Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 2nd quarter 2011

Date: August 22, 2011
Pages: 20
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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence Ltd
Report type: Strategic Report
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Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 2nd quarter 2011
This report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector, including acquisitions, business news, investments, and markets. The report contains insight and analysis of developments in a wide range of companies and other organisations involved in the sector, including: 3M, Advanced Medical Solutions (AMS), Ahlstrom, AMSilk, Andover Healthcare, Avgol, Biomedical Structures, Bluestar Silicones, Concordia Medical, DSM Dyneema, EuroFibers, Finetex, GreenFields, Hellas Construction, MRC SGL Precursor, North Carolina State University, Salteks, SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget), SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (ACF), Tatham, TenCate, TenCate Grass, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI), Trützschler Nonwovens and Unisport.


Biomedical Structures has bought the medical textile manufacturer Concordia Medical



EuroFibers will distribute ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre made by DSM Dyneema in 13 European countries
GreenFields has appointed Unisport as a partner for supplying its synthetic turf systems to the Scandinavian market
High performance materials producer AMSilk has secured new funding to commercialise products modelled on spider silk
Production of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbon fibre precursor has started at MRC SGL
Precursor, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Rayon and SGL Group


Ahlstrom plans to expand its capacity for making filtration materials for transportation applications in Brazil
Avgol plans to expand its nonwoven hygiene fabrics facility in Mocksville, North Carolina, USA
Bluestar silicones will expand its manufacturing and research and development operations after acquiring a former textile chemicals factory in the USA
Finetex of South Korea is looking to expand into North America and Europe
Salteks plans to invest in a facility for preparing and processing cotton fibre for hydroentangled (spunlaced) nonwovens in Turkey
TenCate has agreed to purchase a stake in the sports field and running track company Hellas Construction
TenCate Grass has increased its capacity for producing synthetic turf fibres
The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University is to install a meltblown pilot line for education, research and product development
Trützschler Nonwovens is to supply web formation and bonding technology to North
Carolina State University
Woundcare product maker Advanced Medical Solutions Group (AMS) has installed a new line from Tatham for making nonwovens


Global consumption of hygiene absorbent products grew to more than 449 bn units in 2010
The US market for geosynthetics is forecast to grow by 6.8% a year between 2010 and 2015
Wellbeing is the most important dimension of personal hygiene, according to a new study by SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget)


Figure 1: Former textile chemicals factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, acquired by Bluestar Silicones to which two existing facilities will be relocated
Figure 2: Trützschler Nonwovens EWK 413 card
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