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Taiwan Smart Textiles Alliance (TSTA) Readies for COMPUTEX and Dives into Global Smart Textile Market

Taiwan Smart Textiles Alliance (TSTA) Readies for COMPUTEX and Dives into Global Smart Textile Market Under the leadership of the Taiwan Textile Research Institute, the "Taiwan Smart Textile Alliance" was officially formed on March 31, 2017, and six alliance members will represent the alliance and showcase a variety of smart textile products at the “Taiwan Smart Textiles Alliance – TSTA” Pavilion at COMPUTEX TAIPEI, showcasing smart clothing applications, healthcare solutions, interactive textile fabrics, etc., diving into the global smart textile application market.

The alliance members including RUENTEX, Everest Textile, AiQ/TexRay, Sunstar, Zentan, and Maxtek Go-Go will display wireless physical sensing modules, innovative smart textile products, and Welding of E-Textiles for Interactive Clothing developed by the Taiwan Textile Research Institute.

Ministry of Economic Affairs to support the integration of textile-related industries to set up the “Taiwan Smart Textiles Alliance”
U.S.-based Grand View Research predicted in a study that smart textiles will have compound annual sales growth that exceeds 35% in the global market between 2016 and 2024, with the market scale reaching US$9.3 billion by 2024. The report also pointed out that Asia will experience the fastest growth in the smart textile market during the period, and that it will reach a compound annual growth of over 38%, showing the market potential of the smart textile industry.

With the support of Ministry of Economic Affairs’ technology development project, Taiwan Textile Research Institute integrates including upstream materials suppliers, textile makers, electronics and systems suppliers, accreditation organizations, designers and marketing channels, establishing Taiwan Smart Textiles Alliance (TSTA). The main tasks of this alliance are developing innovative products, setting up industrial standards, and exploring markets. 42 firms including Foxlink, HTC, Zentan, ECLAT, and Everest Textile have joined the alliance, and are aiming to build a sound ecosystem for the development of smart textiles in Taiwan.

Taking Taiwan Textile Research Institute as an example, the Welding of E-Textiles for Interactive Clothing that is about to be showcased at COMPUTEX can embed electronic components into fabrics, making smart textiles softer and more comfortable. And the interactive textile fabrics also has feedback feature, and can be integrated with virtual reality games in the future to add entertainment values to textiles.

Publish Date :2017/05/27