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Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, July 2023
published in Issue 126, July 2023
This report provides information on the latest developments in automotive textiles, chemical recycling, composites, fabrics, fibres, finishes, medical textiles, nonwovens, silk proteins and smart textiles. The report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: AMSilk; Borgstena; Carrington Textiles; Circotex; Composites Evolution; DuPont; Evonik; Freudenberg Performance Materials; Gregory Packs; Noble Biomaterials; NordShield; Polygiene; Teijin Frontier; Toray Industries; and Ventile.
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A waterless process for dyeing automotive textiles is being developed by Circotex and Borgstena using carbon dioxide dyeing technology developed by DyeCoo Textile Systems
A pre-treatment agent which can be used prior to chemical recycling processes to remove polyurethane elastane (spandex) fibres from polyester blend fabrics is being developed by Teijin Frontier to facilitate recycling
A fast process for producing carbon fibre reinforced plastic sandwich panels for automotive applications is being developed by Toray Industries
A novel prepreg for Charge Cars' 1960s-inspired electric vehicle (EV) has been developed by Composites Evolution
A process for coating silicon carbide fibres for use in the manufacture of high performance ceramic-matrix composites is being developed by a consortium in the UK
A bilayer textile which mimics the functions of polar bear fur and skin to suppress the dissipation of body heat is being developed by US researchers
A comfortable ripstop fabric for military uniforms has been launched by Carrington Textiles
A microfilament fabric which protects automotive and industrial components from electrostatic discharge has been launched by Freudenberg Performance Materials
Ventile is to produce waterproof fabrics with a biodegradable antimicrobial coating supplied by NordShield
A lightweight, flexible aramid fibre for use in the production of soft armour has been launched by DuPont
An antibacterial treatment called Ionic+ Botanical which is based on citric acid has been developed for textile applications by Noble Biomaterials
A smart antimicrobial suture which reduces infection and simplifies post-operative monitoring has been developed by researchers in Australia
StayFresh odour control treatment from Polygiene is being used in backpacks by Gregory Packs
A resource-efficient method for producing spunbonded nonwovens is being used by Freudenberg Performance Materials to create a range of carpet backings
Electrospun nonwovens which are electrically conductive and thermally insulating are being developed by researchers in Germany
Speciality chemicals producer Evonik will collaborate with Biosteel producer AMSilk in the manufacture of silk proteins
A smart over-sock which can alert older people to an increase in the risk of falls has been developed by researchers in electronic textiles
A yarn-based sensor which can monitor exhaustion is being developed by Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Technical Textile Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries.
What's in it? 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 newsstatistical 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.
Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Technical Textile Markets is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.