Antimicrobial Textiles Market Size By Fabric (Polyester, Polyamide, Cotton), By Application (Healthcare, Apparels, Home Textile), By Active Agents (Metal & Metallic Salts, Synthetic Organic Compounds, Biobased Agents), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026
The antimicrobial textiles market is slated to witness considerable growth over the forecast period owing to increasing usage and demand from the healthcare sector and rising awareness regarding hygiene.
An antimicrobial is an agent which kills the microorganisms or might as well hinder their growth. Owing to their large surface area as well as ability to retain the moisture, textiles are known to be conducive to the growth of microorganism like fungi and bacteria. These are found everywhere and can rapidly multiply, depending on the nutrients, temperature levels, and moisture.
Antibacterial textiles have usage mainly where microbes and moisture meet. The materials are used in a wide variety of applications which includes food packaging, automotive textiles, filters & water purification systems, healthcare, thermal & mechanical protection, heating, sportwear, ventilation & air conditioning, medical devices, and hygiene.
These are also used to protect healthcare workforce with functional clothing and fabrics in their home, which includes coverings, mattresses, socks and baby diapers.
In addition, it is to be noted that any antimicrobial treatment which is conducted on a textile, apart from being effective against microorganisms should be non-toxic to the environment and the consumer.
Antimicrobial textiles market is bifurcated in terms of fabric, application, active agents and regional landscape.
Based on fabric, the antimicrobial textiles market is categorized into cotton, polyester, polyamide, and others. Comfort and durability of cotton fabric makes it popular in apparel industry. Cotton fabric is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 9.5% throughout the assessment period.
The others segment includes rayon fabric, acrylic, and vinyl. The growing commercial and technical textiles industry will support other fabrics market growth. The other fabrics segment will witness a considerable growth over the forecast period with a CAGR of around 8%.
With respect to application, the antimicrobial textiles market is segmented into apparel, home textiles, healthcare, and others. Rising demand for odor free and durable textiles will drive apparel segment growth. This segment generated a revenue of more than $2,971.8 million in 2019 and will continue to show appreciative growth.
The other application segment includes automotive fabrics, industrial, and commercial among others. Proliferating commercial space development projects across the globe will support other application segment growth. It will grow at a CAGR of over 8% throughout the study timeframe.
Based on active agents, the antimicrobial textiles market is classified into synthetic organic compounds, biobased agents, and metal & metallic salts. Exceptional antimicrobial properties with development of new textiles using metal agents will drive metal & metallic salts demand. It is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 9.5% throughout the assessment period.
From a regional frame of reference, growing awareness regarding hygiene and positive outlook for apparel industry will drive Latin America antimicrobial textiles market growth. It is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 7% between 2020 to 2026.
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