Antimicrobial textiles are textile products with antimicrobial finish. The final product goes under finishing process which is also known as finishing treatment or finishing. Antimicrobial textile has significant functions such as preventing spread of diseases and ensuring hygienic conditions in places such as baby nurseries, hospitals, and others. Microbes developed on textiles during their use and storage, lead to discoloration of the fabric, reduction in the fabric strength, and unpleasant odor, and other characteristics. Therefore, antimicrobial finishes protect the textiles from the damage caused by the microbes.
Compression garments include clothing such as leggings, vest, socks, and bodysuits that can be made from elastic/non-elastic laminates and elastomeric fibers. They are designed to apply pressure on targeted zones such as legs, abdomen, chest, arms, and feet. The key functions of compression garments are compressing, stabilizing, supporting the underlying tissues, and regulating blood flow. As of 2019, compression garments were primarily used as sports and athletic wear, healthcare and therapeutic, and body-shaping (slimming).
The report analyzes the readymade garments market in accordance with product type, application, fabric type, age group, sales channel, and region. The report highlights the revenue generated from sales of readymade garments across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA. By product type, the market is divided into outer clothing and inner clothing. The applications covered in the study include formal wear, sportswear, casual wear, safety apparel, and others. The report further highlights various fabric types such as knitted, woven, and nonwoven. Depending on the age group, the market is divided into old adult, adult, kids, and toddler. By sales channel, it is categorized into supermarkets/hypermarkets, independent retail stores, specialty stores, e-commerce, and others.
The growth in awareness for masks, primarily in hospitals and industrial sectors, is expected to drive the face mask market during the forecast period. Face masks are essential elements of the infection-control strategy, primarily in healthcare facilities. Generally, two major types of face masks are used to prevent respiratory infection, such as surgical masks, sometimes referred to as face masks and respiratory masks. Both types of face masks are classified based on the type and size of infectious particles they can filter. Face masks covered in the global disposable face masks market are used to cover the nose and mouth to safeguard against contamination, infection, or exposure to potential viruses and foreign or potentially harmful elements in the surroundings. Although relatively healthcare personnel use face masks more often, they are also used by people with health concerns or breathing and lung-related conditions to protect against pollution, dust, or other potentially hazardous environments that can cause infections or breathing-related issues. People with asthma are also recommended to wear similar masks to avoid or reduce the chances of asthma attacks. N95 respirator masks are the most common particulate-filtering respirator masks, which meet the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) N95 classification of air filtration. Respirator masks are primarily recommended for use by HCPs. However, sometimes respirator masks are also being prescribed for people with chronic respiratory, cardiac, or other medical conditions that make breathing difficult.
Moreover, protective clothing & equipment is an essential element of overall worker safety control strategy, primarily in construction, chemical, mining, oil & gas, healthcare, and other industries. Industrial protective clothing & equipment are classified based on the type and size of infectious particles that they can filter. The global market for industrial protective clothing & equipment is wide, with multiple players delivering a diverse range of protection goods. The market for protective clothing & equipment products is highly competitive, with participants ranging in size from small businesses focusing on a single type of PPE to several large multinational corporations, that produce and supply many types of highly developed protective products.
Medical gowns are personal protective equipment used to protect both HCPs and the patients from infection or illness when they come in contact with potentially infectious liquid and solid material in the healthcare settings. These gowns are also used to prevent the wearer from transferring microorganisms that could harm vulnerable patients, such as patients with weakened immune systems. Medical gowns are an essential element of infection-control strategy, primarily in healthcare facilities. The three major types of medical gowns, which are generally used to prevent respiratory infection, include surgical gowns, patient gowns, and nonsurgical gowns. All the types of medical gowns are classified based on the desired level of protection that they can provide.