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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 203: November 2022

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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

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS:
  • AELER Technologies (AELER) has put into operation lightweight composite shipping containers called Unit One which are stronger, take larger payloads, are better insulated and are easier to track
  • Hexcel Corporation (Hexcel) HexPly M9.6GF prepregs have received Bureau Veritas approval for marine use
  • A compostable, flame retardant bio-leather based on microbial cellulose is being developed at Columbia University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
  • A range of halogen-free flame retardant upholstery fabrics called Glentham has been launched for the UK furniture market by Sichuan EM Technology and FRX Innovations
  • Industrial threads producer Coats has launched a range of biodegradable recycled polyester threads called Eco-B
  • Vollebak, the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) have developed a prototype jacket which provides thermal camouflage

BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Dalco Nonwovens and Global Felt Technologies (GFT) have been acquired by investment group Snow Peak Capital and Joey Duncan
  • Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has joined a consortium whose members are working on the Circular and Sustainable Textiles and Clothing (CISUTAC) project
  • Freudenberg Performance Materials has won a contract to supply a tier 1 automotive supplier with gas diffusion layers for fuel cell systems
  • The 22nd edition of the nonwovens exhibition IDEA has been moved from 2024 to 2025
  • Artificial silk manufacturer AMSilk has moved to new headquarters in Munich, Germany
  • Industrial threads producer Coats has opened a new production facility in Mexico
  • Teijin Frontier has opened a facility in Thailand for producing polyester fibres and yarns
  • Weaving company Dickson-Constant has opened its second production plant in France