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Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 3rd quarter 2012 edition

November 2012 | 11 pages | ID: TC3F691DB79EN
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This report provides information on the latest developments in environmentally friendly fabrics for protective clothing, environmentally friendly fibres for technical textiles, fabrics for technical textiles, fabric treatments, floorcoverings, protective clothing and technical apparel. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and organisations: Alexium International, Aquafil, EMPA (Eidgen?ssische Materialpr?fungs- und Forschungsanstalt), Forbo Flooring Systems, RadiciGroup, Technical Absorbents, Victor Group, Web Processing and X-Bionic.
SUMMARY

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FABRICS FOR PROTECTIVE

CLOTHING

Victor Group has developed a new environmentally friendly flame resistant (FR) fabric for use in the manufacture of protective clothing

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FIBRES FOR TECHNICAL

TEXTILES

RadiciGroup has developed a new environmentally friendly yarn called r-Radyarn for high performance fabrics

FABRICS FOR TECHNICAL TEXTILES

Technical Absorbents has developed a new cooling fabric called KoolSorb

FABRIC TREATMENTS

Alexium International has shown that its reactive Surface Treatment (RST) is suitable for functionalising polyolefin fibres

FLOORCOVERINGS

Forbo Flooring Systems has launched a new carpet tile made from Econyl polyamide
Web Processing has developed a new hot melt carpet backing machine which enables fully recyclable floor coverings to be produced

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

EMPA has developed a bulletproof vest with an integrated cooling system

TECHNICAL APPAREL

X-Bionic has developed new pants for mountaineering activities

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: The bulletproof vest
Figure 2: The mini-fan in the bulletproof vest
Figure 3: X-Bionic Mountaineering Pants


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