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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 78:
3rd quarter 2009

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Editorial: Weaker Markets Spur Acquisitions in the European Technical Textile Industry (7 pages)
UV Protective Clothing: Key to Reducing Skin Damage
The world nonwovens industry: part 1 -- the leading ten producers, 3rd quarter 2009 (64 pages)
Global technical textiles business update, 3rd quarter 2009 (20 pages)
Statistics: fibre consumption for technical textiles in the USA, 3rd quarter 2009 (16 pages)

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Editorial: Weaker Markets Spur Acquisitions in the European Technical Textile Industry

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European technical textile manufacturers and their suppliers have been reporting lower sales and profits for 2009. The downturn spans a wide range of sectors, and most players are relieved that the losses are not as bad as they might have been.

One outcome of the weaker conditions has been a series of announcements of significant consolidations in the second half of 2009 as companies have looked to their longer-term futures.

Examples of such consolidations include the purchases of:

  • Gamma’s Coating & Composites business unit by Jagenberg;
  • Tamfelt by Metso;
  • Perfojet by Andritz; and
  • Oerlikon Enka Tecnica by its management.

This trend was first observed in the European automotive fabrics industry as a result of the decline in car sales which began in early 2008. More recent consolidations within this sector include the purchases of:

  • Eybl International by the Prevent Group;
  • Fezko by Michel Thierry Group; and
  • Stankiewicz by International Automotive Components (IAC).

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