Application and Uses of Technical Textiles

By | February 8, 2017

Scope of Technical Textiles | Technical Textile Product List | Types of Technical Textile | Classification of Technical Textiles

What is Technical Textiles?

Technical textiles are approximately 21% of all textiles. The main markets of technical textiles are traditional fabrics such as

  1. Canvas, fents etc. (23%),
  2. Automotive and transportation (23%),
  3. Leisure (12%),
  4. Medical textiles (10%),
  5. Geotextiles (10%), and
  6. Protective apparel (2%).

Two thirds of automotive materials goes into interior trim, for seat covers, roof and door liners and carpets where woven fabrics still dominate the other uses include types, air bags and filters.

Although non-woven and woven fabrics account for the majority of technical textiles, warp knitted and to lesser extent, weft knitted structures has captured some special end use markets.  These are particulars where lerfain properties such as drapability , open work, knitting to shape, mouldability, extensibility, lightness of weight, strength and cost are at a premium and can be tailored for requirements.

Application of Technical Textiles:

There are some important applications of technical textile which have pointed out in the below:

1. Geotextiles:

These are polymer fabrics used in the construction of harbor works, road drains and break waters and for land reclamation and many other civil engineering purposes. The geo-textiles market requires bulk quantities of material.

Geotextiles

Geotextiles

2. Tarpaulins coverings:

Air inflated structures, farpanulines, temperature resistant sails, root coverings, back bit advertising signs.

Tarpaulins coverings

Tarpaulins coverings

3. Industrial textiles:

Filter fabrics, adhesrttapses and conveyor belts.

Filter fabrics

Filter fabrics

4. Safely textiles:

Heat and flame resistant protective clothing for civil and military purposes, inflatable life rafts, fluorescent safely clothing, and bullet proof bests, sun protection blinds, helmets, radiation protection, oil trap mats and parachutes.

Flame resistant clothing

Flame resistant clothing

5. Medical textiles:

Gauge, plasters, artificial arteries, tapes, bandages, classier net bandages, dialysis filters, blankets and covers.

Medical textiles

Medical textiles

6. Composites:

Composites are products which are formed by combining two or more discrete physical phases usually a solid matrix and a fibrous reinforcing material.

7. Nets:

Fabrics for construction, agriculture, weather and pest protection, for safety, blinds, fences, fish nets, and storage nets.

8. Active sportswear:

Clothing and equipment.

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