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Antimicrobial Textiles Market to Hit USD 13.89 Billion by 2027; Rising Importance of Hygiene Products amid the COVID-19 Outbreak to Fuel Market Expansion

May 05, 2020 | Chemicals & Materials

The global antimicrobial textiles market size is anticipated to reach USD 13.89 billion by 2027 attributed to the increasing prevalence of infectious diseases worldwide. Antimicrobial agents are additives used on textile fabrics for the prevention of microorganisms growing on the fabric material. Such agents are introduced to the fabric through dyes and inks while spinning or extrusion process. The breeding and growth of microbes on the fabric depend upon the properties of the absorption of the fabric. Fortune Business Insights in their recent report titled, “Antimicrobial Textiles Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Agents (Synthetic Organic Compounds, Bio-Based Compounds, Metal & Metallic Salts and Others), By Fabric (Cotton, Polyester, and Others), By Application (Home, Commercial, Medical, Apparel, Industrial, and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027,” predicts the market value was USD 9.23 billion in 2019 and will rise at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period of 2020 to 2027.

Canal and Sciessent, LLC Entered into Partnership for Improving Distribution Channels in Chinese Market

Canal Co. Ltd is the leading distributor of market space and offers a variety of products such as construction materials, food and pharmaceuticals, and textiles. With this partnership, Sciessent LLC aims to improve the distribution network of its odor control and apparel products to the China market. The Chief Executive Officer Paul Ford says, “This partnership with Canal marks an important decision for the growth of our company. We are aiming at providing high-quality products on-time and maintain our commitment with our partners, ensuring quality service to all consumers. Such acquisition strategies adopted by players are likely to aid in the expansion of the market in the long run.

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Increasing Trend of High-quality Hygiene Standards will Bolster Growth

The most important factor propelling this market growth is the increasing number of infectious diseases worldwide. The current pandemic of COVID19 has had an adverse effect on a global level and this increased the demand for high-quality hygiene maintenance. This rising awareness importance of hygiene is also boosting the market. On the contrary, factors such as the fluctuating price of raw materials may pose a major threat to the growth of the market in the forecast period. In addition to that, some chemicals used in antimicrobial agents may be harmful to humans when it comes in contact with the skin or eyes and causes irritation. This stands as another major drawback to the market. Nevertheless, the rapidly growing nanoscience technology is likely to create lucrative growth opportunities for the market in the coming years.

BioCote Limited, Milliken & Company Holding Significant Shares in Market

The global antimicrobial textiles market is consolidated in nature with a handful of players holding the majority of shares in the market. The COVID19 pandemic has propelled various manufacturing units to produce products offering a cent percent guarantee of killing all microorganisms, germs, and bacteria to attract high revenue to the market. Currently, four companies are dominating the market namely Trevira GmbH, BASF, BioCote Limited, and Milliken & Company.

Notable Industry Developments of Market include:

  • April 2020 – A textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is producing advanced medical personal protective equipment (PPE) called BioSmartTM for the medical industry amid the COVID19 global pandemic. The antimicrobial technology of BioSmartTM guarantees to kill 99.995 common bacteria that attacks through the medium of touch and is used in scrubs, lab coats, and hospital curtains

List of Major Market Manufacturers are:

  • Herculite

  • Microban International, Ltd.



  • Biocote Limited

  • Trevira GmbH

  • PurThread Technologies, Inc.

  • Sanitized AG

  • Milliken & Company

  • DuPont

  • The Dow Chemical Company

  • Other Vendors

Further Report Findings

  • North America held the dominant antimicrobial textiles market share on account of the advanced healthcare and medical facilities available in the region. However, Asia Pacific earned a revenue of USD 1.98 billion in 2019.

  • Based on segmentation by application, the market is dominated by the commercial segment. However, the medical segment will witness significant growth in the forthcoming years with a 20.11% share owing to the increasing prevalence of infectious diseases and the increasing importance to antimicrobial garments that will provide protection from microbial activity.

This Market is segmented into:



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Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD Million) and Volume (Kilo Tons)


By Active Agents

  • Synthetic Organic Compound

  • Bio Based Compound

  • Metal & Metallic Salts

  • Others

By Fabric

  • Cotton

  • Polyester

  • Others

By Application

  • Home

  • Commercial

  • Medical

  • Apparel

  • Industrial

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (the U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, and the Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • South America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and the Rest of South America)

  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Antimicrobial Textiles Market
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