Cooling Fabrics Market – Snapshot

Cooling fabric is a new and innovative product in the textile industry that offers cool, comfortable, and soft texture next to the skin. Cooling fabrics are made of natural and synthetic textiles. They can also be worn by those who are sensitive to synthetic materials. Cooling fabrics allow consumers comfort by providing a cooling effect. They also help in evaporation of sweat and prevent the textile from clinging to the body. Important features of cooling fabrics include moisture circulation and regulated evaporation.

global cooling fabrics market

Cooling fabrics aim to reduce the surface temperature of the fabric. These fabrics differ from other thermoregulatory textiles; cooling fabrics allow the fabric to cool down in high temperature conditions, while thermoregulatory textiles control the fabric temperature based on the surrounding weather.

Typically, material and technology used by manufacturers of cooling fabrics are proprietary. Companies enter into collaborations with leading textile brands and facilitate their business through investments, technology licensing, and supply or contract agreements. Manufacturers of cooling fabrics often procure various types of fibers (synthetic or natural) and further process these with chemicals, additives, or cooling finishes. These fibers are then used in the production of cooling fabrics.

Key players operating in the cooling fabrics market benefit from strategic alliances with global players. Many players have entered into partnerships with the leading clothing brands in order to boost their business through investments, technology licensing, supply or contract agreements, etc. Prominent players operating in the cooling fabrics market include Ahlstrom Corporation, Invista, Coolcore LLC, HexArmor, and Polartec.

Manufacturers innovate products based on consumer requirement. For instance, smooth and cooling fabrics are used in the production of pillows, mattresses, beddings, etc. to improve the sleeping comfort of consumers. Similarly, medical applications of cooling fabrics are increasing. These fabrics are employed in on-the-go cooling pads, surgical gowns, scrubs, etc. Industrial applications of cooling fabrics, such as protective clothing used in mines, are likely to offer opportunities to the cooling fabrics market.

Some players provide specialty fibers that are used in the manufacture of cooling fabrics. These players can forward integrate their business, although this entails technical expertise. Manufacturers can also expand their business by offering more than one cooling technologies to their business partners and consumers.

Manufacturers of cooling fabrics can expand their production facilities in countries and regions with high growth potential. They can also increase their sales and distribution networks across regions where they lack presence. Such undertakings are likely to boost the market share of manufacturers in the global cooling fabrics market.

The cooling fabrics market has been analyzed by dividing it into different segments: product, textile type, technology, end-user, and region. Based on product, the global market has been bifurcated into natural and synthetic. Synthetic segment has been further categorized into nylon blend, polyester blend, polyester, and others. In terms of textile type, the market has been classified into woven, non-woven, and knitted. Based on technology, the market has been segregated into cooling finishes, polymer coatings, specialty fibers, and others. Based on end-user, the cooling fabrics market has been split into lifestyle, protective clothing, sports apparel, medical, bedding/mattress, and others.

In terms of region, the global cooling fabrics market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Europe was the leading region of the cooling fabrics market in 2017. It was followed by North America. Demand for cooling fabrics is concentrated predominantly in sports apparel and lifestyle products such as active-wear and work-wear. Demand for cooling fabrics in Europe is high in the EU-15 countries such as Germany, France, and the U.K. However, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and India are likely to offer higher growth potential for the cooling fabrics market in Asia Pacific. Led by the U.S., demand for cooling fabrics in North America is projected to rise during the forecast period, particularly in end-users such as sports apparel and protective clothing.

Cooling Fabrics Market - Overview

The global cooling fabrics market has been segmented based on product, textile type, technology, end-user, and region. In terms of product, the synthetic segment dominated the market with more than 70% share in 2017. In terms of textile type, the woven segment held prominent share of the market in 2017. It was followed by the non-woven segment. The woven segment is expected to expand at a faster pace than other types of textiles during the forecast period. Based on technology, the global cooling fabrics market was led by cooling finishes, followed by polymer coatings, in 2017. The two technologies are used widely in the production of cooling fabrics. In terms of end-user, cooling fabrics are extensively employed in sports apparel, protective clothing, and lifestyle segments. However, demand for cooling fabrics varies in regions according to different end-users.

Key players operating in the cooling fabrics market are expected to benefit from the establishment of strategic alliances with global players. Many players have entered into partnerships with the leading clothing brands in order to expand their business through investments, technology licensing, supply or contract agreements, etc. Prominent players operating in the cooling fabrics market include Ahlstrom Corporation, Invista, Coolcore LLC, HexArmor, and Polartec.

The report analyzes and forecasts the market for cooling fabrics at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (Mn Sq. Mts.) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global cooling fabrics market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for cooling fabrics during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the cooling fabrics market at the global and regional level.

The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global cooling fabrics market. The Porter’s Five Forces model for the cooling fabrics market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the global cooling fabrics market by segmenting it in terms of product, textile type, technology, end-user, and region. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for cooling fabrics in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers the demand for individual segments in all the regions.

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global cooling fabrics market. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, business strategies, recent developments, financial details, and product portfolio.

The report provides the actual market size for 2017, estimated market size of cooling fabrics for 2018, and forecast for the next eight years. The global size of the cooling fabrics market has been provided in terms of volume and revenue. Market numbers have been estimated based on product, textile type, technology, end-user, and region. Market size and forecast for each segment have been provided in terms of global and regional markets.

Cooling Fabrics Market, by Product

  • Natural
  • Synthetics
    • Nylon Blend
    • Polyester Blend
    • Polyester
    • Others

Cooling Fabrics Market, by Textile Type

  • Woven
  • Non-woven
  • Knitted

Cooling Fabrics Market, by Technology

  • Cooling Finishes
  • Polymer Coatings
  • Specialty Fibers
  • Others

Cooling Fabrics Market, by End-user

  • Lifestyle
  • Protective Clothing
  • Sports Apparel
  • Medical
  • Bedding/Mattress
  • Others

Cooling Fabrics Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Takeaways

  • The report provides extensive analysis of market trends and shares from 2017 to 2026 at the global as well as regional level in terms of product, textile type, technology, and end-user
  • It also provides detailed country level analysis and forecast for key countries (the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the U.K., Spain, Italy, Russia & CIS, China, Japan, India, ASEAN, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, GCC, and South Africa) and the rest of the area in each region with respect to different segments
  • The report includes detailed Porter’s Five Forces Analysis and Value Chain Analysis
  • It further analyzes various market drivers, inhibitors, current & future market trends, and emerging applications
  • The report comprises detailed pricing analysis with respect to product and region
  • Competition landscape covers profiling of key companies, market footprint analysis, and competition matrix for key players
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