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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 173: May 2020

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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:
  • Advansa has launched a new range of binder fibres called ADVA MegaBond for use in the manufacture of nonwovens which can be recycled easily
  • Alchemie Technology has accelerated the launch of its Novara coating machine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has developed new transgenic silkworms which are capable of producing nearly pure spider silk

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • 3M has taken action to stop respirators from being sold at grossly inflated prices and prevent counterfeiting
  • Johns Manville has started to produce nonwovens in the USA for use in making face masks needed to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Karl Mayer has designed a face mask which can be made on its raschel warp knitting machine in a single step
  • The 2020 edition of the trade fair ITMA ASIA + CITME has been postponed until June 2021
  • Consolidated Pathways has signed an agreement to become the brand and technical representative for the products of Sanitized
  • HeiQ has granted licences to three competitors in order to meet high demand for antiviral HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03
  • Lenzing and Palmers Textil have set up a joint venture company called Hygiene Austria to produce face masks on an industrial scale in Austria