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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 186: June 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:
  • HeiQ has developed an antimicrobial face mask made from nonwoven fabric treated with copper particles
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed a range of filter media for use in the manufacture of electric vehicles
  • Henkel and Smartz AG are collaborating in the development of smart hygiene products
  • Avgol and Algaeing are collaborating in the development of innovative nonwoven fabrics

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd has been renamed Gen 2 Carbon after divesting its business for recycling and selling short carbon fibres
  • IMCD NV has acquired Shanghai Yuanhe Chemicals
  • Lectra has completed the acquisition of Gerber Technology
  • NatureWorks is making progress on its planned construction of a polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer manufacturing plant in Thailand
  • NOWOtex can now make polypropylene filter media for face masks after commissioning a melt blowing line supplied by Oerlikon Nonwoven
  • Pratrivero has ordered an eXcelle batt-forming line from Andritz for its production facilities in Valdilana, Italy
  • The US Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has passed the Make PPE in America Act
  • Zhejiang Kingsafe Hygiene Materials Technology Co has ordered a neXline hydroentanglement line from Andritz for its production facilities in China
  • Fibre Extrusion Technology has started to build a new research and development centre
  • Indorama Ventures is to acquire a recycling facility in the USA
  • Nonwovenn has invested in order to position itself for growth after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic