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1 European Textile Lead Markets William H. Lakin Director General of Euratex Member of the Governing Council of the ETP for the Future of Textiles & Clothing Seminar of Industrial Leaders of European Technology Platforms – 06/12/2006, Brussels

2 European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing Seminar of Industrial Leaders of European Technology Platforms – 06/12/2006, Brussels An existing European Textile Lead Market Haute Couture Alta Moda High Fashion

3 European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing Concepts for New European Textile Lead Markets

4 European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing Seminar of Industrial Leaders of European Technology Platforms – 06/12/2006, Brussels Next generation of intelligent personal protective equipment (safety, emergency, work wear) based on: smart materials, advanced production processes, integrated user-friendly functionality and high comfort for better prevention and management of personal hazards

5 European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing Seminar of Industrial Leaders of European Technology Platforms – 06/12/2006, Brussels Success Drivers New TechnologiesEU Industry Leadership Market Demand PPP Financing Public Procuremen t Standards Next generation of intelligent personal protective equipment Legislation

6 European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing Seminar of Industrial Leaders of European Technology Platforms – 06/12/2006, Brussels Market Demand Stricter regulation for personal safety at the work place Higher performance and safety requirements for emergency and security workers Need for better management of multiple personal risks/hazards in the modern civil society Growing ‘liability culture’ & wish to prevent potential claims Great potential for spill-over effects in sports and leisure markets

7 European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing Seminar of Industrial Leaders of European Technology Platforms – 06/12/2006, Brussels New Technologies New speciality and high-performance fibres New technologies for (multi-) functionalisation of textile surfaces Integration of micro-electronic components into fibres and fabrics New technologies for automated joining of textile components Advances in 3D body measurement, virtual prototyping and SCM for customised/ personalised products on industrial scale New management and services concepts for optimal maintenance throughout the product life

8 European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing Seminar of Industrial Leaders of European Technology Platforms – 06/12/2006, Brussels EU Industry Leadership Polymer and specialty fibre manufacturers Specialised yarn and fabric producers High-tech textile finishers & their chemicals suppliers Garment & equipment manufacturers Textile service providers (rental, laundry & maintenance)

9 European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing Seminar of Industrial Leaders of European Technology Platforms – 06/12/2006, Brussels Further Concepts Future medical and health care textiles – based on multi-functional materials, for innovative cost-efficient clinical and home care solutions with superior performance and use characteristics New light-weight-high- strength construction materials for safe, energy- efficient and easy-to- build/produce transport systems, buildings and infrastructures

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