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Global Smart Textiles Market for Military 2016-2020

Global Smart Textiles Market for Military 2016-2020

About Smart Textiles

Smart textiles or smart fabrics are created by integrating electronic components into them to increase the functionality of the product. Some of the integral parts of smart textiles are sensors, actuators, and control units. These fabrics are capable of interacting with the environment and have the ability to react to physical stimuli from thermal, mechanical, electrical, and chemical sources. Smart textiles are capable of health monitoring, ballistic protection, and inducing technological applications like global positioning system (GPS) system and sensors. Many countries are increasingly emphasizing on providing smart textile-based clothing to soldiers, primarily for protection, safety, and better connectivity and coordination.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global smart textiles market for the military to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global smart textiles market for the military for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the expenditure of each region (Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa [EMEA]; and Asia-

Pacific [APAC]) on acquiring these smart textiles/fabrics for enhanced performance of soldiers on battlefields..

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Smart Textiles Market for the Military 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BAE Systems
  • Midé Technology
  • Ohmatext
  • TenCate
  • W.L Gore & Associates
Other prominent vendors
  • Advanced Fabric Technologies
  • BeBop Sensors
  • Directa Plus
  • DuPont
  • Intelligent Textiles
  • Outlast Technologies
Market driver
  • Improved military and homeland security performance
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Market challenge
  • Designing complications
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing use of nanotechnology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Smart Textiles Market for the Military 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global smart textiles market for the military: BAE Systems, Midé Technology, Ohmatext, TenCate, and W.L Gore & Associates

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Advanced Fabric Technologies, BeBop Sensors, Directa Plus, DuPont, Intelligent Textiles, and Outlast Technologies

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Nanotechnology is a field of science and technology dealing with an atom or molecule-sized particles (i.e., the tenth power of nine that cannot be seen with naked eyes). Advancements are happening at this nth degree of minuteness in the field of textiles and are transforming fabrics into enhanced smart textiles. Nanotechnology enables engineering of fabrics at a molecular scale. It also enables to create smart textile with superior properties. Nanotechnology plays a significant role in various fields of textile like nanofibers, nanocomposites, Nano-dyeing, and Nano-finish.”

According to the report, soldiers carry a substantial amount of weight during any combat mission including the equipment and protective clothing. Every piece of armor that soldiers wear except the eye protection consists of a textile component. Conventional blast protection systems and protective armor were bulky and caused fatigue, which affected the mobility of soldiers. However, the introduction of smart textiles in the military clothing has enhanced its capabilities and functions and also reduced the total weight that soldiers need to carry.

Further, the report states that smart textiles may not be easy to clean and maintain as sensors and actuators are integrated into them. This equipment is required to be kept away from chemicals and frequent washing, as even a small breakage in the continuity of the circuit may damage its proper functioning. Electronic components may get detached during cleaning, which again is likely to pose a threat when it comes to properly fitting back the devices onto the uniform.

Companies Mentioned

BAE Systems, Midé Technology, Ohmatext, TenCate, W.L Gore & Associates, Advanced Fabric Technologies, BeBop Sensors, Directa Plus, DuPont, Intelligent Textiles, Outlast Technologies.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Key countries in different regions
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Process flow in smart textiles
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market segmentation of global smart textiles for the military
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global smart textiles market for the military 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by types
    • Table Market segmentation by product type (% share)
    • Table Global smart textiles market by product type ($ millions)
    • Table Components integrated into smart textiles
    • Table Incorporating smartness into textiles
    • Global active smart textiles market for the military
      • Table Global active smart textiles market for the military ($ millions)
    • Global passive smart textiles market for the military
      • Table Global passive smart textiles market for the military ($ millions)
    • Global ultra smart textiles market for the military
      • Table Global ultra smart textiles market for the military ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global smart textiles market for the military by geography 2015 and 2020
    • Table Geographical segmentation of global smart textiles market for the military 2015- 2020 ($ millions)
    • Smart textiles market for the military in Americas
      • Table Smart textiles market for the military in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Smart textiles market for the military in EMEA
      • Table Smart textiles market for the military in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Smart textiles market for the military in APAC
      • Table Smart textiles market for the military in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Alternatives for batteries
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Features of smart textiles
    • Table Difficulties faced in smart textiles
    • Table Disadvantages of information leakage
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Features imparted by nanotechnology in smart textiles
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Major vendors of global smart textiles for military
    • BAE Systems
      • Table BAE Systems: Products and services categories
      • Table Key features of Broadsword Spine
    • Midé Technology
      • Table Midé Technology: Product segmentation
      • Table Midé Technology: Smart materials offerings
    • Ohmatex
      • Table Ohmatex: Product offerings
      • Table Types of textile cabling
    • TenCate
      • Table TenCate: Sectors and their marketing group
    • W. L. Gore & Associates
      • Table W. L. Gore & Associates: Products and services categories
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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