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Research and Markets: Developments and Innovations in Fibres, Textiles, Apparel and Machinery

Research and Markets: Developments and Innovations in Fibres, Textiles, Apparel and Machinery

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets. com/reports/c15733) has announced the addition of Innovations in Fibres, Textiles, Apparel and Machinery to their offering.

(PRWEB) April 18, 2005

Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c15733 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c15733)) has announced the addition of Innovations in Fibres, Textiles, Apparel and Machinery to their offering.

Innovations help firms to differentiate their products and maintain a competitive advantage. Doobon and Hyosun has chlorine resistant elastane fibres and Kimberly-ClarkÂ’s multicompartment yarn allows active agents such as skin conditioners to be released slowly in use. A polylactic acid fibre has better properties at high temperatures, and genetically modified sheep could produce wool with less shrinkage and better handle and elasticity. A new route for making splittable fibres could mean lower cost, better quality and more recyclable fine filaments. Toray has degradable polylactic acid based carpet yarns while Prisma has a new method for reducing food and drink stains.

Pro-Fit International offers stretchability along the length of a woven fabric, Harbour Healthcare has a new lightweight weft knitted blanket fabric, and Safety Components has an abrasion - and water-resistant fabric for luggage. In garments Printmark has a new way of avoiding seaming while Dorimi has a way of keeping apparel cool in use.

Procter and Gamble has a new highly hydrophobic coating for textiles using plasma glow discharge. Plasma technology has also been employed by Porton Plasma Innovations to protect clothing against staining. Philips and Procter and Gamble have developed new techniques for reduced wrinkling in fabrics, and Blücher, Reckitt Beckinser, and Robinson Lab have new odour control technologies. Equipment for dyeing fragile garments has been developed, as has a method of dyeing at greatly improved liquor ratios. Milliken has a new method for making multicoloured yarn, and an improved bacteriostatic oxide coating for colouring textiles. New fibre-reactive dyes have been developed for cellulosics and polyamides, and Ciba can dramatically reduce the migration of dyes during laundering. Inkjet printing quality has been improved by pretreating fabrics and Shima has a new ink-jet printer for knitwear and knitted fabrics. Unilever has a treatment for reducing wear during the washing of dark fabrics. Procter and Gamble has a biodegradable softener for use in dry cleaning, as well as an ingenious method of combining the benefits of dry cleaning and wet laundering.

Topics covered in this report include:

-Developments in fibres and yarns

-Chlorine-resistant elastane (spandex) fibre

-Fibres allowing controlled delivery of an active agent

-Improved polylactic acid fibres

-Nettle fibre

-Fibrillation of wool fibre

-Genetically engineered sheep

-Milliken's new technique offers carpet yarns with low shrinkage and high modulus

-Synthetic fibre yarn giving rapid absorption and desorption of moisture


-Novel splittable yarns

-Continuous detection of yarn defects

-Aliphatic polyester crimp yarn for carpets

-Stain-resistant polyamide yarns

-Developments in fabrics

-One-step preparation of textiles

-Fabrics with stretchability along the length of the weave

-Soft nonwoven fabric for blankets and apparel

-Weft-knitted blanket fabric

-Fabric for the construction of luggage

-Woollen sails

-Developments in garments and garment technology

-Durable elasticated clothing

-Seams without stitches

-Cooled garments

-Non-odour emitting hunting jackets

-Developments in dyeing, printing and finishing

-Garment dyeing at lower liquor ratios

-Milliken has a new method of space dyeing multicoloured yarns

-Colouring textiles using iron and aluminium oxide coatings

-Fibre-reactive dyes

-Preventing dyes being redeposited during laundering

-Colour-fast printed synthetics with a soft handle

-Treatment of fabrics to improve ink-jet print quality

-Ink-jet printing of textiles

-Equipment for finishing delicate fabrics

-Process for the face-finishing of fabrics

-Super-hydrophobic coating for textiles

-Fabrics with durable press finishes

-Eliminating animal odours on furnishings

-Odour absorbing cover for clothes

-Stain repellency using low temperature plasma technology

-Garment laundering and cleaning

-Technical details

-Fabric softening compound

-Dry cleaning of fabric articles

For more information visit http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c15733 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c15733)

Laura Wood

Senior Manager

Research and Markets

Press@researchandmarkets. com

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