Antimicrobial Textile Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Antimicrobial Textile Market is segmented by Type (Quaternary Ammonium, Triclosan, Cyclodextrin, Chitosan, and Others), Application (Medical Textiles, Apparel, Home Textiles, Industrial Textiles, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Antimicrobial Textile Market Snapshot

Antimicrobial Textile Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >4 %

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Market Overview

The Antimicrobial Textile market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are growing demand from healthcare industry and increasing application in sportswear. Stringent environmental regulations are expected to hinder the growth of Antimicrobial Textile Market.

  • Medical textiles lead the usage of antimicrobial textiles owing to increasing application as medical curtains, bed sheets and pillow coverings, mattress covers and linens, hospital gowns and others for maintaining hygiene environment.
  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the market for antimicrobial textiles with India, China, Japan as major countries in consumption.

Scope of the Report

The antimicrobial textile market report include:

Quaternary Ammonium
Medical Textiles
Home Textiles
Industrial Textiles
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Application in Medical Textiles

  • Antimicrobial agents are used to kill microorganisms or to inhibit their growth. Antimicrobial fibers are textiles to which antimicrobial agents have been applied, either at the surface or within the fibers.
  • Antimicrobial agents are introduced to the fiber during spinning or extrusion, combined with dyes or pigments or applied as a finishing process. The chosen method is determined by a variety of factors including final use of the fabric, the capability of the manufacturer and budget.
  • Healthcare industry leads in the usage of antimicrobial textiles. These textiles are used in making medical curtains, bed sheets and pillow coverings, mattress covers and linens, hospital gowns which helps to check microbe’s growth on the substrate.
  • In 2019, eight hospitals including Emory Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente and few others announced, began construction and facility expansion in United States with budget worth ~USD 1 billion.
  • Few antimicrobial agents that are used during the textile manufacturing process are Triclosan, cyclodextrin, chitosan, Quaternary ammonium and Others.
  • Healthcare industry leads in the utilization of antimicrobial textiles with China, United States, Germany, Japan playing a major role in the Antimicrobial Textile Market.
Antimicrobial Textile Market Revenue Share

Asia-Pacific Region to be the Fastest Growing Region

  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing market for antimicrobial textiles during the forecast period. In countries like China, India and Japan because of growing public health awareness, the demand and utilization of antimicrobial textiles has been increasing the scope of the Antimicrobial Textile Market during the forecast period.
  • The largest producers of antimicrobial textiles are located in Asia-Pacific region. Some of the leading companies in the production of antimicrobial textiles are Unitika Trading Co. Ltd, Birlacril, Jinda Nano Tech (Xiamen) Co., Ltd, Surgicotfab Textiles Pvt.Ltd, Sanitized AG.
  • Several finishing techniques in the manufacture of antimicrobial textiles include spraying, curing, plasma sputtering, pad dying and others among which Plasma sputtering is a dry and eco-friendly technology, which offers an attractive alternative to add new functionalities such as water repellence, long-term hydrophilicity, mechanical, electrical and other antibacterial properties.
  • As of February 2019, there had been a total of 33,000 hospitals in China, an increase from 1,866 in the same period in 2018 which created scope for antimicrobial textiles market in the region.
  • The aforementioned factors coupled with government support are contributing to the increasing demand for antimicrobial textiles market during the forecast period.
Antimicrobial Textile Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The global antimicrobial textiles market is partially fragmented with players accounting for a marginal share of the market. Few companies include Unitika Trading Co. Ltd, Birlacril, Jinda Nano Tech (Xiamen) Co., Ltd, Surgicotfab Textiles Pvt.Ltd, Trevira GmbH.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand from Healthcare Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Application in Sportswear

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Environmental Regulatuions

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Quaternary Ammonium

      2. 5.1.2 Triclosan

      3. 5.1.3 Cyclodextrin

      4. 5.1.4 Chitosan

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Medical Textiles

      2. 5.2.2 Apparel

      3. 5.2.3 Home Textiles

      4. 5.2.4 Industrial Textiles

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Birlacril

      2. 6.4.2 Herculite

      3. 6.4.3 Jinda Nano Tech(Xiamen) Co.,Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 Life Threads

      5. 6.4.5 Microban International

      6. 6.4.6 Milliken & Company

      7. 6.4.7 Sanitized AG

      8. 6.4.8 Sinterama S.p.A.

      9. 6.4.9 Surgicotfab Textiles Pvt.Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Trevira GmbH

      11. 6.4.11 Unitika Trading Co.Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Development of Non-Toxic and Bio-Compatible Products

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Antimicrobial Textile Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Antimicrobial Textile Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Unitika Trading Co. Ltd, Birlacril , Jinda Nano Tech (Xiamen) Co.,Ltd , Surgicotfab Textiles Pvt.Ltd , Trevira GmbH are the major companies operating in Antimicrobial Textile Market.

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