Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, August 2019

Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, August 2019

This report provides information on the latest developments in auxiliaries and binders, cleanroom apparel, composites, fabrics, fibres, machinery, nonwovens, textiles for aquatic farming, wearable technologies and yarns. The report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Archroma, Karl Mayer, Lenzing, Teijin Limited, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), The Lycra Company, The University of Manchester, Toray, the University of Maryland and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC).


SUMMARY
AUXILIARIES AND BINDERS
Archroma has developed an ultraviolet (UV) protector for textiles which are used in automotive and transport applications
Archroma has developed a water-based binder for nonwovens used in the manufacture of tea bags and coffee filters
CLEANROOM APPAREL
Toray has developed breathable and disposable cleanroom garments called Livmoa CL
COMPOSITES
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed a new range of composite reinforcement fabrics called
HighFlow Marine
Teijin Limited has developed a prepreg which has excellent resistance to heat and impact
FABRICS
Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a fabric which can automatically regulate the amount of infrared radiation which passes through it
FIBRES
Lenzing has developed a lyocell fibre for nonwovens called Veocel fibre with Eco Cycle technology which is made using raw materials derived from pre-consumer waste
The Lycra Company has developed a new fibre for use in the manufacture of hygiene products
MACHINERY
Karl Mayer has developed a new line for mass producing unidirectional (UD) tapes
Karl Mayer has developed new raschel machines for use in the manufacture of nonwovens
NONWOVENS
Researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) have developed a diaper which can indicate when it needs to be changed
TEXTILES FOR AQUATIC FARMING
Lenzing has developed biodegradable nets made from Lyocell fibres for aquatic farming applications
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES
Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible lithium battery made from textile materials
YARNS
Researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a scalable method for producing graphene-based yarn
List of figures
Figure 1: Line for the production of thermoplastic UD tapes
Figure 2: RACOP-NW machine
Figure 3: Easy Diaper
Figure 4: Textile lithium batteries

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