Global Smart Fabrics Market Business Report 2018: R&D Initiatives, Technology Innovations and Material Advancements 2016-2024

Tuesday, 18. September 2018 10:50

Dublin, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Smart Fabrics - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to's offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Fabrics in US$ Million by the following Application Segments:

  • Fitness & Sports
  • Transportation
  • Defense/Government
  • Commercial/Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Others

The report profiles 71 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • AiQ Smart Clothing, Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Clothing+ (Finland)
  • DowDuPont, Inc. (USA)
  • EXO2 (USA)
  • Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC (USA)
  • Hexoskin (Canada)
  • Intelligent Clothing Ltd. (UK)
  • Interactive Wear AG (Germany)
  • International Fashion Machines, Inc. (USA)
  • Marktek, Inc. (USA)
  • Milliken & Company (USA)
  • Noble Biomaterials, Inc. (USA)
  • Ohmatex ApS (Denmark)
  • Outlast Technologies LLC (USA)
  • Schoeller Textiles AG (Switzerland)
  • Sensoria, Inc. (USA)
  • Smartex s.r.l (Italy)
  • Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan)

Key Topics Covered:

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

Smart Fabrics: When Technology Meets Textile!
Smart Fabrics - A Nascent Yet High Growth Market
Growth Drivers and Market Restraints - In a Nutshell
R&D Initiatives, Technology Innovations and Material Advancements: Playing a Critical Role in Expansion of Smart Fabrics Market
Promising Future Ahead for the Smart Textiles Market
Expanding Applications Bode Well for Smart Fabrics Market
Smart T-Shirts & Jackets: Promising Segments in Smart Fabrics Market
Developed Markets Hold Ground in Smart Fabrics Market, Developing Economies Positioned for Long-term Growth
High Cost, Compatibility & Power Supply Issues, and Privacy Concerns: Major Concerns to Address for the Smart Fabrics Market
Integration of Sensors into Garments - A Major Challenge for Smart Fabric Makers

Industry Evolves from Passive to Active to Ultra-Smart Textiles
Smart Clothing Transforming the Wearable Technology Products Market
Smart Fabrics - the Next Big Wave of Wearables
Microencapsulation & Nanotechnology: Harbingers of Future Growth
Military - A Lucrative End-Use Sector
Increased R&D Initiatives in Smart Textiles for Military Applications
Healthcare - The Fastest Growing Application Market for Smart Textiles
Smart Textile Applications in Healthcare Industry
Smart Clothing Gains Acceptance in Neonatal Monitoring
Wearable Biomedical Sensors - A Potential Market Segment
Smart Sutures
Smart Socks Grow in Demand
A Glance at Few Startups in the Smart Medical Textiles Market
Telemonitoring for the Elderly: Opportunities for Smart Textiles Market
Aging Population: Opportunity for Telemonitoring
Smart Fabrics for Transportation Market: The Major End-Use Segment
Smart Fabrics Drive their Way into Automobiles
Sports & Fitness - A Significant Revenue Contributor
Smart Inner Wear & Socks - Unique Wearables for Sports & Fitness Market
New Smart Wearables for Ensure Better Workouts
Improving Performance of Athletes in Professional Sports
Smart Clothing with Thermal Changes
Growing Use in the Fashion Industry Drives Smart Textiles Market
An Insight into Select Smart Fashion Brands
Ambient Computing Key to Fashion Technology
Demand for Smart Textiles in Space Application Grows
Energy-Producing Textiles Offer High Growth Potential
Smart Workwear - Addressing Needs of Employees in Hazardous Environments
Light Conducting Fibers Hold Enormous Potential
Self-Cleaning Textiles: The Focus of Innovations in Smart Fabrics Market
RMIT University Researchers Develop Self-Cleaning Nano-Enhanced Textiles
Smart Fabric Designs: Focus on Simplifying Interactions
Actuation and Response Applications Determine Market for SFITs
Product Innovations Stimulate Growth in Smart Fabrics Market
A Review of Select Product Developments in the Smart Fabric Market
Micro System Components in Clothing
Mercury Jacket - A Self-Heating Smart Jacket that Responds to Temperature Changes
Xenoma's Smart Garments for Dementia Patients
Smart Threads to Send Messages and Change Color
Smart T-Shirts and Sports Bras from Sensoria
Worldline and SGS Develop Wearlumb
Under Armour's Smart Shoes and Sleepwear
L.L. Bean's Develops Smart Boots and Jackets
SUPA Creates Smart Sports Bras
Wearable X Develops Nadi X Yoga Pants
Stretchable Electronics for Monitoring Heart Rate in Apparel
BeBop Develops Smart Fabric Sensors for Car Seats
Nano Dimension Successfully Tests 3D Printing of Conductive Traces onto Fabric
VTT Develops Self-Adjusting Technology for Smart Clothing
ComfTech Develops Newmoon Smart Garments with Wearable Monitoring System for Newborns
Nanobionic Develops Smart Clothing to Reduce Impact of Disease-Causing Free Radicals
Levi's and Google Team Up for Smart Jacket for Urban Cyclists
UK Developers Design Xelflex Smart Fabric
Google Develops Smart Fabric under Project Jacquard
A Look at Other Recent Launches/Developments in the Smart Fabric Market
Rigorous R&D Investments Spearhead Growth
Multidisciplinary Approach to a Complex R&D Structure
Public Funding for Smart Textiles R&D
A Review of Select Smart Fabric Research Initiatives
E-Textiles for Easy Control of Smart Appliances
Allen School Researchers Develop New Smart Fabric for Storing Data
Ohio State University Researchers Develop E-Threads
Stanford University Develops Fabric to Cool Down Body
University of Colorado Researchers Develop Film for Smart Fabrics
EPFL Researchers Develop Smart Fabrics with Diagnostic Abilities
Exosuit Fabric for Aiding People with Different Disabilities
Researchers Develop E-Textiles to Manage Home Appliances
Fabrics with Thermoelectric Generators
Researchers Develop Passcode Embedded Clothes
Changing Color of Fabrics Using Smartphones
Micromanaging User's Movement through Motion-Sensing Clothes
Researchers Use OLEDs in Apparel
Researchers Develop Self-Charging Smart Clothes
Scientists Develop Smart Threads
MIT and DoD to Conduct Research on Smart Fabrics
Researchers Develop Hybrid Power Textile
Researcher Develops Zephlinear Material with Potential Use in Smart Textile
Researchers Develop Smart Fabric to Reduce Body Temperature
Researchers Develop Ebb Color-changing Smart Threads
Australian Researchers Develop New Stimuli-Responding Smart Textile
Actuating Fibers: Potential Use in Thermally-Responsive Smart Clothing
Researchers Study Potential Role of Smart Fabrics in Psychotextiles

