The global touch screen glove market is expected to grow at a significant pace over the next eight years owing to advancement and commoditization of touch display technologies. A glove is a garment covering the whole hand gloves are traditionally used for protection of hands from cold,heat. damage by abrasion and friction. Gloves find their extensive application both in industry as well as households. Touch screen gloves is a new feature in the millennia old garment
Touch screen during the last decade has become a integrated part of nearly every graphic user interface. Mobile devices, computer screens, multimedia devices, television displays and even wrist watches are enabled with touch sensitive display technologies. Any pressure applied on a touch sensitive screen is registered as a electrical impulse by transparent conductive layer in the touch screen devices. However traditional fabric gloves are made up of nonconductive material cripple this working principle of touch screen. Touch screen gloves on the other hand are made up of conductive fiber that allows flow of current from our body to the touch panel.
The major driver of touch screen glove market being the widespread use of capacitive touch screen applications owing to ease of operation touch displays provide. Touch screen gloves usage in industrial touch displays operation has provided ease of operation. Moreover touch screen gloves usage in domestic application has introduced a greater degree of convenience in operating touch screen devices while wearing a hand gear.
Touch screen glove market is not restrained by any specific restraint only a few challenges are posed by utility and awareness about the usage of conductive fiber in touch screen gloves. Further counterfeit products also affect the market sentiments of this newly evolved market.
Touch screen gloves household market also suffer from seasonal variation and climate change with warmer regions having comparatively less demand. Touch screen gloves falls in the category of a niche market. But in spite of having these minor challenges touch screen glove market potential can be realized over the research period by effective marketing and marketing these as a utility accessory for touch screen devices and enetration in new markets in a phased manner
Global touch screen glove market can be classified on basis of type and touch capability .Conductive material can be infused in all type of fibers and materials used to manufacture gloves. Such material can be infused with wool, cotton, latex, leather and other materials. On the basis of touch capability touch screen gloves markets can be classified as two finger ,three finger and ten hand touch sensitive glove. Further the sub segment can range from gender, size and aesthetics The efficiency of glove is based on type of conductive thread used in fabrication of glove. Conductive thread made up of copper, nickel,gold, silver, titanium and carbon. Flexibility and malleability of these material.
Conductive material in also infuse properties like static dissipation and EMI shielding Asia Pacific is dominating the Touch screen gloves market with China being the leading manufacturer and supplier of cheap and quality touch screen gloves. Followed by .countries like Japan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan. North American and European market due to their stringent import law related to quality refrain to buy from Asian market and hence domestic market growth in colder parts of North America and Europe is expected to surge over the forecast period MEA is expected to experience a moderate growth. This moderate growth is attributed to warmer climate of the region constraining gloves usage only to industrial application
Key players in touch screen glove market are companies like Taiwan textile federation, union textiles of china,Barnet industries, Aaronia AG,HFC,Holland Sheilding ,Any glove,Systems,Lairid technologies,Marina Textile,Metal Textiles and Temas Engineering.
Research Support Specialist, USA