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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 67:
4th quarter 2006

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Editorial: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): Saving Costs and Improving Logistics in Hospital Garment and Laundry Operations (4 pages)
Profile of Kwintet: A Leading Supplier of Workwear
The world nonwovens industry: part 3 -- 20 medium sized producers, 1st quarter 2007 (60 pages)
Innovations in fibres, technical textiles, apparel and machinery, 4th quarter 2006 (22 pages)
Technical Textiles Business Update

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Innovations in fibres, technical textiles, apparel and machinery, 4th quarter 2006

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Innovations help firms to differentiate their products and gain a competitive advantage.

Using mirrors, Aston University in the UK has converted a 75 km optical fibre into a laser. Researchers in Beijing have a technique for producing a carbon nanotube yarn, and researchers in Hong Kong have used carbon nanotubes to dramatically increase the strength of bullet-proof fabrics. Polyplastics has a new polyoxymethylene flat yarn for packaging tape while Faytex has a new elastic yarn for sportswear.

Milliken has a new woven fabric for automotive airbags and Sonobondís ultrasonic bonding can be used for sealing nonwovens for automotive air filters. Vetrotex has a process for producing glass fibre mats for use in the manufacture of composites.

RG Attachments has a new folder for clothing manufacture while a new lighter weight but stronger material for body armour from the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) uses a three-dimensional network of epoxy struts. DuPont uses a blend of aramid and flame retardant cellulosic fibres for lightweight protective clothing while Amer Salah has a garment with electrodes to provide muscle stimulation. Researchers in California have a neoprene garment resembling a wetsuit for saving life in childbirth. Georgia Technical Research Corporation has a garment-based sensor to transmit vital signs from patients at home while Margaret Orth has developed a light controller incorporated within a soft conductive textile.

Procter and Gamble has a new disposable cleaning wipe. Singing Rock has a novel lightweight mountaineering rope and Viking Life Saving Equipment has a new textile life raft. Nun and Oles have self-cleaning textiles incorporating nanoparticles, and Milliken has a new anti-static textile finish.

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