Technical textiles are materials with special technical and functional properties and that meet precisely defined specific requirements.
Although aesthetic and decorative features do not play a relevant role here, an increasing number of products provide a combination of functional and decorative properties. The spectrum of characteristics, benefits and applications includes:
- Improved strength, performance or other properties of materials and products, such as e.g. through embedded cord inlays in car tires
- Use as working materials for products such as e.g. filters or sieve belts in paper machines
- Technical textiles as stand-alone for building e.g. stadium roofs or air bags
Technical textiles are used in many industries. Currently, the market is constantly growing and strongly associated with product innovation. Non-woven fabrics play a significant role due to their large number of application possibilities in many technologies.
The future_bizz project “Technical Textiles” was designed to pool profound knowledge about the topic, trends and potentials of the materials, as well as to develop new application possibilities and business opportunities.