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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 93:
2nd quarter 2013

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Editorial: Techtextil 2013 -- a showcase for breadth, diversity and innovation in technical textiles
Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, 2nd quarter 2013 (11 pages)
Sewing needles and threads for technical textiles (23 pages)
Temperature control fabrics: optimising wearer comfort
Global technical textiles business update, 2nd quarter 2013 (20 pages)
Statistics: global and regional trends in technical textile production (8 pages)

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Editorial: Techtextil 2013 -- a showcase for breadth, diversity and innovation in technical textiles

published in Issue 93, 2nd quarter 2013  

A major driving force in the technical textile industry is innovation, and in this respect the June 2013 edition of Techtextil did not disappoint. Innovation, given its importance in the industry, is encouraged and recognised at Techtextil by the award of the Techtextil Innovation Prize and the Avantex Innovation Prize. Products on show highlighted the latest trends in functionality, lightweight construction, mobility and sustainability. Novelties included sensory systems for apparel, extremely light textile reinforced concrete and natural fibre-based composites for automobiles. The prizes also serve to draw the attention of the industry worldwide to new ideas and advances in the field of high-tech textiles. In this report, Robin Anson analyses the seven winners of the Techtextil Innovation Prize and the two winners of the Avantex Innovation Prize, including: the Icebear Building by ITV Denkendorf; the Refresh waterbag by Aimplas, D'Appolonia, Industrial Sed๓, Spanopoulos Group, Safibra and ZipLast; a fitted decubitis sheet by EMPA, Schoeller Medical and the Swiss Paraplegic Centre(SPC); the ึkolys ground cover by Beaulieu Technical Textiles; silicone-based warp knitted textiles by Bluestar Silicones, Massebeuf Textiles and Texinov; a polypropylene masterbatch by Devan Chemicals; a weft insertion system by Liba Maschinenfabrik; a new process for the manufacture of luminous textiles with embedded light emitting diodes (LEDs) by TITV Greiz; and E-Thread technology by CEA-Leti, which allows electronic components to be fully integrated with textile materials.

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Four times a year, Technical Textile Markets provides an overview of the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries. It provides market data and analysis of new and established markets for technical textiles, and is essential reading for senior executives in (or supplying) the man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile sectors – as well as for those who are not involved in the industry on a day-to-day basis, but who need an authoritative source which helps them to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues facing the companies which are actively involved in this fast-growing sector.
Reports in Technical Textile Markets include:
company and country profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others, in terms of production, sourcing, import/export, infrastructure and development, and plans for the future.
profiles of the world's top 40 producers of nonwovens – updated each year with details of developments from each of the leading producers, including acquisitions, investments and divestments, and analyses of trends which the "rising stars" are using to their advantage.
statistical reports – including consumption data, by fibre and end-use applications. Regular updates are published for fibre consumption in Japan, the rest of Asia, the USA, and Western Europe.
market sector information – analyses of important commercial end-user applications, and profiles of both established and emerging markets which take into account such innovations and developments as nanotechnology and intelligent textiles.
regular updates on innovations in fibres, technical textiles, apparel and machinery – including developments in the following categories: fibres and yarns; technical textile fabrics for industrial applications; machinery; technical textiles for apparel; composites; other technical textile products; and technical textile treatments and finishes.
reports on new technological developments and other topical issues – with clear, authoritative comments on their economic and commercial significance. The reports bring to your attention the key issues which you can use to develop your business, and provides contact details of useful organisations.
So whether you are involved in man-made fibres, nonwovens or technical textiles – in manufacturing, converting, import/export, or end use – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance – a subscription to Technical Textile Markets will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
Technical Textile Markets is available on subscription – either in printed format only, or in printed and electronic format. If you choose the printed only option, you will receive 4 printed publications a year. Each issue contains five research-based reports (see above) and an editorial.
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If you choose the printed and electronic option, you will receive an extra service. You will still receive each issue in printed format, delivered to you by traditional post.

In addition, you will be able to download PDF files containing the same information – but the PDF files will be available immediately on publication, so you don’t have to wait for the printing and mailing. You also have all the benefits of electronic files: instant access even when you are away from the office; convenient storage in your PC or laptop; portability; electronic search facility; and copy/paste facility.

You will also receive a monthly update of business news, called "Technical Textiles Business Update" delivered to you by email, free of charge.

Technical textiles are used in a wide range of end-use applications and markets, including agricultural; automotive; building/ construction/ engineering; medical and hygiene; packaging; protective clothing; sports and sportswear; and transport. A subscription to Technical Textile Markets will support your decision making, and provide the information you need to expand into new markets.

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