Developments in Fibres, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles

 Published On: Feb, 2011 |    No of Pages: 18 |  Published By: Textilesintelligence | Format: PDF
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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.

Table of Contents:

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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