Thursday, March 15, 2007

[ E-Textiles/Smart Textiles.]

Human Wattage.

The Future US soldier.
NASA MATTRESS.(Body heat goes out and fresh air gets pumped in as indicated by the arrows in blue.

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.
Some Good News. Yes Minister.
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 great potential for growth in the coming years and the country was well placed 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 college.
Who will receive Rs 911 crore ?.
Is this sufficient ?.
How many Indian Textile Machinery Manufacturers represented India at "ITMA 2007" exhibition.
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 from Fibre Glass, Polyester, Nylon and other new generation synthetic yarn for use in Lead Acid Batteries, High temperature, 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 & resin systems like P.T.F.E, Fluoro elastomers, Acrylic resins, Graphite, Silicone etc..
For specialized applications, work is undertaken from design stage by our team of qualified personnel. Research and development is an integral part of our company's activity. Our team of engineers and consultants are always available, not only for problem resolution but for innovative product development and new designs.
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Keld Ellentoft India Pvt. Ltd.
F.Harley & Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Harley Nirafon India Pvt. Ltd..

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Texturised Fibre Glass fabrics for thermal insulation.
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Texturised Fibre glass yarn braided with Brass wire & Hybrid Texturised Fibre yarn with Cellulose for clutch facings.
Air Slides for Cement industries.
Gauntlet for Lead Acid Storage Batteries

Electrical Insulation.
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Coated Fabrics.
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Pluri tubular bags (Gauntlet).
Fibre glass yarn & it's benefit.
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Research and Development has been a major focus of KETEX. It believes in close co-operation with its customers to develop new products .Its ongoing R&D by its dedicated team of qualified personal has yielded results and achievements to be proud of.
KETEX has developed a technique where it allows to weave very thin fiber glass fabric of 1.7 mil(.04 mm) & 1.2 mil(.03 mm) thick without any sizing. This enables KETEX to maintain the L.O.I of its fabrics to less than 2%, which helps in better absorption of resin and electrical insulation. Desized and Silane treated fabrics manufactured by KETEX are particularly suitable for this sheet lamination. KETEX was first to develop Texturised Fiber Glass yarns braided with Brass wire for clutch facings after a continuous effort of about 2 yrs.
KETEX recently launched two more products for filtration applications. Combo bags that is used for better metal distribution of molten Aluminum during filtration and Fiber Glass filter fabrics for pulse jet applications.
KETEX has also developed Woven Tubular Bags (Gauntlets) with Polyester and Polypropylene blended yarn for application in submarine batteries.
KETEX has successful undergone laboratory trials for the production of Acid Leached Fiber Glass fabrics and Polyamic acid.
KETEX is also actively participating with Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA in their R & D for Accelerator Magnets with React & Wind High Temperature Superconductor. We are supplying them highly specialized Fibre Glass tape for insulation of cables.
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Our range of weaving is extensive, covering widths from 1/4” to over 40”. With both shuttle and shuttleless (needleloom) capability we have the flexibility to produce the appropriate woven products for your application. Our expertise in this area allows us to be a high quality, competitively priced supplier due to cost saved by making the product correctly at the loom. This is extremely important with the high cost of raw materials 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.
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A fabric containing copper, zinc and silicon threads can protect the wearer from magnetic and electromagnetic fields, as well as providing metallotherapy effects, according to its Italian inventor.

The convergence of textiles and electronics will spawn the next generation of smart fibres and textiles that are truly smart. There are many electroactive polymers currently being developed by the electrochemistry industry, a convergence of electronics and chemistry, for what are being termed plastic electronics. Examples of these include polymer light emitting diodes for the next generation of displays and packaging; and polymeric semi-conductors for plastic electronic circuits. Electroactive actuator and sensor polymers are also in development. The future of smart textiles lies in the potential of technology convergence where these polymers are processed into fibres and fabrics. This convergence will enable soft intelligent textile products that have a broad spectrum of functions and capabilities, found in hard electronic products today. The network will highlight the need for different sectors to collaborate to address future commercial imperatives, gain access to new markets, and in so doing help de-mystify disciplines by transcending barriers, languages and cultures. The network is comprised of application based industries; defence agencies; cognitive and social scientists; computer scientists; electronics specialists; electrochemistry specialists; textile and fibre engineers; fashion, textile, industrial, interior and architectural designers; economists; future trend forecasters.
No one knows how people will accept technology on their bodies and in their environments. The aim of the network is also to project what the future demand of these materials might be. There will be one seminar/workshop each year that will look at the bigger picture exploring the consumer of the future, future society and future economic ideas in relation to smart/intelligent technology. The network will seek to explore and translate future projected societal, cultural, technological and consumer shifts into product and market ideas through collective brainstorming, to enable members to understand what these changes mean for them and their sectors. The process of networking is becoming increasingly important in understanding how specialisms inter-relate with each other; to allow specialists to look at all dimensions, not just their own; for sectors to innovate and access new markets, and develop new systems for materials and product development. The network seeks to promote understanding between disparate disciplines. The activities will encourage exchanges of approach, thinking, methodology out of which may 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.
Alan Hooper. Advanced Materials, QinetiQ, UK. 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.
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 particular customer and market requirements. Key drivers will include materials and device integration within the relevant substrate, miniaturisation, connectorisation, durability and cost. Specifically in the smart clothing arena, systems must 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 initiatives, such as crime prevention and the aging community.
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. Buildtech building and construction textiles. Clothtech technical components of shoes and clothing e.g. linings. Geotech geotexiles and civil engineering materials. Hometech technical components of furniture, household textiles & floor coverings.
Indutech textiles for industrial applications – filtration, conveying, cleaning etc...
Medtech hygiene and medical products
Mobiltech automobiles, shipping, railways and aerospace.
Oekotech environmental protection.
Packtech packaging materials
Protech personal and property protection.
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 through to extremely specialized and high value textile products for 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 is worth £1.3 billion per year and at least double that in terms of downstream processing and fabrication activities. Worldwide, technical textiles account for 25-30% of all textile manufacturing 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 new source of growth and as an alternative to low added-value, mass production 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, many manufacturers from completely outside the textile sector are adopting textile and fibre-based materials and techniques wherever they see these as appropriate but without ever regarding themselves as 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, first introduced into high-end ski and out-door wear but now almost an everyday component of leisure clothing. Similarly, a growing range of ‘well-being’ textiles have evolved from products initially developed for medical and other technical applications, in combination with innovative technologies such as microencapsulation and nanotechnology. Beyond technical textiles The new promise of technical and performance textiles is an emerging generation of products combining the latest developments in advanced flexible materials with advances in computing and communications technology, biomaterials, nanotechnology and novel process 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 already captured the imagination of many researchers and large corporations 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. Technitex. Textiles Intelligence. Tactile Technology

Medical / Health Care. Saeed Zahedi Wearable Medical Devices to Enhance Well-being Over the last 3 years, PDD has taken a leading role in humanizing technology, enabling independent living for an increasing population of elderly, diabetics and disabled people. Applications of advance technology have also been used in the creation of innovative products, aimed at improving well-being in the form of smart medical products. A key area of technology application has been in the creation of innovative interfaces, as well as the creation of advanced interactive designs. Use of textile patches with scaffold for delivery of drug has already been explored by Pharma industry. Application of advance technology for provision of safe and invisible control of diabetic using compact actuators integrated with electro textile membrane, power paper and biosensors are being explored by many leading device manufacturers. In order to focus the direction of future work towards interactive design and increase our knowledge base of wearable devices, PDD has funded a 2-year research programme in conjunction with UK government. The aim of the research programme is to understand the requirements of the medical devices, systems and products, which could enhance well-being, and facilitate independent living. Such products, for example, could be used for continuous monitoring of physiological parameters, integrated with smart diagnostic systems, providing alerts, prognosis and communication of key data through a telecare system to a specialist. Current research in electro textiles, knitted electrodes, biosensors in medical bio textiles scaffolds, Bioactive fibres, or the work by William Lee innovation centre have identified several routes for future product development. PDD’s programme aims to discover more about the potential applications of wearable medical devices, the required specification of materials, such as electro-textiles and other interfaces, which could be used for monitoring, Healing, alerting, controlling and communicating. Links to Research Bodies Working within the field of Health. My Heart, EU-funded project. Intelligent Health Garment Research. William Lee Inovation Centre, University of Manchester. Smartlife Technology Ltd. Vivometrics., Sensatex. NANOMATERIALS AND TEXTILES. Michael Pitkethly. Cenamps. When one is considering utilising nanomaterials in textiles much depends on what functionality is desired and the compatibility of the nanomaterial with the fibre material. The level of functionality is determined both by the specific properties of the material and also how it is incorporated with the fibre. The compatibility is determined in a large part by the surface chemistry of the particles and the production process used to make the nanomaterial. Manufacturing nanoparticles can be achieved through a wide variety of different routes, some of which have been around for many years, others which are far more recent. In essence there are four generic routes to make your nanoparticles; wet chemical, mechanical, form-in-place and gas phase synthesis. The resultant materials can have significantly different properties depending on the route chosen to fabricate them and some routes are more aligned with the fabrication of certain classes of materials. Wet chemical processes – these include colloidal chemistry, hydrothermal methods, sol-gels, and other precipitation processes. Essentially solutions of different ions are mixed in well defined quantities and under controlled conditions of heat, temperature and pressure to promote the formation of insoluble compounds which precipitate out of solution. It is possible to control particle size closely and to produce highly monodisperse materials. However, bound water molecules can be a problem when combining with hydrophobic materials and for sol-gel processing especially the yields can be quite low. Mechanical processes – these include grinding, milling and mechanical alloying techniques. Today the most common processes are either planetary mills or rotating ball mills. These are relatively cheap processes but there can be difficulties such as agglomeration of the powders, broad particle size distributions, contamination from the process equipment itself and it is very difficult to get to the very fine particle sizes. Commonly it is used for inorganics and metals but not organic materials. Form-in-place processes – these include lithography, vacuum deposition (PVD and CVD) and spray coatings. These processes are more geared to the production of nanostructured layers and coatings, and are not generally used for the fabrication of dry powders although some companies are beginning to exploit these processes. Gas Phase Synthesis – these include flame pyrolysis, electroexplosion, laser ablation, high temperature evaporation and plasma synthesis techniques. All these techniques rely on heating the feedstock material to above the boiling point to create a vapour and then rapidly quenching it to generate the nano particles. They are very suited to volume production and the production of a wide range of functional materials. This means that even highly refractory materials can be processed, however, these processes are not suitable for producing organic materials. From these production methods materials can be made that provide a range of properties including conductivity, magnetism, piezoelectric effects, colour, water repellency and anti-microbial activity. The incorporation with fibers to produce the functional fibers and hence textiles is often a closely guarded secret. However, processes have been developed to control the surface chemistry to enable the nano materials to be either incorporated either into the bulk or onto the surface of the fiber during fiber manufacture, or to coat the surface of existing fibers. Depending on the functionality desired different routes are preferable. Current and potential applications for fibers and textiles incorporating nano materials include stain resistant clothing, anti-odor for sportswear, anti-microbial medical textiles, conducting cloth, water repellent fabrics and textiles that can sense movement and wear, they may also be used to generate power to charge mobile devices. It is also entirely feasible to combine different functionalities in the same fibers, although this needs considerable further development. Many of these concepts are yet to be brought to market and more and more uses for these materials are being identified.
In 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 (Kuhn).
The new interactive fabrics were coined as“ Smart textiles".
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.
(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 fabrics in a way that retains the flexibility of the underlying textile. That technology could be used to create wall coverings or drapes that illuminate interiors in new ways.” Collie believes the next major breakthrough in making intelligent textiles is actuation. Actuation refers to technology that will enable textiles to move in response to stimulus — “to allow textiles to adapt their structure or properties to suit the environment..” Collie goes on to elaborate, “This might mean that the fibers can lengthen or shorten to make the fabric structure get looser or tighter…the surface of the fabric can change from water absorption to water repellent if it starts to rain!” Admittedly they're not there yet, but neither is anyone else. “That sort of thing will be available in 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 company lists a heavyweight roster of personnel highly experienced in innovation, product design, textiles, electronic and software development, manufacturing and marketing. Specializing in soft sensing and switching technology, their products are durable, washable, flexible and 100% fabric . Products featured at Techtextil 2005, an international trade show catering to the latest technologies in technical textiles and nonwovens included. A super thin keyboard that is “flexible and coffee-proof.” The keyboard is lightweight and can fold up to easily fit into a pocket or bag. A pressure sensitive five-button switch pad that can be discreetly integrated into the sleeve of a garment. The garment is equipped with built-in headphones and an iPod (portable digital audio players designed and marketed by 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 smart textiles have been predictable associated with all new ventures. 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 a smart textile. Successful design and development takes a panel of multidisciplinary professionals including textile scientists, polymer chemists, physicists, bioengineers , software engineers, consumer specialists and fashion designers. Finding a common meeting ground is only one of the challenges. With all the jargon associated with each field of expertise disregarding the intimidating technical terminology, it can be impossible to begin a working discourse. There is no doubt that bringing together skilled people from diverse professions, who can effectively communicate, is a hurdle that can't be dismissed. For the textile technologist, a host of challenges arise in the weaving room. It is often necessary to cut or weld the yarns within the electrical network. Today this process is done manually, slowing down the loom's running time. Some conductive yarns are in ribbon form. It is paramount that 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 the yarn. When used in the warp in conjunction with traditional yarns, differential yarn take-up can occur. In order to maintain consistent yarn take-up, the ribbon yarn must be fed from a separate creel or warp beam. Weaving fabrics with an electrical network veers from traditional manufacturing. Smart textiles are made in short runs - and precision and quality are of the utmost importance (Seyam). Product development is notoriously a costly and often fruitless endeavor. In a report by Michael Kanellos of CNET, Robin Shephard, CEO of Eleksen, spoke candidly about the trials and tribulations of product development. “For the first few years, the company…chased too many opportunities,” 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 might just pay off for Eleksen. Sales are finally climbing. "We will do several million dollars this year as compared to 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 special electronic features sell for as much as $3,000. With improved technology, developers expect to bring the retail price to less than 75% of that. Still, these are coveted unique products that make them premiere attractions for “stealing the coat right off my back,” an unfortunate reality. 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 such as a garment, some type of mobile power source is required. Stewart Collie of Canesis, says, “The size and weight of the power source required is a challenge for us, especially in portable applications. We are using conventional and rechargeable batteries, but also keeping an eye on any new developments in the field.” Some scientists are having success using light as the power source. Scientists in Germany have developed synthetic fibers that generate electricity when exposed to light. The researchers say the fibers could be woven into machine-washable clothes to make the ultimate in portable solar cells. The discovery may provide a big boost for developers of wearable computers. The only downside to this invention is that the power source is rendered dysfunctional in the dark. Regardless of the challenges, there are some exciting opportunities in the field of smart fabrics. As emphasized at TechTextil 2005 in May, the vast majority of commercially available products specialize in pressure-sensitive keypads and heating systems. No doubt, as the electronics and textile industries continue to make advancements, new innovative products which can respond and adjust to external stimuli will emerge. References: Collie, Stewart. Canesis Ltd, Little Lane llkley, LS29 8UG, United Kingdom. Gorix, href=""> Phillips. href="">, Kuhn, 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.
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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 who produces 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 really offer 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-elastic space 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 pending visco-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 allows body heat to ventilate out the mattress, while cooler air can flow back into the mattress. See 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 covers both 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) both use 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 same type 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 was able 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 the TempurPedic® 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 for more information about how their technology works. 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. The best that I, as well as the other Space Daily staff 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 decision about 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 for more information about how their technology works. Both mattress companies show their confidence in the longevity 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 patent pending 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
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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 throughout the night./b>
How the Temperflow™ Supports You Better Visco-elastic foam is the only substance which can make 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 Layer Design 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 circulation technology to keep your body temperature constant all night long. About Us | Mattress Comparisons | Dealers | FAQs | Guarantee | Innovation | Mattress Specs. | Ordering Information | Contact Us | Shipping Policy | Sleep Trial | Testimonials | Privacy | Terms and Conditions. Proudly Made in the U.S.A. BBBOnLine Reliability Seal © 2006 Relief Mart, Inc. All Rig.

