Smart Fabrics  - Global Strategic Business Report

Smart Fabrics - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Nov 22, 2016, 230 Pages
US$4,950.00
GIA-MCP1663

Intelligent and Interactive Fabrics to Transform Textile Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Fabrics in US$ Million. The global market is analyzed by the following Application Segments: Fitness & Sports, Transportation, Defense/ Government, Infrastructure, Healthcare, and Others. 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 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 73 companies including many key and niche players such as

  • AiQ Smart Clothing, Inc.
  • Clothing Plus Ltd.
  • E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
  • EXO2
  • Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC

Smart Fabrics  - Global Strategic Business Report
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

      Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations                       I-1
      Disclaimers                                                       I-2
      Data Interpretation & Reporting Level                             I-2
       Quantitative Techniques & Analytics                              I-3
      Product Definitions and Scope of Study                            I-3


 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW                                                  II-1
      Smart Fabrics: When Technology Meets Textile!                     II-1
      Intelligent and Interactive Fabrics to Transform Textile Industry II-2
      Smart Fabrics - A Nascent Yet High Growth Market                  II-3
       Growth Drivers                                                   II-4
       Market Restraints                                                II-5
      Expanding Applications Bode Well for Smart Fabrics Market         II-6
      Developed Markets Hold Ground in the Smart Fabrics Market         II-8
      Challenges Confronting Smart Fabrics Market                       II-9
       Integration of Sensors into Garments - A Major Challenge
        Confronting Smart Fabric Makers                                 II-10
      Industry Structure                                                II-11
       Performance Clothing Players                                     II-12
        Performance Clothing in Healthcare Monitoring                   II-12
        Smart Fabric Manufacturers                                      II-13
       Textile Component Makers                                         II-13
       Electronics OEMs and Components Manufacturers                    II-13
       System Integrators                                               II-13
       Research Institutions                                            II-13
       Design and Consultancy                                           II-13

  2. MARKET TRENDS AND GROWTH DRIVERS                                   II-14
      Industry Evolves from Passive to Active to Ultra-Smart Textiles   II-14
      Smart Textiles to Drive the Next Wave of Growth in Wearables
       Market                                                           II-14
       Table 1: Global Sales of Wearable Devices for the Years
       2015-2017 (In Million Units) (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-16

       Table 2: Global Wearable Device Market (2016E): Percentage
       Breakdown of Unit Sales by Type of Device - Bluetooth
       Headset, Chest Strap, Head-Mounted Display, Smart Garment,
       Smartwatch, Sports Watch, Wristband and Others (includes
       corresponding Graph/Chart)                                       II-17
       Smart Fabrics—the Next Big Wave of Wearables                     II-18
      Microencapsulation & Nanotechnology: Harbingers of Future Growth  II-18
      Military - A Lucrative End-Use Sector                             II-19
       Increased R&D Initiatives in Smart Textiles for Military
        Applications                                                    II-20
      Healthcare - The Fastest Growing Application Market for Smart
       Textiles                                                         II-20
       Smart Textile Applications in Healthcare Industry                II-23
       Growth Drivers in a Nutshell                                     II-23
       Smart Clothing Gains Acceptance in Neonatal Monitoring           II-23
       Wearable Biomedical Sensors - A Potential Market Segment         II-24
       Smart Sutures                                                    II-24
       Vivometrics Life Shirt Monitoring System                         II-24
       Smart Socks Grow in Demand                                       II-25
      Telemonitoring for the Elderly: Opportunities for Smart
       Textiles Market                                                  II-25
       Aging Population: Opportunity for Telemonitoring                 II-26
        Table 3: Global Aging Population in Select
        Regions/Countries: Population of 60+ Individuals in ‘000s
        and as a Percentage of Total Population for 2015 & 2050
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-27

        Table 4: Elderly Population (60+ Years) as a Percentage of
        Total Population (2015 & 2050) (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-28

        Table 5: World 65+ Population (2030 & 2050): Percentage
        Share Breakdown of Population by Region - Africa, Asia,
        Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, North America, and
        Oceania (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                    II-29

