India:IIT-D to host conference on technical textiles & nonwovens

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Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology,
Delhi is organizing an International Conference on Technical Textiles
and Nonwovens from 11-13 November, 2010 at IIT Delhi. Textiles are
everywhere in modern society; worn for protection and self expression
on the human body, used as decoration and comfort elements in homes,
offices, hospitals, hotels or public buildings. Textiles are also used
in a large number of technical applications such as interior
components in cars, buses, trains, ships and airplanes, as structural
elements for tents, roofs, bridges, as reinforcements for roads, as
bags, nets, artificial turf in sports etc. In most of these
applications, technical performance and functional characteristics are
extremely important.

Technical textiles account for over one-quarter of all textile
consumption in weight terms. The growth rate of technical textiles is
higher than that of apparel or home textiles and major strides have
been made in recent years in the development of raw materials,
processing technologies, finishing techniques and evaluation standards
for technical textiles.

Nonwovens are no doubt among the most promising textile products of
the past 2 decades. They are not only replacing traditional textiles,
but are also creating new markets for new products. Nonwovens are most
widely used in diverse applications of technical textiles due to their
unique characteristics, performance and cost advantage.

With the sustained and rapid economic and social growth in Asia, the
development of the nonwovens industry has been pushed forward rapidly
in many countries on the Asia-Pacific. Analysts have predicted there
will be unlimited prospects for the market of nonwoven materials in
many applications over the next decade. China and India have extremely
good potential markets for nonwovens equipment, machinery as well as
nonwoven products.

The conference, fourth in the series of the International Conferences
on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, organized by the Textile
Department aims to bring together industry, research organizations and
academia involved in the field of technical textiles and have
meaningful discussions on the existing technical textile products, new
product development possibilities, current issues, domestic and global
market potentials for these products and finally to come up with
suitable strategy for the development of technical textiles in India.

While industries stand to benefit from new scientific information and
data exchange in the international platform, participants from
research organizations and academic institutions would enrich
themselves from current state of research in the field of technical
textiles and to identify the focus areas for R&D and develop
appropriate technology and innovative products.

The areas of the papers to be presented and discussed will be on
design aspects, recent manufacturing technologies, structure-property
relationship for various functional and technical textile products
including technical yarns, woven, knitted, braided and nonwovens
products. There would be invited talks on recent areas like
photochromic textiles, speciality fibres, spacer fabrics and
processing. Application areas would include geotech, indutech,
medtech, mobiltech, protech and sporttech.

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