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Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, March 2017

Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, March 2017

This report provides information on the latest developments in: composites; conductive textiles; drones; fabrics for paper machines; nonwovens; performance fabrics; performance fibres; and transparent sheets made from cellulose fibres. Also, the report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: Adesso Advanced Materials, AMSilk, Bombardier, DSM Dyneema, ELG Carbon Fibre, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung (IAP-Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research), Freudenberg Performance Materials, Jiangnan University, Oji Holdings, SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget), Spidey Tek, Suominen, Teijin Limited, the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Surrey, and Xerium Technologies. "


SUMMARY
COMPOSITES
Bombardier, the University of Bristol and the University of Surrey: technology which enhances the conductivity of composites
ELG Carbon Fibre and Adesso Advanced Materials: automotive composite components incorporating recycled carbon fibre materials
CONDUCTIVE TEXTILES
The University of Cambridge and Jiangnan University: conductive cotton fabric which incorporates graphene-based ink
DRONES
Spidey Tek: drone which incorporates real spider silk fibre
FABRICS FOR PAPER MACHINES
Xerium Technologies: range of forming fabrics for paperboard and packaging machines
NONWOVENS
Freudenberg Performance Materials: fabric for use in the manufacture of bedding products incorporating down and feathers
SCA: disposable bathing glove for use in the care of bedridden patients
Suominen: Airlace for Workplace nonwoven substrate
PERFORMANCE FABRICS
Teijin Limited: Xfire Denim aramid fabric
PERFORMANCE FIBRES
DSM Dyneema: new version of Dyneema Diamond Technology fibre
Fraunhofer IAP and AMSilk: fibres made from green lacewing silk protein
TRANSPARENT SHEETS MADE FROM CELLULOSE FIBRES
Oji Holdings: commercialisation of transparent roll sheets made from cellulose nanofibres
List of figures
Figure 1: Spidey Bat
Figure 2: Pillow filled with down and feathers contained by Evolon super-microfilament fabric
Figure 3: Uniform incorporating Xfire Denim fabric
Figure 4: Green lacewing eggs on silk threads

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