Waterproof textiles are used in garments to protect the body from the environmental factors like wind and rain, also used to protect from the loss of body heat. These fabrics prevent the absorption and penetration of water.
Waterproof textiles are also called as Waterproof breathable fabric textiles, which mean the fabric is actively ventilated. These fabrics are extensively used in sportswear and some other similar applications. In manufacturing the waterproof textiles, the raw materials like polymer, polyurethane and others including expanded PTFE are used. These are classified into membranes, densely oven and coated, which are based on outlook. The textiles are also of different kind like modern textiles, wall textiles and luxury textiles.
Scope & Regional Forecast of the Waterproof Textiles Market
Membranes are having the highest demand in the Waterproof Textiles Market as they provide protection against ultraviolet radiations and airborne pollutants. The applications like sportswear, work wear and others are playing the important role in promoting the market growth. Especially in sportswear segment the demand for waterproof textiles is increasing, hence the growth of the market is high.
Waterproof Textiles Market has focused on manufacturing lightweight water proof fabric along with the properties of wind proofing, waterproofing and insulation. These are made with three layers to improve durability. Since it is very heavy, some manufacturers are planning to make it lighter by making it with single layer. Also the marine textiles are playing a prominent role in the market.
North America is having the major shares in the Waterproof Textiles Market and is expected to lead for the further five years. Europe is having the highest shares in terms of volume and revenue. Asia Pacific is expected to register the growth due to the increasing awareness about fitness in the countries like India, Japan and China.
Segmentations & Key Players Involved in the Waterproof Textiles Market
According to IndustryARC findings, the Waterproof Textiles Market can be broken down into various segmentations on the basis of –
Raw material: Polyurethane (PU), Poly tetra fluoro ethylene (PTFE), Polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF), Polyester, microfilament yarns, Fluoropolymers and Others.
Type: Densely Woven, Laminated and Coated.
Applications: Sportswear, Outdoor Equipment, Workwear, Leisurewear, Tents and Others.
Regions: North America, Europe, APAC and Rest of the World (RoW).
Some of the key players involved in the Waterproof Textiles Market according to IndustryARC are as follows: