Medical Technical textiles

Combination of textile technology and medical sciences has resulted into a new field called medical technical textiles. New areas of application for medical technical textiles have been identified with the development of new fibers and manufacturing technologies for yarns and fabrics.

Development in the field of technical textiles, either natural or manmade technical textiles, normally aimed at how they enhance the comfort to the users. Development of medical technical textiles can be considered as one such development, which is really meant for converting the painful days of patients into the comfortable days.

Technical textiles are more and more developing into interdisciplinary high-tech products with interesting changes in the market. Medical Technical Textile Competence Centers are being established to make the most of knowledge, expertise and existing collaboration with medical researchers, microbiologists, physiologists and technical textile scientists. Each country has its own regulations and standards for medical technical textiles. As medical procedures continue to develop, the demand for technical textile materials is bound to grow.

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Business Industries of Print Media

Newspapers contain a few of sections such as business section. In the business section will have some article are written by the people are successful in business. They can share their experience and knowledge to all readers. Besides that, print media can help the boutique or shopping complex to promote their products and inform the news of discount the price of their products to readers.

Newspaper contains the job application section which will list the job specification and job description for job applicant. So the company can find the employees easily through newspaper. Magazines are a suitable option to promote the restaurant. For example, have some cate magazines that have shown to audience about the top ten cate in Ipoh. These will help the tourist easily to find the good restaurant and delicious foods at certain place. Readers will interest to the advertisement in magazine because of the better quality paper permits better colour reproduction. These will help the restaurant increase their amount of customer.

In additional, contain some business magazine such as Fortune and SME & Entrepreneurship magazine. This magazine will mainly analysis on matters affecting the SMEs and Fortune magazine will covering local and international business in news, financial news, technology, companies, global economics and more. Print media will help to convey the useful and update business information to readers.

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Function Of Print Media

Media refers to the groups that communicate information and news to all people. Media have divided into three types that are included print media, broadcast media and internet. Print media is the oldest media such as newspaper, magazines, journals, and other printed material.

The printing media is responsible to reporting the latest and accurate news and information. Few type newspapers such as New Straight Times and The Star. After that, many types of magazine such as business, education, entertainment, travel, cate and fashion magazines.

For example, Galaxie is an entertainment magazine and SME & Entrepreneurship is a business magazine. They will have regular readers of print media. Broadcast media is the news is broadcast at radio and television. The main broadcast networks in Malaysia are RTM1, RTM2, RTM3, NTV7 and 8TV. Local news stations have large amount of audience because radio channel will report the local weather, traffic and events. Many people will listen to the radio channel especially during morning and evening.

Nowadays, the internet is the fastest transforming the news because every people know how to online and they will post the latest and updated news on the internet such as Facebook. Internet is a quickly way to transmission the news and information so internet will provide advantages toward various industries to promote their business. Besides that, weblogs also is a ways to transmitting the information through internet. Media is an important communication channel to disseminated education, business, news, entertainment, data and promotional message.

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Technical textile industry

Technical textile sector is one of the most emerging and inventive industries of the world. It secures fifth place in the world for being one of the sectors which has high potential of growth in the textile industry. The technical textile industry is successful because of the fact that it continuously develops innovative textiles, fabrics that can be used for various purpose, and create yarns that have multi-utility and useful in almost all types of industries.

In the domestic market of India, this industry is gaining popularity due its versatility, durability and cost-effectiveness. New innovations take place everyday therefore; in future the industry is expected only to strengthen. The number of different technical textiles produced in India has been growing gradually.

The annual growth rate of technical textiles is around 4% globally as compared to home and apparel textile which is around 1% per year. In India, technical textile is a valuable part of textile industry which is rapidly growing. According to the reports, in the eleventh Five Year Plan this sector has recorded a growth rate of 11% annually.

However, the 12th Five Year Plan predicts an annual growth rate of 20% for this industry. It is estimated to do a business of $36 billion by 2016-17, whereas its market was of $13 billion. The industry is growing mainly because of the business skill of the Indian industrialist plus the government aid for increasing the investment in this area.

In future, with growth in the income there will be an increase in the disposable income spent on technical textiles by the consumers. Market development support for export sales is necessary for the domestic technical textile firm to grow. Some technical textiles need support from the government or user industries while some are required to follow defined instructions.

