07 August 2017
Visiongain has launched a new pharma report Smart Textiles in the Military Sector Market Report to 2027: Forecasts and Analysis by Product Type (Passive Smart, Active Smart, Ultra-Smart), Application (Health Monitoring, Exchange of Information, Environmental Sensing, Thermal Regulation, Location Identification and Protection from Threat) and Geography
Smart textiles are the future of clothing. These are the next generation fabrics have electronic components incorporated in them, for use in various applications such as sensing, energy harvesting, luminescence and aesthetics, and thermo-electricity among others. The Smart textile market has grown tremendously in the past few years because of its growing number of applications in areas such as military, sports and fitness, healthcare, automotive, fashion and entertainment. We anticipate the market will exhibit strong growth over the next decade.
The global smart textile market size will see strong growth across all major end-use sectors. But one of the most attractive sectors for smart textile industry is the military sector. The integration of sensors, actuators, and control units into military fabrics could aid the soldiers in achieving various levels of performance and capabilities in the field. The various functions of smart textiles in military sector include health monitoring, communication (wired and wireless), superior mobility, survivability, heat stress and cold stress sensing, and camouflage. Technological advancement in sensors, actuators, processing and wireless technology has led to the improvement in the performance soldiers in the battlefield. In the near future, due to miniaturization in electronics components, the use Nanotechnology will increase used in smart textiles.
The lead Visiongain report analyst for this report commented; “While the economy plays a central role in influencing the size and growth of the market, major driving factors include the miniaturization of electronic devices that can be integrated into smart textiles for applications such as monitoring, environmental sensing, and communication, increase in defence budget by the several government bodies worldwide, and growing number of application of smart textile in military sector.
Despite strong growth prospects, the smart textile market in military sector does face limitations. Several difficulties faced by the market that is reducing the adoption smart textile in military sector are related to designing of the textile such cost of manufacturing, comfort and performance, and power consumption. The research and development is still in process to overcome these challenges. Some of the difficulties can also be related to storage of the uniforms, and software safeguarding.”
The global market is highly competitive with many different players entering the market. The report discusses products from leading companies in the market. Notable companies in the Global Biologics market include BAE Systems Plc, Mide Technology Corporation, Intelligent Textile Limited, Ohmatex Aps, Koninklijke Ten Cate bv, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Schoeller Technologies AG, Milliken & Company, Outlast Technologies
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