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antimicrobial textiles market


The antimicrobial textiles market is expected to grow at a high rate of 5.9% & 5.5% from 2017 to 2022, in terms of value and volume respectively. The global antimicrobial textiles market is rapidly evolving, with the major market players playing a crucial role in the development of the market. Players such as, Milliken & Company (US), Thai Acrylic Fiber Co. Ltd. (Thailand), Unitika Ltd. (Japan), SANITIZED AG (Switzerland), Microban International, Ltd. (US), Lonza (Switzerland) and The Dow Chemical Company (US), led the market.

The growth of the antimicrobial textiles market was largely influenced by partnerships, agreements & collaborations, new product launches and expansions during the period, 2013 to 2017.  Some of the companies who adopted these strategies are SANITIZED AG (Switzerland), Microban International, Ltd. (US), Sciessent LLC (US), Milliken & Company (US), LifeThreads LLC (US), Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc. (US), and The Dow Chemical Company (US). These companies mainly focus on both, organic and inorganic strategies to meet customer requirements, strengthen their market shares, and stay competitive in the market. The years 2015, 2016 and 2017 experienced a large number of partnerships, agreements and collaborations by top players in the market. New product launches also formed an essential part of their strategies, which led to strengthening their shares in emerging markets.

SANITIZED AG (Switzerland) is focusing on developing its market presence through expansions, new product launches and partnerships, agreements and collaborations. In 2016, the company opened a new technical textile research, development, and testing center in Burgdorf, Switzerland. In 2015, the company introduced the new product, Sanitized TH 12-13, which offers excellent effectiveness against microorganisms, mildew, and UV rays. The company also partnered with Carhatt, Inc. (US) in 2015, to offer protection from colonization and reproduction of bacteria for Carhatt textiles.

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Microban International, Ltd. is one of the leading players of built-in antimicrobial technologies which can be used for several applications such as, home textiles, commercial, apparel, footwear, uniform, and protective wear in the textile industry. The company adopted strategies such as, partnerships and new product launches to gain a competitive advantage in the market. In 2016, the company announced a partnership with the sportswear company, Li Ning Company Limited (China) to provide apparel featuring the odor control technology, ZPTech. The company launched new products in 2015 and 2014 for various applications ranging from footwear, apparel, and home textiles.

Furthermore, Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of high performance textiles for healthcare and other demanding applications adopted majorly partnership & agreement strategy to develop its presence in the market. For instance, in 2017, the company announced with Standard Textile Co., Inc (US) to market its active barrier VESTEX garments for healthcare workers.

The leading market players have adopted different strategies for the developed and emerging countries. The Asia-Pacific region is leading in terms of the demand for antimicrobial textiles. This is mainly due to the changing lifestyles, growing awareness about hygiene and the increased demand for antimicrobial textiles in the healthcare, industrial, and various other applications.

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