Novel trends and innovations in Textile Market - WorldOfChemicals

Latest Trends and Innovations in Textile Markets

Category : General Chemicals
Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

Are you aware of the fact that textiles are used by military personnel, firefighters and police force? Their protective gear such as bulletproof vests, ballistic protection body armor, leg protectors and elbow protectors are made of textiles. A textile is a product made of a network of yarn, filaments, fibre or thread.

 

Classification

Based on the intended use, textiles can either be technical or conventional in nature. Textiles manufactured for non-aesthetic uses are referred to as technical textiles, where they are primarily manufactured for functionality. Technical textile examples include geotextiles, medical textile and protective clothing. Whereas, textiles which are manufactured from an aesthetic perspective that is used in daily routine are referred to as conventional textiles. Conventional textile examples include jackets, jeans and shoes. There are various chemicals involved in the manufacturing of textiles such as pretreatment chemicals, dyeing chemicals and finishing agents.

 

Trends

The textile industry is diverse, which varies across regions. On the other hand, there are trends that are paving the way for the global textile industry. 

 

Technology

There is an increase in demand for technical textiles, thereby its market its expanding. Textile manufacturers are adopting innovative technologies like 3D printing for manufacturing products. Textile manufacturers are also hiring a new workforce to bring in innovation in the industry. 

 

Domestic Market

Top textile producing countries are focusing on both domestic and international markets.A bigger market is being created by international oriented countries by manufacturing, marketing and selling textile products within their domestic markets.

 

Sustainability

The textile industry manufacturing is associated with issues such as air and water pollution along with waste generation. The global textile industry is incorporating green manufacturing processes for achieving sustainability. These new green textiles are gaining popularity in both b2b and b2c markets.

 

Non-Woven Fabrics

The production of non-woven fabrics is on the risen now due to the availability of new machinery. The production of non-woven fabrics is more economical due to its low labor requirement, less time requirement, quality, hygiene and ease of manufacturing. Non-woven fabrics are not woven, rather pressed together unlike woven fabrics. The chemical involved in the manufacture of non-woven fabrics are binders, polymers and finishing chemicals.

 

Innovations

There are many innovations that are transforming the textile industry. 

 

Digital Printing 

Textile companies are moving towards digital printing for their products. Textile manufacturers are opting for digital printing because of its low energy and water requirement as well as the minimal generation of textile waste. There are numerous printing agents as well as dyeing and printing chemicals involved in this process. 

 

Recycled Products 

With the advancement of technology, food products are being transformed into textiles. Recycled coffee beans are being used to manufacture apparel for cold weather. Textiles are also being manufactured from plastic bottles.

 

Alternative Fibers 

Textile manufacturers are opting for sustainable alternatives that do not pollute the environment. Some of the alternative fibres are obtained from hemp, pineapple leaves, lotus flowers and banana tree stem.


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