High-tech and innovations
are the key words for technical textiles. Their further development,
now more than ever, will depend on cross-industry cooperation,
interdisciplinary research, new sectors and future markets.
In order to make reliable
commercial decisions and to confidently assess development
projects, carefully researched market data and clear trend
statements from experts for the industry are of central importance.
For this reason, we - the trade journal TECHNICAL
TEXTILES / TECHNISCHE TEXTILIEN - published a totally
new, comprehensively researched, multi-part reference book
for the first time in 2011, to supply you the necessary figures,
facts and short-term forecasts.
Now in this 3rd edition, trend
reports from internationally renowned experts in the first
section of the Trendbook highlight the current situation in
the basic areas of fibers, nonwovens
and the finishing of technical
textiles, and provide market forecasts for the next 1-2 years.
Each Trendbook edition focuses
on different application areas. The issue 2014/2015 concerns
itself with the elements Earth -
Air - Fire - Water as decisive elements for the
development and production of technical textiles. As main
topics this time we have chosen the megatrends CSR
(Corporate Social Responsibility) and HR
(Human Resources), as this will have increasing relevance
for the SME's in the B-2-B area of the textile industry in
the coming years.
As an interesting market for
technical textile, this time we have chosen the USA.
Furthermore, on around 100
pages you will find a European market
overview with detailed company information. This
is split into the areas of fibers/chemicals/textile auxiliaries,
textile machinery and technical textiles.
Additionally, various companies
present their product and service portfolios and their individual
success stories in exclusively designed company