New Product Development in Textiles

New Product Development in Textiles

Innovation and Production

1st Edition - November 24, 2011

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  • Editor: L Horne
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857095190

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An increasingly important feature across the technical textile industry is to produce textiles faster and to have more effective new product development (NPD). New product development in textiles: Innovation and production not only provides a fascinating overview of how products are launched, but is also a source of practical guidance for developing textile products successfully.Part one provides a general overview of innovation and textile product development that introduces the reader to the principles of developing and defining new products. Part two goes on to discuss a collection of international studies from across the textile industry. Chapters describe actual new product development projects, identifying the problems that were faced and what can be learnt from these projects, such as customer co-creation and methods for reducing the risk in NPD. Topics range from technical textiles and apparel to the end uses of textiles used within the automotive and packaging industries.With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors New product development in textiles: Innovation and production is an essential guide for academics and textile development professionals worldwide, in sectors ranging from design, production and marketing through to management.

Key Features

  • Provides a fascinating overview of how products are launched
  • A source of practical guidance for developing textile products successfully
  • Covers topics from technical textiles and apparel to the end uses of textiles used within the automotive and packaging industries

Readership

Academics and textile development professionals, in sectors ranging from design, production and marketing through to management

Table of Contents

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    Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

    Introduction

    Part I: General overview of innovation and textile product development

    Chapter 1: Innovation and new product development in textiles

    Abstract:

    1.1 Introduction: incremental change versus disruptive innovation

    1.2 Forces for innovation

    1.3 Organizing for disruptive innovation

    1.4 The textile industry and innovation

    1.5 Trends in textile innovation: wearable electronics, biomedical, biomimetic and nano-textiles

    1.6 Case studies in innovation in textile manufacture

    Chapter 2: Practical aspects of innovation in the textile industry

    Abstract

    2.1 Introduction and practical aspects of innovation

    2.2 Meeting the needs of customers better than the competition

    2.3 Innovation as a driver of new strategic issues in the apparel industry

    2.4 Future trends in innovation

    2.5 Sources of further information and advice

    2.7 Appendix: glossary

    Chapter 3: Textile product development and definition

    Abstract:

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Nylon to Tactel

    3.3 Sustainability

    3.4 Future trends

    3.5 Conclusion

    3.6 Acknowledgement

    3.8 Appendix: glossary

    Part II: New product development of textiles

    Chapter 4: New product development in knitted textiles

    Abstract:

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Seamless knitwear

    4.3 Printing on knitwear

    4.4 Computer aided knitwear design (CAD) and virtual knitwear

    Chapter 5: Fabrics and new product development

    Abstract:

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Market demand

    5.3 Functionality responses

    5.4 Environmental sustainability responses

    5.5 Sensing textiles responses

    5.6 Marrying artisan techniques with synthetic technologies

    Chapter 6: New product development in automotive upholstery

    Abstract:

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 The automotive textile market, key drivers and the supply chain

    6.3 New product development process for automotive upholstery

    6.4 Novel materials and processes in automotive upholstery

    6.5 Future developments in automotive upholstery

    6.6 Sources of further information and advice

    Chapter 7: Nanotechnology innovation for future development in the textile industry

    Abstract:

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Nanotechnology in the textile industry

    7.3 Adoption of nanotechnology for textile applications

    7.4 Conclusion

    7.5 Future developments

    7.6 Sources of further information and advice

    7.7 Acknowledgement

    Chapter 8: New product development in interior textiles

    Abstract

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 New product development of interior textiles – basics and general procedures

    8.3 Case studies

    8.4 Learning experiences for successful new product developments of interior textiles

    8.5 Future trends in interior textiles

    Chapter 9: New product development for e-textiles: experiences from the forefront of a new industry

    Abstract:

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Integration of electronics and fabrics

    9.3 E-textiles product development challenges

    9.4 What every company should know

    9.5 Sources of further information and advice on e-textiles

    9.6 Conclusions

    Chapter 10: Customer co-creation: moving beyond market research to reduce the risk in new product development

    Abstract:

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Challenges of identifying customer needs in the product development process

    Chapter 11: The development and marketing of SilverClear®

    Abstract:

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 The medical device industry in Canada

    11.3 The importance of market access

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2011
  • Published: November 24, 2011
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857095190

About the Editor

L Horne

Dr. Lena Horne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Textile Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada and is widely regarded for her contribution to promoting education in textile sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Manitoba, Canada

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