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The global textile chemicals market size was valued at 20.85 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 26.40 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period.
Textile chemicals are used to treat textile material at different manufacturing steps, from fiber pre-treatment to textile finishing. Various stages in textile chemical manufacturing include washing, scouring, mercerizing, dyeing, printing, and finishing. As these chemicals play crucial role in achieving pre-defined textile properties, textile chemicals became paramount for textile and apparel industries around the world. Over the years, the scope of textile applications has broadened across various industries, which has further increased the popularity of these chemicals.
Outbreak of covid-19 has significant impact on growth of the market. The year-on-year growth rate is estimated to decline for this years as compared to historic years due to decease in textile production. Therefore, the market is expected to drive to grow at lower CAGR during this year.
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Adoption of Sustainable products in Textile Manufacturing
Owing to strict environmental regulations and commitment towards sustainable goals, most textile & chemical manufacturers are shifting their preference towards green chemicals. For instance, in 2019, biological dyeing firm Colorifix, in association with textile manufacturers such as Switzerland's Forster Rohner and India's Arvind, launched new industrial scale trials for biological dyes. In 2018, Croda international launched new 100% bio-based surfactants. In developed countries, environment regulations are strictly followed. Also, developing countries are setting their goals for a sustainable future. Therefore, the green textile chemical segment has potential growth opportunities in both developed & developing economies during the forecast period.
Rising Awareness Regarding the Benefits of Textile Chemistry in Manufacturing to Aid Growth
Textile chemistry is a highly specialized field as it applies principles of chemistry at different levels of textile and apparel manufacturing. Textile chemistry mainly includes segments such as dyeing & finishing, fiber & polymer, and more important conjunction of material science with textile material. With increasing consumer demand for enhanced quality and functionality, textile chemistry has become a pivotal element in the textile and apparel industry.
Textile chemical plays an important role in the manufacturing process right from fiber pre-treatment to the textile finishing. Different textile chemicals serve unique or multiple functions in defining efficiency of textile manufacturing as well as the quality of finished products. Moreover, these chemicals are capable to widen the scope of textile products in variety of applications. For instance, continuous research and development in the field of technical textile has extended their scope in agriculture, construction, industrial, medical, environmental, electrical, and electronic industries. Therefore, rising importance of textile chemistry is boosting demand for the product in textile manufacturing.
Environmental & human health Effects is a Key Challenge for Market Growth
During dyeing process, the dye materials which do not bond to textile material are lost to waste water stream. Approximately 10-15% of dyes are released in to waste water which further results in an unpleasant and high colored appearance. Synthetic dyes can pollute land, air, and water bodies. The waste water discharged through textile industries is considered as the most polluting of all industrial sectors. Waste water containing dyes absorbs the light and affects the photosynthesis phenomenon of aquatic species. This in turn disturbs the ecosystem of water resources. Moreover, during prolonged contact with the human skin, these harmful chemicals are absorbed in the skin and they can cause skin allergies and even serious diseases. Moreover, if proper precaution is not taken during textile processing, these harmful chemicals can leads to respiratory and skin related diseases. Therefore, strict regulations have been imposed on these chemicals. This factor presents a key challenge for growth of the market.
Colorant & Auxiliaries Segment Dominated the Global Market in 2019
Based on product type, the market is categorized into coating & sizing chemicals, colorant & auxiliaries, finishing agents, surfactants, de-sizing chemicals, and others. Colorant & auxiliaries was the largest consumed product type and this segment accounted for the largest share in terms of value. Dyeing auxiliaries are primarily used for washing & dyeing of yarns & fabrics. These chemicals are used to prepare & modify substrate for coloration, and stabilize the application medium to increase fastness properties of dyeing. Important auxiliaries include dispersing agents, carriers, sequestering agents, peroxide killer, anti-foaming, and anti-pilling agents among others. Textile colorants can be dyes & pigments. Textile colorants are applied to color the textile as per desired aesthetic appeal. Selection of appropriate textile colorant is important step because every type of fiber is not suitable for every type of dye. Different types of dyes are used as per the fiber type. The main types of dyes are acid dyes, basic dyes, mordant dyes, azoic dyes, sulfur dyes and vat dyes.
