Smart Textiles and Nanotechnology: Applications, Technologies and Markets

Smart Textiles and Nanotechnology: Applications, Technologies and Markets

Cientifica, Date of Publication: May 15, 2013, 251 Pages
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Textiles are getting smarter. From graphene to nanotubes, nanomaterials are having a major impact on the textile industry.

Textiles are getting smarter, and much of this is being enabled by nanotechnology. “Smart Textiles and Nanotechnologies: Applications Technologies and Markets” provides the most in depth look to date at the impact of nanotechnology on the global textile industry, looking at technologies and applications from graphene to smart homes.

Expanded and revised for 2013, over 264 pages “Smart Textiles and Nanotechnologies: Applications Technologies and Markets” looks at the technologies involved, the companies applying them, and the impact on sectors including apparel, home, military, technical and medical textiles.

Detailed market figures are given from 2012-2022, along with an analysis of the key opportunities, illustrated with 123 figures and 14 tables.

With over a billion Bluetooth enabled devices on the market, ranging from smartphones to set top boxes, and new technologies such as energy scavenging or piezoelectric energy generation being made possible by the use of nanotechnologies , there are opportunities for the textile industry in new markets ranging from consumer electronics to medical diagnostics.

Market Scope

This report provides an in-depth presentation of recent developments in nanotechnology applied to smart textiles and provides market opportunities to 2022.

The market is segmented by

  • Clothing & Apparel
  • Home Textiles
  • Military Textiles
  • Medical Textiles
  • Sport Textiles
  • Technical and Smart Textiles


Companies mentioned in this report include:

AdidasAdvanPro Limited
Advanced Nano Products, Inc.AiQ Smart Clothing Inc.
Alexium
Algebra
Alltracel Pharmaceuticals
Andeson Bio-tech Co
Applied DNA Sciences
Applied EM
ARC Outdoors
ARC Technologies
Arc’teryx,
Asahi Kasei
Avelana
Balton Sp. Z.o.o
BASF
Beijing ChamGo Nano-Tech CoBelt Tech
BigSky Technologies LLC
BluestarBonar Technical Fabrics AG
Brooks Bros., USA
Bruck Textiles
Burlington Industries, Inc., USA
Canada Goose,
Cardinal Health
CC-NanoChem, Germany
Chamchuree
Chonbang, Co. Ltd.
Ciba Specialty Chemicals
Clariant
Clothing+
Cocona Fabric
Cook Medical
CTT Group
Cyanine Technologies srlDaniel Hechter,
Degussa
Delta Galil Industries Ltd
Denizli Basma ve Boya Sanayii a.s. (DEBA),
Donaldson
Dow Corning
Duke University, USA
DuPont
DuPont Speciality ChemicalsDuro Textiles
Eddie Bauer
Eleksen
Element 47
Elmarco
ELMARCO s.r.o.
EMPA
Energenics
Evonik
Exlan Co., Ltd
Fibretronic Limited
Formosa Taffeta
Forster Rohner AG
Foster Miller
Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited
Fuji Electric
G3i Technology Innovations
Gap
Greenyarn
Haojey Co
Henry Lloyd,
Hills Inc
Hugo Boss
Hyosung
Industrial Nanotech, Inc
Innotech Textile Co. Ltd
International Flavours and Fragrances
J-Teck
J2LFA Co. Ltd
JR Nanotech
Kanebo
Kanebo Spinning Corp
Kao Corp.
Kao Corp. Japan
Kennedy & Violich ArchitectureKing’s Metal Fiber Technologies
Kolon, Korea
Kolorgen Ltd
Konarka Technologies IncKVA Matx
Land’s End, Inc.
Lea Lea Group
Lee Jeans
Levi StrauusLG Chem
LiberecLindstrand Technologies
LLBean
Lockheed Martin Corp
Louis Vuitton
Mammut,
Marks & SpencerMC10
Misfit Wearables
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Nano Phase Technologies Corporation (NTC)
Nano-Group Holdings Ltd
Nano-Tex, USA
NanoChem
Nanocid Pars Nano Nasb
Nanocomp Technologies Inc
Nanocyl
NanoHorizons
Nanophase
Nanoscience Technologies Incorporated
NanoSonic Inc.,
Nanyan Textiles
nCoat, Inc
New Balance
Nike
Nordstrom
NovaThera
Nucryst Pharmaceuticals
NuMetrex
Old NavyOhmatex
Oxonica
Paul StuartPeerless Plastics & Coatings Ltd
Peter Brehm
PGA
Philips Lighting
Piedmont Chemical Industries, Inc
Pikeur
Polo Ralph LaurenPolar Elektro
Protex
Quest International
Radiation Shield Technologies, Inc.,
ReebockReliable
Roudière
Samsung
Schoeller Medical AG
Schoeller Textiles AG
Sefar AG
Sensing Tex, S.L.
Shanghai Hengjia Textile Company
Simmons
Simms
Soane Labs
Sony
SparkFunSphelar Power Corp.
Suzutora
Takeda Chemical Industries
Teijin Fibres Ltd
Texnology Nano Textile (China), Ltd.Tex-Ray
Textronics
The North Face
Thomson Research Associates Inc
Toray Industries, Inc
Toyobo, Ltd.
Trangoworld
TRG/Victorinox
U-Right International Holdings Limited
United Textile Mills
VDS Weaving NVW.L. Gore
Wacker
WEEL Technologies
Westaim Corporation
Wibur Ross
XS LabsZephyr Technology Limited

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  INTRODUCTION
     Objectives of the Report 20
     World Textiles and Clothing  21
                   Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the EU Textile Industry  23
                   Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the US Textile Industry  24
                   Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the Chinese Textile Industry  25
                   Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the Indian Textile Industry  26
                   Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the Japanese Textile Industry  26
                   Overview of Nanotechnology Applications in the Korean Textile Industry  28
                   Textiles in the Rest of the World  30
      Macro and Micro Value Chain of Textiles Industry  31
                   Common Textiles Industry Classifications  31
                   End Markets and Value Chain Actors  31
      Why Textiles Go Nano  33
      Nanotechnology in Textiles 33
      Nanotechnology in Some Textile-related Categories  36
                   Technical & Smart Textiles 36
                   Multifunctional Textiles  38
                   High Performance Textiles 38
                   Smart/Intelligent Textiles  38
    Nanotechnology Hype  40

  CURRENT APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN TEXTILE PRODUCTION
    Nanotechnology in Fibers and Yarns  42
    Nanotechnology in Fabrics 46
    Nanotechnology in Textile Finishing, Dyeing and Coating  54
    Nanotechnology In Textile Printing 65
    Green Technology -- Nanotechnology In Textile Production Energy Saving  66
    Electronic Textiles  66
                   Concept  66
                   Markets and Impacts  67
                   Current E-Textile Solutions and Problems  68
                   Nanotechnology in Electronic Textiles  77
                   Future and Challenges of Electronic Textiles  86

  NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN CLOTHING/APPAREL TEXTILES
    Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Clothing/Apparel Textiles  89
    Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Clothing/Apparel Textiles 90
                   Hassle-free Clothing: Stain/Oil/Water Repellence, Anti-Static, Anti-Wrinkle  90
                   Nano-Antibacterial Clothing Textiles  95
                   Nanosilver Safety Concerns  100
                   UV/Sun/Radiation Protective  101
                   Comfort Issues: Perspiration Control, Moisture Management  101
                   Creative Appearance and Scent for High Street Fashions  102
                   Nanobarcodes for Clothing Combats Counterfeiting  104
                   High Strength, Abrasion-Resistant Fabric Using Carbon Nanotube  105
                   Nanotechnology For Home Laundry  105
     Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Clothing/Apparel Textiles  105
         Products and Markets  105
         Costs and Benefits  113
     Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Clothing/Apparel Textiles 116
         Drivers and Barriers  116
         Market Forecast  116
    The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Clothing/Apparel Textiles  120

  NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN HOME TEXTILES
    Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Home Textiles 121
    Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Home Textiles  121
    Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Home Textiles  123
         Products and Markets  123
         Costs and Benefits  126
     Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Home Textiles  130
         Drivers and Barriers  130
         Market Forecast  130
    The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Home Textiles  134

  NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN MILITARY/DEFENCE TEXTILES
    Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Military/Defence Textiles  135
    Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Military/Defence Textiles  136
    Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Military/Defence Textiles  144
         Products and Markets  144
         Costs and Benefits  150
     Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Military/Defence Textiles  153
         Drivers and Barriers  153
         Market Forecast  153
    The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Military/Defence Textiles  156
  NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN MEDICAL TEXTILES  157
    Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Medical Textiles  157
    Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Medical Textiles  161
    Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Medical Textiles  163
         Products and Markets  163
         Costs and Benefits  169
     Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Medical Textiles  172
         Drivers and Barriers  172
         Market Forecast  172
         Roadmap  175
    The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Medical Textiles 176

  NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN SPORTS/OUTDOOR TEXTILES
    Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Sports/Outdoor Textiles  177
    Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Sports/Outdoor Textiles  178
    Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Sports/Outdoor Textiles  182
         Products and Markets  182
         Costs and Benefits  184
     Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Sports/Outdoor Textiles  186
         Drivers and Barriers  186
         Market Forecast  186
    The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Sports/Outdoor Textiles

  NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN TECHNICAL AND SMART TEXTILES
    Summary of Nanotechnology Applications in Technical and smart textiles  190
    Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Technical and Smart textiles  190
    Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Technical and smart textiles 196
           Products and Markets  196
           Costs and Benefits  208
      Future Projections for Nanotechnology in Technical and smart textiles  211
           Drivers and Barriers  211
           Market Forecast  212
           Roadmap  214
      The Major Players of Nanotechnology in Technical and Smart textiles  215

  APPENDIX I: COMPANIES/RESEARCH INSTITUTES APPLYING NANOTECHNOLOGIES TO THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY
      Companies Working on Nanofiber Applications  216
      Companies Working on Nanofabric Applications  217
      Companies Working on Nano Finishing, Coating, Dyeing and Printing Applications 218
      Companies Working on Green Nanotechnology In Textile Production Energy Saving Applications  219
      Companies Working on E-textile Applications  220
      Companies Working on Nano Applications in Clothing/Apparel Textile  223
      Companies Working on Nano Applications in Home Textile  229
      Companies Working on Nano Applications in Sports/Outdoor Textile  232
      Companies Working on Nano Applications in Military/Defence Textile  234
      Companies Working on Nano Applications in Non-conventional Textile  237

