By Will Soutter
Reportlinker.com has included a new market report, “Nanotechnology for the Textile Market” to its report offering. Latest research by Cientifica predicts a surge in the market for smart textiles.
The new report offers detailed analysis of the impact of nanotechnology on the textile industry worldwide. It indicates that potential of nanotechnology lies in other segments of the textile industry although nanotechnology continues to be widely applied in conventional markets of home textiles and apparel for value addition by way of coating and finishing.
“Nanotechnology for the Textile Market” outlines the applications of nanotechnology in the major textile segments consisting of home, apparel, medical, military, technical and smart textiles and lists out the key players in the industry.
A market forecast till the year 2022 is provided for each segment. The market opportunities available are elucidated with the help of 30 tables and 98 figures. Cientifica envisages highest growth to be recorded in the technical and smart textiles segments owing to innovative employment of nanotechnology as additives or coating or in fiber production. Nanotechnology is expected to open up new markets for textiles such as medical diagnostics and consumer electronics. The availability of graphene, innovative advancements in organic electronics, and the shift towards the Internet of Things is closing the gap between electronic devices and textiles. Merging of these major markets will result in a lot of opportunities.
The 255 page report lists out the textile companies employing nanotechnology and profiles selected companies.