        Table 6: Life Expectancy at Age 60 and 80 Years -
        (2010-2015), (2020-2025) & (2045-2050) (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      II-30
      Smart Fabrics Drive their Way into Automobiles                    II-30
      Sports & Fitness - A Significant Revenue Contributor              II-31
       Smart Inner Wear & Socks - Unique Wearables for Sports &
        Fitness Market                                                  II-32
       New Smart Wearables for Ensure Better Workouts                   II-33
       Improving Performance of Athletes in Professional Sports         II-33
      Growing Use in the Fashion Industry Drives Smart Textiles Market  II-33
      Demand for Smart Textiles in Space Application Grows              II-35
      Energy-Producing Textiles Offer High Growth Potential             II-35
      Smart Workwear - Addressing Needs of Employees in Hazardous
       Environments                                                     II-36
      Light Conducting Fibers Hold Enormous Potential                   II-37
      Self-Cleaning Textiles: The Focus of Innovations in Smart
       Fabrics Market                                                   II-37
       RMIT University Researchers Develop Self-Cleaning Nano-
        Enhanced Textiles                                               II-38
      Smart Fabric Designs: Focus on Simplifying Interactions           II-38
      Actuation and Response Applications Determine Market for SFITs    II-39
      Product Innovations Stimulate Growth in Smart Fabrics Market      II-39
       A Review of Select Product Developments in the Smart Fabric
        Market                                                          II-40
        Micro System Components in Clothing                             II-40
        Stretchable Electronics for Monitoring Heart Rate in Apparel    II-41
        BeBop Develops Smart Fabric Sensors for Car Seats               II-42
        Nano Dimension Successfully Tests 3D Printing of Conductive
         Traces onto Fabric                                             II-42
        VTT Develops Self-Adjusting Technology for Smart Clothing       II-42
        ComfTech Develops Newmoon Smart Garments with Wearable
         Monitoring System for Newborns                                 II-43
        Nanobionic Develops Smart Clothing to Reduce Impact of
         Disease-Causing Free Radicals                                  II-43
        Levi’s and Google Team Up for Smart Jacket for Urban Cyclists   II-43
        UK Developers Design Xelflex Smart Fabric                       II-44
        Google Develops Smart Fabric under Project Jacquard             II-44
       A Look at Other Recent Launches/Developments in the Smart
        Fabric Market                                                   II-44
      Rigorous R&D Investments Spearhead Growth                         II-47
       Multidisciplinary Approach to a Complex R&D Structure            II-48
       Public Funding for Smart Textiles R&D                            II-48
       A Review of Select Smart Fabric Research Initiatives             II-48
        Scientists Develop Smart Threads                                II-48
        MIT and DoD to Conduct Research on Smart Fabrics                II-49
        Researchers Develop Hybrid Power Textile                        II-49
        Researcher Develops Zephlinear Material with Potential Use
         in Smart Textile                                               II-50
        Researchers Develop Smart Fabric to Reduce Body Temperature     II-50
        Researchers Develop Ebb Color-changing Smart Threads            II-50
        Australian Researchers Develop New Stimuli- Responding Smart
         Textile                                                        II-51
        Actuating Fibers: Potential Use in Thermally- Responsive
         Smart Clothing                                                 II-51
        Researchers Study Potential Role of Smart Fabrics in
         Psychotextiles                                                 II-51
        Japanese Researchers Develop Conductive Inks for Creating
         Smart Fabrics                                                  II-51
        Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison Develop Solar
         Textiles                                                       II-52
        Cornell University Researchers Employ Nanotech in Cotton Fibers II-52
        Kansai University and Teijin Create Piezoelectric Fabrics       II-52
        Korean Researchers Developed Innovative Fabric to Generate
         Static Electricity                                             II-53
        Tracky—Smart Sportswear from ProjectPOLE                        II-53
       A Look into Research Initiatives in the Smart Textiles Market
        in the Recent Past                                              II-53

