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Smart Textiles

Innovation leads to new generation of nanotextiles

The development of high value-added products, such as smart fabrics, has increased rapidly in the last decade.

16th August 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Dublin

Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor

Recent advances in stimuli-responsive surfaces and interfaces, sensors and actuators, flexible electronics, nanocoatings, and conductive nanomaterials has led to the development of a new generation of smart and adaptive electronic fibres, yarns and fabrics for application in e-textiles.

The report titled The Global Market for Nanotextiles includes insights on markets and applications of nanotextiles including wearable electronics, e-textiles, apparel, sportswear, footwear, medical textiles, and industrial textiles. It also covers:

  • Nanomaterials utilised in nanotextiles including graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanocellulose, metal oxide nanomaterials, nanosilver, nanofibers, and nanocoatings 
  • Market drivers and trends
  • Nanotextiles 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
  • 72 nanotextiles producer profiles

Companies mentioned in the report include BonBouton, C2Sense, Colmar, Hitoe, and Inov 8. Markets for application of nanotextiles include: smart textiles, wearable electronics, wearable strain sensors, wearable tactile sensors, industrial monitoring, military, apparel, sportswear, footwear, and medical textiles.

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