The widest usage area of technical textiles is industrial applications.
Technical textiles are always demanded by factories for their special textures, for filtering and cleaning processes as well as for their features such as having ability to be transported on tape and classified acoording to their sizes.
New enviroment regulations highlight nonwoven filters, which almost have unlimited usage areas. Nonwovens offer solutions not only for dust but also gas and oil filtrations.
HOME / FURNITURE TEXTILES
Synthetic fiber use in home textiles is also increasing. The new trend in home textiles is fire blocker featured fabrics.
Domestic use of nonwovens has doubled many times in the last decade. From carpet bottoms to furniture skeletons, beds to kitchenware and bathroom equipments, many products incorporate unwearable textile goods.
Besides, some unexpected innovative products will be introduced. For example; walls will be covered with special carpets from now on.
More technical textile products are required for protecting, collecting and saving in agriculture, afforestation and fishing sectors. In agricultural textile industry, especially the consumption of nonwovens which are developed for fish farm equipments and agricultural applications is speedly inreasing. During studies of preventing erosion and afforestation agricultural textiles are used whilst carrying plants together with their soil. In greenhouse coverings, technical textiles which climatize the environment are rapidly taking place of conventional plastic coverings.
Within all categories, the most speedly growing production group of the recent years is geotextiles. In spite of the limited product range, high consumption rate speeds up the return of first investment.
Geotextiles which were solely being used in developed countries, will be prefered by all countries now for their facilities and costs. Substructure investments of developing countries introduced the unanticipated need for geotextiles.
Geotextiles are taking their place in ground building for isolation and stability. Continuously increasing geotextile need makes it rational to have local productions in countries. In recent years especially in highway adjudications, it is obligatory to use geotextiles and this indicates that the demand for this market will increase rapidly.
Today the use of technical textiles and nonwovens are not limited with isolation products. Nonwovens with their stablility between different surfaces are prefered now against classical filling materials.
Nonwovens are the favorites of building industry with their great resistance to different climate conditions.Besides, in recent years more composit materials are being used in quake-against building applications.
Special fiber is added during mixing period of ready concrete in order to increase its strength.
Linings, waddings and interlinings, which have been very popular in textile, keep their importance with additional developed features.
Nonwovens and technical textiles in apperal category always find high profile customers compared to the others.
In this category, where woven products are used intensively, high performance clothes such as sports and military purpose ones give hope for the future with high level production engineering.
By the effect of changing costs and new technologies, daily clothes will be the surprise product of this category.
Another development is the increase in usage of nonwoven products in shoes and leather garment sector for their comfort and conditioning effects.
In recent years, nonwoven products are commonly used in food packaging. Some of these products are edible as well.
Easy to clean nonwovens are preferred in conveyance of foods during production proc- esses and for their shelf lives.
The first samples of technical textile products used with protection purposes in food heating, boiling and service received great attention. They are expected to form the fastest growing category within food textiles due to their hygienic benefits and because of being a brand new product group.
COSMETICS / HYGIENE TEXTILES
Nonwoven products used in personal care and cosmetics for years, are drawing more consumer attention with their new characteristics.
Increased quota of disposable products in hygiene and cosmetics lead to changes in consumer habits. Due to this reason, the sector is anticipated to have a high growth rate parallel to expanding production capacities.
Nonwovens are used in lieu of simple textile products employed in domestic and out-door cleaning and for cleaning purposes at factories, offices, etc. This group will develop with powder and liquid sensitive products.
MEDICAL / HYGIENE TEXTILES
The market for health and hygiene products is growing parallel to the increasing world population. The need for high standards and complex technical textiles in medical procedures is increasing. In parallel, demand for medical textiles in developing country markets is rising.
The hygienic textiles market is a candidate for an exponential growth with the rapid spread of new products.
Technical textiles in automotive were generally aimed at isolation and covering. Now comfort and style is at focus as well.
Automobile and truck tent coverings and sail tents are developing technically in order to supply better protection against air conditions.
Transportation sector is the most significant market for technical textiles with automobiles, trains, boats and planes.
In spite of being the most rapidly developing and expanding category of all, ecological textile products have the smallest share in terms of market size.
Ecological textile products category which includes technical textiles that are used for enviromental protection applications covers various kinds of products for dust and smoke filtration, for preventing erosion, covering toxic waste, etc.
Ecological products get attention with their high profits. Technical textiles in this industry become smarter day by day, so it will be possible to filtrate different kinds of waste particles, which environment standards haven’t taken into consideration before.
Sacks and bags made of traditional jut, cotton or natural fiber gradually leave their place to modern synthetic fibers.
BigBag and FIBS party packages, that have started to be used in recent years, keep increasing their variaties continously.
Nonwovens have also started to show themselves in the paper market with light packages and heavy weight cases. Knitted textile products also have a growing usage area in consumer packaging sector.
Industrial protection products are preferred in almost all branches of industry.
Product range widens day by day with products such as heat and cold resistant gloves, clothes, protection bandages, protection materials in shoes.
Starting with water resistant umbrellas or high performance clothes, special products are now everywhere in daily use depending on consumer request.
Profesyonel sporcuların tercihi olan konforlu, güvenli ve performans desteği sağlayan sporcu giysileri, artık giderek tüm sporcular ve amatörler tarafından da aranmaktadır. Aktif spora dünya genelinde ilgi ve katılımın artması, spor malzemelerindeki teknik tekstiller ve nonwovenların kullanımını artırmıştır.