Dr.Sigurd Wagner. Princeton University. New Jersey. Engineering Quadrangle, Olden Street Princeton, NJ 08544 Phone: 609.258.3500. Fax: 609.258.3745. * E-mail. * Home Page. Home. People. Department Contacts. Faculty. Images. Research. contact. Graduate Students. Undergraduate Students. Research Staff. Visitors. Admin. & Technical Staff. Academics. Research. Resources. Sigurd Wagner Professor of Electrical Engineering. Ph.D. 1968, University of Vienna. I am working on devices, processes, and materials for large-area electronics, which is also called macroelectronics or giant electronics. Macroelectronics includes flat panel displays, rigid, flexible or foldable, electronics shaped to cover irregular surfaces, electronic skin and e-textiles. My active device technology is based on thin-film silicon. My research interests stem from a career that began at the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1970, where I worked first within the 1 Kb RAM project, and then on new device applications for ternary chalcopyrite-type compound semiconductors and other novel electronic materials. In the course of this research I co-invented several new solar cells, of which the CuInSe2/CdS cell is in industrial production. As branch chief, I established between 1978 and 1980 the photovoltaic laboratory of the newly founded Solar Energy Research Institute at Golden, Colorado. In 1980 I joined Princeton University as professor of electrical engineering. My appointment in Princeton's Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials reflects my interest in electronic materials. I also hold an appointment in the Program in Plasma Science and Technology because of my work in plasma-enhanced deposition of silicon films. My participation in the Princeton Environmental Institute arises from an interest in environmental aspects of electrical engineering. I also am an associate of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination. I was born and raised in Austria, have held visiting appointments at the Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan, the University of Linz, Austria, and was a senior fellow of the Humboldt Foundation at the University of Constance, Germany. I have been active in the IEEE, the Materials Research Society, and the Electrochemical Society, am a fellow of the American Physical Society, of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. I am the author of over 450 publications and co inventor in thirteen U.S. patents. Google The Web Contact: Contents copyright © 2005 Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering All rights reserved.
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Home Page of Dr.Siguard Wagner. Nanocrystalline Si TFT Stretchable conductor Macroelectronics makes use of integrated circuits bigger than semiconductor wafers. Flat panel displays and medical X-ray sensors are current macroelectronic products. Sensor skin and e-textiles will serve as human/machine interfaces, and mechatronic materials will marry structural to electronic functions. Advanced macroelectronic technology is based on transistor backplanes made on flexible, shapeable, and elastic substrates. Macroelectronics are made by thin film techniques. The transistor backplane provides power, switching, computation and communication. The functional front plane is built on top of the backplane. The function may be a liquid crystal, a luminescent or light sensing device, a touch sensor or an actuator element. Encapsulation caps the structure and protects it. Because the functional layers may be only micrometers thick, the weight of macroelectronic systems is as light as their substrate and encapsulation will allow. Such thin active electronics also pose fascinating scientific challenges. We were first to introduce silicon transistors on flexible foils of glass (1995) and steel (1997), and have a long record of developing transistor technology on organic polymer substrates. All of these are entering industrial use. We have been helping companies start their transistor-on-plastic programs. Our novel combinations of silicon thin film electronics with foils of plastic, metal or glass also are beginning to find application outside of macroelectronics, for example, in tunable high-precision optical filters, very-low pressure sensors, and microfluidic chips. Updated on 28 January 2004.
GloWEAR High-Visibility Apperal. Cold & Foul Weather Apparel Technology and Tradition Warm to Each Other The need to keep dry during inclement weather is pretty universal; the ways in which people go about meeting that need are more individual. What all have in common is that they are outside—there's not much need for a poncho or parka indoors unless the roof is leaky—which is why surplus and outdoor retailers are particularly well suited to outfitting them against the elements. As your customers may have varying reasons for being outdoors in bad weather, their need also differ. A utility lineman and a mountain bicyclist may both be out in the same downpour, but the lineman will benefit from apparel that offers some degree of safety and visibility, while the cyclist will want apparel that does not impede his or her movement. Both of these customers' needs can be met. For work and play One option for meeting the requirements of the lineman comes in the form of the rain and thermal foul-weather gear Ergodyne introduced to GloWEAR High-Visibility Apparel line in late 2005. It's intended to shield workers from rain, sleet, snow, cold, and wind while keeping them standing out on the job with high-visibility, ANSI-certified materials. The collection includes a rain jacket, rain pant, thermal jacket, thermal pant, and a 4-in-1 jacket with detachable sleeves. Each item has a polyester weatherproof outer shell that uses a breathable PU material and ANSI 107-certified 3M Scotchlite reflective tape, according to Ergodyne. For cyclists who aren't going to let a drenching rain deter them, "soft-shell" apparel is a possibility. The term "soft-shell" describes outerwear that performs the tasks of two or more garments (generally the insulating and outer layers) in traditional layering systems. These jackets, vests, and pants are designed to be soft to the touch, highly water resistant, highly wind resistant, highly breathable, and more often than not, stretchable. The fabrics employed fall into three main categories: stretch wovens, laminated stretch wovens, and encapsulated fibers. There is, however, some tradeoff in terms of the garments not being completely waterproof. You can help steer your outdoors-loving customers to the rainwear that best suits their needs by asking them about the temperature range they expect to encounter, what type of precipitation they expect to encounter and how much of it, and what types of sporting activities they'll be engaged in while suited up. Military solutions The needs of other customer groups can be met more generally. The Extreme Cold Weather System (ECWS) format, developed for U.S. military personnel and now in its second generation, has taken its place in both the public-safety and commercial sectors. Although soldiers are the primary beneficiaries of ECWS wear, law-enforcement personnel also don ECWS clothing, and there are children's sizes of this type of apparel. W.L. Gore & Associates has staked plenty of opportunity in the strictly commercial sector as well. Its Windstopper shell insulated jackets, available from manufacturers such as Marmot and The North Face, are described as "completely windproof with maximum breathability. They provide maximum warmth by keeping warm air in and cold air out, while allowing perspiration to escape. "By allowing moisture vapor to escape, the Windstopper jacket wearer stays warm and comfortable longer without overheating," according to W.L. Gore. "In addition to the unique combination of windproofness and maximum breathability, Windstopper garments are water resistant to shed snow, ice, light rain and other moisture. As the ECWS format had made inroads into the civilian clothing market, so too has the Protective Combat Uniform (PCU), an interchangeable 15-piece, seven-level ensemble developed by the Special Operations Forces Special Projects Team at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, MA. The Soldier Systems Center describes the seven levels of the PCU as follows: * Level 1. "A durable, silkweight Polartec Power Dry fabric worn next to the skin wicks away moisture and dries fast. It consists of a crew neck T-shirt and boxer shorts, or is available in long-sleeve top with invisible zipper and pants, built for comfort and minimal weight." * Level 2. "A long-sleeve shirt and pants made from Polartec Power Dry fabric are worn next to the skin for extra warmth in extreme conditions, but still wicks away moisture quickly from skin and dries fast. An inserted side panel of Polartec X-Static fabric enhances fit and flexibility. "The top has a front 15-inch zip for extra venting and a soft lining around the collar. Comfort features include an articulated side seam on the pants to minimize chafe on the kneecap." * Level 3. "An insulative mid-layer jacket made from Polartec Thermal Pro fabric is water-repellent yet breathable. It is worn as an outer jacket in mild temperatures or as a heavy insulative layer in extreme cold. Seamless shoulders minimize chafe, which are then lined for extra warmth and padding for heavy pack straps." * Level 4. "The soft windshirt is made from an encapsulated microfiber that repels water but also breathes for a variety of conditions. It's designed to pair with a next-to-skin layer for intense activity in cooler temperatures or with the Level 5 soft shell as a mid-layer. It stuffs into its own pocket for easy packing." * Level 5. "The key to the entire system, this soft shell fabric jacket and pants are made with fibers encapsulated with silicone that are highly stretchable, windproof, water repellant and breathable. They are paired with Level 1 or 2 next-to-skin layers, ready for any cold weather aerobic activity." * Level 6. "A lightweight waterproof and coated nylon hard shell is slightly oversized to fit easily and quickly over gear. The jacket features water-resistant zippers and armpit zips for maximum ventilation, pocket openings to quickly access inside layers and a hood that incorporates a stiff brim. The pants borrow the same design from Level 5 but provide waterproof protection." * Level 7. "For extreme conditions, this lightweight, loft-insulated level in a jacket, vest and pants has the feel of down but retains its warmth when wet. Silicone-encapsulated fabric sheds water and is paired with Primaloft insulation for maximum warmth while the liner pulls away moisture." This Story Printer Friendly.
Photonic textiles Philips demonstrates photonic textiles that turn fabric into intelligent displays Options + Search Research + Printable version of this page + Email this page Berlin, Germany -- At the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) 2005, Philips is demonstrating photonic textiles—fabrics that contain lighting systems and can therefore serve as displays. With the development of this new and unusual technology, Philips Research is pointing the way toward a new age in the long history of textiles. At first glance, objects such as clothing, towels, upholstery, and drapes would seem unlikely places on which to place intelligent and interactive systems. Yet these low-tech objects figure prominently in our lives. By integrating flexible arrays of multicolored light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into fabrics—and doing so without compromising the softness of the cloth—Philips Research is bringing these inert objects to life. To meet the challenge of creating light-emitting cloth objects that retain their softness, Philips Research and textile institute TITV Greiz have developed an interconnecting substrate made entirely of cloth. Researchers from Philips have also created flexible and drapable substrates from plastics and films. On these substrates, the researchers have placed passive matrices of compact RGB LED packages. The pixelated luminaires with relatively large distance between the RGB pixels have been embedded in such everyday objects as cushions, backpacks, and floor mats. Since the fabric material covering the miniature light sources naturally diffuses light, each pixel seems bigger than it actually is. The LEDs, therefore, remain small and unobtrusive, while the fabric retains its soft look and feel. Photonic textiles can also be made interactive. Philips has achieved interactivity by incorporating sensors (such as orientation and pressure sensors) and communication devices (such as Bluetooth, GSM) into the fabric. The results of these innovations are as various and promising as they are novel. Photonic textiles open up a wide range of applications in the fields of ambient lighting, communication, and personal health care. Photonic textiles are still young business. Even at this early stage, however, Philips envisions partnerships with interior and apparel brands that see the potential of photonic textiles to revolutionize the very concept of fabric. The demonstration at IFA is also meant to show the opportunities offered by this technology and to gain customers’ and visitors’ feedback on these options. Photonic textiles An interconnecting, flexible substrate with a matrix of red, green and blue LEDs is the fundamental building block of application prototypes of photonic textiles. Photonic textiles Applied in soft fabric, the light from the small pixels diffuses, resulting in more or less continuous light-emitting soft surface.
Lighting (fabrics).Philip's. Research on interactive light-emitting systems used in textiles. The resulting drapeable luminaire structures open up a wide range of innovative lighting applications in the fields of atmosphere providing, illumination and indication
January 6, 2003 E-Fabrics to Smarten Up Shoes and Sheets By Katrina C. Arabe Electrotextiles may one day bring us body-monitoring shoes and bomb-detecting sheets, but for now, technology developers must tie up a few loose threads. Electronic textiles or "electrotextiles" are promising to jazz up everything from shoes to shower curtains. Made from such wire- and electronic device-woven fabrics, footwear may soon tell us how fast we're running or how rapidly our heart is racing. Curtains could change hues, and shirts could play music. Indeed, at the Materials Research Society meeting in Boston last month, e-textiles were all the rage. In fact, aside from being the next fashion craze or curiosity, these fabrics also have crime-stopping potential. Laid out in walkways or buildings, large-area e-textiles can record footfalls, detect biochemical agents and nab smugglers. And for the U.S. military, these e-fabrics—which can collect environmental and biomedical data—could mean superior protection for future soldiers from enemies and the elements. But there are still wrinkles to iron out. For one, e-fabrics are too stiff to be wearable. "I'm sick of looking at e-textiles that are circuits, and not textiles," says Maggie Orth, CEO of Massachusetts-based International Fashion Machines (IFM), an MIT Media Lab startup that's working on e-textiles. The conductive fibers in these textiles must not only bend and bunch, like that of any cloth, but also withstand the turbulence of a washing machine, the jabbing of a sewing machine needle and the snapping of threads. And with all these concerns collaring in the technology, many at the MRS meeting concede that e-textiles may be more useful for industry than for apparel. Even researchers from DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, admit that currently e-textiles would be as impractical for soldiers in warfare as suits of armor. Instead, DARPA researcher Elana Ethridge suggests using e-fabrics in battlefield parafoil, a parachute-like material found in kites and paragliders. A parafoil made from e-textiles would be much more precise, she says, adjusting to fluctuating winds and temperatures by changing shape or texture, for steering. And because electrotextiles may be able to do more than receive and transmit electrical signals, Ethridge sees their potential in explosion detection. In fact, DARPA is developing a sheet interspersed with sensors that can be rolled out like a tarpaulin to protect certain areas. Such sensor-studded sheets could detect nearby explosions, sense biochemical agents and even activate the shutdown of affected areas. In earthquake zones, says Ethridge, these large-area e-fabrics could tell us how well a building or other structure is holding up. In addition, they could be spread out just below a street or pavement to keep tabs on vehicle or pedestrian traffic because they can be made as long as required, says John Muth, an associate professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. However, these tarpaulin-like e-textiles and embedded sensor arrangements also pose some technical problems. For example, in a sensor-studded smart carpet, "signal attenuation (or reduction in strength) and the ability to form reliable interconnections present serious challenges," says Muth. Present telecommunications standards could take care of radio frequency interference and other concerns, says Muth. In addition, he says, engineers could develop fabrics composed of several layers—just like current microprocessors and circuit boards—"to incorporate power and data transmission on different levels." Another snag in e-fabric development is the shortage of flexible display technologies, says Orth from IFM, which is talking to Nike about making training sneakers that monitor your heart rate, hydration, blood sugar levels and even your running speed by changing color. "We have the means to collect and transmit the data, but not to display it," she says. Fortunately, Orth's shoes may be given a running start by a new development at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (see Are Silicon's Days Numbered?). Chemist Beng Ong and colleagues have recently developed printed organic electronic transistors that he says are durable enough to supplant the silicon integrated circuits in LCDs. And these transistors are likely to be featured in monitors and other devices within three to five years. In fact, such organic circuits, which can be sprayed on thin plastic sheets, may be just what we need to make flexible gadgets like roll-up televisions. "When the electronics become flexible enough that we can watch videos on the backs of people's T-shirts, then we'll really have something to talk about," says Raymond Oliver, a senior research fellow at Imperial Chemical Industries. For now, we'll have to wait a few seasons for chameleon shirts, smart underwear and toasty, thermal garments. Sources: Shoes and Sheets Get Wired. Philip Ball. Nature, Dec. 6, 2002. E-Fabrics Still Too Stiff to Wear. Mark Baard.
CARBON FIBER FOR "Boeing 787". Dream Liner. July 12, 2007 Carbon Fiber is Taking Off... Again By T. D. Clark You'd be hard-pressed to classify carbon fiber as an exciting new material. It sure can be exciting, but truth be told, this stuff has been around for awhile. Yet exciting developments indicate that the use of carbon fiber as a safe and efficient compound to build the unthinkable continues to gain traction. The most recent — not to mention biggest — pro carbon fiber news item arrives in the shape of what has become the most popular jetliner Boeing has ever launched. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jet, which debuted earlier this month before 15,000 onlookers. As of last week, the Chicago aerospace company had accumulated 642 orders from 46 airline customers by promising that a combination of lightweight carbon-fiber composite building materials and fuel-sipping engines will make the plane 20 percent less costly to operate and a third less expensive to maintain than current long-haul jetliners. The orders for the plane total about $100 billion at list prices — or, as The Wall Street Journal describes it, “roughly equal to the gross domestic product of New Zealand.” (The orders also mean up to 1,200 final assembly jobs at Boeing, a figure that doesn’t take into account the suppliers where 70 percent of the Dreamliner will be built.) Boeing officials hope that last week's extravagant roll-out befits a plane that could be a game-changer in aviation, much the way the first U.S. passenger jet, Boeing’s 707, redefined aviation in the 1960s (by enabling airlines to fly to far-flung destinations more quickly than propeller-driven planes, allowing carriers to offer economy seating for the first time and making air travel more affordable). Boeing’s strategy with the 787 has been to make a light, efficient, smaller-scale jet to appeal to carriers concerned about costs. As such, among the other innovations, the company is making the wings out of carbon-fiber composite instead of metal. This marks the first large passenger jet to have more than half of its structure made of composite materials, carbon fibers meshed together with epoxy, instead of aluminum sheets.** Although the plane is not yet ready to fly (It starts flying passengers in May 2008), last week’s roll-out ceremony marked the first time airline customers and the public were able to touch and feel commercial aviation’s first large carbon-fiber jetliner, a main wing and fuselage (body) of which are made entirely out of the material. Other than the fact that this is aviation’s first large carbon-fiber jetliner, what makes this news so special? For starters, BusinessWeek claims the use of carbon-fiber composites will ultimately replace that of aluminum in future commercial airplane programs, thus “opening new possibilities for increased fuel efficiency, better environmental quality and improved passenger comfort.” Even Northwest Airlines CEO Douglas Steenland says “it will change air travel.” Northwest has 18 Dreamliners on order, with options to order 50 more. In total, 47 customers have ordered a record 677 Dreamliners since its launch in 2004. Here’s why, according to BusinessWeek: • The 787 is the first large commercial jet to incorporate an all-composite fuselage and wing — about 50 percent of the plane is made from carbon-fiber materials. The lighter-weight materials combined with advances in jet-engine technologies have resulted in an airplane that will use 20 percent less fuel than similar-size aircraft. • Plastics don’t corrode like aluminum, thus eliminating some required and costly airframe inspections and repairs. Boeing estimates such costs will be reduced by 30 percent over the life of the aircraft — a huge potential savings for airline operators. 787carbonfiberfuselage.jpg(Picture elsewhere please) A disassembled carbon fiber fuselage section of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Credit: Wikipedia If the design works as planned, analysts say, composites will revolutionize aircraft as dramatically as the industry’s shift from wood to metal 80 years ago. (BusinessWeek also mentions other important airplane parts that are currently being re-designed with carbon fiber in mind so be sure to check it out. It certainly makes one think of the endless possibilities this versatile material is capable of building.) Since the introduction of the fiber into common commercial use a few decades ago, carbon fiber has become one of the leading materials used in Formula 1 car production. There is also growing demand for carbon-fiber composites from industrial markets such as deep-water oil platforms, construction, CNG and hydrogen storage tanks, as well as marine and automotive applications, according to Further, much has been said about the potential for carbon fiber use in wind energy systems. “The driver for its use is the need to optimize stiffness-to-weight as wind turbine designers increase blade length (and rotor swept area) to make turbines more cost-effective,” according to High-Performance Composites. The market price of carbon fiber saw a 150 percent increase during 2005, primarily due to increased use in the civil aerospace industry. Allocation and contracts to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and Airbus’ A350 XWB caused supply constraints, and suppliers raised prices to suit. The carbon fiber industry was seemingly unprepared for the demand spike caused by both the commercial aircraft industries and the Pentagon. As such, producers have addressed increasing their capacities aggressively. Still, demand continues growing faster, and according to Fibre Glast Developments, “a few big users are squeezing smaller users, even smaller industries, right out.” **While the 787 is certainly an ambitious deployment of carbon-fiber composite, according to the Wired Science Blog, “it ain’t the first commercial attempt. That honor seems to go to the Beech Starship. ‘Even though only 53 were ever made, [it] was certainly a production aircraft … It was made entirely, wings and all, of carbon fiber,’” a reader wrote in.
Dr. Orth's new technology is part of an emerging wave: weaving all sorts of intelligence into textiles, including the ability to detect dangerous chemicals, sanitize themselves, and serve as communication networks. Applications run the gamut, from health and sporting goods to sophisticated combat uniforms. It's a field – variously known as smart fabrics, e-textiles, wearable computers, or intelligent textiles – that many anticipate will become one of the next hot drivers of the American economy. Advocates also expect it to propel technology forward in general, because its applications are so diverse. "It is a much different way of thinking about a digital or computer medium," says Orth, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab and cofounder of a company called International Fashion Machines in Cambridge, Mass. "Electronic textiles still are at a 'black art' stage. But this industry is in a growth period." Orth says some of the technology will begin to be commercialized within the next three years. "Society in the next 10 to 15 years will involve people being surrounded by electronic gadgets with ambient intelligence," says Werner Weber, senior director of corporate research and emerging technologies at Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany. The firm is developing electronics to be used in smart textile applications for consumers. "The wearable electronics will be woven in, so customers don't have to think about manuals." Orth's company is working on a technology called "electronic plaid." The fabric contains electronic wires and tiny capsules of a special thermochromatic ink that get darker or lighter as they are heated or cooled. As the wrinkles get smoothed out of the technology, it could be used in shoes, jewelry, or handbags with designs that change colors. Cubicle walls, point-of-purchase signs, and even camouflage fabrics for the military are other possible applications. In the more distant future, it might even be possible to change the color of a pair of pants from dark to white if, say, you are traveling from a cold to a hot climate. Currently, the electronics can control up to 64 yarns at a time, each able to turn light or dark. "We're working on getting each to turn a third color," Orth says, noting the large variety of colors that would allow. Listen to your jacket If some products would make a visual impression, others might catch your attention through sound. Infineon Technologies, a major semiconductor productmaker, has helped develop an experimental jacket with an integrated MP3 player. A flexible woven inch-wide ribbon carries sound to the MP3 player's headphones. A more integrated MP3 version of the jacket is in the works. Such electronic ribbon also might be used for wireless communications, for example, to locate a hiker trapped under snow in an avalanche. Another main project for the company is developing new technology that can use body heat as a low-power energy source that might be able to run a watch. Miniature thermogenerators can exploit the few degrees of difference between the outside temperature of the human body and the surrounding air by converting the heat into electrical energy, Dr. Weber explains. The technological possibilities for fabric are, of course, of great interest to the US military. The armed forces have been experimenting with weaving computer and communications technology into uniforms. Future combat dress also might keep soldiers warm and fight off germs, and eventually detect and fight chemical and other dangerous agents. Soldier of the future Much of the smart-fabric, "soldier of the future" research is centered at the US Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass. There, scientists and technologists are tackling a variety of textiles that can transport power and information. One example is a soldier sticking his or her intelligent glove finger into water to see if it is safe to drink. The soldier could communicate with others either by a fabric keyboard that might be unrolled from the pocket of a uniform, or simply sewn or woven in as part of the uniform's sleeve. If electronics and optical technologies could be integrated successfully into textiles, there could be a striking improvement in battlefield communications. One such project, the Battle Dress Uniform, gives soldiers camouflage and environmental protection, but it also may become a wearable electronic network to send and receive data. The Soldier Systems Center already has collaborated with Foster-Miller Inc., a Waltham, Mass., engineering and technology company, to develop a fabric-based version of a Universal Serial Bus cable. USB cables are in common use in today's office and household computers to connect to the Internet, among other things. Normally stiff, heavy, and coated with plastic, the USB cable has been transformed into something thin, flexible, and wearable with flat connectors. Making the connection Embedding electronics into clothing used in harsh, dangerous environments is no small task. Already, a combat-ready soldier carries 35 pounds or more of weapons and provisions, and each new technology, whether it be a head-mounted display or an antenna that runs up the soldier's back or around his or her waist as a long belt, adds weight. Such new technology potentially could double the load for today's combat soldier. That's one of the reasons lightweight and flat fabric technology is of such keen interest to the military. Future-warrior systems include global positioning systems, combat identification sensors, monitors, chemical detectors, and electronically controlled weapons, all connected to the soldier's computer to provide instant access to information. But getting the wires, and more futuristic technologies such as optics, into uniforms and smart vests, and making them easy to use, is challenging. Wires must be flexible enough to be comfortable, carry signals, be safe to the soldier, and not give away his or her position, which is why the Natick group is shying away from wireless technologies and leaning toward "wiring" soldiers. Optical technologies must use cables that do not bend much, because the signal will be interrupted. And then there are the connectors that attach the wires among the various computing devices so they can communicate. "The goal is to provide the soldier with executable functions that require the fewest possible actions on his or her part to initiate a response to a situation in combat by using intelligent textiles," says James Fairneny, an electrical engineer and project manager at the Natick lab. Mr. Fairneny's group is looking at different ways to make electronic equipment more integral to textiles, and then to manufacture them. Much of the technology is at least six to eight years away from practical use, he says. "We need to make the antennae and other electronics as unobtrusive as possible to the soldier," he says, adding that the new technologies will require training for use. Threat detectors The US Army also is collaborating with MIT, having recently promised the university $50 million for a new Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. The aim is to improve soldiers' protection and ability to survive using new tiny technologies to detect threats, and automatically treat some medical conditions. The Army isn't the only branch of the military actively developing smart textiles. The US Navy funded a project in 1996 that eventually turned into the Smart Shirt, a product commercialized by SensaTex Inc. in Atlanta, with technology from Georgia Tech Research Corp. The T-shirt functions like a computer, with optical and conductive fibers integrated into the garment. It can monitor the vital signs, such as heart rate and breathing, of wearers, including law enforcement officers, military personnel, astronauts, infants, and elderly people living alone. But for consumers, antibacterial and antimicrobial polymers may end up having the broadest applications. These new materials could find their way into everything from socks and children's clothing to soldiers' uniforms, and from surgical gowns to countertops and refrigerators that can fight off germs. Gregory Tew, assistant professor in the department of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his colleagues are devising molecules that act in much the same way as cells in the human body to combat germs. In addition to embedding such molecules, called polymers and oligomers, into clothing, they could be put into paints and coatings. This could, for example, keep barnacles from adhering to vessels, and prevent ceramic tiles in the bathroom from mildewing. "We think we can make a material that will be cost-effective and nontoxic," says Dr. Tew. "And it will be resistant to water and detergents. It has the potential to keep surfaces and materials permanently antiseptic." The College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, has been working on a flame-retardant compound that could be used in children's clothing or toys, as well as soldiers' uniforms or even Formula One car racing suits. Alan Tonelli, professor of polymer science at the college, says one application could be spraying polymer-based clothing onto emergency workers going into a fire or dangerous chemical spill – almost like spraying on a cocoon of protective fabric that later could be removed. "Body scanners already can measure and make a garment to fit you perfectly," Dr. Tonelli says. "But we could put this into a portable machine for a hazardous-materials crew, or even use it to cover up a dangerous spill in the future." Making smart fabrics affordable, workable, and user friendly is still some years off, most in the field acknowledge. But one thing is certain. When they arrive, people will think twice before balling up their dirty "smart clothes" and throwing them on the floor. HUMAN WATTAGE: Infineon has developed a thermo-generator chip that can produce enough electricity to run a watch, using the difference between the body's temperature and the surrounding air.
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Fabric with Ears. By Laurie Ann Toupin Contributing Editor. design news. December 2,2002. I hate to shop. I especially dislike it during the holidays. But if any store at the mall had a sale on these new e-textiles, I might consider going. This electronic cloth, interwoven with microelectronics, serves as a large detection array that pinpoints sources of faint sounds. Co-investigators Robert Parker and Mark Jones at the University of Southern California School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute in Los Angeles, CA, embedded arrays of small, standalone detectors into fabrics that communicate with each other by wires. Existing prototype fabrics have discrete electronics attached after the normal weaving process, says Parker. But the goal is to eventually produce individual yarns that provide an electronic function such as a battery power source or a transistor array; a sensor of environmental conditions such as temperature or airborne toxins; or an actuator such as a synthetic muscle. In the immediate future, Parker expects these fabrics to be sewn into parachutes or tents for the military where they could be used for surveillance missions or to detect distant vehicles moving on battlefields. "These yarns are conceived to be very thin and flexible and able to be woven into the cloth on a loom in a standard high-volume cloth manufacturing process," says Parker. The type of fabric chosen would be determined by its final use and could vary from cottons for shirts to heavy canvas or Kevlar for heavy-duty military applications. "Although early work focuses on acoustic sensing, think of future wearable fabrics with integrated cell phones, navigation systems, or personal warning systems," says Parker. "Think of your shirt or slacks 'interacting' with the environment as you pass through it. Think of walking into a mall and your shirt tells you where you can get that special gift item that has been on your 'must get' list for months." Now that may be enough to even get me into the malls! For more information, contact: Robert Parker by FAX at (703) 812-3712 or e-mail:
Wearable Computing Gets Dressed for Success. With rapid miniaturization and continuous increases in computing power, the quest for a truly mobile platform has enabled researchers to move beyond the laptop and even the palmtop to develop what is termed as the wearable computer. This revolutionary always on computer constantly interacts with the environment to enable users to seamlessly access information in real time without having to interrupt any of their current activities. Significant advances in several related areas such as smart/embedded electronics, electronic textiles, display systems, and processors have increased the adoptability of wearable computing to such an extent that it can now be used in many exciting real-world applications. Context awareness is another area garnering increasing attention as researchers attempt to create a context-specific solution that could further enhance the capability of the wearable computer. Due to advances in processing power, improved form factor, and the development of conductive textiles (that is, e-textiles), the computer has well and truly become wearable, remarks the analyst of this research service. Conductive fibers that can transmit both data and power, advanced processors that are able to strike a balance between performance as well as power consumption, and printable electronics are the true enabling technologies driving this advance in computing. However, high costs and concerns about return on investment (ROI) are currently casting a shadow on the future acceptability of wearable computing from a commercial perspective. Tremendous Technology Advances in Related Areas Boost Wearable Computing Some of the key areas of interest associated with wearable computing include context awareness and e-textiles due to their huge potential in improving the functionality of this technology. Context awareness refers to the sensitivity of the system to temporal and spatial information and aims to provide users with only the most useful information. A complex array and network of sensors as well as wireless devices work together to make this possible, continuously updating users with information based on their current location in space and time. Thus, users gain greater freedom as well as more time to perform purely productive activities. In the smart/e-textiles area, researchers have been able to develop an intelligent fabric capable of transmitting data as well as power. The ability to embed sensors in clothing provides a means of measuring vital signs of individuals and transmitting the same wirelessly to remote centers, says the analyst. This enables not only healthcare facilities, but also the military to keep a close watch on patients and army personnel, respectively. E-textile technology also holds great potential in patient monitoring as well as in enhancing the effectiveness with which medication is provided to patients. For more information visit
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NTC - INDIA To Revamp 2 mills Through PPP. 13 Apr, 2007 - India National Textile Corporation (NTC) has identified two mills in Tamil Nadu- Coimbatore Spinning and Weaving Mills and Sri Sarada Mills of Coimbatore - for modernisation. NTC will modernise the two mills through a joint venture by creating special purpose vehicles (SPVs) based on the public-private partnership (PPP) model. NTC will hold 51 percent stake in the proposed SPVs, while the remaining stake will be offered to strategic partners along with management participation. NTC will spin off the mills into SPVs to which the assets will be transferred on outright sale or long-term lease basis. How do we get the details. The land value of the two mills is estimated at Rs150-200 crore each. NTC has already invited expressions of interest for the joint venture. No Advertisement in any leading News Papers.
China consumed 37% of World textile Fibres in 2004 becoming the top consumer of manmade Fibre/yarn and cotton in the World. It produced 32% of global Fibres in that year. China accounts for 55% of total polyester production in the World, 41% of viscose, 31% of cotton, 25% of acrylic and 17% of nylon. During the period 2000 to 2004, it appetite to consume manmade Fibre was roaring at a rate of 17% per annum a bit faster than the 15% increase clocked in the 1990s. The other major consumers of manmade Fibre were USA, West Europe, India and Taiwan who together consumed 27% of World’s Fibre production. Taiwan was the second largest producer and a major exporter of manmade Fibre in 2004. During the year, its exports accounted for 43% of domestic production. India has become a net exporter of manmade Fibre in 2004. Among the 11 countries under the study, China, USA, West Europe and Pakistan were net importers of manmade Fibre while, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and India were net exporters. China, USA, India, Pakistan and Brazil were major producers of cotton in 2004. They together accounted for 74% of global production. The major importers of cotton were China, Turkey and Pakistan in 2004 while USA, Uzbekistan and Australia were major cotton exporters.