What are Smart Fabrics?
An Introduction
Textile Sensors
Data Processing
Textile Actuators
Storage Capacity
Types of Smart Textiles
Shape Memory Materials
Shape Memory Alloys
Product Profile
Types of Shape Memory Alloys
Cuprous-Zinc Shape Memory Alloys
Shape Memory Polymers
Product Profile and Types
Encapsulated Bi-Gels
Bi-Material Film Laminates
Polyurethane films
Chromic Materials
Product Profile and Types
Conductive Materials
Product Profile and Types
Phase Change Materials
Product Profile
Thermal Effects
Factors Influencing Thermal Effects
Microencapsulated PCM

Major Sectors
Performance Apparel
Fabric Switches
ThermoTec Textile Heating System
Wearable Technology
Protective and Traditional Workwear
Monitoring and Health Care

Smart Fabrics: Industry Structure
Performance Clothing Players
Performance Clothing in Healthcare Monitoring
Smart Fabric Manufacturers
Textile Component Makers
Electronics OEMs and Components Manufacturers
System Integrators
Research Institutions
Design and Consultancy

6.1 Focus on Select Players

6.2 Product Innovations/Introductions
Xenoma to Launch Smart Pajamas for Dementia Patients
VivoSense Unveils VivoSense 3.2 Wearable Sensor Analysis Platform
Myant Introduces SKIIN Smart Clothing Platform
Hexoskin Introduces Hexoskin Smart Garments
Tommy Hilfiger Launches Smart Chip-Embedded Clothing Range
DuPont Unveils Stretchable Electronic Inks and Films for Smart Clothing
Umbra Announces Launch of New Smart Fabric
DuPont Introduces DuPont Intexar Smart Clothing Technology
Asiatic Fiber Launches iQmax Branded Smart Textiles
ThermalTech Unveils Solar-Powered Smart Fabric
Fraunhofer Unveils Smart Printed Sensor Material for Textiles
Calzedonia Develops Smart Yarn-based Denim Jeans Collection
Gunze and NEC Develop Smart Underwear
OMsignal Unveils OMbra with Biometrics Tracking Capability

6.3 Recent Industry Activity
MSA Safety Acquires Globe Manufacturing
AFFOA and MIT Collaborate to Establish High-tech Fabrics Facility for e-Textiles
Noble Biomaterials and Bemis Associates Develop Conductive Advanced Material for Smart Apparel
Sensoria and MYZONE Partner for Smart Garments
BAE Systems Partners with Intelligent Textiles for Broadsword Spine
Cintas Teams Up with Google for Smart Workwear Project
Toray and NTT Partner for Commercializing Sensor Technology in Smart Clothing



8.1 The United States
A. Market Analysis
Market Overview
Smart Fabrics: Merging Traditional Textiles with Advanced Technology
US DoD Invests in the Development of Next-Generation Smart Textiles
Smart Fabrics for Making Soldiers' Uniforms
Low Consumer Awareness about Smart Fabric Technology Impedes Market Growth
B. Market Analytics

8.2 Canada
Market Analysis

8.3 Europe
A. Market Analysis
Market Overview
Research Initiatives in the EU: A Glance at Select Projects
The WEALTHY Project
MyHeart Project
The Stella Project
The Ofseth Project
The Mermoth Project
The Biotex Project
The PROeTex Project
PASTA (Platform for Advanced Smart Textile Applications)
E-Tex: The Pre-Standard Project
SUSTA-SMART: Standardization for Smart Textiles
Focus on Select Regional Markets
The United Kingdom
B. Market Analytics

8.4 Asia-Pacific (Including Japan)
A. Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Japan: Textile Makers Focus on Commercializing Smart Clothing Products
India: Growing Demand from Sports & Fitness Sector to Drive Market Growth
China: A Nascent Market
B. Market Analytics

8.5 Rest of World
Market Analysis


Total Companies Profiled: 71 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 72)

  • The United States (26)
  • Canada (1)
  • Japan (3)
  • Europe (33)
    • France (3)
    • Germany (5)
    • The United Kingdom (10)
    • Italy (2)
    • Spain (2)
    • Rest of Europe (11)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (7)
  • Middle East (2)

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