Technical Textile Case Study

Turning Post-Industrial Textile Waste Into a Commercial Engineered Textile

Supported by the federal governments TCF Strategic Capability Program that aimed to build innovative capability within the TCF sector, L&L Products has develop capacity to manufacture a new range of technical textiles from recycled fibre. Jean-Michel will profile the visionary research and product development by L&L Products that turns textile waste into new commercial products such as a short-fibre nonwoven textile that is now supplying the automotive industry in Australia, Europe and North America. He will outline the impediments the company experienced in developing nation-wide materials logistics and material handling system and the feedstock required.

Tools For Greener Product Innovation In The Technical Textile Industry

Manufacturers across the value chain face two key problems when it comes to building a greener brand. They want and need to design greener products, and then credibly market them. Designing truly greener products requires access to a comprehensive source of current and credible life cycle data. For several years, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and Sustainable Minds have been working to understand the product sustainability landscape for nonwovens. Terry will discuss life cycle assessment and how manufacturers can use it to make greener decisions in R&D and to build a greener brand.

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Print Media

Print media typically includes newspapers, articles, journals etc. on the other hand, electronic media could be internet, television etc.

Print Media

  • Choice of reading – Allows user to read anytime and can be carried anywhere.
  • A much affordable form of media when compared to electronic.
  • For an individual, it’s quite an easy proof for any sort of information – People specially living in rural areas can easily afford a newspaper as compared to TV’s etc.
  • Relatively easier form of accessibility public for campaigns etc.

Electronic media

  • A more advanced form of media.
  • Introduces more revenues and job opportunities.
  • Relatively a more innovative form of media. Thanks to motion pictures, animation etc.
  • A variety of options available unlike print media. People can surf through different channels, site etc.
  • Very appropriate for instant POLLS reviews of public.
  • Works better for people with hearing and seeing disabilities.
  • Can be reached faster and can be made LIVE.

The main intent of any media is to pass information to pubic. Be it electronic or print media, the public needs to be aware of the news. Most of the people in daily lives start with print media and gradually, as the day passes by, switch to electronic media.

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Various Types Of Textiles


Medical Textiles

  • Medical textiles and bio-materials for healthcare
  • Bio-polymers and Bio-technology
  • Technologies involved in textile biotechnology
  • Smart textiles and bio-materials containing enzymes or enzyme substrates
  • Enzymatic treatment versus conventional chemical processing of fibres

Technical Textiles

  • New materials for fibres and extrusion (Functional fibres)
  • Geotextiles, civil engineering, building and construction
  • Sports and leisure
  • Electrospinning and Nanotechnology in technical textiles
  • Filtration, packaging and other related field textiles
  • Automotive and other transportation media

Smart and Interactive Textiles

  • Intelligent textiles and clothing
  • Wearable electronics and photonics
  • Formation of electrical circuits in textile structures
  • Conductive textile materials
  • Clothing bio-sensory engineering including piezoelectric smart materials
  • Solar textiles: production and distribution of electricity coming from solar radiation
  • Engineering textile and clothing aesthetics using shape changing materials
  • Shape memory polymer films for breathable textiles
  • Development of shape memory alloy fabrics for composite structures
  • Textile micro system technology

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What role does the print media play in this dance?

Although things have improved slightly in the print media in 2015, almost all major print editorial pages are controlled by publishers who are whole hog on privatization and charters: NYT and Chicago Tribune and the Tribune network are leading the bandwagon and heavily influenced by Bloomberg, Broad, and Murdoch.

The Progressive, The Nation (the country’s oldest journal of political and cultural opinion), Salon, Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post most often include stories and voices of teachers in print; while Politico, The Huffington Post, Alternet, Truthout, and Common Dreams are open to teacher voices that call attention to a counter narrative.

Diane Ravitch, Anthony Cody, Jon Pelto’s Education Blogger’s Network, Cynthia Liu’s K12 News Network, Tim Slekar’s Busted Pencils site, Dr. James Miller’s War Report, and the Network for Public Education, an organization formed to counter the neoliberal Democrats for Education Reform, have all worked to build online grassroots communities opposed to right libertarian and neoliberal public education disruption-destruction. Peter Greene has been relentlessly spot-on, taking Mr. Gates-Duncan-Petrilli on every day. The work of blogger-authors Mercedes Schneider and Jeff Bryant has been exemplary in reaching a broader audience at Huffington Post and Salon. Edushyster (Jennifer Berkshire) brings a deft humorous touch to her articles and interviews. Dozens of local bloggers around the country like Mike and Fred Klonsky in Chicago, The Jose Vilson in New York, and Julian Vasquez-Heilig’s Cloaking Inequity blog have been relentless, but don’t always get the attention they deserve.

