Functional fabrics have vast space and great potential for differentiated fibers

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Wide space for functional fabrics

Anti static fabric is a type of functional fabric that has developed rapidly in recent years. According to expert analysis, most fire accidents in workplaces such as gunpowder, chemical, pharmaceutical, and petroleum are caused by static electricity generated by human activities. Therefore, in recent years, the application of anti-static work clothes in industries such as petroleum, chemical, coal, military, pharmaceutical, and high dust is rapidly expanding, and the market prospects are promising.

Due to several serious fire accidents in recent years, the demand for flame-retardant fabrics in the market has gradually increased. The production of flame-retardant fabrics has excellent washing resistance, no toxicity, no taste, no irritation, no side effects on the human body, good penetration, soft hand feel, and good wearing sensation. Among them, flame-retardant polyester fabric has a wide application prospect due to its high strength and flame retardancy. It is understood that flame retardant polyester plays an irreplaceable role in industrial textiles, building interiors, transportation vehicle interiors, and other fields.

The fabric is also quite popular. Textiles composed of ordinary fibers, due to their porous shape and chemical structure of polymer polymers, are conducive to microbial attachment, making them good parasites for microbial survival and reproduction. Parasitic organisms not only pose a threat to human health, but also contaminate fibers, making the production of fabrics particularly urgent. In addition, thermal insulation yarn blended with fibers such as acrylic, polyester, and viscose is becoming a popular new material both domestically and internationally.

Functional textile fabrics that incorporate technological elements will emerge in the future fabric market. Increasing the development efforts of functional, high-performance, and differentiated fibers and expanding their applications in related fields will become the direction of joint efforts between the textile and chemical fiber industries in the future.

Ecological fiber has endless potential

Under the theme of emphasizing environmental protection, many enterprises are committed to achieving the recycling and reuse of fiber resources, developing products with biodegradable properties, and achieving green production. Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering stated that the current textile industry needs to achieve product diversification and adapt to the development of emerging industries and ecological construction requirements. The current development trend of fiber materials includes high-performance fibers, high-performance fibers, bio based fibers, recycled fibers, nanofibers, and other varieties, achieving extraordinary performance, differentiation, and ecology.

The President of the Chemical Fiber Industry Association stated that high-performance fibers are resistant to strong acids and corrosion. With the continuous increase in their production, there is a possibility of polluting the environment in future applications. Therefore, the pace of research on high-performance fiber recycling and treatment technology should be accelerated.

Biobased chemical fibers have excellent characteristics such as green, environmentally friendly, renewable raw materials, and biodegradation, which help to solve the serious resource and energy shortages, as well as environmental pollution problems faced by current economic and social development. At present, the natural cellulose production has reached 100 billion tons/year, with a large and extensive amount, while the cellulose consumption in the textile industry is less than 22 million tons/year, which has great development space. Therefore, the development of the bio based fiber industry will bring endless potential for improvement to the textile industry.

Differentiated research and development has a bright future

The downstream products of chemical fibers mainly include clothing and home textiles. With the growth of disposable income and the improvement of living standards, people