One path to a sustainable textile industry, for example, is environmentally friendly production approaches that use already existing materials for manufacturing. For this purpose, fibres from algae, milk fibres, citrus fruits and wood residues are processed into fabrics.
Not only is the environment taken into consideration, but they are also very creative in terms of the functions that the fibres and textiles should fulfil.
Have you heard of this? Sportswear that warns you of too high a heart rate. Or jackets with a built-in mobile phone. Among other things, neurodermatitis and psoriasis clothing is made from a very smooth textile fibre. The fibres are also supposed to be elastic, tear and abrasion resistant as well as moisture repellent. There are countless examples of applications for new textile fibres, and development is progressing rapidly.
X-ray CT is one of the 3D-NDT technologies that can be used to analyse textile fibres. This option provides precious insights for fibre development.