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The market for nanotextiles is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 22.3% through 2020.


The term nanotextiles is used to define fabrics that are manufactured based on nanotechnology.  There are several processes that are employed to produce nanotextiles, the most common of which are the following: 



  • Incorporating nanostructures within the fibers that form the fabric. Examples of suitable nanostructures are nanoparticles, nanochips, nanotubes, nanorods, nanofibers and nanocapsules.
  • Coating the fibers or the fabric with colloidal solutions containing nanostructures (this process is also known as nanocoating).
  • Directly utilizing nanofibers to manufacture fabrics.
  • Introducing nanoporosity in the manufacture of fabrics.




Nanotextiles are made primarily from natural and synthetic fibers and include woven and nonwoven textiles.  Products based on inorganic fibers (e.g., ceramic and metallic fibers) are typically not included in the definition of nanotextiles. As indicated in the table below, nanotextiles find application in various industry sectors ranging from apparel/home furnishing to space exploration.



The next table provides a representative list of key players in the nanotextile industry.



The global market for nanotextiles is estimated to have reached global revenues of $2.5 billion in 2015 and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.3% through 2020. The largest segment of the market is represented by nanocoated fabrics. 



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Keywords: nano textile, nano-textile, nanofabric, nano fabric, nano-fabric, technical textile, advanced textile, market 

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