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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 113:
March 2019

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Editorial: taking automated composites manufacturing to a new level (10 pages)
Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, March 2019 (21 pages)
The world nonwovens industry: part 2—20 medium sized producers, March 2019 (74 pages)
Smart textiles and clothing: opportunities for providing comfort, functionality and insight into consumer behaviour and lifestyles (51 pages)
Global technical textiles business update, March 2019 (30 pages)
Statistics: trends in demand for carbon fibre and carbon fibre composites, March 2019 (10 pages)

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Editorial: taking automated composites manufacturing to a new level

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Fibre and fabric reinforced composites are being used increasingly in the production of components for aerospace and automotive applications. Such components are considerably stronger and lighter in weight than those made from traditional materials, such as steel and aluminium. As such, they are helping manufacturers to respond to growing pressures to increase the range of vehicles—especially electric vehicles and hybrids—and reduce the consumption of fuel by vehicles and aircraft. Tremendous progress has been made recently in automated composites manufacturing, and this was highlighted at JEC World 2019—a trade fair for the composites industry which was held in Paris, France, during March 12-14, 2019. In this report, Robin Anson discusses the latest innovations which were presented at the fair, with particular reference to fibre placement (AFP) technologies developed by CompoTech, Profactor and Voith Composites. He also discusses other "off-the-shelf" systems—notably automated tape laying (ATL) and fibre patch placement (FPP) technologies—which are expected to become more widely adopted throughout the industry.

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Technical Textile Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries.
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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.

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