Textile chemistry

2024-06-06

BASF researching CO2-neutral production of bio-based fumarate using bacteria found in cow stomachs

With the bacterium Basfia succiniciproducens, BASF would like to transform sugar and carbon dioxide into fumaric acid, an important intermediate for chemical production. To this end, the company is collaborating with Saarland University, University of Marburg and the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau in a joint research project entitled FUMBIO (FUMarsäure BIObasiert).

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Textile chemistry

2024-06-06

Archroma introduces COLOR MANAGEMENT+

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, introduced COLOR MANAGEMENT+, an enhanced color design and development solution that helps textile and fashion brands and mills work together for improved economic and environmental sustainability.

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Textile chemistry

2024-05-09

HeiQ expands application of HeiQ Allergen tech to upholstery fabric through collaboration with CULP

HeiQ partners with Culp to apply HeiQ Allergen Tech, a 100% biobased* solution that reduces allergens on textiles, onto interior upholstery fabric. HeiQ announces the extended application of HeiQ Allergen Tech to bring the benefits of this biobased textile technology to the interior upholstered furniture market, marking a unique launch into this segment.

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Textile chemistry

2024-06-20

From lab to label: bluesign and SCTI donate SCI to ZDHC

The textile industry is taking a great step forward in sustainable practices as bluesign and SCTI donate the pioneering Sustainable Chemistry Index (SCI) Methodology to ZDHC. This collaboration aims to revolutionize chemical management in the textile, leather and fashion industries, while addressing environmental impact in a holistic manner.

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Textile chemistry

2024-05-23

Publication of the Commodity Chemicals Guide V1.0

In support of a holistic approach to sustainable chemical management, the ZDHC Foundation has published the Commodity Chemicals Guide V1.0. This guide builds towards ZDHC's 2030 goal by encouraging the fashion industry to evaluate sellers of commodity chemicals such as sodium sulphate, ammonia or bleach, based on standard criteria, as well as engage in responsible purchasing and storage of such chemicals for the protection of workers, communities and the environment.

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Textile chemistry

2024-05-02

EMPA introduces friendly fibers for textiles without PFAS

Rain jackets, swimming trunks or upholstery fabrics: Textiles with water-repellent properties require chemical impregnation. Although fluorine-containing PFAS chemicals are effective, they are also harmful to human health and accumulate in the environment. Empa researchers are now developing a process with alternative substances that can be used to produce environmentally friendly water-repellent textile fibers. Initial analyses show: The "good" fibers repel water more effectively and dry faster than those of conventional products.

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Textile chemistry

2024-04-25

HEIQ unveils anti-odor technology for feather and down products

HeiQ introduces an innovative anti-odor product addition to its HeiQ Fresh range to eliminate persistent malodor on feather and down products, effectively addressing a problem that no one has solved so far.

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Textile chemistry

2024-04-25

Archroma introduces highly sustainable durable water repellent for outerwear and apparel fabrics that is softer and more durable

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has introduced a new bio-based durable water repellent (DWR) finish that helps mills and brands produce apparel that is soft to the touch and yet offers robust rain and stain protection and an improved sustainability profile.

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Textile chemistry

2024-04-25

BASF now offering polyamides for the textile industry according to Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)

Ultramid® Ccycled®, BASF's sustainable polyamide PA6 and PA6.6 product range, is now also certified as Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)* for textile applications. This label enables manufacturers to market certified textiles that have been produced using recycled raw materials.

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Textile chemistry

2024-04-04

Eva Baumann becomes the new CEO of the CHT Group

As of April 1, 2024, Eva Baumann takes over the position of CEO in our company. Together with Prof. Dr. Klaus Müller, who acts as CFO, she forms the management of the internationally active CHT Group.

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Textile chemistry

2024-04-04

Archroma, G-Star RAW and Advance Denim promote cleaner denim production

With the aim to help the denim industry reduce the environmental impact of its wastewater and move towards circularity, three leaders from across the denim supply chain have renewed their joint commitment to the production of aniline-free denim apparel based on Archroma’s DENISOL® PURE INDIGO 30.

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Textile chemistry

2024-04-04

Sparxell raises $3.2m to advance development of sustainable pigments

Sparxell, the UK-based developer of high-performance, sustainable, plant-based pigments, has completed a $3.2m funding round (comprising seed investments, grants, and awards) to accelerate development and commercialisation of products which will eliminate synthetic chemicals from colourants in multi-billion dollar markets including in cosmetics, fashion, paint, and packaging.

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Textile chemistry

2024-03-28

Covestro advocates its environmentally friendly Waterborne PU Coatings at the International Technical Textiles Symposium (ITTS)

In recent years, many downstream sports and fashion brands have set ambitious carbon-neutral targets, thereby driving the transformation of upstream processing industries. In response to this trend, Covestro, as an expert in waterborne polyurethane (PU) coatings, presented a technical topic titled “Circular Textile Coatings Solutions with INSQIN®” at the 16th International Technical Textiles Symposium 2024 on March 20th.

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Textile chemistry

2024-03-28

CHT presents tailor-made and modern product and process solutions at Techtextil

From 23 to 26 April 2024 CHT's coating and finishing experts will be presenting tailor-made and modern product and process solutions for optimized performance and functionality of technical textiles at stand B11 in Hall 11.0 at the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and functional apparel textiles.

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