Global technical textiles business update, August 2021

Global technical textiles business update, August 2021

This report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector, including: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; business news; events; investments; joint ventures; and markets. The report contains news relating to the following innovative companies and other organisations: Ahlstrom-Munksjӧ, Alchemie, Amarande, Avient, ASTM International, Berry Global, Carrington Textiles, Chongqing Double Elephant Microfiber Material Co, ELG Haniel, Fibre Extrusion Technology, Fibertex Nonwovens, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Funing Aoyang, Gerber Technology, Huntsman Textile Effects, IMCD NV, Indorama Ventures, INglass, IVCC, Johns Manville, Lectra, Lenzing Group, Manchester Mills, Microban International, Minet, NatureWorks, Nonwovenn, NOWOtex, O2Today, Oerlikon Group, Pratrivero, PV3 Technologies, RTS Group, Sandler, Sapphire, Sateri, Sciessent, Shanghai Yuanhe Chemicals, Sintx Technologies, Smart Textile Alliance, Soteria Battery Innovation Group, Technical Fibre Products, Teijin Frontier, Weav3D, and Zheijiang Kingsafe Hygiene Materials Technology Co.


  • SUMMARY
  • ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
    • ELG CARBON FIBRE LTD HAS DIVESTED ITS BUSINESS FOR RECYCLING AND SELLING SHORT CARBON FIBRES AND CHANGED ITS NAME TO GEN 2 CARBON
    • IMCD NV HAS ACQUIRED SHANGHAI YUANHE CHEMICALS
    • LECTRA HAS COMPLETED THE ACQUISITION OF GERBER TECHNOLOGY
    • OERLIKON GROUP HAS ACQUIRED INGLASS
    • SATERI IS TO ACQUIRE FUNING AOYANG'S VISCOSE FIBRE BUSINESS
    • TECHNICAL FIBRE PRODUCTS (TFP) HAS ACQUIRED PV3 TECHNOLOGIES (PV3)
  • BUSINESS NEWS
    • A NEW STANDARD FOR REUSABLE FACE COVERINGS HAS BEEN APPROVED AND PUBLISHED BY ASTM INTERNATIONAL
    • A WHITE PAPER ON THE MANUFACTURE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) HAS BEEN APPROVED BY ASTM INTERNATIONAL
    • ANDRITZ GROUP HAS RECEIVED AN ORDER FOR AN ELLIPTICAL CYLINDER PRE-NEEDLER FROM AMARANDE
    • GROWTH AND INNOVATION HAVE CONTINUED AT SANDLER DESPITE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
    • NATUREWORKS IS MAKING PROGRESS ON ITS PLANNED CONSTRUCTION OF A POLYLACTIC ACID (PLA) BIOPOLYMER MANUFACTURING PLANT IN THAILAND
    • NOWOTEX CAN NOW MAKE POLYPROPYLENE FILTER MEDIA FOR FACE MASKS AFTER COMMISSIONING A MELT BLOWING LINE SUPPLIED BY OERLIKON NONWOVEN
    • PRATRIVERO HAS ORDERED AN EXCELLE BATT-FORMING LINE FROM ANDRITZ FOR ITS PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN VALDILANA, ITALY
    • SURGICAL MASKS FROM FREUDENBERG PERFORMANCE MATERIALS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE US FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
    • THE SMART TEXTILE ALLIANCE (STA) IS LOOKING TO FORM PARTNERSHIPS WITH DEVELOPERS OF TECHNOLOGIES WHICH COULD BE USED IN THE SMART TEXTILES INDUSTRY
    • THE US HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE HAS PASSED THE MAKE PPE IN AMERICA ACT
    • ZHEJIANG KINGSAFE HYGIENE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY CO HAS ORDERED A NEXLINE HYDROENTANGLEMENT LINE FROM ANDRITZ FOR ITS PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN CHINA
