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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 166: October 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:
  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has developed an environmentally sustainable process for manufacturing VEOCEL Specialty Viscose fibres for nonwovens applications
  • Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend) has developed a series of membranes made from nylon 6.6 nanofibres
  • Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend) has developed new fibres for use in apparel, textile and filtration applications
  • Evonik Industries (Evonik) has developed a new polyimide fibre called P84 HT

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Freudenberg Group has made an offer to acquire 100% of the shares of the UK-based technical textiles manufacturer Low & Bonar
  • GKN Aerospace plans to simplify its operations
  • Lenzing branded fibres have been certified as being biodegradable in fresh water
  • Skanwear has been awarded a contract to supply clothing which protects against arc flashes to a company in North America
  • The US Air Force Maintenance Operations and Training Augmented Reality (MOTAR) Unit has selected the Forte Data Glove Enterprise Edition from BeBop Sensors for use in aircraft virtual reality (VR) simulations
  • Cortland Biomedical has opened a facility for the design, development and manufacture of custom textile structures for the medical device industry
  • International Fibres Group (IFG) has opened a research and development centre
  • Voith Composites and HRC (Hengrui Corporation) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop hydrogen vessels for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)