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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 213: September 2023

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Technical Textiles Business Update is an executive briefing, supplied in digital format. Each month, we report on the latest news from the international technical textiles and nonwovens markets.
What's in it?

Technical Textiles Business Update contains independent research, insight and analysis on product innovations and business developments from the international technical textiles and nonwovens markets. Topics regularly featured include:

  • acquisitions, divestments and mergers
  • chemicals
  • composites
  • environmental sustainability
  • events
  • fabrics
  • fibres
  • financial results
  • investments
  • joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution
  • medical textiles
  • new facilities
  • nonwovens
  • recycling
  • threads
  • wearable technology
  • yarns

It also contains news from brands, companies, and other organisations, such as: Archroma, Ascend Performance Materials, Coats Group (Coats), Cygnet Texkimp, Dalco Nonwovens, Directa Plus, DSM Protective Materials, DITF Denkenford, DuPont, Euratex (the European Apparel and Textile Confederation), Freudenberg Performance Materials, Global Felt Technologies (GFT), Grand Largue Composites (GLC), HeiQ, Hexcel Corporation, Huntsman Textile Effects, International Fibres Group (IFG), Invista, Lenzing Group (Lenzing), Milliken & Company (Milliken), Nanollose, the National Graphene Institute (NGI), Rheon Labs, Sensoria Health, Schoeller Textil, Stora Enso, Teijin Frontier, Toray Industries (Toray), Voodin Blade Technology, and W L Gore & Associates (Gore).

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Technical Textiles Business Update is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.



  • Autoneum has developed wheel arch liners made from polyolefins recovered from discarded car bumpers
  • A consortium in Germany is developing lightweight, comfortable suits which are designed to protect against nuclear, biological and chemical substances (NBC suits)
  • Devan Chemicals has expanded its range of microencapsulated active ingredients for application to fabrics
  • A stretchable textile-based lithium-ion battery is being developed by researchers in the USA


  • Newtex Industries has acquired the Industrial Textile Division of Gentex Corporation
  • Tallayne has purchased the Nufabrx infusion technologies developed by Textile-Based Delivery
  • Batene has secured further funding for the commercialisation of metal fleece-based current collectors which could increase the energy densities and charging speeds of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries
  • Unifi has reported a net loss of US$46.3 mn for its 2022/23 financial year
  • Lotus Teknik Tekstil is to invest in digital data analysis tools for its new Andritz nonwovens line
  • A line for producing three-dimensional (3D) entangled polymer filament mats has been started up in China by Freudenberg Performance Materials
  • EDANA has formed a joint programme with INDA to extend the reach of EDANA's Quality and Audit Programme for the hygiene products industry to the USA