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The top 100 innovations in the technical textiles industry in 2012
February 9, 2013

WTIN argues that the technical textiles market is growing rapidly and is expected to hit $175 billion by 2020, almost doubling from $93 billion in 2000. It claims that the industry uses 25 million tonnes of fibres, accounting for a third of global production. Since 1960, the technical textiles market has increased five times faster than traditional textiles. The nonwovens and composite markets are also set to increase significantly.

 

WTIN recently announced its annual guide to the top 100 innovations in the technical textiles industry in 2012. The list includes:

 

Process for nonwovens as human tissue scaffolds: The Institute for Technical Textiles at RWTH Aachen

 

Synthetic trachea for transplant: Harvard Bioscience and Nanofiber Solutions

 

Zelrix transdermal patch: NuPathe

 

See list at this link: http://tinyurl.com/ae9n34c