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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 170: February 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:
  • Hexcel and NaCa Systems have collaborated in the development of a sports car seat back made from a hybrid composite
  • Kelheim Fibres Galaxy fibre could be employed as an alternative to most of the synthetic fibres used in the acquisition distribution layers of sanitary towels
  • Freudenberg Performance Materials has launched a new biodegradable padding material as part of its comfortemp Thermal Insulation range
  • Technical Absorbents has developed a new range of fabrics incorporating High Gel Strength (HGS) SAF (Super Absorbent Fibre)

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Freudenberg Group has completed its acquisition of needlepunched nonwovens and laminated materials producer Filc
  • Textile manufacturing joint venture MGC has acquired Melchior Textil from HOS Group
  • Carbon ThreeSixty has installed a tailored fibre placement cell
  • Cygnet Texkimp has supplied a high capacity 3D weaving creel to the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
  • NIRI has purchased an air laying machine from Dan-Web Machinery for use in the pilot-scale manufacture of nonwovens from natural fibres
  • Teijin Group is to open a European research and development base for automotive components