Functional Textiles Market

Functional Textiles Market by Garments (Active Wear, Performance Wear, Ready-to-wear, and Seamless Wear), Fibers (Polyester and Viscose), Functions (Anti-microbial & Anti-Bacterial, Flame Retardant, Temperature Regulation, Durable Press/Wrinkle Resistance, and Others), Application (Geotextiles, Personal Protection, Hygiene, Medical, Military/War, and Sports & Leisure), and Region (Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast 2022 – 2030

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The global functional textiles market size was USD 4.2 Bn in 2021 and is likely to reach USD 6 Bn by 2030, expanding at a CAGR of 4.2% during 2022–2030. The market growth is attributed to increasing hygienic concerns, health awareness among people, rising disposable income, and growing purchasing power.

Functional textiles are textiles that have certain adjusting functionalities based on needs and application areas. Built-in manufacturing functions include temperature control, humidity control, and other functions.

Global Functional Textiles Market Outlook

Viscose (rayon) and polyester fibers are common and widely used fibers in functional textiles. Functional textiles are primarily used in active and performance wear. Functional clothing items are used by automobile mechanics, firemen, and workers in the oil and gas industry as it offers stain-release finish and stain repellent.

Functional textiles are manufactured according to the expected set of integrated functions rather than focusing on aesthetics. Functional textiles are widely used in a variety of applications such as antistatic, high-temperature, waterproof, chemical, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, automotive, gas filtrations, air-conditioning & ventilation, construction, and flame-resistant applications. It also offers protection from ultraviolet radiation. 

COVID-19 Impact on Functional Textiles Market

The research report finds that the COVID-19 pandemic hampered several industries, however, opens up new opportunities for functional textiles market key players. Moreover, the demand for PPE kits is increasing to safeguard against the virus and other microbial agents during the pandemic. Generally used PPE includes gloves, masks, respirators, gowns, and eye protectors. Non-woven fabrics are manufactured from polypropylene and offer an effective microbial barrier to prevent contamination. Chlorinated polyethylene is widely used as the material is waterproof and blood-repellent.    

Functional Textiles Market Dynamics

The market research report presents a complete overview by providing a detailed analysis of the current market trends, existing drivers, growth opportunities, and emerging challenges. The global functional textiles market report offers up-to-date information about factors that can shape the market outcome or overall performance during the forecast period, 2022 to 2030.

Global Functional Textiles Market Dynamics

What are the Major Trends in the Global Functional Textiles Market?

Substantial R&D for the Creation of Environmental-friendly Product

The textile industry consumes a huge amount of energy and water and the pollutants cause harm to the environment. Thus, major market players focus on research and development activities to discover cutting-edge techniques such as enzyme immobilization, nano-coatings, encapsulation, and the development of protective garments. This activity aids in the creation of an environment-friendly product.

Which Factors Drive the Demand for Functional Textiles?

Rising Use of Functional Textiles on End-use Applications

The demand for sportswear in activities including ski sports, cycling, and swimming is increasing and is expected to drive market growth during the forecast period. Functional textile has application in several industries such as healthcare, chemical, pharmaceutical, gas filtration, automotive, air-conditioning & ventilation, flame-resistant, and construction. Functional textile offers high-temperature, anti-static, and waterproof fabrics to fulfill several requirements.  

Which Factors Limit the Growth of the Functional Textiles?

High Cost and Harmful Effects of Some Toxic Textile Finishing Chemicals

High cost and harmful effects of some toxic textile finishing chemicals are anticipated to hamper the market in coming years. Some selective chemicals in the functional textile industry have harmful effects on the environment and human beings. Thus, the use of such chemicals is prohibited by the government and eco-friendly and advanced chemicals are used in several industries.

What are the Growth Opportunities in the Functional Textiles Market?

Technological Advancements and Increasing Customer Demands

Functional textile manufacturers are adopting advanced technologies for the improvement of clothing to meet the increasing consumer demands according to their end-use specifications. Raw materials and their functionality decide product sustainability. Moreover, technological advancements in the textile industry include the use of new machines. For instance, knitting machines create knitted fabrics similar to pleating can now be done by machines instead of laborers.

Scope of Functional Textiles Report

The global functional textiles market research report includes an assessment of the market trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.

