The chemicals that are used during various processes of fabric or yarn manufacturing are known as textile chemical. As per the defined process in textile industries, it has numerous finishing procedures including pretreatment, dyeing, printing, and enhancement of fabrics. The chemicals include a list of the specialized chemicals such as flame retardants, biocides, and water repellents as well as normal chemicals such as greases, starch, waxes, and others. The various sources of the raw materials used in textile chemicals are extracted from nature or produced synthetically.
On the basis of products, the global textile chemicals market is segmented as finishing agents, surfactants, bleaching agents, yarn lubricants, colorants, and coating and sizing chemicals. There are certain processes wherein the chemicals are utilized. Based on the process used, the global market is further segmented as scouring, bleaching, de-sizing, softening, mercerization, dyeing, and others. Of which, the sizing and coating segment dominates the textile chemicals market. On the basis of end-user, the global textile chemicals market segmented as apparel, home furnishing, industrial, and medical apparel. Of which, the home furnishing segment was witnessed as the major segment in the textile industry.
Rising demand for environment-friendly fabrics has led the development of eco-friendly chemical solutions by chemical manufacturers. The rigid growth of the real estate and housing segment has boosted the home furnishing requirements, which in turn impacts the growth of the textile in a positive way. Therefore, this indirectly augments the growth of the textile chemicals market. An increasing number of new brands launched globally as well as constantly growing SME’s for apparel manufacturing has increased the growth of the global textile chemicals market. Moreover, the introduction of nanotechnology in the textile process resulting in the development of fabrics with exceptional chemical resistance, strength, water repellence, antibacterial properties, elasticity, flexibility, durability, and other properties is one of the factors driving the growth of the global market. In addition, the demand from medical industry for surgical apparels is also a key element for rising textile chemicals market growth. Furthermore, increasing utilization of greenhouse fabrics, automotive fabrics, and fireproof fabrics used in the household application may boost the growth of the textile chemicals market. Conversely, the large use of the hazardous textile chemical in the manufacturing process and consumer preferring hygienic products with the low concentration of chemicals may restrain the growth of the global textile chemicals market in the future.
Asia Pacific is dominating the overall textile chemicals market globally. North America is anticipated to grow at steady a speed. In addition, owing to growing urban development in the Middle East, this region may fuel the market growth.
Some of the major companies dominating the global textile chemicals market are BASF, Clariant International, BASF, Bayer Material Science, Huntsman International, The Dow Chemical Company, Kiri Industries Limited, Sumitomo Chemicals Co. Ltd., and Omnova Solutions. Other key players influencing the global market are Lubrizol Corporation, Archroma, Kemira, and Shaw Industries, Inc.
Textile Chemicals Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa