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Encyclopedia > Technical textiles

Technical Textiles is the term given to textile products manufactured for non aesthetic purposes, where function is the primary criterion. Sunday textile market on the sidewalks of Karachi, Pakistan. ...


This is a large and growing sector and supports a vast array of other industries.


Technical textiles include textile structures for autmotive applications, medical textiles (e.g. implants), geotextiles (reinforcement of enbankments), agrotextiles (textiles for crop protection), protective clothing (e.g. against heat and radiation for fire figther clothing, against molten metals for welders, stab protection and bulletproof vests). Man in body armor A bullet-proof vest (also known as body armor) is an article of protective clothing that works as a form of armor to minimize injury from projectiles fired from handguns, shotguns, rifles, and in some cases even shrapnel from explosives such as hand grenades. ...


 
 

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