* Date : 2019-10-30
We are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and super textile, also known as super fiber is used in futuristic automobiles, aerospace aviation and other sectors. Super textile is stronger than regular textile and is heat resistant. Korean research institutes and companies are accelerating in research and development as Japan has designated super textiles such as carbon fiber and aramid as strategic materials.
On this week's #Korea 4.0, we visit the Korea Textile Development Institute which is developing outstanding and new super textile. We learn about the present status of research and development of the Korean super textile industry. We see how Korean SMEs focusing on super textile are nurtured. We also visit a company that has collaborated with the Korea Textile Development Institute to reexport super textile which had been monopolized by Japan until now. We take a closer look at the technical skills of Korean SMEs, and see how they overcome obstacles in research and development.