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Waterproof Breathable Textiles (WBT) Market Analysis By Textile (Densely Woven, Membrane, Coated), By Product (Garments, Footwear, Gloves), By Application (Active Sportswear) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

Waterproof Breathable Textiles (WBT) Market Analysis By Textile (Densely Woven, Membrane, Coated), By Product (Garments, Footwear, Gloves), By Application (Active Sportswear) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

The Global Waterproof Breathable Textiles (WBT) Market is expected to reach USD 1.73 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing preference towards high-performance as well as comfortable apparel is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period. Additionally, rising consumer disposable income and growing fitness awareness are also expected to favorably impact waterproof breathable textiles market growth. The global market has become technologically advanced as a result of plasma and silicon-based technologies. Increasing use of recycled PET bottles to manufacture waterproof breathable fabrics is also expected to fuel global market growth.

Changes in consumer interest or consumer preferences in outdoor activities may pose a challenge to waterproof breathable textile market growth. In addition, changes in fashion trends may also have a great impact on product demand. The market is characterized by certain risks as the business requires companies to anticipate consumer preferences, as decision regarding product designs are often made in advance to consumer acceptance, which may hamper market growth.

Further key findings from the study suggest:

Membranes are expected to be a high growth segment over the forecast period owing to their capability to provide protection from UV-radiation, airborne pollutants and temperature variations.

On account of surging demand for waterproof breathable textiles in active sportswear, garments are expected to remain the dominant segment over the forecast period. Waterproof breathable textiles offer high performance as against traditional fabrics, thereby making them popular among consumers.

Waterproof breathable textiles demand in the active sportswear segment can be attributed to the rise in demand for antimicrobial, antiviral, dirt/stain/dew resistant fabrics.

Europe was the largest regional market in 2013, and accounted for over 30% of the global market in the same year. Presence of several key industry players is expected to fuel regional market growth over the forecast period.

Key market players include W. L. Gore & Associates, eVent (General Electric), Polartec and SympaTex. Industry participants focus on offering environmentally viable products that are recyclable, PTFE-free and PFC-free. W. L. Gore & Associates was the market leader in 2013. The company emphasizes on maintaining a tight control over its manufacturing process for all products in which its fabric was used, ensuring quality and creating entry barriers.


