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WHAT ARE

TECHNICAL TEXTILES?

Textiles produced for functionalisation and to perform technically are called ‘technical textiles’. Compared to conventional textiles, technical textiles are products with higher added value, for which appearance, aesthetics and comfort are not considered as a defining feature, but that meet high technical and quality requirements. These products are not often used directly by the consumer. They are manufactured in any product or process or alone to fulfil a specification. Technical textiles intersect with other industrial sectors and are in high demand by various applications and markets.

Technical textiles are found in many fields and we can give some examples from daily life like textiles for transportation such as seat belts, headlining, door panels, air filters; medical textiles care such as artificial organs and implants; geological textiles used to strengthen fillings on the ground surface; textiles for agriculture used for the protection of agricultural crops; protective textiles such as firefighter suits, bulletproof vests including spacesuit.

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