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Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, March 2019

Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, March 2019

This report provides information on the latest developments in composites, construction textiles, fibres, filter media, medical devices, medical textiles, nonwovens, performance fabrics, performance fibres, resins and wearable technology. The report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Arkema, Assystem Technologies, Avgol, Beaulieu Fibres International, Carrington, Chomarat, Cirimat, Cobratex, Compositadour, Honeywell, Lenzing, Lisa Aeronautics, Mécano ID, Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Porcher Sport, SABIC, Specific Polymers, Teijin Aramid, Toray Industries (Toray), the University of Exeter, The University of Manchester, and Westex by Milliken.


  • SUMMARY
  • COMPOSITES
    • SEVERAL COMPANIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES IN FRANCE ARE COLLABORATING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BAMBOO LONG FIBRE REINFORCED BIOCOMPOSITES FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS
  • CONSTRUCTION TEXTILES
    • CHOMARAT WILL USE A NEW PILOT PRODUCTION LINE TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE SCRIM REINFORCEMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
  • FIBRES
    • LENZING HAS DEVELOPED A NEW LYOCELL FIBRE FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF FLUSHABLE WIPES
  • FILTER MEDIA
    • AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ HAS DEVELOPED NEW FILTER MEDIA CALLED EXTIA 1000 FOR USE IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
  • MEDICAL DEVICES
    • HONEYWELL'S SPECTRA MEDICAL GRADE (MG) FIBRE WILL BE USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF MEDICAL DEVICES FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES
  • MEDICAL TEXTILES
    • AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ HAS DEVELOPED A NEW FABRIC FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF SURGICAL GOWNS
  • NONWOVENS
    • AVGOL HAS DEVELOPED A NEW RANGE OF BREATHABLE NONWOVENS CALLED ENHANCEFIT BREATHE AND A NEW NONWOVENS TECHNOLOGY CALLED COMFORTFIT FEEL
      • enhanceFIT Breathe
      • comfortFIT Feel
    • TORAY HAS DEVELOPED AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE NONWOVEN MATERIAL CALLED ULTRASUEDE BX
  • PERFORMANCE FABRICS
    • CARRINGTON HAS DEVELOPED A STRETCHABLE FLAME RETARDANT (FR) FABRIC
    • PORCHER SPORT HAS DEVELOPED A NEW ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT FABRIC FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF AVALANCHE AIRBAGS
    • TEIJIN ARAMID AND WESTEX BY MILLIKEN HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW FLAME RESISTANT (FR) FABRIC CALLED WESTEX SYNERGY PRO
  • PERFORMANCE FIBRES
    • RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER HAVE IMPROVED THE STRENGTH PROPERTIES OF JUTE FIBRES THROUGH THE USE OF GRAPHENE
    • BEAULIEU FIBRES INTERNATIONAL HAS DEVELOPED A NEW BONDING FIBRE FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE NEEDLEPUNCHED CARPETS
  • RESINS
    • SABIC HAS DEVELOPED A NEW TYPE OF POLYPROPYLENE (PP) RESIN FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF FIBRES FOR BREATHABLE NONWOVEN FABRICS
  • WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
    • RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER HAVE DEVELOPED NEW METHODS OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC FIBRES INCORPORATING GRAPHENE
      • Development of capacitive sensors
      • Development of light emitting substrates
    • RESEARCHERS AT NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY (NTU) HAVE EMBEDDED MINIATURE SOLAR CELLS INTO YARNS WHICH COULD BE USED IN TEXTILES TO POWER SMART CLOTHING

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