Textile chemistry

2021-02-25

Covestro successfully navigates exceptional year 2020

Covestro saw a strong end to an exceptional year in 2020 and benefited, especially in the second half, from its consistent crisis prevention measures and a recovery in demand. Despite the very successful fourth quarter, the Group could not fully compensate the massive, pandemic-related cut-backs that arose in the first six months.

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Textile chemistry

2021-02-11

Following the acquisition of the majority shares in Borealis by OMV AG and the intensified and close cooperation between OMV and Borealis, the Supervisory Board of Borealis has decided to appoint Thomas Gangl (49), currently Executive Board member of OMV AG, as CEO of Borealis.

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Textile chemistry

2021-02-08

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, today announces that its DSM Engineering Materials business will launch mass-balanced bio-based Arnitel®, a thermoplastic elastomer, together with Sympatex Technologies. In this way, DSM Engineering Materials is taking the next step on its sustainability journey and enabling its customers to transition to a more circular and bio-based economy.

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Textile chemistry

2021-02-04

Borealis announces a net profit of EUR 210 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to EUR 138 million in the same quarter of 2019. The positive development was driven by a stronger polyolefin market in both Europe and Asia. However, the rise in the natural gas price and operational issues impacted the contribution from the Borealis Fertilizers business.

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Textile chemistry

2021-02-03

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with technology innovator CleanKore, aiming to advance sustainable dyeing processes throughout the denim supply chain.

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Textile chemistry

2021-02-18

Building with CO2 technology becomes possible

More sustainable, CO2 -based materials for the construction sector - in the future, this could become reality. Since 2016, Covestro has been working with research and development partners as part of the "DreamResource" joint project (FKZ 033RC002) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to research new, more environmentally friendly polyols with the potential to be used, for example, in the form of rigid polyurethane foam in insulation for the construction sector.

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Textile chemistry

2021-02-11

New report for the worldwide textile chemicals industry to 2026

The global textile chemicals market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 3.6% over the forecast period. This is a result of the "Textile Chemicals Market 2020-2026" report which has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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Textile chemistry

2021-01-21

Covestro strengthens portfolio of alternative raw materials

Covestro's family of partially bio-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) is now marketed under the name Desmopan® EC. Depending on the product hardness, up to 60 percent of the carbon content1 is derived from biomass. Compared to fossil-based TPUs, their carbon footprint is reduced by more than 20 percent. The products are made of bio-based succinic acid as well as bio-based propanediol (Bio-PDO). The plastics have a wide range of applications, for example in the footwear industry.

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Textile chemistry

2021-01-13

RUDOLF GROUP launches bio-based DWR performance from natural sources

The RUDOLF GROUP is an uncontested agent of positive change especially when it comes to pioneering technologies that help transforming the textile and fashion industries. A shining example of conscious leadership played by the RUDOLF GROUP over the past decades is the invention and introduction of fluorine-free Durable Water Repellency (DWR) for textile and apparel. Since 2003, the RUCO?-DRY product line has gradually convinced the industry that water-resistance can be achieved through the study and replica of natural models.

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Textile chemistry

2021-01-07

The „TQ-Mask plus“ antibacterial & antimicrobial treatment of the fleece

In cooperation with the ITSMgroup, PFAFF INDUSTRIAL produces special masks that can be reused up to 20 times. This is possible by the use of HEIQ VIROBLOCK from HeiQ Materials AG company. Best breathability and reusability of the mask make it ideal for use at work or in the professional environment.

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Textile chemistry

2021-01-07

Devan’s R-Vital® multivitamin textile treatment meets Standard 100 by Oeko-tex®

Devan’s latest technology, R-Vital Multivitamin, meets the requirements of the Standard 100 by Oeko-tex® (Class II). The technology is part of Devan’s R-Vital® range of microencapsulated active ingredients and consists of vitamin C, vitamin E and ginger.

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Textile chemistry

2020-12-17

Artificial intelligence to make chemical industry faster and smarter

Covestro is driving forward the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the company as well as throughout the entire chemical industry. As part of these efforts, the Leverkusen-based materials manufacturer is conducting several pilot projects across different divisions to investigate how digital technologies can make processes more efficient and sustainable.

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Textile chemistry

2020-12-17

Dr. Ralf Brückmann leaves CHT Germany GmbH - Levi Cottington in succession

The management of CHT Germany GmbH thanks Dr. Ralf Brückmann for the long-lasting successful cooperation in the business field of General Industries. Dr. Ralf Brückmann will end his active role as Head of BF General Industries on December 31, 2020 after 21 years with the company. Since joining the company on October 1, 1999, Dr. Brückmann has held major roles throughout the company.

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2020-12-03

Covestro: with renewable raw materials on the way to a circular economy

2020-11-23

Archroma tops Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) list of industrial chemical companies driving supply chain transparency

2020-11-05

CHT Group publishes Sustainability Report 2019

2020-11-05

Circularise and Porsche collaborate with Borealis, Covestro and Domo Chemicals to enable the traceability of plastics in the automotive sector

2020-11-05

DyStar exhibits at China Interdye 2020

2020-11-05

Indorama Ventures awarded "2020 DX CEO" by IDC Thailand

2020-10-29

Cone Denim introduces Ionic+™ sustainable antimicrobial protection for denim

2020-10-29

RUDOLF HUB1922 : Innovation rooted into aspirational chemistry

2020-10-22

SABIC announces the latest developments of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco

2020-10-22

TANATEX Chemicals unites with other leading chemical companies to accelerate sustainability for the textile and leather industries.

      
2020-10-22

FERRO-PLAST and SANITIZED AG: New strategic sales partnership for the Sanitized® antimicrobial polymer additives in Italy

2020-10-22

Chemical companies unite to accelerate sustainability for the textile and leather industries

2020-10-15

Fulgar and the Rhodia-Solvay Group collaborates for AMNI® VIRUS-BAC OFF technology

2020-10-15

Kemin Textile Auxiliaries announces rebranded creative laboratory and launches new website for Garmon Chemicals brand

2020-10-08

DyStar releases integrated Sustainability Report 2019 – 2020