The Market for Textiles Making Using Nanotechnologies Nano-Textiles is Expected to Reach Us $115 Billion By 2012
This 150 page report presents detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of the current and emerging applications of nanotechnologies in the textile industry. It offers in depth analysis of prices and trends, applications and production methods with full market growth forecasts by sector for 2006-12.
Key data includes:
-- Over 70 figures and tables covering every aspect of nanotechnologies and textiles.
-- Nanotechnology enabled markets, 2006-2012.
-- Market forecasts for nanomaterials used in the textile industry 2006-2012.
-- Full analysis of technologies and trends by sector.
-- Technology adoption and penetration rates by sector.
-- Full listing of all companies and players in the nanotechnology textiles field.
-- TABLE OF EXHIBITS
-- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
-- CURRENT APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN TEXTILE PRODUCTION
-- NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN CLOTHING TEXTILES
-- NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN HOME TEXTILES
-- NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN MILITARY/DEFENCE TEXTILES
-- NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN MEDICAL TEXTILES
-- NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN SPORTS/OUTDOOR TEXTILES
-- NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN NON-CONVENTIONAL TECHNICAL TEXTILES
-- APPENDIX I: NANOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS MATRIX
-- APPENDIX II: NANOTECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS IN THE TEXTILE SECTOR
-- APPENDIX III: OTHER RELATED COMPANIES AND INSTITUTES
Table of Exhibits
While early commentators predicted major breakthroughs from nanotechnologies in fields such a medicine and electronics, the textiles industry has been one of the initial adopters of nanotechnology products and processes.
The innovations seen in the textile industry includes both innovations i.e. the development of recent products to deal with present consumer demand, or process innovation which leads to lesser unit costs, larger capacity and better quality. In the near future, the key opening for nanotechnology in the textiles industry is in product innovation, not process innovation. In the textile industry, nanotechnologies are more likely to be employed to produce new materials, or improve the properties of existing materials, than to trim down the production cost or improve quality. Although still in its infancy, nanotechnology is already demonstrating to be a helpful tool in improving the performance of textiles, added value and additional revenue.
Smaller players will find it hard to adopt new technologies due to tight margins and cost of switching. Larger textile conglomerates with multiple product sectors are better place to be winners. Highest growth opportunities (or rate of adoption) will be in technical textiles and non-cost sensitive products such as sport or military textiles. Barriers are high for the clothing market which makes up 60% of the market. Nanotechnology will provide incremental improvements to exiting textile sectors, bit offer high growth in non-conventional sectors. The market for textiles making use of nanotechnologies nano-textiles will reach US $13.6 billion by 2007, climbing dramatically to reach US $115 billion by 2012. Highest growth rates will be seen outside the traditional apparel and home applications, where demand for performance improvements rather than cost reduction will drive the rapid adoption of nanotechnologies. The current world market for textiles is broken down by sector as shown in Exhibit 1. However, not all markets will be equally affected by nanotechnology with sensitive applications such as military and sports textiles showing the highest growth.
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