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Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments And Innovations, May 2018

Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments And Innovations, May 2018

This report provides information on the latest developments in carbon fibres, composites, fabrics, fibre treatments, filtration, knitted antenna reflectors, medical devices, new fibres, nonwovens, spider silk, spinning and testing equipment. Also, the report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: 3M, Acme Mills, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Chomarat, Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF (Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF—Fraunhofer LBF), JX Nippon ANCI Incorporated, Kelheim Fibres, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Lia Diagnostics, Low & Bonar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Meister & Cie (Meister), Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Oxeon, Oxford Space Systems, Quantum Materials, SGL Group, The Hohenstein Group and Toho Tenax.


SUMMARY
CARBON FIBRES
SGL Group has developed a new high modulus carbon fibre called Sigrafil C T50-4.8/280
COMPOSITES
Chomarat has developed a new glass multiaxial non-crimp fabric and a new carbon unidirectional non-crimp fabric
Glass multiaxial NCF
Carbon unidirectional NCF
Oxeon has developed a new version of its TeXtreme spread tow fabric
Toho Tenax has developed a new prepreg which incorporates carbon fibres and carbon nanotubes
FABRICS
Acme Mills and Quantum Materials have collaborated in the development of a new fabric for aircraft seating applications
FIBRE TREATMENTS
Researchers at Fraunhofer LBF have developed a new method for preventing natural fibres from absorbing water
FILTRATION
3M has developed a filter which is compatible with Bluetooth technology
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed a new gas turbine filter called Trinitex Advance W3200
KNITTED ANTENNA REFLECTORS
Oxford Space Systems and researchers at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are collaborating in the development of antenna reflectors made from knitted materials
MEDICAL DEVICES
Meister has used a new braiding technology to produce medical devices incorporating branched “eyelet” structures
NEW FIBRES
Kelheim Fibres has developed a new viscose fibre called Danufil QR
NONWOVENS
JX Nippon ANCI Incorporated has developed a version of its Milife material for use in filtration applications
Lia Diagnostics has developed a flushable pregnancy test which has been approved for sale at retail in the USA
Low & Bonar has developed a new carpet backing product for use in the manufacture of environmentally sustainable carpets
SPIDER SILK
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has produced recombinant spider silk cocoons from a new type of hybrid transgenic silkworm
SPINNING
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new process for spinning ultra-fine polyethylene fibres
TESTING EQUIPMENT
The Hohenstein Group has developed a new version of its HOSYcan device for testing compression garments
List of figures
Figure 1: Sigrafil C T50-4.8/280
Figure 2: New G-PLY glass multiaxial NCF
Figure 3: Toho Tenax prepreg
Figure 4: Diagram of aircraft seat incorporating Comfort Zone fabric
Figure 5: Example of a branched “eyelet” textile structure
Figure 6: Lia flushable pregnancy test
Figure 7: Spider silk cocoons
Figure 8: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image of ultra-fine fibres
Figure 9: HOSYcan testing device

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