Chapter 1. Executive Summary
1.1. WBT - Industry Summary and Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
Chapter 2. WBT Industry Outlook
2.1. Market Segmentation
2.2. Market Size and Growth Prospects
2.3. WBT Value Chain Analysis
2.4. WBT Market Dynamics
2.4.1. Market Driver Analysis
2.4.2. Market Restraint Analysis
2.5. Key Opportunities Prioritized
2.6. Industry Analysis - Porter's
2.7. WBT - Company Market Share Analysis, 2013
2.8. WBT Market PESTEL Analysis, 2013
Chapter 3. WBT Textile Outlook
3.1. Densely Woven
3.1.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 - 2020
3.2. Membrane
3.2.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 - 2020
3.3. Coated
3.3.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 - 2020
Chapter 4. WBT Product Outlook
4.1. Garments
4.1.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 - 2020
4.2. Footwear
4.2.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 - 2020
4.2.2. Gloves
4.2.2.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 - 2020
Chapter 5. WBT Application Outlook
5.1. Active Sportswear
5.1.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 - 2020
5.2. Others
5.2.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 - 2020
Chapter 6. WBT Regional Outlook
6.1. North America
6.1.1. WBT market by textile, 2012 - 2020
6.1.2. WBT market by product, 2012 - 2020
6.1.3. WBT market by application, 2012 - 2020
6.2. Europe
6.2.1. WBT market by textile, 2012 - 2020
6.2.2. WBT market by product, 2012 - 2020
6.2.3. WBT market by application, 2012 - 2020
6.3. Asia Pacific
6.3.1. WBT market by textile, 2012 - 2020
6.3.2. WBT market by product, 2012 - 2020
6.3.3. WBT market by application, 2012 - 2020
6.4. RoW
6.4.1. WBT market by textile, 2012 - 2020
6.4.2. WBT market by product, 2012 - 2020
6.4.3. WBT market by application, 2012 - 2020
Chapter 7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 APT Fabrics
7.1.1 Company Overview
7.1.2 Financial Performance
7.1.3 Product Benchmarking
7.1.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.2 Clariant
7.2.1 Company Overview
7.2.2 Financial Performance
7.2.3 Product Benchmarking
7.2.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.3 Columbia Sportswear
7.3.1 Company Overview
7.3.2 Financial Performance
7.3.3 Product Benchmarking
7.3.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.4 Dow Corning
7.4.1 Company Overview
7.4.2 Financial Performance
7.4.3 Product Benchmarking
7.4.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.5 General Electric
7.5.1 Company Overview
7.5.2 Financial Performance
7.5.3 Product Benchmarking
7.5.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.6 Heartland Textiles Co. Ltd.
7.6.1 Company Overview
7.6.2 Financial Performance
7.6.3 Product Benchmarking
7.6.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.7 HeiQ Materials
7.7.1 Company Overview
7.7.2 Financial Performance
7.7.3 Product Benchmarking
7.7.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.8 Helly Hansen
7.8.1 Company Overview
7.8.2 Financial Performance
7.8.3 Product Benchmarking
7.8.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.9 Huntsman Textile Effects
7.9.1 Company Overview
7.9.2 Financial Performance
7.9.3 Product Benchmarking
7.9.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.10 Jack Wolfskin
7.10.1 Company Overview
7.10.2 Financial Performance
7.10.3 Product Benchmarking
7.10.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.11 Lowe Alpine
7.11.1 Company Overview
7.11.2 Financial Performance
7.11.3 Product Benchmarking
7.11.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.12 Marmot
7.12.1 Company Overview
7.12.2 Financial Performance
7.12.3 Product Benchmarking
7.12.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.13 Mitsui & Co
7.13.1 Company Overview
7.13.2 Financial Performance
7.13.3 Product Benchmarking
7.13.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.14 Mountain Hardwear
7.14.1 Company Overview
7.14.2 Financial Performance
7.14.3 Product Benchmarking
7.14.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.15 Nextec Applications
7.17.1 Company Overview
7.17.2 Financial Performance
7.17.3 Product Benchmarking
7.17.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.16 Nike
7.16.1 Company Overview
7.16.2 Financial Performance
7.16.3 Product Benchmarking
7.16.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.17 P2i
7.17.1 Company Overview
7.17.2 Financial Performance
7.17.3 Product Benchmarking
7.17.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.18 Patagonia Inc
7.18.1 Company Overview
7.18.2 Financial Performance
7.18.3 Product Benchmarking
7.18.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.19 Polartec
7.19.1 Company Overview
7.19.2 Financial Performance
7.19.3 Product Benchmarking
7.19.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.20 Rudolf Group
7.20.1 Company Overview
7.20.2 Financial Performance
7.20.3 Product Benchmarking
7.20.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.21 Schoeller Technologies
7.21.1 Company Overview
7.21.2 Financial Performance
7.21.3 Product Benchmarking
7.21.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.22 SympaTex Technologies
7.22.1 Company Overview
7.22.2 Financial Performance
7.22.3 Product Benchmarking
7.22.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.23 Tanatex Chemicals
7.23.1 Company Overview
7.23.2 Financial Performance
7.23.3 Product Benchmarking
7.23.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.24 The North Face
7.24.1 Company Overview
7.24.2 Financial Performance
7.24.3 Product Benchmarking
7.24.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.25 Toray Industries
7.27.1 Company Overview
7.27.2 Financial Performance
7.27.3 Product Benchmarking
7.27.4 Strategic Initiatives
7.26 W. L. Gore & Associates Inc
7.26.1 Company Overview
7.26.2 Financial Performance
7.26.3 Product Benchmarking
7.26.4 Strategic Initiatives
Chapter 8. Methodology and Scope
8.1. Research Methodology
8.2. Research Scope & Assumptions
8.3. List of Data Sources

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