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Plant-based Earth Soft

Softener supports good moisture transportation and delivers a smooth and soft touch.

2nd February 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Clothing/​Footwear

Archroma’s Earth Soft is a new softening system for textile and fashion applications, based on a vegan silicone softener, Siligen EH1, with 35% plant-based active content.

Siligen EH1 is the latest in a number of plant-based innovations developed by Archroma in recent years, such as EarthColors dyes and Appretan NTR binders, as alternatives offered to manufacturers and brands looking to reduce the use of fossil fuel based ingredients without compromising performance.

More than 35% of the Siligen EH1 softener’s active content is based on plant-based, renewable raw materials. In addition, the product features ultralow cyclic siloxanes (D4, D5, D6) which are classified by the European Chemicals Agency as Substances of Very High Concern due to their very persistent and bioaccumulative properties.

Siligen EH1 is ideally suited for shirts, underwear, sportswear, towels and bed sheets, providing an excellent wearing comfort by supporting good moisture transportation and delivering a smooth and soft touch. It is suitable for both woven and knitted articles and can be applied by padding or exhaust processes as it shows a very good shear stability and a low foaming profile. It can be used on white articles and those treated with optical brighteners, as it doesn’t cause thermomigration or phenolic yellowing.

www.archroma.com

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