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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 163: July 2019

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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:
  • Autoneum has developed battery undercovers made from Ultra-Silent textile material for use in electric vehicles
  • Beaulieu Engineered Products has developed new fibres for hygiene applications and has brought a new pilot production line on stream
  • Suominen has developed a new nonwoven product called Fibrella Combo for use in absorbent hygiene products
  • Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed flexible three-dimensionally (3D) printed meshes which could be used in medical applications

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Raytheon and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) are to merge
  • IME Medical Electrospinning (IME) has developed industrial-scale electrospinning equipment for medical applications
  • Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have built a database of electrospinning parameters
  • The Global Chemical Industry Round Table (GCIRT) and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation will promote sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, leather and footwear industries
  • Unifi Manufacturing has placed an order for the latest yarn texturing machine from Oerlikon Barmag
  • Arris Composites has gained funding for its additive manufacturing production process
  • Boston Materials has secured funding for a high performance reinforcement for the production of impact-resistant and durable composites