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Huntsman at Techtextil

Showcase of solutions balancing sustainability with performance.

14th June 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear

Huntsman Textile Effects will showcase its end-to-end suite of solutions for applications including technical and functional apparel and home and hospitality textiles at Techtextil from June 21-24 in Frankfurt.

Consumers increasingly want both sustainability and performance when choosing apparel and other textile products, the company observes, and while achieving this balance has traditionally been a challenge, new technologies are changing the game.

“Sustainability has become an increasingly urgent priority for consumers, as well as a core business strategy for brands,” says Markus Dueblin, the company’s commercial director for Europe and MEA. “The future of sustainable textiles largely depends on the industry’s ability to minimise resource use. We have solutions that can help brands and mills to develop new high-value products to meet the growing consumer demand for eco-friendly textile products.”

These include Avitera SE Fast, a process that delivers the lowest environmental impact for dyeing polyester-cellulosic blends. It combines alkali-clearable Terasil W/WW disperse dyes and Avitera SE reactive dyes to cut processing time from around nine hours to just six. The process also delivers outstanding wet-fastness to ensure that sportswear will not bleed or stain during home laundering, or while in storage or transit.

Continuing its long-standing partnership with Chemours, Huntsman will also present eco-friendly finishes that repel water and stains, including Teflon EcoElite with Zelan R3 technology – the industry’s first renewably sourced water-repellent finish. It contains 63% plant-based materials and exceeds the performance levels possible with traditional fluorinated technologies.

In addition, Huntsman continues to extend its range of popular Phobotex non-fluorinated water-repellent finishes. The range of water repellents can be quickly, easily and safely applied to any substrate to ensure premium softness and comfort as well as lasting protection against rain and everyday stains. The latest additions to the range – Phobotex RDE, RSY and REC are designed for protection in extreme environments.

Teratop dyes are designed to meet all levels of light-fastness requirements for polyester textiles, making them ideal for outdoor furniture, awnings, banners and automotive textiles. They are manufactured according to stringent production practices and quality standards to achieve the highest shade reproducibility when used on PES.

Novacron EC dyes have a high solubility, good diffusion and levelness, and high fixation. They are suitable for short liquor ratio dyeing, with outstanding compatibility, excellent reproducibility, easy washing-off and good all-round fastness. The latest addition to the range is Novacron Atlantic EC-NC, the first blue element that delivers chlorine and nitrogen oxide (NOx) fastness alongside lightfastness for textiles.

Huntsman has in addition developoed high-performance digital ink ranges for all textile substrates and applications, delivering bright lasting colours and excellent stability, runnability and reproducibility, along with highest wash-fastness.

The company is in Hall 11 at stand C91 at Techtextil.

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