Technical textiles and films

Safety for membrane and lightweight construction

Innovative architecture and construction engineering require efficient, innovative materials. Today, technical textiles and films enable trend-setting and sophisticated solutions for roofs and facades. We help you implement these special projects safely – from the start.

The laboratory for technical textiles and films (formerly the Blum laboratory), which is DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 accredited, supports manufacturers and planners in their development and quality assurance as well as builders in their subsequent use of the products. As a recognized testing, monitoring and certification body (PÜZ) according to the state building regulations and the building regulation list, we support you in the field of membrane and lightweight construction with leading expertise and the experience of more than three decades. Our independent expertise has been and is sought-after for a number of spectacular lightweight construction projects worldwide.

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FPC Coated Technical Textiles

Throughout the world, within the most technologically advanced industries, we add layers of innovation to ensure the highest performance in coated fabrics.

Our advanced technical textiles solutions are built on technical and industry know-how, delivered by experienced teams across a proven and efficient process methodology. With every angle covered, we go further to engineer customized and innovative coating solutions that improve the performance of industry innovations and accelerate our customers’ business. We come up with fully equipped advanced technology for overall customer satisfaction.

Our PVC Coated Fabrics for Signage are used for large format advertising, Indoor and Outdoor application, Billboards, Light Boxes, Exhibition booths and many other applications. We ensure that customer’s ultimate satisfaction is guaranteed because our products are having high tear resistance, high intensity graphics on solvent, eco solvent, latex and UV inks, Flame Retardant, UV resistant and fungus resistant.

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Environmentally friendly resorcinol-formaldehyde-free adhesive systems for textile-rubber composites

Technical textiles deliver solutions for a wide range of applications such as reinforcements for mechanical rubber goods (MRG) and composite materials. The surface of reinforcing fibers and in particular the interphase between the fiber and rubber matrix is essential to meet these challenges and specific requirements. Resorcinol-Formaldehyde-Latex (RFL) chemistry is at the core of textile reinforcements for the application in mechanical rubber goods such as tires, timing belts, hoses and air springs.

Due to regulatory issues, formaldehyde has been recently classified as carcinogenicity category 1B substance and according to the EU commission regulation No. 605/2014 these new legal obligations apply to producers, importers and downstream users. As a result of this re-classification, mixtures containing free formaldehyde contents of 0.1% or more are required to be labelled as carcinogenic i.e. H350, as they may cause cancer. Since Resorcinol is also in focus, there is therefore an immediate need to look for alternative cross-linking systems for technical fiber reinforcements in the field of MRG.

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New markets for technical textiles

Technical textiles made of high-performance fibers are currently being rediscovered as reinforcing materials for structural elements subject to high stress. Here carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics will be particularly prominent in the materials of the future. Experts expect the automotive branch to be the largest driver and thus the principle future market for carbon fibers. However, current use is still dominated by prepregs (pre-impregnated fibers), so that the predicted “Automotive” growth scenario will only come to pass if the cost of carbon-fiber-reinforced components drops significantly and the potentials for cost savings are leveraged to the greatest extent possible.

Since these savings potentials are primarily found in use of materials and in the component manufacturing process, it will only be possible to realize these tangible ecological and economic effects as forecast in large-scale industrial series manufacturing of this type of component. This makes it absolutely necessary to develop new textile machines as a central unit in new manufacturing processes for semi-finished textile products and preforms, also with regard to intelligent hybrid components in multi-material design.

By consolidating the individual areas of expertise of the member institutes, they intend to represent the entire textile value creation chain, from the textile machine to fiber production, manufacture of preforms/semi-finished products, textile functionalization, Smart Technical Textiles, process and product simulation, all the way to fiber-reinforced composite components.

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Technical Textiles Are Driving Industry Growth | Apparel Magazine

All the pundits at major shows around the world share a common perception about the global textile industry: that its future growth will be driven by technical textiles. Indeed, technical textiles have become the most important driver of growth in the textile industry. This perception was shared by many experts at the shows.

Technology is the underlying force that is transforming the industry from its conventional to an increasingly digital character. New software solutions, processes and technologies used in garment and leather manufacturing are top of mind at textile trade shows worldwide.

But it is not just the conventional applications of textiles and apparel that are of interest to both the industry and the consumers. The applications are today proliferating, limited only by designers’ imaginations. For example, technical textiles used in the highly-specialized aerospace industry are now being contemplated for consumer applications.

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WHAT IS A TECHNICAL TEXTILE?

Technical textiles and other textiles, such as clothing and fashion, differ significantly. Clothing and fashion fabrics have aesthetic look and form as the key parameters whereas technical textiles are fabrics that have specific functional properties for demanding environments. Technical fabrics are carefully designed and engineered for the specific application to give confidence, that the properties required will be delivered consistently.

YARN TYPES

Technical textiles are usually manufactured from synthetic materials, such as glass fibre, polyester, nylon, polyamide, spun polyester, aramid, and mixed yarns. Other yarn types are used and many more are available, please ask us if you need a particular yarn type not specified here. The materials are usually continuous filaments with or without twist. The higher the weight, the more filaments there are to manage.

COMMON TERMS

There is a certain amount of jargon in weaving, not all of which is immediately obvious. When talking about textiles, you will hear warp, weft, ends, picks amongst many other terms. The terms below are worth focusing on because they are in widespread usage and can be confusing. When giving us details of your needs, if you use a different count system just let us know your needs in the count system you use and our technical team will do the rest.

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8 panels to help Centre set standards for technical textiles

To expedite the process of developing standards for the technical textiles sector, eight committees have been formed at the Centre of Excellences in India to help identify the areas in which standards needed to be formulated, said Textiles Secretary Anant Kumar Singh.

“The market of technical textiles is expanding rapidly with new products being added by the users in various industries. Thus it is imperative to formulate standards to accelerate the growth of the textiles sector,” Singh said inaugurating the third edition of ‘National conclave on standards on technical textiles’ organised jointly by the Ministry of Textiles, Bureau of India Standards (BIS) and FICCI on Thursday.

India has the capability, resource and market in the area of technical textiles and the need was to capitalise on these strengths, according to an official release.

It is imperative for the stakeholders, including industry, policy makers and research institutes to work in close collaboration and also suggest ways to make the process of developing standards for technical textiles faster, Singh added. The eight committees will also include industry representatives.

Expanding market

The Secretary pointed out that the market of technical textiles was expanding rapidly with new products being added by the users in various industries. However, the share of technical textiles in the domestic textile sector as well as at the global level was very low as compared to developed countries and this needed to be addressed.

The government will also launch the new mission for technical textiles soon as the earlier mission has completed its period, Singh added.

The conclave, since its inception, has been instrumental in bringing together institutional buyers in various segments along with industry to discuss the standards that needed to be formulated by BIS on priority, the release said.

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A Study of Technical Textiles – Scope and Classifications

Textile that is primarily used for its performance or functional properties and not for its

appearance or aesthetics is known as technical textile. The industrial fabrics that are used for

various industrial applications are also classified as technical textiles. As such, technical

textiles are the high performance fabrics that are basically used for non-consumer applications.

Some textile academicians also include finished products such as ropes or tarpaulins, and parts of

other products, such as tyre cord for tyres or coverstock for diapers, in the definition of

technical textile.

Scope of Technical Textile

An exceptional feature of technical textiles is the use of innumerable varieties of raw

materials, processes, products and applications for their production. Some of the materials used

for making technical textile are listed below.

  • Metals, like steel.
  • Minerals, like asbestos and glass.
  • Synthetic polymers, like PES, PA, PAN, PP etc.
  • Regenerated fibers like rayon fiber and acetate fiber.
  • Natural fibers like cotton fiber, jute fiber, wool fiber etc.

Technical Textiles Classification

According to the end use, technical textiles can be divided into different categories:

Agrotech

Industrial

Cloth tech

Home tech

Med tech

Oeko tech

Pack tech

Sport tech

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COATED TECHNICAL TEXTILE

Technical Textiles are defined as Textile material and products manufactured primarily for their Technical performance and functional properties rather than aesthetic and decorative characteristics.

SCOPE OF TECHNICAL TEXTILES: According to the recent reports, there has been a sharp Increase in the global demand for Technical Textiles in various application areas namely Meditech, buildtech, Mobiletech,Protech, Indutech, Hometech, Clothtech, Sporttech, Packtech, Oekotech, Defence, Geotech.These applications have provided scope for making various products – from Car Upholstrey to Parachutes,Shelter Fabric to Home furnishing, Infrastructure to Environmental and even to Hospitals.The WORLD TRADE in technical textiles is believed to be over USD 50 Billion per annum and it isgrowing at an accelerated pace. It is expected to increase to USD 127 Billion by 2010 and drivers of future growth of this industry is expected to be Asian countries like India and China. Out of both the Countries, India has the capacity of not only becoming a large consumer of technical textiles in divercified application in view of the fast pace of the developing / growing economy but also become the world leader in manufacturing the COATED TECHNICAL TEXTILES.

TECHNICAL TEXTILES V/S CONVENTIONAL MATERIAL:

Technical textiles are now being increasingly used / consumed due to various properties / advantages such as

  • Cost effectiveness
  • Versatility
  • Durability
  • Customization
  • High Strength
  • User friendliness
  • Light in weight
  • Eco friendliness
  • Contribution to quality of life
  • Logistic Convenience

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Technical Textiles Coating Tutorial

Technical textiles are manufactured primarily for their technical performance and functional properties. Function is more important than form. Durability is more important than tactile effect.

Silicone rubber coatings can be used to add valuable performance and functional properties to technical textiles, engineered fabrics and industrial textiles.

Silicone rubber is a unique synthetic elastomer made from a crosslinked polymer that is reinforced with silica. Its characteristics are such that it provides the perfect balance of mechanical and chemical properties required by many of today’s most demanding industrial applications.

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