GMMB, a think-tank and PR firm located in Washington DC and heavily subsidized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has also had a big impact on the shaping negative opinion of public schools and public school teachers. GMMB carefully prepared the media packets and campaign in support of the Common Core Standards and has worked very closely with the Fordham Institute to supply talking points and interviews to virtually every major media outlet. GMMB has hired media insiders who have worked in most major cable news and print media institutions, opening easy access to editorial boards and the country’s major education reporters. Mr. Duncan’s former PR officer, a former reporter for the LA Times, revolved into a GMMB job one year ago. It is not a stretch to say that there is virtually no institutional membrane existing between GMMB, the Fordham Institute, and the Department of Education under Secretary Duncan. Indeed, presidential appointments of top assistant secretaries that are closely connected with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are the norm within the Obama Department of Education. Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute was called by virtually every major print, cable, and digital reporter from 2015-16 for talking points in defense of the Common Core Curriculum which, like the Fordham Institute, is heavily funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Technical Textiles Industry – An Overview

Technical Textiles are the high performance fabrics specially manufactured for various industrial specialized individual applications. These products are primarily preferred for their functional attributes. They are manufactured for 12 broad categories viz. agriculture and horticulture; architecture, building and construction; clothing technology; geotextiles; functional home textiles; industrial textiles; medical and hygiene; transportation; environmental friendly; packaging; safety and protection; and sports and leisure.

Traditional v/s Technical Textile Markets

The market trends for traditional textiles is heavily inclined towards countries with cheap labor. In such an environment, technical textiles give an opportunity to the companies in the industrialized countries to survive the competition and to achieve sustainable growth due to their specialized skills, materials, processes and equipments.

There are certain basic differences between technical textiles and traditional textiles industries:

  • Technical textiles are preferred for their highly specific performance quality and as such they are more expensive than the traditional textiles.
  • Technical textile manufacturers have to use accepted testing methods in order to gain customers’ faith regarding standard specifications.
  • Technical textiles are for a distinct segment of a market as opposed to mass market. This target market needs more flexible and smaller production spells. Thus the technical textile manufacturers too have to be flexible in their production schedules.
  • Technical Textiles survive on innovations. Thus, technical textile manufacturers must be ready to invest in research and development and newer equipments too.
  • In certain categories of technical textiles, the legal necessities have to be followed by the manufacturers.

Technical Textiles Industry- Market Trends

The global market for technical textiles is rising as never before. Although US and EU continue to be major manufacturers and consumers of technical textiles, the Asian countries like China and India have recently emerged as chief production centers of technical textiles. Russia is also an important market where the consumption of technical textiles is growing at a fast speed. Turkey’s technical textiles market has also started to develop in the recent years. Some of the facts related to world technical textile markets will throw some more light on the issue:

  • The total global sale of technical textiles is expected to touch US$126 billion by 2010.
  • Asia is fast emerging as the chief producer and consumer of technical textiles.
  • The Texas Tech University has predicted the growth of nonwovens and technical textiles markets in India by 13.3% per annum during 2005-50.
  • The demand for filters in China is forecast to rise by 14.4% a year up to 2011 due to developments in motor vehicle production, manufacturing output, construction activities, and urbanization of the population.
  • Turkey is developing as an important center for technical textiles production and is exporting technical textile raw material and end products to the world.

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Why Print Media Will Never Die

Turn on your TV on Saturday or Sunday during the day and you’ll discover that the great majority of shows are infomercials. That is, they are program-length commercials paid for by the companies presenting products and services in those shows.

In the evening you’ll see this is no longer the case. Instead of infomercials you’ll find actual programs — either original or syndicated — presented by the network or channel you happen to be watching. These shows are interrupted by short blocks of ads that have been sold to advertisers in the same way that the larger blocks of time earlier in the day were sold to infomercial creators.

The only difference between the day and evening hours is that at night the station believes it can entice an audience to watch its own programs — and by extension the ads that run during those programs, which in turn allows the network to charge for those ads based on the size of audience they capture. More audience at any given time equals more advertising revenue.

Running infomercials during the day is an open admission that a network or channel has thrown in the towel not simply on creating their own programming for that block of time, but even on the idea that they might present syndicated content (sitcom reruns, for example) as a means of attracting an audience. For that time slot on that particular day, taking money up-front from an infomercial provider produces more revenue than would trying to attract an audience by traditional means, And because the station is getting paid in advance it doesn’t care whether anyone watches or not. (Think about that.)

While there are a lot of factors in play, the only important dynamic in this entire television paradigm is the fact that traditional networks, stations and channels are locked into a broadcasting model. They are charged with filling each and every hour of the day with programming that will attract whoever happens to be sitting in the audience at that time. Those hours of the day cannot be moved, program times can only be moved with difficulty (the risk being that a previously-interested audience may not tag along to the new time), and until time travel becomes a reality that’s never, ever going to change.

What television is doing to compensate — what it must do — is provide on-demand content. Instead of trying to force an increasingly mobile and easily distracted audience to stand still long enough to be entertained at an appointed hour, television must disconnect itself from specific broadcast times as much as possible. In NYC there are a ridiculous number of cable channels still using the broadcast model — many of which seem to show nothing but infomercials twenty-four hours a day. But there is also a large and increasingly diversified slate of on-demand stations providing not only movies, but traditional and niche programming as well.

That’s why broadcast television is going to die of a certainty, and why print media never will. Because physical books have always met the on-demand test. It’s their greatest strength, by far, and always has been.

Yes, print media will shrink as e-books and e-readers continue to take market share, but that’s all to the good, and not just because of the trees it will save. Most books do not contain information that needs to be preserved in physical form. If print media becomes a smaller market aimed at collectibles or high-end artisanal products, books themselves will still retain the utility they have always had. (To whatever extent physical books are vulnerable to flood and fire, it’s also true that a physical book exists independent of electronic hardware failures or battery capacity.)

Publishing is a flawed business, but books are not flawed devices. print media will never die because even today a book is still a completely functional delivery system for the content it contains.

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What does a Technical Textile Designer do?

A Technical Textiles Designer manages the product development of technical textiles and is sometimes involved in their manufacture. They may work with research and development teams or to a customer specification.

A Technical Textiles Designer devises products to meet performance specifications and develops prototypes. They use specialist Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to produce a range of designs.

They test new fibres and fabrics and record the results. An important part of their job is to research new processes, techniques and technologies. They also write reports and cost estimates.

A Technical Textiles Designer carries out office-based work as well as designing and testing new textiles structures in a laboratory or production facility.

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Soyang is Your Print Media Advertising Partner

Savvy advertisers know that newspapers are a good investment for their print media advertising dollars. After all, a whopping 147 million American adults read a newspaper in print in the past week.

Did you know that 79% of newspaper users took action on a newspaper ad in the past week? And 8 in 10 adults used newspaper inserts in the past 30 days to make a purchasing decision. Print media advertising is an investment that yields a solid ROI.

Newspapers attract readers of all ages, so your print media advertisement is sure to be seen by your target audience. The most recently released statistics indicate that almost 6 in 10 adults, between the ages of 18-34, read a newspaper. Seven out of ten adults who are 35 or older read a newspaper; and nearly eight in ten adults 55+ are newspaper readers.

In addition to the traditional run-of-paper/press (ROP) ads that appear in the various sections throughout a newspaper, there are many other interesting options available for your print media advertising. Consider placing a popular “strip ad” on the bottom of the front page, or perhaps a removable Post-it note at the top of the front page. This is the perfect way to draw attention to your message!

Don’t forget about free standing inserts and creatively sized ad units, or adding color to your ad for maximum impact. Color ads are perceived to be 33% more beneficial than black and white ads, and are 31% more likely to drive readers to the advertiser’s location.

Consumers rate newspapers as the medium with the most trusted and believable ads, as most valuable in planning shopping, and preferred for receiving advertising information. Be sure to place your print media advertisement in the medium that is valued by its readers for its quality and content. You’re sure to be in good company.

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