With specialization increasing in every field of life, the demand for smart fabrics have also seen an extraordinary growth. From flame-retardant to laminated fabrics and from flocked to mesh fabric, all of them have specific demands from specific industries. Differences are also maintained between different varities of a particular product such as the fabric for window awning
has to be somewhat different from patio awning.
Specialized products as big as inflatable boats and as small as bras
need fabrics that are just appropriate according to the needs.
Inflatable boat fabrics, for example, have to be water resistant, very strong as well as light weight, all at the same time. Fabrics for bras need to be highly absorbent, anti bacterial, stretchable yet capable of giving good fit. As such special finishing processes are applied for making these fabrics fit for the purposes. There are some other specialty fabrics that are made from specialty fibers to begin with. One of such fabric is the carbon fabric
that is made from carbon fibers. These fibers are made up of carbon atoms and consist of extremely thin fibers. Regardless of their size, carbon fiber is unbelievably strong which is the reason why carbon fabrics are extensively used in aerospace, military, motor and other competition sports..