An Integrated Approach To Technical Textile Design

We are experts at all areas of the technical textile manufacturing process. Our integrated approach means we can develop highly complex technical textiles, tailoring the yarn types, weave constructions, finishes and coatings to produce fabrics which are custom-made to perform to consistently high standards in even the most demanding of applications

At the heart of this lies our ability as technical textiles specialists to design the manufacturing processes, which allows us to develop for our customers an end product of high-quality fabric, engineered to have performance characteristics that exactly meet their requirements

Designing For Performance

20161025We’ll act as a design and specification resource for your business. Our technical experience and specialist knowledge of yarns, fabrics, weaving, finishing, coating and fabrication processes means we can take the hard work away by developing innovative fabric solutions.

We like a challenge – the more complex and unusual the application, the better. We are happy to work with your internal team, tailoring a cost-effective textile solutions for your particular needs.

We will design fabrics to meet performance specifications, developing prototypes for new uses or improving and refining characteristics for existing applications.

In this way we will work with you as your textile development partner, acting as a vital resource to help our customers with a structured approach to the design of fabric components within their products or processes.

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Types of Media

The term news media refers to the groups that communicate information and news to people. Most Americans get their information about government from the news media because it would be impossible to gather all the news themselves. Media outlets have responded to the increasing reliance of Americans on television and the Internet by making the news even more readily available to people. There are three main types of news media: print media, broadcast media, and the Internet.

Print Media

The oldest media forms are newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters, and other printed material. These publications are collectively known as the print media. Although print media readership has declined in the last few decades, many Americans still read a newspaper every day or a newsmagazine on a regular basis. The influence of print media is therefore significant. Regular readers of print media tend to be more likely to be politically active.

The print media is responsible for more reporting than other news sources. Many news reports on television, for example, are merely follow-up stories about news that first appeared in newspapers. The top American newspapers, such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, often set the agenda for many other media sources.

The Newspaper of Record

Because of its history of excellence and influence, the New York Times is sometimes called the newspaper of record: If a story is not in the Times, it is not important. In 2003, however, the newspaper suffered a major blow to its credibility when Times journalist Jayson Blair admitted that he had fabricated some of his stories. The Times has since made extensive efforts to prevent any similar scandals, but some readers have lost trust in the paper.

Broadcast Media

Broadcast media are news reports broadcast via radio and television. Television news is hugely important in the United States because more Americans get their news from television broadcasts than from any other source.

Television News

The main broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, and NBC—each have a news division that broadcasts a nightly news show. For the past fifty years, most Americans watched one or more of these broadcasts. Since the 1980s, however, cable news channels have chipped away at the broadcast networks. CNN and MSNBC both broadcast news around the clock. Because the cable news channels are always broadcasting news programs, many people who want to follow a story closely tune in to these stations first. The relatively new Fox network news program has also drawn numerous viewers away from the big three networks.

Radio News

The other type of broadcast media is radio. Before the advent of television in the 1950s, most Americans relied on radio broadcasts for their news. Although fewer Americans rely on radio as their primary news source, many people still listen to radio news every day, especially during morning and evening commutes. Local news stations have a particularly large audience because they can report on local weather, traffic, and events.

Talk Radio

Since the 1980s, talk radio has emerged as a major force in broadcasting. Talk radio is a radio format in which the hosts mix interviews with political commentary. As a result, many talk radio shows are highly partisan. Conservatives have a strong hold on American talk radio through programs hosted by influential commentators, such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

The Internet

The Internet is slowly transforming the news media because more Americans are relying on online sources of news instead of traditional print and broadcast media. Americans surf the sites of more traditional media outlets, such as NBC and CNN, but also turn to unique online news sources such as weblogs. Websites can provide text, audio, and video information, all of the ways traditional media are transmitted. The web also allows for a more interactive approach by allowing people to personally tailor the news they receive via personalized web portals, newsgroups, podcasts, and RSS feeds.

Weblogs—known colloquially as blogs—have become very influential since the start of the twenty-first century. Leading bloggers write their opinions on a variety of issues, and thousands of people respond on message boards. Although many blogs are highly partisan and inaccurate, a few have been instrumental in breaking big stories.

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Technical Textile Market – Global Forecast to 2020

Technical textiles is an emerging market in the textiles & fabric industry. The classification of technical textiles depends on its function & chemical properties and application. It has experienced continuous progress with regard to technological advances and innovation. This industry has been growing since the past few years with the advent of new technologies in nonwovens, fabric finish, weaving, knitting, and fiber & spinning. The technical textiles sector is a knowledge-based research-oriented industry and has been slowly but steadily, gaining ground due to functional requirements, namely, facets such as health & safety, cost effectiveness, durability, high strength, lightweight, versatility, customization, user & eco-friendliness, and logistical convenience in aerospace, shipping, sports, agriculture, defense, health care, and construction sectors.

The technical textiles market, in terms of volume, is projected to reach 42.20 Million Metric Tons by 2020, at a CAGR of around 4.68% from 2015 to 2020.

