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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 181: January 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:
  • Gleistein will use bio-based Dyneema fibres exclusively in the manufacture of ropes which incorporate ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed a range of nonwoven fabrics for use in flooring applications
  • Osmotex has developed a new sterilising fabric technology
  • FibreCoat has developed an aluminium coated yarn for use in electromagnetic shielding applications

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Andritz Group is to buy LM Industries
  • Karl Mayer Group has consolidated its US operations
  • Applied Nanoscience is to produce its antimicrobial silver nanoparticle-based formulation in the USA
  • Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend) is to commercialise its antimicrobial polyamide fabrics through a partnership with The S Group
  • DiloGroup and SICAM are to supply hydroentanglement machinery
  • Two textile and clothing associations are to form a partnership in order to promote the benefits of reusable gowns for use in medical setting
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is fuelling demand for nonwoven wipes