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Technical Textiles Business Update
Issue 175: July 2020

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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:
  • Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend) has developed new materials which have antiviral properties
  • Toray Industries (Toray) has developed a new carbon fibre and thermoplastic pellets which could be used in the manufacture of cost efficient composite components
  • Researchers at the University of Sheffield and COMSATS University Islamabad have collaborated in the development of new dressings which can accelerate the healing of chronic wounds and burns injuries
  • Suominen has developed a nonwoven material for use in the manufacture of medical face masks

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • EU manufacturers are set for a 20-fold increase in nonwoven face mask production by November 2020
  • Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) has four melt spinning systems for biomedical materials scheduled for delivery in 2020
  • Zhejiang Kingsway High-Tech Fiber (Kingsway) is to acquire five Oerlikon Barmag lines for producing high quality yarns
  • Arevo is building an additive manufacturing plant for producing carbon composite components on demand
  • Teijin Carbon Europe has increased its capacity for producing carbon fibre in Europe
  • Borealis and Paper Republic have teamed up in a social business initiative called mask republic to produce sustainable and reusable face masks