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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 161: May 2019

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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 in:
  • Toray has developed breathable and disposable cleanroom garments called Livmoa CL
  • Covestro has developed a number of new products which it will present at the 2019 edition of Techtextil
  • Karl Mayer has developed a new line for mass producing unidirectional (UD) tapes
  • Researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) have developed a diaper which can indicate when it needs to be changed

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Mitsubishi Corporation has completed its acquisition of a strategic stake in ELG Carbon Fibre
  • A process for separating and recovering cotton and polyester fibres from textile waste is running commercially in Hong Kong
  • Itema is to focus on looms for making technical textiles
  • Karl Mayer has become a manufacturer of systems for making packaging sacks and shading nets by taking over the film slitting and drawing machinery business of bs Gruppe
  • The Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn-GFC) will promote start-up companies
  • The latest developments in technology for the fibre and textile industries will be presented by over 100 speakers at the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn-GFC)
  • Optima 3D has opened a facility for manufacturing three-dimensional (3D) weaving equipment
  • Alexium aims to secure global distribution for its Alexiflam NF flame retardant treatment for cotton and cellulose-based textiles