Waterproof Breathable Textiles (WBT) Market: Overview
Waterproof breathable textiles manufacture garments that are weather-proof. This means the fabric should be such that it should not allow the passage of water and heat. These textiles ensure to prevent the penetration and absorption of water as compared to other water-repellent fabrics that only prevents the water penetration. Waterproof breathable fabrics allow perspiration to get evaporated into the atmosphere.
Waterproof Breathable Textiles (WBT) Market: Segmentation
The waterproof breathable textiles market can be segmented on the basis of its product type, raw material, application, and region. The market can be divided into densely woven, coated and membrane, based on the type of waterproof breathable textiles. On the basis of the product, the global market is categorized into footwear, garments, and gloves. Based on the raw materials used, the global market is further segmented into ePTFE, polyurethane, polyester, and others. Polyurethane segment is further sub-segmented into film and coated polyurethane. Geographically, the market is diversified into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Central America, South America, and the Middle East and Africa
Waterproof Breathable Textiles (WBT) Market: Growth Factors
The waterproof breathable textiles have benefits such as light in weight but do not compromise in strength, and high durability. Hence, they are widely used in sports products such as footwear, tents, backpack, and other garments. Increasing demand for waterproof breathable textiles having properties such as antiviral, antimicrobial, dew, stain and dirt resistant is anticipated to impact the market growth in the coming years. The footwear industry is expected to gain a huge amount of market share. It is owing to the characteristics such as insulation, high-strength, and being light-weight the waterproof breathable fabrics are used in the footwear industry. The garments manufactured using waterproof breathable fabrics include t-shirts, shorts, jackets, trousers, and waders. These garments are used worldwide and are in high demand as these are available in different patterns, hence increasing the market growth. The waterproof breathable fabrics are used in applications such as treks, sports, and any other physical exercises, thus helping the growth of the waterproof breathable textiles market. The waterproof breathable fabrics are also used in pharmaceutical and military sectors which are also boosting the waterproof breathable textiles market.
Waterproof Breathable Textiles (WBT) Market: Regional Analysis
Asia Pacific dominates the waterproof breathable textiles market. The growth in the industrialization and the new development by the research and development in finding new and unique materials with high benefits have boosted the market growth. The sportswear manufacturing sector is growing in countries such as Japan, India, Vietnam, and China creating the huge demand for waterproof breathable textiles, hence positively helping in the market growth. Due to the benefits provided by the waterproof breathable fabrics, they are now becoming a fashion trend. The Western region is highly influenced by the fabric, hence increasing its demand and fostering the growth of the market.
Waterproof Breathable Textiles (WBT) Market: Competitive Players
The key players of the global waterproof breathable textiles market include Marmot Mountain LLC, W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., Polartec LLC, Jack Wolfskin GmbH & Co., Nike Inc., Lowe Alpine International S.r.l., The North Face, Heartland Textiles Co. Ltd., Tanatex Chemicals B.V., Columbia Sportswear Company, Clariant, General Electric , Toray Industries Inc., Helly Hansen, Sympatex Technologies GmbH, Dow Corning Corporation, Patagonia, Inc., MITSUI & Co., Ltd., Schoeller Technologies Ag, and P2i Ltd.
Global Waterproof Breathable Textiles (WBT) Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- The Middle East and Africa
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