World Fiber Demand & Supply:- The “World Fibre – Trends in Demand and Supply” is the first compendium from YarnsandFibres presenting the demand and supply trends in manmade Fibre industry. The compilation covers all major Fibre producing countries accounting for 87% of global production and 81% in consumption. Time series on trends from 1990 to 2004 on production, imports, exports and apparent consumption is presented country-wise for 11 countries including all major Asian countries, USA and West Europe. This attempts to place in perspective, the trends witnessed in manmade Fibres since 1990 with regards to production, consumption and trade. The presentation is made through descriptive analysis of the trends and changes in Fibre industry with detailed tabulation in various permutation and combinations and graphical presentation. The purpose of this compendium is to serve as a basic information infrastructure for textile companies and to all those who are related to Fibres and yarns industry. The compendium will also serve as a ready to use reference and the presentation help easy and quick consumption of the information. The Report is divided into three sections: Global View, Fibre View and Producer / Consumer View. The first section covers World production of manmade and natural Fibres for the period 1980 to 2004. This section covers time series on production of polyester - with its two streams the staple Fibre and filament yarn, nylon – staple Fibre and filament yarn, viscose – staple Fibre and filament yarn and acrylic staple Fibre. Among the natural Fibres, the report covers production of cotton, wool and silk. The aggregation is done for each of Fibre group namely manmade Fibre – cellulosic and synthetic, and natural Fibres. They are further aggregated into total Fibres production. Also tabulations on year-on-year percentages changes and each Fibre/yarn’s share in respective segment are presented. The second section covers details on each Fibre with a view of presenting major producers and consumers of individual Fibre/yarn. Here, it covers production, demand and trade (imports and exports) of each Fibre/yarn distributed by countries. The countries are China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, Malaysia, USA and West Europe. Tabulation also includes year-on-year percentage changes of each indicator, each countries’ share in World aggregate. The third section is the Producer/Consumer view containing profile of each country by the Fibre or yarn they produce trade and consume. This covers time series on production, import, export and consumption for the period 1990 to 2004. An analytical view covers tabulations on year-on-year percentage changes in all the indicators, the Fibre/yarn’s export intensity in terms of domestic production and the country’s dependence on import in relation with its domestic consumption. The report will be useful at all levels of decision makers and particularly, handy for textile corporate and business planner. The data on manmade Fibre and natural Fibre is available in myriad of sources. We have collated the data from best and authentic sources after verifying the same with industry peers. In our endeavor to serve our clients, we shall release the next report in 2006 with updated data for 2005 and also incorporating projection over the period of next five years. Table of Contents. Preface Section I The World Fibres Global Fibres: An Overview Table 1.1 World Fibre Production Table 1.2 World Cellulosic Fibre Production Section I The World Fibres Global Fibres: An Overview Table 1.1 World Fibre Production Table 1.2 World Cellulosic Fibre Production Table 1.3 World Synthetic Fibre Production Table 1.4 World Natural Fibre Production Section II The Fibre View Polyester: An Overview Table 2.1.1 Polyester (S+F) Production Table 2.1.2 Polyester (S+F) Imports Table 2.1.3 Polyester (S+F) Exports Table 2.1.4 Polyester (S+F) Apparent consumption Table 2.1.5 Polyester Staple Fibre Production Table 2.1.6 Polyester Staple Fibre Imports Table 2.1.7 Polyester Staple Fibre Exports Table 2.1.8 Polyester Staple Fibre Apparent Consumption Table 2.1.9 Polyester Filament Yarn Production Table 2.1.10 Polyester Filament Yarn Imports Table 2.1.11 Polyester Filament Yarn Exports Table 2.1.12 Polyester Filament Yarn Apparent Consumption Nylon: An Overview Table 2.2.1 Nylon (S+F) Production Table 2.2.2 Nylon (S+F) Imports Table 2.2.3 Nylon (S+F) Exports Table 2.2.4 Nylon (S+F) Apparent Consumption Table 2.2.5 Nylon Staple Fibre Production Table 2.2.6 Nylon Staple Fibre Imports Table 2.2.7 Nylon Staple Fibre exports Table 2.2.8 Nylon Staple Fibre Apparent Consumption Table 2.2.9 Nylon Filament Yarn Production Table 2.2.10 Nylon Filament Yarn Imports Table 2.2.11 Nylon Filament Yarn Exports Table 2.2.12 Nylon Filament Yarn Apparent Consumption Acrylic: An Overview Table 2.3.1 Acrylic Staple Fibre Production Table 2.3.2 Acrylic Staple Fibre Imports Table 2.3.3 Acrylic Staple Fibre Exports Table 2.3.4 Acrylic Staple Fibre Apparent Consumption Viscose: An Overview Table 2.4.1 Viscose (S+F) Production Table 2.4.2 Viscose (S+F) Imports Table 2.4.3 Viscose (S+F) Exports Table 2.4.4 Viscose (S+F) Apparent Consumption Table 2.4.5 Viscose Staple Fibre Production Table 2.4.6 Viscose Staple Fibre Imports Table 2.4.7 Viscose Staple Fibre exports Table 2.4.8 Viscose Staple Fibre Apparent Consumption Table 2.4.9 Viscose Filament Yarn Production Table 2.4.10 Viscose Filament Yarn Imports Table 2.4.11 Viscose Filament Yarn Exports Table 2.4.12 Viscose Filament Yarn Apparent Consumption Cotton: An Overview Table 2.5.1 Area Under Cotton Cultivation Table 2.5.2 Cotton Production Table 2.5.3 Cotton Imports Table 2.5.4 Cotton Exports Table 2.5.5 Cotton Consumption Section III The Producer-Consumer View
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
USA: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 Consumption
Pakistan:An Overview.
Table 3.10.1 Fibre Industry Table 3.10.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.10.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.10.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.10.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent Consumption Malaysia: An Overview Table 3.11.1 Fibre Industry Table 3.11.2 Manmade Fibre Production Table 3.11.3 Manmade Fibre Imports Table 3.11.4 Manmade Fibre Exports Table 3.11.5 Manmade Fibre Apparent Consumption COST OF THIS BOOK IS Euro.300.00 Phone - Mumbai - 2266101050

