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Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 2020

  • ID: 5185235
  • Report
  • October 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 25 Pages
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
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  • 3M
  • Asia Symbol
  • Borealis
  • FET
  • Merrow
  • Paper Republic
  • MORE

This report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector, including: business news; investments; joint ventures; and markets.

The report contains news relating to the following innovative companies, other organisations and research centres:  3M, Andritz, Arevo, Asia Symbol, Bechinger & Heymann Holding, Berry Global, Bolger & O’Hearn, Borealis, Brückner Textile Technologies, ColorWorks, Eclipse, FET, Freudenberg Performance Materials, GKN Aerospace, Koepfel Group, Merrow, National Composites Centre (NCC), the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) and North Carolina State University (NC State), Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag, Paper Republic,  Retech, Sateri, Teijin Carbon Europe, Zhejiang Baoren Hezhong Technology, and Zhejiang Kingsway High-Tech Fiber (Kingsway).

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  • 3M
  • Asia Symbol
  • Borealis
  • FET
  • Merrow
  • Paper Republic
  • MORE



  • 3M has prevented the sale of counterfeit respirators via Amazon
  • China-based wipes manufacturer Zhejiang Baoren Hezhong Technology has ordered a hydroentanglement line from the machinery engineering group Andritz
  • EU manufacturers are set for a 20-fold increase in nonwoven face mask production by November 2020
  • Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) has four melt spinning systems for biomedical materials scheduled for delivery in 2020
  • GKN Aerospace has taken ownership of a Global Technology Centre (GTC)
  • Swedish textile machinery manufacturers are adapting to a post-pandemic world
  • The IFAI Expo is to be switched to a virtual event for 2020
  • Three lines for producing bicomponent staple fibres in China have been commissioned by Oerlikon Neumag
  • Three USA-based textile companies have joined forces to supply personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Two new companies, FleeceForEurope and Lindenpartner, have been formed to manufacture meltblown nonwoven fabrics and face masks in Germany
  • Window blinds manufacturer Eclipse has invested in a back coating line from Brückner
  • Zhejiang Kingsway High-Tech Fiber (Kingsway) is to acquire five Oerlikon Barmag lines for producing high quality yarns


  • Arevo is building an additive manufacturing plant for producing continuous carbon fibrereinforced plastic (CFRP) composite components
  • Berry is to invest further in the production of meltblown nonwovens in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Retech has invested in new facilities at its headquarters in Switzerland
  • Teijin Carbon Europe has increased its capacity for producing carbon fibre in Europe


  • Borealis and Paper Republic have teamed up in a social business initiative called mask republic to produce sustainable and reusable face masks
  • Freudenberg Performance Materials is partnering with North Carolina State University (NC State) in the manufacture of face masks
  • Sateri has entered China’s lyocell fibre market in partnership with Asia Symbol
  • Teijin Carbon Europe and the UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) have strengthened their partnership by focusing on carbon fibre composites


  • Smithers has forecast that there will be a slowdown in growth in the global market for wetlaid nonwovens between 2020 and 2025
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  • 3M
  • Andritz
  • Arevo
  • Asia Symbol
  • Bechinger & Heymann Holding
  • Berry Global
  • Bolger & O’Hearn
  • Borealis
  • Brückner Textile Technologies
  • ColorWorks
  • Eclipse
  • FET
  • Freudenberg Performance Materials
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Koepfel Group
  • Merrow
  • National Composites Centre (NCC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC State)
  • Oerlikon Barmag
  • Oerlikon Neumag
  • Paper Republic
  • Retech
  • Sateri
  • Teijin Carbon Europe
  • The Nonwovens Institute (NWI)
  • Zhejiang Baoren Hezhong Technology
  • Zhejiang Kingsway High-Tech Fiber (Kingsway)
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