Smart textiles will change the world and human life
We present to you an interesting feature by Walter Wirz, CEO from Swiss Crealet
“In recent years, we have seen enormous developments in digital technology. The performance of data transmission and processing is still growing exponentially.
In the next few years, we will all be surprised by technological changes and breakthroughs in the textile industry. This is especially interesting in view to new smart clothes and engineered fabrics. Research institutes and leading companies worldwide are working every day on pioneering solutions bringing attractive new concepts to the market.
In the smart clothes sector this opens up completely new possibilities for consumers by allowing them to wear intelligent wearables which are truly useful to them. These kinds of clothes will change our life considerably, just like smart phones, tablets and other gadgets did in the recent past.
In a few years, smart clothes become the norm and we will not want to miss them anymore. In the future, for example, underwear will play an increasingly important role for continuous monitoring of vital bodily functions. Breathing, heart rate and muscle tension are indicators of your health status. One can imagine that fatigue detection systems and new active safety systems can be developed to prevent dangerous or life-threatening situations.
Smart textiles will open up completely new and as yet unknown paths and will be used for many different applications. The same will be true for deep sea ropes communication in real time, carbon fibre components for space exploration (as in heat shields or space suits), smart upholstery, safety belts and many other uses.
We are proud to play an active role in these interesting and demanding industries. Our products help to fulfil the highest quality benchmarks in manufacturing breakthrough technical fabrics and smart textiles.”
CREALET is known for its innovative and customer-specific developments in the field of warp feeding. In addition to these applications, systems are offered, which are not manufactured by the machine manufacturer anymore.
The G6200 rapier weaving machine is mainly used for high-quality, fashionable fabrics and sophisticated technical fabrics made of glass fibre yarns, high tenacity filament yarns such as Kevlar and for the finest filter fabrics.
Weaving fashionable and fancy fabrics usually creates a specific design or characteristic structure in a fabric. Further applications are those where the warp beams are quickly woven out and an additional warp beam in high position makes weaving more efficient and economical.
Crealet will be present at Techtextil North America in Atlanta, Georgia from May 3-5, 2016.