  • EVENTS
    • THE COMPOSITES TRADE FAIR JEC WORLD HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
    • MESSE FRANKFURT HAS POSTPONED THE 2021 EDITIONS OF THE HEIMTEXTIL, TECHTEXTIL AND TEXPROCESS TRADE FAIRS UNTIL 2022
  • INVESTMENTS
    • BERRY GLOBAL (BERRY) IS INVESTING IN A HYDROENTANGLEMENT LINE IN ORDER TO INCREASE ITS CAPACITY FOR PRODUCING NONWOVENS FOR WIPES IN EUROPE
    • CHONGQING DOUBLE ELEPHANT MICROFIBER MATERIAL CO HAS ORDERED FOUR NEEDLEPUNCHING LINES FROM ANDRITZ GROUP
    • FIBERTEX NONWOVENS HAS ANNOUNCED FURTHER INVESTMENT IN ITS NONWOVENS PRODUCTION
    • FIBRE EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGY HAS STARTED TO BUILD A NEW RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    • INDORAMA VENTURES HAS ACQUIRED A RECYCLING FACILITY IN THE USA
    • JOHNS MANVILLE IS INCREASING ITS CAPACITY FOR PRODUCING PIPE INSULATION
    • LENZING GROUP (LENZING) PLANS TO BUILD A LARGE PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT IN AUSTRIA
    • MINET HAS BOUGHT A HYDROENTANGLEMENT LINE FROM ANDRITZ FOR MAKING HYGIENE PRODUCTS AND HAS COMMISSIONED A NEEDLEPUNCHING LINE FOR MAKING AUTOMOTIVE FELTS
    • NONWOVENN HAS INVESTED IN ORDER TO POSITION ITSELF FOR GROWTH AFTER THE END OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
    • TEIJIN FRONTIER HAS ESTABLISHED A NEW COMPANY IN INDIA
    • THE RTS GROUP HAS ANNOUNCED STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN DYEING AND PRINTING CAPACITY IN EUROPE
    • WATERLESS DYEING AND DIGITAL FINISHING SYSTEMS DEVELOPER ALCHEMIE TECHNOLOGY HAS RECEIVED INVESTMENT FROM TWO COMPANIES
  • JOINT VENTURES
    • AVIENT AND IVCC ARE TO ESTABLISH A LABORATORY TO DEVELOP INSECTICIDAL FORMULATIONS FOR MALARIA CONTROL NETS
    • AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ AND SOTERIA BATTERY INNOVATION GROUP HAVE SIGNED A MARKETING LICENCE AGREEMENT
    • CARRINGTON TEXTILES HAS FORMED A JOINT VENTURE IN PAKISTAN WHICH WILL PRODUCE DYED AND WHITE FABRIC
    • HUNTSMAN TEXTILE EFFECTS AND SCIESSENT ARE TO FORM A DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP
    • MANCHESTER MILLS AND MICROBAN INTERNATIONAL (MICROBAN) HAVE EXPANDED THEIR PARTNERSHIP RELATING TO ANTIMICROBIAL TEXTILE PRODUCTS
    • O2TODAY AND SINTX TECHNOLOGIES HAVE SIGNED A LICENSING AGREEMENT ALLOWING O2TODAY TO COMMERCIALISE FACE MASKS COATED WITH PARTICLES OF SILICON NITRIDE
    • WEAV3D WILL WORK WITH GLOBAL ALLIANCE AUTOMOTIVE (GAA) TO PROMOTE THE USE OF ITS HIGH VOLUME PROCESS FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS
  • MARKETS
    • EUROPEAN NONWOVENS PRODUCTION GREW BY MORE THAN 7% IN 2020
    • THE GLOBAL TEXTILE CHEMICALS MARKET IS FORECAST TO BE WORTH US$32 BN BY 2027
    • THE VALUE OF THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR REUSABLE FACE MASKS IS SET TO GROW BY ALMOST 25% A YEAR BETWEEN 2019 AND 2027
      • Increasing awareness of the ill effects of air pollution, dust and smoke
      • The COVID-19 pandemic

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