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Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2014

Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2014

This report provides information on the latest developments in aerospace apparel, composites, cosmetic products, environmentally friendly flame retardant treatments, fabric coatings, filtration media, geotextiles, medical apparel, programmable materials, protective apparel for military applications and protective apparel for sports. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and organisations: Ahlstrom, BASE360, Clariant, Composite Cluster Singapore (CCS), DSM Dyneema, Garmatex, Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Polymer Group Inc (PGI), Scott & Fyfe, Self-Assembly Lab, SGL Group, Stahl, Teijin Frontier, Toho Tenax and Vestagen Technical Textiles.


  • SUMMARY
  • AEROSPACE APPAREL
    • Research group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): skin-tight spacesuits
  • COMPOSITES
    • Composite Cluster Singapore (CCS): new concept for the manufacture of composites
    • SGL Group: new range of prepregs
    • Toho Tenax: two new prepregs
    • Carbon fibre prepreg with a short curing period
  • COSMETIC PRODUCTS
    • Teijin Frontier: new cosmetic products
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FLAME RETARDANT TREATMENTS
    • Clariant: Exolit OP 560 flame retardant treatment for flexible polyurethane (PU) foam identified as being environmentally friendly
  • FABRIC COATINGS
    • Stahl: two extra coating options added to EVO range of environmentally friendly fabric coatings
  • FILTRATION MEDIA
    • PGI: new filtration media called Everist
  • GEOTEXTILES
    • Scott & Fyfe: new seamless textile liner called Alphashield for pipe rehabilitation systems
  • MEDICAL APPAREL
    • Ahlstrom: new fabric called VaporCool for medical applications
    • Kimberly-Clark Health Care: new surgical gown called Aero Blue*
    • Vestagen Technical Textiles: protective apparel for hospital patients called myComfort
  • PROGRAMMABLE MATERIALS
    • Self-Assembly Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): programmable materials
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL FOR MILITARY APPLICATIONS
    • DSM Dyneema: concept vest for female soldiers using Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology material
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL FOR SPORT
    • BASE360 and Garmatex: protective garments for ice hockey players

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