Description

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

Contributor contact details

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 auto

Details

No. of pages:
224
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857095190
Print ISBN:
9781845695385
Print ISBN:
9780081016725

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.

Reviews

A valuable addition to the literature on NPD... An essential guide for textile development professionals and academics worldwide because of the breadth of information it contains., Textile Month International