New multifunctional textile composites
Whether personal protective equipment or outdoor clothing - the users expect functional textiles to provide not only reliable protection against the elements of rain, wind, heat, cold and other environmental influences, but also comfort and sophisticated performance. At the same time, the requirement scenarios for multi-risk protective clothing are becoming more and more complex, and the combination of function and fashion aspects is a trend that calls for innovative ideas in all areas of application. On the other hand, ecological demands are growing.A specially developed coating process and purely water-based formulation components are the starting point for the highly breathable synthetic leather Aquair, which will be presented for the first time at the Techtextil. The manufacturing process not only completely dispenses with organic solvents, but also offers a high degree of design freedom in terms of structure, coloring and technical properties of the abrasion-resistant functional layer. In conjunction with the extensive portfolio of membrane systems, substrates and textile technologies, the Point-in-Point lamination process creates sophisticated multi-layer products for shoes, apparel, furniture or accessories.
With the 3D Warp Knit laminates from the Topaz Fusion collection, Trans-Text GmbH and its partner Penn Textile Solutions, Paderborn/Germany, have achieved a textile innovation. Targeted functional areas based on body regions for protective, outdoor and leisure clothing are integrated directly into the digitally controlled knitting process. In this way, for example, mesh zones with targeted hole size for tailored breathability or abrasion resistant 3D structures can be placed exactly where they are needed. For a clearer view, transparent or colored membrane systems are used as the design highlight in the 3-layer laminate. The special processing of the functional hybrid systems in the lamination process not only ensures high comfort, protection and longevity, but also maintains the 4-way stretch factor for optimum ergonomics and freedom of movement. Oeko-Tex certified materials, PFC-free finishing from the clean4green line and short distances between the manufacturing sites through processing in Germany also ensure an environmentally responsible process chain.