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Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, October 2017

Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, October 2017

This report provides information on the latest developments in: automotive components; automotive textiles; composites; composites recycling; cut resistant fabrics; insect repellent textiles; masterbatches; medical textiles; nonwovens; textiles for agricultural applications; and wearable technology. Also, the report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: Autoneum, Empa (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt—Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), Don & Low, Fuji Pigment, go11save, Haso, Kufner, Lenzing, Mitsui Chemicals, Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Preform Technologies, STINGbye, University of Derby and Washington State University (WSU).


SUMMARY
AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS
Autoneum has developed a new technology called Hybrid-Acoustics ECO+ for use in the manufacture of components for electric vehicles
AUTOMOTIVE TEXTILES
Autoneum has developed a new carpet backing called Tune-It
COMPOSITES
Preform Technologies has developed a process for manufacturing three-dimensional (3D) knitted carbon fibre preforms for use in the production of composites
COMPOSITES RECYCLING
Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) have developed a method of recycling
carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRPs)
CUT RESISTANT FABRICS
Kufner and go11save have developed a cut resistant fabric which can be used in conjunction with an alarm system
INSECT REPELLENT TEXTILES
STINGbye has developed a range of insect repellent textile products
MASTERBATCHES
Fuji Pigment has developed masterbatches which incorporate cellulose nanofibres
MEDICAL TEXTILES
Researchers at Empa have developed a bandage which can indicate the pH level of a wound
NONWOVENS
Don & Low has developed a new nonwoven fabric which is designed for covering compost
Haso has developed a new nonwoven material called Microfin Dry
Mitsui Chemicals has developed a new nonwoven material called Airyfa
TEXTILES FOR AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS
Lenzing has developed twine made from Tencel fibre for use in agricultural applications
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
Researchers at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) will develop textiles which can monitor the stress levels of aircraft pilots
List of figures
Figure 1: Hybrid-Acoustics ECO+ inner dash insulator component
Figure 2: Tune-It carpet backing
Figure 3: Bag made from Criftex Prevention fabric
Figure 4: Composite material made from cellulose nanofibre and polyethylene
Figure 5: Bandage with pH indicator
Figure 6: Disposable underwear made from Microfin Dry

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