The Fibres & Yarns channel provides a viewpoint on both natural and manmade fibres and yarns, as seen through the eyes of manufacturers, growers, processors and spinners, with a mix of technical articles, analysis and product innovation news.
The Knitting & Weaving channel offers analysis and manufacturing technology updates for the global fabric manufacturing industries and their supply-chain partners.
By Jessica Owen
By Fiona Haran
The Effects channel comprises news, analysis and technical information on the important realms of dyeing, finishing, printing (both screen and digital) and coating.
By Otis Robinson
By Jessica Owen
The Technical Textiles channel features news, market insight, analysis and product development updates from the fast-growing markets in technical textiles, covering all applications and end uses.
The Textile Economics channel is your instant window on the global raw materials prices, trade movements, resources and manufacturing costs that can affect the profitability of your textile products.
By Chris Wilcox
Our Insight channels take a look at global textile and apparel industry innovation, businesses, technology and markets, provided by WTiN’s in-house team of journalists. WTiN Insight is set apart from news content as it discerns the importance of changes and developments in the supply chain. Insight doesn’t only tell you ‘what’ has happened, it also covers impact, the bigger picture and the industry’s response to trends, events and more.
The Digital Textiles channel provides you with industry insight, market information, and the connections you need to examine and evaluate market trends in the roll-to-roll digital textile printing sector.
By Mutlu Chaouch Orozco
By Mutlu Chaouch Orozco & Stephanie Masuwa
By Stephanie Masuwa
The Performance Textiles channel provides market and technical intelligence that is essential to the sports and outdoor textiles industry.
The Protective Textiles channel is a source of market and technical intelligence in the field of protective textile technologies and applications, encompassing both industrial and military markets.
By Laura Solomon
By Laura Solomon
The Smart Textiles channel helps decision makers looking to break into the smart textiles market, as well as established companies in this sector, to gain a competitive advantage.
By Fiona Haran
By Dr Robabeh (Zohreh) Gharaei & Valentina Perzolla
The Textile 4.0 channel provides investors and decision makers in the textile and apparel value chain with in-depth analysis and insight into the digitalisation of manufacturing processes and smart business models.
By Sophie Darby
By Madelaine Cornforth
By Otis Robinson
Our Intelligence channels offer market intelligence, technical reports and deep-dive analysis of key industry motivators, technologies, materials and impactors. WTiN Intelligence provides detailed analysis of important high-growth areas of the textile and apparel industry. WTiN’s expert team of analysts and network of researchers go beyond the what and the why to look at what might come next, what businesses need to contend with in an evolving global supply chain, and how they can take advantage of the opportunities on the horizon.
Innovate Textile & Apparel (ITA) Europe is an annual event that brings together strategic decision-makers determined to implement digitalisation in the textile and apparel sector. ITA is more than a conference, but an experience that illuminates the emerging manufacturing technologies, material innovations and business models that are set to deliver the next wave of opportunity for the global textile and apparel manufacturing community. Over three days, ITA will host three complementary streams, offering vital insights into the most important areas of business and product strategy in textiles and apparel. These streams are: Textile 4.0, Re:Think Materials and Textile Business Futures. ITA’s future-focused agenda will spark new ideas to expertly inform your business decision-making.
Future Textile (FT) is focused on innovation in the fast-growing technical textiles sector, from fibre to finished product, covering all the applications and end uses across the world. As global demand for technical textiles rises, high-level executives and product designers increasingly turn to FT for the latest news, product launches, R&D projects, conference reports and market insight.
Nonwovens Report International (NRI) keeps you up-to-date with the latest developments across the nonwovens market. With its team of technical and industry experts, NRI makes use of its close ties with associations, research institutes and market-leading businesses to bring you international reporting that covers areas all over the world.
Previously known as IoTex, the newly relaunched Textile 4.0 journal delivers vital insights into the burgeoning transformation of the textile and apparel value chain. It covers a spectrum of content, from technologies enabling the personalisation trend to supply chain transparency, the latest in fabric gripping robotics, smart clothing and much more.
WTiN is starting the year 2019 by expanding its intelligence services and launching a new information platform dedicated to smart textiles.
Through an ongoing programme of in-depth reports, the current Smart Textiles channel will deliver technical intelligence on the materials, manufacturing technologies and application areas of smart textiles. The areas that will be looked into include: electrical textiles (E-textiles), sensor materials, energy harvesting technologies for textile application, and materials and manufacturing techniques such as printing electronics on textiles and stretchable inks.
The channel will also provide access to all the sector’s information needs on one platform, including market intelligence and trends and insight into the competitive landscape of all companies across different application industries such as sportswear, home, lifestyle, fashion and entertainment.
The growth of smart textiles is being driven by the rise in wearable technology and the growing use of nanotechnology in fabrics. The rising popularity of smartphones is also considered a key component due to the various mobile apps that are linked to smart textile products. Most of the products currently available on the market are designed to track and monitor physiological data, such as heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature, highlighting the growing importance of health and wellbeing in society. But we are also seeing an increase in smart textiles employed in the fields of protection and security, entertainment, fashion, interiors, energy and transportation.
Despite the potential opportunities smart textiles present, the market is often faced with challenges relating to high production costs and incompatibility with the electronics industry, as well as consumer acceptance rates and end-of-life recyclability.
The Smart Textiles channel will feature an ongoing stream of insightful technical reports throughout the year, starting with Graphene and its opportunities for technical textiles; Smart textiles market outlook for sportswear and protective wear; Conductive materials for smart textiles; and an Industry 4.0 sensor report.
The new channel will see regular updates in the form of in-depth technical reports, company profiles, detailed product innovation profiles, and daily articles from WTiN’s industry-leading Insight channels which outline developments in both commercially-available and prototype smart textiles as and when they emerge. There will also be a round-up of breaking news from across the web, which aims to keep abreast of industry trends relating to regulations, production locations and technology.
Dr Zohreh (Robabeh) Gharaei, Material Innovation team leader and one of the lead analysts of WTiN’s technical textiles team, says: “The rise of wearable technology, particularly in the health and fitness sector, has led to an ever-growing need to track and monitor our physical and personal wellbeing. And, thanks to textiles’ everyday use – often in direct contact with our skin – they are becoming an increasingly important vehicle to deliver that data. Various industries – ranging from medical to the military – are tapping into these intelligent devices to support personnel in their daily tasks, and to provide deeper insights into their respective fields.
“WTiN offers a first technical and market intelligence smart textiles product providing the most up-to-date information, data and informed analysis, helping to make better and faster decisions.”
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