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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 191: November 2021

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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:
  • Toyoda Gosei has developed an airbag which provides protection to pedestrians
  • HeiQ has developed a high performance yarn called HeiQ AeoniQ
  • WTeijin Aramid has developed a version of its Twaron fibre which is derived from recycled materials/li>
  • Stora Enso has developed an environmentally sustainable fluff pulp for use in the manufacture of hygiene products

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Bast Fibre Technologies (BFT) has acquired Faser Veredlung Tönisvorst (FVT)
  • Freudenberg Performance Materials is launching an initiative to highlight its sustainable products
  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) is using digital simulations of production processes to optimise the filtration efficiency of meltblown fabrics
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö is using new testing capabilities to develop molecular filter media for the automotive and industrial filtration markets
  • Innovatec is to invest in a non-contact fluid application system from Weitmann & Konrad (Weko) for functionalising meltblown nonwovens
  • Spunmelt nonwovens producer Fitesa is to increase its production of sustainable spunmelt nonwovens by investing in a new line
  • BTeijin Group is to expand its capacity for producing heat resistant prepregs/li>
  • Sales of meltblown nonwoven fabrics have doubled because of the COVID-19 pandemic