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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 182: February 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

  • VTT has developed methods for making nonwoven fabrics incorporating fibres derived from recycled waste materials for use in hospital applications
  • Researchers at the University of Rhode Island (URI) have developed a bandage which can detect infection
  • Toray Industries (Toray) has expanded its Livmoa range of disposable protective apparel

  • Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has acquired PV3 Technologies (PV3)
  • The Smart Textile Alliance (STA) has been established to develop standards for smart textiles
  • The Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs have been postponed until 2022
  • Johns Manville is increasing its capacity for producing pipe insulation
  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing) plans to build a large photovoltaic plant in Austria
  • Minet has bought a hydroentanglement line from Andritz for making hygiene products and has commissioned a needlepunching line for making automotive felts
  • Manchester Mills and Microban International (Microban) have expanded their partnership relating to antimicrobial textile products
  • The value of the global market for reusable face masks is set to grow by almost 25% a year between 2019 and 2027