Smart textiles in Pakistan.
Value addition in smart textiles.
Date: 31/07/2006 Dawn, July 31, 2006:THE lack of technological advancement in Pakistan has restricted cottons presence in home textiles. These days when textile fibrous materials are becoming an integral component in bridges, architecture, combat vehicles, automotives, aeroplanes, medical implants, protective wears against bullet, shock, radiation and heat, the idea of perceiving textiles only for party dresses, suiting or bed sheets appears too narrow.The revenue contribution of textile sector in Pakistan does not come from export of textile processing machines or chemicals; it comes from the export of garments, clothing, and textiles where cotton is the sourcing material.The potential of textile articles had only been realised or discussed in home textiles, and many of the higher-value added textiles (smart textiles) received little or no attention, and are therefore imported. Our import of such articles is in textile and clothing products that are used in defence, medical, protective and safety applications etc.The value of home textile articles weighing 10 kg would hardly be equivalent to 100 kg value of smart textile article, Most of the major cotton producing and textile exporting countries have done much in developing smart textiles. However, there is a lot needed to be included in this category.An appreciation of the advancement made in smart performance and application of textile articles is definitely interesting for those learning and working in the area of smart textiles and at the same time it indicates the directions currently pursued in smart textile research and development.The interesting nature of such applications creates a level of appreciation that helps in supporting the research for high- performance textiles. Smart textiles or high-performance textiles are desired to exhibit engineered characteristics for selective purposes. For example, we cannot expect an ordinary textile product to retard fire, and harmful radiation, however high- performance textiles, can offer such attributes.The unique combination of properties like flexibility, softness, permeability, strength, thermal, and electrical resistance of textiles provides several reasons to attract the innovation interest for research and development. Such combination of properties is not seen in several other materials including metal, ceramic, plastic, wood, glass, paper etc.It has resulted in attractive interdisciplinary applications of textiles where electronic textiles set interesting examples. The time has come when user will see the electronics that are wearable and water- washable.Electronic textiles (e-textiles) are textile fabrics with electronics and interconnections woven in their structure. They possess physical flexibility and size not known in conventional electronics.Components and interconnections are intrinsic to the fabric structure with reduced chance to be seen, tangled together or snagged by the surroundings. Thinking for electronics that can be draped over a vehicle or a tank is achievable using textile fabrics.The use of fabric as station to deploy electrical components results in wearable electrical/ computing devices. It makes easier to move with computing devices costing less consumption of human energy and efforts. Moreover the flexibility of fabric provides the opportunity to modify the shape for conforming new requirements of applications. The relative position of components including sensors, actuators, processing elements can be altered.Research studies at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University indicated that future studies and advancement in the area of electronic textiles would introduce numerous applications ranging from simple computing devices to advanced protective and sensing textiles. Embedded system technologies and smart materials can be integrated and interfaced in e- textiles; such design will accommodate hardware and software applications.The design process of an e- textile should appreciate the complexity, cost, and effectiveness of system. This process must be based on a set of percept derived from experience and developing concepts. Software/ hardware architecture of an e- textile using defined percept would facilitate the future research, and produce applicable models. An understanding of theories, fabrics, embedded conductive threads/ fibres, and the connections in electronics and fabric are significant in producing a prototype.Computing elements, sensors, and actuators can be seamlessly configured in known textile products such as shirts, hats, parachutes, and blankets. Sophisticated fibre technology is introducing new fibres that may function as batteries, durable wires, and speakers. The current research and innovation in e- textiles is addressing the matters in computing the infrastructure, and examining the applications.An example is the acoustic beam-former that senses the presence of a large vehicle and report its position and direction of motion. The system receives acoustic data through microphones and processes it, and communicates the result to outside world or peer system.Electronics and computer peripherals are now available in market and a stream of electronic items is expected to emerge that are soft, compact, flexible and portable. There are two areas where textiles and electronics are taking the directions. First, the smart textile interface fabrics are adding value in electronics. In other areas, electronics are enhancing the functional textiles; for example the sensor and communication technology are used in protective wear, out door sports, children wear, and medical applications.The idea of developing wearable computer can be more simplified through the advancement in e- textiles; and from kids to officers- all may hope to see light- weight, comfortable, and easy- to- wear clothing in the market using in- built CPU. Light- weight laptop system can be made even lighter when replacing plastic key boards with smart fabric key board.Smart fabric control devices are increasingly becoming the part of electronic items, and offer added value in the performance for the end- user. The patented achievement of Eleksen called Eleck Tex is a laminate of textile fabric layers (0.6 mm thick) producing flexible touch sensor.The in-built sensor can detect where and how hard it was pressed. This is a washable product used in several consumer applications. Handheld PCs, smart phones, personal digital assistants are the some examples where wireless key board fabric may be used.ElekTexR technology can be used by the product designers to produce control for electronic devices that are soft, light weight, flexible, washable, and wearable. Its applications range from wearable electronic control for consumer electronics and industrial wear to light- weight, low- power touch interfaces for telematics, military, transportation, and space suits. It may replace the hard touch pads, flexi- circuits, and polymer switches which do not find wider uses in growing demand of wearable electronics.The sensor woven/ embedded in sleeves of jackets or straps of rucksacks provides easy- to- wear control for mobile phones, headphones, or microphones. Elek Tex may also provide electronic accessories including in- built speaker or volume control. Microsoft Corporation has selected Eleksen, UK based manufacturer of smart fabric interfaces, to design and manufacture the peripherals for the Ultra- Mobile PCs.The business interest in the innovative smart fabric developed by Eleksen for electronic devices has been realised, and private equity investors have made an investment of 4 million. The fund will be used to support expansion and working capital to meet the desired sales growth. The range of applications for the innovative Eleksen technology is significant and the funding would hopefully make a difference in its market.The diversity in the application of electronic textiles (e- textiles) is increasing and becoming interesting. Textile clothes, being light- weight, strong and bendable, can be stretched over any frame into desired shape. Electronic wires and sensors woven into fabric can perform the function of listening faint sound. That means people resting in tents or camouflage net may hear the distant sounds of vehicles or steeping/ movement of people, animals, enemies etc.Thinking for a jacket or hat that can alert the wearer when someone (friend or enemy!) is coming from the back; or having night wears that wakes you up when fire approaching wouldnt be impossible using e- textiles.The sensors and associated connecting wires generate pattern of information that can be translated by computer software into images which enable the user to determine the location of detected sounds. There are e- textiles systems that do not produce detectable energy and require less power then radio- wave- operated systems.Sound detection is only one application of e- textile system, fabric may be woven with sensors that can detect chemicals, materials, and satellite signals etc. The interest and investment in research and innovation are introducing more types of such smart- applications.Increasing exploration in the performance of smart textiles will continue to grow, and the interdisciplinary applications will be gaining more interest. The diversity in the types of smart textiles certainly requires a selective approach for research and innovation. Luckily we produced tons of cotton fibres up and down the country, this fibre offers tremendous potential for smart applications through the chemical finishing.Selected imported smart textile articles could be explored through public- private partnership. An increasing appreciation and encouragement to advanced research using locally available materials will add in the national self- reliance.
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(18.75 bn) & No Mention of funds for research in technical textiles or for any other research activities in textiles.
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.
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 - India
Pak-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Last updated: 2007-06-26
Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Pakistani counterpart Pervez Musharraf Friday oversaw the signing of a free trade agreement between the two allies here in Islamabad on 24th November, 2006. The document was signed by the Commerce Ministers of both the countries.
The architecture of the bilateral Free Trade Agreement includes Trade in Goods and Investments in the first Phase and the leaders of both the countries have decided to negotiate on Trade in Services during 2007 to enlarge the coverage of the Free Trade Agreement.
The Early Harvest Programme between the two countries which was put into operation on 1st January 2006, has been merged into this bilateral FTA. In the overall package Pakistan will get market access at zero duty on industrial alcohol, cotton fabrics, bed-linen and other home textiles, marble and other tiles, leather articles, sports goods, mangoes, citrus fruit and other fruits and vegetables; iron and steel products and engineering goods. China will also reduce its tariff by 50% on fish, dairy sectors; frozen orange juice; plastic products; rubber products; leather products; knitwear; woven garments etc.
Pakistan has given market access to China mainly on machinery; organic; and inorganic chemicals, fruits & vegetables, medicaments and other raw materials for various industries including engineering sector, intermediary goods for engineering sectors, etc.
The Agreement. The Free Trade Agreement consists of the following components: * The Agreement, and * Annexes I, II and III Pak China FTA Agreement The agreement contains the Articles on Establishment of Free Trade Area, objectives, relation to other agreements, application of this agreement, definitions, scope and coverage, National treatment, tariff elimination, para-tariffs and non-tariff barriers, rules of origin, Trade remedies, safeguard measures, sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures, TBTs, Investment, settlement of disputes, amendments, annexes etc. Annexes Annex I relates to the Elimination of import customs duties. Annex-I_PK-CN_FTA PK-offer(Cat-1)Annex-I PK-offer(Cat-2)Annex-I PK-offer(Cat-3)Annex-I PK-offer(Cat-4)Annex-I PK-offer(Cat-5)Annex-V PK-offer(Cat-6)Annex-VI Annex II is the form and instruction for the Certificate of Origin. A claim that products shall be accepted as eligible for preferential concession shall be supported by a Certificate of Origin issued by a government authority designated by the exporting Party and notified to the other Party to the Agreement in accordance with the operational certification procedures, as set out in this annex. (Chapter IV, Article 23 of the Agreement) Annex-II_PK-CN_FTA Annex III is for the purposes of this Agreement and Chapter X (Dispute Settlement). It covers Rules of Procedure of an Arbitral Panel established pursuant to Article 63. Annex-III_PK-CN_FTA Page Options Copyright © 2002 - 2007 Ministry of Textile Industry | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

