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22nd November 2017, New York, NY

Waterproof breathable textile market to grow by 6.30%

Waterproof breathable textiles are used in garments to prevent the absorption of water and provide protection from adverse weather conditions. Technavio's analysts forecast the global waterproof breathable textile market to grow at a CAGR of 6.30% during the period 2017-2021.

Technavio's report, Global Waterproof Breathable Textile Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

These include: Dow Corning, Helly Hansen, Marmot Mountain, Patagonia, and W.L.Gore & Associates, as well as Columbia Sportswear, eVent Fabrics, Heartland Textile, Jack Wolfskin Retail, Lowe Alpine, Toray Industries, Mitsui, Nike, P2i, and Polartec.

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global waterproof breathable textile market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

Waterproof breathable textiles are used in garments to prevent the absorption of water and provide protection from adverse weather conditions. They allow gases and vapours to escape from the garments and prevent water from penetrating into the material.

The textiles are made up of wax, vegetable oil, animal fat, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). There are different types of breathable fabrics based on biomimetics, smart breathable fabrics, hydrophilic membranes coating, microporous membranes coating, and a combination of microporous and hydrophilic membranes coating.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography: Americas, APAC, and EMEA. The report answers some key questions, including estimating the market size and the growth rate, main market trends, growth drivers, challenges, and identifying the key vendors in this market space.

One of the main market trends identified by the report is technological advances for greater comfort, whilst the biggest challenge to market growth has been toxins in waterproof and breathable textiles.

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