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The Spinning of highly aesthetic fibers. The spinning of highly anisotropic polymer. The Gel Spinning process. The Spinning of Ultra fine fibers. The Spinning of Optical fibers. Research in Technical Textiles is gaining fast in developed countries. India needs to catch up with this near future profitable Industry. MOTOR CYCLISTS. STRONG FABRIC FOR MOTOR CYCLISTS: Esquad OF FRANCE HAS LAUNCHED A RANGED A RANGE OF JEANS FOR MOTOR CYCLISTS USING Armalith A.A PATENTED FABRIC THAT IS CLAIMED TO BE AT LEAST AS STRONG AS LEATHER, YET WITH THE APPEARANCE SUPPLENESS AND PERMEABILITY OF DENIM.TECHNICAL TEXTILE MATERIALS AERO GELS - COATED AND LAMINATED TEXTILES - COMPOSITES - E - FABRICS, FIBRES, MEDICAL MATERIALS.MEMBRANES, NANO MATERIALS, NANO TECHNOLOGY, NANO TUBES, NON WOVENS , POLYMERS, R F I D, SMART TEXTILES, SOLAR PANELS, TEXTILES, WOOL, WOVENS, AND YARN.Their fabrics and products meet all tests as under and is
www.coynetextileservices.comTechnical Textiles in Auto Industry has grown by leaps and bounds now.ideal for use by workmen manufacturing aluminum Croyliteron,M 1506 Electric arc test. EN 531European test standards for molten metals. The US and UK are leading in Technical Textiles and very close behind are other countries which were much behind our textile industry few decades ago. THANKS TO THE RESEARCHERS IN USA FOR THEIR AWESOME CONTRIBUTION TO TECHNICAL TEXTILES IN THE "FUTURE OF OUR TEXTILE INDUSTRY".Automotive Textiles:Fibres for automotive textiles.Upholstry Fabrics,Pre formed parts.Tyres.Safty Devices.Filters and Engine compartment items.Rieter's Sliver Lap former.( pre Comber operation)The Sequence of machines in cotton spinning:Blow Room with auto mixer,auto doffer and chute feed.Carding with Auto doffer and auto level directly feeding Draw frames or toManually fed Draw Frames.Lap Former for CombingCombing Machines.Post Comber Draw Frames.Simplex and in few cases to open-end machines from post comber or Cards but direct to Ring frames from Simplex always.Ring Spinning Machines.If the yarn is from the spinning machine (or open end spinning machines if required) it goes to Auto Coner and then to Packing and Marking Department.(If from Open End Machines it Goes to Packing and Marking Department) or if needed it is again rewound in Heavy Cone Winding Machines)THIS IS FOR GREY YARN SALES.
If the yarn is from Auto Coner it goes to rewinding or packing depending on the quality of yarn that is needed to the Quality of Fabric.All the cones are tested for required specifications and sent to the next department.
About 400 cones of over 25000 meters in length of each cone is placed on the creel of the next machine.
This machine is called a warper.The yarn is rolled in to several beams of nearly 3000 to 3500 threads on this warper machine depending on cloth to be woven.The yarn is sized to give strength to withstand the stresses at the weaving stage.Process is called Sizing.Yarn is now rolled in to a sheet form after on the Sizing Machine itself.It then goes to Drawing-in department.It is than drawn through healds and reeds as per the design to be wovenIt is than gaited on the Weaving machine that can weave the designThe cloth is woven as per design.The weaving of the cloth may be:1.A plain weave.2.A rib weave.3.A twill Weave.4.A satin weave.5.A Crap Weave.6.ACheck weave.7.A Stripe Weave.8.A Georgette weave.9.A Turkey weave.11.A design vertically Woven.12.A design of a Logo13.A name along the border of the cloth woven.14.A chiffon weave.15.A Bandage cloth woven.16.A tape woven.The type of cloth woven depends on:The Weaving Machine.The use of colored yarns.The fancy yarns.The yarn parameters being different.The Horizontal yarns ( known as weft ) being different.The Vertical yarns ( known as warp ) being different.There are many types of looms:The Plain Loom.The Shuttle changing loom.The Dropbox & Jacquard looms.The type of weave depends on the make of weaving Machine called "Loom"The old loom.The most modern loom.The type of loom has a set speed.The number of threads inserted is called picks.The time taken to complete the weaving depends on speed.The time taken to complete depends on set length.Once the predetermined length is woven then:The cloth is taken out from the Weaving machine.It will then be sent to warehouse.At the warehouse the cloth undergoes inspection and then is sent to further process and if it is for grey cloth sales it will go to the warehouse for dispatch.(For Information to non textile persons)http://www,rieter.comRieter filament yarn technology is a leading provider of extruder system as well as twisting and cabling system machines for the production of technical filaments due to a wide product range,Rieter's can offer a production and training center,tailored to fit each customer's needs. Regardless of weather you produce technical filaments for tires, artificial grass,conveyor belts or ropes etc..
US Forces - Could soon be wearing "Smart Fabrics" that monitor how they cope during combat situations.The fabric gathers information on heart beat,skin temperatures,posture,activity and breathing rate when against the skin.The textiles developed by New Zealand firm Zephyr and have been shown off at the hi-tech trade fair, Cebit.The fabric could also be used by athletes to hone their performance by measuring how they react in training.
The bio-harness and a shoe pod.The bio-harness(a length of fabric worn around the chest) and the shoe pod(a smart insole)are both made of a www.coynetextileservices.compatented textile that has sensors woven in to it.Once paired with electronics to store and broadcast data,this fabric can record physiological information. The product will find a role in health, defense and medical markets.
The bio-harness and shoe pod could also be used in subjects undergoing drug tests to see how their body reacts to a new medicine. The smart insole.or shoe pod,could find a role as a training aid for runners.The shoe pod can measure the size of a person's step to see where they place the most pressure and can also look at such parameters as where they push off from and how fast their foot hits the ground."It could be a great coaching tool for sprinters"
The smart insole might also prove useful for those recovering from serious operations to replace a knee or hip,as it could measure how a person's gait changes before and after the procedure.Either of the devices could also prove popular with amateur athletes keen to measure how they perform on their regular run."The next step would be to convert it to a cellphone"
Then you have an automatic connection to the internet so by the time you are home you can log on and see how you did.
Biomimitics and Textiles are thous that take ideas from nature and implement them in to new fibers and fabrics.
Biomemimetics are increasingly being applied to new textile technologies. The collection will draw together the research to explain how biologically inspired technologies can meet the needs of industry for cutting edge textile designs and products. Research is going on with a vegetable fiber in geo textile by ESPRC.(UK)
Synthetic fibers account for about 50% of all fibre usage IN EVERY FIELD OF FIBER AND TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY
Research in E - textiles.They are fabrics that have electronics and interconnections woven in to them.
With this the physical flexibility and size that cannot be archived with existing electronics manufacturing
techniques, components and interconnections are intrinsic to the fabric and thus are less visible and not
susceptible to becoming tangled or snagged by the surroundings.An E-textile can be worn in everyday situations where currently available wearable computers would hinder the user. E-textiles can also more easily adapt to changes in computational ans sensing requirements of an application,a useful feature of power management and context awareness.
Is a hybrid fabric consisting of polyester (PET) and copper mono filament in warp and weft . Such fabrics are known as:
E fabrics,they contain electric wires in weft.
E Textiles.Used in making Garments for special use.
The copper wire that is used has a thin sliver coating with a polymer varnish on top to serve as insulation. This enables the copper wire to be used to form a grid without electrical contact between the wires.
This is in E-Fabrics.
E-Textiles are E- Fabrics.
The Glove.( Dr. Tilak's Invention. )
This project focused on the design of a keyboard glove that senses the motion of the fingers to determine key strokes, integration of sensing elements and wires in a fabric in a functional manner, and gaining experience with piezo-electric sensors.Sensor positions for the implementation with film-form piezo sensors.Implementation of the glove with piezo sensors in coax form. SOURCE - VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCH. ECE BRADLEY DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING. E -TEXTILES. THE GLOVE.Publication / Presentation.J.Edmision,M.Jones,Z.Nakad and T.Martin.Plezoelectric for wearable electronic textiles using plezoenectric Materials for Wearable Electronic Textiles" Sixth International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2002 )pp,41-48, October 2002.
Byline: BRENDA LLOYD ATLANTA - NanoSonic Inc. has unveiled a new spin in the manufacturing of:Nano TextilesElectrically conductive textiles in a makeshift washing machine. Materials engineer Andrew Hill and her colleagues, Jennifer Lalli and Rick Claus, are the innovators of the technique and are incorporating their trademarked Metal Rubber as an integral component.Smart fabrics....Something up the sleeve:...* Employing infrared wireless... * What technologies are... Metal Rubber is a family of novel nanocomposite materials that are highly electrically conductive (hence metal) and highly elastomeric (hence rubber) freestanding, self-assembled films. ...
NASA MATTRESS.(Body heat goes out and fresh air gets
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.
Coimbatore, June 18:To promote indigenous manufacture of technical textiles, the Center will implement a scheme titled 'Scheme for development and growth of Technical Textiles' at a cost of Rs 96 crore in the 11th Plan, Union Minister of State for Textiles E V K S Elangovan. said.
Elangovan was speaking after inaugurating an International Conference on Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Non-woven and Technical Textiles, here organised by a private college in collaboration with Texas Tech University, USA.
The government was aware that the sub-sectors of textile industry have to exploit the advantages accruing from these sub-sectors, he said.The policy initiatives in coming years would be geared towards the development of these futuristic segments of textile industry, so that Indian textiles gained its place of pride in the world, Elangovan said.
With a large textile-manufacturing base and technical manpower, India has the potential to become the leading exporter of the various technical textile products, he said, adding demand and consumption of technical textile products would grow enormously in India in the near future.
On cotton, Elangovan said Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC) has contributed to increase in productivity and reduced contamination of cotton and 90 per cent of the targets under TMC in the 10th plan were achieved, he said.
Technology Up gradation Fund Scheme (TUFS), which was to come to an end by March 31, 2007,has further been extended by the UPA government and Budget allocation for TUFs has been enhanced from Rs 535 crore in 2006-07 to Rs 911 crore in the year 2007-08, he said.
(Agencies)Man Power for technical textiles required.Know how in technical textiles & machinery required for technical textiles.
Training,research and development which are essential.
Do we have ?.What is the capital required to set up a technical textile mill and a Textie Science College.
Who all will receive Rs 911 crore ?.Is this sufficient ?.How many Indian Textile Machinery Manufacturers represented India at "ITMA 2007"Will somebody please mention in my Guest Book.
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KE-Technical Textiles Pvt. Ltd., formerly KE-Burgmann Fibre India Pvt. Ltd., was part of an Indo-Danish joint venture, set up in the year 1991. In 2001 after financial & management restructuring, the company became independent of its parent company.
The company manufactures Technical Textiles fromFibre Glass, Polyester, Nylon and other new generationsynthetic yarn for use in Lead Acid Batteries, Hightemperature, cryogenic, gaseous , corrosive and other hazardous industrial application areas.
The Company has its own facilities of weaving, processing and coating of fabric with various polymers & resinsystems like P.T.F.E, Fluoro elastomers, Acrylicresins, Graphite, Silicone etc..
For specialized applications, work is undertakenfrom design stage by our team of qualified personnel.Research and development is an integral part of ourcompany's activity. Our team of engineers and consultantsare always available, not only for problem resolutionbut for innovativeproduct development and new designs.Our other group of companies are :Keld Ellentoft India Pvt. Ltd.F.Harley & Co. Pvt. Ltd. Harley Nirafon India Pvt.Products &Specification.Fibre Glass fabrics for electrical insulation.Texturised Fibre Glass fabrics for thermal insulation.Fibre Glass fabrics for industrial application.Fibre Glass filter fabrics for molten metal(Aluminum) filtration.Fibre Glass filter fabrics for boiler houses.Fibre Glass Scrim fabrics for construction industry.Fibre Glass Ropes, Gaskets & Stitching threads.Fibre Glass fabrics with various types of coating.High temperature resistant Semi ConductingFibre Glass fabrics.Fibre Glass fabrics for Pressure SensitiveAdhesive tapes.Texturised Fibre glass yarn braided with Brass wire &Hybrid Texturised Fibre yarn with Cellulose forclutch facings.Air Slides for Cement industries.Gauntlet for Lead Acid Storage Batteries.
