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 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

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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Textile chemistry

2022-11-17

The gold standard PCF Guideline is now complete

Across the chemical industry, there is an urgent need to decarbonise – especially beyond a corporation’s own operations – in the value chain. Currently, 77%[1] of the chemical industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are scope 3. To tackle this, corporations must be able to quantify these emissions more accurately and in a way that increases the transparency of their supply chains.

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Textile chemistry

2022-11-17

Dr Thorsten Dreier appointed as new CTO of Covestro

The Supervisory Board of Covestro unanimously appointed Dr. Thorsten Dreier as Covestro's new Chief Technology Officer. The 49-year-old will take over on July 1, 2023, from Dr. Klaus Schäfer, who most recently extended his expiring contract by six months to ensure personnel stability for Covestro during a challenging period in the market as a result of the ongoing energy crisis.

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Textile chemistry

2022-11-03

The ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) is a living document that is regularly updated to ensure that ZDHC’s Guidelines and requirements are continuously challenging and pushing the textile, leather, apparel and footwear industry forward in their journey towards sustainable chemical management.

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Textile chemistry

2022-10-20

Higg, the sustainability insights platform for the consumer goods industry, today announced it is developing partnerships with Bluesign and ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) to accelerate the use of environmentally-safe chemicals among global brands and manufacturers. The announcement brings two of the world’s leading voices in sustainable chemical management to Higg’s industry-leading data and analytics platform to continue the expansion of data sources available on the Higg platform.

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Textile chemistry

2022-11-03

New COO of the Zschimmer & Schwarz Group

The global supplier of chemical specialities and auxiliaries strengthens its management team: Dr Felix Grimm becomes new Chief Operating Officer

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Textile chemistry

2022-10-13

SCTI appoints Isabella Tonaco as Executive Director

Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI™) has appointed Dr. Isabella Tonaco as Executive Director, effective November 1, 2022. With a mandate to inspire and trigger action at a global level, she will lead SCTI to drive transformational change in the textile and leather industries.

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Textile chemistry

2022-10-13

PCG completes acquisition of Perstorp

Perstorp today announced that it has been acquired by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), Malaysia´s leading integrated chemicals provider and part of PETRONAS Group, on 11 October 2022.

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Textile chemistry

2022-10-13

Devan Chemicals appoints new managing director

With Thomas Bremer, Devan Chemicals (part of the Pulcra Group), welcomes a new Managing Director, who will be managing the business of the innovative textile chemical solution specialist going forward. Thomas Bremer succeeds Sven Ghyselinck who will move into the Board Directors of Devan.

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Textile chemistry

2022-10-13

Ultrasuede™ honored with Good Design Long Life Design Award 2022

Toray Industries, Inc. announced today it received the Good Design Long Life Design Award 2022 for the first time, for its product Ultrasuede™. The Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) is the organizer for this prestigious award.

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Textile chemistry

2022-09-29

HeiQ launches HeiQ Allergen* Tech making home textiles sanitation easier and lasting

HeiQ announces the launch of a 100% biobased, proprietary textile technology, HeiQ Allergen Tech, which aims to improve the lives of all the ones who suffer from allergies. This technology reduces inanimate allergens, like house dust mite matter, and pet allergens, and can be easily added in the finishing stage of the manufacturing process of textiles for bedding and furniture purposes.

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2022-09-15

Teijin Frontier develops world’s first tire cord made from eco-friendly adhesive and recycled polyester

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2022-08-18

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2022-08-18

CHT USA expands focus on performance textiles in the Americas

      
2022-08-18

Pulcra Chemicals sees PULCRA TEC as an important step for a greener future

2022-08-11

Eastman board elects new director

2022-08-11

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2022-07-14

Partial withdrawal and suspension of certification under the ISO9001 International Standard for Quality Management Systems