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Technical Textiles – Roundup 2020
Sanjay Bakshi

The global textile market is estimated to have declined from USD 673.9 billion in 2019 to USD 655.2 billion in 2020 at a rate of -2.8 per cent. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it.Now the market is, however,expected to recover and grow at a CAGR of 7 per cent from 2023.

Authentication Ecosystem Needed to Control Counterfeiting
Hemant Sapra

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to the need of manufacturing PPE kits in large quantities for workers. As India leads the way by becoming one of the major producers of PPE, the role of counterfeit manufacturers, who are trying to capitalise on the situation, is also on the rise. Since the time the novel coronavirus infection was declared global pandemic

New Sustainable Fibres for Technical Textiles
Oinam Roselyn Devi

The domestic technical textiles market is projected to reach ?2,00,823 crore by 2020-21. o keep up with the growth and focus on more environment-friendly fibres, textile companies are developing fibres out of recycled materials and natural sources for technical textiles. However, the use of textiles is considerably more diversified and hi-tech.

High Altitude Clothing for Defence Personnel
Oinam Roselyn Devi

Soldiers are accustomed to rigorous physical activity like running and carrying equipment and weapons. Excessive activity in cold climate followed by inactivity results in hypothermia, whereas high work rates while wearing layers of protective clothing in hot climate leads to hyperthermia. Sometimes these conditions can even lead to illness or death.

Innovative medical bandages for wound healing process
Oinam Roselyn Devi

Textiles have been used in almost different sectors beyond imagination and the medical sector is one of them. Medical textiles are one of the most important and major growth areas within the technical textiles industry. A number of applications ranging from simple bandage to 3-D scaffolds have been used as medical products for a large variety of diseases.

Nonwovens at frontline in battle against coronavirus
Subir Ghosh

As pictures of the health emergency keep pouring, there is more than that meets the eye from just ordinary people wearing masks or doctors in heavy-duty suits. As the scientific community frantically searches for a cure to the COVID-19 menace, it has been in many ways nonwovens that have been at the frontline of the battle against the virus.

NewsWrap '19-Select 20: Technical Textiles
Fibre2Fashion

A report published by INDA and Edana forecasts strong market demand for nonwovens materials through the next five years, according to the Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry, 2018-2023. INDA is the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, and Edana is the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries.

A Promising Future
Fibre2Fashion

The Indian technical textiles sector has immense potential to grow both domestically as well as globally. Backed by government initiatives and support, India can emerge as a global manufacturing hub for technical textiles in the future. A Fibre2Fashion report. It is a massive market that remains overshadowed by its conventional cousin.

It’s Alive! A New World of Living Textiles
Synzenbe

In the world of fast fashion, items of clothing are not given very much respect. Most consumers have so much of it, that one single item simply isn’t assigned very much value. Without a high level of engagement in textiles, clothing waste becomes, for the most part, a painless act. Clothing is discarded when it is no longer in good condition

The 411 on Odour Resistant Fabrics
Synzenbe

Odour resistant fabrics may be versatile and cost-effective, but are they safe? There are many innovative fabric trends on the rise; from the utilization of pineapple leaves, to waterless denim. It seems as though a new kind of fabric technology is popping up everyday. There are several technologies, however, that have been around for a while.

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