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Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, October 2023
published in Issue 127, October 2023
This report provides information on the latest developments in composites, fabrics, fibres, finishes, medical textiles, personal protective clothing (PPE), recycled materials and smart textiles. The report includes information and analysis relating to various consortiums worldwide and the following innovative companies and other organisations: Advansa, Albany Engineered Composites (AEC), Asia Pacific Fibers (APF), Autoneum, Circular Polymers by Ascend, the Danish Technological Institute (DTI), Devan Chemicals, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Nike, RWTH Aachen University, and the University of Houston.
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Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) has developed a vertical tail plane with advanced textile architecture which is made from composites
Autoneum has developed a wheel arch liner made from polyolefins recovered from discarded car bumpers
Freudenberg Performance Materials has launched a range of strong, smooth fabrics for packaging industrial components
A low cost method for producing thin carbon fibres from polyethylene is being developed by researchers at RWTH Aachen University
A range of recycled polyester fibres called Remotion which break down in marine and landfill environments has been launched by Advansa and Asia Pacific Fibers (APF)
Devan Chemicals has expanded its range of microencapsulated active ingredients for application to fabrics
A knitted patch for use in the surgical treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD) is to be launched by a Japanese consortium
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
A consortium in Germany is developing lightweight, comfortable suits which are designed to protect against nuclear, biological and chemical substances (NBC suits)
A range of recycled materials derived from post-consumer carpets has been launched by Circular Polymers by Ascend
A stretchable textile-based lithium-ion battery is being developed by researchers in the USA Nike has developed a waterproof jacket called Nike Run Division Aerogami Jacket which features an autonomous sweat venting system
Researchers at the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) will investigate the use of soft materials and textiles on to which electronics can be printed for the arms of robots used in space
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.
Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Technical Textile Markets is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.
This is what our customers say:
"Technical Textile [Markets] keeps me informed on new textiles and applications"
(Samuel F Simpson Jr; Vice President Global Sales; Gerber Technology )