Description   Specialty fibers, fabrics and textiles are based upon a unique composition, weave, or technology, and are designed for specialized applications.   Applications   Specialty fibers, specialty fabrics and specialty textiles are used in a variety of industries and applications, including:   Aerospace Apparel or clothing Architecture and construction Automotive and transportation Chemical processing Electrical Electronic Filtration Marine Medical...
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Q & A on Specialty Fibers, Fabrics, and Textiles

We asked our users for their input on Specialty Fibers, Fabrics, and Textiles. Here are the results of 63 users familiar with Specialty Fibers, Fabrics, and Textiles.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing specialty fiber, fabric and textile design?
9 answers
Answers:
Marriage between electronic engineering and textile engineering in the field of smart fabric - garment Special functional finishing, i.e. nano - plasma coating
~Adel Elhadidy, Prof.dr.eng., Mansoura, Egypt
Moth proofing wools, new weave textures allowing natural fibers to be hand felted to woven goods, producing unique textures for art.
~Susan D, Owner, Bridgewater, MA
Coating is not new but it influences special fibers, fabrics and textile
~Student, Liberec, Czech Republic
The creation of new polymers and high performance fiber types.
~Research & Development, Cambridge, Canada
Fibers, yarns, environmentally friendly, recycled fiber/yarns
~Alan G, General Management, Smithtown, NY
Micro-fiber, heat resistance
~Noud V., Market development manager, Susteren, Netherlands
Nonwoven technology.
~sunil w, manufacturer, aurangabad, india
Nanotechnology
~Pablo B, General Management, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
No wrinkles
~Other, Binghamton, NY

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative specialty fibers, fabrics and textiles?
6 answers
Answers:
Teijin, DSM, Barrday, Inc.
~Research & Development, Cambridge, Canada
Dupont, Alstrom.
~sunil w, manufacturer, aurangabad, india
De-pond
~Adel Elhadidy, Prof.dr.eng., Mansoura, Egypt
DSM HPF
~Noud V., Market development manager, Susteren, Netherlands
DuPont
~Student, Liberec, Czech Republic
Unifi
~Alan G, General Management, Smithtown, NY

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used specialty fibers, fabrics and textiles for?
15 answers
Answers:
Structure and properties of cotton fibers before and after wet treatment structure and properties of non wovens for various end uses structure and properties of technical fabrics out of textile wastes influence of mechanical finishing on fabric tailorability smart functional fabric finishing - wet versus dry treatment - plasma treatment
~Adel Elhadidy, Prof.dr.eng., Mansoura, Egypt
Military vehicles, radomes, sail-cloth, stab-protection, military helmets, hockey-skates, protective footwear, filtration, areostats, frag-vests, back-packs
~Research & Development, Cambridge, Canada
The field of technical textiles and textile properties in the comfort and thermal insulation for the protective clothing and medical professional.
~Technical Support/Services, Giza, Egypt
1.Fire protective cloths 2.Out door clothing(winter) 3.Bullet proof
~Student, Liberec, Czech Republic
We need special fibers with nanotechnology to make new products.
~Pablo B, General Management, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Upholstery, drapery, wall covering, apparel, trunk liners
~Alan G, General Management, Smithtown, NY
We work with products for sculptors and doll makers
~Susan D, Owner, Bridgewater, MA
Geotextiles, industrial fabrics, non wovens
~Engineering, Consulting, São José dos Campos, Brazil
Aircraft & Aerospace and food processing
~Kevin O, General Management, Dana Point, CA
For filtration and cleaning applications.
~sunil w, manufacturer, aurangabad, india
Creating waterproof fabric shapes.
~Doug S, Marketing/Sales, WASHINGTON, DC
Nets and ropes and sewing yarns
~Noud V., Market development manager, Susteren, Netherlands
Polymer nanocomposites
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Columbia, SC
Using in art design
~Other, Binghamton, NY
Not yet used..
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, COIMBATORE, India

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that specialty fibers, fabrics and textiles have been used for.
8 answers
Answers:
Environment textile out of wastes technical textiles in the field of education comfort measurements tailorability evaluation
~Adel Elhadidy, Prof.dr.eng., Mansoura, Egypt
Art felt doll wigs rugs I work with artists that use fiber features to create art.
~Susan D, Owner, Bridgewater, MA
Specialty fabrics are used in packaging of different components instead of polytene.
~sunil w, manufacturer, aurangabad, india
Design of fabric used with paper making, water repellent dyes, inks, vegetables.
~Other, Binghamton, NY
The biggest trawlnet with a mouth opening of more than 5.500 square meters
~Noud V., Market development manager, Susteren, Netherlands
100% cotton with OSHA approved fabric for work shirts
~Charlotte E, Seamtress, Midland, TX
Manufacturing flood protection barriers
~Doug S, Marketing/Sales, WASHINGTON, DC
Textile with lotto effect
~Pablo B, General Management, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of specialty fibers, fabrics and textiles?
4 answers
Answers:
Miss of the inter relation between structure and properties of fiber - fabrics - seams - apparel.
~Adel Elhadidy, Prof.dr.eng., Mansoura, Egypt
Costly replacement including labor, materials and fines to correct these mistakes.
~Alan G, General Management, Smithtown, NY
All kind of ships have been lost by using the wrong ropes.
~Noud V., Market development manager, Susteren, Netherlands
Not first hand
~Susan D, Owner, Bridgewater, MA

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
9 answers
Answers:
Production of e-clothes utilization of textile in e-services objective measurements of fabric comfort
~Adel Elhadidy, Prof.dr.eng., Mansoura, Egypt
Waterproof, UV resistant, low cost, high flexibility, low weight, rip & puncture resistant, bondable
~Doug S, Marketing/Sales, WASHINGTON, DC
Light weight high tenacity high heat resistance high flexibility good bending fatigue
~Noud V., Market development manager, Susteren, Netherlands
Numbers of application in the field of packaging, filtration,engineering etc.
~sunil w, manufacturer, aurangabad, india
I would like to see more woven wool and mohair pile products
~Susan D, Owner, Bridgewater, MA
No tear, fluid,clear, unable to see thread count
~Other, Binghamton, NY
Temperature resistant Chemical Resistant
~Kevin O, General Management, Dana Point, CA
Textile antibacterial
~Pablo B, General Management, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Work shirts
~Charlotte E, Seamtress, Midland, TX

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using specialty fibers, fabrics and textiles?
7 answers
Answers:
First make a list of the requirements, then find the material that matches the requirements.
~Noud V., Market development manager, Susteren, Netherlands
Contact with scientific researchers in research centers and universities.
~Adel Elhadidy, Prof.dr.eng., Mansoura, Egypt
Price is important, but do not let that be the only reason for buying.
~Alan G, General Management, Smithtown, NY
Make sure they are the right type of fabric for their job
~Charlotte E, Seamtress, Midland, TX
There is a lot of scope in specialty fabric.
~sunil w, manufacturer, aurangabad, india
Shop long, hard and wisely
~Other, Binghamton, NY
Know the product
~Susan D, Owner, Bridgewater, MA

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of specialty fibers, fabrics and textiles?
5 answers
Answers:
Test test test, make sure the product can do what you need.
~Susan D, Owner, Bridgewater, MA
Using problem solving techniques instead of trial and error.
~Adel Elhadidy, Prof.dr.eng., Mansoura, Egypt
The specifications are more important than the price.
~Noud V., Market development manager, Susteren, Netherlands
Try purshing samples before ordering.
~Other, Binghamton, NY
Use the fabric for the intended use.
~Alan G, General Management, Smithtown, NY


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