Though the textiles Industry fulfill the
physiological needs of mankind, the Technical
textile fulfills the high
requirements (mechanical, thermal, electrical, durability...) giving products the ability to offer technical functions. Technical textiles are understood as textile materials and products used for technical performance and functional properties and are not only concerned to traditional or decorative characteristics, rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics. Some terms which are often used in place of technical textile are industrial textiles, functional textiles, performance textiles, engineering textiles, invisible textiles and hi-tech textiles.
Technical textiles include Agrotech (Agro-textiles), Buildtech (Construction Textiles), Clothtech (Clothing Textiles), Geotech (Geo-textiles), Hometech (Domestic Textiles), Indutech (Industrial Textiles), Meditech(Medical textiles), Mobiltech (Textiles used in transport), Ecotech (Environmentally-friendly textiles), Packtech (Packaging textiles), Protech (Protective textiles) Sporttech (Sports textiles). Technical textiles have attracted considerable attention. The use of fibers, yarns and fabrics for applications other than clothing and furnishing is not a new phenomenon.
Out of all above, the market for Hometech is gaining prominence and is significantly expanding as the products are being put to an ever-increasing number of end uses. In addition, there are several growth drivers for Hometech products.
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About the Author:
Dr. Asiya Chaudhary is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India
Ms. Nazneen Shahid is a Research Scholar at the Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India