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Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments And Innovations, 2nd Quarter 2015

Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments And Innovations, 2nd Quarter 2015

This report provides information on the latest developments in environmentally friendly water repellent treatments, fabrics for roofing membranes, membranes for radomes, medical textiles, mildew resistant finishing treatments, new fibres, nonwoven fabrics, nonwovens for medical applications, performance fabrics and performance fibres. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, individuals and organisations: the Advanced Scientific Technology and Management Research Institute of Kyoto (ASTEM), Beaulieu Fibres International, the Belgian Textile Research Centre (Centexbel), Biovation, Boston University, the Centre for Graphene Science at the University of Exeter, DSM Dyneema, Fibertec, Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik (IGB – Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology), Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen (ISS – Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits), Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung (ISC – Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research), Freudenberg, INESC Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (INESC-MN – the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Microsystems and Nanotechnology), L-3 ESSCO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Milliken & Company, Queen Mary University of London, Sanitized, Teiken Limited, TenCate Protective Fabrics, Professor Tomohiro Kuroda, Tufts University, Universidade de Aveiro (University of Aveiro), Universidade de Lisboa (University of Lisbon), Università degli Studi di Trento (University of Trento), Universitätsklinikum Tübingen (University Hospital Tübingen), and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


  • SUMMARY
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WATER REPELLENT TREATMENTS
    • Fibertec: new water repellent treatment which becomes fixed to fabric at room temperature
  • FABRICS FOR ROOFING MEMBRANES
    • Milliken & Company: reinforcing fabrics for use in roofing membranes
  • MEDICAL TEXTILES
    • Astem, Teiken Limited and Professor Tomohiro Kuroda: textile which incorporates electrodes for electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements
    • Fraunhofer IGB: nonwoven substrate which can be used to repair internal organs or body tissue
    • Fraunhofer IIS and Fraunhofer ISC: pressure monitoring stocking for use by diabetes patients
  • MEMBRANES FOR RADOMES
    • L-3 ESSCO: new Radome incorporating a Dyneema crystal technology membrane
  • MILDEW RESISTANT FINISHING TREATMENTS
    • Sanitized: new finishing treatment which provides protection against mildew
  • NEW FIBRES
    • Beaulieu Fibres International: Meraklon Ultrasoft Trilobal fibre
  • NONWOVEN FABRICS
    • Freudenberg: Evolon 3D fabric
  • NONWOVENS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
    • Biovation: antimicrobial nonwoven material designed to prevent the spread of pathogens
  • PERFORMANCE FABRICS
    • TenCate protective fabrics: fabric for use in firefighters' turnout gear
  • PERFORMANCE FIBRES
    • Researchers in five institutes and universities: synthetic versions of spider silk
    • Researchers in five institutes and universities: technique for embedding graphene into textile fibres

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