Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 2nd Quarter 2012

Date: July 12, 2012
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Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 2nd Quarter 2012
This report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector, including acquisitions, business news, events, financial results, investments, joint ventures and market forecasts. The report contains insight and analysis of developments in a wide range of companies and other organisations involved in the sector, including: 3B, AGY, Alexium International, Bonar Technical Fabrics, Braj Binani Group, Colbond, Duro Textiles, Everbeauty, Far Eastern New Century, Fibertex Personal Care, Fibras Sintéticas de Portugal (Fisipe), Freudenberg Far East Spunweb, Global Industry Analysis (GIA), Golden Equity Investments (GEI), Japan Vilene, Lenzing, Low & Bonar, Military & Security Equipment, Mount Vernon Mills, National Nonwovens, Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT), Negofor, Ombu Group, Outlast Technologies, P2i, Papeles Industriales (PISA), PPSS Group, Royal Ten Cate, Safety Today, SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget), Schoeller Medical, Schoeller Textil, SGL Group, Techtextil North America, Toray Industries, Toyota Industries, Uster Technologies and Xero Flor International.
SUMMARY

ACQUISITIONS

Outlast Technologies has been acquired by Golden Equity Investments
SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) has strengthened its presence in South America by acquiring the remaining 50% shareholding in Papeles Industriales (PISA)
SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) has acquired Everbeauty, an Asian hygiene products company
Toyota Industries has taken a majority stake in Uster Technologies

BUSINESS NEWS

AGY has increased its output of S-2 Glass fibre products
Low & Bonar has merged its Colbond nonwovens business and its Bonar Technical Fabrics fibres, nonwovens and woven fabrics business
PPSS Group has entered into two licensing agreements relating to the distribution of its cut resistant clothing in the USA and the distribution of its body armour in South Africa
Schoeller Textile has created a new subsidiary in order to explaoit the medical market

EVENTS

The ninth edition of Techtextil North America was held during April 24-26, 2012, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

FINANCIAL RESULTS

Royal Ten Cate has reported a 16% increase in sales and a 28% rise in net profit in 2011

INVESTMENTS

3B Plans to increase its global capacity for making glass fibre
Alexium International has raised funds to develop its flame retardant (FR) treatment for polyamide
Freudenberg will increase its production capacity in Taiwan
Fibertex Personal Care will invest US$55 mn in a state-of-the-art production line in Malaysia
Low & Bonar has acquired Xero Flor International, a green roofing specialist
Mount Vernon Mills will expand its capacity at its facilities in Georgia, USA
National Nonwovens has established a line in a cleanroom environment for making nonwovens for medical applications
P2i has received an investment of £6 mn (US$9.5 mn) from Ombu Group
SGL Group has completed its acquisition of an 86.19% stake in Fibras Sintéticas de Portugal
Toray Industries has announced a ¥45 bn plan to increase its carbon fibre production capacity by 6,000 tons a year

JOINT VENTURES

Duro Textiles is aiming to commercialise Alexium’s flame retardant (FR) treatment for polyamide
Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT) and Lenzing have signed a joint development agreement

MARKET FORECASTS

The value of the global market for medical nonwoven disposables is set to reach US$20.9 bn by 2017

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Schoeller Medical’s first product is a range of underwear for those suffering from light-to-medium incontinence
Figure 2: Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb’s site in Taoyuan, Taiwan
Figure 3: Pre-vegetated green roof at Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant in Michigan, USA
Figure 4: National Nonwovens new air-laid production line
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