The knowledge report titled “India 2047 – Vision and Strategic Roadmap for Technical Textiles” captures the overall technical textiles market including the application areas namely Geotech, Agrotech, Protech, Indutech, Mobiltech, Packtech, Buildtech, Hometech, Clothtech, Sportech, Meditech, Specialty fibres, etc.; Global market from material, process and application standpoint; India Outlook including domestic market, trade ecosystem, skilling and education ecosystem; specialty and high-performance fibres; Growth Drivers; Government initiatives to augment technical textiles; Technical Textiles @2047 and Way forward.

Technical textiles are textile products that have technical performance and functionality as their primary focus. The end usage of these products cater to a wide array of sectors including construction, agriculture, aerospace, automotive, healthcare, protective gear, home care, among others. Technical textiles products exhibit enhanced performance over the traditional textiles, the products that largely focus on the aesthetics. Technical textile products are manufactured using natural as well as manmade fibres such as Nomex, Kevlar, Spandex, Twaron, etc. These fibres exhibit enhanced functional properties like higher tenacity, superior insulation, improved thermal resistance, etc., and are used in varied industries and applications. The market is divided into the following 12 segments based on their application, with the rise in the dominance of technical textiles

The report projects the global market growth from 2022 to 2027, highlighting key trends & growth drivers. The report also highlights few global best practices in the areas of Geotextiles, Protective textiles, Agro textiles and Sports textiles. The report also focuses on the core ingredient for technical textiles – Specialty fibres. Specialty & High-performance fibres and composites are the backbone of the Technical Textiles industry including Polyester High Tenacity Yarn, Carbon Fibres & Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMPE).

The Indian Technical Textiles market is the 5th largest in the world and stood at USD 21.95 billion in 2021-22, with production accounting to USD 19.49 billion and imports accounting to USD 2.46 billion. In the past five years, Indian technical textiles market has grown at a rate of 8-10% per annum.

The report provide insights on the segment-wise existing technical textiles market in India, focusing on high-value exports and imports. In addition, a case study on usage of technical textiles in the Railways is added. Key growth drivers identified include Standards & Quality Control Orders, Institutional buying and mandatory usage of technical textiles across line Ministries and Departments, etc.

Given the importance of technical textiles across different sectors, the Government undertook various dynamic interventions and initiatives to augment the segment end-to-end. The report also highlights the recent initiatives of the Government including NTTM, PLI for Textiles, PM MITRA Parks Scheme, Quality control regulations, identification of new HSN Codes (beyond 207 technical textiles items) and development of 500+ Standards, mandatory usage of technical textiles items, among others. The special feature of the report projects India’s Technical Textiles market, exports and penetration level till 2047.

In conclusion, the report highlights on the thematic pillars driving Technical Textiles in India including Short-term, Medium term and Long term action plan. In order to achieve a consistent growth in the technical textiles in India, various measures and interventions are suggested in the report across

  1. Policy, Infrastructure, Technology & Investment
  2. Labour Productivity & Quality
  3. Research & Innovation
  4. Sustainability
  5. Marketing and Brand Promotion
  6. Other Specific Interventions.

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