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Global Smart Textiles Market 2015-2019 – Need for Lightweight and Flexible Fabric with Infineon Technologies, Ohmatex ApS & Texas Instruments Dominating

May 14, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

DUBLIN, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Smart Textiles Market 2015-2019” [ ] report to their offering.

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The global smart textiles market to grow at a CAGR of 18.20% over the period 2014-2019.

Smart textiles, also known as technical textiles or interactive textiles, are fabrics incorporated with electronic components for applications such as monitoring, illumination, sensing, communication, and related uses. These textiles are used in the military and protection, architecture, sports and fitness, transportation, fashion and entertainment, medical, and others sectors.

Smart textiles are lightweight, flexible, and strong, and are hence used in a wide range of applications. Textiles are integrated with electronics to produce revolutionary new products to meet the ongoing demand for better equipped materials. These materials are used in the military sector as they replace the use of bulky batteries in garments worn by soldiers.

According to the report, smart garment medical devices are manufactured to monitor the physiological condition of patients. Smart garments such as t-shirts, socks, stockings, and insoles help in monitoring heart rate, temperature, movement and respiration, motion details, and muscle activity. Also, multi-sensors garments are now commercially available. In addition, telemedicine monitoring devices have recently started to be used for patients with congestive heart failure or pre-eclampsia in pregnancy.

Further, the report states that providing efficient power sources is one of the major challenges for this market.

The report provides data on the following segments of the market:

– Application (military and protection, fashion and entertainment, transportation, architecture, sports, fitness, medical, and other applications) – Geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW)

Key vendors

– Infineon Technologies – Ohmatex ApS – Texas Instruments

Other prominent vendors

– Adidas – Auxetic – Clothing+ – Eleksen – Exmovere Holdings – Exo2 – Fibretronic – Gentherm – Globe Manufacturing – Interactive Wear – International Fashion Machines – Kimberly-Clark Health Care – Koninklijke Ten Cate nv – Marktek – Mide Technology – Milliken – Nike – Noble Biomaterials – Outlast Technologies – Peratech – Performance Fibers – Philips – QinetiQ North America – Schoeller Textil – Sensium Healthcare – Smartex s.r.l – Textronics – Toray Industries – VivoMetrics – Weartech

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