  APPENDIX II: SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES  239

  APPENDIX III: COMPANIES MENTIONED IN THIS REPORT  251

  List of Figures

      Figure 1 Current World Textile Market by Sector (2012-22)  11
      Figure 2 The Global Textile Market By Sector (US$ Millions)  11
      Figure 3 Market for Textile Products Using Nanotechnologies (2012-22)  12
      Figure 4 Markets for Nano-enabled Textiles  12
      Figure 5 % of Markets Impacted by Nanotechnologies  13
      Figure 6 Nano-contribution to World Textiles by Sector (2012-22) 14
      Figure 7 Total Value of Nanomaterials in Textiles (2012-2022)  15
      Figure 8 Value of Nanomaterials in Textiles by Sector (2012-2022)  16
      Figure 9 Nanotechnology Enabled Average Market Growth in Textiles by Sector (2012-2022)  18
      Figure 10 Changes in Global Textile Markets 2012-2022  19
      Figure 11 Relevant Product Development Stages for the Different Company Types  20
      Figure 12 Global Textile Market by Sector (2012-22)  21
      Figure 13 Top 10 Countries By Nanotechnology & Textile Publishing Activity 2009-12 22
      Figure 14 Main Players in World Exports of Textiles (left) and Clothing (right)  23
      Figure 16 Uses of artificial leather Chamude®: (a) suede, (b) bags, and (c) jackets  27
      Figure 17 Nanotechnology at AIST: (a) tailor-made molecular tubes, (b) drug delivery systems, and (c) single electron transistors  28
    Figure 18 Macro-Value Chain of Textiles Industry  31
    Figure 20 The Technical Textiles Wheel  37
    Figure 21 Textile Technology and Function Convergence  39
    Figure 23 Klimeo - Microcapsules containing a natural temperature-regulating ingredient are applied in and on the fabric  49
    Figure 24 Oil resistance of Inanova®  50
    Figure 25 The World's Shortest Piece of Nylon  51
    Figure 26 Plasma Treatment of Cotton Fibers  53
    Figure 27 NanoSino's 4 E Principles for Coating Trends  54
    Figure 28: SEM images of cotton fibers, control (a), treated with bulk ZnO (b) and treated
        with nano-ZnO (c)  55
    Figure 29 Antibacterial activity of cotton fabrics: untreated (a), bulk ZnO treated (b) and
        nano-ZnO treated (c) The dotted growth on the left-hand side corresponds to S
        aureus and the mucous growth corresponds to K pneumoniae Arrows represent the
        zone of inhibition of S aureus by nano-ZnO coated cotton fabrics  56
    Figure 30 The `lotus effect' effectively repels dirt and moisture  58
    Figure 31 BASF's lotus-effect aerosol spray combines nanoparticles with hydrophobic polymers such as polypropylene, polyethylene and waxes  58
    Figure 32 Fabric Without and With the Sun-block Layer, Courtesy of Hong Kong Polytechnic University  60
    Figure 33 SEM photograph of Functional Material Coating on Polyester Fiber Surface Courtesy of Toray Industries, Inc 62
    Figure 34 J-Teck nanodot inks set up on a Mimaki JV33/ JV5 Crab Feeder  65
    Figure 35 The development of e-textiles  67
    Figure 37 IMEC's wireless, flexible and stretchable ECG patch for comfortable cardiac  monitoring  70
    Figure 38 Conducting meanders in the non-stretched state allow up to 40% stretch  71
    Figure 39 Stretchable thermometer demonstrating possibility of embedded components 72
    Figure 40 Chain Mail Fabric for Smart Textiles  73
    Figure 41 Electroplated Fabric  74
    Figure 42 This organic electrochemical transistor was made with cotton fibers The gate, drain and source in the device are made from cotton threads with conductive or semiconductive behavior induced by using nanoparticle-based coatings  75
    Figure 43 Woven fabrics containing carbon nanotubes for strength and conductivity  77
    Figure 44 Organic field effect transistor (OFET) fully compatible with textile processing  techniques  81
    Figure 45 A Huichol girl from Mexico examines an early prototype of the solar-powered portable light (Image: Kennedy & Violich Architecture)  83
    Figure 46 These Aboriginal women are trying foldable versions of the prototype light source, which includes an aluminised textile to help spread the light  84
    Figure 47 Aboriginal man is wearing a Mexican-made bag that has the photovoltaic  panels sewn into it He is holding the light device in his hand (Image: Sheila  Kennedy)  85
    Figure 48 Sportswear with integrated sensors from Textronix  86
    Figure 49 Functional fashion Levi's using Schoeller's nanosphere technology  94
    Figure 50 The Market for Anti-Bacterial Textiles  95
    Figure 51 How antibacterial `SmartSilver works  96
    Figure 52 Typical delivery formats of nano silver (from NanoHorizons Inc)  97
    Figure 53 A fiber coated with silver nanoparticles  98
    Figure 54 BASF Ultramid BS416N® with TiO2 nanoparticles for UV protection  101
    Figure 55 Teijin's Morphotex allows colors without the use of dyes  103
    Figure 56 Donna Sgro's Morphotex dress 104
    Figure 57 Design student Olivia Ong '07 hugs two garments, treated with metallic nanoparticles through a collaboration with fiber scientists Juan Hinestroza and  Hong Dong, that she designed as part of her fashion line, "Glitterati  108
    Figure 58 Clothing designed by Olivia The dress and jacket contain nanoparticles with antibacterial and air-purifying qualities  109
    Figure 59 A scanning electron microscope image showing a cotton fiber with palladium nanoparticle coating  110
    Figure 60 Smart Fabrics Offer Designers New Possibilities in Fashion  111
    Figure 61 Nanotechnology Enabled Clothing/Apparel Textiles Market 2012-2022  117
    Figure 62 Value of Nanotech Inputs in Clothing Textiles 2012-22  118
    Figure 64 Value and properties added by metal films  122
    Figure 67 The Global Textile Market in 2012 (% Market Share)  127
    Figure 68 The Global Textile Market in 2012 (US$ Millions)  128
    Figure 69 Nanotechnology Enabled Home Textiles Market (US$ Millions)  131
    Figure 70 Value of Nanomaterials in Home Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Million)  132
    Figure 72 Alexium's Cleanshell treatment has the ability to protect against Chemical  Warfare Agents for days, as opposed to minutes offered by other methods  140
    Figure 73 Self-Assembling Nanotubes in Water  142
    Figure 74 Self-Assembling Nanocarpet  142
    Figure 75 A forest of carbon nanotubes  143
    Figure 76 twisted nanofibers  143
    Figure 77 Two-ply nanofiber yarn from CSIRO Textile & Fiber Technology  144
    Figure 78 Sandia researcher George Bachand examines an enlargement of actual images of light-emitting quantum dots  145
    Figure 79 The Future Force Warrior system  147
    Figure 80 Nanotechnology Enabled Military/Defense Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions) 154
    Figure 81 Value of Nanomaterials in Military/Defense Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions)  154
    Figure 82 Integrating bio-chemical sensors into textiles for continuous monitoring of a person's health is the goal of the EU-funded BIOTEX 163
    Figure 83 Acticoat 7 burn dressing containing nanosilver particles from Smith & Nephew  164
    Figure 84 Schoeller Medical's iLoad fabric used in incontinence underwear  168
    Figure 85 Nanotechnology Enabled Medical Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions)  173
    Figure 86 Value of Nanomaterials in Medical Textiles 2021-2022 (US$ Millions)  174
    Figure 87 Teijin's Nanofront fiber used in cycling and golf gloves  179
    Figure 88 New Balance running sock using Teijin's Nanofront modified with nano-sized  bumps to raise frictional force and increase surface area  180
    Figure 90 Nanotechnology Enabled Sports/Outdoor Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions)
    Figure 91 Value of Nanomaterials in Sports/Outdoor Textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Millions) 187
    Figure 92 Scanning electron microscopic images of the chars of ABS nanocomposites 195
    Figure 93 Potential applications of carbon nanotube coated yarns 200
    Figure 94 A Fuji Electric employee displays the company's flexible solar power cell `Fwave', a light, thin and flexible modules that can be mounted on curved surfaces  201
    Figure 95 Conducting cotton creates a simple circuit at Cornell University  206
    Figure 96 Energy harvesting textiles at the University of Southampton  207
    Figure 97 Nanotechnology Enabled Technical and smart textiles 2012-2022 (US$ Million)  212
    Figure 98 Value of Nanomaterials in Technical and smart textiles 2012-2022 (US$  Millions)  213

