Textile industry began with the need of protecting human being from the changing climatic conditions. Man first covered his body with leaves, plant fibers till he discovered the fabrics. Textiles are now an essential part of every bodys life, to provide for fashion requirement and comforts rather than just to cover the skin. Textiles are mainly applied in three fields they are
- Apparel uses
- Home textiles and
- Technical textiles
Among which technical textiles are an expanding area of textile industries. New yarn and fiber development is one of the driving forces of the modern technical textile industry. The 1980s was a particular period, which saw the commercial introduction of a wide range of new materials, with liberalization and globalization as the slogan written on the wall... Technical textiles are the textile applications in medical, civil engineering and automotive fields. Technical textiles are gaining fast recognition to be one of the most dynamic and promising areas for the future of the textile industry in India for high performance applications. Automotive textiles happens to be the rewarding sector finding extensive use of technical textiles in the product categories viz. interior trims, safety devices like seat belts and airbags, carpets, filters, battery separators, hood liners, hoses & belt reinforcement. The potential for the growth of automotive textile business may be gauged from the explosive expansion projected for car production, with Asia- Pacific as the growth driver. Globally 65.1 million cars are produced. It will grow to 75.7 million by 2011 at a CAGR of 3.6 per cent. The market size for automotive textiles will double from Rs1,614 crore to over Rs 3,200 crore by 2011-12, according to Mrs. Shashi Singh, Joint Textile Commissioner. A Part of discusses issues such as automotive textile requirements, constructions and its applications will be dealt with this paper.
Authors are students of D.K.T.E, Ichalkaranji
This paper was also presented at event under national level grand fiesta PRAGYAA-2010 Department of Textile Technology of S G G S I E &T., Nanded.