Textile chemistry

2021-07-29

Covestro supplies H.B. Fuller with certified mass-balanced polyurethane raw material

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

2021-07-15

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 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

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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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

2021-07-01

Pulcra Chemicals achieves first acquisition with Devan

Pulcra Chemicals, with headquarters in Geretsried (Germany) has just announced its first acquisition in its history by acquiring fellow-industry player Devan. Devan, with origins since 1977 and Belgian headquarters, is since 2013 owned by Pentahold (a Belgian private equity fund). Devan is known from its antimicrobial range BI-OME, its large sustainable track record with a.o. probiotics solutions, a wide range of recently introduced bio-based textile finishes and a long standing in Thermoregulation and Flame Retardants. Devan has offices in the UK, Portugal, the US and a team in Shanghai.

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Textile chemistry

2021-07-01

High-speed pumps master complex PUR applications

Whether in the construction industry or in automobile building, in sports and leisure or in manufacturing furniture, for insulating or for sound-proofing, polyurethane has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Its applications are as diverse as the respective manufacturing processes are complex. With tailor-made solutions even for the most demanding tasks in the chemicals industry, increased productivity and durability, the precision metering pumps that Oerlikon Barmag will be exhibiting at this year’s PU China – taking place in Shanghai (Stand 225) between July 28 and 30, 2021 – are truly impressive.

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Textile chemistry

2021-06-14

Clariant completes its divestment program by reaching agreement to divest its Pigments business

Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it has reached definitive agreements for the divestment of its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group (“Heubach”) and SK Capital Partners (“SK Capital”) at an Enterprise Value (EV) of CHF 805 million to CHF 855 million on a cash and debt free basis, depending on an earn-out payment of CHF 50 million contingent on the 2021 financial performance of Clariant’s Pigments business. This represents a multiple of 10.7 to 11.4 times the stand-alone adjusted 12-month EBITDA per April 2021 (LTM).

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Textile chemistry

2021-06-10

Archroma launches its new 'Color Atlas' for polyester to turn inspiration into a collection in just a few clicks

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the launch of its new Color Atlas by Archroma® Polyester Library, with 1’440 colors for sportswear, athleisure, swimwear, children's clothing, shoes, fashion and home textiles.

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Textile chemistry

2021-05-27

More sustainable products of proven high quality

Increased use of circular raw materials thanks to INSQIN® waterborne PU technology

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Textile chemistry

2021-05-20

Archroma releases its 2020 sustainability report

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the release of its Sustainability Report for its fiscal year 2020.

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2021-05-20

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Covestro is setting the right course for the future

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3D-printed TPU insoles

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End of the transition period towards adopting ZDHC MRSL V2.0

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2021 Ultrasuede® x Labelhoood Innovation Award Winner chosen

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2021-03-25

Ralph Lauren revolutionizes how the fashion industry dyes cotton

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2021-03-18

Clariant strengthens position in China with inauguration of One Clariant Campus