Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 3rd quarter 2011

Date: October 22, 2011
Pages: 19
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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence Ltd
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Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 3rd quarter 2011
This report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector, including acquisitions, business news, events, investments and joint ventures. The report contains insight and analysis of developments in a wide range of companies and other organisations involved in the sector, including: Advansa BV, Ahlstrom, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Andritz Perfojet, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, Avgol Nonwoven Industries, BG Filter Group, Bonar Technical Fabrics, Derma Sciences, Hubei Gold Dragon Nonwoven Fabric Company, Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI), Jiaxing Furuisen Spunlaced Nonwovens, Kinetic Concepts Inc (KCI), Komili, Lenzing Nanjing Fibers, National Petrochemical Industrial Co (NATPET), Oerlikon Neumag, Proteus Biomedical, Royal Ten Cate, Sabanci Holding, Saint-Goban Adfors, San Saglik, SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget), Secant Medical, Solvay Advanced Polymers, TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), Xanofi, Zhejiang Spread Non-woven New Material and Zhengzhou Hi-Tech Non-Woven Technology Co.


Kinetic Concepts Inc (KCI) IS to be acquired by an investment consortium
Oerlikon Neumag has sold its carding business to Zhengzhou Hi-Tech Non-Woven
Technology Co in China
Sabanci has sold its European polyester fibre subsidiary, Advansa BV
SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) has acquired 50% of Komili, a supplier of hygiene
products based in Turkey
SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) has acquired San Sag?lik, a manufacturer of
incontinence care products in Turkey


Andritz Perfojet has secured several orders from china for its hydroentanglement (spunlaced)
Derma Sciences has entered into agreements with institutional investors to raise US$29 mn
The Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI) has won an award for its
photovoltaic and piezoelectric hybrid fibre
The US Military has awarded US$1.1 mn to Texas Tech University to continue developing
biological and chemical protection


A conference on the Future of Medical Textiles will be held in the UK in October 2011


Ahlstrom will invest in a facility for making nonwovens for wallcovering substrates in China
Avgol plans to add a third nonwoven production line in China
Bonar and National Petroleum are investing in a plant to produce geotextiles for civil
engineering projects in the Middle East and South Asia
Cotton shortages have prompted TenCate to boost its capacity for making flame resistant
(FR) fabrics
Lenzing has started a new viscose fibre production line in China
Saint-Gobain plans to invest in further capacity for making mesh fabrics for building
Xanofi is seeking funds to start processing nanofibres commercially using its XanoShear


Avery Dennison Medical Solutions has formed a partnership with Proteus Biomedical to
commercialise a patch-based wearable device incorporating sensors
Solvay Advanced Polymers and Secant Medical will supply medical fabrics made from
polyether ether ketone (PEEK) fibre for medical implants


The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has developed new
methods for testing performance fabrics and textile floor coverings
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