The Industrial Textiles Industry has a total of 14,743 granted patents and 48,111 patent applications distributed into 40,426 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, USA and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are layered products, i.e. products built-up of strata of flat or non-flat, compositions of macromolecular compounds and macromolecular compounds obtained otherwise than by reactions of C-C unsaturated bonds. The top companies in this industry are TORAY INDUSTRIES, UNITIKA and ALBANY INT.
By showing the geographic breakdown of the patents in this technology field, it is possible to determine the territorial markets in which the technology field is prominent or which markets have opportunities for development.
Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 36,000 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 3,450 patents.
WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 2,342 patents.
Through grouping the patents in the technology field into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core technology areas of this field.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.
|1||EP2666807A2||A Prepreg And Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials|
|2||CN100443148C||Hollow fiber film and method for prodn thereof|
|3||CN100523049C||Polylactic acid resin, textile products obtained therefrom, and processes for producing textile products|
|4||CA2563787C||MICROPOROUS POLYPROPYLENE FILM HAVING A .BETA.-CRYSTAL ACTIVITY AND A LOW SPECIFIC GRAVITY|
|5||US6605218||Dialyzers for blood treatment and processes for production thereof|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.