Specialty Fabrics Review April 2024 - 42

[ MARKETS ] ADVANCED TEXTILES
 The German Institutes of Textile
and Fiber Research Denkendorf
(DITF) use a continuous coating
line and thermoplastic processing
methods to coat cellulose-based
nonwoven fabrics with lignin
compounds. Image: DITF
Looking back,
looking ahead
Taking stock of industry issues
and coming developments
by Marie O'Mahony, Ph.D., and Janet Preus
A
POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, TECHNOLOGY (PEST)
analysis on the smart and advanced textile industry for
2023 would likely show that " P " dominated, as politics
has affected all sectors. But that is not to diminish the important
developments that have taken place in the industry, in some cases
because of the conflicts and in others despite them.
PEST itself is being revised to reflect the importance of
environmental issues so that many are now looking instead at a
social, technological, economic, ecological and political (STEEP)
analysis, which will undoubtedly figure into a 2024 year in review.
Biotechnology
In 2022 enthusiasm for biopolymers was tempered by issues
around scalability, standardization of products, quality control and
ensuring the reliability of supplies. But progress was made in 2023.
An interim solution has been found in the use of the material as a
coating on natural fibers, so that, although it's a hybrid, it retains
environmental credentials.
The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research
Denkendorf (DITF) is using lignin as a bio-based coating to
protect and extend the longevity of natural fibers in geosynthetic
applications. Toray Carbon Fibers Europe has started the
manufacture of recycled carbon fiber (rCF) that is derived from
recycled raw materials and biomass.
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