Attributes

Details

Report Title

Functional Textiles Market - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast

Base Year

2021

Historic Data

2019–2020

Forecast Period

2022–2030

Segmentation

Garments (Active Wear, Performance Wear, Ready-to-wear, and Seamless Wear), Fibers (Polyester and Viscose), Functions (Anti-microbial & Anti-Bacterial, Flame Retardant, Temperature Regulation, Durable Press/Wrinkle Resistance, and Others), and Application (Geotextiles, Personal Protection, Hygiene, Medical, Military/War, and Sports & Leisure)

Regional Scope

Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa

Report Coverage

Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Market Trends, and Revenue Forecast

Key Players Covered in the Report

Harvest SPF Textile Company Ltd.; Trevira GmbH; Dyntex GmbH; Eclat Textile Corporation Ltd.; Kelheim Fibres GmbH; Toung Loong Textile MFG; Sofileta; and Kelheim Fibres GmbH

Functional Textiles Market Segment Insights

What are the Key Factors Driving the Active Wear Segment?

Rising Product Demand in Activities Including Ski Sports, Cycling, and Swimming

On the basis of garments, the global functional textiles market is segmented into active wear, performance wear, ready-to-wear, and seamless wear. The active wear segment is projected to expand at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period, due to rising product demand in activities including ski sports, cycling, and swimming. Activewear is the clothing worn during physical exercise or sports for safety, practical, and comfort reasons.

The ready-to-wear segment is anticipated to account for a major market share during the forecast period. Ready to wear garments are sold in finished condition in standardized sizes intended to be worn without major alterations. Ready to wear differs from made-to-measure and bespoke clothing.

Global Functional Textiles Market Types of Garments

What are the Key Factors Driving the Polyester Segment?

Increasing Demand for a Soft Texture and Insulating Properties

Based on fibers, the market is divided into polyester and viscose. The polyester segment is expected to hold a significant share of the market in the coming years, due to its insulating properties and its relatively soft texture. Polyester fabrics are resistant to staining, thus they are widely used as a tablecloth. Moreover, polyester fabrics are used as cushioning materials for pillows and upholstery padding.

The viscose segment accounts for a significant market share. Viscose is a synthetic clothing material produced from the natural substance cellulose. This material is also known as “rayon” and is used as artificial silk in the fashion industry. Viscose is a lightweight material with a soft feel and lustrous finish.

What are the Key Factors Driving the Anti-Microbial & Anti-Bacterial Segment?

Growing Awareness Regarding the Diseases Caused by Bacteria

On the basis of functions, the global functional textiles market is segregated into anti-microbial & anti-bacterial, flame retardant, temperature regulation, durable press/wrinkle resistance, and others. The anti-microbial & anti-bacterial segment is anticipated to expand at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period.  Microorganism causes various medical and hygienic problems, hence to encounter them various measures have been taken by industries. Anti-microbial & anti-bacterial textiles safeguards users from pathogenic microorganism. Chemical treatment and antimicrobial finish are employed on textiles during the finishing stage to inhibit the bacteria.

The flame retardant segment is expected to hold a significant share of the market. Flame retardants are a diverse group of chemicals that are applied to textile products to prevent the growth of fire. Wool is flame retardant and usually has a low burning rate and may self-extinguish. Polyester, nylon, and acrylic are not easily ignited, however, if ignited, severe dripping and melting occur.

What Are the Key Factors Driving the Geotextiles Segment?

Rising Applications in Several Industries

Based on application, the global functional textile market is segmented into geotextiles, personal protection, hygiene, medical, military/war, and sports & leisure. The geotextiles segment is projected to register a considerable share of the market in the coming years. Geotextiles are used in several industries such as earth dikes, road & railway embankments, and coastal protection structures to perform basic functions including drainage, filtration, separation of soil layers, reinforcement, or stabilization.

The personal protection segment is expected to hold a substantial CAGR. Personal protective textiles are categorized as per the end-use functions. Protective clothing includes respiratory protective equipment, skin protection, eye protection, and head protection. This textile offers protection from hazardous chemicals, heat, extreme cold, and radiation.   

Why is the Demand for Functional Textiles High in Europe?

Increasing Growth of the Textile and Apparel Industry

In terms of regions, the global functional textiles market is classified as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. Europe is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period, owing to the increasing growth of the textile and apparel industry in Germany, France, Italy, and UK. Market players present in Europe and North America are shifting their facilities and machinery to developing countries of Asia Pacific to tap vast resource pools and low labor costs.

