Smart Materials

Date of Publication: Mar 13, 2017
Global market for e-textiles will approach $5bn in product revenue by 2027. This report covers electronic fibres, yarns and textiles, and conductive inks including key innovators, manufacturers, players and products.

Date of Publication: Nov 18, 2015

In this report we identify the opportunities emerging from commercialization of smart textiles. These include textiles that are (1) fabricated from smart materials or (2) utilize sensing devices that are seamlessly integrated into the textile. The smart textile sector has taken off in the past few years, driven by the keen interest in the Internet-of-things (IoT) and enabled by the latest smart materials and powerful sensing devices. This report provides market coverage of the potential for emerging textile products where the textile is rapidly becoming the sensor.  The report also discusses how the latest generation of smart materials is expanding the market for advanced textiles. While the focus of this report is on the opportunity for smart textiles, we also discuss how the sensor industry can benefit from the latest trends in smart textiles and also how the supply chain for smart textiles is evolving.

Date of Publication: Jul 24, 2015
4D printing is defined for this market study as the technology in which the fourth dimension entails a change in form or function after the 3D printing of Programmable Material (PM). In other words, 4D printing allows objects to be 3D printed and then to self-transform in shape and material property when exposed to a pre-determined stimulus such as submersion in water, or exposure to heat, pressure, current, ultraviolet light, or some other source of energy.

Date of Publication: Jan 13, 2015
This report provides an overview of the global markets for smart materials and their applications. The report analyzes the principal end-user segment for each type of smart material (including commercial, industrial, medical, research and military) and estimates the current and projected worldwide market for each type of smart material and application through 2019.