TRANSPORTATION

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More than 15 Québec companies manufacture textiles and textile products for the transportation sector with air, rail, marine and road transportation applications.

This sector's products and textiles are used to manufacture of benches and interiors for automobiles, airplanes, boats, trucks and trains, replacement flaps for the fabric in back of carriers, seat belts, protective RV covers, iron or wood tarps for flatbed trailers, coil and replacement tarps for dump trailers and grain chutes.

The products and technical textiles produced by companies for the transportation sector have many properties. Depending of their applications, they are primarily acoustic, antibacterial, antifungal, 3D printing-compatible, durable, eco-friendly, recycled, elastic, ergonomic, waterproof, flame retardant, weatherproof and insulative, plus resistant to wear, electric arcs, cuts and UV exposure. Some allow you to control humidity as well as disperse and maintain heat.

Textile processes in this sector include knitting, weaving and needle-punching (nonwovens), which are used to manufacture acoustic panels and dividers for, as an example, insulating and soundproofing truck cabs. A number of companies in the sector have developed finishing skills such as woven coatings and rolling.

This sector produces highly specialized technical textile materials, meeting the strictest North American standards for safety and transportation, which are developed here and exported worldwide. A number of technical mills and specialized weavers can be found in this sector. CTT Group assists companies in this sector with the research and development in composite materials crucial to certain industries, including aerospace.

The main companies in this sector include Armtex, FilSpec, Garlock Canada, Groupe Axess, Créations Morin, Belt-Tech Products, Recyc PHP, RJAM, Stephan/H, Techno Diesel, TexelTexonic et Textiles Monterey.

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