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Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments and Innovations

  • ID: 4871838
  • Report
  • 21 Pages
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AEV Robotics
  • Autoneum
  • Covestro
  • Hexcel
  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing)
  • Södra
  • MORE

This report provides information on the latest developments in automotive components, composites, electrospinning for medical applications, fibres for nonwovens, geotextiles, membranes, nonwovens, performance fibres, three-dimensional (3D) printing and wearable technology.

The report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: AEV Robotics, Arkema, Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend), Autoneum, Beaulieu Engineered Products, Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF), Coventive Composites, Covestro, Evonik Industries (Evonik), Faserinstitut Bremen (FIBRE--Fiber Institute Bremen), Fourné Maschinenbau, Hexcel, Huesker, IME Medical Electrospinning (IME), Lenzing Group (Lenzing), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Podcomp, Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut (STFI--Saxon Textile Research Institute), Södra, Suominen, Swerea, Teijin Limited and Texas Tech University.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AEV Robotics
  • Autoneum
  • Covestro
  • Hexcel
  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing)
  • Södra
  • MORE

1. Summary

2. Automotive Components

  • Autoneum has developed battery undercovers made from Ultra-Silent textile material for use in electric vehicles
  • Teijin Limited and AEV Robotics are collaborating in the development of lightweight components for electric vehicles

3. Composites

  • Hexcel and Arkema are leading a project to optimise the design of unidirectional (UD) tapes
  • The GreenLight project has concluded and has resulted in the development of a pilot-scale process for the production of lignin-based carbon fibre

4. Electrospinning For Medical Applications

  • IME Medical Electrospinning (IME) has developed industrial-scale electrospinning equipment for medical applications

5. Fibres

  • Beaulieu Engineered Products has developed new fibres for hygiene applications and has brought a new pilot production line on stream
  • Bicomponent staple fibres for hygiene applications
  • New pilot production line
  • Evonik Industries (Evonik) has developed a new polyimide fibre called P84 HT
  • Covestro has successfully developed performance stretch fibres which are derived partly from carbon dioxide (CO2)

6. Fibres For Nonwovens

  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has developed an environmentally sustainable process for manufacturing VEOCEL Specialty Viscose fibres for nonwovens applications

7. Geotextiles

  • Huesker has developed a geotextile product made from polyester derived from recycled waste materials

8. Membranes

  • Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend) has developed a series of membranes made from nylon 6.6 nanofibres

9. Nonwovens

  • Researchers at Texas Tech University have developed a nanofibre web which could be used to remove dye particles from wastewater
  • Suominen has developed a new nonwoven product called Fibrella Combo for use in absorbent hygiene products

10. Three-Dimensional (3D) Printing

  • Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed flexible three dimensionally (3D) printed meshes which could be used in medical applications

11. Wearable Technology

  • Researchers at RMIT University have developed a method for producing waterproof, washable and stretchable supercapacitors for smart textile applications

List of figures
Figure 1: Diagram illustrating placement of Ultra-Silent battery undercover in an electric vehicle
Figure 2: 3D printed mesh by MIT
Figure 3: Nylon fabric coated with graphene oxide

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  • AEV Robotics
  • Arkema
  • Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend)
  • Autoneum
  • Beaulieu Engineered Products
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF)
  • Coventive Composites
  • Covestro
  • Evonik Industries (Evonik)
  • Faserinstitut Bremen (FIBRE-Fiber Institute Bremen)
  • Fourné Maschinenbau
  • Hexcel
  • Huesker
  • IME Medical Electrospinning (IME)
  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden)
  • RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
  • Podcomp
  • Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut (STFI-Saxon Textile Research Institute)
  • Södra
  • Suominen
  • Swerea
  • Teijin Limited and Texas Tech University
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