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Textile industry has a long history of applications in agriculture sector. The term agri textiles is used to classify the knitted, woven and nonwoven fabrics which are used in horticulture and agriculture uses. The usage of textiles in agriculture has also expanded to safeguard the agriculture products such as fruits, vegetables and plants from birds, weed and weather. Moreover, with continuous upsurge in population globally, the stress on the agriculture crops has increased. Henceforth, it is essential to increase the quality and yield of agriculture products. Nylon, polyolefin, polyethylene and polyester are some of the fiber materials that are used in different techniques in agri textiles.

Agri Textiles Market: Drivers & Restraints

The exceptional ecological resistance, mechanical properties, robustness and processability of agri textiles can improve the quality, quantity and safety of agriculture products. This acts as a key driver for global agri textiles market. Agri textiles in the form of knitted textiles are also extensively used for many agricultural end uses mainly due to its ease of transport, performance ratio, favorable price and long service lifespan. Also, the favorable policies is leading to growth in the global agri textiles market. Strengthen government regulations may act as a restraint for the global agri textiles market.

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Agri Textiles Market: Segmentation

On the basis of application, the global agri textilesmarket is segmented into,

  • Sunscreen
  • Plant Net
  • Windshield
  • Bird Protection Net
  • Insect Meshes
  • Nets for pallet covering
  • Cherry Covers
  • Packaging Materials for Agriculture Products
  • Others (Includes Ground Cover, Tape Nets, Turf Protection Net)

On the basis of techniques, the global agri textilesmarket is segmented into,

  • Woven
  • Nonwoven
    • Stitch Bonded Nonwoven
    • Needle Punch Nonwoven
    • Spun Bonded Nonwoven
    • Hydro Entangled Nonwoven
    • Thermally Bonded Nonwoven
    • Wet Nonwoven
  • Knitted

In the nonwoven techniques, the needle punch and spun bonded nonwoven techniques are majorly used for the production of nonwoven agri textiles. The spun bonded fabrics have constant and high tensile strength in every direction. Furthermore, the nonwoven technique segment is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period mainly due to its better suitability and economy for various applications.

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On the basis of end-use sector, the global agri textilesmarket is segmented into,

  • Agrotech
  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Horticulture
  • Forestry

Agri Textiles:Region-wise Outlook

Asia Pacific is expected to hold majority of the global agri textiles regional market share. Moreover, the demand for agri textiles in Asia Pacific is expected to rise in the coming years due to rapid agriculture industry development in countries such as China, India and South Korea. In addition, as an emerging economic authority, China and India have remarkable potential for the production, export and consumption of agri textiles. This has further lead to more number of agri textiles manufactures owing to cheap labour and raw material availability and is in turn hampering the agri textiles markets in the regions of North America and Europe. North America is currently expected to hold a significant regional share of the global agri textile market but is anticipated to lose its market share to the market in Asia Pacific and Latin America. Rest of the regions are expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period.

Agri Textiles Market: Key Players

Some of the market participants in the global agri textilesmarket are 3M, Agru America, Inc., CTM Technical Textiles Ltd., DuPont, Johns Manville, Koninklijke Ten Cate nv., SGL Group and Milliken & Company among many others.

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