APPLICATIONS.Electrical Insulation.Thermal Insulation.>Reinforced Plastics.Coated Fabrics.Scrims Fabrics.Filtration Fabrics.Pluri tubular bags (Gauntlet).Fibre glass yarn & it's benefit.Fibre Glass Ropes & Gaskets.Clutch FacingsResearch and Development has been a major focus ofKETEX. It believes in close co-operation with itscustomers to develop new products .Its ongoing R&Dby its dedicated team of qualified personal has yieldedresults and achievements to be proud of.KETEX has developed a technique where it allows toweave very thin fiber glass fabric of 1.7 mil(.04 mm)& 1.2 mil(.03 mm) thick without any sizing. This enablesKETEX to maintain the L.O.I of its fabricsto less than 2%, which helps in better absorptionof resin and electrical insulation. Desized andSilane treated fabrics manufactured by KETEX areparticularly suitable for this sheet lamination.KETEX was first to develop Texturised Fiber Glassyarns braided with Brass wire for clutch facingsafter a continuous effort of about 2 yrs.KETEX recently launched two more products forfiltration applications. Combo bags that isused for better metal distribution of moltenAluminum during filtration and Fiber Glassfilter fabrics for pulsejet applications.KETEX has also developed Woven Tubular Bags(Gauntlets) with Polyester and Polypropyleneblended yarn for application in submarinebatteries.
KETEX has successful undergone laboratory trialsfor the production of Acid Leached Fiber Glassfabrics and Polyamic acid.KETEX is also actively participating withBrookhaven National Laboratory, USA in theirR & D for Accelerator Magnets with React & Wind High Temperature Superconductor. We are supplyingthem highly specialized Fibre Glass tape for insulation of cables.CONTACT.Registered Office.Works Office.5, Rameswar Shaw Road,Kolkata-700014.Phone :244-3623, 2445344.Fax : 91 33 244 7918.Person : Mr. Namit Shah.Prem Bazar,P.O. Hijli Co-operative.Kharagpur-721306,WEST BENGAL.Phone : 03222-777285.Fax :03222-777284. Sukumar Roy. Chennai Liason Office. Sales & Purchase. I-5, Vysarpadi Industrial Co-operative Estate. Vysarpadi, Chennai - 600032,, Phone : (044) 5520271, 5520244. Telex - KELD IN , Fax - 044 5520272. Email : email@example.comTECHNICAL TEXTILE,LLC. AEROSPACE FABRIC.The ability to provide consistency and high quality are critical for aerospace applications. Kevlar®narrow fabrics (some up to 1 meter wide) used incontainment wraps perform the important role of preventing broken engine bladesfrom damaging the aircraft or entering the passengercompartment. The wraps, which may be up to 1 kilometerin length, must be flawless to be effective in this application. Our products are provenand specified in this demanding end use.Fall Protection Narrow Fabric.Our expertise in manufacturing webbingsincorporating Kevlar®, Vectran®, Spectra® andother specialty fibers allows us to design andproduce products that meet your requirements forthese critical applications. Whether the need isfor a fall arrest webbing or webbing for safetyharnesses, our products save lives.FIRE SAFETY.In partnership, Technical Textiles, LLC andM. Wright & Sons, Ltd. are leading suppliers of narrowfabrics for the fire service market. Applicationsinclude webbing for SCBA harnesses, helmet chinstraps, rescue belts, and recovery harnesses. Our international customer base gives us a globalperspective on the needs for these critical products. Webbings made of Kevlar®, Nomex®, PBI® and ourproprietary Pyrogard™ yarns are constructed tomeet NFPA standards, including: NFPA 1981—SCBA. NFPA 1977—Wildland Fire Fighting. NFPA 1971—Structural Fire Fighting.MARINE. Our ability to produce specialty webbing profileshas led to the development of a woven luff tape for usein high performance racing yachts. This is oneexample of the design and manufacturing capabilities available to our customers.
WEAVING.Our range of weaving is extensive, coveringwidths from 1/4” to over 40”. With both shuttleand shuttleless (needleloom) capability We havethe flexibility to produce the appropriate wovenproducts for your application. Our expertiseIn this area allows us to be a high quality,competitively priced supplier due to cost saved by making the productcorrectly at the loom. This is extremely important with the high cost of rawmaterials used in specialty applications. After the webbing is made, we can provide finishing including dyeing, UV protection, or a wide range of other specialty finishes.In addition to traditional flat webbings, We can produce products of unique shapes and profiles to meet your needs.Let us broaden your narrow fabric options.KNITTING.With both crochet and compound needle capacity,our knitting abilities are much broader thanmany narrow fabric producers. While traditional knitproducts are thought of as commodities, there are many applications when a knitconstruction provides better value and performancethan other alternatives. One example is ourprotective knit sleeve.Boeing’s strategy with the 787 has been to make a light,FIBERS.We work with a wide range of performance basedfibers. Our choices are based on optimizingthe functionality of the construction and the interaction of the components in the narrowfabric. Some of the fibers and characteristics are listed below:Para-aramid. (Kevlar)meta-aramid. (Nomex) - Spun Vectran high-performancepolyethlyene (Spectra). Color - yellow or black,dyed,white. Tenacity gr/denier 23 2.3-3.5 26-29 30-40. Effect of heat decomposes at 900Fcarbonizes at 800F melts at 530F melts at about 300F. Abrasion resistance -Good UV - Excellent. Resistance fair Acid - Resistance -Good Good except strong minaral acid- Good Alkali - unaffected Strong mineral bases.<div<Fiber information above from Textile WorldMan made FiberChart and manufacturers of fibers.</div>CUSTOM DESIGN.Whether your requirement is for an improvedversion of a current product, a completelynew product, an improvement in quality, or a webbing that reinforces your brand,we can bring our expertise to focus on your needs.Our breadth of experience and global perspectivegives you an unmatched resource to improve yournarrow fabric products.Even if you decide that your current product isthe best design, our quality and service can resultin savings through reduced waste and optimal stock levels.Be more competitive in acompetitive world, give us a call today!service@TecTextiles.com
Weaving technology giants invade technicalCONTACTTechnical Textiles, LLC. 3933 Arborway. Charlotte, NC 28211. Tel: 704-576-0658. Fax: 704-367-9538.textile sector.p://www.newscientist.comProducers of machinery for mainstream textileapplicationshave joined traditional specialist industrialfabric loom-builders in targeting an attractiveand growing market segment, reports Phil Owen.Miami is set for latest innovations inNonwovens machinery.The major nonwovens exhibitions – IDEA, Index and ANEX– remain important arenas for builders to revealtheir latest developements. Nick Butler reveals the highlights to be found at: IDEA04 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 27–29 April.Rieter gives spinning rotor an aerostaticradial bearing.Has patented a novel suspension for the spinningrotor of an open-end machine, claiming its usesubstantially extends the operationallife of the radial bearing.Ginni Filaments. RieterCelebrate inauguration of spunlace line. On 17 March 2007, Rieter celebrated theinauguration of the first integrated spunlace line installed in India,sold to Ginni Filaments Ltd.Protective and therapeutic fabric. A fabric containing copper, zinc and siliconthreads can protect the wearer from magneticand electromagnetic fields, as well asprovidingmetallotherapy effects,according to its Italian inventor.
Artificial grass.Artificial grass blade from Spain. By combining extrusion and thread wrapping,a Spanish company has developed a system for producingartificial grassMeltblown Fabric.GE Osmonics Inc has developed a three-dimensionalnonwoven of meltblown fibres, for use as a filter medium.The company from Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA, saysthe structure includes a mass of essentiallycontinuous, meltblown polymerfilaments and an essentially continuous,meltblown polymer filament thattraverses and extends through this mass.Within the mass are several layers,each being generally oriented in thelongitudinal and latitudinal directions.US industry gets ready to show its trueworth in Atlanta.Technical Textiles International'slatest team member is North American Correspondent John W. McCurry.He begins by surveying exhibitors at the forthcoming Tech textile North Americato get their views on the stateof our industry.
SAINT-GOBAIN. Saint-Gobain Vetrotex increases production capacityof Twintex composite reinforcement.Saint-Gobain Vetrotex’sReinforcement & Composites unit has increased itsEuropean production capacity for the reinforcementbased on thermoplastic and glass fibres(Twintex®) by 25% at its plant in Chambéry, France, effective from April2007.Smart Textiles.The network has arisen as a result of shiftsin the textiles industry, where the technicaltextiles sector is growing, shifts in developedeconomies towards the Information Age, theon all aspects of our lives through productsand services, and changing consumer requirements. Smart textiles is not yet adiscrete area. Its evolution will require input from a number of disparate sectorsspanning science and technology, to design and the human sciences. It is anew channel of communication between such disparate sectors that the network aims to build.The convergence of textiles and electronics will spawnthe next generation of smart fibres and textilesthat are truly smart. There are many electroactivepolymers currently being developed by theelectrochemistry industry, a convergence ofelectronics and chemistry, for what are being termed plastic electronics. Examples of theseinclude polymer light emittingdiodes for the next generation of displaysand packaging; and polymeric semi-conductors for plastic electroniccircuits. Electroactive actuator and sensor polymers are also in development.The future of smart textiles lies in the potential of technologyconvergence where these polymers are processed into fibres and fabrics.This convergence will enable soft intelligent textile products that havea broad spectrum of functions and capabilities, found in hard electronicproducts today. The network will highlight the need for different sectors tocollaborate to address future commercial imperatives, gain access tonew markets, and in so doing help de-mystify disciplines by transcendingbarriers, languages and cultures. The network is comprised of applicationbased industries; defence agencies; cognitive and social scientists; computerscientists; electronics specialists; electrochemistry specialists; textileand fibre engineers; fashion, textile, industrial, interior andarchitectural designers; economists; future trend forecasters.A principal aim of this network is to excitedevelopment in smart textiles and systems throughcross-sectoral consultation, where users anddesigners are brought together with materialsdevelopers and designers. Technology-specificworkshops will be held over the three-year period of the network, each of which will cover a specifictechnology area, e.g., sensors and actuators,display materials, circuits, antennas, switches, etc. It is hoped that ideas for research programmewill result from these workshops, which can be putforward for funding to the DTI’s Technology Programme or to the EPSRC.The experience of products is becoming a newcommercial imperative. The transition from makingand marketing a product to developing intangible concepts that satisfy the demand of higher orderneeds such as creativity, sensory and emotionalfulfillment, is underway and gaining momentum.As we advance further into the Information Agematerial technology is forecast to disappearinto our material environment, making theseobjects responsive and intelligent. This willhave an impact on established cultures of products, the development process and consumption. As muchof our material environment is composed of textiles,they will be the targets for smart engineering, enabling a move away from the traditionalcold and hard face of technology.
