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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 207: March 2023

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Technical Textiles Business Update is an executive briefing, supplied in digital format. Each month, we report on the latest news from the international technical textiles and nonwovens market.
What's in it?

Technical Textiles Business Update contains independent research, insight and analysis on product innovations and business developments from the international technical textiles and nonwovens market. Topics regularly featured include:

  • acquisitions, divestments and mergers
  • chemicals
  • composites
  • environmental sustainability
  • events
  • fabrics
  • fibres
  • financial results
  • investments
  • joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution
  • medical textiles
  • new facilities
  • nonwovens
  • recycling
  • threads
  • wearable technology
  • yarns

It also contains news from brands, companies, and other organisations, such as: Archroma, Ascend Performance Materials, Coats Group (Coats), Cygnet Texkimp, Dalco Nonwovens, Directa Plus, DSM Protective Materials, DITF Denkenford, DuPont, Euratex (the European Apparel and Textile Confederation), Freudenberg Performance Materials, Global Felt Technologies (GFT), Grand Largue Composites (GLC), HeiQ, Hexcel Corporation, Huntsman Textile Effects, International Fibres Group (IFG), Invista, Lenzing Group (Lenzing), Milliken & Company (Milliken), Nanollose, the National Graphene Institute (NGI), Rheon Labs, Sensoria Health, Schoeller Textil, Stora Enso, Teijin Frontier, Toray Industries (Toray), Voodin Blade Technology, and W L Gore & Associates (Gore).

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Technical Textiles Business Update is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.



  • A rapid process for producing carbon fibre reinforced plastic sandwich panels for automotive applications is being developed by Toray Industries
  • A microfilament fabric which protects automotive and industrial components from electrostatic discharge has been launched by Freudenberg Performance Materials
  • A smart antimicrobial suture which reduces infection and simplifies post-operative monitoring has been developed by researchers in Australia


  • Speciality chemicals producer Archroma has completed the acquisition of Huntsman Textile Effects
  • Tex Tech Industries has acquired the business at SGL Carbons site in Gardena, California, USA
  • 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 (PFAS) from its products
  • Synthetic fibre machinery producer Oerlikon Textile Inc will complete a move into new US headquarters in 2023
  • Exhibition space for ITMA 2023 has been fully booked
  • WPT Nonwovens has invested in a thermal bonding line from Trützschler Nonwovens and Schott & Meissner
  • Speciality chemicals producer Evonik has entered into a partnership agreement with Biosteel producer AMSilk to manufacture silk proteins