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Technology Landscape, Trends and Opportunities in the Global Microfiber Market

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  • March 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Lucintel
  • ID: 5002899
The technologies in microfiber have undergone significant change in recent years, from ultra-fine fibers to PVA infused microfiber. The rising wave of new technologies such as polyamide based microfiber is creating significant potential in cleaning cloth and synthetic leather applications, due to their soft, durable, electrostatic, and filtering properties.

In microfiber market, various technologies, such as polyester based microfiber and polyamide based microfiber technologies are used in the cleaning cloth and synthetic leather applications. Increasing demand for reliable and eco-friendly materials for cleaning in different industries and growth in demand for eco-friendly synthetic leather are creating new opportunities for various microfiber technologies.

This report analyzes technology maturity, degree of disruption, competitive intensity, market potential, and other parameters of various technologies in the microfiber market.

The study includes technology readiness, competitive intensity, regulatory compliance, disruption potential, trends, forecasts and strategic implications for the global microfiber technology by material technology, application, and region as follows:

Technology Readiness by Technology Type

Competitive Intensity and Regulatory Compliance

Disruption Potential by Technology Type

Trends and Forecasts by Material Technology [$M shipment analysis from 2013 to 2024]:
  • Polyester based microfiber
  • Polyamide based microfiber
  • Others

Technology Trends and Forecasts by Application [$M shipment analysis from 2013 to 2024]:
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Polyester based microfiber
  • Polyamide based microfiber
  • Others
  • Synthetic Leather
  • Polyester based microfiber
  • Polyamide based microfiber
  • Others
  • Others
  • Polyester based microfiber
  • Polyamide based microfiber
  • Others

Technology Trends and Forecasts by Region [$M shipment analysis for 2013 to 2024]:

North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France

Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • South Korea
  • India

The Rest of the World
Latest Developments and Innovations in the Microfiber Technologies


Strategic Opportunities by Technology Type

Some of the microfiber companies profiled in this report include Toray Industries, Kuraray, Huafon Group, 3M, Freudenberg Group, Eastman, Kolon Group, Welcron, Asahi Kasei, and Seiren Group.

This report answers the following 9 key questions:
Q.1 What are some of the most promising and high-growth technology opportunities for the microfiber market?
Q.2 Which technology will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.3 What are the key factors affecting dynamics of different technologies? What are the drivers and challenges of these technologies in microfiber market?
Q.4 What are the levels of technology readiness, competitive intensity and regulatory compliance in this technology space?
Q.5 What are the business risks and threats to these technologies in microfiber market?
Q.6 What are the latest developments in microfiber technologies? Which companies are leading these developments?
Q.7 Which technologies have potential of disruption in this market?
Q.8 Who are the major players in this microfiber market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth?
Q.9 What are strategic growth opportunities in this microfiber technology space?

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Technology Landscape
2.1. Technology Background and Evolution
2.2. Technology and Application Mapping
2.3. Supply Chain
3. Technology Readiness
3.1. Technology Commercialization and Readiness
3.2. Drivers and Challenges in Microfiber Technologies
3.3. Competitive Intensity
3.4. Regulatory Compliance
4. Technology Trends and Forecasts analysis from 2013-2024
4.1. Microfiber Opportunity
4.2. Technology Trends (2013-2018) and Forecasts (2019-2024)
4.2.1. Polyester based microfiber
4.2.2. Polyamide based microfiber
4.2.3. Others
4.3. Technology Trends (2013-2018) and Forecasts (2019-2024) by Application Segments
4.3.1. Cleaning Cloth Polyester based microfiber Polyamide based microfiber Others
4.3.2. Synthetic Leather Polyester based microfiber Polyamide based microfiber Others
4.3.3. Other Polyester based microfiber Polyamide based microfiber Others
5. Technology Opportunities (2013-2024) by Region
5.1. Microfiber Market by Region
5.2. North American Microfiber Market
5.2.1. United States Microfiber Market
5.2.2. Canadian Microfiber Market
5.2.3. Mexican Microfiber Market
5.3. European Microfiber Market
5.3.1. The United Kingdom Microfiber Market
5.3.2. German Microfiber Market
5.3.3. French Microfiber Market
5.4. APAC Microfiber Market
5.4.1. Chinese Microfiber Market
5.4.2. Japanese Microfiber Market
5.4.3. Indian Microfiber Market
5.4.4. South Korean Microfiber Market
5.5. ROW Microfiber Market
6. Latest Development and Innovation in Microfiber Technologies
7. Companies/Ecosystem
7.1. Product Portfolio Analysis
7.2. Market Share Analysis
7.3. Geographical Reach
8. Strategic Implications
8.1. Implications
8.2. Growth Opportunity Analysis
8.2.1. Growth Opportunities for the Microfiber Market by Material Technology
8.2.2. Growth Opportunities for the Microfiber Market by Application
8.2.3. Growth Opportunities for the Microfiber Market by Region
8.3. Emerging Trends in the Microfiber Market
8.4. Disruption Potential
8.5. Strategic Analysis
8.5.1. New Product Development
8.5.2. Capacity Expansion of the Microfiber Market
8.5.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures in the Microfiber Market
9. Company Profiles of Leading Players
9.1. Toray Industries
9.2. Kuraray
9.3. Huafon Group
9.4. 3M
9.5. Freudenberg Group
9.6. Eastman
9.7. Kolon Group
9.8. Welcron
9.9. Asahi Kasei
9.10. Seiren Group
*Full List of Tables and Figures Available on Enquiry.

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Toray Industries
  • Kuraray
  • Huafon Group
  • 3M
  • Freudenberg Group
  • Eastman
  • Kolon Group
  • Welcron
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Seiren Group


The analyst has been in the business of market research and management consulting since 2000 and has published over 600 market intelligence reports in various markets/applications and served over 1,000 clients worldwide. Each study is a culmination of four months of full-time effort performed by the analyst team. The analysts used the following sources for the creation and completion of this valuable report:

  • In-depth interviews of the major players in the market
  • Detailed secondary research from competitors’ financial statements and published data
  • Extensive searches of published works, market, and database information pertaining to industry news, company press releases, and customer intentions
  • A compilation of the experiences, judgments, and insights of professionals, who have analyzed and tracked the market over the years.

Extensive research and interviews are conducted in the supply chain of the market to estimate market share, market size, trends, drivers, challenges and forecasts.

Thus, the analyst compiles vast amounts of data from numerous sources, validates the integrity of that data, and performs a comprehensive analysis. The analyst then organizes the data, its findings, and insights into a concise report designed to support the strategic decision-making process.