  3. SMART FABRICS - AN INTRODUCTION                                    II-55
      Background                                                        II-55
      What are Smart Fabrics?                                           II-55
      An Introduction                                                   II-56
       Insulation                                                       II-57
       Fashion                                                          II-57
      Classification                                                    II-57
       Products                                                         II-57
       Applications                                                     II-57
       End-Uses                                                         II-58
      Definitions                                                       II-58
      Functions                                                         II-58
       Textile Sensors                                                  II-58
       Data Processing                                                  II-59
       Textile Actuators                                                II-59
       Storage Capacity                                                 II-59
       Communication                                                    II-59
      Properties                                                        II-60
      Types of Smart Textiles                                           II-60
       Shape Memory Materials                                           II-60
        Overview                                                        II-60
        Shape Memory Alloys                                             II-61
         Product Profile                                                II-61
         Types of Shape Memory Alloys                                   II-61
          Cuprous-Zinc Shape Memory Alloys                              II-61
          Nitinol                                                       II-61
        Shape Memory Polymers                                           II-62
         Product Profile and Types                                      II-62
         DiAPLEX                                                        II-62
         Encapsulated Bi-Gels                                           II-62
         Bi-Material Film Laminates                                     II-62
         Polyurethane films                                             II-63
       Chromic Materials                                                II-63
        Product Profile and Types                                       II-63
       Conductive Materials                                             II-64
        Product Profile and Types                                       II-64
       Phase Change Materials                                           II-65
        Product Profile                                                 II-65
       Applications                                                     II-66
        Table 7: Select Phase Change Materials and their Properties
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-66
       Thermal Effects                                                  II-67
       Factors Influencing Thermal Effects                              II-67
       Microencapsulated PCM                                            II-67

  4. SMART FABRICS AND INTERACTIVE TEXTILE PRODUCTS                     II-68
      Overview                                                          II-68
      Major Sectors                                                     II-68
       Performance Apparel                                              II-68
        Fabric Switches                                                 II-69
        ThermoTec Textile Heating System                                II-69
       Wearable Technology                                              II-69
       Protective and Traditional Workwear                              II-70
       Monitoring and Health Care                                       II-70
       Toys                                                             II-70
       Nano-Fabrics                                                     II-70

  5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS                                  II-71
      Asiatic Fiber Launches iQmax Branded Smart Textiles               II-71
      ThermalTech Develops Solar-Powered Smart Fabric                   II-71
      Fraunhofer Unveils Smart Printed Sensor Material for Textiles     II-71
      Calzedonia Develops Smart Yarn-based Denim Jeans Collection       II-71
      Gunze and NEC Develop Smart Underwear                             II-71
      OMsignal Unveils OMbra with Biometrics Tracking Capability        II-71
      Nike Launches AeroReact Smart Fabric Technology                   II-72
      Outlast Technologies Introduces New PCM Acrylic Fiber             II-72
      Marucci Sports Launches New Smart Fabric for Diagnosing Head
       Injuries                                                         II-72
      Jabil Circuit and Clothing+ Launch Peak+ Smart Garment Solution   II-72
      Sensoria Unveils Integrated Wearable System for Runners           II-72
      Microsoft Develops Smart Scarf                                    II-72
      BeBop Sensors Unveils BeBop Wearable Smart Fabric Sensor          II-72
      DuPont Launches Stretchable Electronic Ink Materials for Smart
       Clothing                                                         II-73
      Vimal Unveils Enhanced Smart Fabric                               II-73
      Lear Launches New Line-Up of Automotive Leather and Fabric        II-73

  6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY                                           II-74
      BAE Systems and ITL Partner for Connected Clothing                II-74
      DuPont and Dow Chemical to Merge Operations                       II-74
      Cintas Teams Up with Google for Smart Workwear Project            II-74
      Toray and NTT Partner for Commercializing Sensor Technology in
       Smart Clothing                                                   II-74
      Jabil Circuit Acquires Clothing+                                  II-74
      Google and Levi Straus Partner for Smart Clothes Manufacturing    II-74
      Tamicare to Mass Produce 3D Printed Smart Textiles                II-74
      Ohmatex and Danfoss PolyPower Ink a Pact                          II-75
      Eleksen to Sell Patent Portfolio and Intellectual Property Assets II-75
      Tecnalia Develops Smart Textile Material                          II-75
      Nottingham Trent University Scientists Produce Advanced
       Prototype Garment                                                II-75

  7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS                                            II-76
      AiQ Smart Clothing, Inc. (Taiwan)                                 II-76
      Clothing Plus Ltd. (Finland)                                      II-76
      E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (US)                         II-76
      EXO2 (US)                                                         II-77
      Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC (US)                             II-77
      Intelligent Clothing Ltd. (UK)                                    II-78
      Interactive Wear AG (Germany)                                     II-78
      International Fashion Machines, Inc. (US)                         II-78
      Marktek, Inc. (US)                                                II-79
      Milliken & Company (US)                                           II-79
      Noble Biomaterials, Inc. (US)                                     II-79
      Ohmatex ApS (Denmark)                                             II-79
      Outlast Technologies LLC (US)                                     II-80
      Schoeller Textiles AG (Switzerland)                               II-80
      Sensoria, Inc. (US)                                               II-81
      Smartex s.r.l (Italy)                                             II-81
      Textronics, Inc. (US)                                             II-81
      Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan)                                    II-81
      Vivonoetics (US)                                                  II-82

