Jason Mills is excited to announce that we’ll be showcasing our product line at this year’s Techtextil North America. The show is dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, covering industries as diverse as agriculture, home furnishings and sports equipment. This year’s show will be held from May 13th – 15th at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
We’ll be located at booth #1918 and featuring some of our latest products for the automotive, medical, and safety apparel industries. For the automotive industry, we’ll introduce Jason Mills’s style 415. This is a shade screen material that is fire resistant and highly resistant to UV fading and degradation. With exposure ratings of over 2,000 hours this material is ideally suited for vehicle interiors.
Additionally, we have two new styles for the healthcare materials industry designed for excessive load bearing to be used in patient slings.
Also in development are enhancements to our cut resistant line. Designed for the safety apparel industry these fabrics are being designed to meet ANSI level 4 standards.
To see all the items we’ll be showing stop by our booth and for those who’d like to attend for free follow this link. And be sure to follow Jason Mills on Twitter as we tweet about the show using the #TechtextilNorthAmerica. To attend the show for free, register here.
Textile manufacturing is a fascinating and diverse industry, with a long and complex history, and exciting advances in modern technology that are continually being modified and improved. To have an appreciation for the industry, we’d like to explore some of the roots of the textile industry, and then discuss some of what we’re anticipating for the future of textile fabrication.
Humankind has been interlacing threads and fibers for a very long time to make a variety of things, ranging from baskets and rugs to clothing and tapestries. Textiles can have both practical uses and artistic value, and often both. Several historical examples come to mind, such as the famous and desirable hand-woven Persian rugs, or the iconic Greek togas and tunics. Textile trade flourished on the famed “Silk Road” where different dyes and materials made their way across Eurasia, disseminating different styles and practices, and contributing to the interdependence we see across ancient, medieval, and early modern culture, a phenomenon currently being showcased at the “Interwoven Globe” Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Today, synthetic materials and automated looms have modernized the industry from the organic materials and hand-craftsmanship of its past. The range and capability of modern synthetic materials and processes has vastly increased the type and capabilities of textiles, with applications as diverse as medical mesh, automotive textiles, and protective abrasion-resistant materials. As technology moves forward, advances like 4D printing may have significant implications for a whole new scope of industries, as we are increasingly able to create materials that respond to external stimuli and adapt or change in specific ways based on what is around them.
Jason Mills has both a fond appreciation for the things that have brought the textile industry to its current place, and an eye on the future, as we see technology progress in exciting new ways and directions. Make sure to visit our blog again to get our latest opinions and insights into the vast and interwoven world of the textile industry.