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Transforming Print Media

There’s no question that newspaper and magazine publishers are facing major disruption. That’s largely due to four major trends that are rapidly changing how people consume print media:

  1. Consumers are spending more time online. SHAREFrom 2005 to 2010, US consumers spent 74% more time reading online print media. But they also spent 21% less time reading newspapers and 11% less time reading magazines.
  2. New devices are growing exponentially.The mobile Internet has taken off everywhere, sparking a revolution in customer behavior. Tablet and e-reader shipments continue to be robust, and an increasing percentage of device owners prefer to read digital versions of their favorite newspapers and magazines.
  3. The audience is increasingly fragmented.Newspapers are being challenged by online aggregators and television networks, as well as by standalone vertical alternatives. Magazines are losing readership to customizable social magazines and digital-only interactive sites.
  4. New voices are being heard.The Internet has a low cost of entry, and many consumers increasingly have more trust in amateur blogs, social print media, and other user-generated content. They also want to read new, alternative online outlets for hyperlocal news and content.

In parallel to these consumption changes, new modes of advertising have emerged. Many companies have reacted to these trends by cutting costs. Others have begun taking simple steps to adapt their businesses for the digital age. These tactics are understandable and appropriate, but they are not enough.

The Need for Balance

To achieve long-term, sustained, transformational growth, print media companies must balance two goals: maintain or improve margins and invest for the future.

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12 Applications of Technical Textiles

Scope of Technical Textiles in Different Sector:

Technical textiles have brought significant changes in the modern technology. It contributes not only in textile sector but also medical, civil and others engineering sector. Thought technical textiles have attracted considerable attention but the uses of fiber, yarn, fabric for different applications other than clothing and furnishing is not a new phenomenon.

Branches and Application of Technical Textiles:

There are mainly twelve applications of technical textiles which are listed in the below:

  1. Transport Textiles,
  2. Medical and Hygiene Textiles,
  3. Industrial Products and Components,
  4. Agriculture, Horticulture and Fishing,
  5. Home Textiles,
  6. Clothing Components,
  7. Packaging and Containment,
  8. Construction – Building and Roofing,
  9. Geotextiles in Civil Engineering,
  10. Sport and Leisure,
  11. Protective and Safety Clothing or Textiles,
  12. Ecological Protection Textiles.

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Role of Print Media

Print Media is a revolutionary evolution that has buried the gap of communication with the aid of tangible printed assets such as newspaper, magazines, letters etc. among various targeted groups of people so that the hierarchy of information would never gets broken down due to slacking conversation. Print media has several sources to destine its significant role among which newspapers and magazines are the gigantic dominants for intermediating information till the date today while business-letters, brochures, bill boards, pamphlets, sign boards, post cards and advertisements play secondary role in catapulting a large audience in one go.

The word ‘print’ connotes written by machine and the term ‘media’ illustrates mode of communication. Thus, print media has been imparting knowledge and information to a strictly targeted huge mass. Along with such conventional sources of print media like newspaper, the power of mass communication has been strengthened. The worry of conveying same information to a large group has been resolved such as an entrepreneur needs not to rewrite again and again the same business letter to his numerous employees for displaying the agenda of his business strategy as his business-letter would brief his motto in one go.

The most vital and significant purpose of print media is to share information as a written interface to a strictly targeted audience for whom the particular set of information or data has been meant for genuinely. It connotes that there would never be any wastage of vital information and the primarily concerned audience would get the maximum benefit from the written data. It serves the commercial motive of advertising any product on one hand, and revealing the credibility of the business on other hand via pamphlets, brochures and newsletters.

For being abreast with the information that is latest, prefer print media as it is the best.

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Technical Textiles for Agriculture and Fishing Applications

Textiles textiles have long been used in agriculture and fishing to protect, gather and store products. Today, modern materials and constructions have helped to increase the strength, lightness and durability of traditional products, as well as open up completely new markets.

Agriculture and fishing applications represent the sixth biggest market for technical textiles, although growth is relatively slow. This is partly because textile usage is dominated by yarn and monofilament products in relatively mature applications such as ropes, twine, and fishing nets and line. Another reason is that traditional materials are being replaced by products which have a lower textile content in terms of volume. However, the potential for growth is higher in materials for specialised applications such as equipment for fish farming and nonwovens for agriculture and horticulture.

