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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 177: September 2020

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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:
  • Lenzing has developed two new types of lyocell fibre as part of its Veocel Beauty range of fibres for beauty applications
  • Hexcel has developed a new electrically conductive material for use in the manufacture of three-dimensionally (3D) printed aircraft components
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded its TrustShield range of medical protective fabrics 
  • Researchers at Empa have developed new membranes which could be used in the manufacture of antibacterial wound dressings

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • 3M has prevented the sale of counterfeit respirators via Amazon
  • Brückner has supplied a back coating line to the window blinds manufacturer Eclipse
  • China-based wipes manufacturer Zhejiang Baoren Hezhong Technology has ordered a hydroentanglement line from the machinery engineering group Andritz
  • Specialists from Oerlikon Group will deliver online presentations as part of the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress 2020 Webinar Week
  • The AATCC has published a standard relating to the manufacture of general purpose face coverings
  • Three lines for producing bicomponent staple fibres in China have been commissioned by Oerlikon Neumag
  • Three USA-based textile companies have joined forces to supply personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Ralph Lauren has invested in technology for upcycling post-consumer cotton waste
  • Retech has invested in new facilities at its headquarters in Switzerland