Personal Protection Textiles (2nd edition)
Fabrics for harsh, hazardous and hostile environments

Personal Protection Textiles: Fabrics for harsh, hazardous and hostile environments outlines the global market for personal protection clothing in the institutional, workwear and private sectors, and details the most important legislation, regulations and standards that govern their manufacture and use.

Written by Claudia Ollenhauer, this in-depth report, with around 260 pages and 35 tables, includes profiles of more than 40 leading global textile companies that supply speciality textiles for personal protection apparel. Some of these suppliers of heavy duty textiles are integrated manufacturers from spinning to weaving or knitting and finishing; others cover parts of the textile process.

Publication date September 2013. ISBN 978-0-9573-6163-8

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Full Product Description

Textiles for personal protection are designed to protect against heat, cold, fire, UV light, chemicals, micro-organisms, electrostatic charges and other threats. They include weatherproof and winter-proof clothing, cold-store clothing, equipment for rescue services, survival equipment, textile-reinforced armour, equipment for security services and the military, fire-blockers, stab and ballistic protection, and high-visibility textiles.

The second half of the 20th century saw a dramatic increase in the need for personal protection. The rise of health and safety requirements in the workplace has required the use of protective apparel for workers in many industries, while the threat of chemical and biological terrorist attacks, as well as natural pandemics, have become key political issues.

The range of physical, chemical and biological hazards and the means of combating them continue to increase and become more complex. This has led to the development and use of new textile fibres, fabrics and apparel constructions, which are designed to provide improved protection and safety, while maintaining comfort and efficiency.

This new report will help you to identify:

• the current and future market for personal protection textiles
• key trends in the personal protection equipment industry
• principal drivers for personal protection textiles
• innovative materials and technologies – fibres, yarns and fabrics and their production methods
• future trends in personal protection textiles

The publication also includes a list of relevant standards and a glossary of technical terms.

Company Profiles

The report features around 40 profiles of leading players in the personal protection textiles sector, including:

Akin Tekstil
Alok Industries
Ames Europe
Argar Technology
Beijing Global Technical Textiles
British Millerain
Carrington Career & Workwear
Chapman Innovations
Concordia Textiles
ContiTech Elastomer Coatings
Corporate Fabrics
DuPont Safety & Protection
Everest Textile
Formosa Taffeta
Gehring Textiles
Ibena Protect
IBQ Fabrics
Invista Cordura
MSF Group
Newtex Industries
Safety Components International
Schoeller Textil
Sioen Industries
SR Webatex/Guardiantex
TenCate Protective Fabrics
Textiles Omnes
Theodolf Fritsche
Toray Industries


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