The importance of retro reflection on different coated textile applications

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Retro reflection is a property used with various products and applications, providing increased visibility in low lighting conditions by means of passive illumination. From sheets and paint used in road signs, to critical applications like marine safety equipment, it is clear that retro-reflective materials enable the creation of a wide array of effective products. For many industry sectors using retro-reflective … Read More

Case Study #1: Gaining competitive edge with the Glowspot technology

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A particularly significant milestone in the development cycle of any new technology, is its use in a real life product or application. Rightfully so, as it is one of the best ways to demonstrate its usefulness, showcase its potential, and spark imagination for new applications of the technology. In this case study, we will be taking a detailed look into … Read More

The State of the European Coated Textile Industry

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The European coated technical textiles industry is enjoying a strong market presence, as well as deep technical know how. The EU coated textiles and thermoplastics market is in lockstep with the overall technical textiles sector, which is projected to expand and grow with a compound annual growth rate of 4.5% for the next five to six years. This growth is … Read More

Trends to Watch at Techtextil2019

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Techtextil2019 is a leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, taking place in Frankfurt from 14 to 17 of May 2019. This international exhibition hosts more than 1,400 technical textiles companies of all sizes and from the industry’s entire spectrum. Manufacturers showcase products to more than 33,000 visitors, for a full range of applications including architecture, automotive, construction, … Read More

Coated Textiles for Your Spill-Containment Applications

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The Importance of Environmental Control If your company deals in environmentally hazardous liquids, most likely your government requires you to have a response plan in the event of a spill. Your plan might need to include contingencies for spill prevention and control, as well as appropriate countermeasures. Often, meeting these requirements involves placing physical barriers around the site of a … Read More

How This New Retro-Reflective Textile Technology Can Take Your Products to the Next Level of Success

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Retro Reflective Textile - glowspot

In today’s increasingly competitive market, technical textile product manufacturers constantly try to differentiate their products in order to stay ahead of the competition and gain a market advantage. With new GlowSpot, a patented retro-reflective material that can be applied in the external layer of any technical textile, manufacturers can now differentiate their products and offer game-changing, and possibly life-saving, advantages … Read More

Marine Safety Trends to Watch at METSTrade

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The METSTRADE show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine related equipment, featuring more than 16,000 exhibitors in three different Pavilions. At this year’s METSTRADE show visitors will discover trends for specialized raw materials and composites for the marine construction industry, such as advanced retroreflective materials, for use in boating & safety applications. One of the central trends to … Read More

Trends in Coated Technical Textiles to Expect at IFAI Expo

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trends to expect at IFAI expo 2018

IFAI Expo 2018 is the largest and most anticipated technical textiles expo in North America, featuring more than 350 exhibitors. It is the annual gathering of over 12,000 suppliers, manufactures and end users in the Industrial Fabrics industry. This year’s visitors will learn about industry trends and be exposed to new products and technology, stemming from safety, transportation and environmental … Read More

Designing Flexible Diesel and Fuel Storage Tanks – 5 Things to Consider

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Flexible fuel storage tanks can be designed to meet the requirements of virtually any application. In general, fuel bladders must provide: Low evaporation Custom made Excellent structural properties Compact when empty (flexible) Easy, minimum maintenance Safety in use Low bacteria development risk Rapid installation To deliver those benefits, the technical textiles they are constructed from must deliver strength and flexibility, … Read More