Fabrics Manufacturing Market Global Briefing 2018

Fabrics Manufacturing Market Global Briefing 2018

  • January 2018 •
  • 34 pages •
  • Report ID: 4646998 •
  • Format: PDF
The fabrics manufacturing market comprises all establishments engaged in producing fabrics, mostly through processes such as weaving and knitting. A fabric is a cloth formed by weaving, knitting, tufting or bonding together.

Fabric Mills include broad woven fabric mills, narrow fabric mills, non-woven fabric mills and knit fabric mills. They are engaged in weaving fabrics, felts and narrow fabrics and they also further finish and fabricate fabric products.

Asia Pacific was the largest region in the fabrics manufacturing market in 2017, accounting for around 69% market share. Western Europe was the second largest region accounting for around 8% market share. Eastern Europe was the smallest region accounting for around 3.5% market share.

The demand for smart fabrics is increasing rapidly. This is mainly driven by the growing use of smart fabrics in various sectors including fashion, entertainment, medical, transportation, sports and fitness, and military.

Smart fabrics are textiles that can interact with their environment and respond to a physical stimuli including those from mechanical, electrical, thermal and chemical sources. Sensors, actuators and fabrics are the major components of smart fabrics. The materials used in smart fabrics include optical fibers, metals and conductive polymers.

An example of smart fabrics is D-Shirt offered by French company Cityzen Sciences, which comes with a wide range of functions to record heart rate, GPS location, route, altitude and speed

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