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Aerospace, protective and raw materials at TTNA symposium

Techtextil NA is again co-located with JEC Americas, creating an unparalleled event for technical textiles, nonwovens, geosynthetics, and composites in the US.

4th February 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Houston, TX

Agriculture, Industrial, Civil Engineering, Transport/​Aerospace

Techtextil North America’s World-Class Symposium has been finalized, with over 30 hand selected industry experts from around the world coming together to present their innovative technologies concurrently during the three day technical textile event.

Houston, TX, will host the 12th edition of Techtextil North America taking place from 2-4 June at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

“The symposium sessions this year reflect the excitement and vitality of a constantly evolving industry. The speakers are top-notch and give their real world experience and expertise. Delegates will come away with valuable information about applications in the aerospace, medical products, protective and tensile structure markets, as well as new developments in fibres and nonwoven technologies,” explained Steve Warner, Publisher, Beaverlake6 Report.

New Fibre Technologies (Basic)

This is Part One of a two part session. Part One is intended for those, who are new to the synthetic fibre industry, those needing a good understanding of fibre fundamentals, and those interested in learning about the latest commercially significant fibre processes.

Smart Textiles – Applications

Smart textiles are used in a variety of end-use industries, sports and fitness, protection and safety through personal protective equipment. The topic will help visitors discover how this innovative technology and research can elevate their current product line.

New Fibre Technologies (Advanced)

This is Part Two of a two part session. In Part Two attendees will learn from experts about the most recent synthetic fibre developments expected to have technical and commercial significance in the field of synthetic fibres. Advanced products from micro and nanofibres to carbon fibres will be considered. 

The 2015 Symposium has been developed by leading industry experts to provide a platform for presenters to interact with attendees after each session. © Techtextil North America

Aerospace Textile Applications

Technical fabric products are employed throughout the aerospace industry for both ground support and flight hardware. There are both fabric products that have been traditionally used, and for which a supplier base is somewhat established, and fabric products that are being adapted to new requirements and modification of existing applications.  The role of those serving aerospace will need to be a collaborative one in applying their knowledge of the uses of fabrics to those evolving requirements.

Medical: Research and Application Based

The application of novel materials and innovative structures is key to the success of developing new healthcare products. Pressing issues currently include an aging population, limitations to medical budgets, increasing numbers of drug-resistant bacteria, and hospital acquired infections reaching epidemic proportions.

Tension Structures

Businesses are looking for innovative and inexpensive ways to protect their products from weather elements such as hail and sun damage. Public entities are demanding allocated shade space in outdoor gathering places such as parks and school yards. Architects are looking for inspirational design which will define a building. This symposium will feature the leading experts in tensile structures focusing on the latest fabric technologies and materials available for use.

Techtextil North America’s World-Class Symposium has been finalized, with over 30 hand selected industry experts from around the world coming together. © Techtextil North America

Nonwoven Advancements

The nonwovens session will focus on the latest machinery developments and all segments of the industry from web formation to bonding including needle punching, spunbonding and melt blowing to hydroentangling, and thermal bonding.

Raw Materials/Sustainability

The sustainability of raw materials is an important principle in creating a productive harmony between fulfilling social and economic requirements for future generations. Two key concepts will be addressed in this session:

  • Natural, sustainable and renewable materials as the sources for polymers
  • Eco-friendly, atmospheric, and equilibrium dyeing processes

 Protective Fabrics (Military/Civilian)

Discover the latest advances in textiles designed to provide protection against a wide range of threats facing the military, emergency responders and industrial workers.  Topics will include approaches to flame resistance, chemical and biological barriers, ballistic protection, and related areas.

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