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Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 1st quarter 2015

Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 1st quarter 2015

This report provides information on the latest developments in composites, fibres for protective apparel, graphene coatings, inks for wearable electronics, medical textiles, nanocoatings, nonwovens, piezoelectric fabrics, protective apparel and wearable technology. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and other organisations: DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM), Europlasma, Fehrer, Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik (IPK - Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology), Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut (WKI - Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm Klauditz Institute), Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (IZM - Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration), Fukui Warp Knitting, Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation (Hohenstein Institute for Textile Innovation), Kansai University, National Safety Apparel, Osaka Medical College, Suominen, Teijin, Teijin Aramid, and Teijin Frontier.


  • SUMMARY
  • COMPOSITES
    • Fehrer: new composite for use in the manufacture of automobile roofs
    • Fraunhofer WKI: fibre reinforced composite parts incorporating natural fibres
  • FIBRES FOR PROTECTIVE APPAREL
    • Teijin Aramid: new fibre called Teijinconex neo for use in protective apparel
  • GRAPHENE COATINGS
    • Hohenstein Institut Für Textilinnovation: collaborative research project to apply graphene coatings to textile substrates
  • INKS FOR WEARABLE ELECTRONICS
    • DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM): inks for use in wearable electronics
  • MEDICAL TEXTILES
    • Hohenstein Institut Für Textilinnovation: artificial uterus which aids the development of babies born prematurely
    • Teijin, Fukui Warp Knitting and Osaka Medical College: development of a textile cardiac patch which will help to repair heart tissue after cardiovascular surgery
  • NANOCOATINGS
    • Europlasma: new ranges of Nanofics nanocoatings for use in filtration media
  • NONWOVENS
    • Suominen: new nonwoven products
    • Fibrella Lite Spunlace
    • Hydraspun Dispersible Plus
  • PIEZOELECTRIC FABRICS
    • Kansai University and Teijin Frontier: piezoelectric fabrics for wearable devices
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
    • National Safety Apparel: protective apparel which protects against cuts
  • WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
    • Fraunhofer IPK and Fraunhofer IZM: new orthopaedic prosthesis called CareJack

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