There is something about Peru Peru_2 this is one of my tapestry weavings from 1975. it was inspired by peruvian textiles which to this day are still the most inspiring to me not only because of the motifs but for their amazing technical skill. Sara of Fabric of Meditation has embarked on some inca inspired projects which i am just aching to see finished... 857655491_05fb7381cc_b_3 and today on flickr..., dogdaisy92, another great source of stitching inspiration. check out the others too, a great set!
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Pockets: What's in yours? By Eric Harkreader, October 15, 2006 Last updated: Saturday, October 14, 2006 10:10 PM EDT Advertisement * Have you ever wondered what gives with that little pocket inside most men's pants? Although most cell phones fit ever so perfectly, the little right-hand pockets were originally created to hold one's pocket watch -- assuming one was of the class that carried a pocket watch, that is. But with pocket watches joining the parasol and bowler hat in the fashion annals of yore, what is the modern-day function for that obscurely teeny compartment? "Trapping my keys," typed one responder at Ask, an online forum devoted to answering life's tougher questions. But there are other uses. Comment on this Story RSS Feed E-mail this story Print Version Levi's, the popular clothing designer best known for its denim jeans, has decided to skip a few generations with a new product line released this fall. Using their watch pocket's "crisp white leather patch and joystick," wearers of the RedWire DLX jeans can play, pause and skip their way through their music library. An aptly colored wire connects the controller to a new generation of pockets designed specifically to dock with an iPod -- sold separately, and if you're asking what this is, you might as well reset your pocket watch and go back to sleep for a few decades. What's the catch? Of course there's a few catches: The machine-washable jeans -- without the iPod, of course -- are available to Sentinel readers almost exclusively over the Internet, where the fully equipped models retail for $250. Eventually, a Levi's saleswoman says, music hipsters will be able to get their hip-huggers at most department stores. But for the moment, there are no vendors within a 100-mile radius. The jeans maker is but the latest, albeit one of the most well-known, retailers to bridge the gap between fashion and technology. "Intelligent textiles, variously known as smart fabrics, electronic textiles, or e-textiles, have attracted considerable attention worldwide due to their potential to bring revolutionary impacts on human life," writes a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit on an international scientific symposium held in Japan last year. While Dr. Yong Xu probably isn't referring directly to casual wear for suburbanites, he is talking about a relatively new field of scientific exploration that could, some day, have a huge impact on everyday life. Just imagine downloading your heart's performance on your latest run directly to your cardiologist or typing an e-mail from your couch using only a pair of gloves. Futuristic clothing These scenarios may be closer than you think. In Department of Defense-funded research that began in 1996, a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has created the "Smart Shirt" to monitor the wearer's vital signs. Using "plastic optical fibers" (POFs), the vest gathers data and creates a series of circuits can sound the alarm for structural breaches -- i.e.wounds from bullets, shrapnel or other sources. It would also allow for medics hundreds of miles away to mass-triage a unit to better direct a field medic, a public relations specialist says. In its more commercial form, Maryland firm Sensatex Inc. is working on several models of "breathable" shirts that allow targeted demographics -- namely recreational exercisers, the elderly, parents of infants or first responders to emergencies -- to track biological data such as pulse and respiration rate. Researchers at Virginia Tech, meanwhile, have experimented from everything to a glove that replaces the computer keyboard as a means to input text to a jumpsuit that conforms to the wearer and tracks the body's motion for use in recreating natural movements. Multimedia duds But back to the relatively technological level, clothing interlaced with MP3 players is not entirely new. In March 2005, two German companies teamed up to bring to market the mp3blue, which they hailed as the world's first "multimedia/lifestyle jacket." Incorporating a removable MP3 player and a permanent headphone set, Bluetooth-wireless microphone and the necessary wiring for both, the jacket from Rosner and INFINEON Technologies is reportedly even washable. The initial production included only 600 units priced at about $760 each. Nonetheless, the companies claimed that, by 2007, total sales of "intelligent textile" products the world over would exceed $1.25 billion annually. Similarly targeting music/hands-free cell lovers, several snowboarding or skiing companies joined up with Apple to release their Pod-compatible-jackets. The briefly marketed coats came with a padded iPod enclosure and a flexible control-panel on the sleeve, but were no longer advertised or listed as available at several Web sites. There are also, of course, any number of carrying cases that bind MP3 players and other independent electronic devices to everything from a back pack to a runner's bare arm. Ummm, maybe not * * As for the consumer response, a very unscientific poll of Dickinson College students and youth at the Capital City Mall seemed to indicate these trends are still ahead of their time. After popping his head phones from his ears, mall-walker Chris Emory of Camp Hill says he would consider buying such electronically integrated clothing if it's affordable. "I usually bring it everywhere," he says of his MP3 player, adding that even when it's not on it helps block out conversations. He notes that a friend of his with a similar jacket was frequently frustrated trying to get in and out of the heavily wired outfit. At Dickinson, meanwhile, freshman James Watson-Krips from the Philadelphia area said he rarely heads to class without his Creative Zen, which is presently playing the electronica artist Kenna. Krips says he enjoys his music, but doesn't see the point in specifically marketed music devices such as the Oakley Thump, an $400-plus product that combines of ocular sun protection with an in-the-ear DJ. "I'm afraid I'd break it," he adds. Kimberly Weiss, a freshman at George Washington University who visited Dickinson recently, said she appreciates any sort of improvement for MP3 listeners. That doesn't mean she needs it, though. "I've definitely tripped before," she says of trying to circumnavigate the streets of the nation's capital while listening to music. Comment on this Story
The progress of China in textiles is hard to find their 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?.
China Textile Network Company. The Chief Implementer of China Textile Information Programme. The China Textile Network Company (short as CNTEX belongs to China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC) and China Textile Information Center, playing a professional role to provide information consultation, e-business, enterprise information progress, and other comprehensive services for textile & garment enterprises both in China and abroad. Meanwhile, CNTEX has been appointed the chief undertaker of Information Programme With the all-out support from CNTAC, CNTEX also gains the support from the specialized associations and organizations, including garments, home textile, industrial textile, printing and dyeing, cotton textile, silk textile, wool textile, linen textile, knitting, color weaving, and textile machinery and equipment, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), China Textile International Exchange Center, China Fashion Designers Association, etc. * 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 (, Cntextile JV, e-Market ( 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.
The General Association of the German Textile and Fashion Industry and its individual technical and state associations have joined together as ordinary members of the Textile Research Council (Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V.) to represent all interests connected with research and development. Research Council will work jointly with further partner organisations to promote and co-ordinate communal research projects by the textile industry and by other industrial sectors linked with the textile industry through pre-production or post-production.
Launched on the 1st July 2007 the website of the Textile Research Council ( - only available in German language) offers an overview of the textile research landscape in Germany. A wide range of projects co-ordinated in the context of industrial joint research by the Textile Research Council is presented e.g. by the exemplary representation of research highlights. This documents the practical implementation of leading topics underlying the textile research in Germany. Visitors of the website can use an easily operated search function to look for topic and branch related highlights in the archives. Access to an extranet of the Textile Research Council is only available for members of the associated German textile associations and organisations for various inquiries.
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:

