Textile chemistry

2020-08-06

Borealis delivers positive second quarter financial result despite Covid-19 and a low oil price environment

Borealis announces a net profit of EUR 64 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to EUR 328 million in the same quarter of 2019. The deterioration in profit compared to the second quarter of 2019 was mainly driven by the negative inventory value development due to the declining oil price, a decreased advantage from the use of light feedstock versus naphtha, and the unplanned outage of the steam cracker in Sweden.

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Textile chemistry

2020-08-05

BASF South East Asia has joined the ZDHC Foundation as a “Contributor” in its Chemical Industry category. The partnership with the Foundation and its extensive pool of experts from organizations in the textile, apparel, leather and footwear industry underlines BASF’s commitment to being an industry leader in driving sustainable chemistry, innovation and best practices. Additionally, Haptex® is the first BASF material solution that has received the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification for the production of synthetic leather.

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Textile chemistry

2020-08-05

Teijin Aramid, a world leader in aramid, announces that, with the successful launch of NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover from Cape Canaveral in Florida, its Technora® high-performance fiber is again enabling space exploration. The premium para-aramid Technora® plays a critical role in the structure of the Rover’s landing parachute, developed by Airborne Systems and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which will be deployed during descent to Mars in February 2021.

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Textile chemistry

2020-08-05

Teijin Limited and Kinoshita Fishing Net Mfg. Co., Ltd. jointly announced today that they have developed the world's first high-performance knotless fishing net made with an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) film. Kinoshita Fishing Net will begin selling MX-4 made with Teijin’s Endumax® UHMWPE film in early August and is targeting annual sales of 50 tons by 2025, including Endumax® fishing nets for purse seine net fishing and later for traps, fish farms and trawling.

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Textile chemistry

2020-07-30

Toray Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that a large-scale wastewater treatment facility has started purifying water with Toray's latest UF membrane technology. The wastewater facility located in Wuxi New District, an industrial park in Wuxi, China, was built by GreenTech Environmental Co., Ltd., a leading provider of advanced membrane treatment solutions.

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Textile chemistry

2020-07-30

CHEMLOGIS and SANITIZED AG: New strategic sales partnership for the Sanitized® antimicrobial polymer additives in Mexico

SANITIZED customers in the polymer industry in Mexico will profit from CHEMLOGIS’s expertise and established sales network. The Sanitized® antimicrobial additives for hygiene function and material protection for polymers will be marketed in Mexico by our new sales partner.

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Textile chemistry

2020-07-29

BASF calculates CO2 footprint of all sales products

BASF will provide its customers with total values of CO2 emissions, so called “carbon footprints” for all of its products. The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) comprises all product-related greenhouse gas emissions that occur until the BASF product leaves the factory gate for the customer: from the purchased raw material to the use of energy in production processes.

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Textile chemistry

2020-07-23

Soorty selects Archroma technologies for a new denim collection combining eco-advanced colors with hygiene & protection

As part of its active engagement in the fight against COVID-19, Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced a collaboration with Soorty for the development of the Pakistan-based denim manufacturer’s new collection combining eco-advanced colors with hygiene & protection technologies.

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Textile chemistry

2020-07-20

AFFIX Labs launches world’s first long-lasting surface treatment to kill the coronavirus

Quat by AFFIX Labs is a versatile anti-viral surface treatment that has been scientifically proven to last for months on any surface or textile while effectively killing the COVID-19 pathogen upon contact.

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Textile chemistry

2020-07-09

UAE company ViroMasks developed probably the world’s safest reusable anti-viral mask

To address the community spread of COVID-19 across the globe, UAE company ViroMasks has brought together a team of leading experts around the world to research, design and manufacture a higher quality product that provides a safer alternative to disposable and fabric masks. With anti-viral protection built-in, the competitively priced ViroMasks offer superior infection prevention for everyday use and can be reused for up to 1 year, maintaining anti-bacterial effectiveness for up to 40 washes and anti-viral effectiveness for up to 20 washes.

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Textile chemistry

2020-07-09

Breathable water-based synthetics

Under the name AQUAIR® Trans-Textil GmbH is providing highly breathable coated textiles based on purely aqueous and solvent-free formula components from Covestro. In a joint and exclusive development, both partners have laid the foundation for this functional product line, which also focuses on ecological aspects.

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Textile chemistry

2020-07-08

Devan adds multivitamin blend to R-Vital® range for immunity-boosting properties

Textile innovator Devan is launching a new blend in addition to its R-Vital® range of active ingredients. The new ‘multivitamin’ blend consist of vitamin C, vitamin E and ginger and is developed for immunity-boosting properties.

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Textile chemistry

2020-07-02

HeiQ Viroblock certified as cosmetic grade & bio-based renewable

HeiQ’s antiviral textile technology, HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 has been certified as safe and sustainable as all its ingredients are cosmetic grade, bio-based and recycled.

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2020-07-01

Antiviral properties of selected Sanitized® products on hard, non-porous surfaces are confirmed

2020-07-01

Ascend files first FDA 510(k) submission based on Acteev™ technology

2020-06-25

Solvay starts up new Hydrogen Peroxide dilution and packing plant in Vietnam

2020-06-25

DyStar commits to the collective effort of driving the textile and leather industry towards sustainable production

2020-06-25

HeiQ and Intexso biochem celebrate seven years of partnership in the fast-growing and innovative market of India

2020-06-25

Finally: the fast-acting, all-in-one, highly durable antibacterial and antiviral solution for textiles: RUCO®-BAC AGP.

2020-06-18

INVISTA holds groundbreaking ceremony for 400,000-ton/year ADN plant in Shanghai

2020-06-18

Esprit selects EarthColors® by Archroma for its newest ‘I AM SUSTAINABLE’ capsule collection

2020-06-17

Archroma joins hands with Liberty Textile Mills Limited to produce life-saving PPE in Pakistan

2020-06-04

2020 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition

      
2020-06-04

2020 AATCC concept 2 consumer® student design competition

2020-05-27

Huntsman textile effects and bao minh textile collaborate to produce fabric for medical gowns

2020-05-20

Garmon, under the Kemin Textile Auxiliaries Business Unit, introduces its “Safe Wear” line of products

2020-05-14

Teijin joins COVID-19 intellectual property declaration

2020-04-30

HeiQ calls for textile industry’s united effort by offering proprietary “Viroblock” to CHT, JINTEX and Piedmont