Global Antimicrobial Textile Market is expected to foresee significant growth due to growing applications in the medical sector
- Himanshu Patni
- December 23, 2021
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The global antimicrobial textile market was stood at around US$10 billion in 2020 and is expected to demonstrate growth of ~7% during the forecast period (2021-2027). Antimicrobial textile is widely used in the medical sector in products like wipes, curtains, blankets, and gloves among others to reduce healthcare-acquired infection. Further, the increasing number of hospital care patients due to rising consumer income is boosting the market of antimicrobial textiles.
The global antimicrobial textile market is growing on account of increasing investment in the healthcare sector, the growing number of hospitals, and increasing awareness among consumers regarding antimicrobial fabrics. In the healthcare sector, antimicrobial textiles are commonly used in beds, curtains, and hospitals uniform to reduce healthcare-associated infections. For instance, according to a survey, there is a 5% chance that a person might get infected with a healthcare-associated infection if it is admitted to a hospital, as a result, the duration of stay in the hospital increases by 17.6 days if get a healthcare-associated infection. Further, an increasing number of hospital care treatments due to increasing people per capita income resulted in the demand for more hospital beds, curtains, uniforms coupled with the growing number of hospitals to improve the healthcare infrastructure. In addition, increasing consumer awareness regarding the benefits of antimicrobial fabrics such as killing microorganisms or inhibiting their growth is further propelling the growth of the antimicrobial textile market.
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COVID-19 has a slight impact on the antimicrobial textiles market owing to its continuous demand from the healthcare sector. However, disruption in the supply chain, fluctuation in raw material prices, and halted manufacturing operations has had somewhat affected the performance of the market.
Based on the active agent, the market is categorized into synthetic organic agents, metal & metallic salts, bio-based agents, and others. Among these, the market of synthetic organic agents held a significant share in the market due to their ability to showcase high efficiency with a large number of microbes that can affect the fabric condition. However, during the forecast period, bio-based agents are likely to showcase robust growth during the forecast period as consumers are looking for non-toxic and chemical-free products, as a result, the textile industry is also likely to adopt bio-based agents in fabrics to kill the microorganism or inhibit their growth.
Based on application, the market is divided into medical, apparel, home, commercial, industrial, and others. Among these, medical held a significant share in the market and is expected to showcase robust growth during the forecast period owing to the use of antimicrobial fabrics in the large number of application areas ranging from bed linen and curtains to surgery gloves and mask and from uniforms to cleaning products to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.
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For a better understanding of the market adoption of antimicrobial textile, the market is analyzed based on its worldwide presence in the countries such as North America (United States, Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Spain, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, and Rest of APAC), and Rest of World. North America held a prominent share in the global antimicrobial textiles market. This can be mainly attributed to its vast healthcare industry coupled with strong regulations set by the regional governments to use antimicrobial textiles in the healthcare sector. Further, high consumer awareness regarding the benefits of antimicrobial products among the regional population mainly the US and Canada are fueling the demand for antimicrobial textile in the region.
Global Antimicrobial Textile Market Segmentation
Market Insight, by Active Agents
- Synthetic Organic Agents
- Metal & Metallic Salts
- Bio-Based Agents
Market Insight, by Fibers
Market Insight, by Application
Market Insight, by Region
- North America Antimicrobial Textile Market
- United States
- Rest of North America
- Europe Antimicrobial Textile Market
- United Kingdom
- Rest of Europe
- Asia-Pacific Antimicrobial Textile Market
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Rest of World Antimicrobial Textile Market
Top Company Profiles
- Milliken & Company
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- Trevira GmbH
- Thai Acrylic Fiber Co. Ltd.
- Toyobo Co. Ltd.
- Life Threads LLC
- Herculite Inc.
- Smith & Nephew
- Sinterama S.p.A.
- Unitika Ltd.