Statistics: Fibre Consumption in South America, 2009 edition

Date: July 22, 2009
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Statistics: Fibre Consumption in South America, 2009 edition
Rayonier has developed a highly absorbent cross-linked cellulose fibre for use in incontinence garments, Weyerhaeuser has patented an economical biodegradable superabsorbent fibre, and SRI International has a range of novel biodegradable polyolefin copolymers. Hills has a method for forming ultra-fine spunbond fibres for fabrics and nonwovens. Autoliv has developed an improved airbag to protect vehicle occupants, and Johnson Controls has a novel idea for integrating a seamed textile airbag into car seats. Coroplast Fritz Müller has patented a needlepunched nonwoven adhesive tape for taping cable looms in car engines, and Triosyn Holding has a novel electrostatic nonwoven filter designed to kill entrapped micro-organisms.

In the area of personal protection, a new laminate for face masks protects against toxic materials while Milliken and SSM Industries have each developed improved flame resistant fabrics for protective clothing. Innovative Textiles has a high visibility flame resistant textile employing modacrylic fibres while a flame resistant nonwoven composite fabric which is both durable and economic has been developed by another inventor for military combat garments. An exciting development at the University of Zürich provides extremely water-repellent clothing, including swimwear, by coating polyester fibres with silicone nanofilaments. MMI-IPCO’s unitary thermal fabrics provide variable insulation over different areas of the body by using phase change or biomimetic materials.

Researchers at William Marsh Rice University have devised an ingenious single-step process for converting carbon nanotubes to macroscopic carbon fibres for composites and electrical connectors.

Textronics has produced composite yarns for smart textiles which can conduct electrical, optical, magnetic or thermal energy. Thermal Solutions offers heated clothing controlled by a wireless sensor, and Dhama Apparel Innovations has a sophisticated method for heating or cooling apparel using a thermoelectric device and evaporative cooling.

A new system for illuminating outer clothing for safety purposes has been invented, while 3M has an improved fluorochemical dirt-repellent treatment for carpets and medical nonwovens. Other textile treatments include a polyacrylate treatment from Nano-Tex which renders synthetic fibres hydrophilic and provides greater comfort. Kimberly-Clark has a new method of improving the exhaustion of dyes on to cellulosic fibres using a polyvinylamine link between dye and fibre. The method also improves fibre properties. G&K Services has developed an updated method for inspecting sanitised garments used in the food industry.
SUMMARY

FIBRES AND POLYMERS FOR ABSORBENT PRODUCTS

Rayonier has patented a new method of producing chemically cross-linked cellulose fibres for absorbent products
The Rayonier process
Weyerhaeuser has patented a biodegradeable superabsorbent fibre
SRI International has developed polyolefin copolymers which are suitable for use in biodegradable textiles

CARBON FIBRES

University researchers have developed a single-step method for producing carbon fibres from carbon nanotubes
Uses of single-walled carbon nanotube macrofibres
Advantages of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Alternative ways of producing carbon nanotubes
The William Marsh Rice University invention
Further details

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE YARNS

Textronics has developed energy active composite yarns incorporating planar filaments
Existing types of electrically conductive textiles
The Textronics development
Formation of the functional filament

NONWOVENS

Hills has patented a method for producing ultra-fine fibres and webs using a spunbond process
The process

TECHNICAL TEXTILES FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

Autoliv has developed an improved automotive airbag
Conventional airbag designs
The Autoliv development
Johnson Controls has developed a seamed textile sheet material for airbags
Coroplast Fritz Müller has developed a technical nonwoven adhesive tape for cable looms in car engines

TECHNICAL TEXTILES FOR FILTRATION

Triosyn Holding has patented an electrostatically charged nonwoven filter medium which can eradicate micro-organisms

PROTECTIVE FABRICS

A durable flame resistant nonwoven composite fabric for military use has been developed in the USA
Further details
UK researchers have developed a barrier for face masks which provides protection from toxic materials
Milliken has developed a new flame resistant apparel fabric
SSM Industries has developed a more comfortable high performance flame resistant apparel fabric for use by the military, police and fire-fighters
Innovative Textiles has developed a flame resistant high visibility textile for safety apparel

WATER-REPELLENT TEXTILES

A water-repellent clothing fabric which "never gets wet" has been developed using nanotechnology

THERMALLY INSULATING TEXTILES

MMI-IPCO has developed single layer thermal fabrics for garments and upholstery which vary the degree of insulation over different areas of the body
MMI-IPCO's development

TEMPERATURE REGULATING CLOTHING

Thermal Solutions has developed inductively heated clothing controlled by a wireless sensor
Dhama Apparel Innovations has patented a method for heating or cooling apparel

ILLUMINATED CLOTHING

Improved switch for illuminated clothing, footwear and backpacks

DIRT REPELLENT TREATMENTS

3M has developed a dirt repellent treatment for use on carpets and medical nonwovens which are made from melt spun fibres

HYDROPHILIC TREATMENTS

Hydrophilic finish for fibrous substrates from Nano-Tex
The method

IMPROVED DYE AFFINITY TREATMENTS

Kimberly-Clark has developed a new method for improving the dyeing of cellulose materials
The chemistry

WORKWEAR SANITISATION TREATMENTS

G&K Services, based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA, has developed a method for inspecting
sanitised garments used in the food processing industries
Details of the procedure
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