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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 Sonobond’s 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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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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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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