The market for the global technical textiles industry has seen an upward surge since 2000. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for around 33.13% of the total market share in terms of value in 2014, followed by the North American and European regions at 29.13% and 24.02 %, respectively. However, as the technical textiles market in developed countries is getting matured, the market in developing countries such as China, Japan, and India is projected to grow at a higher rate from 2015 to 2020. China, with a CAGR of 5.93%, is projected to grow faster than any other country. This is because of its vast population and high industrial and technological developments in the country.

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A New Era for Print Media

Print media is dead. Or is it? For a handful of well-connected New Yorkers, glossy, start-up magazines are the latest status symbols.

“It’s either mad or genius to start a print publication in 2013,” said Kevin Sessums, the editor of FourTwoNine, a new gay publication exploring topics such as activism, relationships and fashion. It’s also expensive: The first issue of Wherever, a new travel magazine, cost about $20,000 to put out. FourTwoNine wouldn’t say how much it’s spent, but it “wasn’t cheap,” a spokeswoman said.


What: FourTwoNine hits newsstands in October with Sarah Jessica Parker and Bravo’s Andy Cohen on its debut cover. Let’s Panic went on sale this month, featuring surrealist photography and a story by John Waters. Wherever, a tri-annual, launched last spring, its pages filled with vintage tourism ads and first-person pieces about moving to Bushwick.

Who: Rawan Hadid, 28 years old, created Wherever as a tome for serial wanderers after getting, she says, “tired of looking at glossy travel magazines.” Let’s Panic is the brainchild of fashion photographer Aaron Ward, who grew frustrated with editorial “bleeding into advertising.” Mr. Sessums, a memoirist and veteran writer of Vanity Fair, called magazine editing one of the last “aesthetic dictatorships,” and said he’s aiming to oversee an edgy publication that a reader will “throw across the room…but not throw out.”

Why: “When you’re working for Vogue, you have to speak Vogue,” said public-relations honcho Kelly Cutrone. A magazine to call one’s own operates, in part, she said, as “a marketing campaign…for people on the radar.”

These upstart editors are also aiming to make magazines like the ones they once admired. “There’s a gap in the publishing world,” said Koko Ntuen, editor in chief of Ladygunn, a two-year-old magazine that styles itself as a Vice competitor. “It didn’t seem like this was the time to do it,” Mr. Ward said, “but there’s a crazy hunger for these magazines that I loved growing up. They were inspirational, and that’s gotten diluted.”

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Classification and Applications of Technical Textiles

20161011Technical Textiles:

Technical textiles are reported to be the fastest growing sector of the textile industrial sector. A technical textile is a textile that has been developed to meet the exacting specified high-performance requirements of a particular end-use other than conventional clothing and furnishings. In many cases, specially developed technical yarns are employed to support and reinforce the fabric properties.

Medical and Hygiene Textiles:

The largest use of textiles is for hygiene applications such as wipes, babies’ diapers (nappies) and adult sanitary and incontinence products. Nonwovens dominate these applications which account for over 23% of all nonwoven use, the largest proportion of any of the 12 major markets for technical textiles. The other side of the medical and hygiene market is a rather smaller but higher value market for medical and surgical products such as operating gowns and drapes, sterilization packs, dressings, sutures and orthopaedic pads. At the highest value end of this segment are relatively tiny volumes of extremely sophisticated textiles for uses such as artificial ligaments, veins and arteries, skin replacement, hollow fibres for dialysis machines and so on.

Transportation Textiles:

Transport applications (cars, Lorries, buses, trains, ships and aerospace) represent the largest single end-use area for technical textiles, accounting for some 20% of the total. Products range from carpeting and seating (regarded as technical rather than furnishing textiles because of the very stringent performance characteristics which they must fulfil), through tyre, belt and hose reinforcement, safety belts and airbags, to composite reinforcements for automotive bodies, civil and military aircraft bodies, wings and engine components, and many other uses.

Ecological Protection Textiles:

The final category of technical textile markets, as defined by Techtextile, is technical textiles for protection of the environment and ecology. This is not a well defined segment yet, although it overlaps with several other areas, including industrial textiles (filtration media), geotextiles (erosion protection and sealing of toxic waste) and agricultural textiles (e.g. minimizing water loss from the land and reducing the need for use of herbicides by providing mulch to plants).

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Technology of Print Media

Keeping the presses rolling for all kinds of printed materials needed by a wide range of customers.

Why is this skill important?

Print Media Technology involves the production of printed material using sheet-fed offset and digital printing presses. They need to use other equipment to create finished printed products. The print media technician is involved with all aspects of the printing process from the initial planning and preparation, through to the print run, checking for consistent quality in the final product, to cleaning up after the print run is complete.

The technician most often works in a printing or publishing business, and needs to have a deep knowledge of how to handle, troubleshoot, and maintain printing factors such as ink types, custom colour mixing, paper properties, and complex printing, trimming/cutting and quality control equipment.

The technician continuously demonstrates expertise and exercises technical and creative decisions throughout an often long but always exciting evolution from concept to completion.

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