Mar 01, 2019

Demand for Mesh Fabric Increases as Borderline between Activewear and Casualwear Blurs


by Team Fact.MR

Increasing interest in fitness and a healthy lifestyle is boosting the demand for activewear. Moreover, with the rise in sporty look trend, activewear is being preferred by people at social setting and work. This has resulted in the category of clothing called athleisure. The sports and fitness market is significantly growing across various countries, presenting a huge potential for textile industry and polyester mesh fabric manufacturers offering a high degree of functionality in sports and active wear.

The stretch mesh fabric including nylon and spandex fabric blend is witnessing wide adoption in sportswear and athletic wear. Polyester and nylon have emerged as preferred fabric for activewear and sportswear as compared to cotton. Extreme resistance to water and wind, and excellent moisture transfer properties are some of the factors driving demand for polyester and nylon mesh fabric.

The consumers in sports and activewear are demanding clothes that are fit and comfort. To meet the consumers need for athleisure, manufacturers are using extra light-mesh offering excellent fit, combined with better comfort and reduced weight athleisure wear. Innovation in the fabric technology is also widening the scope of materials used as mesh fabric in athleisure.

Bamboo is finding large application in athleisure. It is also being considered eco-alternative to synthetic materials. Along with the breathable and anti-microbial material, bamboo as fabric protects from UV rays and wick away moisture. Taking the fitness fashion look to the next level, more activewear manufacturers are creating a new fitness clothing line and are also collaborating with athleisure brands. 

With the rise in participation of women in active and sports activity, brands are using mesh fabric to release luxury sports collection for women with the athleisure collection. Mesh fabric material featuring active technologies such as UV protection, water repellencey, and moisture wicking are gaining popularity in athleisure wear among women. Polyester and Lycra blend performance fabric is being used on a large scale to produce a special line of sports fabrics offering breathability and style, along with vibrant print, meeting increasing preference for athleisure by women consumers.

Fabric Mesh for Industrial Dryer Accounts for Highest Sales of Polyester Owing to Chemical, Solvent, and High-Temperature Resistance

According to the Fact.MR study, the polyester in fabric mesh for industrial dryer is likely to grow significantly in the coming years, with sales exceeding US$ 930,000 in 2018. Food industry across various regions are increasingly using polyester mesh in dewatering belts for fruits and vegetables. Sales of polyester mesh is expected to increase significantly in the food industry for drying whey powder and fatty milk. The overall fabric mesh for industrial dryer market is also likely to grow at a healthy pace over the course of the forecast period.

The demand for blue polyester mesh fabric is growing and highly preferred over the white polyester mesh fabric. Easy detection of the products in case of any damage is driving demand for blue polyester mesh fabric in the food industry.

The food industry in North America is increasingly using fabric mesh belts for drying various food products. To ensure high process stability, the demand for customized fabric mesh belt demand has increased in food drying process over the traditional fabric mesh belts.

Asia-pacific is likely to emerge as the fastest growing region in near future. Manufacturers developing fabric mesh for industrial dryer in the Asia Pacific are focusing on producing cost-effective fabric mesh dryer for the food industry due to the high cost of other drying equipment including freeze dryer, drum dryer, and spray dryer.

With the largest application in conveyer, dryer, and filter belts, plain weave mesh remains highly consolidated in the food industry. The demand for polyester fiber mesh in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and coal washing industry is expected to grow significantly in the coming years.