Developments in the missiles and surveillance technologies are encouraging innovations in individual protection equipment such as military textiles and field related structures and systems. Textiles for military outfits face a multiple challenges. There must be a provision for durability, comfort and protection and also should withstand a wide range of hostile environments. A soldier’s mobility, survivability and stamina are closely linked with comfort and fit of their outfit. Military textile materials testing is the technique offered in checking and confirming the quality of military textiles, which adds invaluable benefits to the military sector. Soldiers must dress in such a way that they must feel comfortable; it is therefore of utmost importance that the clothing and associated equipment are compact, durable and of high importance. The major criterion, which the fabrics for military purpose should meet are the physical and camouflage requirements, resistance to various environmental conditions wind, water, heat, fire, battlefield threats and economic conditions. The military textile materials testing market include various tests for thermal insulation, wear comfort and skin sensorial comfort. One of the most prominent features of comfort for military textile materials is the property of thermal comfort, i.e. comfort or discomfort associated with how hot or cold one feels.
The military textile materials testing have various properties, which are achieved by various processes in chemical finishing, i.e. certain substances are applied to the surface of the textile fabric where they are retained, not penetrating into the yarn.
Global Military Textile Materials Testing Market: Segmentation
The global military textile materials testing market can be segmented on the basis of test type as follows;
Skin Sensorial Comfort
In the wear comfort test of textiles, there is a difference between thermo-physiological aspects of the material i.e. maintaining the moisture and warmth, and the way textile looks on skin. The thermal insulation test for combat uniforms, sleeping bags and cold protective clothing and immersion suits can be measured by using the thermal manikins. Skin sensorial comfort test is done for the sensitivity of skin, which is a significant aspect that influences wear comfort.
Global Military Textile Materials Testing Market: Dynamics
The necessity of perfect comfort and protection of the military personnel in extreme environments along with the various thermo-physiological properties of textile materials boosts the demand of military textile materials testing and thus in turn fuelling the growth of global military textile materials testing market.
The main aim of military textile material testing is to meet industry and regulatory standards and to determine that textile products and their components must meet the required specifications for intended use and expected life cycle.
High cost of testing and unavailability of skilled labours to perform the critical tests are the major challenges for the military textile material testing and thus hampering the growth of global military textile materials testing market.
Global Military Textile Materials Testing Market: Region-wise Outlook
Considering regions, Europe accounts for major share in the sales of military textile materials testing, however the growth rate is expected to decline over the forecast period due to substantial reduction in the demand of military textiles. The demand for military textile materials testing is expected to increase in the Asia Pacific and MEA region.
Currently, demand for military textile materials testing in developed regions such as North America and Europe is a result of the establishment of national defence force to fight the rising waves of terrorism. The replacement of old fashioned military textile materials testing create an adequate demand for latest military textile materials testing and thus in turn propelling the growth of global military textile materials testing market.
Global Military Textile Materials Testing Market: Market Participants
Examples of some of the market participants in the military textile materials testing market include Hohenstein Institute, VARTEST LABORATORIES INC., SGS SA, Precision Testing Laboratories, Inc., UL LLC, and Element Materials Technology among others.
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