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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 174: June 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:
  • Mitsui Chemicals is working on the development of a reusable three-dimensionally (3D) printed face mask
  • Mann+Hummel has developed a new air filter which can help to reduce the energy consumption of air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed a range of nonwoven materials for use in the manufacture of face masks
  • Google is working on the development of cords which could be used to control smart clothing products and other electronic devices

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • FleeceForEurope and Lindenpartner have been formed to manufacture nonwoven fabrics and face masks in Germany
  • Newly founded Hygiene Austria has started to produce face masks in Austria and is preparing to start production at Lenzing's site in the UK
  • Berry is to invest further in the production of meltblown nonwovens in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Sateri has entered China's lyocell fibre market in partnership with Asia Symbol
  • Smithers has forecast that growth in the global market for wet-laid nonwovens will decelerate to 2025