Issue 85 of Technical Textile Markets11 Aug 2011 • by Natalie Aster
Market Publishers Ltd informs that new Textiles Intelligence Ltd Issue 85 of Technical Textile Markets has now been published and contains the following reports:
Innovations in Technical Textiles at Techtextil 2011. Techtextil is a trade fair aimed at buyers and producers of technical textiles and nonwoven materials, held every two years in Frankfurt, Germany. At the most recent event, which was held during May 24-26, 2011, there were more than 24,500 visitors from 96 countries and 1,207 exhibitors from 50 countries. The report focuses on a catalogue of 21 new and exciting developments and provides a useful snapshot of what is currently happening in technical textile products, processes and technology.
Profile of Trevira: A Unique European Source of Polyester Speciality Fibres. Trevira is a leading European manufacturer of polyester fibres and yarns. The brand has a long and checkered history, and has been owned by a number of companies, including Multikarsa and Reliance Industries. Most recently, it was acquired by a consortium of polyester companies, namely Indorama Ventures of Thailand and Sinterama of Italy. Looking ahead, Trevira is keen to put its turbulent past behind it and the company continues to have a strong position in a number of key markets. The report provides details of the company's developments, financial performance, manufacturing activities, and key products and markets -- including home textiles, apparel, automotive, hygiene and technical applications.
Flame Resistant Fibres and Fabrics. The report analyses the role of flame resistant fibres and fabrics in protective apparel for hazardous environments. It includes information on regulations and standards of flame resistance and flammability testing, as well as an analysis of key applications for flame resistant fabrics in firefighter apparel, industrial workwear, military clothing, motor racing apparel and police uniforms. The report highlights the latest products from major manufacturers of flame resistant fibres and fabrics, including: Basofil Fibers, DuPont, Evonik Fibres, Gun Ei Chemical Industry, Kaneka Corporation, Kermel, Lenzing, Optimer Brands, PBI Performance Products, Rhodia, Teijin Aramid, Toyobo and Westex.
Fibre and Fabric Based Composites: Less Weight, More Automation and Greener Materials. Weight reduction, automation, and ecocomposites were three key trends driving the market for composites at the JEC Composites Show, held in Paris, France, during March 29-31, 2011. The application of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRPs) in cars is the focus of much research and development and investment around the world. The report provides insight into the latest developments in the composites and ecocomposites market from a wide range of companies, including Aston Martin Racing (AMR), BASF, BMW, Daimler, Decathlon, Evonik Industries, Jacob Plastics, Johnson Controls, Lotus Renault, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Novation, RocTool, Schappe Techniques, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (ACF), Stratasys, Subaru, Sun7, Teijin Group, TenCate, Toho Tenax, Toray, Toyota, Urge Bike Products and Vistagy.
Global Technical Textiles Business Update. The report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector, including acquisitions, business news, investments, and markets. The report contains insight and analysis of developments in a wide range of companies and other organisations involved in the sector, including: 3M, Advanced Medical Solutions (AMS), Ahlstrom, AMSilk, Andover Healthcare, Avgol, Biomedical Structures, Bluestar Silicones, Concordia Medical, DSM Dyneema, EuroFibers, Finetex, GreenFields, Hellas Construction, MRC SGL Precursor, North Carolina State University, Salteks, SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget), SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (ACF), Tatham, TenCate, TenCate Grass, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI), Trützschler Nonwovens and Unisport.
Fibre Consumption in South America, 2011 edition. The report includes statistical data and analysis of total man-made fibre production and total mill fibre consumption in South America, covering the period 2001-10. In addition to the statistics, the data are broken down into synthetic staple fibres and filament yarns as well as cellulosic staple fibres and filament yarns. It also includes an outlook for mill fibre consumption in South America.
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