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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 75:
4th quarter 2008

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Editorial: Europe's Research Roadmap for New Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (9 pages)
Technical textile markets: developments in military clothing, 4th quarter 2008
The world nonwovens industry: part 3 -- 20 medium sized producers, 1st quarter 2009 (58 pages)
Global technical textiles business update, 4th quarter 2008 (19 pages)
Statistics: fibre consumption for technical textiles in Japan, 4th quarter 2008 (9 pages)

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Editorial: Europe's Research Roadmap for New Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Buy 'Editorial: Europe's Research Roadmap for New Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)' now 9 pages, published in Issue 75, 4th quarter 2008  
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The global market for personal protective equipment (PPE)—including protective clothing—is worth over Euro10 bn (US$13 bn) per annum and is growing at a healthy rate.

In Europe alone, PPE helps to protect over 140 mn workers. Employers are becoming more aware of their obligations to their workers, and these obligations are being reinforced by legislation.

The principal user industries are: engineering and manufacturing; chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food; oil, gas and petrochemicals; construction; utilities; and emergency services.

PPE can be divided into the following four categories: above-the-neck protection, including headwear and ear and eye protectors; protective clothing; protective gloves; and footwear.

The textile components of personal protective equipment—protective clothing and gloves—constitute a major proportion of the market, and the fibres and fabrics employed are becoming ever more sophisticated.

Increasingly, materials which have either inherent functionality or built-in functionality are being developed and used. Such functionality may include, for example, anti-abrasion properties, antistatic technology, cut resistance, electromagnetic shielding, enhanced durability, flame resistance, high visibility, oil repellency, protection against chemicals or water repellency.

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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.

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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