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 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.
A report published by INDA and Edana forecasts strong market demand for nonwovens materials through the next five years, according to the Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry, 2018-2023. INDA is the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, and Edana is the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries.