Switzerland exported 99% of it's textile machinery in 2006.
Picture of a hand with knife can't harm the hand with E- Glove.
The picture at left with temperature control glove to keep the hand at body temperature in freezing cold.
A fabric containing copper, zinc and silicon threads can protect the wearer from magnetic and electromagnetic fields, as well as providing metallotherapy effects, according to its Italian inventor.
Alan Hooper. Advanced Materials, QinetiQ, UK.
Textiles and Clothing. Chris Byrne. Mediatex, Technitex, UK. The scope of technical textiles
Medical / Health Care. Saeed Zahedi Wearable Medical Devices to Enhance Well-being Over the last 3 years, PDD has taken a leading role in humanizing technology, enabling independent living for an increasing population of elderly, diabetics and disabled people. Applications of advance technology have also been used in the creation of innovative products, aimed at improving well-being in the form of smart medical products. A key area of technology application has been in the creation of innovative interfaces, as well as the creation of advanced interactive designs. Use of textile patches with scaffold for delivery of drug has already been explored by Pharma industry. Application of advance technology for provision of safe and invisible control of diabetic using compact actuators integrated with electro textile membrane, power paper and biosensors are being explored by many leading device manufacturers. In order to focus the direction of future work towards interactive design and increase our knowledge base of wearable devices, PDD has funded a 2-year research programme in conjunction with UK government. The aim of the research programme is to understand the requirements of the medical devices, systems and products, which could enhance well-being, and facilitate independent living. Such products, for example, could be used for continuous monitoring of physiological parameters, integrated with smart diagnostic systems, providing alerts, prognosis and communication of key data through a telecare system to a specialist. Current research in electro textiles, knitted electrodes, biosensors in medical bio textiles scaffolds, Bioactive fibres, or the work by William Lee innovation centre have identified several routes for future product development. PDD’s programme aims to discover more about the potential applications of wearable medical devices, the required specification of materials, such as electro-textiles and other interfaces, which could be used for monitoring, Healing, alerting, controlling and communicating. Links to Research Bodies Working within the field of Health. My Heart, EU-funded project. Intelligent Health Garment Research. William Lee Inovation Centre, University of Manchester. Smartlife Technology Ltd. Vivometrics., Sensatex. NANOMATERIALS AND TEXTILES. Michael Pitkethly. Cenamps. When one is considering utilising nanomaterials in textiles much depends on what functionality is desired and the compatibility of the nanomaterial with the fibre material. The level of functionality is determined both by the specific properties of the material and also how it is incorporated with the fibre. The compatibility is determined in a large part by the surface chemistry of the particles and the production process used to make the nanomaterial. Manufacturing nanoparticles can be achieved through a wide variety of different routes, some of which have been around for many years, others which are far more recent. In essence there are four generic routes to make your nanoparticles; wet chemical, mechanical, form-in-place and gas phase synthesis. The resultant materials can have significantly different properties depending on the route chosen to fabricate them and some routes are more aligned with the fabrication of certain classes of materials. Wet chemical processes – these include colloidal chemistry, hydrothermal methods, sol-gels, and other precipitation processes. Essentially solutions of different ions are mixed in well defined quantities and under controlled conditions of heat, temperature and pressure to promote the formation of insoluble compounds which precipitate out of solution. It is possible to control particle size closely and to produce highly monodisperse materials. However, bound water molecules can be a problem when combining with hydrophobic materials and for sol-gel processing especially the yields can be quite low. Mechanical processes – these include grinding, milling and mechanical alloying techniques. Today the most common processes are either planetary mills or rotating ball mills. These are relatively cheap processes but there can be difficulties such as agglomeration of the powders, broad particle size distributions, contamination from the process equipment itself and it is very difficult to get to the very fine particle sizes. Commonly it is used for inorganics and metals but not organic materials. Form-in-place processes – these include lithography, vacuum deposition (PVD and CVD) and spray coatings. These processes are more geared to the production of nanostructured layers and coatings, and are not generally used for the fabrication of dry powders although some companies are beginning to exploit these processes. Gas Phase Synthesis – these include flame pyrolysis, electroexplosion, laser ablation, high temperature evaporation and plasma synthesis techniques. All these techniques rely on heating the feedstock material to above the boiling point to create a vapour and then rapidly quenching it to generate the nano particles. They are very suited to volume production and the production of a wide range of functional materials. This means that even highly refractory materials can be processed, however, these processes are not suitable for producing organic materials. From these production methods materials can be made that provide a range of properties including conductivity, magnetism, piezoelectric effects, colour, water repellency and anti-microbial activity. The incorporation with fibers to produce the functional fibers and hence textiles is often a closely guarded secret. However, processes have been developed to control the surface chemistry to enable the nano materials to be either incorporated either into the bulk or onto the surface of the fiber during fiber manufacture, or to coat the surface of existing fibers. Depending on the functionality desired different routes are preferable. Current and potential applications for fibers and textiles incorporating nano materials include stain resistant clothing, anti-odor for sportswear, anti-microbial medical textiles, conducting cloth, water repellent fabrics and textiles that can sense movement and wear, they may also be used to generate power to charge mobile devices. It is also entirely feasible to combine different functionalities in the same fibers, although this needs considerable further development. Many of these concepts are yet to be brought to market and more and more uses for these materials are being identified.
The new interactive fabrics were coined as“ Smart textiles".
The"ThermeX"glove keeps your hand at body temperature in freezing cold.
Dr.Sigurd Wagner. Princeton University. New Jersey. Engineering Quadrangle, Olden Street Princeton, NJ 08544 Phone: 609.258.3500. Fax: 609.258.3745. * E-mail. * Home Page. Home. People. Department Contacts. Faculty. Images. Research. contact. Graduate Students. Undergraduate Students. Research Staff. Visitors. Admin. & Technical Staff. Academics. Research. Resources. Sigurd Wagner Professor of Electrical Engineering. Ph.D. 1968, University of Vienna. I am working on devices, processes, and materials for large-area electronics, which is also called macroelectronics or giant electronics. Macroelectronics includes flat panel displays, rigid, flexible or foldable, electronics shaped to cover irregular surfaces, electronic skin and e-textiles. My active device technology is based on thin-film silicon. My research interests stem from a career that began at the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1970, where I worked first within the 1 Kb RAM project, and then on new device applications for ternary chalcopyrite-type compound semiconductors and other novel electronic materials. In the course of this research I co-invented several new solar cells, of which the CuInSe2/CdS cell is in industrial production. As branch chief, I established between 1978 and 1980 the photovoltaic laboratory of the newly founded Solar Energy Research Institute at Golden, Colorado. In 1980 I joined Princeton University as professor of electrical engineering. My appointment in Princeton's Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials reflects my interest in electronic materials. I also hold an appointment in the Program in Plasma Science and Technology because of my work in plasma-enhanced deposition of silicon films. My participation in the Princeton Environmental Institute arises from an interest in environmental aspects of electrical engineering. I also am an associate of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination. I was born and raised in Austria, have held visiting appointments at the Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan, the University of Linz, Austria, and was a senior fellow of the Humboldt Foundation at the University of Constance, Germany. I have been active in the IEEE, the Materials Research Society, and the Electrochemical Society, am a fellow of the American Physical Society, of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. I am the author of over 450 publications and co inventor in thirteen U.S. patents. Google EE.Princeton.edu The Web Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Contents copyright © 2005 Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering All rights reserved.
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Home Page of Dr.Siguard Wagner. Nanocrystalline Si TFT Stretchable conductor Macroelectronics makes use of integrated circuits bigger than semiconductor wafers. Flat panel displays and medical X-ray sensors are current macroelectronic products. Sensor skin and e-textiles will serve as human/machine interfaces, and mechatronic materials will marry structural to electronic functions. Advanced macroelectronic technology is based on transistor backplanes made on flexible, shapeable, and elastic substrates. Macroelectronics are made by thin film techniques. The transistor backplane provides power, switching, computation and communication. The functional front plane is built on top of the backplane. The function may be a liquid crystal, a luminescent or light sensing device, a touch sensor or an actuator element. Encapsulation caps the structure and protects it. Because the functional layers may be only micrometers thick, the weight of macroelectronic systems is as light as their substrate and encapsulation will allow. Such thin active electronics also pose fascinating scientific challenges. We were first to introduce silicon transistors on flexible foils of glass (1995) and steel (1997), and have a long record of developing transistor technology on organic polymer substrates. All of these are entering industrial use. We have been helping companies start their transistor-on-plastic programs. Our novel combinations of silicon thin film electronics with foils of plastic, metal or glass also are beginning to find application outside of macroelectronics, for example, in tunable high-precision optical filters, very-low pressure sensors, and microfluidic chips. Updated on 28 January 2004.
GloWEAR High-Visibility Apperal. Cold & Foul Weather Apparel Technology and Tradition Warm to Each Other The need to keep dry during inclement weather is pretty universal; the ways in which people go about meeting that need are more individual. What all have in common is that they are outside—there's not much need for a poncho or parka indoors unless the roof is leaky—which is why surplus and outdoor retailers are particularly well suited to outfitting them against the elements. As your customers may have varying reasons for being outdoors in bad weather, their need also differ. A utility lineman and a mountain bicyclist may both be out in the same downpour, but the lineman will benefit from apparel that offers some degree of safety and visibility, while the cyclist will want apparel that does not impede his or her movement. Both of these customers' needs can be met. For work and play One option for meeting the requirements of the lineman comes in the form of the rain and thermal foul-weather gear Ergodyne introduced to GloWEAR High-Visibility Apparel line in late 2005. It's intended to shield workers from rain, sleet, snow, cold, and wind while keeping them standing out on the job with high-visibility, ANSI-certified materials. The collection includes a rain jacket, rain pant, thermal jacket, thermal pant, and a 4-in-1 jacket with detachable sleeves. Each item has a polyester weatherproof outer shell that uses a breathable PU material and ANSI 107-certified 3M Scotchlite reflective tape, according to Ergodyne. For cyclists who aren't going to let a drenching rain deter them, "soft-shell" apparel is a possibility. The term "soft-shell" describes outerwear that performs the tasks of two or more garments (generally the insulating and outer layers) in traditional layering systems. These jackets, vests, and pants are designed to be soft to the touch, highly water resistant, highly wind resistant, highly breathable, and more often than not, stretchable. The fabrics employed fall into three main categories: stretch wovens, laminated stretch wovens, and encapsulated fibers. There is, however, some tradeoff in terms of the garments not being completely waterproof. You can help steer your outdoors-loving customers to the rainwear that best suits their needs by asking them about the temperature range they expect to encounter, what type of precipitation they expect to encounter and how much of it, and what types of sporting activities they'll be engaged in while suited up. Military solutions The needs of other customer groups can be met more generally. The Extreme Cold Weather System (ECWS) format, developed for U.S. military personnel and now in its second generation, has taken its place in both the public-safety and commercial sectors. Although soldiers are the primary beneficiaries of ECWS wear, law-enforcement personnel also don ECWS clothing, and there are children's sizes of this type of apparel. W.L. Gore & Associates has staked plenty of opportunity in the strictly commercial sector as well. Its Windstopper shell insulated jackets, available from manufacturers such as Marmot and The North Face, are described as "completely windproof with maximum breathability. They provide maximum warmth by keeping warm air in and cold air out, while allowing perspiration to escape. "By allowing moisture vapor to escape, the Windstopper jacket wearer stays warm and comfortable longer without overheating," according to W.L. Gore. "In addition to the unique combination of windproofness and maximum breathability, Windstopper garments are water resistant to shed snow, ice, light rain and other moisture. As the ECWS format had made inroads into the civilian clothing market, so too has the Protective Combat Uniform (PCU), an interchangeable 15-piece, seven-level ensemble developed by the Special Operations Forces Special Projects Team at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, MA. The Soldier Systems Center describes the seven levels of the PCU as follows: * Level 1. "A durable, silkweight Polartec Power Dry fabric worn next to the skin wicks away moisture and dries fast. It consists of a crew neck T-shirt and boxer shorts, or is available in long-sleeve top with invisible zipper and pants, built for comfort and minimal weight." * Level 2. "A long-sleeve shirt and pants made from Polartec Power Dry fabric are worn next to the skin for extra warmth in extreme conditions, but still wicks away moisture quickly from skin and dries fast. An inserted side panel of Polartec X-Static fabric enhances fit and flexibility. "The top has a front 15-inch zip for extra venting and a soft lining around the collar. Comfort features include an articulated side seam on the pants to minimize chafe on the kneecap." * Level 3. "An insulative mid-layer jacket made from Polartec Thermal Pro fabric is water-repellent yet breathable. It is worn as an outer jacket in mild temperatures or as a heavy insulative layer in extreme cold. Seamless shoulders minimize chafe, which are then lined for extra warmth and padding for heavy pack straps." * Level 4. "The soft windshirt is made from an encapsulated microfiber that repels water but also breathes for a variety of conditions. It's designed to pair with a next-to-skin layer for intense activity in cooler temperatures or with the Level 5 soft shell as a mid-layer. It stuffs into its own pocket for easy packing." * Level 5. "The key to the entire system, this soft shell fabric jacket and pants are made with fibers encapsulated with silicone that are highly stretchable, windproof, water repellant and breathable. They are paired with Level 1 or 2 next-to-skin layers, ready for any cold weather aerobic activity." * Level 6. "A lightweight waterproof and coated nylon hard shell is slightly oversized to fit easily and quickly over gear. The jacket features water-resistant zippers and armpit zips for maximum ventilation, pocket openings to quickly access inside layers and a hood that incorporates a stiff brim. The pants borrow the same design from Level 5 but provide waterproof protection." * Level 7. "For extreme conditions, this lightweight, loft-insulated level in a jacket, vest and pants has the feel of down but retains its warmth when wet. Silicone-encapsulated fabric sheds water and is paired with Primaloft insulation for maximum warmth while the liner pulls away moisture." This Story Printer Friendly.
Photonic textiles Philips demonstrates photonic textiles that turn fabric into intelligent displays Options + Search Research + Printable version of this page + Email this page Berlin, Germany -- At the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) 2005, Philips is demonstrating photonic textiles—fabrics that contain lighting systems and can therefore serve as displays. With the development of this new and unusual technology, Philips Research is pointing the way toward a new age in the long history of textiles. At first glance, objects such as clothing, towels, upholstery, and drapes would seem unlikely places on which to place intelligent and interactive systems. Yet these low-tech objects figure prominently in our lives. By integrating flexible arrays of multicolored light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into fabrics—and doing so without compromising the softness of the cloth—Philips Research is bringing these inert objects to life. To meet the challenge of creating light-emitting cloth objects that retain their softness, Philips Research and textile institute TITV Greiz have developed an interconnecting substrate made entirely of cloth. Researchers from Philips have also created flexible and drapable substrates from plastics and films. On these substrates, the researchers have placed passive matrices of compact RGB LED packages. The pixelated luminaires with relatively large distance between the RGB pixels have been embedded in such everyday objects as cushions, backpacks, and floor mats. Since the fabric material covering the miniature light sources naturally diffuses light, each pixel seems bigger than it actually is. The LEDs, therefore, remain small and unobtrusive, while the fabric retains its soft look and feel. Photonic textiles can also be made interactive. Philips has achieved interactivity by incorporating sensors (such as orientation and pressure sensors) and communication devices (such as Bluetooth, GSM) into the fabric. The results of these innovations are as various and promising as they are novel. Photonic textiles open up a wide range of applications in the fields of ambient lighting, communication, and personal health care. Photonic textiles are still young business. Even at this early stage, however, Philips envisions partnerships with interior and apparel brands that see the potential of photonic textiles to revolutionize the very concept of fabric. The demonstration at IFA is also meant to show the opportunities offered by this technology and to gain customers’ and visitors’ feedback on these options. Photonic textiles An interconnecting, flexible substrate with a matrix of red, green and blue LEDs is the fundamental building block of application prototypes of photonic textiles. Photonic textiles Applied in soft fabric, the light from the small pixels diffuses, resulting in more or less continuous light-emitting soft surface.
Lighting (fabrics).Philip's. Research on interactive light-emitting systems used in textiles. The resulting drapeable luminaire structures open up a wide range of innovative lighting applications in the fields of atmosphere providing, illumination and indication
January 6, 2003 E-Fabrics to Smarten Up Shoes and Sheets By Katrina C. Arabe Electrotextiles may one day bring us body-monitoring shoes and bomb-detecting sheets, but for now, technology developers must tie up a few loose threads. Electronic textiles or "electrotextiles" are promising to jazz up everything from shoes to shower curtains. Made from such wire- and electronic device-woven fabrics, footwear may soon tell us how fast we're running or how rapidly our heart is racing. Curtains could change hues, and shirts could play music. Indeed, at the Materials Research Society meeting in Boston last month, e-textiles were all the rage. In fact, aside from being the next fashion craze or curiosity, these fabrics also have crime-stopping potential. Laid out in walkways or buildings, large-area e-textiles can record footfalls, detect biochemical agents and nab smugglers. And for the U.S. military, these e-fabrics—which can collect environmental and biomedical data—could mean superior protection for future soldiers from enemies and the elements. But there are still wrinkles to iron out. For one, e-fabrics are too stiff to be wearable. "I'm sick of looking at e-textiles that are circuits, and not textiles," says Maggie Orth, CEO of Massachusetts-based International Fashion Machines (IFM), an MIT Media Lab startup that's working on e-textiles. The conductive fibers in these textiles must not only bend and bunch, like that of any cloth, but also withstand the turbulence of a washing machine, the jabbing of a sewing machine needle and the snapping of threads. And with all these concerns collaring in the technology, many at the MRS meeting concede that e-textiles may be more useful for industry than for apparel. Even researchers from DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, admit that currently e-textiles would be as impractical for soldiers in warfare as suits of armor. Instead, DARPA researcher Elana Ethridge suggests using e-fabrics in battlefield parafoil, a parachute-like material found in kites and paragliders. A parafoil made from e-textiles would be much more precise, she says, adjusting to fluctuating winds and temperatures by changing shape or texture, for steering. And because electrotextiles may be able to do more than receive and transmit electrical signals, Ethridge sees their potential in explosion detection. In fact, DARPA is developing a sheet interspersed with sensors that can be rolled out like a tarpaulin to protect certain areas. Such sensor-studded sheets could detect nearby explosions, sense biochemical agents and even activate the shutdown of affected areas. In earthquake zones, says Ethridge, these large-area e-fabrics could tell us how well a building or other structure is holding up. In addition, they could be spread out just below a street or pavement to keep tabs on vehicle or pedestrian traffic because they can be made as long as required, says John Muth, an associate professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. However, these tarpaulin-like e-textiles and embedded sensor arrangements also pose some technical problems. For example, in a sensor-studded smart carpet, "signal attenuation (or reduction in strength) and the ability to form reliable interconnections present serious challenges," says Muth. Present telecommunications standards could take care of radio frequency interference and other concerns, says Muth. In addition, he says, engineers could develop fabrics composed of several layers—just like current microprocessors and circuit boards—"to incorporate power and data transmission on different levels." Another snag in e-fabric development is the shortage of flexible display technologies, says Orth from IFM, which is talking to Nike about making training sneakers that monitor your heart rate, hydration, blood sugar levels and even your running speed by changing color. "We have the means to collect and transmit the data, but not to display it," she says. Fortunately, Orth's shoes may be given a running start by a new development at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (see Are Silicon's Days Numbered?). Chemist Beng Ong and colleagues have recently developed printed organic electronic transistors that he says are durable enough to supplant the silicon integrated circuits in LCDs. And these transistors are likely to be featured in monitors and other devices within three to five years. In fact, such organic circuits, which can be sprayed on thin plastic sheets, may be just what we need to make flexible gadgets like roll-up televisions. "When the electronics become flexible enough that we can watch videos on the backs of people's T-shirts, then we'll really have something to talk about," says Raymond Oliver, a senior research fellow at Imperial Chemical Industries. For now, we'll have to wait a few seasons for chameleon shirts, smart underwear and toasty, thermal garments. Sources: Shoes and Sheets Get Wired. Philip Ball. Nature, Dec. 6, 2002. http://www.nature.com/nsu/021202/021202-11.html E-Fabrics Still Too Stiff to Wear. Mark Baard.
CARBON FIBER FOR "Boeing 787". Dream Liner. July 12, 2007 Carbon Fiber is Taking Off... Again By T. D. Clark You'd be hard-pressed to classify carbon fiber as an exciting new material. It sure can be exciting, but truth be told, this stuff has been around for awhile. Yet exciting developments indicate that the use of carbon fiber as a safe and efficient compound to build the unthinkable continues to gain traction. The most recent — not to mention biggest — pro carbon fiber news item arrives in the shape of what has become the most popular jetliner Boeing has ever launched. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jet, which debuted earlier this month before 15,000 onlookers. As of last week, the Chicago aerospace company had accumulated 642 orders from 46 airline customers by promising that a combination of lightweight carbon-fiber composite building materials and fuel-sipping engines will make the plane 20 percent less costly to operate and a third less expensive to maintain than current long-haul jetliners. The orders for the plane total about $100 billion at list prices — or, as The Wall Street Journal describes it, “roughly equal to the gross domestic product of New Zealand.” (The orders also mean up to 1,200 final assembly jobs at Boeing, a figure that doesn’t take into account the suppliers where 70 percent of the Dreamliner will be built.) Boeing officials hope that last week's extravagant roll-out befits a plane that could be a game-changer in aviation, much the way the first U.S. passenger jet, Boeing’s 707, redefined aviation in the 1960s (by enabling airlines to fly to far-flung destinations more quickly than propeller-driven planes, allowing carriers to offer economy seating for the first time and making air travel more affordable). Boeing’s strategy with the 787 has been to make a light, efficient, smaller-scale jet to appeal to carriers concerned about costs. As such, among the other innovations, the company is making the wings out of carbon-fiber composite instead of metal. This marks the first large passenger jet to have more than half of its structure made of composite materials, carbon fibers meshed together with epoxy, instead of aluminum sheets.** Although the plane is not yet ready to fly (It starts flying passengers in May 2008), last week’s roll-out ceremony marked the first time airline customers and the public were able to touch and feel commercial aviation’s first large carbon-fiber jetliner, a main wing and fuselage (body) of which are made entirely out of the material. Other than the fact that this is aviation’s first large carbon-fiber jetliner, what makes this news so special? For starters, BusinessWeek claims the use of carbon-fiber composites will ultimately replace that of aluminum in future commercial airplane programs, thus “opening new possibilities for increased fuel efficiency, better environmental quality and improved passenger comfort.” Even Northwest Airlines CEO Douglas Steenland says “it will change air travel.” Northwest has 18 Dreamliners on order, with options to order 50 more. In total, 47 customers have ordered a record 677 Dreamliners since its launch in 2004. Here’s why, according to BusinessWeek: • The 787 is the first large commercial jet to incorporate an all-composite fuselage and wing — about 50 percent of the plane is made from carbon-fiber materials. The lighter-weight materials combined with advances in jet-engine technologies have resulted in an airplane that will use 20 percent less fuel than similar-size aircraft. • Plastics don’t corrode like aluminum, thus eliminating some required and costly airframe inspections and repairs. Boeing estimates such costs will be reduced by 30 percent over the life of the aircraft — a huge potential savings for airline operators. 787carbonfiberfuselage.jpg(Picture elsewhere please) A disassembled carbon fiber fuselage section of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Credit: Wikipedia If the design works as planned, analysts say, composites will revolutionize aircraft as dramatically as the industry’s shift from wood to metal 80 years ago. (BusinessWeek also mentions other important airplane parts that are currently being re-designed with carbon fiber in mind so be sure to check it out. It certainly makes one think of the endless possibilities this versatile material is capable of building.) Since the introduction of the fiber into common commercial use a few decades ago, carbon fiber has become one of the leading materials used in Formula 1 car production. There is also growing demand for carbon-fiber composites from industrial markets such as deep-water oil platforms, construction, CNG and hydrogen storage tanks, as well as marine and automotive applications, according to CompositesWorld.com. Further, much has been said about the potential for carbon fiber use in wind energy systems. “The driver for its use is the need to optimize stiffness-to-weight as wind turbine designers increase blade length (and rotor swept area) to make turbines more cost-effective,” according to High-Performance Composites. The market price of carbon fiber saw a 150 percent increase during 2005, primarily due to increased use in the civil aerospace industry. Allocation and contracts to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and Airbus’ A350 XWB caused supply constraints, and suppliers raised prices to suit. The carbon fiber industry was seemingly unprepared for the demand spike caused by both the commercial aircraft industries and the Pentagon. As such, producers have addressed increasing their capacities aggressively. Still, demand continues growing faster, and according to Fibre Glast Developments, “a few big users are squeezing smaller users, even smaller industries, right out.” **While the 787 is certainly an ambitious deployment of carbon-fiber composite, according to the Wired Science Blog, “it ain’t the first commercial attempt. That honor seems to go to the Beech Starship. ‘Even though only 53 were ever made, [it] was certainly a production aircraft … It was made entirely, wings and all, of carbon fiber,’” a reader wrote in.
Dr. Orth's new technology is part of an emerging wave: weaving all sorts of intelligence into textiles, including the ability to detect dangerous chemicals, sanitize themselves, and serve as communication networks. Applications run the gamut, from health and sporting goods to sophisticated combat uniforms. It's a field – variously known as smart fabrics, e-textiles, wearable computers, or intelligent textiles – that many anticipate will become one of the next hot drivers of the American economy. Advocates also expect it to propel technology forward in general, because its applications are so diverse. "It is a much different way of thinking about a digital or computer medium," says Orth, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab and cofounder of a company called International Fashion Machines in Cambridge, Mass. "Electronic textiles still are at a 'black art' stage. But this industry is in a growth period." Orth says some of the technology will begin to be commercialized within the next three years. "Society in the next 10 to 15 years will involve people being surrounded by electronic gadgets with ambient intelligence," says Werner Weber, senior director of corporate research and emerging technologies at Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany. The firm is developing electronics to be used in smart textile applications for consumers. "The wearable electronics will be woven in, so customers don't have to think about manuals." Orth's company is working on a technology called "electronic plaid." The fabric contains electronic wires and tiny capsules of a special thermochromatic ink that get darker or lighter as they are heated or cooled. As the wrinkles get smoothed out of the technology, it could be used in shoes, jewelry, or handbags with designs that change colors. Cubicle walls, point-of-purchase signs, and even camouflage fabrics for the military are other possible applications. In the more distant future, it might even be possible to change the color of a pair of pants from dark to white if, say, you are traveling from a cold to a hot climate. Currently, the electronics can control up to 64 yarns at a time, each able to turn light or dark. "We're working on getting each to turn a third color," Orth says, noting the large variety of colors that would allow. Listen to your jacket If some products would make a visual impression, others might catch your attention through sound. Infineon Technologies, a major semiconductor productmaker, has helped develop an experimental jacket with an integrated MP3 player. A flexible woven inch-wide ribbon carries sound to the MP3 player's headphones. A more integrated MP3 version of the jacket is in the works. Such electronic ribbon also might be used for wireless communications, for example, to locate a hiker trapped under snow in an avalanche. Another main project for the company is developing new technology that can use body heat as a low-power energy source that might be able to run a watch. Miniature thermogenerators can exploit the few degrees of difference between the outside temperature of the human body and the surrounding air by converting the heat into electrical energy, Dr. Weber explains. The technological possibilities for fabric are, of course, of great interest to the US military. The armed forces have been experimenting with weaving computer and communications technology into uniforms. Future combat dress also might keep soldiers warm and fight off germs, and eventually detect and fight chemical and other dangerous agents. Soldier of the future Much of the smart-fabric, "soldier of the future" research is centered at the US Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass. There, scientists and technologists are tackling a variety of textiles that can transport power and information. One example is a soldier sticking his or her intelligent glove finger into water to see if it is safe to drink. The soldier could communicate with others either by a fabric keyboard that might be unrolled from the pocket of a uniform, or simply sewn or woven in as part of the uniform's sleeve. If electronics and optical technologies could be integrated successfully into textiles, there could be a striking improvement in battlefield communications. One such project, the Battle Dress Uniform, gives soldiers camouflage and environmental protection, but it also may become a wearable electronic network to send and receive data. The Soldier Systems Center already has collaborated with Foster-Miller Inc., a Waltham, Mass., engineering and technology company, to develop a fabric-based version of a Universal Serial Bus cable. USB cables are in common use in today's office and household computers to connect to the Internet, among other things. Normally stiff, heavy, and coated with plastic, the USB cable has been transformed into something thin, flexible, and wearable with flat connectors. Making the connection Embedding electronics into clothing used in harsh, dangerous environments is no small task. Already, a combat-ready soldier carries 35 pounds or more of weapons and provisions, and each new technology, whether it be a head-mounted display or an antenna that runs up the soldier's back or around his or her waist as a long belt, adds weight. Such new technology potentially could double the load for today's combat soldier. That's one of the reasons lightweight and flat fabric technology is of such keen interest to the military. Future-warrior systems include global positioning systems, combat identification sensors, monitors, chemical detectors, and electronically controlled weapons, all connected to the soldier's computer to provide instant access to information. But getting the wires, and more futuristic technologies such as optics, into uniforms and smart vests, and making them easy to use, is challenging. Wires must be flexible enough to be comfortable, carry signals, be safe to the soldier, and not give away his or her position, which is why the Natick group is shying away from wireless technologies and leaning toward "wiring" soldiers. Optical technologies must use cables that do not bend much, because the signal will be interrupted. And then there are the connectors that attach the wires among the various computing devices so they can communicate. "The goal is to provide the soldier with executable functions that require the fewest possible actions on his or her part to initiate a response to a situation in combat by using intelligent textiles," says James Fairneny, an electrical engineer and project manager at the Natick lab. Mr. Fairneny's group is looking at different ways to make electronic equipment more integral to textiles, and then to manufacture them. Much of the technology is at least six to eight years away from practical use, he says. "We need to make the antennae and other electronics as unobtrusive as possible to the soldier," he says, adding that the new technologies will require training for use. Threat detectors The US Army also is collaborating with MIT, having recently promised the university $50 million for a new Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. The aim is to improve soldiers' protection and ability to survive using new tiny technologies to detect threats, and automatically treat some medical conditions. The Army isn't the only branch of the military actively developing smart textiles. The US Navy funded a project in 1996 that eventually turned into the Smart Shirt, a product commercialized by SensaTex Inc. in Atlanta, with technology from Georgia Tech Research Corp. The T-shirt functions like a computer, with optical and conductive fibers integrated into the garment. It can monitor the vital signs, such as heart rate and breathing, of wearers, including law enforcement officers, military personnel, astronauts, infants, and elderly people living alone. But for consumers, antibacterial and antimicrobial polymers may end up having the broadest applications. These new materials could find their way into everything from socks and children's clothing to soldiers' uniforms, and from surgical gowns to countertops and refrigerators that can fight off germs. Gregory Tew, assistant professor in the department of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his colleagues are devising molecules that act in much the same way as cells in the human body to combat germs. In addition to embedding such molecules, called polymers and oligomers, into clothing, they could be put into paints and coatings. This could, for example, keep barnacles from adhering to vessels, and prevent ceramic tiles in the bathroom from mildewing. "We think we can make a material that will be cost-effective and nontoxic," says Dr. Tew. "And it will be resistant to water and detergents. It has the potential to keep surfaces and materials permanently antiseptic." The College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, has been working on a flame-retardant compound that could be used in children's clothing or toys, as well as soldiers' uniforms or even Formula One car racing suits. Alan Tonelli, professor of polymer science at the college, says one application could be spraying polymer-based clothing onto emergency workers going into a fire or dangerous chemical spill – almost like spraying on a cocoon of protective fabric that later could be removed. "Body scanners already can measure and make a garment to fit you perfectly," Dr. Tonelli says. "But we could put this into a portable machine for a hazardous-materials crew, or even use it to cover up a dangerous spill in the future." Making smart fabrics affordable, workable, and user friendly is still some years off, most in the field acknowledge. But one thing is certain. When they arrive, people will think twice before balling up their dirty "smart clothes" and throwing them on the floor. HUMAN WATTAGE: Infineon has developed a thermo-generator chip that can produce enough electricity to run a watch, using the difference between the body's temperature and the surrounding air.
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Fabric with Ears. By Laurie Ann Toupin Contributing Editor. design news. December 2,2002. I hate to shop. I especially dislike it during the holidays. But if any store at the mall had a sale on these new e-textiles, I might consider going. This electronic cloth, interwoven with microelectronics, serves as a large detection array that pinpoints sources of faint sounds. Co-investigators Robert Parker and Mark Jones at the University of Southern California School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute in Los Angeles, CA, embedded arrays of small, standalone detectors into fabrics that communicate with each other by wires. Existing prototype fabrics have discrete electronics attached after the normal weaving process, says Parker. But the goal is to eventually produce individual yarns that provide an electronic function such as a battery power source or a transistor array; a sensor of environmental conditions such as temperature or airborne toxins; or an actuator such as a synthetic muscle. In the immediate future, Parker expects these fabrics to be sewn into parachutes or tents for the military where they could be used for surveillance missions or to detect distant vehicles moving on battlefields. "These yarns are conceived to be very thin and flexible and able to be woven into the cloth on a loom in a standard high-volume cloth manufacturing process," says Parker. The type of fabric chosen would be determined by its final use and could vary from cottons for shirts to heavy canvas or Kevlar for heavy-duty military applications. "Although early work focuses on acoustic sensing, think of future wearable fabrics with integrated cell phones, navigation systems, or personal warning systems," says Parker. "Think of your shirt or slacks 'interacting' with the environment as you pass through it. Think of walking into a mall and your shirt tells you where you can get that special gift item that has been on your 'must get' list for months." Now that may be enough to even get me into the malls! For more information, contact: Robert Parker by FAX at (703) 812-3712 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Wearable Computing Gets Dressed for Success. With rapid miniaturization and continuous increases in computing power, the quest for a truly mobile platform has enabled researchers to move beyond the laptop and even the palmtop to develop what is termed as the wearable computer. This revolutionary always on computer constantly interacts with the environment to enable users to seamlessly access information in real time without having to interrupt any of their current activities. Significant advances in several related areas such as smart/embedded electronics, electronic textiles, display systems, and processors have increased the adoptability of wearable computing to such an extent that it can now be used in many exciting real-world applications. Context awareness is another area garnering increasing attention as researchers attempt to create a context-specific solution that could further enhance the capability of the wearable computer. Due to advances in processing power, improved form factor, and the development of conductive textiles (that is, e-textiles), the computer has well and truly become wearable, remarks the analyst of this research service. Conductive fibers that can transmit both data and power, advanced processors that are able to strike a balance between performance as well as power consumption, and printable electronics are the true enabling technologies driving this advance in computing. However, high costs and concerns about return on investment (ROI) are currently casting a shadow on the future acceptability of wearable computing from a commercial perspective. Tremendous Technology Advances in Related Areas Boost Wearable Computing Some of the key areas of interest associated with wearable computing include context awareness and e-textiles due to their huge potential in improving the functionality of this technology. Context awareness refers to the sensitivity of the system to temporal and spatial information and aims to provide users with only the most useful information. A complex array and network of sensors as well as wireless devices work together to make this possible, continuously updating users with information based on their current location in space and time. Thus, users gain greater freedom as well as more time to perform purely productive activities. In the smart/e-textiles area, researchers have been able to develop an intelligent fabric capable of transmitting data as well as power. The ability to embed sensors in clothing provides a means of measuring vital signs of individuals and transmitting the same wirelessly to remote centers, says the analyst. This enables not only healthcare facilities, but also the military to keep a close watch on patients and army personnel, respectively. E-textile technology also holds great potential in patient monitoring as well as in enhancing the effectiveness with which medication is provided to patients. For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c46117
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NTC - INDIA To Revamp 2 mills Through PPP. 13 Apr, 2007 - India National Textile Corporation (NTC) has identified two mills in Tamil Nadu- Coimbatore Spinning and Weaving Mills and Sri Sarada Mills of Coimbatore - for modernisation. NTC will modernise the two mills through a joint venture by creating special purpose vehicles (SPVs) based on the public-private partnership (PPP) model. NTC will hold 51 percent stake in the proposed SPVs, while the remaining stake will be offered to strategic partners along with management participation. NTC will spin off the mills into SPVs to which the assets will be transferred on outright sale or long-term lease basis. How do we get the details. The land value of the two mills is estimated at Rs150-200 crore each. NTC has already invited expressions of interest for the joint venture. No Advertisement in any leading News Papers.
China consumed 37% of World textile Fibres in 2004 becoming the top consumer of manmade Fibre/yarn and cotton in the World. It produced 32% of global Fibres in that year. China accounts for 55% of total polyester production in the World, 41% of viscose, 31% of cotton, 25% of acrylic and 17% of nylon. During the period 2000 to 2004, it appetite to consume manmade Fibre was roaring at a rate of 17% per annum a bit faster than the 15% increase clocked in the 1990s. The other major consumers of manmade Fibre were USA, West Europe, India and Taiwan who together consumed 27% of World’s Fibre production. Taiwan was the second largest producer and a major exporter of manmade Fibre in 2004. During the year, its exports accounted for 43% of domestic production. India has become a net exporter of manmade Fibre in 2004. Among the 11 countries under the study, China, USA, West Europe and Pakistan were net importers of manmade Fibre while, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and India were net exporters. China, USA, India, Pakistan and Brazil were major producers of cotton in 2004. They together accounted for 74% of global production. The major importers of cotton were China, Turkey and Pakistan in 2004 while USA, Uzbekistan and Australia were major cotton exporters.
World Fiber Demand & Supply:- The “World Fibre – Trends in Demand and Supply” is the first compendium from YarnsandFibres presenting the demand and supply trends in manmade Fibre industry. The compilation covers all major Fibre producing countries accounting for 87% of global production and 81% in consumption. Time series on trends from 1990 to 2004 on production, imports, exports and apparent consumption is presented country-wise for 11 countries including all major Asian countries, USA and West Europe. This attempts to place in perspective, the trends witnessed in manmade Fibres since 1990 with regards to production, consumption and trade. The presentation is made through descriptive analysis of the trends and changes in Fibre industry with detailed tabulation in various permutation and combinations and graphical presentation. The purpose of this compendium is to serve as a basic information infrastructure for textile companies and to all those who are related to Fibres and yarns industry. The compendium will also serve as a ready to use reference and the presentation help easy and quick consumption of the information. The Report is divided into three sections: Global View, Fibre View and Producer / Consumer View. The first section covers World production of manmade and natural Fibres for the period 1980 to 2004. This section covers time series on production of polyester - with its two streams the staple Fibre and filament yarn, nylon – staple Fibre and filament yarn, viscose – staple Fibre and filament yarn and acrylic staple Fibre. Among the natural Fibres, the report covers production of cotton, wool and silk. The aggregation is done for each of Fibre group namely manmade Fibre – cellulosic and synthetic, and natural Fibres. They are further aggregated into total Fibres production. Also tabulations on year-on-year percentages changes and each Fibre/yarn’s share in respective segment are presented. The second section covers details on each Fibre with a view of presenting major producers and consumers of individual Fibre/yarn. Here, it covers production, demand and trade (imports and exports) of each Fibre/yarn distributed by countries. The countries are China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, Malaysia, USA and West Europe. Tabulation also includes year-on-year percentage changes of each indicator, each countries’ share in World aggregate. The third section is the Producer/Consumer view containing profile of each country by the Fibre or yarn they produce trade and consume. This covers time series on production, import, export and consumption for the period 1990 to 2004. An analytical view covers tabulations on year-on-year percentage changes in all the indicators, the Fibre/yarn’s export intensity in terms of domestic production and the country’s dependence on import in relation with its domestic consumption. The report will be useful at all levels of decision makers and particularly, handy for textile corporate and business planner. The data on manmade Fibre and natural Fibre is available in myriad of sources. We have collated the data from best and authentic sources after verifying the same with industry peers. In our endeavor to serve our clients, we shall release the next report in 2006 with updated data for 2005 and also incorporating projection over the period of next five years. Table of Contents. Preface Section I The World Fibres Global Fibres: An Overview Table 1.1 World Fibre Production Table 1.2 World Cellulosic Fibre Production Section I The World Fibres Global Fibres: An Overview Table 1.1 World Fibre Production Table 1.2 World Cellulosic Fibre Production Table 1.3 World Synthetic Fibre Production Table 1.4 World Natural Fibre Production Section II The Fibre View Polyester: An Overview Table 2.1.1 Polyester (S+F) Production Table 2.1.2 Polyester (S+F) Imports Table 2.1.3 Polyester (S+F) Exports Table 2.1.4 Polyester (S+F) Apparent consumption Table 2.1.5 Polyester Staple Fibre Production Table 2.1.6 Polyester Staple Fibre Imports Table 2.1.7 Polyester Staple Fibre Exports Table 2.1.8 Polyester Staple Fibre Apparent Consumption Table 2.1.9 Polyester Filament Yarn Production Table 2.1.10 Polyester Filament Yarn Imports Table 2.1.11 Polyester Filament Yarn Exports Table 2.1.12 Polyester Filament Yarn Apparent Consumption Nylon: An Overview Table 2.2.1 Nylon (S+F) Production Table 2.2.2 Nylon (S+F) Imports Table 2.2.3 Nylon (S+F) Exports Table 2.2.4 Nylon (S+F) Apparent Consumption Table 2.2.5 Nylon Staple Fibre Production Table 2.2.6 Nylon Staple Fibre Imports Table 2.2.7 Nylon Staple Fibre exports Table 2.2.8 Nylon Staple Fibre Apparent Consumption Table 2.2.9 Nylon Filament Yarn Production Table 2.2.10 Nylon Filament Yarn Imports Table 2.2.11 Nylon Filament Yarn Exports Table 2.2.12 Nylon Filament Yarn Apparent Consumption Acrylic: An Overview Table 2.3.1 Acrylic Staple Fibre Production Table 2.3.2 Acrylic Staple Fibre Imports Table 2.3.3 Acrylic Staple Fibre Exports Table 2.3.4 Acrylic Staple Fibre Apparent Consumption Viscose: An Overview Table 2.4.1 Viscose (S+F) Production Table 2.4.2 Viscose (S+F) Imports Table 2.4.3 Viscose (S+F) Exports Table 2.4.4 Viscose (S+F) Apparent Consumption Table 2.4.5 Viscose Staple Fibre Production Table 2.4.6 Viscose Staple Fibre Imports Table 2.4.7 Viscose Staple Fibre exports Table 2.4.8 Viscose Staple Fibre Apparent Consumption Table 2.4.9 Viscose Filament Yarn Production Table 2.4.10 Viscose Filament Yarn Imports Table 2.4.11 Viscose Filament Yarn Exports Table 2.4.12 Viscose Filament Yarn Apparent Consumption Cotton: An Overview Table 2.5.1 Area Under Cotton Cultivation Table 2.5.2 Cotton Production Table 2.5.3 Cotton Imports Table 2.5.4 Cotton Exports Table 2.5.5 Cotton Consumption Section III The Producer-Consumer View
Smart textiles in Pakistan.
(18.75 bn) & No Mention of funds for research in technical textiles or for any other research activities in textiles.
There is something about Peru Peru_2 this is one of my tapestry weavings from 1975. it was inspired by peruvian textiles which to this day are still the most inspiring to me not only because of the motifs but for their amazing technical skill. Sara of Fabric of Meditation has embarked on some inca inspired projects which i am just aching to see finished... 857655491_05fb7381cc_b_3 and today on flickr..., dogdaisy92, another great source of stitching inspiration. check out the others too, a great set!
GERMAN Textile Research Council.
Textile Research in Germany. The General Association of the German Textile and Fashion Industry and its individual technical and state associations have joined together as ordinary members of the Textile Research Council (Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V.) to represent all interests connected with research and development. The Research Council will work jointly with further partner organisations to promote and co-ordinate communal research projects by the textile industry and by other industrial sectors linked with the textile industry through pre-production or post-production. The Research Council Management Board will be pleased to provide further information and is available to answer your questions at any time. Dr. Walter Begemann. Managing Director Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V. Frankfurter Str. 10 - 14 65760 Eschborn. Telephone:+ 49 6196 966 229. Fax:+ 49 6196 42170 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Further information is available on “Forschungskuratorium Textil” on the website of kompetenznetze.de. This is a network initiative from the German Ministry of Education and Research. Textile Research Council (Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V.) - aims and activities The Gesamttextil Research Council was founded on 12 December 1951, its task being to monitor, promote and represent all interests within the General Association of the German Textile and Fashion Industry connected with research and development. Since 16 September 1998 these activities have been taken over by the Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V., which can thus look back on more than fifty years of textile research benefiting the industry. The affiliated technical and state associations nominate experts from companies in the textile and clothing industry as representatives on the Research Council. Within the framework of co-operation between the textile industry and other industrial sectors linked through pre-production or post-production - textile machinery, chemical fibres, textile supplies, the dyeing and textile-cleaning industries - delegates from these areas also take part in the Council's deliberations. The Textile Research Council promotes and co-ordinates all joint research carried out by the textile and clothing industry in co-operation with research institutes and works to develop textile research as a whole. Thus it is a mediator between the textile industry and textile research, supporting co-operation between these two areas, and works to develop application-oriented research projects, following inspection of their scientific and commercial provenance, by associated research institutes. The Research Council was a founding member in 1954 of the German Federation of Industrial Cooperative Research Associations (Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen - AiF). The German Ministry of Economics and Technology authorises all textile-research projects of a joint kind via the AiF. Once representatives from the textile and clothing industry have fixed the priorities for project submissions in the Scientific Advisory Committees of the textile-research institutes, the Research Council decides whether they should be carried forward for a written report to the AiF. Interested companies are brought directly into this research work through project-supervisory committees. The textile-research institutes run a low-priced advisory and information service for companies, on behalf of the Research Council and with its financial support, to transfer research results into business practice. Leading Topics The leading topics for textile research in the coming 10 years may be divided into five superordinate future sectors with pre-eminent societal relevance: Health The 6th Kondratieff cycle following information technology will be, in an encompassing sense, the health sector. Because of further growing world population, concomitant utilisation of environmental goods in developing countries as well as demographic drift in the direction of a higher average age, the necessity arises to potentise, for ethical, social and economic reasons, the productive efficiency of health care, taking controllable costs into consideration. Textiles can, in combination with medical technology, biotechnology, pharmacology, outpatient and home care services sector etc. contribute outstandingly towards this. Headwords. * Hospital and surgery textiles as well as attributed textile reprocessing services * Hygiene and skin care products * Testing methods and standards for body tolerance of textiles (consumer protection) * Textile-integrated diagnosis and monitoring systems * Textile-based deposit and therapy systems * Implants and organ substitution * Support and stabilisation textiles * Filter and barrier materials * Wound treatment products * Carrier materials for tissue engineering Mobility. Because of globalisation, as a result of which a dramatic increase in supranational transport movements may be recorded as well as the rightful claim on the part of people in developing and threshold countries to a standard of individual transportation which corresponds to that of industrial nations, mobility without destroying one’s own life’s foundation constitutes one of the great challenges of this century. Added to this, the reduction of energy requirements and pollutants per freight kilometre is necessary to a degree which, without the further increasing application of textiles, already today indispensable for vehicle construction, appears imaginable only with difficulty. Headwords. * Weight reduction * Noise reduction * Increasing fuel efficiency * Improved passive safety * Recyclable composite materials * New joining techniques * Enhancing seating and travelling comfort Safety. International terrorism in previously not anticipated form, catastrophes through nature violence, which cause ever greater damage for different reasons, climate changes, the increasing need for protection against — even creeping — hazards in the working environment etc. trigger the fact that the significance of the general safety and protection theme is growing. Here, too, textiles offer a broad variety of solution methods which, over and above this, make possible the nowadays indispensable coequal aspects of safety and comfort. Headwords. * Reeinforcement in concrete and timber construction as well as construction renovation * Textile lightweight construction * Geo- and landscape protection textiles * Textile components for water recovery and processing * Screening against UV and other rich-in-energy radiation * Protective work wear/Personal protection equipment and their reprocessing * Textile fire, acoustics and weather protection * Home textiles with protective and signal functions * Ageing resistance * Textile components for producing and storing energy Communication. The penetration of information technology into almost all sectors of public and private life represents an irreversible development which has become an everyday matter of course. The results will most likely be an extensive human interconnectedness with his nearer and further surroundings. Besides fulfilling material-functional requirement profiles, textile success in all the above mentioned basis innovations therefore also essentially depends upon the corresponding progress of the integration of the already mentioned interactivity. There exist, precisely in this respect, unique chances because of the possibilities which are emerging for the synergy between textiles and microsystem technology. Headwords. * Textile-integrated conductor/bonding technology * Smart Textiles * Process-resistant transponders/Radio frequency identification (RFID) * Supply Chain Management * Self-learning machine and process automation Emotionality. Like hardly any other material, textiles are finally predestined to express feelings, transport aesthetic perceptions, impart beauty and well-being, embody taste and zeitgeist — that is, fashion. Precisely clothing and home textiles enable the individual to make observable and sensible vis-à-vis his surroundings his own identity and mood with little effort, flexibly and in a ever novel way. Textiles thus cover a further essential functional level which maintains unchangingly, besides the technical innovation potential, coequal significance. Headwords. * Light and climate management through textile building elements * Corporate Fashion * Resource-saving textile care * Adaptive clothing/Phase-Change Materials * New comfort features/Wellness * Integration of design and function Datei als PDF laden letzte Änderung: 09.09.2006 14:09
Trumac India Quality and customer service for over 25 years The plant in Ahmedabad A joint venture was founded together with our representatives A.T.E. in 1978. The Trumac Engineering Company Ltd. in Ahmedabad produces a large part of the product range, currently adapted to the special reqirements of the Indian market. An additional service site is located in the southern Indian textile centre Coimbatore.