  8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE                                          II-83
      Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Smart Fabrics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,
      Asia-Pacific (including Japan) and Rest of World Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
      Million for the Years 2015 through 2022 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-83

      Table 9: World Historic Review for Smart Fabrics by Geographic
      Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan)
      and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2009 through 2014
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-84

      Table 10: World 14-Year Perspective for Smart Fabrics by
      Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan) and Rest of
      World Markets for the Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-85

      Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Smart Fabrics by End-Use Application - Fitness & Sports,
      Transportation, Defense/Government, Infrastructure, Healthcare
      and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
      Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-86

      Table 12: World Historic Review for Smart Fabrics by End-Use
      Application - Fitness & Sports, Transportation,
      Defense/Government, Infrastructure, Healthcare and Others
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
      US$ Million for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-87

      Table 13: World 14-Year Perspective for Smart Fabrics by
      End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
      Fitness & Sports, Transportation, Defense/Government,
      Infrastructure, Healthcare and Others Markets for the Years
      2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)            II-88


 III. MARKET

  1. THE UNITED STATES                                                  III-1
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-1
        Market Overview                                                 III-1
        Smart Fabrics: Merging Traditional Textiles with Advanced
         Technology                                                     III-1
        US Invests in the Development of Next-Generation Smart Textiles III-2
        Smart Fabrics for Making Soldiers’ Uniforms                     III-3
        Low Consumer Awareness about Smart Fabric Technology Impedes
         Market Growth                                                  III-3
         Table 14: Consumer Awareness about Smart Fabrics -
         Percentage of Consumers Aware about Smart Fabrics for
         Clothing by Type of Smart Fabric (includes corresponding
         Graph/Chart)                                                   III-4
        Product Innovations/Introductions                               III-5
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-6
        Select Players                                                  III-7
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-11
        Table 15: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Smart Fabrics Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
        US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-11

        Table 16: US Historic Review for Smart Fabrics Market
        Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the
        Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-12

  2. CANADA                                                             III-13
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-13
        Market Overview                                                 III-13
        Product Launch                                                  III-13
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-14
        Table 17: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Smart Fabrics Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
        in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022)                 III-14

        Table 18: Canadian Historic Review for Smart Fabrics Market
        Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the
        Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-15

  3. EUROPE                                                             III-16
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-16
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-16
        Research Initiatives in the EU                                  III-16
        Research Projects Undertaken by the European Commission
         towards Development of Smart & Interactive Fabrics             III-17
         The WEALTHY Project                                            III-18
         MyHeart Project                                                III-18
         Context Project                                                III-18
         The Stella Project                                             III-18
         The Ofseth Project                                             III-18
         The Mermoth Project                                            III-19
         The Biotex Project                                             III-19
         The PROeTex Project                                            III-19
         PASTA (Platform for Advanced Smart Textile Applications)       III-19
         E-Tex: The Pre-Standard Project                                III-20
        SUSTA-SMART: Focusing on Standardization for Smart Textiles     III-20
        An Insight into the UK Smart Textiles Market                    III-20
        Product Innovations/Introductions                               III-21
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-22
        Select Players                                                  III-23
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-25
        Table 19: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Smart Fabrics Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
        in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-25

        Table 20: European Historic Review for Smart Fabrics Market
        Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the
        Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-26

  4. ASIA-PACIFIC                                                       III-27
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-27
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-27
        India: Growing Demand from Sports & Fitness Sector to Drives
         Market Growth                                                  III-27
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-27
        Key Players                                                     III-28
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-29
        Table 21: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Smart Fabrics Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-29

        Table 22: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Smart Fabrics
        Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for
        the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-30

  5. REST OF WORLD                                                      III-31
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-31
        Current and Future Analysis                                     III-31
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-31
        Table 23: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Smart Fabrics Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
        Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-31

        Table 24: Rest of World Historic Review for Smart Fabrics
        Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for
        the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-32


 IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

     Total Companies Profiled: 73 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 74)

     The United States (26)
     Japan (2)
     Europe (36)
     - France (4)
     - Germany (5)
     - The United Kingdom (11)
     - Italy (2)
     - Spain (2)
     - Rest of Europe (12)
     Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (8)
     Middle East (2)
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Date of Publication:
Nov 22, 2016
Number of Pages:
230 Pages