17th April 2013 Smart-textiles developers draw on diverse fields of knowledge to produce unique materials with enhanced properties and vast potential. Several disciplines outside the traditional textile area are involved in the construction of these smart textiles, and each individual field has its own language, specific terms and approaches.
16th April 2013 UK based publisher Woodhead Publishing has published ‘Handbook of fire resistant textiles’, a new book on advances made in recent years in the field of fire resistant textiles.
15th April 2013 UK based publisher Woodhead Publishing has published a new book on the subject of shape memory polymers, materials which recover their original shapes when exposed to external stimuli.
27th March 2013 Between 2007 and 2017 the consumer wipes market is forecast to increase from over $7.6 billion to $12.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 5.2%. In the same period, the industrial wipes market is expected to increase from about $1.8 billion to $3.2 billion.
27th March 2013 Smart fabrics are currently extremely fractured in their actual and potential end-use market applications, as well as the products that are being provided. There are few transparent supply chains and widely varying prices.
27th March 2013 The global market for digitally printed textiles is forecasted to more than double by 2017. With such developments predicted, The Future of Digital Textile Printing to 2017 from Smithers Pira takes an in-depth look at how and where this growth will happen.
27th March 2013 Global consumption of nonwovens for industrial applications in 2012 is expected to total 3.30 million tonnes, increasing to 4.95 million tonnes by 2017. The Future of Nonwovens for Industrial Applications provides in-depth analysis of the direction the industrial nonwovens market will take over the five years to 2017.
25th March 2013 ‘Agrotextiles: A growing landscape with huge potential’, a new report from Textile Media Services, provides a unique overview of woven, knitted and nonwoven fabrics and other textiles used in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, floriculture and landscape gardening, as well as in fishing and aquaculture.
15th March 2013 This report provides information on the latest developments in: environmentally friendly materials; fabrics for performance apparel; fabrics for protective clothing; fabric treatments; fibres and yarns for performance apparel; finishing treatments; sportswear; water repellent down filling; and wearable technology.
15th March 2013 Water sports apparel is designed to keep the wearer warm while he or she participates in underwater and surface water sports and recreational activities -- such as diving, snorkelling, sailing and surfing. These activities require apparel with one or more of several high performance properties, including thermal insulation, waterproofness and breathability.
Sat 18th May 2013