Reiter Blowroom - Systematic Machine Train. Rieter's blowroom line is your guarantee for extremely gentle handling of material combined with top level cleaning and a high production rate. There are fewer cleaning points but these are all the more efficient, as well as requiring less air and energy. Continuous opening and cleaning all along the line allows all types of cotton, synthetic and blended fibres to be processed. The design of a modern Rieter blowroom is based on two main elements: Two-stage cleaning Easy setting of the machine parameters by means of the VarioSet cleaning field. The machines are extremely versatile, with uniform operation using standardized elements for simple service and maintenance, and state-of-the-art controls. Their compact construction keeps space requirements to a minimum yet maintains a high rate of production. The individual blowroom components are designed to fit together optimally, and the efficiency of the system promises a rapid return on investment. Rieter has the right machines for every application: Automatic bale-opening with the UNIfloc A 11UNIfloc A 11 Intensive pre-cleaning with the UNIclean B 12UNIclean B 12 Homogeneous mixing with the UNImix B 70UNImix B 70 Batched fibre blending with the UNIblend A 81UNIblend A 81 Gentle fine-cleaning with the UNIflex B 60UNIflex B 60 Central monitoring of blowroom and cards with UNIcommand and SPIDERweb
India & Brazil = Our Govt Policy. THE TRUTZSCHLER PLANT IN BRAZIL Is our INDIAN plant as big as this ? Are there only 600 workers. Why a poor show by Trutzschler in INDIA by TRUTZSCHLER . Politics - Labour trouble - Power shortage - Self interested Bureaucrats. .Trutzschler can handle it all except the Govt polices.
Trützschler Brazil TRUINCO PLANT IN BRAZIL - the best possible support for local customers The plant is in Curitiba The creation of Truetzschler Industria e Comercio de Maquinas Ltda., called TRUINCO, in Curitiba/Brazil in 1975 was due to the large textile market in the region. Ca. 200 employees use state-of-the-art machinery and Truetzschler quality guidelines here to produce almost the entire product range for the Brazilian market. Trützschler Indústria e Comércio de Máquina Ltda. Rua Joao Chede 941 Cidade Industrial 81170-220 Curitiba Paraná BRAZIL Tel.: ++55-41-331 61 200 Fax: ++55-41-334 79 415 E-mail: email@example.com
Made in France.
The progress in Textile machinery manufacture is no less, than in any other areas in CHINA,Compared to INDIA.
The New textile Sector---Open to 21st century by the--- Technical Textiles companies in European Countries. EUROTEXTILE®: Welcome to the TECHNICALTEXTILES® market place * more than 3000 companies * from 30 European countries * with products such as fibres and yarns, braidings, nonwovens, woven and knitted fabrics, coated textiles, production methods * as well as application areas, for example textile construction, car construction and aerospace, protective clothing, sports and leisure, textiles for the industry, medicine and hygiene. The European countries planning for the 21st century has 8 sectors. 1) Clothing, 2) Technical, 3) Material, 4) Services, 5) Home, 6) New Sectors----, 7)Products. 8)Open to 21st Century.
Clothing. Intimate,affordable,interchangable,up-to-date,personal,different, sporty,authentic,casual,unique,natural,informal, elegant,fashion,design,classic,
Technical Resistant, Insulating, Protection, Filtration, Subjection, Non-inflammable, Reinforcement, Drainage, Security, Separation, Elevation, Antibacterial, Waterproof, Breathable, Recyclable,
Material Colours, Microfibres, Membranes, Drapes, Microcapsules, Biofibres, Handle, Textures, Odours, Nanofibres, Unshrinskable, Softness, Brilliancy, Non-creasing,
SERVICES Strategy Technology, Research, Trade fairs, Congresses, Patents, Universities, Management, Laboratories, Business, Press, Suppliers, Invitations, Markets, Distribution, Cat Walks.
Home Comfortable, Original, Aesthetic, Decorative, Modern, Functional, Ecologic, Quality, Warm, New, Easy to Clean, Luxurious, Economical, Private, Combinable.
Open to New Sectors that may crop up Like Knitting or in Apperals.
Products. Fabrics,Embroidery,Flocking,Ropes,Laminates,Tapes,Braidings,Composites,Foldings, Coatings,Mosquestles,Sacks,Non Wovens,Carpets,Tufting.
OPEN TO 21stCENTURY (New INVENTIONS)
Visit Italy for Technical Textiles.
Having seen so much on the Italian Textiles let us now remember the Industry that helps us to use these textiles,that is the Sewing Industry which has made awesome progress in machinery manufacture for the sewing industry.In our country the technological progress is "IMPORT" you can't afford to make it.
Sheng Hung Industrial Co., Ltd. * Home * Company Profile * Web Site * Product Map * All Products P-Tex Printing Materials E-Tex Water Soluble Nonwoven Fabrics E-Tex Water Soluble Nonwo... Cold Water Soluble Non-Woven Fabrics With Self-Adhesive Glue Cold Water Soluble Non-Wo... Wet Process Polyurethane Synthetic Leathers With Nonwoven Backing Wet Process Polyurethane ... AS THEY ARESELF-ADHESIVE SO WET IT AND PRESS IT, WHERE EVER YOU WANT - THE FANCY FABRIC. IT WILL BE A PERMANENT FIX. Products : Cold Water Soluble Non-Woven Fabrics With Self-Adhesive Glue Cold water soluble non woven fabrics Model No: N/A Factory Location: Taiwan Sample Request (Y/N): N Target Markets: Worldwide.
SEWING MACHINES MADE IN GERMANY Durkopp Adler AG A VIEW OF DUERKOPP OF ADLER AG.- (COMPLETE PLANT FOR SUPPLIERS FOR GARMENT INDUSTRY)