Book Review

Trendbook Technical Textiles 2016/2017

Effect of Demographic Change on the Technical Textiles Market. Claudia van Bonn (Ed.), 4th edition 2016, 296 pages, Euro 149. Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH, Frankfurt/Germany, ISBN: 978-3-86641-878-3.

Technical textiles continue to be a high-tech success story, and in Europe stand for an important part of the total turnover of the textile market. Now in the 4th edition, the Trendbook Technical Textiles 2016/2017 highlights trend reports from internationally renowned experts about the current situation in the basic areas of fibers, nonwovens and the finishing of technical textiles, and provide market forecasts for the next 1-2 years.

This edition concerns itself with the various aspects of global demographic change and its importance for the production of technical textiles and its associated industries, looking at the age structure of the population, the quantitative relationship between men and women, the birth and mortality rates, etc., and its implications for the technical textiles producers and their partner sectors.

Further main topics are the Megatrends Female Shift and Innovation Management, as these will have increasing relevance for the SMEs in the B-2-B area of the textile industry in the coming years. This time, Africa is highlighted as a market of special interest for technical textiles.

A European market overview (over 100 pages) gives detailed company information split into the areas of fibers/chemicals/textile auxiliaries, textile machinery and technical textiles. Additionally, various companies present their product and service portfolios and their individual success stories in exclusively designed company profiles.

This comprehensively researched, multi-part reference book will support the activities of companies active in the technical textile production and their suppliers in this exciting and expansive market with detailed information and data.


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