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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 165: September 2019

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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:
  • The GreenLight project has concluded and has resulted in the development of a pilot-scale process for the production of lignin-based carbon fibre
  • Researchers at Texas Tech University have developed a nanofibre web which could be used to remove dye particles from wastewater
  • Researchers at RMIT University have developed a method for producing waterproof, washable and stretchable supercapacitors for smart textile applications

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Dukane has acquired the rotary ultrasonic bonding specialist Aurizon Ultrasonics (Aurizon)
  • Solvay has moved forward with the sale of its polyamide 6.6 business to BASF
  • SGL Carbon has issued a profit warning as its chief executive officer (CEO) resigns
  • Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) has joined a group of investors to support the Finland-based start-up company Infinited Fiber Company (IFC)
  • A new report from INDA and EDANA forecasts an excellent outlook for the global nonwovens market to 2023