The global antimicrobial hospital textiles market size is estimated at USD 7.1 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 9.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.8%, between 2020 and 2025. Antimicrobial hospital textiles are fiber-based substrates to which antimicrobial agents are applied at the surface, or incorporated into the fibers, rendering a product that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Antimicrobial properties impart increased lifespan, performance, and prevent unpleasant odor. These antimicrobial hospital textiles are used in various applications such as attire, curtains, sheets & blankets, and surgical supplies & wipes.
The key players in the antimicrobial hospital textiles market are Milliken & Company (US), Trevira GmbH (Germany), Unitika Trading Co. Ltd. (Japan), Thai Acrylic Fiber Co. Ltd. (Thailand), PurThread Technologies, Inc. (US), LifeThreads LLC (US), Sinterama (Italy), Smith & Nephew Plc. (UK), and Herculite Inc. (US). The antimicrobial hospital textiles market report analyzes the key growth strategies adopted by the leading market players between 2015 and 2020, which include expansions, merger & acquisition, new product developments, and collaborations.
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Milliken & Company (US) is the leading market player. The company focuses on chemical R&D and has diverse products that are cost-effective. Furthermore, the company recently acquired global brand Polartec LLC (US) known for its innovative performance textiles. The company offers an EPA approved fabric technology under the name BioSmart. In this technology, the chlorine from the wash cycles binds to the fabric, and this inhibits bacterial growth.
Unitika Ltd. (Japan) has a presence in both antimicrobial textiles as well as antimicrobial active agents markets. Apart from being a chemical-based product, the company also offers bio-based fiber, which is steadily gaining importance in the market. A diversified product portfolio and strong geographical presence will strengthen its position in the market.
Antimicrobial Hospital Textiles Market by Material, Usability (Disposable, Reusable), FDA Class (Class I, Class II, Class III), Application (Attire, Surgical supplies & Wipes, Sheets & Blankets), Hospital Department, Region - Global Forecast to 2025
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