Global Silk Market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. A material which is composed of thin and continuous strands is known as fiber. A fiber can be of two types, natural and synthetic fiber. Silk is a type of natural fiber or animal fiber. Silkworm is responsible for spinning of silk. Silkworm is reared to obtain silk. Silk is natural fiber and was amongst the earliest fibers discovered by man. Silk comes across as a fibroin made up of proteins secreted in the fluid state as single filament by a caterpillar, better known as “silkworm”.
These silkworm feed on the selected food plants and spin cocoons as a protective shell to perpetuate the life. Silkworm does have four stages in its life cycle; viz egg, silkworm, pupa, and moth. A human being interferes in this life cycle at the cocoon stage to obtain the silk, a continuous filament of commercial importance, used in weaving of the dream fabric.
Silk has innumerable natural properties that render it distinct from all the other fibers; both - man-made and natural. It has a natural sheen, and an inherent affinity to rich colors, high absorbance, light weight yet stronger than a comparable filament of steel, poor heat conduction that makes it warm in the winter and cool in summer, low static current generation, flexibility, and an excellent drape.
Silkworm is the most widespread insect-manufacturer on the earth. It produces filament for taffeta, atlas, sateen, organza, and chiffon. Silk Market is classified, by type into Mulberry Silk, Eri Silk, Tasar Silk (Oak & Tropical), Muga Silk. Mulberry Silk (Bombyx Mori) is the most common among the many kinds of silk. It makes up maximum percent of the silk supply in the world. This popular kind is produced by the bombyxmori silkworms which are fed from the mulberry bush.
Eri Silk, also known as Endi or Errandi, is a multivoltine silk spun from open-ended cocoons. Eri silk is the product of the domesticated silkworm, Philosamiaricini that feeds mainly on castor leaves. Ericulture is a household activity practiced mainly for protein rich pupae. The eri cocoons are open-mouthed and are spun. Tasar Silk, also known as tussah silkworms, is copperish color, coarse silk mainly used for interiors and furnishings. It is less lustrous than mulberry silk, but does have its own appeal and feel. The silkworm “Antheraeamylitta’ which mainly thrives on the food plants Asan and Arjun; generates Tasar silk. The rearings are conducted in nature on the trees in the open.
Oak Tasar is a finer variety of tasar generated by the silkworm, Antheraeaproyeli J. in India which feed on natural food plants of oak. MugaSilk is one of the rarest silks in the world from Assam. It is produced only in Assam and nowhere else. It is totally golden yellow in color. It is made from semi-cultivated silkworm named Antheraeaassamensis. It is organic and natural and has the strongest natural fiber.
Silk Market is classified, by application into Textile, Insulation, surgical, and others. Silk Market is segmented, geographically into North America, Europe (Eastern Europe, Western Europe), Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. Silk Market key players are Anhui Silk, Wujiang First Textile Co., Ltd., HuzhouSenrui Textile Product Co., Ltd., Everlane, Pernon, Maison Chartron, Prelle, L. Payen & Cie, Permezel and Wujiang Wanshiyi Silk Co., Ltd.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Silk in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• North America
• Southeast Asia
Global Silk market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Anhui Silk Co. Ltd.
• Wujiang First Textile Co., Ltd.
• Wujiang Wanshiyi Silk Co. Ltd.
• Zhejiang Jiaxin Silk Co., Ltd.
• Sichuan Nanchong Liuhe (Group) Corp.
• Shengkun Silk Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
• Jiangsu Sutong Cocoon & Silk Co.
• Jinchengjiang Xinxing Cocoon Silk Co., Ltd.
• Wensli Group Co. Ltd.
• China Silk Corporation
• Entogenetics, Inc.
• Bolt Threads Inc.
• Spiber Technologies
• Amsilk GmbH
• Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Mulberry Silk
• Tussar Silk
• Eri Silk
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
• Cosmetics & Medical
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