Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, December 2018

Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, December 2018

This report provides information on the latest developments in automotive textiles, composites, composites manufacturing machinery, filter media, new fibres, nonwovens and sensors. The report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Airbus, AMSilk, Cygnet Texkimp, Freudenberg Performance Materials, imat-uve, Lydall Performance Materials, Lenzing, Suominen, Technical Absorbents, Trevira, The University of Manchester and the University of Delaware.

Trevira and imat-uve have collaborated in the development of a new process for manufacturing knitted automotive interiors
Airbus and AMSilk are exploring the potential of synthetic spider silk for aerospace applications
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed a new reinforcement fabric for use in the manufacture of wind turbine blades
Cygnet Texkimp and researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a new machine for manufacturing lightweight composite components
Lydall Performance Materials has developed new gas phase filter media called LydAir GP
Lenzing has developed a new fibre for use in the manufacture of surface disinfectant wipes
Freudenberg Performance Materials’ Evolon New Generation material has been certified as being compliant with the ECARF Seal
Lenzing has developed Lenzing Web Technology to drive sustainability in the nonwovens industry
Suominen has developed a new concept called Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens
Technical Absorbents has developed a needlefelt fabric which is made from 100% SAF (Super Absorbent Fibre)
Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed textile-based pressure sensors
List of figures
Figure 1: 3D visualisation of knitted seat cover on a car seat
Figure 2: 3D Winder
Figure 3: Super-microfilaments in Evolon New Generation

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