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Global Smart Textiles for Military Market by Type (Passive Smart Textiles, Active Smart Textiles, Ultra-Smart Textiles), By Application (Law Enforcement, Defense, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Smart Textiles for Military Market by Type (Passive Smart Textiles, Active Smart Textiles, Ultra-Smart Textiles), By Application (Law Enforcement, Defense, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 212983 3300 Chemical & Material 377 246 Pages 5 (43)

Market Overview:

The global smart textiles for military market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The market is segmented by type, application, and region. By type, the market is segmented into passive smart textiles, active smart textiles, and ultra-smart textiles. Active smart textile dominates the global market with a share of more than 60%. By application, law enforcement dominates the global market with a share of more than 50%. Defense comes in second with nearly 30% share in terms of revenue contribution.

Global Smart Textiles for Military Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Smart textiles are fabrics that have been enhanced with technology to provide added functionality. This can include features such as self-cleaning, temperature regulation, or protection from radiation or electronic interference. For the military, smart textiles can be used in uniforms and equipment to improve performance and safety. Some examples include flame retardant fabrics, camouflage materials that can change color in response to the environment, and fabric sensors that can detect damage or overheating.

Passive Smart Textiles:

Passive smart textiles are a new class of intelligent fabrics that can sense the environment around them and respond to changing situations accordingly. They have applications in smart clothing, home textile systems, medical devices, and electronic textiles. The technology is still at its nascent stage; however, it has been attracting significant research funding owing to its potential commercial applications in the military sector.

Active Smart Textiles:

Active smart textiles are the intelligent fabrics that can sense, react and adapt to their surrounding environment. They contain sensors, actuators and microcontrollers which allow them to change their physical properties such as stiffness or softness in response to external stimuli such as temperature or pressure.

The global active smart textiles market size was valued at USD 25.6 million in 2016.

Application Insights:

The defense segment dominated the market in 2017 and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. The growing need for enhancing military capabilities has led to an increased focus on developing advanced technologies, such as smart fabrics, which can enhance soldier performance. Furthermore, increasing spending on military research and development by major players such as Google and Facebook is further anticipated to boost product demand over the forecast period.

The other application segment includes healthcare applications where these products are used for wound management or burn treatment among others. In addition, they are also used in medical emergencies when conventional bandages cannot be applied due to trauma injuries or severe burns among others.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in 2017. The U.S., being the largest consumer of smart textiles across the globe, has a significant impact on regional growth. North America is also home to several key players such as Pattex Inc.; Ex Officio Technologies; and SmartWool Technology Ltd., who are actively innovating and developing advanced products for military application in various countries including Canada, Mexico, U.S.

Growth Factors:

  • Increased demand for smart textiles from the military sector due to the increasing focus on advanced technologies and capabilities.
  • The need for lightweight, durable, and comfortable fabrics that can provide protection against a range of environmental factors is driving innovation in smart textile technology for military applications.
  • Growing demand for thermal management solutions in order to improve soldier comfort and performance in extreme weather conditions is also contributing to the growth of the market for smart textiles in military applications.
  • Increasing use of wearable technology by soldiers is resulting in greater demand for smart textiles that can be integrated into clothing and other gear to provide real-time monitoring and tracking of vital signs, movement, etcetera .
  • Development of new materials with enhanced functionality such as self-healing properties or ability to change color or camouflage will spur further growth opportunities for the market over the next few years

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Smart Textiles for Military Market Research Report

By Type

Passive Smart Textiles, Active Smart Textiles, Ultra-Smart Textiles

By Application

Law Enforcement, Defense, Other

By Companies

Textronics, Milliken, Toray Industries, Peratech, DuPont, Clothing Plus Oy, Outlast, D3O Lab, Schoeller Textiles AG, Texas Instruments, Exo2, Vista Medical Ltd., Ohmatex ApS, Interactive Wear AG

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Smart Textiles for Military Market Report Segments:

The global Smart Textiles for Military market is segmented on the basis of:


Passive Smart Textiles, Active Smart Textiles, Ultra-Smart Textiles

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Law Enforcement, Defense, Other

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Textronics
  2. Milliken
  3. Toray Industries
  4. Peratech
  5. DuPont
  6. Clothing Plus Oy
  7. Outlast
  8. D3O Lab
  9. Schoeller Textiles AG
  10. Texas Instruments
  11. Exo2
  12. Vista Medical Ltd.
  13. Ohmatex ApS
  14. Interactive Wear AG

Global Smart Textiles for Military Market Overview

Highlights of The Smart Textiles for Military Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Passive Smart Textiles
    2. Active Smart Textiles
    3. Ultra-Smart Textiles
  1. By Application:

    1. Law Enforcement
    2. Defense
    3. Other
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Smart Textiles for Military Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Smart Textiles for Military Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Smart Textiles for Military is a program that helps to develop and commercialize innovative textile technologies for use in military applications. The goal of the program is to improve the performance and durability of fabrics used in military uniforms, equipment, and supplies by developing new materials and manufacturing processes.

Some of the key players operating in the smart textiles for military market are Textronics, Milliken, Toray Industries, Peratech, DuPont, Clothing Plus Oy, Outlast, D3O Lab, Schoeller Textiles AG, Texas Instruments, Exo2, Vista Medical Ltd., Ohmatex ApS, Interactive Wear AG.

The smart textiles for military market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Smart Textiles for Military Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Smart Textiles for Military Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Smart Textiles for Military Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Smart Textiles for Military Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Smart Textiles for Military Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Smart Textiles for Military Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Smart Textiles for Military Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Smart Textiles for Military Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Passive Smart Textiles
      5.3.2. Active Smart Textiles
      5.3.3. Ultra-Smart Textiles
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Smart Textiles for Military Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Law Enforcement
      6.3.2. Defense
      6.3.3. Other
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Smart Textiles for Military Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Smart Textiles for Military Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Smart Textiles for Military Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Smart Textiles for Military Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Law Enforcement
      9.4.2. Defense
      9.4.3. Other
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Passive Smart Textiles
      9.7.2. Active Smart Textiles
      9.7.3. Ultra-Smart Textiles
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Smart Textiles for Military Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Smart Textiles for Military Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Law Enforcement
      10.4.2. Defense
      10.4.3. Other
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Passive Smart Textiles
      10.7.2. Active Smart Textiles
      10.7.3. Ultra-Smart Textiles
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Smart Textiles for Military Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Smart Textiles for Military Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Law Enforcement
      11.4.2. Defense
      11.4.3. Other
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Passive Smart Textiles
      11.7.2. Active Smart Textiles
      11.7.3. Ultra-Smart Textiles
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Smart Textiles for Military Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Smart Textiles for Military Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Law Enforcement
      12.4.2. Defense
      12.4.3. Other
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Passive Smart Textiles
      12.7.2. Active Smart Textiles
      12.7.3. Ultra-Smart Textiles
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Smart Textiles for Military Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Smart Textiles for Military Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Law Enforcement
      13.4.2. Defense
      13.4.3. Other
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Smart Textiles for Military Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Passive Smart Textiles
      13.7.2. Active Smart Textiles
      13.7.3. Ultra-Smart Textiles
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Smart Textiles for Military Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Smart Textiles for Military Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Smart Textiles for Military Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Smart Textiles for Military Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Textronics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Milliken Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Toray Industries Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Peratech Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. DuPont Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Clothing Plus Oy Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Outlast Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. D3O Lab Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Schoeller Textiles AG Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Texas Instruments Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Exo2 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Vista Medical Ltd. Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Ohmatex ApS Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. Interactive Wear AG Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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