Textile Research in Germany. The General Association of the German Textile and Fashion Industry and its individual technical and state associations have joined together as ordinary members of the Textile Research Council (Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V.) to represent all interests connected with research and development. The Research Council will work jointly with further partner organisations to promote and co-ordinate communal research projects by the textile industry and by other industrial sectors linked with the textile industry through pre-production or post-production. The Research Council Management Board will be pleased to provide further information and is available to answer your questions at any time. Dr. Walter Begemann. Managing Director Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V. Frankfurter Str. 10 - 14 65760 Eschborn. Telephone:+ 49 6196 966 229. Fax:+ 49 6196 42170 Further information is available on “Forschungskuratorium Textil” on the website of This is a network initiative from the German Ministry of Education and Research. Textile Research Council (Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V.) - aims and activities The Gesamttextil Research Council was founded on 12 December 1951, its task being to monitor, promote and represent all interests within the General Association of the German Textile and Fashion Industry connected with research and development. Since 16 September 1998 these activities have been taken over by the Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V., which can thus look back on more than fifty years of textile research benefiting the industry. The affiliated technical and state associations nominate experts from companies in the textile and clothing industry as representatives on the Research Council. Within the framework of co-operation between the textile industry and other industrial sectors linked through pre-production or post-production - textile machinery, chemical fibres, textile supplies, the dyeing and textile-cleaning industries - delegates from these areas also take part in the Council's deliberations. The Textile Research Council promotes and co-ordinates all joint research carried out by the textile and clothing industry in co-operation with research institutes and works to develop textile research as a whole. Thus it is a mediator between the textile industry and textile research, supporting co-operation between these two areas, and works to develop application-oriented research projects, following inspection of their scientific and commercial provenance, by associated research institutes. The Research Council was a founding member in 1954 of the German Federation of Industrial Cooperative Research Associations (Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen - AiF). The German Ministry of Economics and Technology authorises all textile-research projects of a joint kind via the AiF. Once representatives from the textile and clothing industry have fixed the priorities for project submissions in the Scientific Advisory Committees of the textile-research institutes, the Research Council decides whether they should be carried forward for a written report to the AiF. Interested companies are brought directly into this research work through project-supervisory committees. The textile-research institutes run a low-priced advisory and information service for companies, on behalf of the Research Council and with its financial support, to transfer research results into business practice. Leading Topics The leading topics for textile research in the coming 10 years may be divided into five superordinate future sectors with pre-eminent societal relevance: Health The 6th Kondratieff cycle following information technology will be, in an encompassing sense, the health sector. Because of further growing world population, concomitant utilisation of environmental goods in developing countries as well as demographic drift in the direction of a higher average age, the necessity arises to potentise, for ethical, social and economic reasons, the productive efficiency of health care, taking controllable costs into consideration. Textiles can, in combination with medical technology, biotechnology, pharmacology, outpatient and home care services sector etc. contribute outstandingly towards this. Headwords. * Hospital and surgery textiles as well as attributed textile reprocessing services * Hygiene and skin care products * Testing methods and standards for body tolerance of textiles (consumer protection) * Textile-integrated diagnosis and monitoring systems * Textile-based deposit and therapy systems * Implants and organ substitution * Support and stabilisation textiles * Filter and barrier materials * Wound treatment products * Carrier materials for tissue engineering Mobility. Because of globalisation, as a result of which a dramatic increase in supranational transport movements may be recorded as well as the rightful claim on the part of people in developing and threshold countries to a standard of individual transportation which corresponds to that of industrial nations, mobility without destroying one’s own life’s foundation constitutes one of the great challenges of this century. Added to this, the reduction of energy requirements and pollutants per freight kilometre is necessary to a degree which, without the further increasing application of textiles, already today indispensable for vehicle construction, appears imaginable only with difficulty. Headwords. * Weight reduction * Noise reduction * Increasing fuel efficiency * Improved passive safety * Recyclable composite materials * New joining techniques * Enhancing seating and travelling comfort Safety. International terrorism in previously not anticipated form, catastrophes through nature violence, which cause ever greater damage for different reasons, climate changes, the increasing need for protection against — even creeping — hazards in the working environment etc. trigger the fact that the significance of the general safety and protection theme is growing. Here, too, textiles offer a broad variety of solution methods which, over and above this, make possible the nowadays indispensable coequal aspects of safety and comfort. Headwords. * Reeinforcement in concrete and timber construction as well as construction renovation * Textile lightweight construction * Geo- and landscape protection textiles * Textile components for water recovery and processing * Screening against UV and other rich-in-energy radiation * Protective work wear/Personal protection equipment and their reprocessing * Textile fire, acoustics and weather protection * Home textiles with protective and signal functions * Ageing resistance * Textile components for producing and storing energy Communication. The penetration of information technology into almost all sectors of public and private life represents an irreversible development which has become an everyday matter of course. The results will most likely be an extensive human interconnectedness with his nearer and further surroundings. Besides fulfilling material-functional requirement profiles, textile success in all the above mentioned basis innovations therefore also essentially depends upon the corresponding progress of the integration of the already mentioned interactivity. There exist, precisely in this respect, unique chances because of the possibilities which are emerging for the synergy between textiles and microsystem technology. Headwords. * Textile-integrated conductor/bonding technology * Smart Textiles * Process-resistant transponders/Radio frequency identification (RFID) * Supply Chain Management * Self-learning machine and process automation Emotionality. Like hardly any other material, textiles are finally predestined to express feelings, transport aesthetic perceptions, impart beauty and well-being, embody taste and zeitgeist — that is, fashion. Precisely clothing and home textiles enable the individual to make observable and sensible vis-à-vis his surroundings his own identity and mood with little effort, flexibly and in a ever novel way. Textiles thus cover a further essential functional level which maintains unchangingly, besides the technical innovation potential, coequal significance. Headwords. * Light and climate management through textile building elements * Corporate Fashion * Resource-saving textile care * Adaptive clothing/Phase-Change Materials * New comfort features/Wellness * Integration of design and function Datei als PDF laden letzte Änderung: 09.09.2006 14:09
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Combing machines.
(I hope it won't be a headache)
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) Kontakt Trützschler Internet: To overview Copyright: Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH; Imprint Suggestions and comments to