Synthetic materials – especially polypropylene – have made considerable inroads into this market sector, although traditional materials remain significant where biodegradability is important. Also, modern textile materials have opened up possibilities for innovation in crop protection and shading, including floating covers, capillary nonwovens, and textiles incorporating fertilisers, pesticides, superabsorbent polymers and seeds.

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Types of Print Media?

From a publishing perspective, print media includes newspapers, magazines and books. From a marketing and advertising perspective, print media also includes brochures, posters, flyers, directories and direct mail pieces, such as letters and postcards.

From a reader’s perspective, print media is used to gather information or for entertainment purposes. Newspapers are a common source of local, regional or national news. Local magazines or business publications also provide readers with information on topics of interest. Some magazines, along with books, are used for entertainment or pleasure. People read fiction books, for instance, for entertainment driven by a story, plot and characters.

In marketing, companies rely on print media to deliver messages to targeted customers. While readers do not necessarily seek ads in newspaper or magazines, publishers rely on advertising dollars from companies to keep subscription rates low and to generate profit. Advertisers want to engage customers as they read through the pages.

Other print media is specifically developed to convey an advertiser’s message to targeted customers. Companies prepare flyers, posters and brochures to communicate company, product or event-specific information or benefits. These media are often mass-distributed to customers through public postings. Direct mail pieces are sent to targeted customers in their mailboxes.

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Introduction of Print Media

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Now that so much media is electronic or digital, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time before print media was invented. The earliest civilizations only had oral communication. If they had news to tell, they ran to the nearest person to spread the word to others, who each did the same until everyone had heard the news. Then people began to write down their news in picture form and then in crude languages where symbols stood for words and letters. It took the inventions of paper and the printing press for print media to come into regular use. Once it did, there was no turning back.

What Is Print Media?

Simply stated, print media is the printed version of telling the news, primarily through newspapers and magazines. Before the invention and widespread use of printing presses, printed materials had to be written by hand. It was a painstaking process that made mass distribution impossible.

At first, news was chiseled in stone. Later, it was handwritten and posted in a public area much like today’s posters or read from a scroll by a town crier. As early as 131 B.C., the ancient Roman government produced daily news sheets and informed the public in this way. Through the years, print media evolved to include entertainment, educational topics and more, instead of only conveying news.

A Brief History of Printing

Around the year 932, Chinese printers adapted wood blocks, which had been used to print illustrations and small amounts of text, and started producing popular books more easily. Each page of text was one block that could be used repeatedly to make the books.

About 100 years later, China’s Bi Sheng invented movable type by carving individual characters onto small blocks of clay. Each small block was hardened by fire to become a porcelain piece that could be used again and again. The pieces were glued to iron plates to make a page. Using each page hundreds or thousands of times, he could mass produce news quickly. When the printing was done, the pieces were removed from the plates to be used again to make other pages.

Bi Sheng’s invention had limited success in China because the Chinese alphabet’s characters are so large that they were difficult to put on movable type. His idea spread all over the world, however, and others adapted it using other materials such as wood, tin and copper. Still, the process was too cumbersome to mass produce a newspaper for the public.

Printing Press Mass Produces Newspapers

In 1440, Johannes Gutenberg introduced his invention of a movable type printing press with type that was much easier to change, making the mass production of news pages possible. The invention spread throughout Europe, and printing and distributing sheets of news became popular.

The World Association of Newspapers considers the first newspaper to be The Relation, which was published in Germany in 1604. It was published regularly (weekly), disseminated to the public and covered a range of news, from politics to entertainment.

The Oxford Gazette was the first English paper to be published, starting in 1665. It moved to London the next year and was renamed the London Gazette. It is still published today as the official publication of government news.

Although the early American colonies published news sheets, the first true newspaper was published in Boston in 1690. Called Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick, it ran into trouble for publishing political criticism. Its publisher, Benjamin Harris, was arrested and all copies were destroyed. While the American colonies were adamant about freedom of religion, freedom of the press was another matter.

The first successful newspaper in America was the Boston News-Letter in 1702. Its publisher, John Campbell, was careful not to publish any criticisms of the government. When Ben Franklin’s brother was arrested in 1722 for publishing news critical of the government, he turned over his paper, The New England Courant, to Ben.

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