The Global Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Size accounted for USD 12.6 Billion in 2022 and is projected to achieve a market size of USD 25.0 Billion by 2032 growing at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2023 to 2032.
Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Highlights
Antimicrobial fabrics are textiles that have been treated with an antimicrobial agent to prevent the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These fabrics are designed to provide a hygienic environment and reduce the risk of infections in various settings, including healthcare facilities, hospitality, military, and public places. Antimicrobial fabrics are also used in consumer goods such as apparel and home textiles to provide long-lasting freshness and odor control.
The antimicrobial fabrics market has witnessed significant growth in recent years due to increasing awareness about the importance of hygiene and the need for infection control measures. The demand for antimicrobial fabrics is driven by the growing healthcare sector, where the need for infection control is critical. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the demand for antimicrobial fabrics in public places and other settings to prevent the spread of the virus. The market growth is also attributed to the increasing demand for antimicrobial fabrics in healthcare facilities, rising awareness about the benefits of antimicrobial fabrics, and the growing consumer preference for eco-friendly and sustainable textiles. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the highest growth in the antimicrobial textiles market due to the growing healthcare infrastructure and increasing consumer awareness about hygiene and infection control.
Global Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Trends
Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Report Coverage
|Market||Antimicrobial Fabrics Market|
|Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Size 2022||USD 12.6 Billion|
|Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Forecast 2032||USD 25.0 Billion|
|Antimicrobial Fabrics Market CAGR During 2023 - 2032||7.2%|
|Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Analysis Period||2020 - 2032|
|Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Base Year||2022|
|Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Forecast Data||2023 - 2032|
|Segments Covered||By Active Agent, By Application, And By Geography
|Regional Scope||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa|
|Key Companies Profiled||Milliken & Company, Trevira GmbH, Unitika Ltd., PurThread Technologies, Inc., Sciessent LLC, Thai Acrylic Fiber Co. Ltd., BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Lonza Group Ltd., Herculite Products Inc., PurThread Technologies, Inc., and Sanitized AG.
||Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Competitive Analysis, Player Profiling, Covid-19 Analysis, Regulation Analysis|
An antimicrobial fabric is a textile that is treated to help inhibit or destroy the growth of disease-causing microbes. The market for antimicrobial fabrics has witnessed significant growth due to rising demand from various applications such as medical, home, and apparel. The major factors driving the growth of the market include rising awareness about the advantages of antimicrobial textiles and rising focus towards hygiene among consumers, globally.
The increase in demand for fabrics that provide high-performance and microbe-resistant fabrics for an increased number of application areas has led to the antimicrobial fabrics market growth. Increased use of antimicrobial fabrics in the healthcare sector is expected to change the dynamics of the market in near future. However, growing opportunities across the Asia-Pacific market; as well as technological advances and increasing applications such as medical and apparel are the major opportunity areas for the market. The major challenges can be attributed to the fluctuation in raw material prices, environmental and health concerns, and compliance with stringent regulations.
Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Segmentation
The global antimicrobial fabrics market segmentation is based on active agent, application, and geography.
Antimicrobial Fabrics Market By Active Agent
In terms of active agents, the metal & metallic salts segment has seen significant growth in the antimicrobial textiles market in recent years. Metallic salts such as silver, copper, and zinc are commonly used as antimicrobial agents in textiles due to their broad-spectrum activity against various microorganisms. The use of metal and metallic salts as antimicrobial agents in textiles is a well-established practice, and these agents have been proven to be effective against a wide range of microorganisms. Moreover, these agents have low toxicity and are considered safe for human use, making them suitable for medical textiles and other applications. Additionally, the demand for metal and metallic salts is expected to grow due to the increasing use of these agents in various applications such as apparel, home textiles, and public places.
Antimicrobial Fabrics Market By Application
According to the antimicrobial fabrics market forecast, the medical textiles segment is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years. Medical textiles are fabrics that are specifically designed and engineered for use in medical and healthcare applications. They are used in a wide range of applications such as wound care, surgical gowns, drapes, bedding, and upholstery. Antimicrobial fabrics are particularly important in the medical textiles segment due to the critical need for infection control in healthcare facilities. Antimicrobial fabrics used in medical textiles are designed to prevent the growth of microorganisms on the surface of the fabric, reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and improving patient outcomes. The increasing demand for medical textiles in the healthcare sector is a key driver for the growth of the segment. The growing aging population, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, and the increasing number of surgeries and hospitalizations are some of the factors driving the demand for medical textiles.
Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Regional Outlook
The Middle East & Africa
Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Regional Analysis
The Asia-Pacific region dominates the antimicrobial fabrics market and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. The region is home to several fast-growing economies such as China, India, and Japan, which are major consumers of antimicrobial fabrics in various applications such as healthcare, apparel, home textiles, and transportation. One of the key drivers of the Asia-Pacific regional market is the growing demand for hygiene and infection control in healthcare facilities. The region has a large population and a high burden of infectious diseases, which has led to an increased demand for antimicrobial fabrics in medical textiles, including surgical gowns, drapes, and bedding. Another driver of the Asia-Pacific antimicrobial textiles market is rising consumer awareness of the benefits of antimicrobial fabrics.
Antimicrobial Fabrics Market Player
Some of the top antimicrobial textiles market companies offered in the professional report include Milliken & Company, Trevira GmbH, Unitika Ltd., PurThread Technologies, Inc., Sciessent LLC, Thai Acrylic Fiber Co. Ltd., BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Lonza Group Ltd., Herculite Products Inc., PurThread Technologies, Inc., and Sanitized AG.
The market size of antimicrobial fabrics was USD 12.6 Billion in 2022.
The CAGR of antimicrobial fabrics is 7.2% during the analysis period of 2023 to 2032.
The key players operating in the global market are including Milliken & Company, Trevira GmbH, Unitika Ltd., PurThread Technologies, Inc., Sciessent LLC, Thai Acrylic Fiber Co. Ltd., BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Lonza Group Ltd., Herculite Products Inc., PurThread Technologies, Inc., and Sanitized AG.
Asia-Pacific held the dominating position in antimicrobial fabrics industry during the analysis period of 2023 to 2032.
Asia-Pacific region exhibited fastest growing CAGR for market of antimicrobial fabrics during the analysis period of 2023 to 2032.
The current trends and dynamics in the antimicrobial fabrics industry include increasing demand for hygiene and infection control in healthcare facilities, growing awareness about the benefits of antimicrobial fabrics, and rising prevalence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
The metal & metallic salts active agent held the maximum share of the antimicrobial fabrics industry.