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Nov. 05, 2019

Technical textiles are manufactured from a variety of fibres/filaments based on the desired properties of the end product. The fibres/filaments used can be broadly classified as natural or manmade. Natural fibres are important raw materials for the technical textile industry. The natural fibres predominantly used in technical textiles include cotton, jute, silk and coir. Manmade fibres (MMF) and manmade filament yarns (MMFY) account for around a 40% share of the total fibre consumption in the textile industry as a whole. These fibres form a key raw material for the technical textile industry because of their customizable properties. The key manmade fibres, filaments and polymers used as raw materials in technical textiles are viscose, PES, nylon, acrylic/modacrylic, polypropylene and the polymers like high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

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Most of the time, Technical Textiles are defined as materials and products manufactured primarily for their technical and performance properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics. These textiles are used in the construction of automobiles, railways, ships, aircraft and spacecraft. Examples are Truck covers (PVC coated PES fabrics), car trunk coverings, lashing belts for cargo tie downs, seat covers (knitted materials), seat belts, non-woven for cabin air filtration airbags, parachutes, and inflatable boats. These textiles are used in automobiles, ships and aircraft. Many coated and reinforced textiles are used in materials for engines such as air ducts, timing belts, air filters, and non-woven for engine sound isolation. A number of materials are also used in the interiors of cars. The most obvious are seat covers, safety belts and airbags, but one can also find textile sealants. Nylon gives strength and its high bursting strength makes it ideal for car airbags. Carbon composites are mostly used in the manufacture of aero plane parts, while carbon fibre is used for making high end tyres.

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For technical textiles that are used for many industrial applications, MimoWork has its unique laser solutions for processing, especially in thermal insulation, filtration, automotive and transportation industry. With over 20 years of combined expertise in the worldwide laser application industry, MimoWork Laser offers clients comprehensive services, integrated solutions and results are unparalleled. Regardless of which laser technology you want to apply, cutting, engraving, perforating, etching or marking, our professional one-stop laser cutting solutions make your technical textiles work better in specific applications.


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