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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 125:
April 2023

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Editorial: Market trends, collaboration and award winners in the composites industry highlighted at JEC World 2023 (18 pages)
Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, April 2023 (23 pages)
The world nonwovens industry: part 1--the leading ten producers, April 2023 (77 pages)
Next generation recycling of composites, technical fabrics and other textiles (22 pages)
Global technical textiles business update, April 2023 (23 pages)
Statistics: nonwoven fabric and technical textile production in Japan, 2023 (20 pages)

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Next generation recycling of composites, technical fabrics and other textiles

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The scale of the textile waste problem is formidable, and the need for recycling is more pressing than ever. But the volume of fibres being recycled back into new fibres in any kind of circular system amounts to less than 1% of global fibre production. Changes are afoot, however. In particular, a range of initiatives is being driven by the leading apparel brands, and legislation is pending which aims to ensure that fibres of the future will become more widely perceived as valuable resources. In the EU, the separate collection of textile waste will become mandatory from January 1, 2025, and an extended producer responsibility (EPR) scheme for dealing with the waste will be introduced. Also, Euratex is calling for 150-250 dedicated new recycling centres to be established in Europe in the next few years. In the case of carbon fibre composites, only around 1,000 tons of the 60,000 tons produced in 2020 were recycled. But global demand for carbon fibre is likely to outstrip production in the coming years, and this disparity is likely to help drive demand for recycled carbon. A number of recycling methods have been developed which facilitate the reclamation of high quality, clean, reusable fibres. Also, a number of projects have been established for recycling glass fibre composites. In carpets, products are being developed using monomaterials, or single polymer constructions, in order to facilitate recycling. In the workwear sector, strides are being made in the development of methods for recycling uniforms containing para-aramid fibres. These are difficult to recycle but they are non-degradable and can not be incinerated and so they end up in landfill if they are not recycled.

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  • EU extended producer responsibility (EPR) scheme
  • Euratex ReHubs initiative
  • Five circularity initiatives in Scandinavian countries
  • EU exports of used textiles
  • Textile recycling company: Lawrence M Barry (LMB) & Co
  • Take-back programmes: Reskinned

  • Gen 2 Carbon: recycling carbon from waste composites
  • Longworth: Deecom pressolysis polymer recycling process
    • British standard


  • Longworth: The Emphasizing Project

  • Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK)

  • Circular technical fibre system: General Recycled

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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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