Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 1st quarter 2011

Date: April 22, 2011
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Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 1st quarter 2011
This report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector, including acquisitions, business news, financial results, investments, joint ventures and products. The report contains insight and analysis of developments in a wide range of companies and other organisations involved in the sector, including: 3M, Andover Healthcare, Ahlstrom, Avgol, Blackstone Capital Partners, Cametrics, Cleaver Associates, Daio Paper, Dienes Apparatebau, Dorix, DSM Venturing, European Precursor Gmbh (EPG), Fibertex, First Quality Nonwovens (FQN), Global Equity Partners (GEP), Investor, Lenzing, Metal Mate, Mölnlycke Health Care Group, Outlast Technologies, P2i, Polymer Group Inc (PGI), RadiciGroup, Reiter Oberflächentechnik, Royal DSM, Saha Pathanapibul, Sanko, SGL, Shandong ICD High Performance Fibre, SkySails, Teijin Group, Toho Tenax and Xennia Technology.
SUMMARY

ACQUISITIONS

Avgol will acquire the distributor Cleaver Associates
Blackstone Capital has acquired Polymer Group Inc (PGI)
DSM will acquire a controlling share of a Chinese producer of ultra-high molecular weight
polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre
Inkjet printing specialist Xennia Technology has acquired Cametrics, a digital printing
software company
Lenzing has sold its plastics and filaments business
Mölnlycke has been acquired by an industrial holding company called Investor
RadiciGroup has bought Dorix in order to expand its staple fibre range

BUSINESS NEWS

European Precursor Gmbh (EPG), a joint venture between SGL and Lenzing, has won
funding to develop a precursor for making carbon fibre
Fibertex has split its business into Fibertex Personal Care and Fibertex Nonwovens
Toho Tenax will supply carbon fibre to Metal+C18 Mate in Thailand for making lightweight gas
tanks

3M IS TO SUE ANDOVER HEALTHCARE OVER ITS 2-LAYER COMPRESSION BANDAGE SYSTEMS

FINANCIAL RESULTS

P2i increased its revenues by 207% and added 24 nanocoating machines in 2009/10

INVESTMENTS

Ahlstrom is to increase its capacity for making transportation filtration materials in Turin,
Italy
DSM has invested in SkySails, a maker of automated towing kite systems for ships
First Quality Nonwovens (FQN) will build a nonwovens facility in China
Lenzing is to make more investments in capacity

JOINT VENTURES

Dienes will handle sales of nanofibre spinning lines made by Reiter Oberflächentechnik
Japan’s Daio Paper is building a joint venture plant to make diapers in Thailand

PRODUCTS

Outlast Technologies has added polyester to its range of temperature regulating fibres
List of figures
Figure 1: Compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks covered with carbon fibre reinforced plastic
Figure 2: Outlast Technologies’ bicomponent fibre with a polyester sheath and a core
comprising a phase change material
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