Textile chemistry

2023-02-02

Borealis appoints Stefan Toader as Vice President Reliability, Turnarounds and Projects

Borealis announces the appointment of Stefan Toader as Vice President Reliability, Turnarounds and Projects effective 1 December 2022. In this position he is in charge of Borealis’ management and operations of plant maintenance, turnarounds - scheduled events for a plant revamp and/or renewal - and related projects.

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Textile chemistry

2023-01-26

With the Earth population reaching 8 billion in November 2022, the need to address the issue of textile waste becomes more critical.

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Textile chemistry

2023-01-19

Chemical companies Covestro and LANXESS are cooperating in the energy-intensive production of basic chemicals at their Lower Rhine sites in Germany and make them more climate friendly. LANXESS procures chlorine, caustic soda and hydrogen from the ISCC PLUS-certified sites of Covestro in Leverkusen and Krefeld-Uerdingen. With immediate effect, Covestro is manufacturing around one-third of the volume of products it supplies to LANXESS using energy from hydropower based on guarantees of origin.

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Textile chemistry

2023-01-18

Ib Jensen takes over from Jan Secher as new CEO of Perstorp Group

Effective March 1st, Ib Jensen takes over from Jan Secher as Chief Executive Officer of Perstorp Group, a leading specialty chemicals company headquartered in Malmö, Sweden and since 2022 part of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG). Ib Jensen is a highly respected senior industry executive with a long career as CFO and extensive experience from M&A and integration of acquired companies, something that will be required in the next phase for Perstorp.

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Textile chemistry

2023-01-12

Textilchemie Dr. Petry takes over Industrie-Chemie Stein

The specialty chemicals manufacturer based in Reutlingen, southern Germany, takes over the shares of Industrie-Chemie Stein GmbH and continues the production program.

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Textile chemistry

2023-01-12

HeiQ acquires key regulatory asset Tarn-Pure

HeiQ becomes the key supplier of regulatory-compliant elemental copper and silver for industrial hygiene applications after acquiring Tarn-Pure.

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Textile chemistry

2023-01-04

Belgian textile innovator Devan Chemicals will launch Purissimo® NTL, a biobased and readily biodegradable allergen control technology, at the upcoming Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt (January 10-13, 2023). It is based on the well-known probiotic encapsulation technology and aims to improve the lives of people who suffer from allergies. It can be applied to textiles during the finishing stage of the textile manufacturing process.

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Textile chemistry

2022-12-21

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the renewal of its EcoVadis “Platinum” status and further improvement of its overall rating.

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Textile chemistry

2023-01-12

DyStar announces leadership changes

DyStar, a leading specialty chemical company with a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation, has announced its key leadership changes to Global Management with immediate effect.

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Textile chemistry

2023-01-05

TANATEX Chemicals enters strategic alliance with WERKEN

As part of this new alliance, TANATEX will bring its expertise in textile technology, product development, sustainability, global presence, while WERKEN will bring its knowledge and expertise as an agile, flexible and customer oriented solution provider in Latin America. This alliance will allow the synergies that exist between the two companies to be realised for the benefit of our customers.

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Textile chemistry

2022-12-08

Pulcra Naturalis® – The bio-revolution for leather processing

Since many years, Pulcra has a strong expertise in producing top-quality leather chemicals based with an exceptionally high portion of renewable feedstock. Signature products of Pulcra like Peramit ML-N, Grassan PA, Sirial TIS MF or Drasil 608 contain more than 90% of renewable carbon in their formulation and have been used by generations of tanners. Now, Pulcra has launched the game changing initiative Pulcra Naturalis®.

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Textile chemistry

2022-12-01

Covestro turns to biotechnology for sustainable plastics

Covestro is expanding its competencies in industrial biotechnology. The plastics manufacturer intends to make increasing use of microorganisms and enzymes to make its products and processes even more sustainable. In particular, new recycling processes based on biotechnology are also to be developed. To this end, the biotechnology competence center, which has been in operation for four years, has now been expanded to include a publicly funded research group.

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Textile chemistry

2022-11-30

Inditex and BASF develop the first detergent designed to reduce microfiber release from textiles during washing

Today Inditex brand Zara Home will launch the first laundry detergent designed to reduce microfiber release during washing, which will be available both in the brand’s stores and online.

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Textile chemistry

2022-11-24

HeiQ launches HeiQ Mint for botanical odor control

Textile innovation leader, HeiQ takes advantage of its presence at ISPO Munich 2022, 28th-30th of November, to launch HeiQ Mint, the new proprietary odor control technology based on a blend of essential mint oils. The plant-based technology is designed to make textiles smell fresh even after repeated usage, avoiding the need for frequent washes, thus enabling consumers to save water and energy.

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