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Global technical textiles business update, July 2023
published in Issue 126, July 2023
This report provides a round-up of the latest developments in the global technical textiles sector, including: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; business news; investments; joint ventures; and markets. The report contains news relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: Andritz Group; Archroma; Autoliv; Boer Group; Coats; CTA Green Fibre; Cygnet Texkimp; Dell'Orco & Villani; DiloGroup; EDANA; FRX Polymers; Grasim Industries; Huntsman Textile Effects; INDA; Indorama Ventures; Lotus Teknik Tekstil; Milliken & Company; Nanollose; Nouvelles Fibres Textiles; Pellenc ST; Polymateria; Porcher Industries; Renewcell; Schott & Meissner; SGL Carbon; TechnoPlants; Terre de Lin; Tex Tech Industries; TextileGenesis; Trevira; trinamiX; Trützschler Nonwovens; and WPT Nonwovens.
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ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
Speciality chemicals producer Archroma has completed the acquisition of Huntsman Textile Effects
Tex Tech Industries has acquired the business on SGL Carbon's site in Gardena, California, USA
Action against the flushing of wipes has been taken by UK and US officials
FRX Polymers will benefit from the classification of three common flame retardants as substances of very high concern (SVHCs)
Milliken & Company has become the first USA-based textile manufacturer to eliminate all perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from its products
Nanollose has been awarded a US patent for its sustainable viscose production technologies and has renewed its collaboration agreement with Grasim Industries
Trevira has been renamed Indorama Ventures Fibers Germany
A plant for producing fabrics and cushions for airbags is to be built in Vietnam by Autoliv
An innovation centre for the development, prototyping and testing of composites and other advanced materials has been opened by Cygnet Texkimp
Coats has opened a pilot plant in India for spinning and twisting sewing threads made from recycled and renewable materials
Lotus Teknik Tekstil in Turkey has started up an Andritz Group wet-laid/hydroentanglement (wetlace) line
WPT Nonwovens has invested in a thermal bonding line for producing filter media from Trützschler Nonwovens and Schott & Meissner
An industrial-scale sorting and recycling line will be built in France by Andritz Group in partnership with Nouvelles Fibres Textiles and Pellenc ST
Boer Group is working with trinamiX on advancing its textile sorting capabilities using near-infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy
China Textile Academy Green Fibre has signed a letter of intent with Renewcell for the supply of dissolving pulp for the production of lyocell
DiloGroup, Dell'Orco & Villani and TechnoPlants are to collaborate in the supply of complete systems to the textile recycling sector
Indorama Ventures and Polymateria have signed an exclusive partnership agreement relating to the production of biodegradable polyolefins for use in nonwovens for hygiene application
Porcher Industries and Terre de Lin have formed a partnership to increase sales of thermoplastic composites reinforced with flax fibres
Renewcell is to partner with TextileGenesis to attain supply chain transparency
Production of nonwovens in "Greater Europe" fell slightly in 2022 but it was up in comparison with 2019
The North American Nonwoven Materials Annual Study 2022 has been published by INDA
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