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Apparel Segment to Account for the Major Share during the Forecast Period
Based on application, the market is categorized into apparel, home furnishing, and technical textile. Among these, apparel segment accounted for largest revenue share in the market in 2019. Apparel segment includes products such as shirts, t-shirts, suits, jackets, trousers, skirts, shorts, kids wear, and swim wear among others. Increasing production of apparels to meet rising demand from growing population is the key driver for growth of the segment. The Apparel industry is a dynamic industry and is driven by changing consumer trends. In order to sustain in a highly competitive environment, apparel manufacturers are more focused to maintain quality of their product and adopt latest manufacturing techniques & raw materials. Therefore, textile chemicals are extensively adopted in apparel manufacturing. Moreover, increasing disposable income in emerging economies has created a significant demand for high end apparels. Hence, favorable growth of apparel industry is projected to increase demand for textile chemicals.
The technical textile segment is expected to be the fastest growing application segment in the market during the forecast period. The main application areas of technical textile include construction & civil engineering, agriculture & horticulture, footwear & clothing, cleaning & conveying industrial equipment, household furniture & coverings, automotive industry, packaging industry, environmental protection, sport, personal protective equipment, and leisure. These textiles are popular due to multi-dimensional properties. As compared to other textiles, these textiles are light weight, durable, high strength, and versatile.
North America Textile Chemicals Market Size, 2019 (USD Billion)
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Based on region, the global textile chemicals market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.
Asia Pacific is the global hub for textile production and export. Presence of leading textile manufacturers in countries such as China, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Vietnam among others is driving growth of the market in this region. China accounted for largest market share both in terms of value and volume. China holds around 50% of the global textile and apparel production.
China is the leading producer & exporter of textiles and apparel, followed by India. China controls over 35% of global textile and apparel trade. Moreover, bulk availability of raw material, low cost labor and low production cost are some of the driving factors for growth of the market in China. India is projected to register fastest textile chemicals market growth during the forecast period.
Rapid industrialization, along with increasing investment by Indian government to support textile business has created several growth opportunities for the textile chemicals market in India. Huge investments are made under the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) and Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS). According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, over US$ 4 billion was invested in the textile sector from June 2017 to May 2018. Moreover, under the Union budget 2019-20, the government allocated around US$ 97 million for Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS).
The textile and clothing industry is a diverse sector in Europe and holds significant share in the overall manufacturing sector. The industry includes approximately 171,000 manufacturing units of which small & medium enterprises holds 99% share. Top textile and clothing producers are Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France, UK, Belgium, Poland, Romania, and Austria. Italy is the biggest textile & clothing producer in Europe. It holds around 42% share in the EU textile & clothing production. Germany accounts for 25% share of total technical textiles produced in EU. Local German textile production is more focused on technical textiles, home textiles and clothing. UK and France leads the textile consumption in terms of value. Home furnishing textile makes more than 21% share in overall production of textile in Poland. Belgium is considered as leading manufacturer of carpets in EU.
In North America, the United States was the largest market in 2019 and the country is projected to retain its dominance during the forecast period. The U.S. is the second largest individual exporters of textile related products to the world. In 2019, the combined sale of fiber, textiles and apparels was valued at US$ 29.1 billion. The country supplied its textile products to more than 200 countries & territories in 2019. The U.S. is a world leader in textile research and development activities. The country is always engaged in developing new next generation textile materials for defense, apparel, electronics and other industries. In defense sector, the U.S. textile industry plays important role and supply 8,000 different textile products to the U.S. military. Moreover, increasing investment in the textile sector is fueling growth of the market in the U.S. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Capital Expenditure Survey, in the overall textile industry, the total capital investment resulted in around US$ 18.7 billion between 2009 and 2018.
The textile chemicals market report provides both qualitative & quantitative insights across the world. Quantitative insights include sizing in terms of value (US$ Billion) & volume (Kilo Tons) across each segment, sub-segment and region profiled in the scope of study. Also, it provides market share analysis and growth rates of segment, sub-segment and key counties across each region. Qualitative insight covers the elaborative analysis of market drivers, restraints, growth opportunities, key trends related to the market. The competitive landscape section covers detailed company profiling of the key players operating in the industry.
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Fortune Business Insights says that the global textile chemicals market size was valued at USD 20.85 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 26.40 billion by 2027.
Growing at a CAGR of 3.2%, the market will exhibit significant growth in the forecast period (2020-2027).
Apparel segment is expected to be the leading application segment in this market during the forecast period.
Increasing importance of textile chemistry and increasing investment in textile industry globally are the key factors driving this market.
Asia Pacific held the highest market share in 2019.
Key players operating in the market are Archroma, Huntsman Corporation, DIC Corporation, Kiri Industries Ltd., Covestro AG, Omnova Solutions Inc., Lubrizol Corporation, Solvay S.A., Evonik Industries, Tanatext Chemicals, Rudolf GmbH, NICCA Chemical Co. Ltd., Kemin Industries Inc., JINTEX Ltd., Sarex Chemicals among others.
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