Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Techtextil to display innovative ideas for new application
Techtextil to display innovative ideas for new application
02
May '13
Over the last decade, nanotechnology has found its way into almost all sectors. Nanolayers are finding applications in wind turbines to improve the aerodynamics and prevent surface icing. Moreover, microelectronics these days are largely nanoelectronics.

In addition to that, carbon nanostructures are now being used in the development of lightweight building materials. Just in terms of their applications in medicine, pharmaceuticals and medical technology alone, predictions are for double-digit growth. But nanotechnology has enormous potential for applications in the textile sector too.

The possible range of applications is as large as that of the textiles themselves. Be it in medical technology, filter technology, functional apparel or automotive construction, well-known exhibitors at Techtextil will, from 11 to 13 June 2013, be showcasing the many and varied areas of application for this innovative technology in Frankfurt am Main.

In Germany, the topic forms an increasingly important focus for the work of the major textile research institutes. For the textile sector has also recognised the potential for nanotechnology. Apparel textiles, with dirt- and water-resistant nano finishes, are already widespread, especially in sports and outdoor wear. Textiles with anti-bacterial qualities, based on the use of silver nanoparticles, have also found their way onto the market. Moreover, rapidly advancing research is opening new horizons all the time.

The anti-bacterial textiles we are talking about are optimised for use in the healthcare sector – as a weapon in the fight against the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs. Other possibilities for medical applications of nano textiles include surgical bandages that can be removed without leaving any residual traces.

These can be made from a nonwoven fabric of bio-compatible nanofibre or in the form of sticking plasters that imitate the well-known technique that a gecko's foot uses to cling on.

At the Institute for Textile Machinery and High- Performance Materials Technology at the Technical University of Dresden, (Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik, TU Dresden) nanofibres made of biopolymers are formed into nonwoven fabric, which are due to come into use in regenerative medicine as so-called 'scaffolds'.

These form a structural basis for the cultivation of cells with the aim of creating artificial tissue that can be used for implant purposes.


Must ReadView All

US & EU retailers release industry approach to GDPR

Apparel/Garments | On 24th May 2018

US & EU retailers release industry approach to GDPR

The Washington, D.C.-based National Retail Federation and...

Global cotton consumption to reach record in 2018-19: USDA

Textiles | On 24th May 2018

Global cotton consumption to reach record in 2018-19: USDA

Reflecting continued growth in the global economy, world cotton mill...

Courtesy: Nanollose

Textiles | On 24th May 2018

Nanollose develops fabric from coconuts

Australian technology company Nanollose has developed a sustainable...

Interviews View All

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search