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The Global Market for Nanotextiles

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  • 152 Pages
  • July 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Future Markets, Inc
  • ID: 4808178

The Market for Nanotextiles broadly encompasses:

  • Nanocoated/finished textiles (e.g. anti-bacterial nanocoatings, self-cleaning, flame retardant nanoclays). Most nano-enabled textiles on the market fall into this category.
  • Nanocomposite textiles fibre materials (e.g. CNTs integrated into manufacture for enhanced strength; smart textiles with sensor elements; conductive textiles; shape memory textiles).
  • Nanofiber textiles (electrospun nanofibers for protection, conductivity, etc.)
  • Nano-based non-wovens (e.g. barrier nanofilm integrated into layers).
  • E-textiles/wearable electronics incorporating nanomaterials.

The development of high value-added products such as smart fabrics, wearable consumer and medical devices and protective textiles has increased rapidly in the last decade. Recent advances in stimuli-responsive surfaces and interfaces, sensors and actuators, flexible electronics, nanocoatings and conductive nanomaterials have led to the development of a new generation of smart and adaptive electronic fibers, yarns and fabrics for application in E-textiles.

Report contents include:

  • Markets and applications of nanotextiles including wearable electronics, E-textiles, apparel, sportswear, footwear, medical textiles and industrial textiles.
  • Nanomaterials utilized in nanotextiles including graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanocellulose, metal oxide nanomaterials, nanosilver, nanofibers and nanocoatings.
  • Market drivers and trends
  • Nanotextles industrial collaborations and licence agreements
  • Global market revenues for nanotextiles to 2030 by applications and nanomaterials types.
  • Advantages of nanomaterials in textiles.
  • Market and technical challenges for nanotextiles.
  • Recent commercial activity.
  • 78 nanotextiles producer profiles.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Market definition
1.2 Methodology
1.3 Properties of nanomaterials

2.1.1 Recent growth
2.1.2 Future growth
2.1.3 Nanotechnology as a market driver
2.1.4 From rigid to flexible and stretchable
2.2.1 Reduction in size, appearance and cost of sensors for wearables
2.2.2 Growth in the wearable electronics market
2.2.3 Need for improved conductivity
2.2.4 Growth in remote health monitoring and diagnostics
2.2.5 Need for flexible and stretchable advanced materials
2.2.6 Need for thermal management materials
2.2.7 Growth in the market for anti-microbial textiles
2.2.8 Need to improve the properties of cloth or fabric materials
2.2.9 Environmental
2.2.10 Increase in demand for UV protection textiles and apparel
2.2.11 Need for biodegradable sanitary products
2.2.12 Increasing demand for smart fitness clothing

3.1 Smart textiles
3.2 Wearable electronics
3.2.1 Wearable sensors
3.2.2 Wearable gas sensors
3.2.3 Wearable strain sensors
3.2.4 Wearable tactile sensors
3.2.5 Industrial monitoring
3.2.6 Military
3.3 Conductive inks
3.3.1 Nanoparticle ink
3.3.2 Conductive Filaments
3.3.3 Conductive films, foils and grids
3.3.4 Inkjet printing in flexible electronics
3.3.5 Printed heaters
3.4 Apparel and sportswear
3.5 Footwear
3.6 Medical textiles and wearables
3.6.1 Nanomaterials-based devices
3.6.2 Printable, flexible and stretchable health monitors Patch-type skin sensors Skin temperature monitoring Hydration sensors Wearable sweat sensors
3.7 Printed batteries for textiles
3.8 Solar energy harvesting textiles

4.1 Applications
4.2 Apparel and sportswear
4.3 Footwear
4.4 Industrial textiles
4.5 Electronic textiles/wearables
4.5.1 Conductive yarns Flexible graphene batteries
4.6 Conductive coatings

5.1 Multi-walled nanotubes (MWCNT)
5.1.1 Properties
5.2 Single-walled nanotubes (SWCNT)
5.3 Applications
5.3.1 Flame retardant coatings
5.4 Anti-static textiles
5.5 SWNCTS in wearables

6.1 Cellulose nanofibers (CNF)
6.2 Advantages of nanocellulose
6.3 Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)
6.4 Sanitary products
6.5 Hygiene and absorbent products
6.6 Wearable electronics

7.1 Applications
7.2 Protective textiles
7.3 E-textiles

8.1 Anti-bacterial textiles and wound dressings
8.2 Silver nanowires in conductive textiles
8.2.1 Silver flake
8.2.2 Silver (Ag) nanoparticle ink Conductivity
8.2.3 Silver nanowires

9.1 Types of nanocoatings in textiles
9.2 Anti-bacterial nanocoatings in textiles
9.3 Self-cleaning nanocoatings in textiles
9.3.1 Hydrophilic coatings
9.3.2 Hydrophobic coatings Properties
9.3.3 Superhydrophobic coatings and surfaces Properties
9.4 Oleophobic and omniphobic coatings and surfaces
9.4.1 SLIPS
9.5 UV-resistant nanocoatings in textiles
9.6 Protective textiles