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. Preview - ITMA 2007 in Munich 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. Early bird rates when registering online Visitors can profit from early bird discount rates when booking their exhibition passes online by September 13,2007: Breaking News: 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, ca. 600 people are employed in India.
Trumac Engineering Company Private Ltd.
N.I.D.C. Estate, Near Lambha Village,
Post Narol.
Dist. Ahmedabad - 382405.
Tel.: ++91-79-25 71 06 08
Fax: ++91-79-25 71 06 17

American Truetzschler
In 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 Brazil
TRUINCO - the best possible support for local customers
The plant 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
Tel.: ++55-41-331 61 200
Fax: ++55-41-334 79 415

为降低维护成本而设计--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.


What is not made in China
Toys to Textile machinery
You name anything they have made everything
Freedom they are the dreams with no Future
Freedom to those who are in countries with Freedom
This is a Technical Blog,no more comments

2003 年接管了针布专家“ Hollignsworth ”,特吕茨勒公司将其业务范围扩大到针布技术,并以其成为梳棉机和罗拉粗梳机的辅助产品。 特吕茨勒公司在 Birmingham 的 ITMA 展览会上推出最新型高产梳棉机。特吕茨勒梳棉机 TC 03 是另人满意地且有远见的发展的产品,从而进一步延续了特吕茨勒高产梳棉机系列的成功。
Kurt Scholler CEO of Trutschler Machinery - Germany
Helping the Chinese with German technology.
In India also they have a small manufacturing facility in Ahmadabad and perhaps they will have a center in Coimbatore.
Trutzcshler New High Production Card.TC 03
Technical Texiles.
By: Christian Franke
The can changer from Rosink stands freely in front of the card
The can changer for large rectangular cans
The can changer for large rectangular cans
The structure of the sliver can be clearly seen here
A 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.
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 above.
This is Welcome to REITER, from this blogger.

TR 03
Trutzschler Manufactured.
Reiter Blowroom - Systematic Machine Train. Rieter's blowroom line is your guarantee for extremely gentle handling of material combined with top level cleaning and a high production rate. There are fewer cleaning points but these are all the more efficient, as well as requiring less air and energy. Continuous opening and cleaning all along the line allows all types of cotton, synthetic and blended fibres to be processed. The design of a modern Rieter blowroom is based on two main elements: Two-stage cleaning Easy setting of the machine parameters by means of the VarioSet cleaning field. The machines are extremely versatile, with uniform operation using standardized elements for simple service and maintenance, and state-of-the-art controls. Their compact construction keeps space requirements to a minimum yet maintains a high rate of production. The individual blowroom components are designed to fit together optimally, and the efficiency of the system promises a rapid return on investment. Rieter has the right machines for every application: Automatic bale-opening with the UNIfloc A 11UNIfloc A 11 Intensive pre-cleaning with the UNIclean B 12UNIclean B 12 Homogeneous mixing with the UNImix B 70UNImix B 70 Batched fibre blending with the UNIblend A 81UNIblend A 81 Gentle fine-cleaning with the UNIflex B 60UNIflex B 60 Central monitoring of blowroom and cards with UNIcommand and SPIDERweb
India & Brazil = Our Govt Policy. THE TRUTZSCHLER PLANT IN BRAZIL Is our INDIAN plant as big as this ? Are there only 600 workers. Why a poor show by Trutzschler in INDIA by TRUTZSCHLER . Politics - Labour trouble - Power shortage - Self interested Bureaucrats. .Trutzschler can handle it all except the Govt polices.
Trützschler Brazil TRUINCO PLANT IN BRAZIL - the best possible support for local customers The plant is in Curitiba The creation of Truetzschler Industria e Comercio de Maquinas Ltda., called TRUINCO, in Curitiba/Brazil in 1975 was due to the large textile market in the region. Ca. 200 employees use state-of-the-art machinery and Truetzschler quality guidelines here to produce almost the entire product range for the Brazilian market. Trützschler Indústria e Comércio de Máquina Ltda. Rua Joao Chede 941 Cidade Industrial 81170-220 Curitiba Paraná BRAZIL Tel.: ++55-41-331 61 200 Fax: ++55-41-334 79 415 E-mail:
The process
Cotton Bales of different required parameters are fed at the end of the machine
The cotton pressed under high pressure gets opened and cleaned
The cleaned cotton in fleece form is fed to Carding machines
The Cleaned cotton from Carding machine turns in to a rope form called sliver
This is fed to Drawing Machine where it gets the entangled fibres parallelized for good yarn spinning
The next process depends on the manufacturers plan of process
This can be to simplex Machines
From these machines to Spinning Machines
Also to Open end Spinning Machines bypassing the Simplex Machines

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 ant 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,
为降低维护成本而设计 维护及维护成本,在纺织厂中起着非常重要的作用,降低每一次维护成本,是特吕茨勒研发每一新型机器的中心思想。现在您当然要问,哪些设计影响到随后的维护成本…… 详细内容..
公司简介 The company 特吕茨勒是一家全球化的纺织品机械制造公司。 致力于制造纺纱厂前纺清钢联设备、并条机、废棉回用处理、纤维再生设备和生产无纺布的设备,同时设计制造上述设备之监控系统。 特吕茨勒公司于 1888 年由特吕茨勒家族创办并一直拥有,现今由海恩里奇 · 特吕茨勒先生(Mr.Heinrich Trützschler )和迈克尔 · 苏伦克拉博士( Dr.Michael Schuerenkraemer)共同管理。
特吕茨勒是全球化的公司 特吕茨勒公司的最高管理层、市场部、销售部、生产部及研究开发部皆集中于德国本土。分布于美国的附属公司,巴西和印度的分厂及在日本的特许生产厂,是特吕茨勒公司为了服务全球用户而特别设立的。全球超过 100 多个国家已引进特吕茨勒公司设备,公司销售工程师与 80 多家代理商间紧密合作,确保并建立与全球客户友好伙伴关系,为双方的成功奠定了稳健基础。 客户是我们的中心 管理中让所有的职员接近客户并了解他们的需求是管理哲学的一部份。了解客户所遇到的问题并于他们保持紧密的联系来解决问题正是我们服务的一个特色。 无论是顾客对现有设备的更新,还是投资兴建一座崭新的工厂,特吕茨勒公司的专家们,从与顾客接触的第一刻开始,就参与了项目的咨询和设计,并根据所有已掌握的资料和顾客一起为该项目精选设备,从而达到个别顾客所要求的不同目的。接下来提供有关设备的安装、调试、生产和有关在德国本土或在海外举办的技术培训,全球的技术服务网络,确保了特吕茨勒公司设备经过多年使用仍能满足顾客的生产要求。 与生俱来的创新力量 作为一个在全球激烈竞争舞台上打拼得国际化的公司,我们的产品总是在不断的更新变化中。最新的科技,原料,以及生产技术总是随着客户的需求不断的更新与变化着。 特吕茨勒公司在世界各地设立了多个技术服务中心,快捷备件及售后服务支援,活跃销售队伍参与各地有关展览会及当地举办的技术讲座。公司的研究发展部门,纺织实验室和技术中心,为设备更新换代奠定了稳健的基础。 特吕茨勒公司采用最先进的 CNC 设备,负离子氧气切割机和焊接机器人,使生产过程理想化,充分满足了每一客户的愿望。上述目标的实现,有赖于采用CAD,CAM 等先进电脑技术,所生产之设备质量高,灵活性强和即使跟进服务是我们的最高原则。公司的电子部门亦参与了整个生产过程。产品的监控系统可在电脑荧幕上完成设计,再经最先进的设备仪器制造和检测,最终达成特吕茨勒公司产品的高质量,高水平的形象.
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,
Colours, Microfibres, Membranes, Drapes, Microcapsules, Biofibres, Handle, Textures, Odours, Nanofibres, Unshrinskable, Softness, Brilliancy, Non-creasing,
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.