The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period, as manufacturers offer revolutionary performance products to expand their consumer base. Furthermore, textile chemical production is increasing in emerging economies such as China, India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam and is projected to propel market expansion in the region. Macroeconomic factors including a burgeoning population and strict regulatory framework promoting the usage of shielding fabrics in the healthcare industry are propelling market growth in the region.

Global Functional Textiles Market Regions

Segments

The global functional textiles market has been segmented on the basis of

Garments

  • Active Wear
  • Performance Wear
  • Ready-to-wear
  • Seamless Wear

Fibers

  • Polyester
  • Viscose

Functions

  • Anti-microbial & Anti-Bacterial
  • Flame Retardant
  • Temperature Regulation
  • Durable Press/Wrinkle Resistance
  • Others

Application

  • Geotextiles
  • Personal Protection
  • Hygiene
  • Medical
  • Military/War
  • Sports & Leisure

Region

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Player

Competitive Landscape

Key players competing in the global functional textiles market are Harvest SPF Textile Company Ltd.; Trevira GmbH; Dyntex GmbH; Eclat Textile Corporation Ltd.; Kelheim Fibres GmbH; Toung Loong Textile MFG; Sofileta; and Kelheim Fibres GmbH.

Key players are focusing on product development, collaborations, business alliances, and other strategic initiatives to translate organizational goals and visions into practice. Strategic initiatives are taken by such industry to upsurge its production capacity and supplier base to gain a competitive edge.

Atul Ltd. and Rudolf Group have launched a joint venture Rudolf Atul Chemicals Ltd. to construct a production plant in India. Moreover, Resil Chemicals introduce COOLIT, an intelligent summer garment technology that responds to body temperature and perspiration.   

Global Functional Textiles Market Key Players

1. Executive Summary
2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used
3. Research Methodology
4. Functional Textiles Market Overview
  4.1. Introduction
     4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
     4.1.2. Market Definition
  4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
     4.2.1. Industry Outlook
  4.3. Functional Textiles Market Dynamics
     4.3.1. Market Drivers
     4.3.2. Market Restraints
     4.3.3. Opportunity
     4.3.4. Market Trends
  4.4. Functional Textiles Market - Supply Chain
  4.5. Global Functional Textiles Market Forecast
     4.5.1. Functional Textiles Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
     4.5.2. Functional Textiles Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
     4.5.3. Functional Textiles Market Absolute $ Opportunity
5. Global Functional Textiles Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
  5.1. Market Trends
  5.2. Introduction
     5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
     5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  5.3. Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     5.3.1. Geotextiles
     5.3.2. Personal Protection
     5.3.3. Hygiene
     5.3.4. Medical
     5.3.5. Military/War
     5.3.6. Sports & Leisure
  5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
  5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Applications
6. Global Functional Textiles Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
  6.1. Market Trends
  6.2. Introduction
     6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
     6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
  6.3. Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
     6.3.1. North America
     6.3.2. Latin America
     6.3.3. Europe
     6.3.4. Asia Pacific
     6.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
  6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
  6.6. Global Functional Textiles Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
7. North America Functional Textiles Market Analysis and Forecast
  7.1. Introduction
     7.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     7.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
  7.2. North America Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     7.2.1. U.S.
     7.2.2. Canada
  7.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  7.4. North America Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     7.4.1. Geotextiles
     7.4.2. Personal Protection
     7.4.3. Hygiene
     7.4.4. Medical
     7.4.5. Military/War
     7.4.6. Sports & Leisure
  7.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
  7.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  7.7. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     7.7.1. By Country
     7.7.2. By Product Type
     7.7.3. By Application
  7.8. North America Functional Textiles Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
8. Latin America Functional Textiles Market Analysis and Forecast
  8.1. Introduction
     8.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     8.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     8.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
  8.2. Latin America Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      8.2.1. Brazil
      8.2.2. Mexico
      8.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   8.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  8.4. Latin America Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     8.4.1. Geotextiles
     8.4.2. Personal Protection
     8.4.3. Hygiene
     8.4.4. Medical
     8.4.5. Military/War
     8.4.6. Sports & Leisure
  8.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
  8.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  8.7. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     8.7.1. By Country
     8.7.2. By Product Type
     8.7.3. By Application
  8.8. Latin America Functional Textiles Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
9. Europe Functional Textiles Market Analysis and Forecast
  9.1. Introduction
     9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     9.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
  9.2. Europe Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     9.2.1. Germany
     9.2.2. France
     9.2.3. Italy
     9.2.4. U.K.
     9.2.5. Spain
     9.2.6. Russia
     9.2.7. Rest of Europe
  9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  9.4. Europe Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     9.4.1. Geotextiles
     9.4.2. Personal Protection
     9.4.3. Hygiene
     9.4.4. Medical
     9.4.5. Military/War
     9.4.6. Sports & Leisure
  9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
  9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  9.7. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     9.7.1. By Country
     9.7.2. By Product Type
     9.7.3. By Application
  9.8. Europe Functional Textiles Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
10. Asia Pacific Functional Textiles Market Analysis and Forecast
  10.1. Introduction
     10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     10.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
  10.2. Asia Pacific Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     10.2.1. China
     10.2.2. Japan
     10.2.3. South Korea
     10.2.4. India
     10.2.5. Australia
     10.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
  10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  10.4. Asia Pacific Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     10.4.1. Geotextiles
     10.4.2. Personal Protection
     10.4.3. Hygiene
     10.4.4. Medical
     10.4.5. Military/War
     10.4.6. Sports & Leisure
  10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
  10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  10.7. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     10.7.1. By Country
     10.7.2. By Product Type
     10.7.3. By Application
  10.8. Asia Pacific Functional Textiles Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
11. Middle East & Africa Functional Textiles Market Analysis and Forecast
  11.1. Introduction
     11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     11.1.3. Middle East & Africa Average Pricing Analysis
  11.2. Middle East & Africa Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     11.2.1. Saudi Arabia
     11.2.2. South Africa
     11.2.3. UAE
     11.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  11.4. Middle East & Africa Functional Textiles Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     11.4.1. Geotextiles
     11.4.2. Personal Protection
     11.4.3. Hygiene
     11.4.4. Medical
     11.4.5. Military/War
     11.4.6. Sports & Leisure
  11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
  11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  11.7. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     11.7.1. By Country
     11.7.2. By Product Type
     11.7.3. By Application
  11.8. Middle East & Africa Functional Textiles Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
12. Competition Landscape
  12.1. Global Functional Textiles Market: Market Share Analysis
  12.2. Functional Textiles Distributors and Customers
  12.3. Functional Textiles Market: Competitive Dashboard
  12.4. Company Profiles (Details: Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy)
     12.4.1. Harvest SPF Textile Company Ltd.
     12.4.2. Trevira GmbH
     12.4.3. Dyntex GmbH
     12.4.4. Eclat Textile Corporation Ltd.
     12.4.5. Kelheim Fibres GmbH
     12.4.6. Toung Loong Textile MFG
     12.4.7. Sofileta
     12.4.8. Kelheim Fibres GmbH

