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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 183: March 2021

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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:
  • Piana Group has developed an antimicrobial technology called Piana Protection
  • FPInnovations has developed a biodegradable single-use face mask for use in non-medical applications
  • Curt G Joa (JOA) has designed an expandable wrap for use in conjunction with absorbent cores
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed a range of nonwoven fabrics called TenderGuard for use in the manufacture of single-use face masks

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • A new standard for reusable face coverings has been approved and published by ASTM International
  • A white paper on the manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been approved by ASTM International
  • Surgical masks from Freudenberg Performance Materials have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • The composites trade fair JEC World has been postponed until 2022
  • Waterless dyeing and digital finishing systems developer Alchemie Technology has received investment from two companies
  • Carrington Textiles has formed a joint venture in Pakistan which will produce dyed and white fabric
  • Huntsman Textile Effects and Sciessent are to form a distribution partnership
  • O2Today and Sintx Technologies have signed a licensing agreement allowing O2Today to commercialise face masks coated with particles of silicon nitride
  • The RTS Group has announced strategic investments in dyeing and printing capacity in Europe
  • The global textile chemicals market is forecast to be worth US$32 bn by 2027