Textile chemistry

2021-09-09

BASF at Simac – Endless possibilities of combining design, performance, and sustainability for footwear

Sustainable PU systems, TPU and E-TPU, 3D printed molds, functional coatings, and the comfort of a sneaker for dress shoes – all these solutions for the footwear industry will be presented by BASF at Simac. The international machinery and technology exhibition for shoes, is being held in Milan from September 22-24. In hall 14, booth G 40, visitors will be given insights into sustainable footwear solutions, high performance materials and coating solutions for shoe soles.

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Textile chemistry

2021-08-19

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that it has appointed Thomas Bucher as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective 1 October 2021, replacing Roland Waibel who will retire.

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Textile chemistry

2021-08-05

Borealis announces the appointment of Thomas Reutter as Vice President Product Asset Management and Supply Chain, effective 1 August 2021.

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Textile chemistry

2021-07-29

H.B. Fuller, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial adhesives, is to receive a raw material with an attributed share of renewable feedstock via mass-balance from Covestro, a leading global polymer supplier. The two companies have thus concluded the relevant supply agreement. The mass-balanced polyurethane raw material is ISCC-Plus certified and is to be used in a reactive hot-melt adhesive from H.B. Fuller, where it will replace a proportion of the previous fossil raw materials. It is mainly used in the automotive, wood, composite, and textile industries.

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Textile chemistry

2021-07-29

Technical textile producers manufacturing high performance fabrics for outdoor clothing and other consumer and industrial applications now have a brand-new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) at their disposal – thanks to global chemical company Huntsman. IROGRAN® A 85 P 4394 HR TPU is a highly versatile elastomer, which can be easily extruded and added to nylon and polyester materials to give them a protective, durable, waterproof layer.

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Textile chemistry

2021-08-19

AATCC method quantifies fiber shedding

Test Method for Fiber Fragment Release During Home Laundering, provides a standardized method for quantifying fiber fragment shedding in the ongoing challenge to combat aquatic pollution. These fragments are sometimes referred to as “microfibers” or “microplastics.” T-shirt breaking into dustAATCC TM212 was developed to provide a means to determine the mass of fiber fragments released in an accelerated laundering setting. This method provides the global industry with a consistent and uniform test method to follow.

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Textile chemistry

2021-08-12

Strong second quarter with momentum for high earnings

In the second quarter of 2021, Covestro benefited from a continued strong recovery in global demand compared to a weak Q2 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Resins & Functional Materials (RFM) business acquired from DSM effective April 1, 2021, was also consolidated for the first time. As a result, the Group significantly increased its core volumes sold by 35 percent year-on-year, of which around 10 percentage points is attributable to initial consolidation of the RFM business.

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Textile chemistry

2021-08-05

Transparency: A clear foundation for standards development

AATCC standards are developed, specified, and performed around the world. With such a global reach, transparency must serve as the foundation for standards development. AATCC standards adhere to the six principles defined by the World Trade Organization(WTO) for the development of international standards.

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Textile chemistry

2021-07-22

Moov&Cool supporting elite sport in the UK and Belgium

Textile finishing expert, Devan Chemicals, has been supporting high performance sport in the UK and Belgium with its ‘cool comfort technology’ Moov&Cool.

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Textile chemistry

2021-07-22

Kemin Textile Auxiliaries opens Garmon Studio in China and creates special jeans to celebrate anniversary of San Marino’s friendship with the country

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, announced today that Garmon Chemicals (Garmon), Kemin’s textile auxiliaries business unit and the chemical solutions brand for the denim and fashion industry, is opening its fashion laboratory, Garmon Studio, in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China – very close to Kemin’s regional headquarters in Zhuhai.

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Textile chemistry

2021-07-15

Raised earnings outlook for 2021

Covestro is raising its forecast for EBITDA, free operating cash flow (FOCF) and return on capital employed (ROCE) for fiscal year 2021 as a result of a further improved business outlook for the second half-year. The new expectation exceeds the previously provided forecast as well as current capital market expectations.

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Textile chemistry

2021-07-01

Covestro creates the foundation for sustainable growth with its new Group structure

Covestro has restructured its organization effective July 1, 2021, and successfully reorganized its previously three segments – Polyurethanes, Polycarbonates, and Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties – into seven new, tailored business entities. The company has thus achieved a first milestone in implementing its new “Sustainable Future” strategy, which the Group had presented in February 2021. The vision of Covestro to become fully circular is the guiding principle of this strategy.

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Textile chemistry

2021-07-01

Datacolor and Archroma partner to make the Archroma ‘Color Atlas’ library system available for color searching within ‘Datacolor TOOLS’ color quality control application

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that the soon-to-be 5’760 color references of its Color Atlas library are made available within its ‘Datacolor TOOLS’ platform, an easy-to-use color quality control application for industries where color accuracy is a critical component of overall product quality.

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