No one knows how people will accept technologyon their bodies and in their environments.The aim of the network is also to projectwhat the future demand of these materials might be.There will be one seminar/workshop each year thatwill look at the bigger picture exploring the consumer of the future, future societyand future economic ideas in relation to smart/intelligent technology.The network will seek to explore and translatefuture projected societal, cultural, technological and consumer shifts into product and market ideasthrough collective brainstorming, to enable membersto understand what these changes mean for them andtheir sectors. The process of networking isbecoming increasingly important in understandinghow specialisms inter-relate with each other; toallow specialists to look at all dimensions, not just their own; for sectors to innovate andaccess new markets, and develop new systems formaterials and product development. The network seeks to promote understanding between disparatedisciplines. The activities will encourage exchangesof approach, thinking, methodology out of whichmay arise new methods, new R&D programmes, and even new hybrid sectors.Sharon Baurley, Reader School of Fashion & Textile Design. Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. University of the Arts London.Smart Materials. Alan Hooper. Advanced Materials, QinetiQ, UK.The key to 21st century competitive advantage willbe the development of products with increasinglevels of functionality. This will include structuraland non-structural functions, individually and incombination, both active and passive. It will applyboth to large structures, fixed and mobile, and toconsumer products, including textiles and clothing. Smart Materials will play a criticalrole in this development.The table below summarizes the classes ofmaterial that are commonly referred to asbeing ‘smart’, together with their corresponding pairs of stimuli andresponse variableparameters; e.g., photochromic – light – colour change. Electrical Magnetic Optical Thermal Mechanical Electrical Electrochromic Electroluminescent Electro-optical. Thermoelectric Piezoelectric Electrostrictive ER fluids Magnetic Magneto-optic MR fluids Magnetostrictive Optical Photoconductor Photochromic Thermal Thermochromic. Thermoluminescent. Shape memory. Mechanical. Piezoelectric. Electrostrictive Magnetostrictive Mechanochromic Negative Poisson ratio. Stimulus-response matrix for selected smart materials.(ER fluids – electro-rheological fluids; MR fluids – magneto-rheological fluids)‘Smart’ or ‘Functional’ materials usually form part of a ‘Smart System’ that has the capability to sense its environment and the effects thereof and, if truly smart, to respond to that external stimulus via an active control mechanism. Often, the sensing function alone is taken as sufficient to constitute ‘smartness’. Smart materials and systems occupy a highly interactive ‘technology space’ which also includes the areas of sensors and actuators, together with other generic platform technologies such as biomimetics and nanotechnology. Additional, more narrowly defined related topics, such as ‘tagging’, also sit in this technology space.There is no shortage of potential technical solutions in this area but,equally, no single solution will fit all applications. The need is, rather, to enhance the practical realization of the existing materials-based technologies, tailored to particularcustomer and market requirements. Key drivers will includematerials and device integration within the relevantsubstrate, miniaturisation, connectorisation, durabilityand cost. Specifically in the smart clothing arena, systemsmust be affordable and be able to pass the washing machine test.Applications for ‘Smart’ clothing will include healthcare and telemedicine; military, police and emergency service equipment; entertainment, sports and leisure; and fashion wear. Wearable electronics will support the development of distributed computing and communications systems and provide benefits in support of major Foresight nitiatives, such as crime prevention and the aging community. Alan Hooper is chair of the Smart Textiles and Systems Committee at the Institute of materials http://www.iom3.org and is a technology translator for the newly launched DTI - supported Knowledge Transfer Network Smart.Mat Network.Please go to http://www.smartmat.org and register(membership is free). Research bodies working within Smart Textiles. Smart Textiles. Research Center "E. Piaggio", University of Pisa., Textiles and Clothing. Chris Byrne. Mediatex, Technitex, UK. The scope of technical textiles.The term “technical textiles” was coined in the 1980s to describe the growing variety of products and manufacturing techniques being developed primarily for their technical properties and performance rather than their appearance or other aesthetic characteristics. It largely superseded an earlier term “industrial textiles” (still widely used in the USA) which had become too restrictive in its meaning to describe the full complexity and richness of this fast growing area. A major international exhibition, Techtextil, was launched in 1985 to reflect the growth of technical textiles and soon developed a simple taxonomy that has been used ever since to describe the scope of this new industry and market sector.!) Agrotech agriculture, horticulture, forestry and aquaculture textiles. 2 Buildtech building and construction textiles. 3) Clothtech technical components of shoes and clothing e.g. linings. 4) Geotech geotexiles and civil engineering materials. 5) Hometech technical components of furniture, householdtextiles & floor coverings. 6) Indutech textiles for industrial applications – filtration,conveying, cleaning etc... 7) Medtech hygiene and medical products 8) Mobiltech automobiles, shipping, railways and aerospace. 9) Oekotech environmental protection. 10) Packtech packaging materials 11) Protech personal and property protection. 12) Sporttech sport and leisure.Within each of these headings are literally hundreds of products and applications for textiles, some traditional, some replacing other well-established materials and techniques, and some that have been newly created by the unique properties and capabilities of textile materials and structures.The automotive industry is not only one of the largest single markets for technical textiles but also one of the most diverse. Applications range from tyre cord, hose and drive belt reinforcements to thermal and sound insulation, safety belts and airbags, filters, cable harnesses and textile reinforced composites for body and suspension parts. Even the internal furnishings of a car – headliners, seating, carpets, parcel shelf and trunk liners – are all regarded as technical textiles because of the extremely demanding specifications to which they are made and tested.As just one other example, the medical and hygiene textiles market ranges from high volume disposable products for babies’nappies, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence throughto extremely specialized and high value textile productsfor use in blood filtration, surgical sutures,prostheses and, most recently, scaffolds for new tissue growth.The economic importance of technical textiles.The technical textiles sector in the UK alone isworth £1.3 billion per year and at least double thatin terms ofdownstream processing and fabrication activities. Worldwide,technical textiles account for 25-30% of all textilemanufacturing and approaching 50% in some regions.Most advanced textile economies (now including the likes of China, South Korea and Taiwan) have embraced technical textiles as a newsource of growth and as an alternative to low added-value, mass production of textiles and clothing. Indeed, as the technology and functionality of these textiles increase, including combinations with other materials such as metals, ceramics, polymer films, foams and powders, many technical textile producers are now seeking to redefine themselves as part of a new advanced flexible materials industry, adopting new manufacturing techniques and addressing new markets which have little in common with their traditional activities. Likewise, manymanufacturers from completely outside the textile sector areadopting textile and fibre-based materials and techniques whereverthey see these as appropriate but without ever regardingthemselvesas part of the textiles industry.Meanwhile, many of the technologies and products of this advanced materials sector are diffusing across into consumer applications. The first generation of such ‘performance’ products were the membranes and breathable coatings of protective clothing textiles, firstintroduced into high-end ski and out-door wear but now almost aneveryday component of leisure clothing. Similarly, a growing rangeof ‘well-being’ textiles have evolved from products initiallydeveloped for medical and other technical applications,in combination with innovative technologies such asmicroencapsulation and nanotechnology.Beyond technical textiles.The new promise of technical and performance textiles is an emerging generation of products combining the latestdevelopments in advanced flexible materials with advancesin computing and communications technology, biomaterials, nanotechnology and novelprocess technologies such as plasma treatment.These will eventually have a direct impact upon all sorts of consumer textile markets, including both clothing and furnishings. The field of ‘wearable electronics’ has alreadycaptured the imagination of many researchers and largecorporations and, although most products on the market today are relatively unsophisticated ‘implants’ of conventional electronics and wiring, the prospect of truly ‘interactive textiles embodying sensors, actuators and logic circuits built into the structure of the fibres, yarns and fabrics themselves is not impossibly far-fetched.‘Technical textiles’ already sounds a terribly antiquated and inadequate term to describe much of what is going on in this exciting new market.Research Bodies Working within the field of Textiles and Clothing.1) Technitex. 2) Textiles Intelligence. 3) Tactile Technology 4) Medical / Health Care. 5) Saeed ZahediWearable Medical Devices to Enhance Well-beingOver the last 3 years, PDD has taken a leading rolein humanizing technology, enabling independent livingfor an increasing population of elderly, diabetics anddisabled people. Applications of advance technologyhave also been used in the creation of innovativeproducts, aimed at improving well-being in the formof smart medical products. A key area of technologyapplication has been in the creation of innovativeinterfaces, as well as the creation of advancedinteractive designs. Use of textile patches withscaffold for delivery of drug has already beenexplored by Pharma industry. Application of advancetechnology for provision of safe and invisible controlof diabetic using compact actuators integrated withelectro textile membrane, power paper and biosensorsare being explored by many leading device manufacturers.In order to focus the direction of future work towardsinteractive design and increase our knowledge base ofwearable devices, PDD has funded a 2-year researchprogramme in conjunction with UK government. The aimof the research programme is to understand therequirements of the medical devices, systems andproducts, which could enhance well-being, andfacilitate independent living. Such products,for example, could be used for continuous monitoringof physiological parameters, integrated with smartdiagnostic systems, providing alerts, prognosis andcommunication of key data through a telecare systemto a specialist. Current research in electro textiles,knitted electrodes, biosensors in medical bio textilesscaffolds, Bioactive fibres, or the work by WilliamLee innovation centre have identified several routesfor future product development. PDD’s programme aimsto discover more about the potential applicationsof wearable medical devices, the required specificationof materials, such as electro-textiles andother interfaces, which could be used for monitoring,Healing, alerting, controlling and communicating.Linksto Research Bodies Working within thefield 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 nanomaterialsin textiles much depends on what functionalityis desired and the compatibility of the nanomaterialwith the fibre material.The level of functionality is determined both bythe specific properties of the material and also how it is incorporated with the fibre. Thecompatibility is determined in a large part by the surface chemistryof the particles and the production process used tomake the nanomaterial.tion of certain classesof materials.Manufacturing nanoparticles can be achievedthrough a wide variety of different routes, someof which have been around for many years, otherswhich are far more recent. In essence there arefour generic routes to make your nanoparticles;wet chemical, mechanical, form-in-placeand gas phase synthesis. The resultant materials canhave significantly different properties depending on the route chosen to fabricate them and some routes aremore aligned with the fabricaWet 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.Smart Textiles Update.
By Dr. Kim Anderson, Writer/Reporter for [TC]²In the late 1990's, academic institutions around the world were scrambling for grants on what they believed to be the next generation of textile research. Apparel companies were partnering with electronic companies to exploit what they hoped would be the lucrative advent of interactive textile products. The public's dependence upon mobile devices had created a need for lightweight, flexible electronic equipment. Textile structures- being strong, flexible, lightweight and able to conform to almost any shape -seemed to be ideally suited for use in revolutionary new products. The electronic industry had undergone new developments as the size of electronic components had become smaller and more powerful. If the fields of electrical engineering and textile science were merged, a whole new range of exciting opportunities could emerge. But how successful have researchers been? What challenges and hurdles have they encountered and have the hopes of offering true wearable electronics been squelched?.
Conductive textiles have been successfully produced by using thin wires of various metals in woven and knit constructions. By impregnating a knit, woven or nonwoven substratum with carbon or metal powders, semi-conductive fabrics have been successfully produced (Kuhn). For the last twenty years electrically conductive and semi-conductive fabrics have been utilized in a wide variety of applications including electromagnetic interference (EMI), static dissipation and microwave attenuation among others (Smith). These types of fabrics have been designed to alleviate problems in a passive manner.
By the late 1990's, it became apparent that a new genre of sophisticated textiles made from conductive fabrics could possibly be produced. The intent was to design interactive textile products with an electrically conductive network integrated into the fabric structure. The conductive network within the fabric would be designed to work in concert with the environment, soft switches and microcomputers; to be multi-functional and active; to be able to sense, respond and adjust to stimuli such as pressure, temperature, or an electrical charge interactive fabrics were coined as“ Smart textiles".
Judging by the deluge of hits generated from a Google search on “smart textiles” one would assume that research has paid off. In a more thorough search, you will find your share of “The page cannot be displayed.” This aside, a select few have made remarkable strides. Using conductive yarns that are thin and flexible, penny size batteries and soft switches and sensors, some companies are making some truly remarkable products.
Phillips NV, a Dutch electronics giant, the European division of Levi Strauss & Co. and Massimo Osti, an Italian designer, were some of the first to brandish their way into the commercialized world of electronic apparel. In 2000 they introduced the apparel line - Industrial Clothing Design Plus (ICD+). The line included four jacket styles, each equipped with a microphone, remote controller, mobile phone, an earphone and a MP3 player (audio encoding and compression form featuring high quality and small size). The jackets retailed for $600 and up.
Unfortunately, the electrical components had to be removed before the garment was washed, contributing to the limited commercial success. Undaunted by this first attempt, Phillips NV continues to invest in the development of wearable electronics- designing working prototypes that incorporate conductive textiles, fabric switches, fabric wiring, fabric stretch sensors, high-sensitivity fabric antennas and flexible electro-luminescent displays. Phillips has also developed apparel that features embedded GPS systems, mobile phones and digital cameras.
Gorix Ltd., a company based in England , has been in the forefront since the early 1990's, specializing in avariety of products with temperature controlled systems.The system contains a low voltage heating source that ispowered by a simple circuitry and is capable of maintainingconstant temperature regardless of the external ambienttemperature. Recreational jackets, blankets and beds for animals are just some of the products Gorix Ltd.offers. Recently Gorix developed a heated diving suitwhich incorporates an advanced heating system. Previously,diving suits were heated by pumping hot water froma support vessel. The patented heating system iscomprised of a series of heater pads powered by a stainless steel battery unobtrusively mounted on the diver's air cylinder.
Canesis Ltd. is a textile research and development company, the UK subsidiary of Canesis Network Ltd. ( formerly theWool ResearchOrganization of New Zealand). Canesis Ltd.has been a pioneer in the development of the SOFTswitch™,a fabric-based switch and pressure sensing technology.Stewart Collie, Science Manager of the Smart TextileInnovation Center for Canesis Ltd., was forthcomingabout Canesis's research projects, highlighting some of their newest developments.
Canesis and AWI (Australian Wool Innovation) have teamed up to develop a heating system totally comprised of textilebased materials. Unlike earlier heating systems thatincorporate stiff, heavy wires, this system feels anddrapes like a conventional textile. It is durable andwashable. The heating system is currently beingincorporated into socks as well as interior productssuch as upholstery and blankets.
Canesis Ltd. has also developed products that “light up.” A variety of products including safety apparel,novelty children's wear and textile displays incorporateElectro-luminescence.
(EL) technology. Electro-luminescent materials are flexible and completely integrated into the products. “We're extending technology into fabrics,” Collie says.“Laying electro-luminescent components directly onto fabricsin a way that retains the flexibility of the underlying textile. That technology could be used tocreate wall coverings or drapes that illuminate interiorsin new ways.”
Collie believes the next major breakthrough in making intelligent textiles is actuation. Actuation refers totechnology that will enable textiles to move in responseto stimulus — “to allow textiles to adapt their structureor properties to suit the environment..” Collie goes onto elaborate, “This might mean that the fibers can lengthenor shorten to make the fabric structure get looser ortighter…the surface of the fabric can change from waterabsorption to water repellent if it starts to rain!” Admittedly they're not there yet, but neither isanyone else. “That sort of thing will be availablein 5 to 10 years and mainstream within 20,” he says.
