
    • Sankiconsys Co., Ltd.
    • Schoeller Textil AG
    • Schöffel
    • Seismic
    • Sensing Tex
    • Sensoria
    • Singular Wings Medical Co., Ltd.
    • Sinopulsar Technology, Inc.
    • Siren
    • Sensoria, Inc.
    • Shenzhen Grahope New Materials Technologies Inc.
    • Skyscrape Inc.
    • Smardii, Inc.
    • Statex Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH
    • Spiber Technologies AB
    • Taiyo Industrial Co., Ltd.
    • Teijin Limited
    • Teslasuit
    • Textile Two Dimensional
    • Tex-Ray Industrial Co., Ltd.
    • Thread In Motion
    • Toray Industries, Inc.
    • Toyobo Co., Ltd.
    • Versarien plc
    • Verve Motion
    • Vista Medical
    • Volt Wearable Tech Corporation
    • Voxel8
    • WearOptimo
    • Wearable X
    • Xenoma, Inc.
    • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
    • Zhuhai AdvanPro Technology Co., Ltd.
    • Zive
    • ZTE Corporation
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