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Huntsman at Outdoor Retailer Summer 2022

Company will highlight solutions for highly sustainable, high-performance outdoor wear at leading trade show in Colorado.

30th May 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable

Huntsman Textile Effects, a global leader in innovative solutions and environmentally sustainable products, will be at Outdoor Retailer in Denver, Colorado this month to present end-to-end solutions that enable outdoor apparel brands to achieve the functionality that outdoor adventurers crave with on-trend aesthetics and a high degree of sustainability.

“Whether hiking, climbing, backpacking or making a statement with their everyday wear, today’s consumers want outdoor wear that delivers enhanced performance, comfort and protection. But they also increasingly expect brands to be eco-friendly and transparent about their sustainability efforts. With the right dye recipes and finishing chemistries from a trusted partner like Huntsman, brands can meet all of these expectations and differentiate themselves in a cost-efficient way,” said Ben Powell, Commercial Director-Americas, Huntsman Textile Effects.

“We are excited to bring some really exciting innovations to this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer show. These solutions make it possible for brands and their mill partners to produce garments that dry quickly, resist stains and prevent odours, with improved breathability and long-lasting good looks.”

Resource-saving solutions

Huntsman will highlight the AVITERA SE Fast process at Outdoor Retailer. This revolutionary technology delivers the lowest environmental impact for dyeing polyester-cellulosic (PES-CO) 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, helping mills to reduce the water and energy required for production by up to 50% and to increase output by up to 25% or more.

The new process also delivers outstanding wet-fastness to ensure that sportswear will not bleed or stain during home laundering or while in storage or transit.

EROPON E3-SAVE is another next-generation water-saving innovation. An all-in-one textile auxiliary for PES processing, it allows pre-scouring, dyeing and reduction clearing to be combined in a single bath and eliminates the need for anti-foaming products, which shortens processing time and further saves water and energy.

Eco-friendly stain and rain resistance

Huntsman will also present eco-friendly finishes that repel water and stains to help garments look new for longer. Continuing its long-standing relationship with Chemours, Huntsman is highlighting Teflon EcoElite with Zelan R3 technology. The industry’s first renewably sourced water-repellent finish, it contains 63% plant-based materials and exceeds performance levels possible with traditional fluorinated technologies, preserving breathability while offering excellent water repellency and durability.

Another breakthrough for brands and mills is PHOBOTEX RSY for outerwear. A next-generation non-fluorinated water-repellent finish, its performance is comparable to formulations based on per-fluorinated chemicals (PFCs), delivering sustainable protection that keeps the wearer dry, even in the most demanding environments. It is a perfect combination of excellent water repellency and extremely high wash durability.

Innovative odour control solutions

Huntsman will also showcase revolutionary antimicrobial and odour-control solutions as part of its partnership with Sciessent. Sciessent’s latest anti-odour technology, NOBO has been specifically developed to reduce odours in natural and synthetic fabrics. It can be incorporated into virtually any fabric, making it ideal for everything from base layer and activewear tops to socks and underwear to hiking pants, chinos and hard-shell jackets. It offers a cost- effective way to upgrade everyday garments.

In addition, the partners will also present Sciessent’s Agion Active X2, a next-generation odour-control solution that combines advanced antimicrobial and odour-absorbing technologies to both capture and fight odour-causing bacteria, and Lava X2, a standalone odour adsorption product and key component of Agion Active X2 that attracts, adsorbs and degrades odors for long-lasing odour protection.

The summer edition of North America’s largest outdoor industry tradeshow, Outdoor Retailer Summer, will take place from June 9 -11, 2022 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. You are invited to visit Huntsman at booth 50008-UL.

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