Eleksen, founded in 1998, has continued to demonstrate ingenuity in the design of smart products. The companylists a heavyweight roster of personnel highly experiencedin innovation, product design, textiles, electronic andsoftware development, manufacturing and marketing.Specializing in soft sensing and switching technology,their products are durable, washable, flexible and100% fabric . Products featured at Techtextil 2005, an international trade show catering to the latesttechnologies in technical textilesand nonwovens included.(No Textile Mill took it withdedicated vision,and produced international qualitybut were thingking of Profits)
A super thin keyboard that is “flexible and coffee-proof.”The keyboard is lightweight and can fold up to easily fitinto a pocket or bag.NOTHING LIKE THAT WAS IN MARKETIN INDIA)A pressure sensitive five-button switch pad that can bediscreetly integrated into the sleeve of a garment.The garment is equipped with built-in headphonesand an iPod.(portable digital audio players designed and marketedby Apple). The buttons on the switch pad are used to control volume and simple functions such as fast forwarding the iPod.Flexible Keyboard.
Some of the challenges in the development of smarttextiles have been predictable associated with all newventures. Others have been unique and rather unexpected.A wide variety of issues need to be considered in the design and development of a product constructed using asmart textile. Successful design and development takesa panel of multidisciplinary professionals includingtextile scientists, polymer chemists, physicists,bioengineers , software engineers, consumer specialistsand fashion designers. Finding a common meeting groundis only one of the challenges. With all the jargon associated with each field of expertise disregardingthe intimidating technical terminology, it can beimpossible to begin a working discourse. There is nodoubt that bringing together skilled people from diverseprofessions, who can effectively communicate, is a hurdlethat can't be dismissed.For the textile technologist, a host of challenges arisein the weaving room. It is often necessary to cut or weldthe yarns within the electrical network. Today this processis done manually, slowing down the loom's running time.Some conductive yarns are in ribbon form. It is paramountthat the ribbon yarns do not twist during weaving. To avoid twisting in the weft, modifications to the yarn feeders is necessary to properly tension and guide theyarn. When used in the warp in conjunction with traditionalyarns, differential yarn take-up can occur. In order tomaintain consistent yarn take-up, the ribbon yarn must befed from a separate creel or warp beam. Weaving fabricswith an electrical network veers from traditionalmanufacturing. Smart textiles are made in short runs- and precision and quality are of the utmostimportance (Seyam).Product development is notoriously a costly and oftenfruitless endeavor. In a report by Michael Kanellos ofCNET News.com, Robin Shephard, CEO of Eleksen, spokecandidly about the trials and tribulations of productdevelopment.“For the first few years, the company…chased too manyopportunities,” Shephard says. In 2004 for instance, Eleksen created 109 prototypes and landed only three deals. This year the number of prototypes will be reduced to between 20 and 30. But the high expense of research and development mightjust pay off for Eleksen. Sales are finally climbing."We will do several million dollars this year as comparedto the square root of zero last year," Shephard says.
The cost of smart products is an issue, but not only in the obvious ways. Currently, jackets incorporating specialelectronic features sell for as much as $3,000. Withimproved technology, developers expect to bring the retailprice to less than 75% of that. Still, these are covetedunique products that make them premiere attractions for“stealing the coat right off my back,” an unfortunatereality. Attempts to conceal the electronic devices within the garment are not only an aesthetic issue,but a safety concern as well.
For products that are stationary, a power source does not present a problem. However, in a portable application suchas a garment, some type of mobile power source is required.Stewart Collie of Canesis, says, “The size and weight ofthe power source required is a challenge for us, especiallyin portable applications. We are using conventional andrechargeable batteries, but also keeping an eye on anynew developments in the field.”Some scientists are having success using light as the powersource. Scientists in Germany have developed synthetic fibersthat generate electricity when exposed to light.The researchers say the fibers could be woven intomachine-washable clothes to make the ultimate in portablesolar cells. The discovery may provide a big boost for developers of wearable computers. Theonly downside to this invention is that the power source is rendereddysfunctional in the dark.
Regardless of the challenges, there are some exciting opportunities in the field of smart fabrics. As emphasizedat TechTextil 2005 in May, the vast majority of commerciallyavailable products specialize in pressure-sensitive keypadsand heating systems. No doubt, as the electronics and textileindustries continue to make advancements, new innovativeproducts which can respond and adjust to external stimuliwill emerge.References:Collie, Stewart.Canesis Ltd,Little Lane llkley, LS29 8UG,United Kingdom.Gorix,Phillips.http://www.usa.philips.comKuhn, Hans and Andrew Child.“Electrically Conducting Textiles.”Handbook of Conducting Polymers.Ed. Terje Skotheim, and Ronald Elsenbaumer, and John Reynolds. 2nd ed. 1998.Seyam, Abdelfattah. “Electrifying Opportunities.”.Textile World. 30-33.February, 2003. Seyam, Abdelfattah. Personal interview. NCSU, College of Textiles.2005. Smith, William. “Metallized Fabrics-Techniques and Applications.” Journal of Coated Fabrics. Vol. 17. April 1988. Industrial Textile Associates. Greer, SC 29651. August 2005. The Glove can make you hold the blade of a long knife which can't injure your hand. The"ThermeX"glove keeps your hand at body temperature in freezing cold. TEMPERFLOW MATTRESS AWARD. Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison. by Brad Bartz. Los Angeles CA (SPX) October 10, 2006.Both the Temperflow™ (left side) and the Tempur-Pedic® (right side) Mattresses were placed side by side for Comparison purposes.Reporting on the latest space industry new has enabled myself,as well as the rest of the Space Daily staff, to witness some of the greatest technological advancements in the space industry. However, one of our most fond advancements has been the one we get to enjoy personally on a daily basis…the creation of NASA’s space age visco-elastic memory foam used so widely in the bedding industry.In case you might not already know, the leading company whoproduces visco-elastic foam mattresses is Tempur-Pedic®. They were the first to market NASA’s technology in the 1980s and have increased their market share steadily since. Over the last five years there has been an explosion in the bedding industry with many other mattress companies bringing their own visco-elastic foam mattresses to the market place.However, it is unclear how many of these mattresses reallyoffer a similar feel and quality that the Tempur-Pedic® brand image has been able to spring board off of. The feeling I am referring to, in case you have been living on Mars and haven't tried one out yet, is the sensation of your total body being supported as if the mattresses was being molded around you, only to have it slowly come back to shape after you roll over.To be fair, not every person has felt that visco-elasticspace age foam mattresses are the best choice, citing that they can often get too hot because of the lack of breathability that occurs with the very dense visco-elastic foam.That is why we were excited to test out a new patent pendingvisco-elastic memory foam mattress called the Temperflow™, which claimed to offer a ventilation system to keep you cooler, while comparing in feel, support and comfort to the Tempur-Pedic® brand.The Temperflow™ uses a patent pending technology that allowsbody heat to ventilate out the mattress, while cooler air can flow back into the mattress. See www.Temperflow.com for more information about how their technology works.They did so by offering a design that uses many small ventilated holes that travel through the surface of the memory foam and exit through the convoluted airflow channel middle layer. While the patent pending design of the Temperflow™ looked impressive, we wanted to take it one step further and actually compare side by side this new mattress to the TempurPedic mattress model that they believed it most directly compared to. They chose the Deluxe bed by Tempur-Pedic, so we ordered one of each for comparison testing purposes.Upon inspection of the two mattresses, we noticed that the coversboth seemed to be made of a stretchable, thinner velour material. After removing the covers of both mattresses, we found a thinner socking material that we were informed was used to make mattresses fire resistant. Each mattress had an approximate one inch top layer composed of a softer visco-elastic foam, followed up by what appeared to be three inches of a slightly firmer visco-elastic foam.Temperflow™ (left) and Tempur-Pedic® DeluxeBed (right) bothuse socking material for fire resistance. the socking material is thin enough to allow the foam to conform around the body.The DeluxeBed had two layers of what appeared to be the sametype of bottom base foam, while the Temperflow had only one thicker bottom base foam layer. Both mattresses had a convoluted area on the surface of the base foam with peaks and valleys that enabled airflow to travel across them.
When I pushed on the surface foam for each mattress, I wasable to feel air come out the sides of both mattresses at the convoluted side portions. However, with the patent pending ventilation technology of the Temperflow, I was able to also feel air come out the top through the many small holes in the visco-elastic foam on the surface, where as I could not feel any air come through the Tempur-Pedic visco-elastic foam surface. Then came the most important test of all, the direct comparison of lying on both mattresses and testing the pressure comfort, feeling of proper support, and temperature comfort.With the socking removed, it was apparent that both theTempurPedic® DeluxeBed (left) and Temperflow™ (right) use four inches of top memory foam divided up into two layers and both have convoluted base foam underneath to increase airflow. However, the Temperflow™ has many small ventilation holes that go through the top layer surface down to the airflow convoluted air channel layer. See www.Temperflow.com for more information about how their technology works.The best that I, as well as the other Space Daily staff
After going back and forth from one mattress to another several times, I have to admit that I did not discern much difference in the memory foam sensation and overall mattress feel between the two mattresses. I also had several staff members perform the same test.members could come up with, is that the Temperflow™ may start off feeling a bit softer initially, but both seemed to feel the same after lying on them for several minutes.At that time I did not feel that I could make a decisionabout which one kept my body temperature cooler, as I knew that from my past experience that it may take several hours on a mattress to determine how hot it can get. So I did just that. After splitting a night’s sleep on both mattresses, I was able to verify that the Temperflow™ did indeed keep my body cooler overall. It is also a consensus from the other Space Daily staff members who have since slept on the two mattresses, that Temperflow™ does indeed live up to its claim of being able keep the body cooler.The Temperflow™ uses a patent pending technology that allows airflow to circulate through the foam via a patent pending ventilation system. See www.Temperflow.com for more information about how their technology works.Both mattress companies show their confidence in thelongevity of the mattresses by offering 25-year limited warranty for the Temperflow™ and a 20-year limited warranty for the Tempur-Pedic® mattress. Both companies offer a sleep trial to ensure that you are completely satisfied you’re your purchase, but the Temperflow™ offers a 120-day sleep trial, as compared to Tempur-Pedic®’s 90-day sleep trial.Needless to say, my staff and I agree that this new patentpending technology that the Temperflow™ uses, really offers a way to get the feel and support of the leading brand and best selling Deluxe model from Tempur-Pedic®, but with a cooler airflow ventilation system. Therefore, we unanimously decided to give the Temperflow™ visco-elastic foam mattress our Space Daily product innovation award for making excellent use of NASA’s space technology for home use and bringing to the market place a new, innovative technology that really works.The Temperflow is a trademark of Relief-Mart, Inc.Tempur-Pedic is a registered trademark of Dan-Foam A/S Corporation. We don't sell either the Tempur-Pedic or Temperflow brands. The information on this site with regard to Temperflow and Tempur-Pedic mattress brands is strictly for comparison purposes.
Related Links. Temperflow Innovation Award at SpaceDaily.comHow it Works.Our patent pending technology allows air to flow through the mattress by allowing a total airflow circulation through many small holes that go through the surface of the memory foam and out through the convoluted channels on the firmer base foam. This total circulation system also works in reverse, as air can enter through the sides and up through the surface holes. This also allows the heat from the body to ventilate down through the holes and out through the air channels of the convoluted layer of the mattress, while cool air enters through the sides of the mattress or the top of the mattress in an area that you are not resting on and circulates up through the holes to the surface of the mattress. While some mattress companies offer airflow through the middle layer of the mattress, they fall short of allowing the mattress user to receive any airflow benefit, as it is well known that good quality memory foam does not breathe well due to its heavier weight and compact cell structure (the very reason that memory foam feels so dense when you lay on it). That is why this patent pending airflow circulation technology will really keep your body temperature constant throughoutthe night.How the Temperflow™ Supports You Better. Visco-elastic foam is the only substance which canmake a total imprint of your body, but then slowly come back to shape after your body weight is lifted. This slow return rate is what allows a comfortable, yet supportive contouring of all the bumps and curves of the body that eliminates the rebound pressure that hard springs and rubberized foam has when you compress it with your body. Visco-elastic memory foam can commonly be seen in 3lb, 4lb., and 5lb. densities. While 3lb. memory foam or below is often softer, the lower viscosity will make it less durable. 5lb. memory foam is usually more firm until it has warmed up to the body, this is because the extra viscosity will make the memory foam more dense in feel and more subjective to environmental temperatures.
That is why the Temperflow™ uses our special Three LayerDesign that starts with one inch of 4lb. memory foam on the surface of the Temperflow and follows this with three inches of 5lb. memory foam underneath. This will allow the mattress to be more instantly comfortable in all temperature environments, but still very supportive and durable in structure. We follow this up with the highest quality high resilient polyurethane base to give you the total support. We compression set our memory foam to the high resilient base foam with a completely breathable and stretch forming fire resistant sock. The Temperflow™ also uses a velour terry cover that has been specially designed to allow for total breathability for use with our patent pending airflow
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GloWEAR High-Visibility Apperal. Cold & Foul Weather Apparel Technology and Tradition Warm to Each Other The need to keep dry during inclement weathergo about meeting that need are more individual. What all have in common is that they areoutside—there's not much need for a poncho orparka indoors unless the roof is leaky—which iswhy surplus and outdoor retailers areparticularly well suited to outfittingthem against the elements. As your customers may have varying reasons forbeing outdoors in bad weather, their needalso differ. A utility lineman and a mountainbicyclist may both be out in the samedownpour, but the lineman will benefitfrom apparel that offers some degree ofsafety and visibility, while the cyclistwill want apparel that does not impede hisor her movement. Both of these customers'needs can be met. For work and play. One option for meeting the requirements of the lineman comesin the form of the rain and thermal foul-weather gear Ergodyneintroduced to GloWEAR High-Visibility Apparel line inlate 2005. It's intended to shield workers from rain,sleet, snow, cold, and wind while keeping them standingout on the job with high-visibility, ANSI-certified materials. The collection includes a rain jacket, rain pant, thermaljacket, thermal pant, and a 4-in-1 jacket with detachablesleeves. Each item has a polyester weatherproof outershell that uses a breathable PU material and ANSI107-certified 3M Scotchlite reflectivetape, according to Ergodyne. For cyclists who aren't going to let a drenching raindeter them, "soft-shell" apparel is a possibility.The term "soft-shell" describes outerwear that performsthe tasks of two or more garments (generally the insulatingand outer layers) in traditional layering systems.These jackets, vests, and pants are designed to be softto 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 encapsulatedfibers. There is, however, some tradeoff in terms of the garmentsnot being completely waterproof.You can help steer youroutdoors-loving customers to the rainwear that best suitstheir needs by asking them about the temperature range theyexpect to encounter, what type of precipitation they expectto encounter and how much of it, and what types of sportingactivities they'll be engaged in while suited up. Military solutions. The needs of other customer groups can be met moregenerally. The Extreme Cold Weather System (ECWS)format, developed for U.S. military personnel andnow in its second generation, has taken its placein both the public-safety and commercial sectors.Although soldiers are the primary beneficiariesof ECWS wear, law-enforcement personnelalso don ECWS clothing, and there are children'ssizes of this type of apparel. W.L. Gore & Associates has staked plenty ofopportunity in the strictly commercial sectoras well. Its Windstopper shell insulated jackets,available from manufacturers such as Marmot andThe North Face, are described as "completely windproofwith maximum breathability. They provide maximumwarmth by keeping warm air in and cold air out,while allowing perspiration to escape. "By allowing moisture vapor to escape, the Windstopperjacket wearer stays warm and comfortable longer withoutoverheating," according to W.L. Gore. "In addition to theunique combination of windproofness and maximumbreathability, Windstopper garments are water resistant toshed snow, ice, light rain and other moisture. As the ECWS format had made inroads into the civilianclothing market, so too has theProtective Combat Uniform (PCU), an interchangeable15-piece, seven-level ensembledeveloped by the Special Operations Forces SpecialProjects Team at the U.S. Army SoldierSystems Center in Natick, MA. The SoldierSystems Center describes the seven levels ofthe PCU as follows: * Level 1. "A durable, silkweight Polartec PowerDry fabric worn next to the skin wicks awaymoisture and dries fast. It consists of a crewneck T-shirt and boxer shorts, or is availablein long-sleeve top with invisible zipper and pants,built for comfort and minimal weight." * Level 2. "A long-sleeve shirt and pants made fromPolartec Power Dry fabric are worn nextto the skin for extra warmth in extremeconditions, but still wicks away moisture quicklyfrom skin and dries fast. An inserted side panelof Polartec X-Static fabric enhances fitand flexibility. "The top has a front 15-inch zip for extra venting and asoft lining around the collar. Comfort features include anarticulated side seam on the pants to minimize chafe on thekneecap." * Level 3. "An insulative mid-layer jacket made fromPolartec Thermal Pro fabric is water-repellent yetbreathable. It is worn as an outer jacket in mildtemperatures or as a heavy insulative layer inextreme cold. Seamless shoulders minimize chafe,which are then lined for extra warmth and paddingfor heavy pack straps." * Level 4. "The soft windshirt is made from an encapsulatedmicrofiber that repels water but also breathes for avariety of conditions. It's designedto pair with a next-to-skin packing." * Level 5. "The key to the entire system, this softlayer for intense activity in cooler temperatures orwith the Level 5 soft shell as amid-layer. It stuffs into its own pocket for easyshell fabric jacket and pants are made with fibersencapsulated 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 nylonover gear. The jacket features water-resistant zippers andarmpit zips for maximum ventilation, pocket openings toquickly access inside layers and a hood that incorporates a stiff brim. The pants borrow the same design from Level 5 but providewaterproof 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-encapsulatedfabric sheds water and is paired with Primaloft insulation for maximum warmth while theliner pulls away moisture." This Story Printer Friendly.Photonic textilesPhilips 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 isdemonstrating photonic textiles—fabrics that contain lighting systems and can thereforeserve as displays. With the development of this new and unusual technology, PhilipsResearch 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 seemunlikely places on which to place intelligent and interactive systems. Yet theselow-tech objects figure prominently in our lives. By integrating flexible arrays ofmulticolored light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into fabrics—and doing so without compromisingthe 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 interconnectingsubstratemade entirely of cloth. Researchers from Philips have also created flexible and drapablesubstrates from plastics and films. On these substrates, the researchers have placed passive matrices of compact RGB LEDpackages. The pixelated luminaires with relatively large distance between the RGB pixelshave 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 andunobtrusive, while the fabric retains its soft look and feel. Photonic textiles can also be made interactive. Philips has achieved interactivity byincorporating 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. Photonictextiles 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 withinterior and apparel brands that see the potential of photonic textiles to revolutionizethe very concept of fabric. The demonstration at IFA is also meant to show theopportunities 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 thefundamental 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 lesscontinuous 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 innovativelighting 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, butfor now, technology developers must tie up a few loose threads.Electronic textiles or "electrotextiles" are promising to jazz up everything from shoes toshower curtains. Made from such wire- and electronic device-woven fabrics, footwear may soontell 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-textileswere 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 biomedicaldata—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 startupthat's working on e-textiles. The conductive fibers in these textiles must not only bend and bunch, like that of anycloth,but also withstand the turbulence of a washing machine, the jabbing of a sewing machineneedle and the snapping of threads. And with all these concerns collaring in the technology, many at the MRS meeting concedethat e-textiles may be more useful for industry than for apparel. Even researchers from DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, admitthat currently e-textiles would be as impractical for soldiers in warfare as suitsof armor.Instead, DARPA researcher Elana Ethridge suggests using e-fabrics inbattlefield parafoil, a parachute-like material found in kites and paragliders.A parafoil made from e-textiles would be much more precise, she says, adjusting tofluctuating winds and temperatures by changing shape or texture, for steering. And because electrotextiles may be able to do more than receive and transmit electricalsignals, Ethridge sees their potential in explosion detection. In fact, DARPA isdeveloping a sheet interspersed with sensors that can be rolled out like a tarpaulinto 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 abuilding or other structure is holding up.In addition, they could be spread out just below a street or pavement to keep tabs onvehicle 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 sometechnical problems. For example, in a sensor-studded smart carpet, "signal attenuation(or reduction in strength) and the ability to form reliable interconnections presentserious 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 newdevelopment 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. ClarkYou'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 fibernews 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).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-fibercomposites 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 order50 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 costlyairframe inspections and repairs. Boeing estimates such costs will be reduced by30 percent over the life of the aircraft — a huge potential savings for airlineoperators. 787 carbon fiber fuselage.(Picture elsewhere please)A disassembled carbon fiber fuselage section of Boeing's 787 DreamlinerCredit: Wikipedia.If the design works as planned, analysts say, composites will revolutionize aircraft asdramatically as the industry’s shift from wood to metal 80 years ago. (BusinessWeek alsomentions other important airplane parts that are currently being re-designed with carbonfiber in mind so be sure to check it out. It certainly makes one think of the endlesspossibilities this versatile material is capable of building.) Since the introduction of the fiber into common commercial use a few decades ago, carbonfiber has become one of the leading materials used in Formula 1 car production. Thereis also growing demand for carbon-fiber composites from industrial markets such asdeep-water oil platforms, construction, CNG and hydrogen storage tanks, as well as marineand automotive applications, according to CompositesWorld.com. Further, much has been saidabout the potential for carbon fiber use in wind energy systems. “The driver for its useis 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-PerformanceComposites. The market price of carbon fiber saw a 150 percent increase during 2005, primarily due toincreased use in the civil aerospace industry. Allocation and contracts to Boeing’s 787Dreamliner and Airbus’ A350 XWB caused supply constraints, and suppliers raised prices tosuit. The carbon fiber industry was seemingly unprepared for the demand spike caused by boththe commercial aircraft industries and the Pentagon. As such, producers have addressedincreasing their capacities aggressively. Still, demand continues growing faster, andaccording to Fibre Glast Developments, “a few big users are squeezing smaller users, evensmaller industries, right out.”**While the 787 is certainly an ambitious deployment of carbon-fiber composite, accordingto the Wired Science Blog, “it ain’t the first commercial attempt. That honor seems to go tothe Beech Starship. ‘Even though only 53 were ever made, [it] was certainly a productionaircraft … 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 intelligenceinto textiles, including the ability to detect dangerous chemicals, sanitize themselves,and serve as communication networks. Applications run the gamut, from health and sportinggoods to sophisticated combat uniforms.It's a field – variously known as smart fabrics,e-textiles, wearable computers, orintelligent textiles – that many anticipate will become one of the next hot drivers of theAmerican economy. Advocates also expect it to propel technology forward in general, becauseits applications are so diverse. "It is a much different way of thinking about a digital or computer medium," says Orth, agraduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab and cofounder of a companycalled International Fashion Machines in Cambridge, Mass. "Electronic textiles still areat a 'black art' stage. But this industry is in a growth period."Orth says some of thetechnology will begin to be commercialized within the next three years."Society in thenext 10 to 15 years will involve people being surrounded by electronic gadgets withambient intelligence," says Werner Weber, senior director of corporate researchand emerging technologies at Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany. The firm isdeveloping electronics to be used in smart textile applications for consumers."The wearable electronics will be woven in, so customers don't have to think aboutmanuals."Orth's company is working on a technology called "electronic plaid."The fabric contains electronic wires and tiny capsules of a special thermochromaticink 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, andeven camouflage fabrics for the military are other possible applications. In the more distant future, it might even be possible to change the color of apair 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 lightor dark. "We're working on getting each to turn a third color," Orth says, noting thelarge variety of colors that would allow. Listen to your jacket. If some products would make a visual impression, otherexperimentalimental jacket with an integrated MP3 player. A flexible woven inch-wide ribboncarries sound to the MP3 player's headphones. A more integrated MP3 version of thejacket is in the works. Such electronic ribbon also might be used for wirelesscommunications, 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 heatas a low-power energy source that might be able to run a watch.Miniature thermogeneratorscan exploit the few degrees of difference between the outsidetemperature of the human body and the surrounding air by converting the heat into electricalenergy, Dr. Weber explains. The technological possibilities for fabric are, of course, of great interest to theUS military. The armed forces have been experimenting with weaving computer andcommunications technology into uniforms. Future combat dress also might keep soldiers warmand 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.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.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.For further information: • Natick Soldier Center • Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies • U.S. Army Plans for Warriors of the Future Military.com • Infineon Technologies AG : Wearable Electronics Please Note: The Monitor does not endorse the sites behind these links. We offer them for your additional research. Following these links will open a new browser window.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 email@example.com.For more information,contact: Robert Parker by FAX at (703) 812-3712 or e-mail: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 IBENA offers a wide variety of products for several excitingly new and/or demanding applications: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
KnollTextiles harmonizes color, pattern and texture for corporate, hospitality, retail, educational, healthcare and residential interiors. In the coming months, you will be able to explore the complete range KnollTextiles upholstery, panel fabrics, wallcoverings, drapery and hardsurfaces at knoll.com. In the meantime, please visit the Fabric and Finishes.Library.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.
No advertisement I seen in leading English 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.
