Hometech segment of technical textiles comprises of the textile components used in the domestic environment-interior decoration and furniture, carpeting, protection against the sun, cushion materials, fireproofing, floor and wall coverings, textile reinforced structures/fittings, filter products for vacuum cleaners. They are made of both natural and synthetic fibres.
The technical textile products covered under Hometech are as given below:-
- Mattress and pillow components
- Carpet backing cloth (Jute & Synthetic)
- Stuff toys
- HVAC filters
- Filter cloth for vacuum cleaners
- Nonwoven wipes
- Mosquito nets
Technical textiles consumption under Hometech is estimated at around Rs 3,200 crore in 2007-08. Fiberfil and pillow and mattress components together constitute over 50% of the technical textile usage under the Hometech segment followed by blinds with a share of around 20%, stuffed toys with a share of 13% and carpet backing cloth with around 9% share. The HVAC and vacuum filter fabrics and non woven wipes segments are very small and constitute less than 1% of the total Hometech segment consumption.
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Theses products can create comfortable, practical, hygienic and beautiful solutions for modern living. Recent developments in the home furnishings industry include the creation of nonwovens that kill dust mites in bedding, repel dirt, and contain antimicrobial qualities.