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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 178: October 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:
  • Bcomp and McLaren have collaborated in the development of a composite racing seat incorporating flax fibre
  • Albaad Group (Albaad) has developed a nonwoven fabric which is compliant with several internationally recognised standards for flushability
  • Fibertex Personal Care and SABIC have collaborated in the development of nonwovens made from materials derived from recycled waste 
  • Suominen has developed a new environmentally sustainable nonwoven fabric called Biolace Pure

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • A plant belonging to Berry Global (Berry) has been certified for the production of sustainable nonwovens
  • Lenzing has become a founding partner of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)
  • Reinforcement fabrics manufacturer Sigmatex is to consolidate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Cellulosic fibre producer Sateri has opened a new research and development innovation centre in China
  • Nanollose has invested in CelluAir, a developer of nanocellulose-based filter material
  • NatureWorks is to expand its capacity for producing Ingeo biopolymer