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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 121:
November 2021

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Editorial: Aramids—synthetic fibres with vital roles to play beyond COP26 (9 pages)
Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, November 2021 (19 pages)
The world nonwovens industry: part 1—the leading ten producers, November 2021 (96 pages)
New fibres and dyeing and finishing technologies gear up for circular supply chains (25 pages)
Global technical textiles business update, November 2021 (24 pages)
Statistics: nonwoven fabric production in Asia, 2021 (23 pages)

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The world nonwovens industry: part 1—the leading ten producers, November 2021

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In this report, the first in a series of three in which the world's top 40 nonwovens producers are profiled, Karen Bitz provides the latest information and analysis about the activities of the world's leading ten producers of nonwovens. For many of the top ten players, sales were up in 2020-- reflecting, primarily, a surge in demand for nonwovens for medical applications, and face masks in particular, following the outbreak of COVID-19. In addition, further increases in sales are expected in the future as a number of the companies have invested in new lines in a bid to satisfy demand. Berry Global is adding melt blowing lines in different parts of the world and has purchased nine machines for making face masks. Freudenberg has added a melt blowing line in Germany and lines based on other technologies in China, Slovakia and Taiwan, and Fitesa is installing Reifenhäuser Reicofil melt blowing lines at sites in Brazil, Germany, Italy and the USA. Lydall--now part of Unifrax--is adding melt blowing capacity in the USA and France, and Johns Manville has started producing meltblown filtration media with high bacterial filtration efficiency. DuPont has expanded its capacity for producing Tyvek flashspun nonwoven material at its facility in Luxembourg while Glatfelter has acquired Jacob Holm Industries and Georgia-Pacific's US air-laid operations. Ahlstrom-Munksjö is investing heavily in its filtration business through the addition of a number of lines while Kimberly-Clark has announced a major investment in nonwovens manufacturing at its site in Corinth, Mississippi, USA. Toray, meanwhile, has added a new spunbonding line in China and a new facility in India which will include spunbonding equipment.

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Technical Textile Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries.
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Each issue contains data and expert analysis on key industry topics, including: automotive technical textiles; biopolymers; chemical protective textiles; circularity; composites; e-textiles; environmental sustainability; filter media; flame resistant fabrics; glass fibre; graphene; Industry 4.0; insulation; medical textiles; military textiles; nonwoven specialities; personal protective equipment (PPE); synthetic fibre; and wearable technology.

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