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Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 2021 - Edition 2

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  • 34 Pages
  • August 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
  • ID: 5410452

This report provides information on the latest developments in antimicrobial technologies, composites, face masks, filter media, hygiene products, manufacturing technologies, medical textiles, nonwovens, protective apparel, smart textiles, and wearable technologies.


The report includes information and analysis relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: Ahlstrom-Munksjӧ, AirPop, Albaad Group, Algaeing, Avgol, Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Confitex, FiberVisions, FPInnovations, HeiQ, Henkel, JOA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Piana Group, Polymateria, Smartz AG, Teijin Group, Toray, University of Rhode Island (URI), and VTT.


Who should buy this report?

  • Manufacturers of fibres, textiles, clothing and chemicals
  • Textile and clothing machinery manufacturers - spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing and import/export
  • Textile and clothing brands and retailers like Adidas, H&M etc.
  • Educational institutions like universities, fashion schools etc.
  • Business consultancy firms
  • Textile and clothing trade associations
  • Government trade bodies

 

Table of Contents


SUMMARY
ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGIES
  • Piana Group has developed an antimicrobial technology called Piana Protection


COMPOSITES
  • Teijin Group has developed two new brands of carbon fibre intermediate materials for use in the manufacture of composite sports products
  • Tenax PW
  • Tenax BM


ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FACE MASKS
  • FPInnovations has developed a biodegradable single-use face mask for use in non-medical applications


ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE NONWOVENS
  • Albaad Group (Albaad) has developed an environmentally sustainable nonwoven fabric for
  • use in the manufacture of hygiene products
  • Avgol, FiberVisions and Polymateria are collaborating in the development of biodegradable nonwovens
  • VTT has developed methods for making nonwoven fabrics incorporating fibres derived from recycled waste materials for use in hospital applications
  • Cleaning fibres recovered from mechanically recycled textile waste
  • Making nonwoven fabrics incorporating the cleaned fibres


FACE MASKS
  • AirPop has developed a face mask that can be used in conjunction with an app to monitor the wearer’s respiratory health
  • HeiQ has developed an antimicrobial face mask made from nonwoven fabric treated with copper particles


FILTER MEDIA
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed a range of filter media for use in the manufacture of electric vehicles (EVs)


HYGIENE PRODUCTS
  • Confitex has developed reusable absorbent underwear products
  • Henkel and Smartz AG are collaborating in the development of smart hygiene products


MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
  • Curt G Joa (JOA) has designed an expandable wrap for use in conjunction with absorbent cores


MEDICAL TEXTILES
  • Researchers at the University of Rhode Island (URI) have developed a bandage which can detect infection


NONWOVENS
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed a range of nonwoven fabrics called TenderGuard for use in the manufacture of single-use face masks
  • Avgol and Algaeing are collaborating in the development of innovative nonwoven fabrics
  • HeiQ has developed an antimicrobial filter material for use in the manufacture of face masks


PROTECTIVE APPAREL
  • Toray Industries (Toray) has expanded its Livmoa range of disposable protective apparel


SMART TEXTILES
  • Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers) have developed an electrically conductive cellulosic sewing thread


WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES
  • Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed smart clothing products which can sense the wearer’s body movements


List of Figures
Figure 1: Biodegradable face masks
Figure 2: Active+ mask with Halo sensor
Figure 3: HeiQ MetalliQ face mask
Figure 4: Bandage developed by URI
Figure 5: Diagram of SMS fabric used in the manufacture of Livmoa 4000
Figure 6: Livmoa 4000
Figure 7: Textile embroidered with electrically conductive cellulosic fibre

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Companies Mentioned

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjӧ
  • AirPop
  • Albaad Group
  • Algaeing
  • Avgol
  • Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers)
  • Confitex
  • FiberVisions
  • FPInnovations
  • HeiQ
  • Henkel
  • JOA
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Piana Group
  • Polymateria
  • Smartz AG
  • Teijin Group
  • Toray
  • University of Rhode Island (URI)
  • VTT