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By : Shweta S. Joshi
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The definition of technical textiles adopted by the authoritative textile Terms and Definitions, published by the Textile Institute is textile materials and products manufactured primarily for their technical and performance properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics.

12 main application areas of technical textiles are:

  • Agrotech: agriculture, horticulture and forestry
  • Buildtech: building and construction
  • Clothtech: technical components of footwear and clothing
  • Geotech: geotextiles and civil engineering
  • Hometech: technical components of furniture, household textiles
  • Indutech: filtration, conveying, cleaning and other industrial uses
  • Medtech: hygiene and medical
  • Mobiltech: automobiles, shipping, railways and aerospace
  • Oekotech: environmental protection
  • Packtech: packaging
  • Protech: personal and property protection
  • Sporttech: sport and leisure

Protective and Safety clothing and textiles:

Textiles for protective clothing and other related applications are another important growth area which has attracted attention and interest somewhat out of proportion to the size and value of the existing market. The variety of protective functions that needs to be provided by different textile products is considerable and diverse. It includes protection against cuts, abrasion, ballistic and other types of severe impact including stab wounds and explosions, fire and extreme heat, hazardous dust and particles, nuclear, biological and chemical hazards, high voltages and static electricity, foul weather, extreme cold and poor visibility.

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The author is pursuing Post Graduation in Textiles (Textile Chemistry) from D.K.T.E Textile and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji

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