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Global technical textiles business update, April 2023
published in Issue 125, April 2023
This report provides a round-up of the latest developments in the global technical textiles sector, including: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; business news; investments; and joint ventures. The report contains news relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: 3M, Autoneum, BekaertDeslee, Borgers Group, Carbon Revolution, Continuum, Fairmat, Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET), Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM--Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics), HeiQ, Hollingsworth & Vose, Lenzing Group, North Carolina State University (NCSU), Oerlikon Nonwoven, RecyOuest, Renewcell, Stora Enso, Suominen, Trillium Renewable Chemicals, Trützschler Card Clothing (TCC), Under Armour, the US Department of Energy's (DOEs) Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), and Voodin Blade Technology.
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ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
Autoneum has acquired the automotive business of Borgers Group
Carbon Revolution has signed a merger agreement with Twin Ridge Capital Acquisition
Digital simulations are being used by Fraunhofer ITWM to optimise the melt blowing process for making infection control nonwovens
Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) has reported record sales for 2022
New technologies for producing meltblown and spunbonded filter media were highlighted by equipment maker Oerlikon Nonwoven at Filtech in February 2023
Suominen is planning to close its nonwovens plant in Italy
Continuum is to build six industrial-scale factories to recycle composite wind turbine blades
Fairmat has opened a plant for recycling carbon fibre and has secured Euro34 mn in funding
Funding for a demonstration plant for producing bio-based acrylonitrile has been secured by Trillium Renewable Chemicals
Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V) is to invest US$40.2 mn in expanding its facility in the USA
RecyOuest has successfully started up a line supplied by Andritz for recycling materials derived from agricultural plastic waste nets
Trützschler Card Clothing (TCC) is investing in the expansion of its facilities
Dissolving pulp sourced from textile waste is to be supplied by Renewcell to Lenzing Group for producing cellulosic fibres
HeiQ and BekaertDeslee have signed a licence agreement for the use of a finish which combats allergens in mattress ticking
Methods which reduce the amount of energy required for producing meltblown nonwovens are being developed using simulations and artificial intelligence (AI) by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and 3M
Stora Enso and Voodin Blade Technology have signed a partnership agreement to develop wind turbine blades made from wood
Under Armour and North Carolina State University (NCSU) have formed a research partnership
Technical Textile Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries.
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