The global functional textiles market has been segmented on the basis of

Garments

  • Active Wear
  • Performance Wear
  • Ready-to-wear
  • Seamless Wear

Fibers

  • Polyester
  • Viscose

Functions

  • Anti-microbial & Anti-Bacterial
  • Flame Retardant
  • Temperature Regulation
  • Durable Press/Wrinkle Resistance
  • Others

Application

  • Geotextiles
  • Personal Protection
  • Hygiene
  • Medical
  • Military/War
  • Sports & Leisure

Region

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Player

Key players competing in the global functional textiles market are Harvest SPF Textile Company Ltd.; Trevira GmbH; Dyntex GmbH; Eclat Textile Corporation Ltd.; Kelheim Fibres GmbH; Toung Loong Textile MFG; Sofileta; and Kelheim Fibres GmbH.

Key players are focusing on product development, collaborations, business alliances, and other strategic initiatives to translate organizational goals and visions into practice. Strategic initiatives are taken by such industry to upsurge its production capacity and supplier base to gain a competitive edge.

Atul Ltd. and Rudolf Group have launched a joint venture Rudolf Atul Chemicals Ltd. to construct a production plant in India. Moreover, Resil Chemicals introduce COOLIT, an intelligent summer garment technology that responds to body temperature and perspiration.   

Global Functional Textiles Market Key Players

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Key players competing in the global functional textiles market are Harvest SPF Textile Company Ltd.; Trevira GmbH; Dyntex GmbH; Eclat Textile Corporation Ltd.; Kelheim Fibres GmbH; Toung Loong Textile MFG; Sofileta; and Kelheim Fibres GmbH.

Europe is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.

The global functional textiles market is expanding at a CAGR of 4.2% during 2022–2030.

The demand for sportswear in activities including ski sports, cycling, and swimming is increasing and is expected to drive market growth during the forecast period.

The global functional textiles market size was USD 4,214.0 Mn in 2021.