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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 187: July 2021

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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

  • Toray Industries (Toray) has developed a technology which improves the heat dissipation properties of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRPs)
  • Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a digital fibre which is capable of sensing and storing data
  • Lenzing has developed a hydrophobic version of its Veocel Lyocell fibre
  • Suominen has developed an environmentally sustainable and exceptionally soft nonwoven material

  • Fibres and inorganic materials manufacturer Unifrax has signed an agreement to buy nonwovens producer Lydall
  • Hygiene and health care products manufacturer Essity has completed its acquisition of Abigo Medical
  • Bostik has expanded its range of hot melt adhesives
  • The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) is organising a webinar series which will focus on the development of smart textiles
  • The feasibility of closed-loop recycling of single-use face masks has been investigated in a pilot project
  • Artificial leather producer Huafon Microfibre has ordered three needling lines from DiloGroup for its plant in Qidong, China
  • Nonwovens producer Avgol is to invest in its Russian production facility
  • Sustainable fibre-based products producer Ahlstrom-Munksjö is continuing work to increase the production capacity at its plant in Belgium
  • Technical fibre milling and cutting specialist Apply Carbon is to establish a carbon fibre recycling facility in France