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Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, August 2018

Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, August 2018

This report provides information on the latest developments in composites, fibres for composites, finishing treatments, medical textiles, nonwovens, performance fabrics and protective fabrics. Also, the report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: Avgol, Beaulieu Fibres International, Chomarat, Devan Chemicals, Heathcoat Fabrics, HeiQ, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Microban International, Porcher Industries, Solvay and Toray Industries (Toray).


SUMMARY
COMPOSITES
Chomarat has expanded its range of C-Tape carbon fibre tapes
Solvay has developed a new carbon fibre composite tape for use in oil and gas applications
FIBRES FOR COMPOSITES
Beaulieu Fibres International has developed a bonding fibre which improves the performance properties of automotive composite components
FINISHING TREATMENTS
Devan Chemicals has developed a new temperature regulating finish called Moov&Cool and a treatment called Purissimo which helps to keep textiles free from allergens shed by cats and dogs
Moov&Cool
Purissimo
HeiQ has developed a new temperature control treatment called HeiQ Adaptive AC-06
Microban International has developed a new odour control treatment called Scentry Revive
MEDICAL TEXTILES
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a compression bandage which incorporates photonic fibres and changes colour to indicate the level of pressure exerted on the wearer
Toray Industries has developed a fibre adsorbent for use in the purification of blood
NONWOVENS
Avgol has developed a new antimicrobial technology called beneFIT Control for incorporation into nonwoven fabrics and has developed a new process called Waveform 3D for the modification of nonwoven fabrics beneFIT Control
Waveform 3D
PERFORMANCE FABRICS
Heathcoat Fabrics has developed a new aramid fabric for military applications
PROTECTIVE FABRICS
Porcher Industries has developed a new protective fabric for defence applications
List of figures
Figure 1: New C-Tape
Figure 2: Figaro Beneteau 3
Figure 3: Photonic fibres woven into a compression bandage
Figure 4: Waveform 3D fabric
Figure 5: Swatch of para-aramid fabric which was made into socks for Charlie Exton

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