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Archroma teams up with Baldwin

Partners are currently testing the soon-to-be-launched PFC-free Smartrepel Hydro SR for water-based soil repellence.

16th June 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Archroma and Baldwin Technology have formed a new collaboration to optimise performance and resource savings in finishing.

The aim is to support textile manufacturers in their development projects, targeting an improvement in product safety, performance and functionality, while at the same time maximising the productivity and resource utilisation of the finishing application process.

Baldwin’s TexCoat G4, a non-contact spray technology for textile finishing and remoistening, is designed to allow a controlled and optimal coverage of the exact amount of finish chemistry for reaching specific characteristics of the fabric. It can be used to reduce water consumption by as much as 50% compared to traditional padding application processes.

With Archroma, it is currently testing finishing products and systems, such as the soon-to-be-launched PFC-free Smartrepel Hydro SR for water-based soil repellence, as well as metal and inorganic particle-free antimicrobial technologies like Sanitized T 20-19 and TH 15-14, which will be launched at next week’s Techtextil 2022 in Frankfurt from June 21-24. The first test results will be available for discussions with both partners.

 “We are very excited to collaborate with Baldwin, a company which shares our vision that it is possible to create textile fabrics and articles that are safer for the user and better for our planet,” said Michael Schuhmann, business development manager for finishing at Archroma.

“Archroma is one of the most recognised global suppliers of speciality chemistry for textiles and we are honoured to partner to bring optimised and sustainable solutions to an industry that is serious about protecting consumers and reducing its environmental impact,” added  Rick Stanford, Baldwin Technology’s vice president of global business development for textiles.

In Frankfurt, Archroma is at stand B10 in Hall 11 and Baldwin at stanfd D79 in Hall 12.

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