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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 189: September 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:
  • Researchers at Washington University in St Louis have developed performance fibres which are said to be stronger than natural spider silk
  • NanoLayr has developed antiviral and antibacterial filter media
  • AlgoBio has developed a non-toxic, bio-based flame retardant coating which is derived from seaweed
  • CIRC has developed a textile recycling technology which will be commercialised in partnership with machinery engineering group Andritz

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Lanxess is to buy the microbial control business of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)
  • Nordson Corporation is to acquire NDC Technologies, a developer and supplier of measurement and process control technologies
  • Mineral fibre manufacturer GCS Fibers has launched a crowd funding campaign to help it grow in the USA and international markets
  • The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has developed a standardised method for quantifying fibre shedding during laundering
  • US Cotton has been awarded a US$6.5 mn contract by the United States Department of Defense (DOD) for producing swabs for COVID-19 home testing and mass testing kits
  • lululemon athletica (lululemon) has committed to the use of bio-based polyamide following its investment in Genomatica, a developer of polyamide precursor technology
  • Textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer has opened new headquarters in Obertshausen, Germany