 List of Tables

     Table 1 Nanotechnology-Enabled Market Growth in Textile by Sector (2012-22)  15
     Table 2 Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Textile Sectors 17
     Table 3 Global Textile Market by Sector (2012-22)  21
     Table 4 Top 20 Countries Publishing on Nanotechnology and Textiles in Scientific Journals (2009-12)  22
     Table 5 Key Areas of Japanese Textile Research  27
     Table 6 Exports, Imports, Production and Domestic Demand in Korea  29
     Table 7 Comparisons between Japan, Korea and UK  30
     Table 8 Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanomaterials (Nanofinish) for Clothing/Apparel Textiles  113
     Table 9 Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Clothing/Apparel Textiles  116
     Table 10 The Roadmap for Future Applications of Nanotechnology in Clothing/Apparel Textiles  119
     Table 11 Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanomaterials (Nanofinish) for Home  Textiles  126
     Table 12 Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Home Textiles  130
     Table 13 The Roadmap for Future Applications of Nanotechnology in Home Textiles  133
     Table 14 Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanomaterials (Nanofinish) for Military/Defence Textiles  151
     Table 15 world's top 15 military spenders (from SIPRI 2011)  152
     Table 16 Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Military/Defense Textiles  153
     Table 17 The Roadmap for Future Applications of Nanotechnology in Military/Defence  Textiles  155
     Table 18 Non-implantable Materials for Medical Textiles  159
     Table 19 implantable Materials for Medical Textiles  159
     Table 20 Extracorporeal Devices for Medical Textiles  160
     Table 21 Healthcare/Hygiene Products for Medical Textiles 160
     Table 22 Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanotechnology for Medical Textiles  170
     Table 23 Medical Products & Equipment rank 4th in terms of industry profitability (CNN Money) 171
     Table 24 Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Medical Textiles  172
     Table 25 Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanomaterials (Nanofinish) for Sports/Outdoor Textiles  184
     Table 26 Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Sports/Outdoor Textiles  186
     Table 27 The Roadmap for Future Applications of Nanotechnology in Sports/Outdoor Textiles  188
     Table 28 Estimated Consumption of Technical Textile in Various Applications 192
     Table 29 Additional Cost Caused by Adding Nanotechnology for Technical Textiles  209
     Table 30 Drivers and Barriers of Nanotechnology Applications in Technical and Smart Textiles  211


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