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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 197: May 2022

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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:
  • Directa Plus will develop automotive textiles which incorporate its proprietary graphene treatment
  • Saertex and Terre de Lin are collaborating in the development of fabrics which incorporate flax fibre for composites applications
  • Teijin Frontier has developed a fibre which can be used to reinforce rubber products
  • Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a film which can help to improve the thermoregulation properties of protective apparel

BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Advanced composites producer Gurit has strengthened its position in the wind energy market by acquiring a 60% share of Fiberline Composites
  • Composites products manufacturer Avient Corporation is to purchase DSM Protective Materials, including the Dyneema brand of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre products
  • Finishing machinery company Navis TubeTex has acquired foam coating line manufacturer
  • 3D weaving technology specialist Biteam has established 3D Noodles International, a manufacturer of woven gusset fillers
  • Face mask manufacturer Grabher has launched a scheme for collecting and recycling face masks in Austria
  • AstenJohnson is to build a nonwovens plant in Texas, USA
  • Fibre based products manufacturer Ahlstrom-Munksjö has installed a line for manufacturing glass microfibre media
  • PFNonwovens is to invest in a new nonwovens line