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Archroma to offer its latest solutions at Techtextil 2017

The company will present its coating, repellency and release, fire protection and colour solutions in Frankfurt, next month.

10th April 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Reinach

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

Archroma, a leader in colour and specialty chemicals, will be displaying its broad portfolio of solutions for textile mills and nonwoven manufacturers at Techtextil 2017, in Frankfurt, Germany, from 9-12 May.

Featured highlights at the show will include high-performance Printofix TF pigment preparations, non-halogenated Pekoflam range, PFOA-free C6 chemistry Nuva N, Smartrepel Hydro range, as well as coating package solutions, combining Appretan, Lurapret and Texapret polymers, together with Archroma's colour and finishing specialties.

“These products reflect Archroma’s commitment to delivering responsible products and solutions, and underscore our key principle as a company that we continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable,” said Miquel Vila, Head of Technical Service, Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, EMEA.


Archroma will be displaying its Printofix TF high-performance pigment preparations for outdoor applications. These are mainly suited for synthetic fabrics that are specifically developed for sunshades, camping tents, umbrellas and industrial applications where other dyes cannot meet the very high requirements of light and weather fastness.

Printofix TF pigment preparations are easy to handle and allow the creation of colours that can resist light, weather, ozone or heat, according to the manufacturer.

Fire protection

Archroma made a commitment back in 2011 to use only non-halogenated technologies for its global range of Pekoflam products. This range is suited to help customers face today’s ecological challenges and fulfil ever stricter safety regulations, regardless of the application, the company reports.

The company’s non-halogenated portfolio includes select products that are assessed for compliance to labels such as GOTS or Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and that are in line with today’s global requirements for industrial and consumer safety.

Repellency and release

Archroma's innovative fluorochemical alternative is PFOA-free C6 Nuva N supporting the switch away from long-chain fluorotelomer products that may contain PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid).

Smartrepel Hydro, meanwhile, is Archroma’s nature-friendlier protection that keeps cotton, polyester and polyamide textiles dry. The unique technology is said to offer exceptional, durable water repellency and is not based on fluorine. Smartrepel Hydro produces a soft hand feel and outstanding breathability – perfect for any weatherproof garment, the company reports.

Coating package solutions

Polymer-based coating technology can be used to apply functional additives on the surface of fabrics. Archroma's portfolio of water-based, solvent-free polymers – Appretan, Lurapret and Texapret – are said to allow handle and surface adaptations, from soft to hard, elastic to rigid, hydrophilic to hydrophobic, heat sealable to highly durable, impermeable to breathable, with low or no formaldehyde content.

They also can be combined with finishing specialties, such as Pekoflam fire retardants, Nuva N and Smartrepel release and repellence solutions, and Sanitized antimicrobial products. These products allow for more sustainable, tailor -made coating solutions for applications such as technical textiles, automotive, nonwoven, personal protective equipment and sportswear, the manufacturer explains.

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