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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 179: November 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:
  • Anker, Devan and Shark Solutions have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable carpet for aviation applications
  • Suominen has developed a bamboo-based nonwoven material for use in the manufacture of wipes
  • ExxonMobil has developed high loft nonwovens for use in the manufacture of hygiene products 
  • PureAir Filtration has collaborated with Noble Biomaterials in the development of an antimicrobial material called FiberShield for use in the manufacture of filters

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Sandler supports Hof University of Applied Sciences' Nonwoven Development Center (VEZ) in Germany with a professorship
  • Seven chemical companies have formed an alliance called Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI) to drive sustainability in the textile and leather industries
  • Senbis Polymer Innovations is to invest in pilot extrusion lines for the development and production of fibres and yarns
  • Euro Wipes has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Fibroline relating to the manufacture of products made from nonwovens impregnated with dry powders using electrical fields
  • Teknoweb Materials (TKW Materials) has acquired a licence from Procter & Gamble (P&G) to sell a technology called Phantom which can be used in the manufacture of wipes and absorbent cores for hygiene products
  • COVID-19 has caused a market boom for medical nonwovens
  • Demand for low cost surgical masks continues to grow owing to the COVID-19 pandemic