Bandages have a small share in medical textiles market but are very crucial in healthcare. Wound care costs are expected to accelerate as average age of population increases, increasing demand for bandages. Supply for bandages will increasingly come from China/Chinese companies as European markets have gradually ceded their market shares. An analysis.
Smart clothing has been of research interest for many years and only recently have we seen products that cater to the mass-market outside military and space travel. However, consumer demand for smart clothing has not caught up well, while patent data shows that research in this field is massive, dominated by large players like Nike and Google among others.
Fibers@MIT, a research group at MIT, has developed a digital fibre with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. It could well be setting Moore’s law in motion for computational fabrics. But a lot depends on market acceptability and use-cases for this technology. Let’s have a look at what changes this innovation can bring in e-textiles.
Throughout history, fast fashion companies in particular have been notorious for underpaying workers and generating tonnes of waste — contributing to land, air, and water pollution. With brands going through several collections in a year, fashion has indeed cultivated a culture of excess consumption, and our environment is paying the price.
The global textile market is estimated to have declined from USD 673.9 billion in 2019 to USD 655.2 billion in 2020 at a rate of -2.8 per cent. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it.Now the market is, however,expected to recover and grow at a CAGR of 7 per cent from 2023.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to the need of manufacturing PPE kits in large quantities for workers. As India leads the way by becoming one of the major producers of PPE, the role of counterfeit manufacturers, who are trying to capitalise on the situation, is also on the rise. Since the time the novel coronavirus infection was declared global pandemic
The domestic technical textiles market is projected to reach ?2,00,823 crore by 2020-21. o keep up with the growth and focus on more environment-friendly fibres, textile companies are developing fibres out of recycled materials and natural sources for technical textiles. However, the use of textiles is considerably more diversified and hi-tech.
Soldiers are accustomed to rigorous physical activity like running and carrying equipment and weapons. Excessive activity in cold climate followed by inactivity results in hypothermia, whereas high work rates while wearing layers of protective clothing in hot climate leads to hyperthermia. Sometimes these conditions can even lead to illness or death.
Textiles have been used in almost different sectors beyond imagination and the medical sector is one of them. Medical textiles are one of the most important and major growth areas within the technical textiles industry. A number of applications ranging from simple bandage to 3-D scaffolds have been used as medical products for a large variety of diseases.
As pictures of the health emergency keep pouring, there is more than that meets the eye from just ordinary people wearing masks or doctors in heavy-duty suits. As the scientific community frantically searches for a cure to the COVID-19 menace, it has been in many ways nonwovens that have been at the frontline of the battle against the virus.