Industry 4.0 for the Manufacture of Protective Wear - 2018 Report - ResearchAndMarkets.com

November 28, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 28, 2018--The “Industry 4.0 for the Manufacture of Protective Wear” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies in the protective wear supply chain has been limited due to the complexities associated with meeting regulations and standards for manufacturing.

The report highlights key areas of technological development that impact on the protective wear manufacturing supply chain. Technologies designed for this purpose are habitually designed to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality, increase the time to market, and reduce labour costs, time and inventory waste; all of this is in line with Industry 4.0 goals.

A major element in the manufacture of protective wear is adherence to regulations and standards across the entire production process. By providing a useful analysis of the current regulations and standards that manufacturers of protective wear must abide by, it is immediately clear to see how approaching Industry 4.0 may appear difficult to achieve.

Understanding this complexity and the variance in processes for certain types of protective wear, will encourage further understanding of the opportunities available, and in what areas they exist. For example, Software is being developed that could revolutionise the protective wear supply chain by integrating regulation and standard details into the manufacturing process. This improves transparency across manufacturing and maximises efficiency, also incorporating testing.

Methods of manufacturing nonwoven, woven and knitted fabrics for protective wear such as web formation or consolidation, wefting or warping are consistent with other end-use sectors. But there has also been significant technological development in this part of the supply chain, which is covered in the discussed report.

It is the finishing treatment stage of the protective wear supply chain that distinguishes it from broader textile and apparel manufacturing. This is the stage where additional protection is added to the fabric and there have been some developments in this manufacturing technology.

Protective wear also necessitates design and manufactured in such a way that it does not allow water or chemicals to penetrate. The most popular method of constructing protective wear is by using needles, thread, and glue. However alternate technology is being developed to improve efficiency, efficacy, and quality.

Benefits from the Report

Highlights new methods of regulation and standard compliance that protective wear manufacturers must abide by Details Industry 4.0 optimised technologies that will impact the protective wear supply chain Assesses business implications associated with implementing new technologies for protective wear manufacture

Key Topics Covered

1. Introduction

2. Regulations and standards for the manufacture of protective wear

3. Fabric production

3.1. 3D Weaving

3.1.1. Case study: Bally Ribbon Mills

3.2. Fabric developments

3.2.1. Case study: PPSS Group

4. Finishing production

4.1. Finishing treatment applications using plasma technology

4.1.1. Case study: ApJet Inc.

4.2. Finishing with MLSE

4.3. Finishing treatment applications using digital inkjet technology

4.3.1. Case study: Digitex

5. Protective garment construction

5.1. Ultrasonic welding technology

5.2. Laser welding technology

6. Conclusion

7. References

8. Further Reading

The protective wear supply chain Method to receive declaration of conformity 3D Weaving Structures ApJet Inc plasma technology vs. traditional finishing technology. Credit: ApJet Inc Digital inkjet technology Sonobond Seam Master and PFAFF Industrial 8312 ultrasonic welding technology Design of laser welding technology Leister laser welding technology The difference between manufacture designs in the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC Complex design’ annual checks Methods of applying plasma technology Applicable functional properties of DiT

Companies Featured

3Tex ApJet Inc. Bally Ribbon Mills Digitex DuPont EFI Reggiani European Commission Groz-Beckert Hoffman Honeywell International Organisation for Standardisation K9 Storm Inc. Leister MTiX NASA Ames Research Center Pearl Izumi PFAFF Industrial PPSS Group Royal TenCate Skanwear Sonobond Ultrasonics Texbase Zimmer Austria

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