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Global technical textiles business update, March 2016

  • March 2016
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  • Textiles Intelligence
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  • 31 pages

This report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector, including: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; business news; financial news; joint ventures; and markets. The report contains news from the following innovative companies, individuals and organisations: Airborne International, Alexium International, Alpha Solway, Archroma, Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (ASTG), Avintiv, BASF, Berry Plastics Group, Cargill, Covestro, DSM Dyneema, EuroFibers, Elbit Vision Systems (EVS), FET, Fibertex Nonwovens, Freudenberg Medical, Frost & Sullivan, Genomatica, Globus, Hemoteq, Huitong Chemical Engineering Technique Co Ltd, INDA, Isotex Engineering, iTextiles, Konica Minolta, Lenzing Group, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers, Ribatek, Sandler, SCA, Solvay Group, TenCate, The Freedonia Group, and Xerium Technologies.

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Global technical textiles business update, March 2016
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SUMMARY
ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
Archroma has completed the acquisition of BASF'S textile chemicals business
Berry Plastics has acquired Avintiv to create a global leader in plastics packaging and
engineered speciality materials
Fibertex Nonwovens has made a strategic acquisition in Turkey
Freudenberg Medical has acquired a majority stake in Hemoteq
Globus has acquired Alpha Solway in order to expand its presence in the personal protective
equipment (PPE) market
BUSINESS NEWS
EuroFibers has renamed its FYSC Technologies Coating Division Prisma
EVS has expanded its iBar sales in China
Lenzing has announced a new business strategy called sCore TEN
Murdock Webbing will use environmentally friendly flame retardant chemicals from Alexium
International
FINANCIAL NEWS
TenCate has reported strong growth in sales for 2015
INVESTMENTS
Aurora Specialty Textiles has opened a new manufacturing plant in response to rapid growth
in the print media market
Konica Minolta has opened a Euro5 mn inkjet textile printing innovation centre in Como,
Italy
Sandler will complete the construction of a new production unit in 2016
SCA has restructured its organisation and will increase its capacity for producing pulp
Solvay is investing in innovative textile fibre and yarn production technology
Technical textile equipment supplier FET has launched an upgrade to its Process
Development Laboratory facilities
Xerium has restructured its business in Asia
JOINT VENTURES
Alexium International and iTextiles are targeting European markets for flame retardant (FR)
products
DSM Dyneema has announced a partnership with Airborne International to produce tough,
lightweight and highly transparent radomes
Genomatica and Cargill are collaborating in order to accelerate the production of renewable
chemicals for industrial applications
Isotex and Covestro are collaborating in the development of equipment to apply waterborne
polyurethane coatings
Oerlikon Manmade Fibers has entered into a joint venture to strengthen its position in
polycondensation production lines
MARKETS
Multi-functional garments will boost revenues in the West European industrial protective
clothing market
North American Nonwovens capacity increased by an average of 5.5% a year between 1990
and 2014
World demand for coated fabrics will reach 6.5 bn m2 in 2019

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