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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 162: June 2019

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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:
  • Archroma has developed a water-based binder for nonwovens for tea bags and coffee filters and an ultraviolet (UV) protector for textiles which are used in automotive and transport applications
  • Teijin Frontier has developed nanofibre polishing pads which can help to lower the cost of manufacturing semiconductors
  • Lenzing has developed biodegradable nets made from lyocell fibres for aquatic farming applications
  • Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible lithium battery made from textile materials

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Lenzing is to make its fibres traceable using blockchain technology
  • The 2019 edition of Techtextil was held in Frankfurt, Germany, during May 14-17, 2019
  • Archroma has opened a centre in Germany for the development of dyes and auxiliaries
  • Kordsa has invested US$18 mn in a new line for making polyester yarn at its plant in 0zmit, Turkey
  • Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers has opened a new technology centre
  • Robert Bosch has been awarded two Techtextil Innovation Awards
  • The National Composites Centre (NCC) has formed a partnership with SGL Carbon and cemented its relationship with BAE Systems