An Overview. Table 3.3.1 Fibre Industry, Table 3.3.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.3.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.3.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.3.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent Consumption West Europe: An Overview Table 3.4.1 Fibre Industry Table 3.4.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.4.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.4.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.4.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent Consumption India: An Overview. Table 3.5.1 Fibre Industry Table 3.5.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.5.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.5.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.5.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent Consumption Korea: An Overview Table 3.6.1 Fibre Industry Table 3.6.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.6.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.6.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.6.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent Consumption Indonesia: An Overview Table 3.7.1 Fibre Industry Table 3.7.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.7.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.7.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.7.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent Consumption Thailand: An Overview Table 3.8.1 Fibre Industry Table 3.8.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.8.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.8.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.8.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent Consumption. Japan: An Overview Table 3.9.1 Fibre Industry Table 3.9.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.9.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.9.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.9.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent ConsumptionWorld 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 consumptio 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 China: An Overview. Table 3.1.1 Fibre Industry Table 3.1.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.1.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.1.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.1.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent Consumption Taiwan: An Overview Table 3.2.1 Fibre Industry Table 3.2.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.2.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.2.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.1.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent Consumption
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Smart textiles in Pakistan. Value addition in smart textiles Date: 31/07/2006 Dawn, July 31, 2006:
INDIA has the know how to help,National self reliance is not in the interest of the people of Pakistan,they must consider co operation in all areas of textile research.To go Global in technical textiles along with INDIA.Rs 18.75bn allocated for textile and commerce sectors(/div> Date: 07/08/2007
ISLAMABAD-DailyTimes: The government has allocated an amount of Rs 18.75 billion for both textile and commerce sectors for the year 2007-08, to achieve 10.9 percent manufacturing sector growth for export surplus. The 10.9 percent manufacturing growth rate includes 12.5 percent for large scale and 7.5 percent for small-scale sector. According to the annual plan for the year 2007-08, major spending in the allocated amount of Rs 18.75 billion are;Rs 8.743 billions in the industry sectorRs 1.097 billions in textile sectors Rs 1.579 million in the commerce sector.
According to the plan, major projects which are to be carried in industry sector include: agro-food processing facilities at Multan (Rs 69.86 million), Aik Hunar Aik Nagar (AHAN) (Rs 60.369 million), Gujranwala Business Centre (Rs 13 million), sports industries development center Sialkot (Rs 168.74 million), technical up-gradation of garment industry all over Pakistan with an amount of Rs 100 million, five advanced CAD and CAM training centers (Rs 295 million), 2MGD Water Desalination Project Gawadar Balochistan (Rs 178.86 million).
Major projects in the textile sector include three Garment Cities at Lahore, Faisalabad and Karachi, implementation of export plan and establishment of two fibre-testing laboratories.In case of commerce sector major projects include, Pakistan School of Fashion Design Lahore, Trade and Facilitation project and expo Center Lahore.
Major objectives to be achieved in the manufacturing sector are diversification, development of the SMEs and enhancing productivity.To achieve these objectives, there is a need for massive structural changes, shift in the production paradigm to technology and knowledge based industrialization and competitive industry in the private sector. Despite the government massive steps for improvement in manufacturing sector, still a number of challenges and constraints are confronting. The manufacturing sector still revolves around the traditional low value added industries, whose share in the world trade is continuously declining.
A shortage of skill labour is also a major constraint in the rapid industrialization, which reduces optimum operation of plant and machinery. Power and energy shortages are other constraints that hamper the development of manufacturing sector.To achieve higher manufacturing growth rate, government is trying to remove the weaknesses. The challenge for the government is not to rediscover industrial policy, but to re-deploy it in a more effective manner in the national, regional and global context.Pak - China.
Do we have Pak - IndiaPak-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Last updated: 2007-06-26
Futuristic clothing These scenarios may be closer than you think.
The progress of China in textiles is hard to findtheir only websites are Govt Controlled.We hardly know their progress but this is their method
of keeping their progress a top secret in not only
textiles but in all areas.When I met some Chinese they
would not comment anything.My information was that all
those in that country were not pro-China.
I kept wondering how long they could do this?.
The Chief Implementer of China Textile Information Programme.The China Textile Network Company (short as CNTEX
* Business Scope: Industry information, E-business, Professional consultation, Enterprise informationalization (EPR, OA) Professional journey, Marketing research, Brand design, Brand promotion, Film production, PR communication, Textile Auxiliaries * Structure: China Textile Economic Information Website (www.ctei.gov.cn), Cntextile JV, e-Market (www.cntextile.com) Textile Information Weekly magazine, Home Textile Times magazine Statistics Center of China National Textile & Apparel Council, CneFashion Management Consulting Co., Ltd, Beijing 3-D Vision Enterprise Image Design Co., Ltd, China Textile Software Co., Ltd, CNTEX-PR Market Consultation Co., Ltd, Beijing Textile Computer Co., Ltd, Beijing Hengchang Technology Development Company, Beijing Textile Information New Technology Company GERMAN Textile Research Council.
Source: Website of the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry Frankfurter Str. 10-14 65760 Eschborn Tel: +49 6196 966-0 Fax: +49 6196 42170 Internet: www.textil-mode.de Textile Research in Germany.
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.
* 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 engineeringMobility.
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 comfortSafety.
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.br/> 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 etc. * Textile fire, acoustics and weather protection * Home textiles with protective and signal functions * Ageing resistance * Textile components for producing and storing energy.
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
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 textilebuilding elements * Corporate Fashion * Resource-saving textile care * Adaptive clothing/Phase-Change Materials * New comfort features/Wellness * Integration of design and functionDateials PDF laden letzte Änderung: 09.09.2006 14:09Trutzschschler.From Blowroom to Combing.(I hope it wont be a headach)Trützschler expands its product program by combing machines Marzoli S.p.A., Palazzolo, Italy - a textile machinery company belonging to the Camozzi Group - and Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach, Germany, have agreed to enter into a far-reaching cooperation for the construction of lap winders and combing machines, and the further development of these products. The future Trützschler combing machines will be built by Marzoli. Sales and customer service are handled by the worldwide Trützschler service network.
Thus, Trützschler can provide its customers with all required machines for spinning preparation from one source. With the new combing machine, performing up to 500 nips/min, Trützschler offers a top product, which is optimally matched to its cards and draw frames.
The owner families of Trützschler and Camozzi have decided to take this step to comply with the compelling request by worldwide customers for a continuous, technically first-class combing line.
The Camozzi Group, located in Brescia/Italy, is active in the fields of pneumatics, machine tools, energy, and – since the acquisition of the Marzoli-Vouk Company Group - also in the field of textile machinery. Marzoli has been producing textile machinery since 1851, and is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers in the spinning machine sector.The Trützschler Group is active in the field of spinning preparation equipment, clothings (Trützschler Card Clothing) and machines for the nonwovens industry (ERKO Trützschler and Fleissner). Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1888, specialises in machines for spinning preparation. The spectrum of machines ranges from automatic bale opener, cotton cleaning lines, opening lines for man-made fibres, all the way to cards and draw frames. (PG)
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Trützschler expands its range of products by combing machines Marzoli S.p.A., Palazzolo, Italy – a textile machinery company belonging to the Camozzi Group - and Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach, Germany, have agreed to enter into a far-reaching cooperation for the construction of lap winders and combing machines, and the further development of these products. The future Trützschler combing machines will be built by Marzoli. Sales and customer service are handled by the worldwide Trützschler service network.
Thus, Trützschler can provide its customers with all required machines for spinning preparation from one source. With the new combing machine, performing up to 500 nips/min, Trützschler offers a top product, which is optimally matched to its cards and draw frames.
The families Trützschler and Camozzi have decided to take this step to comply with the compelling request by worldwide customers for a continuous, technically first-class combing line.
The Camozzi Group, located in Brescia/Italy, is active in the fields of pneumatics, machine tools, energy, and – since the acquisition of the Marzoli-Vouk Company Group - also in the field of textile machinery. Marzoli has been producing textile machinery since 1851, and is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers in the spinning machine sector.The cooperation with Marzoli S.P.A. is an important step for Trützschler towards the completion of its product program for spinning preparation.
The preparations for the ITMA fair in Munich are in full swing. Keeping up the tradition, Trützschler will show again improved and further developed products.The Trützschler card will take centre stage once more. From the successful TC 03 card we have developed two types, based on the main uses:The card for combing mills, and the card for high production applications.Complimentary to the successful draw frame TD 03, we will exhibit a new non-regulated draw frame. It is an all-out new design, space saving, and with hitherto unmatched efficiency for all application areas in the spinning mill. Furthermore, we will present in Munich for the first time a new machine for detection and extraction of foreign parts in cotton.To support the staff responsible for quality and maintenance, we have created an easy to use data management system. The relevant data of the card and draw frame are prepared and made available to a regular office computer for display and processing.Trützschler will present the innovations together with Trützschler Card Clothing in Hall A4 Booth-No. 321/ 412.Visitors can profit from early bird discount rates when booking their exhibition passes online by September 13,2007:Trützschler expands its range of products by combing machines.Marzoli S.p.A., Palazzolo, Italy – a textile machinery company belonging to the Camozzi Group.TC 03 – also for hygienic products.The can changer from Rosink stands freely in front of the card A short while ago we informed you about a special execution of our Card TC 03.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.In total,600 people are employed in India.Trumac Engineering Company Private Ltd.N.I.D.C. Estate, Near Lambha Village.Post Narol.Dist. Ahmedabad - 382405.INDIATel.: ++91-79-25 71 06 08Fax: ++91-79-25 71 06 17In 1969, American Truetzschler, Inc. was founded to cover the important markets of the United States and Canada.American Truetzschler with its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, and with over 120 employees, produces a considerable part of the Truetzschler product range and has its own service department, sales department, spare parts department, an electrical repair center, as well as the Electrical Control Department which supplies controls for the classical textile lines and non-wovens.Training is accomplished with experienced instructors skilled in training at the customer site.The growing of natural raw materials, such as cotton, flax, hemp and jute as well as the production of man-made fibers is determined by supply and demand. These raw materials can be processed separately or blended to obtain new products with new features. These are on the one hand technical products such as fireproof fabrics, carriers for the electronics industry and material for space travel. On the other hand there are the more commonly known products such as household textiles and garments.Whatever the final purpose of the finished product may be, there is a long processing route, starting with the raw material. With its machines for processing these raw materials before the spinning, weaving or knitting processes, as well as Non-Woven applications, Truetzschler stands at the very beginning of textile manufacturing. With our machines, we set here standards in quality and economy.Trützschler BrazilTRUINCO - the best possible support for local customers.The plant in CuritibaThe 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. 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 Ltd.
TRUTZSCHLER'S CARD IN CHINA.
It was all in Chines language,the Chines are not allowing English but they want a Euro Country to come in china to make machines you think,no they want their people to get employment and learn western technology.The westerners want to make their machines at low cost and sell them and will they take their currency to their country.We do not know their cost or currency but they are making China better. This is my personal opinion.Who can beat the Chinese? Even USA is afraid of this country. I feel in the end there will be only East & West. Then it will be stone age.THIS MUST BE FLAT REMOVEABLE INDIVIDUALLY AND EASILY WITH OUT ANY NUT OR BOLT TO BE TOUCHED BUT JUST BY LIFTING PERHAPS TO CHECK ANY LOADING OR THE CONDITION OF FLAT AT RANDOM.
THIS MUST BE THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL PANEL- THIS PICTURE IS AT THE LEFT OF THIS CARD (BELOW)
THE HANDLE TO LIFT THE FLAT IS SHOWN BELOW THE LEFT OF THIS CARD
THE DRAWBOX OF COMBERALL THE BOTTOM PICTIRES ARE TRUTZSCHLER MACHINES MADE IN CHINAWhat is not made in ChinaToys to Textile machineryYou name anything they have made everythingFreedom they are the dreams with no FutureFreedom to those who are in countries with FreedomThis is a Technical Blog,no more comments
Kurt Scholler CEO of Trutschler Machinery - GermanyHelping the Chinese with German technology.In India also they have a small manufacturing facility in Ahmadaba & perhaps will have a center in Coimbatore.(a labour pain).Trutzcshler New High Production Card.TC 03 forTechnical Texiles.By: Christian Franke15.03.07The can changer from Rosink stands freely in front of the cardThe can changer for large rectangular cansThe can changer for large rectangular cansThe structure of the sliver can be clearly seen hereA short while ago we informed you about a special execution of our Card TC 03 for the production of very fine card slivers. This machine, equipped with a delivery system from Rosink, is used in the field of cotton swab production and has established itself well on the market.
Another very important sector in the field of hygiene products is the fabrication of web slivers.Generally a lot of very old cards are used in this field today as up to now there were no efficient units for web sliver formation and delivery suitable for modern cards. In order to open up this important market with high growth potential, we – in cooperation with Rosink – found a solution that allows the economic application of modern high-production cards.
At the card output, the web sliver is formed by a special doffing unit; this sliver is then delivered into large rectangular cans via a special coiler. Through several measuring and regulating circuits, a very high evenness of the web sliver can be obtained which at the same time demonstrates good strength values. For producing the web sliver of approx 10 g/m only one card is required at a time, resulting in an enormous saving potential regarding space requirement, energy consumption, maintenance.