Table 1: Categorization of nanomaterials
Table 2: Desirable functional properties for the textiles industry afforded by the use of nanomaterials
Table 3: Applications in textiles, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
Table 4: Global market for nanotextiles, 2018-2030, by application, Millions USD
Table 5: Global market for nanotextiles, 2018-2030, by nanomaterials, Millions USD
Table 6: Types of smart textiles
Table 7: Examples of smart textile products
Table 8: Currently available technologies for smart textiles
Table 9: Applications in textiles, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof
Table 10: Applications in printable, flexible, stretchable and organic sensors, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof
Table 11: Typical conductive ink formulation
Table 12: Comparative properties of conductive inks
Table 13: Applications in conductive inks by type and benefits thereof
Table 15: Applications in flexible and stretchable health monitors, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof
Table 16: Applications in patch-type skin sensors, by materials type and benefits thereof
Table 17: Applications in flexible and stretchable batteries, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
Table 18: Properties of graphene
Table 19: Applications and benefits of graphene in textiles and apparel
Table 20: Graphene apparel product developers
Table 21: Graphene footwear product developers
Table 22: Graphene industrial textiles product developers
Table 23: Graphene conductive yarns product developers
Table 24: Applications in flexible and stretchable batteries, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
Table 25: Graphene electronic textiles product developers
Table 26: Typical properties of SWCNT and MWCNT
Table 27: Comparison of carbon-based additives in terms of the main parameters influencing their value proposition as a conductive additive
Table 28: Applications and benefits of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in textiles and apparel
Table 29: Properties of CNTs and comparable materials
Table 30: Types of nanocellulose
Table 31: Properties and applications of CNF
Table 32: CNC properties
Table 33: Properties of flexible electronics‐cellulose nanofiber film (nanopaper)
Table 34: Nanofibers types, properties and applications
Table 35: Nanocoatings applied in the textiles industry-type of coating, nanomaterials utilized, benefits and applications
Table 36: Nanomaterials utilized in Anti-bacterial coatings-benefits and applications
Table 37: Contact angles of hydrophilic, super hydrophilic, hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces
Table 38: Disadvantages of commonly utilized superhydrophobic coating methods


Figure 1: Polyera Wove Band
Figure 2: Global market for nanotextiles, 2018-2030, by application, Millions USD
Figure 3: Global market for nanotextiles, 2018-2030, by nanomaterials, Millions USD
Figure 4: Evolution of electronics
Figure 5: Panasonic CNT stretchable Resin Film
Figure 6: Wearable gas sensor
Figure 7: BeBop Sensors Smart Helmet Sensor System
Figure 8: Torso and Extremities Protection (TEP) system
Figure 9: Ralph Lauren Jacket incorporating printed heating elements
Figure 10: Connected human body
Figure 11: Graphene-based E-skin patch
Figure 12: Wearable bio-fluid monitoring system for monitoring of hydration
Figure 14: Smart e-skin system comprising health-monitoring sensors, displays, and ultra flexible PLEDs
Figure 15: Graphene medical patch
Figure 16: TempTraQ wearable wireless thermometer
Figure 17: Mimo baby monitor
Figure 18: Nanowire skin hydration patch
Figure 19: Wearable sweat sensor
Figure 20: GraphWear wearable sweat sensor
Figure 21: Schematic illustration of the fabrication concept for textile-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) made by sewing textile electrodes onto cloth or paper
Figure 22: Colmar graphene jacket
Figure 23: Inov 8 graphene footwear
Figure 24: Smartphone app integration with BonBouton graphene sensor technology
Figure 25: Graphene geotextile installation
Figure 26: Foldable graphene E-paper
Figure 27: Conductive yarns
Figure 28: Stretchable graphene supercapacitor
Figure 29: Textiles covered in conductive graphene ink
Figure 30: Types of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Figure 31: Formation of a protective CNT-based char layer during combustion of a CNT-modified coating
Figure 32: Anti-static textile product incorporating SWCNTs
Figure 33: Schematic illustration of the SWCNT-based electronic devices as a wearable array platform, which consists of memory units, capacitors, and logic circuits (left)
Figure 34: Stretchable SWNT memory and logic devices for wearable electronics
Figure 35: Stretchable carbon aerogel incorporating carbon nanotubes
Figure 36: Scale of cellulose materials
Figure 37: TEM image of cellulose nanocrystals
Figure 38: An iridescent biomimetic cellulose multilayer film remains after water that contains cellulose nanocrystals evaporates
Figure 39: CNF deoderant products
Figure 40: NFC computer chip
Figure 41: Cellulose nanofiber films
Figure 42: <hitoe> nanofiber conductive shirt original design(top) and current design (bottom)
Figure 43: Anti-bacterials mechanism of silver nanoparticle coating
Figure 44: Silver nanocomposite ink after sintering and resin bonding of discrete electronic components
Figure 45: Flexible silver nanowire wearable mesh
Figure 46: Mechanism of microbial inactivation and degradation with anti-microbial Photo Protect nanocoatings
Figure 47: (a) Water drops on a lotus leaf. (b) Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image of the upper leaf side prepared by ‘glycerol substitution’ shows the hierarchical surface structure consisting of papillae, wax clusters and wax tubules. (c) Wax tubules on the upper leaf side
Figure 48: A schematic of (a) water droplet on normal hydrophobic surface with contact angle greater than 90° and (b) water droplet on a superhydrophobic surface with a contact angle > 150°
Figure 49: Contact angle on superhydrophobic coated surface
Figure 50: Omniphobic coatings
Figure 5: SLIPS repellent coatings
Figure 52: Omniphobic-coated fabric

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • BonBouton
  • C2Sense
  • Colmar
  • hitoe
  • Inov 8