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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 57:
2nd quarter 2004

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Editorial: Fibre and Technical Textile Companies Set Their Sights on Central and Eastern Europe
Innovative Products Based on High-Tech Textiles
The world nonwovens industry: part 1 -- the leading ten producers, 2nd quarter 2004 (59 pages)
Fibres and Fabrics for Advanced Sailcloth (19 pages)
Profile of Gamma Holding (22 pages)

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Innovative Products Based on High-Tech Textiles

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The future of the West European textile and clothing sector lies not in constant price cutting but in more intelligent products with additional functionality. Forschungsinstitut Hohenstein (Hohenstein Research Institute) classifies intelligent clothing into five major areas: transfer systems; adaptive systems; smart clothing; transponder systems; and microtechnology and nanotechnology. To exploit new technologies fully, however, a multidisciplinary approach is required involving networks and a dialogue between researchers, manufacturers, applications specialists and marketing professionals.

Innovators are responding to the challenges with a plethora of developments. Products include those developed for climate control such as: the vAIRis membrane jacket with integrated variable heat insulation; Gore Airvantage inflatable clothing; the Corpo Nove clothing range from Grado Zero Espace, including a jacket incorporating Aerogel and sold under the Hugo Boss label; and items containing the fluff and seed fibres from poplar trees. “Feelgood clothing” is being made from SeaCell, derived from algae. Healthcare products include: LifeShirt; SmartShirt; and knee bandages and gloves with artificial muscles and stretch sensors. Protective clothing includes: SwissShield, containing a thin silver-plated single copper filament to protect against radiation; the ABS avalanche airbag; and D’Appolonia’s cooling jacket. In the field of integrated textiles and electronics, products include: France Telecom’s flexible text screen for integration into clothing; Wearaphone, a hands-free telephone system which does not need ear plugs, developed by Orange in cooperation with Clothing+; Luminex, which distributes light throughout the fabric of a dress; and the Infineon jacket with an integrated MP3 player.

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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.

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 news

    statistical 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.

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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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