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Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, September 2016

Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, September 2016

This report provides information on the latest developments in air permeability testing, analytical methods, ballistic protection, composites, cryogenic tissues, membranes for gas separation, nonwovens, performance fabrics, self-repairing coatings for textiles, and wound dressings. The report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: Avgol, AVS-SYS, Brain AG, Evonik Industries, First Armour, FOS Umwelt- und Filtertechnik Deutschland (FOS Group), the Hohenstein Institute, Kelheim Fibres, Mogul, Penn State, Technical Fibre Products (TFP), Teijin Limited, and the William-Küster-Institut (William Küster Institute) for Hygiene, Environment and Medicine.


SUMMARY
AIR PERMEABILITY TESTING
Fos Umwelt- und Filtertechnik Deutschland (FOS Group): improvements to the TX15 device for testing the air permeability of textiles
ANALYTICAL METHODS
The Hohenstein Institute: new method for predicting how a textile will come into contact with human skin
BALLISTIC PROTECTION
First Armour: panel for ballistic vests which incorporates Dyneema Force Multiplier
Technology material
COMPOSITES
AVS-SYS: new ultra-lightweight carbon composite materials for aircraft
CRYOGENIC TISSUES
Technical Fibre Products (TFP): new type of cryogenic tissue
MEMBRANES FOR GAS SEPARATION
Evonik Industries: new membrane module for separating nitrogen gas from air
NONWOVENS
Avgol: new range of nonwoven products called Avgol Lux
Mogul: three new ranges of nonwoven materials
Mopet TCS fabrics
Meltblown polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) fabrics
Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) nonwoven fabrics
PERFORMANCE FABRICS
Teijin Limited: high visibility fabric made from aramid fibre
SELF-REPAIRING COATINGS FOR TEXTILES
Penn State: textile coating which can repair itself and neutralise harmful chemicals
WOUND DRESSINGS
Brain Ag, Kelheim Fibres and William-Küster-Institut for Hygiene, Environment and
Medicine: wound dressings made from alginate derived from bacteria
List of figures
Figure 1: TX15 air permeability tester
Figure 2: Sepuran N2 hollow fibre membrane
Figure 3: Teijin high visibility aramid fabric
Figure 4: Nonwoven/fleece wound dressing made from alginate fibres derived from bacteria

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