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Research and Markets: Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 2nd Quarter 2015


October 29, 2015
By Business Wire News

DUBLIN

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/63cwp4/global_technical) has announced the addition of Textiles Intelligence’s new report “Global Technical Textiles Business Update, 2nd Quarter 2015” to their offering.

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; investments; and joint ventures.

The report contains news from the following innovative companies, individuals and organisations:

– Airbus

– Avintiv

– BMW

– Cubic Tech Corporation

– DSM Dyneema

– Dolan

– European Carbon Fiber (ECF)

– FibeRio Technology Corporation

– Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens

– Hexcel

– Jan Verdenhalven

– Johns Manville

– Kelheim Fibres

– Kimberly-Clark

– Lenzing Group

– National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

– Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University

– SGL Group

– Safran

– Sensient Technologies Corporation

– Suominen

– Teijin Limited

– TenCate

– Toho Tenax

– VF Corporation

– WHEB Partners of London

– Xennia Technology

Key Topics Covered:

1. SUMMARY

2. ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS

  • DSM has acquired Cubic Tech, showing an intent to widen its portfolio and enter new markets
  • Lenzing has sold Dolan and its stake in European Carbon Fiber
  • TenCate has divested its digital ink specialist Xennia Technology

3. BUSINESS NEWS

  • Teijin Limited has consolidated its automotive carbon fibre reinforced plastics business
  • The Obama administration is planning to create a technical textile manufacturing institute in the USA at a cost of US$150 mn

4. FINANCIAL NEWS

  • Kimberly-Clark has announced its results for the first quarter of 2015
  • Lenzing Group increased its earnings in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015
  • 2014
  • First quarter 2015

5. INVESTMENTS

  • Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens is to invest in a new production line in China
  • Hexcel is to build a new carbon fibre plant in France, and will expand capacities at nearby weaving and prepreg facilities
  • Johns Manville is to expand its glass fibre operations to meet the needs of the engineering thermoplastics industry
  • North Carolina State University Nonwovens Institute is to expand with the addition of a spunmelt research facility
  • Avintiv is to expand the manufacturing capabilities at its plant in Mexico
  • Suominen will install a new wet-laid nonwovens production line at its plant in Bethune, South Carolina, USA

6. JOINT VENTURES

  • FibeRio has formed a partnership with VF Corporation to develop nanofibre enhanced performance apparel fabrics
  • SGL Group’s carbon fibre materials are being used in the new BMW 7 Series

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/63cwp4/global_technical

Source: Textiles Intelligence

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