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Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, January 2023
published in Issue 124, January 2023
This report provides information on the latest developments in: automotive components; chemicals; composites; fabrics; fibres; finishes; medical textiles; nonwovens; recycling; threads; and wearable technology. The report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: A+ Composites, AELER Technologies (AELER), Archroma, Coats, Columbia University, Comez, Cygnet Texkimp, Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF--German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf), EconCore, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme (IKTS--Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems), Freudenberg Performance Materials, HeiQ, Hexcel Corporation (Hexcel), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rheon Labs, RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) University, Teijin Frontier, Toray Industries (Toray), University of Hohenheim, and Zoltek.
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EconCore has developed a honeycomb core material which is being used in the production of Formula Electric Belgium's Titan race car
Teijin Frontier has developed a cord for the reinforcement of rubber tyres which is made from recycled polyester and environmentally sustainable adhesive
Toray Industries (Toray) has developed 100% bio-based adipic acid for use in the manufacture of nylon 6.6 fibres
AELER Technologies (AELER) has put into operation lightweight composite shipping containers called Unit One which take larger payloads and are stronger, better insulated and easier to track
Cygnet Texkimp has developed a new filament fibre winding process for use in the manufacture of composite components
Hexcel Corporation (Hexcel) HexPly M9.6GF prepregs have received Bureau Veritas approval for marine use
Zoltek and A+ Composites have collaborated in the development of a unidirectional (UD) tape made from carbon fibre and polypropylene
Researchers at Columbia University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) are developing a compostable, flame retardant bio-leather based on microbial nanocellulose
naturamus and researchers at the DITF and the University of Hohenheim are exploring the extraction of fibres from lavender stalks
Rheon Labs is developing polymer fibres which exhibit dynamic stiffness
Archroma has developed a new air purifying finish which can be applied to a variety of fabrics
HeiQ has developed a bio-based textile finish which helps to reduce the proliferation of inanimate allergens
Comez is producing knitting machines for use in the production of textiles for medical implants
Researchers at Fraunhofer IKTS have developed a vest which can monitor the symptoms of patients with lung diseases
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a method of improving the antiviral and antimicrobial properties of N95 face masks
Freudenberg Performance Materials has developed a nonwoven product which can improve the efficiency and power density of wind turbines
Researchers at RMIT University have developed a method for recycling materials obtained from personal protective equipment (PPE) to create reinforcement materials for concrete
Coats has launched a range of biodegradable recycled polyester threads called Eco-B
Vollebak, the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) have developed a prototype jacket which provides thermal camouflage
Technical Textile Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries.
What's in it? Each issue contains data and expert analysis on key industry topics, including: automotive technical textiles; biopolymers; chemical protective textiles; circularity; composites; e-textiles; environmental sustainability; filter media; flame resistant fabrics; glass fibre; graphene; Industry 4.0; insulation; medical textiles; military textiles; nonwoven specialities; personal protective equipment (PPE); synthetic fibre; and wearable technology.
A single issue of Technical Textile Markets includes:
an editorial think-piece on a topical issue from an industry expert a report on the latest product developments and innovations a profile of the world's top producers of nonwovens a main feature on a new or established market a round-up of the latest business newsstatistical data and analysis of fibre and fabric production in a key geographical market
An annual subscription to Technical Textile Markets is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries. Subscriptions are available in printed and/or digital formats. Printed and digital subscribers receive each issue in printed format in addition to a digital PDF file, which is available immediately on publication. Subscribers also receive a complementary digital subscription to Technical Textiles Business Update, delivered directly by email once a month. This free supplement contains essential information on business news and the latest product developments.
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