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UK firm TFP to open new manufacturing line to boost nonwoven capacity

30th Jul 2021

UK-based Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has announced a new manufacturing line to significantly increase its nonwoven capacity in response to increasing demand for the company’s advanced nonwovens across all markets. New infrastructure will be installed to house the line and warehousing extended to support the increase in product and raw materials.

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Medical use of technical textiles of interest to Thai Acrylic Fibre

30th Jul 2021

Use of technical textiles in medical and healthcare is an area of interest for Aditya Birla Group's Thai Acrylic Fibre (TAF), especially for its anti-microbial products. To cater to customers worldwide, the company is working on setting up a global value chain through collaborations with regional players, as per ABG’s textiles business head Thomas...

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US firm Huntsman makes Irogran TPU grade polymer for outdoor clothing

30th Jul 2021

US company Huntsman has developed Irogran A 85 P 4394 HR TPU, a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for high-performance fabrics for outdoor clothing and other consumer and industrial applications. It is a highly versatile elastomer, which can be easily extruded and added to nylon and polyester materials to give them a protective, durable, waterproof...

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IIT Delhi establishes Manish Singhal Chair to boost small textiles

29th Jul 2021

IIT Delhi alumnus Manish Singhal (B Tech in Chemical Engineering, 1994 batch) has established the ‘Manish Singhal Chair’ in the department of textile and fibre engineering to promote teaching and research in the small textiles sector. The initiative will promote interaction between the industry, faculty and students to boost smart textiles in the...

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Luxembourg’s CVC Capital Partners to sell AOC

29th Jul 2021

CVC Capital Partners plans to sell AOC, a producer of specialty resins, to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds. The planned transaction is subject to AOC workers' councils consultation and approval from relevant regulatory authorities. AOC sells specialty products for the automotive, marine, corrosion, construction, and infrastructure segments globally.

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US firm Continuous Composites closes $17 million series A financing

29th Jul 2021

Continuous Composites, an innovator in the additive manufacturing industry headquartered in the US, has announced the successful closing of its $17 million series A financing led by B. Riley Venture Capital (BRVC), a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial. The latest investment follows prior funding rounds led by strategic partners, Arkema and Saint-Gobain.

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China's Wuhan University has 1-step method to make cotton impermeable

28th Jul 2021

Scientists at Wuhan University of Technology have developed a one-step method to make cotton impermeable to water and oil. The material stays afloat with up to 35 times its weight because of air pockets. These features make this material suitable to make life jackets and swimsuits. Methods currently used to make cotton fluid repellent are...

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SMC lines from Germany’s Dieffenbacher speeding up production

28th Jul 2021

Fully automated Dieffenbacher sheet molding compound (SMC) lines are becoming increasingly popular among the parts suppliers for the automotive, logistics and construction industries. This is because these lines speed up production, reduce scrap costs and increase output. SMC processes are used by automotive parts suppliers to make composite components.

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Japanese firm Suminoe Textile's FY21 sales fall 13% to ¥79 bn

28th Jul 2021

With lacklustre sales of commercial carpet tiles and wall coverings and drop in domestic and overseas automobile related sales due to global economic slowdown, Suminoe Textile, a Japanese manufacturer and seller of interior products, posted 12.9 per cent fall in its sales to ¥79.7 billion during FY21 ended on May 31, 2021, against ¥91.5 billion in FY20.

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