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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 193: January 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 in:
  • Nonwoven products manufacturer Piana Technology has developed an environmentally sustainable alternative to foams
  • Ontex Group (Ontex) has developed a thin and highly absorbent diaper core which can help to protect babies skin
  • Teijin Frontier has developed a knitted fabric which adapts its structure in response to the presence of perspiration
  • Researchers at Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a battery which is both flexible and biodegradable

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Hygiene and health company Essity has acquired AquaCast Liner, a provider of products for fracture management
  • Machinery builder Itema Group has acquired composite components producer Lamiflex/li>
  • Speciality chemicals distributor IMCD is to buy chemicals and additives provider Polychem Handelsges
  • INDA has presented its plan on how it will support the nonwovens industry following the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Kelheim Fibres has increased its prices in response to rises in the cost of gas
  • Speciality chemicals company Archroma has relocated its headquarters in Switzerland
  • Teijin Limited is to carry out a life cycle assessment on its carbon fibres
  • Trützschler has unveiled its latest comber machine