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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 184: April 2021

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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:
  • Teijin Group has developed two new brands of carbon fibre intermediate materials for use in the manufacture of composite sports products
  • AirPop has developed a face mask which can be used in conjunction with an app to monitor the wearer's respiratory health
  • HeiQ has developed an antimicrobial filter material for use in the manufacture of face masks
  • Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed smart clothing products which can sense the wearer's body movements

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • European nonwovens production grew by more than 7% in 2020
  • Growth and innovation have continued at Sandler despite the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Berry Global (Berry) is investing in a hydroentanglement line in order to increase its capacity for producing nonwovens for wipes in Europe
  • Chongqing Double Elephant Microfiber Material Co has ordered four needlepunching lines from Andritz Group
  • Fibertex Nonwovens is to invest further in order to increase the capacity of its US operations
  • Teijin Frontier has established a new company in India
  • Weav3D will work with Global Alliance Automotive (GAA) to promote the use of its high volume process for producing composite automotive components