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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 198: June 2022

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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:
  • Aqdot has developed an additive which significantly reduces malodours in nonwoven hygiene products
  • Hexcel has developed a new range of resins and prepregs called HexPly Nature
  • Suominen and Codi Group have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable nonwoven material derived from recycled paper
  • Researchers at Aalto University have developed textiles which incorporate hidden photovoltaic panels

BUSINESS UPDATE
  • INDA has released the ninth edition of its North American Nonwovens Supply Report
  • Graniteville Specialty Fabrics has invested in a non-contact precision spray finishing system
  • A facility called FastBlade for the rapid fatigue testing of long composite structures such as tidal turbine blades has been opened in the UK
  • Fairmat has signed agreements with several partners to recycle composites
  • Gen 2 Carbon has formed a partnership with Deakin University to lead a carbon fibre recycling initiative