Developments in Fibres, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles

Date: February 22, 2011
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Developments in Fibres, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles
Among the topics covered at the 49th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress in 2010 were developments in man-made fibres, technical textiles and nonwovens for the automotive industry, as well as advanced nonwovens for outdoor structures, innovative nonwovens technologies, new fibres and biomimetics. This report contains highlights from the congress, including developments from EMS-Chemie, GreenFiber, Kuraray, Lenzing, Oerlikon Neumag, Polyamide High Performance (PHP), Sächsisches Textil Forschungs Institut (STFI—Saxon Textile Research Institute) and Sider Arc.
SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

KEY TRENDS IN THE MAN-MADE FIBRE MARKET

Global market
Polyester
Nylon
Synthetic fibre feedstock
Impact of energy prices
European market

DEVELOPMENTS IN MAN-MADE FIBRES AND TECHNICAL

TEXTILES FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Airbags
Seat belts
Tyres
Damping
Textile wheel housings
Floor assembly
Boot (trunk) trim
Car interior

DEVELOPMENTS IN NONWOVENS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE

INDUSTRY

3D NONWOVENS FOR COMPONENTS

Acoustical materials
Electric vehicles

ADVANCED NONWOVENS FOR OUTDOOR STRUCTURES

OTHER INNOVATIVE NONWOVEN TECHNOLOGIES

Steam jet bonding
TencelWeb: making cellulosic nonwoven webs direct from lyocell spinning solution
Hycospun: hydrodynamically bonded spunbond and meltblown composites with fine fibre layers

NEW FIBRES

High temperature resistance polyamide 4.6 fibres
Other fibre developments

BIOMIMETICS: INSPIRATION FROM NATURE IN TECHNICAL

TEXTILE DESIGN

Using biomimetics to modify textile surfaces: Ghent University
Automotive manufacturing: Mercedes

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: India: polyester production capacity, 2004-14
Table 2: Nylon fibre production by region, 2010
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