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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 167: November 2019

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Product Overview   

Technical Textiles Business Update is an executive briefing, supplied in electronic format. Each month, we include details of the latest developments and business news in the technical textiles and nonwovens sector.

What's in it?
"Technical Textiles Business Update" includes information on developments in the international apparel sector, such as developments in:

  • additives for nonwovens
  • composites
  • conductive textiles
  • fabrics for paper machines
  • load securing systems
  • medical textiles
  • nonwovens for hygiene applications
  • performance fibres and fabrics
  • three-dimensional (3D) printing


It also contains news of such companies and organisations as Adesso Advanced Materials, Ahlstrom, AMSilk, Andritz Küsters, Beaulieu Fibres, Clariant, Directa Plus, DSM Dyneema, DuPont, Freudenberg Performance Materials, GE Aviation, Huntsman Textile Effects, Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA), Kelheim Fibres, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Lenzing Group, Metyx Composites, Mimaki, Mitsubishi Rayon, Nano Dimension Technologies, Norafin, Osmotek, Oxeon, Pegas, Reifenhäuser Group, SCA, Scott Bader, SGL, Spidey Tek, Suominen, TBA Protective Technologies, Technical Absorbents, Teijin, TenCate, and Xerium Technologies.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, "Technical Textiles Business Update" is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.

Table of Contents

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • Composites Evolution has developed a range of flax reinforced prepregs for use in the manufacture of automotive composite components for motorsport applications
  • Researchers at Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a bio-based composite material which could be used as an alternative to plastic
  • Researchers at Drexel University have developed a method for coating cellulosic yarns with highly conductive MXene flakes

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Freudenberg Group has acquired the activities of start-up company Frictins
  • Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is investing US$70 mn in the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas, USA
  • Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) has won a grant from Innovate UK for a research and development project relating to hollow filaments
  • Johnson & Johnson will settle multiple lawsuits alleging deceptive marketing of surgical mesh devices
  • 4M Carbon Fiber and Montefibre Carbon will enter into a partnership to produce the worlds cheapest industrial grade carbon fibre
  • DuPont Biomaterials and Lenzing Group (Lenzing) have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable fabric collection
  • Henkel and Carbon Revolution have reached a strategic material supply agreement