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Textiles and Fibers

Overview Industry Overview:

The first known textiles date to prehistoric times, all the way back in 34,000 BCE. Of course, the industry has come a far way since then – in speed and scale of production, as well as in variation of processes and applications. From wovens to nonwovens, and natural to synthetic fibers, this industry’s reach is ever-growing. The fibers that form textiles come in a wide variety of forms beyond the traditional plant and animal sources like cotton and wool. There are mineral textiles including glass and metal fibers, as well as synthetic textiles like nylon and spandex.

Textiles still serve some of their original purposes, including in the makeup of clothing and bags, but they do much more, as well. They are in diapers and handkerchiefs, window shades and parachutes. Industrially, they are used for crop protection (agrotextiles), as implants, (medical textiles), and in embankment reinforcement (geotextiles). They protect our first responders, from the bullet proof vests worn by police officers to the Personal Protection Equipment worn by firefighters

App Common Applications:

  • Textiles — Artificial, Natural, Technical, Etc.
  • Weaving, Knitting, Knotting, Etc.
  • Plain Weave, Twill, Cotton Weave
  • Textiles — Animal, Plant, Mineral, Synthetic, Etc.
  • Durability
  • Dyeing, Bleaching, Etc.
  • Finishing Agents — Formaldehyde, Biocidics, Flame Retardants, Etc.
  • Bio-Textiles
  • Fabrics — Organic, Others
  • Fabric Testing
  • Prints, Wovens, Patterns
  • Fibers
  • Finishing
  • Weft, Warp Knit, Etc.
  • Molecular Synthesis
  • Nonwovens
  • Yarn Spinning, Etc.
  • Polymers
  • Substrates
  • Computer-Aided Design

Solutions Solutions:

With almost 35 years as a top consumer products industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.

Look for our articles in Textile Insight and other industry publications..

Textiles and Fibers

 

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