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HeiQ to present new sustainable textile finishing products at ITMA 2015

HeiQ will present the latest performance enhancements of its core product families and will convey the sustainability of each of its technologies.

23rd September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bad Zurzach

Sustainable, Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

Products on display feature seven performance enhanced textile technologies, including environmentally-friendly water-repellent product, the company’s enhanced dynamic cooling technology and long-lasting odour control, as well as the CO2 and water saving dyeing accelerator DYEFAST.

Performance and sustainability

Performance and sustainability are at the heart of HeiQ’s innovation expertise. HeiQ has developed a full range of high-performance textile effects in the past decade, which recently led to the recognition of HeiQ as one of the Top 10 McKinsey ETH Venture start-ups of the last decade.

In terms of sustainability HeiQ has repeatedly been proven to be one step ahead – with Oilguard HeiQ launched a clean-tech product for beach protection in 2010 and was awarded the Swiss Technology Award and the European Environmental Press Award.

In 2012, HeiQ was one of the first to pioneer fluorocarbon-free durable water-repellent (DWR) technologies, and this summer the company launched the CO2 and water saving dyeing accelerator DYEFAST.

Fluorine-free DWR solutions

At this year’s ITMA, HeiQ will present the latest performance enhancements of its core product families and will convey the sustainability of each of its technologies.

Widely adopted fluorine-free water repellent finish BARRIER ECO is said to offer competing performance and durable results. HeiQ focuses fully on fluorine-free DWR solutions, a choice supported by research and development investments of CHF 3 million over the next 2 years to push performance results even further.

At ITMA, HeiQ will present the performance enhanced version of its sustainable fluorine-free DWR technology, an all-round product applicable to all fibre types. In addition, new formulations specifically developed for cotton and polyester will be launched.

Cooling technology

Its dynamic cooling technology, ADAPTIVE is HeiQ’s most successful technology and has been applied globally to over 300 million consumer products for performance brand partners like Hanes, Champion, New Balance, Skins, Canterbury of New Zealand and Kjus.

At ITMA, HeiQ will launch a new ADAPTIVE product version specifically designed for cotton and one for synthetics to further boost the cooling and moisture control performance potential.

Odour control technology

HeiQ’s odour control technology PURE will be extended with performance enhanced and optimized products, developed to minimize cost, chemical usage and wastewater for the technical application in padding and exhaust.

PURE is said to offer the best durability and odour control performance available on the market while being compliant with global regulatory standards and beating other technology providers on costs, according to the manufacturer.

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