Future Materials

Future Materials


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Innovation and R&D are the backbone of the technical textiles industry, and at Future Materials, we aim to bring you the most cutting-edge, ground-breaking developments as they emerge. To reflect the diversity of this growing market, each issue provides extra insight into one of six core application areas: Hometech, Sporttech, Medtech, Protech, Clothtech and, new for this year, Smarttech – a dedicated Smart Textiles issue.
Future Materials also continues to bring you its regular R&D round-up, featuring insights from academic researchers, to highlight innovation drivers and commercial opportunities.

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Fiona Haran, Editor, Future Textile

Fiona has written for Future Materials and Nonwovens Report International magazines since 2014, first joining as assistant editor before becoming editor in 2017. Fiona covers all aspects of technical textiles from R&D to commercialisation, and regularly reports on the latest product developments and trends impacting the industry. In addition, Fiona recently edited the official show newspapers and interactive reviews for INDEX nonwovens exhibition in Geneva and Techtextil in Frankfurt. She is also a regular contributor to the online WTiN Insight channel.

Fiona can be found Tweeting @FHaran_WTiN

Upcoming features in 2020

Issue 1
• Review of Heimtextil 2020
• Eco-engineered furniture
• Textile architecture

Issue 2
• Trends from ISPO Munich
• Odour-neutralising sportswear
• Developments in knitted fabrics
Bonus distribution: Innovate Textile & Apparel Asia, Techtextil North America

Issue 3
• Antimicrobial textiles
• Medical trends from INDEX
• Review of Innovate Textile & Apparel Asia
Bonus distrbution: ITM 2020, OutDoor by ISPO Munich

Issue 4
• Techtextil North America review
• Smart textiles business models
• Review of ITM 2020

Issue 5
• Water-repellent clothing
• Review of OutDoor by ISPO Munich
• Regulatory update
Bonus distribution: Innovate Textile & Apparel Europe, ITMA Asia + CITME

Issue 6
• Review of IFAI Expo
• Changing landscape of fashion
• Functional fibre developments
Bonus distribution: Performance Days, ISPO Munich 2021