Visit Italy for Technical Textiles.
Parentesi Quadra Via Arcoveggio, 11 51039 Quarrata (Pistoia) Italy Tel: +39 0573 73098 Fax: +39 0573 73144 Parentesi 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)
Osvaldo Santi Via S. Francesco, 10 22079 Villa Guardia (Como) Italy Tel: +39 031 563444 Fax: +39 031 563463 Osvaldo Santi has worked with the topmost names in furnishing accessories for more than 20 years. It uses only the finest noble fibers: cashmere, wool, silk, linen and cotton to obtain a very high quality product. Covers, throws, bed linen, woven with jacquard or traditional looms reflect the care and commitment that the company dedicates to meet the expectations of its discerning customers. The company is present in leading markets either directly or through agents.
Le Qr Via Soresi 2084 Mondovi (Cuneo) Italy Tel: +39 0174 551020 Fax: +39 0174 481937 Le Qr, by interior designer Michela Curetti, is ideal for furnishing every type of flour. It is a rug with a contemporary design but made with traditional materials obtained Italian tanning. The tanning is carried out with vegetable extracts in keeping with an age-old leather-making tradition. Over the years the products acquires its own individual characteristics and undergoes pleasant transformations to become even more precious.
S & C Antica Lavoriazione Orditi in Seta Via Fratelli Bandiera, 35 71100 Briano (Caserta) Italy Tel: 0823 302782 Fax: 0823 362870 S.Leucian silk history, is part of the population, we can’t talk about silk without talking about S.Leucian settlements, their lives, their work. S.Leucian colony, was created by Ferdinando IV 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 contain all the people and their looms, so they decided to work outside of the Royal mill as well. In 1826 Mr. Lorenzo Sacco, an architect of the place, built the "piccola Filanda Papa in Sala" a small mill. In 1862 because of war events, the "Real Mill" closed. In 1900 the consorzio of the industrial Silk of Briano was formed. In 2006 Sacco and Cirullo Families with the S.&.C Antica Lavorazione Orditi in Seta brings back into rise the old tradition.
It seems to me ITALY is all silk,floor covering and sleeping comforts
Gabel Via XX Settembere, 35 22069 Rovellasca (Como) Italy Tel: +39 02 964771 Fax: +39 02 96343806 Gabel produces fine bed linen, accessories and towels. It has been producing cordoning collections for more then 50 years and oversees the entire production process starting 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 Nonwoven Fabrics E-Tex Water Soluble Nonwo... Cold Water Soluble Non-Woven Fabrics With Self-Adhesive Glue Cold Water Soluble Non-Wo... Wet Process Polyurethane Synthetic Leathers With Nonwoven Backing Wet Process Polyurethane ... AS THEY ARESELF-ADHESIVE SO WET IT AND PRESS IT, WHERE EVER YOU WANT - THE FANCY FABRIC. IT WILL BE A PERMANENT FIX. Products : Cold Water Soluble Non-Woven Fabrics With Self-Adhesive Glue Cold water soluble non woven fabrics Model No: N/A Factory Location: Taiwan Sample Request (Y/N): N Target Markets: Worldwide.
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 reproducible 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.
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# Standard Sewing Machines
# Special Sewing Machines.
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# M-Type
# Sewing machines for the manufacturing of shoes.
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# Men's Trousers.
# Men's Jacket.
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# 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
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# Home Upholstery.
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The only trusted yarn testing machines by the spinners made by USTER's, the first and final testing machines for yarn quality tests for every parameter to customer's full satisfaction for world standards.
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 is certainly the case for "Uster Technologies". One major aspect of such success is the constant search for new opportunities, and new 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 close cooperation with our unique customers and in depth understanding of their business. This allows us to solve our customers' problems and respond to the subtle differences and requirements that exist between one customer and another.
Our challenges now are clear. We will continue to consolidate and build on our market-leading position. We will also continue our move into new markets, especially Asia, and grow in adjacent areas of the textile industry. Given the fact that USTER® has consistently performed well even in the most challenging of economic 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 the first step in quality management which is absolutely essential in a modern spinning mill in order to remain competitive in today’s markets. The USTER® HVI 1000 is the standard tool used by the international cotton trade today, ensuring fiber quality agreements are met. The USTER® AFIS PRO provides the spinning mill with standard measurements for optimizing their processes based on the raw material they bought.
Yarn Testing
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 enhances yarn values in today’s global textile markets. The USTER® QUANTUM 2 has this characteristic and guarantees the optimum cost-effectiveness and 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 )
STER® HVI 1000

Monarch headquarters. MONARCH Knitting Machinery (UK) Ltd. is renowned for its quality, service, technical and innovative expertise in the supply 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 of circular knitting machines, with over 100 current models. The company continues to design and develop market leaders in every area of circular knitting, from high-production plain models and mini-jacquards to electronically-controlled jacquard and striping machines. All models have been designed to offer high-speed production, maximum versatility and increased efficiency with minimum maintenance costs, 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 the demand for quick delivery. A very comprehensive stock of spares, including dials, cylinders, frames, take-up systems, needles, sinkers and cams, not only guarantees customers the highest standard of after-sales service but also enables Monarch to sub-assemble machines, 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 fabric development and computer-based design service. In-house design expertise enables the company to provide new and existing customers with a professional, responsive service in support of the wide range of knitting machines. Having the capability to take designs into production allows Monarch to work very closely with yarn suppliers, garment producers and high-profile retail outlets. Such commercial awareness ensures a better understanding of a customer's needs and requirements, whether it be for apparel, household textiles or automotive end-uses. Monarch's highly-qualified team of software writers, fabric designers and 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 for the application of electronic technology to individual needle selection and auto-striping on its double- and single-jersey ranges of jacquard/striping machines. Each model incorporates the latest electronic technology, which provides a greater design scope and increased productivity. Recent additions to the range have included high-production, jacquard and striping garment-length machines, as well as the facility to produce both open-width fabrics and conventional tubular fabrics.
Single-jersey models include:
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.
Boston Road,
Beaumont Leys,
LE4 1BG,
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 116 235 1502
Fax: +44 116 236 7201
e-mail: Web: Contact: Mr Nigel Blythe
A system to transport materials in textile manufacturing units.
Shelton’s machine vision inspection systems are backed by internet-based support services.SHELTON Machines has been involved in producing and developing textile machinery and systems for over three decades and has become known for providing 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 technology used in many manufacturing industries to help provide high-speed, accurate and consistent product inspection, process feedback, waste reduction and cost saving. Textiles surfaces are recognised as one of the most challenging for machine vision technology, and combined with potentially unstable constructions and vast production ranges that constantly change, form a demanding application in all aspects that need to be considered.
Shelton has developed powerful defect detection algorithms to cope with textile texture, defects and colour, together with a high level of automation to automatically train the system on new products and reduce human intervention.
Shelton’s machine vision inspection systems are backed by internet-based support services.The Shelton webSPECTOR textile inspection system provides a flexible and cost effective alternative to the rigid and costly constraints of similar systems introduced by early entrants in the machine vision system market. The webSPECTOR has been developed to an advanced state of automation, to enable it to automatically re-set inspection parameters for new products, thus avoid lengthy manual training. In addition, complete runs of several thousands metres can be recorded and played 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 from its offices in the UK. The system produces electronic data in the form of defect roll maps with defect images and an optimal cut plan for piece goods.
The rapid payback and enhanced inspection process experienced by Shelton customers are complemented by less tangible benefits of improved customer confidence and stronger supply relationships. Shelton always demonstrates capability 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 and process condition monitoring systems to stay at the forefront of this rapidly expanding marketplace and will work closely with customers to define opportunities for improving performance and continually pushing forward technological boundaries.
#1 Priory Business Park, Wistow Road, Kibworth, Leicestershire, LE8 ORX,
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 116 279 0920
Fax: +44 116 279 09217
Contact: Mr Mark Shelton.

Quality Control Systems for non wovens.
Retrofitted volumetric feed chute.Garnett Controls is a leading manufacturer of on-line control systems 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 XL2 microprocessor controlled weigh pan system has proved extremely popular internationally, with the highest accuracy and unrivalled reliability, while the Microweigh XLM offers the additional feature of on-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 can significantly reduce energy consumption as well as provide in-depth diagnostics and production data along with 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 organisation Wira Instrumentation, the well-known manufacturer of laboratory instrumentation for the testing of textile and nonwoven products and components. Wira continues to increase its share of the testing instrumentation market, and already offers the world's most extensive range of testing equipment for carpets and floorcoverings from a single in-house manufacturer.
Wira instruments are the subject of many international testing standards and its products are in daily use around the globe by some of the world's leading fibre processors.
The Wira Hexapod, which is the standard instrument used in ISO 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 for both standards using the same Wira Instrument, without the need to purchase new equipment. The many customers who already own a Wira hexapod need only purchase a simple soil test kit available from Wira Instruments.
On Line Moisture Measurement and Control: Produced in conjunction with sister organisation Streat Instruments is a range of on-line moisture measure and control equipment 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 being increasingly incorporated into the control systems of textile processing lines.
The increasing awareness of the importance of moisture control during processing has spurred further developments, resulting in new products that have increased flexibility for a wide range of applications.
The new MAJAC moisture control system for cotton processing lines has recently provided exciting results in terms of savings and of enhanced fibre properties after processing.
Full product listings and pdf-downloadable literature are available at the company's website.
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The Software for technical textiles
Companies operating in today’s global apparel market face an increasing set of challenges which must be met in order to remain competitive. There is increasing pressure on margins and the ability to deliver on time and to the right quality is more important than ever.
The industry is now typically characterised by a complex supply chain as production has largely shifted offshore, which means that complete visibility is paramount in order to have effective control. In such an increasingly competitive and global environment, the highest level of customer service and efficient collaboration between manufacturers, distributors and retailers is more vital than ever.
Syscom has over 30 years experience of working with apparel companies of all types and our SyscomERP solution has been specifically designed and developed for the industry. This experience means that we have the expertise and deep understanding of the issues which translates into us being able to deliver highly effective solutions that provide you the crucial technology, industry specific functionality and tools to meet the demands of your business.
Syscom ERP contains a wealth of features that help you to streamline the garment development process, reduce the order to delivery cycle, control costs, maintain margins, maximise stock turn, boost sales and provide effective on-time distribution to your customers.
SyscomERP modules include:
* System Administration.
<* Financials.
<* PDM.
* Inventory.
* Sales Order Processing.
* Purchase Order Processing.
* BOM.
* Material Requirement Planning MRP.
* Production Activity Control.
* Weaving.
* Embroidery.
* Critical Path Management.
* PocketERP for remote users.
<* MIS and Reporting.
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Demand Planner Module.
Inventory Management.
Purchase Order Processing.
Requisition Management.
Sales Order Processing.
Field Service.
Cash Flow Management.
Collections Management.
Fixed Asset Management.
General Ledger.
Multicurrency Management.
Payables Management.
Receivables Management.
Security Management.
Engineering Change Management.
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Bill of Materials.
Manufacturing Order Processing.
Materials Requirements Planning.
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SyscomERP Fact Sheets.
Accounts Payable.
Accounts Receivable.
Customer Relationship Management.
General Ledger.
Manufacturing Suite.
Purchase Orders.
Sales Orders.
All SyscomERP fact sheets (zipped).
Microsoft Dynamics GP Fact Sheets.
Great Plains Overview.
Analysis Cubes for Excel.
Analytical Accounting.
Crystal Reports.
Enterprise Reporting.
Microsoft Forecaster.
Microsoft FRx Professional.
Business Portal.
Project Time and Expense.
Electronic Document Delivery.
Advanced Distribution.
Advanced Picking.
Available to Promise.
Demand Planner Module.
Inventory Management.
Purchase Order Processing.
Requisition Management.
Sales Order Processing.
Field Service.
Cash Flow Management.
Collections Management.
Fixed Asset Management.
General Ledger.
Multicurrency Management.
Payables Management.
Receivables Management.
Security Management.
Engineering Change Management.
Job Costing.
Bill of Materials.
Manufacturing Order Processing.
Materials Requirements Planning.
Quality Assurance.
Sales Forecasting.
Project Accounting.
Project Time and Expense.
All Microsoft Dynamics GP fact sheets (zipped).
Microsoft Dynamics AX Fact Sheets.
Axapta Overview.
Balanced Scorecard.
Financial Management.
Fixed Assets.
Human Resources I.
Human Resources II.
Marketing Automation.
Master Planning.
Product Builder.
Project I.
Project II.
Sales Force Automation.
Sales Management.
Sales Representative.
Shop Floor Control.
Warehouse Management.
All Microsoft Dynamics AX fact sheets (zipped)
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Fact Sheets.
CRM Overview.
CRM Brochure.
All Microsoft Dynamics CRM Fact Sheets (zipped).
Microsoft Retail Management System.
Store Operations.
All Microsoft RMS fact sheets (zipped).
Selected News Articles.
Product Development Management.
What does being a Microsoft Gold Partner really mean?
Telephone +44 (0)1384 400600.
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