WELCOME TO REITER.Rieter is a Swiss-based industrial group with activities in all regions of the world. It is a leading supplier of products and services for the textile, automotive and plastics industries. Rieter’s worldwide workforce totals approximately 14 800 employees, some 13% of whom are based in Switzerland.
The group comprises two divisions: Rieter Textile Systems develops and produces machinery and integrated systems for converting fibers and plastics into yarns, nonwovens and pellets. In partnership with automotive manufacturers, Rieter Automotive Systems develops and produces components, modules and integrated systems on the basis of fibers, plastics and metals in order to provide acoustic comfort and thermal insulation in motor vehicles. Both divisions are world market leaders in their respective market segments.
Rieter aspires to achieve sustained growth in corporate value for the benefit of shareholders, customers and employees. With this in mind, Rieter seeks to maintain continuous growth in sales and earnings in both divisions, primarily by maximizing in-house resources, and secondly also through cooperative ventures and acquisitions.Since it was established in 1795, Rieter has continuously adapted to new challenges and developed from a Swiss machine manufacturer into a worldwide industrial group of companies. Rieter has been a driving force for industrial progress for 210 years: its products and solutions are the outcome of a traditionally high level of innovative momentum. Based on the skills of its personnel, Rieter creates products that are ideally tailored to its customers’ needs. As partner and supplier of the textile and the automotive industry, Rieter contributes to the success of its customers. Continuous further development is the motivation for its employees and the basis of its business success. These principles – Delight your customers, Enjoy your work and Fight for profits – also represent the pillars of our corporate vision.All Rieter machines are shown in the blog elsewhere or above.This is Welcome to REITER, from this blogger.
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
THE TRUTZSCHLER PLANT IN BRAZIL Is our INDIAN plant as big as this ? There 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 BrazilTRUINCO 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The processCotton Bales of different required parameters are fed at the end of the machineThe cotton pressed under high pressure gets opened and cleanedThe cleaned cotton in fleece form is fed to Carding machinesThe Cleaned cotton from Carding machine turns in to a rope form called sliverThis is fed to Drawing Machine where it gets the entangled fibres parallelized for good yarn spinningThe next process depends on the manufacturers plan of processThis can be to simplex MachinesFrom these machines to Spinning MachinesAlso to Open end Spinning Machines bypassing the Simplex MachinesTRUTZSCHLER BLOWROOM MADE IN BRAZIL
THE SLIVER FORMER A HIGH TECH DRAWING MACHINE-THE SLIVER FROM THIS IS EQUAL OR PERHAPS BETTER THAN THE COMPETITORS IN TEXTILE MACHINERY MANUFACTURING FIRMS WE CAN JUDGE ONLY AFTER PROCESSING THE SAME MATERIAL IN BOTH THE MACHINES AND TESTING THE SPUN YARN OF SAME SPECIFICATIONS FROM THE YARN TESTING MACHINE OF HE BEST AVAILABLE.
The tests to be conducted must include each and every parameter of yarn quality of world's best yarns that will reflect in the results which will enable us to bye the machine for our needs for quality for manufacture of the desired yarn for technical textile fabric.The need for such a exercise,will have to be at the project preparation.There should not be any compromise on quality against cost. There will be more areas to control cost.The details of this aspect will have to be examined at every stage including,civil,electrical and purchase of items that can be procured once the project starts to show the returns on investment.Any unforeseen circumstances that may delay the project with the result in project cost escalation will have to be well thought of and incorporated in the project.This of course is a serious matter which any project preparation consultant will remember.Made in France.
Manufacturers of technical textiles for Automotive Industries-FRANCE.Porcher Industries: a range of high-performance products for automotive applications.Porcher Industries develops innovative products combining textile and chemical technology in industrial applications for the automotive sector. The range of applications is huge, from drive belts to hydraulic shock absorbers or air-conditioning hoses.
The company Porcher Industries grew out of SNC Porcher, a company specialised in the creation and weaving of silk from 1912 up to 1948. In this year, the company began to diversify, and focused on the production of technical fabrics for industrial use, based in particular on the use of glass yarn.
Today, Porcher Industries is a company which develops and produces innovative materials combining textile and chemical technology, for a large number of industrial applications. Its key markets are the automotive, construction, industrial, composites, electronics and sport sectors. Porcher Industries has a solid industrial presence in Europe, America and Asia, in addition to a network of sales offices and agents providing the company with a commercial and technical presence in more than 100 countries.
Two R&D centres (in France and the USA) work very closely with the various divisions in order to improve existing processes and products, but above all to anticipate and respond to market requirements. A little-known activity of the Porcher Industries group is the production and development of a wide range of glass and synthetic yarns impregnated with RFL, aimed chiefly at the rubber industries.
With its global commercial presence and two production sites (France and Brazil) Porcher Industries deals with the leading automotive equipment and accessory manufacturers including, Continental, Flexitech, Gates, GDX automotive, Good Year, Hutchinson, MarkIV, Metzeler, Saargummi, etc.
These various types of yarn (E glass, S glass , aramids, PVA, polyester, polyamide…) guarantee improved performance whether concerning burst, volumetric expansion, tension, temperature or fatigue. Thanks to carefully adapted RFL treatments, they offer optimal adhesion to all types of rubber. Their range of uses is extensive, and includes drive belts, hydraulic shock absorbers, flexible braking components and pipes for air conditioning systems or for power steering, etc.
"Our know-how in the chemical field combined with an ongoing quest to constantly improve our processes enables us to tailor our technical solutions and RFL formulations to meet the needs of all of our clients' rubber components (NR, CR, NBR, SBR, HNBR, CSM, EPDM, etc) and to the constantly changing marketplace.
This may be a a narrow fabric roll chemically treated for some use made by the firm Like a Duct tape or for use in a cable industry.We do have these type in our markets but no name of the factory making it is printed.This is perhaps manufactured underground to avoid inspections by Govt agencies.I have seen such activities long back in a state which closes it's eyes as it gives employment to many in rural areas and it's power consumption is a revenue for the government of the state and the use of the products also helps other industries not only in that state but other states as well. The export to other states is another revenue for the state indirectly. This is what the Chinese is adopting to increase employment.I was informed that many houses in many rural areas are a industry.The workmen being the full family of the house including children.
The new hi-tech,hi-production Carding Machine -MADE IN CHINA,
The TRUTZSCHLER Plant in CHINA
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. All Italian Technical TextileMachinery Contact:Eastern Engineering Co. (Bombay) LtdJeeven Udyog,278,Dr.D N Road,Mumbai 400 001 THE AREAS OF ACTIVITY IN TEXTILES. Phone - +91 22 2207 6831E-Mailemail@example.com Parentesi Quadra www.eecindia.in Via Arcoveggio, 11 51039 Quarrata (Pistoia) Italy Tel: +39 0573 73098 Fax: +39 0573 73144 firstname.lastname@example.org www.parentesiquadra.itParentesi Quadra is a young company that was established in the ‘90s from a long-standing experience in the field of textile and interior decorating. The company uses design and technology, classic and new materials, research, and fashion concepts to produce items that are bound to change the domestic landscape.(Part of Artex group)
MADE IN ITALYOsvaldo Santi Via S. Francesco, 10 22079 Villa Guardia (Como) Italy Tel: +39 031 563444 Fax: +39 031 563463 email@example.com www.osvaldosanti.comOsvaldo Santi has worked with the topmost names infurnishing accessories for more than 20 years.It uses only the finest noble fibers: cashmere, wool,silk, linen and cotton to obtain a very highquality product. Covers, throws, bed linen, wovenwith jacquard or traditional looms reflect the careand commitment that the company dedicates to meetthe expectations of its discerning customers. The company is present in leading marketsLe Qr Via Soresi 2084 Mondovi (Cuneo) Italy Tel: +39 0174 551020 Fax: +39 0174 481937 firstname.lastname@example.org www.leqr.itLe Qr, by interior designer Michela Curetti,is ideal for furnishing every type of flour.It is a rug with a contemporary design butmade with traditional materials obtainedItalian tanning. The tanning is carried out with vegetable extracts in keeping with anage-old leather-making tradition. Over theyears the products acquires its own individual characteristics and undergoes pleasanttransformations to become even more precious.
SILK THE FAVORITES OF OUR INDIAN LADIESS & C Antica Lavoriazione Orditi in Seta.Via Fratelli Bandiera, 3571100 Briano.(Caserta) Italy.Tel: 0823 302782Fax: 0823 email@example.comS.Leucian silk history, is part of the population,we can’t talk about silk without talkingabout S.Leucian settlements, their lives, theirwork. S.Leucian colony, was created by FerdinandoIV of Borbone, (1759-1825) rose around the "Real Fabbrica di Seteria" (a mill on the outside part of the Royal Palace).In 1798, this place was too small to containall the people and their looms, so theydecided to work outside of theRoyal mill as well.In 1826 Mr. Lorenzo Sacco, an architectof the place, built the "piccola FilandaPapa in Sala" a small mill.In 1862 because of war events, the"Real Mill" closed. In 1900 the consorzioof the industrial Silk of Briano was formed.In 2006 Sacco and Cirullo Families with the S.&. C Antica Lavorazione Orditi in Seta bringsback into rise the old tradition.It seems to me ITALY is all silk,floor covering and sleeping comfortsGabel Via XX Settembere, 35 22069 Rovellasca (Como) Italy Tel: +39 02 964771 Fax: +39 02 96343806 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gabelgroup.comGabel produces fine bed linen, accessoriesand towels. It has been producing cordoningcollections for more then 50 years and oversees the entire production processstarting from the raw cotton to the finished product.(Part of Clac group)I had to search for Technical Textile Research Activities 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 NonwovenFabrics 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)They have their offices in INDIA
Customer-specific applications and special solutions.The Dürkopp Adler AG with its innovative special sewing machines, sewing automates and sewing units belongs to the trendsetters in the field of sewing technology worldwide. In the new application centre all functions are bundled under one roof. The workflow between development, construction, production and logistics is coordinated perfectly, safely and quickly.The application centre of Dürkopp Adler AG: a long experience in serial production, service and construction.Whenever the realisation of cost and technological advantages or the compliance with a required process safety or quality is concerned, customer-specific applications and special solutions are in demand. Thus it is possible in many cases to rationalise production processes and to optimise them with regard to a eproducible quality. These are often the decisive factors towards the competitors.Implementation expertise.The application centre does not only realize projects for complete, CNC-controlled sewing units. Often the solution is in the details. The application team has e.g. developed a thread burning device for sewing belts with synthetic threads which accurately trims the needle and bobbin thread at the seam end by heat influence and simultaneously secures the thread by a melting droplet.
PRODUCTS# Standard Sewing Machines# Special Sewing Machines.# Sewing Automats# Eyelet Buttonholers.# Sewing Units# Engineered Workstations.# M-Type# Sewing machines for the manufacturing of shoes.# Longarm Machines# Special SolutionsTHEY HAVE ALL THE MACHINES FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF THE PRODUCTSA PROJECT REPORT IS UNDER PREPARATION.THE COST OF THE REPORT IS UNDER DISCUSSION.Thouse interested email@example.comAPPLICATIONS# Men's Wear.# Men's Trousers.# Men's Jacket.# Men's Shirts.# Ladies' Wear# Ladies' Trousers.# Ladies' Blazer.# Automotive# Driver’s seat and front passengers´s seat.# Driver’s backrest and front passengers´s backrest.# Backseat and backrest# Divided backrest (40%).# Divided backrest (60%)# Armrest# Headrest.# Home Upholstery.# Upholstery Furniture.# Shoes.# Men´s shoe Derby style.# Men´s shoe Oxford style.# Women´s shoes# Sport shoes# Special Applications# Parts & Services# Parts# ServiceOther Applications.
USTER - CEO's Message.Dr. Geoffrey Scott
Forth into a new future
Business success is due to many factors,often built over many years, and this iscertainly the case for "Uster Technologies". One major aspect of such success is theconstant search for new opportunities, andnew possibilities, and the recent take-over by "Uster Technologies" of Zellweger Uster is one such future-oriented development.
USTER® can look back over 60 years of expertise and success leading to its current position as worldwide leader in textile electronics producing systems and the creation of a brand which has a truly unique position in the textile industry. This has been achieved through a number of factors, not least of which is our insistence on research and development which means that USTER® consistently brings to the market thoroughly outstanding and innovative new products.
Outstanding innovation is based on a closecooperation with our unique customers and indepth understanding of their business. This allows us to solve our customers'problems and respond to the subtle differencesand requirements that exist between one customer and another.
Our challenges now are clear. We will continueto consolidate and build on our market-leadingposition. We will also continue our move into newmarkets, especially Asia, and grow in adjacentareas of the textile industry. Given the factthat USTER® has consistently performed well even in the most challenging ofeconomic situations, this is a confident sign for our future growth.
With some of the very best managers in the textile industry and the conclusion of a highly successful restructuring, USTER® is in a strong position for a strong future. The take-over of Zellweger Uster is yet another positive move in this direction.Testing of Raw Material.
Accurate verification of the raw material is thefirst step in quality management which is absolutelyessential in a modern spinning mill in order toremain competitive in today’s markets.The USTER® HVI 1000 is the standard tool used bythe international cotton trade today, ensuring fiber quality agreements are met. The USTER®AFIS PRO provides the spinning mill withstandard measurements for optimizing theirprocesses based on the raw material they bought.
A progressive quality control of slivers, rovings and yarns in the textile laboratory guarantees optimal spinning machine settings and required quality. USTER® offers at the same time laboratory results of yarn quality data which are used to set standards recognized all over the world.
Fault free tests for yarns.A 100% quality control with simultaneous,exactly definable fault elimination enhancesyarn values in today’s global textile markets. The USTER® QUANTUM 2 has this characteristicand guarantees the optimum cost-effectivenessand fault-free yarn after winding or OE spinning.Customers Services.
USTER® – not only a synonym for innovative products,but also a supplier of comprehensive services.These cover our entire textile know-how which is at the disposal of our customers, helping them to become more efficient in applying their processes and making their final products superior.Comprehensive Service Contract.
USTER® – not only a synonym for innovative products, but also a supplier of comprehensive services. These cover our entire textile know-how which is at the disposal of our customers, helping them to become more efficient in applying their processes and making their final products superior.List of testing instruments ( Model Numbers )USTER® HVI 1000USTER® AFIS PROUSTER® LVIUSTER® TESTER 5-S800USTER® TESTER 5-S400USTER®TESTER 5-C800USTER® TENSOJET 4USTER® TENSORAPID 4USTER® QUANTUM 2USTER® QUANTUM 2 - PP OptionUSTER® QUANTUM EXPERTUSTER® RING EXPERTUSTER® CLASSIMAT QUANTUM
ALL MACHINES FOR TESTING RAW MATERIAL AND YARNFOR ALL PARAMETERS ON WORLD STANDARDS -IT WILL SHOW THE RESULTS OBTAINED AGAINST WORLD STANDARDS PRESCRIBED,THE PICTURES ARE NOT JPEG IMAGES TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE BLOG.
KNITTING MACHINE ESSENTIAL IN TECHNICAL TEXTILES.
MONARCH KNITTING MACHINERY (UK) LTD.Monarch headquarters.MONARCH Knitting Machinery (UK) Ltd. isrenowned for its quality, service,technical and innovative expertise in thesupply of hi-tech circular knitting machinery.This private, family company established in Leicester in 1969, moved to its present headquarters in 1982 in order to expand its worldwide operation, exporting 80% of its products to countries throughout Europe and including Turkey, Russia and the African continent.
Working in partnership with Japanese manufacturer Fukuhara, Monarch is responsible for sales, installation and servicing of what is generally recognised as one of the world's leading brands of single- and double-jersey knitting machines.Monarch claims to make the world's largest range ofcircular knitting machines, with over 100 currentmodels. The company continues to design and developmarket leaders in every area of circular knitting,from high-production plain models and mini-jacquardsto electronically-controlled jacquard and striping machines.All models have been designed to offer high-speed production, maximum versatility andincreased efficiency with minimum maintenancecosts, while producing the highest-quality fabrics.
The -OD-VXC3S machine.The company's emphasis on research and development has ensured its place as the market leader in the supply of large-diameter machines.
At any moment in time, a wide range of single- and double-jersey models is held in stock to meet thedemand for quick delivery. A very comprehensivestock of spares, including dials, cylinders,frames, take-up systems, needles, sinkersand cams, not only guarantees customers the higheststandard of after-sales service but also enablesMonarch to sub-assemblemachines,when necessary, from parts in stock.
A very experienced Technical Department is on hand to install machines and give expert after-sales technical service.
Monarch is justifiably proud of its fabricdevelopment and computer-based design service.In-house design expertise enables the companyto provide new and existing customers with a professional, responsive service in supportof the wide range of knitting machines.Having the capability to take designsinto production allows Monarch to workvery closely with yarn suppliers, garment producers and high-profileretail outlets. Such commercial awareness ensures a better understandingof a customer's needs and requirements, whether it be for apparel,household textiles or automotive end-uses. Monarch's highly-qualifiedteam of software writers, fabric designersand technicians guarantees the quality of service for which Monarch is renowned.
This expertise is continuously used to create ranges of new and exciting fabrics for many end-uses. Technical textiles, spacer fabrics and lightweight fabrics are perceived to be some of the target areas going forward.
Monarch has developed an enviable reputation forthe application of electronic technology toindividual needle selection and auto-striping onits double- and single-jersey ranges of jacquard/striping machines. Each modelincorporates the latest electronictechnology, which provides a greater designscope and increased productivity. Recentadditions to the range have includedhigh-production, jacquard and striping garment-length machines, as welfacility to produce bothopen-width fabrics and conventionaltubular fabrics.
Single-jersey models include: Raceways Loop/Velour Fleece Mesh Mini Jacquards Electronic Jacquards Electronic Stripers Open-width and tubular fabric take-ups Double-jersey models include: Basic Rib and Interlock Mini Jacquards Electronic Jacquards Electronic Stripers Garment Length Spacer Fabrics Open-width and tubular fabric take-ups MONARCH KNITTING MACHINERY (UK) LTD. Boston Road,Beaumont Leys, Leicester,Leicestershire, LE4 1BG, United Kingdom Tel: +44 116 235
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THE MOST COMPLEX OPERATIONS INVOLVED IN TEXTILEMANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IS THE TRANSPORT OF MATERIALIN HUGE VOLUME AND QUANTITY, PROPER PLANNING FROMRAW MATERIAL TO FINISHED PRODUCT PACKED AND STOREDIS VERY ESSENTIAL FOR QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT MANUFACTURED ANY NEGLECT WILL ADD COST OF MANUFACTURE AS THEMATERIAL MAY BE SOILED IN TRANSPORT IN MANUAL OPERATIONS.THEREFORE IT HAS TO BE COMPLETELY AUTOMATED WITH OUTANY MANUAL TRANSPORT INVOLVED.CARE HERE PAYS.
Shelton’s machine vision inspection systemsare backed by internet-based support services.SHELTON Machines has been involved in producingand developing textile machinery and systemsfor over three decades and has become known forproviding innovative solutions for textile producers worldwide.
The Shelton Verifab range of fabric inspection and handling machines for knitters, weavers, dyers and finishers and nonwoven companies is widely recognised for quality and performance.
Shelton also produces the Shelton C-Tex Relaxation range of machinery, which is marketed through Nixtex Ltd., an exclusive distributor operating primarily in the garment industry. Shelton also offers the C-Tex software suite for textile applications from CTI Systems, which can be supplied as a stand-alone product or integrated with new inspection machinery.
Continuing the tradition of innovation by the company's founder, Mr Alan Shelton, new products and techniques have been developed in the field of machine vision, which is the application of cameras, computers and software for inspection of manufactured products.
Machine vision is a rapidly-developing technologyused in many manufacturing industries to help providehigh-speed, accurate and consistent product inspection,process feedback, waste reduction and cost saving.Textiles surfaces are recognised as one of the mostchallenging for machine vision technology, and combined with potentially unstable constructionsand vast production ranges that constantly change,form a demanding application in all aspects that need to be considered.
Shelton has developed powerful defect detectionalgorithmsto cope with textile texture, defectsand colour, together with a high level of automationto automatically train the system on new products and reduce human intervention.
Shelton’s machine vision inspection systems arebacked by internet-based support services.TheShelton webSPECTOR textile inspection systemprovides a flexible and cost effective alternative to the rigid and costly constraints of similarsystems introduced by early entrants in themachine vision system market. The webSPECTORhas been developed to an advanced state ofautomation, to enable it to automatically re-setinspection parameters for new products, thus avoid lengthy manual training. In addition, completeruns of several thousandsmetres can be recorded andplayed back through the system for validation and setting of inspection standards.
Apart from surface and construction inspection, the Shelton webSPECTOR techniques have been adapted for width measurement, pattern repeat measurement, fabric construction density checking and shade/colour monitoring.
All of these functions can be performed on-line in an existing process, or as a separate stand-alone process.Support is internet-based, whereby Shelton can control,monitor, and upload or download software updates fromits offices in the UK. The system produces electronicdata in the form of defect roll maps with defect imagesand an optimal cut plan for piece goods.
The rapid payback and enhanced inspection processexperienced by Shelton customers are complemented by lesstangible benefits of improved customer confidence andstronger supply relationships.Shelton always demonstratescapability on new applications using purpose-built,in-house testing facilities and has flexible system owning/using schemes such as system rental available,for which the payback is a low as the first month of use.
Shelton will continue to develop machine vision andprocess condition monitoring systems to stay atthe forefront of this rapidly expanding marketplaceand will work closely with customers to defineopportunities for improving performance andcontinually pushing forward technological boundaries.
Contact: Mr Mark Shelton.SHELTON MACHINES LTD.1 Priory Business Park, Wistow Road, Kibworth, Leicestershire, LE8 ORX, United Kingdom Tel: +44 116 279 0920 Fax: +44 116 279 09217 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.sheltonmachines.co.uk
GARNETT CONTROLS LTD.
Retrofitted volumetric feed chute.GarnettControls is a leading manufacturer of on-line controlsystems for the nonwovens and fibre-related industries.The company specialises in the retrofitting of new controls and quality systems to existing machinery,thus improving quality, efficiency and productivity.
Fibre Weight Control Systems: The Microweigh XL2microprocessor controlled weigh pan system has provedextremely popular internationally, with the highestaccuracy and unrivalled reliability, while the Microweigh XLM offers the additional feature ofon-line moisture control.
Garnett's Rollaweigh volumetric fibre feed control system has become an industry standard for the accurate feeding of fibre to cards and blending lines.
The Rollaweigh system has a dual control system to automatically correct both long and short-term variation. The system ensures that process lines run at optimum throughput while maintaining critical quality thresholds.
Garnett produces controls for all stages of fibre processing, including:- Microblend for the feeding of fibre during blending. Microflow automatic and accurate spraying of lubricant, precise control of card feeding. Inspection systems, monitoring and control of card output in web, sliver, roving or batt form.MetAlert, On-line metal detection systems.Control panels that can be retrofitted in order to upgrade existing equipment. The latest technology in controls cansignificantly reduce energy consumption as well asprovide in-depth diagnostics and production data alongwith the latest safety features to international regulations.Mill Wizard Production monitoring systems (pictured above)by low-cost yet highly integrated network solutions. Real-time production management information at your fingertips.
Machine Improvements including new intermediate feeds, crossfeeds, centredraws etc for woollen cards, replacement drive systems, new electronic cop-lifting arrangements for spinning frames, on-line waste reduction, reclamation and recycling.
Hopper Feeders with the latest drive and control technology.
Machinery Safety adaptations to latest standards.
Laboratory Instruments: Instruments for testing and quality control are produced in conjunction with sister organisationWira Instrumentation, the well-known manufacturer oflaboratory instrumentation for the testing of textileand nonwoven products and components Wira continues to increase its share of the testinginstrumentation market, and already offers the world's mostextensive range of testing equipment for carpets andfloorcoverings from a single in-house manufacturer.
Wira instruments are the subject of many internationaltesting standards and its products are in daily usearound the globe by some of the world's leading fibreprocessors.The Wira Hexapod, which is the standard instrument used inISO 10361, has also been adopted for BS EN ISO11378-2:2001, covering laboratory soil testing of textile floorcoverings. The new standard allows carpet manufacturers to test forboth standards using the same Wira Instrument, withoutthe need to purchase new equipment. The many customerswho already own a Wira hexapod needonly purchase a simplesoil test kit available from Wira Instruments.
On Line Moisture Measurement and Control: Produced in conjunction with sister organisation Streat Instrumentsis a range of on-line moisture measure and controlequipment for the fibre, food and industrial sectors,as well as agriculture and sports turf applications.
The latest Drycom products, based on proven reliability throughout the international textile industry are beingincreasingly incorporated into the control systems oftextile processing lines.
The increasing awareness of the importance of moisture control during processing has spurred further developments, resulting in new products that have increased flexibilityfor a wide range of applications.
The new MAJAC moisture control system for cotton processing lines has recently provided exciting results in terms ofsavings and of enhanced fibre properties after processing.
Full product listings and pdf-downloadable literature are available at the company's website.
GARNETT CONTROLS LTD. 3 Water Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 2JL, United Kingdom Tel: +44 1274 733145 Fax: +44 1274 732410 e-mail: email@example.com Web.www.garnettcontrols.com Contact: Mr Ian Baker.