Textiles and Fibers

Clariant launches new bio-based additives to reduce resource consumption in plastic loops at K 2019

Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons are based on sustainably produced bio-based raw materials, such as waste and residue oils. 
(Photo: Neste)Clariant unveils new high-performance additives promoting reduction in the consumption of fossil resources, to support the creation of value chain cycles which utilize viable and sustainable renewable sources and combat climate change.

Ascend to introduce novel odor-fighting and nonwoven textile technologies at K 2019

Ascend to introduce novel odor-fighting and nonwoven textile technologies at K 2019.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR036)Ascend Performance Materials will launch new fiber technologies for textiles, apparel and filtration applications at K 2019.

Clariant additives enabling recyclability of plastics waste while sustaining valuable properties

AddWorks PKG 906 Circle supports packaging film producers in recycling their polyolefin manufacturing waste without compromising the packaging film quality and while also increasing the efficiency of the manufacturing process. 
(Photo: Clariant)Through a “Symphony of Collaboration” with partners along the full plastics value chain, Clariant is taking proactive steps in addressing the problem of plastic pollution with new solutions for diverse industry sectors, from packaging – the main use of plastics – to textile floorings and consumer electronics. Complementing its “fit for reuse” solutions announced August 21 where Clariant demonstrated how its additives are recyclable, it now showcases the next level, turning the spotlight on how its additives can make it easier to recycle post-production and post-consumer plastic waste while keeping the material’s performance properties.

Ascend to launch new Vydyne® XHT, LCPA and HTPA at K 2019

With a high weld strength and long-term temperature resistance up to 230 C, Vydyne® XHT performs well in under-hood parts like integrated air intake manifolds.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR038)Ascend Performance Materials today announced plans to launch several new specialty polyamides at K 2019 to meet the growing needs of its customers. Among the new products are Vydyne® XHT, long-chain polyamides and high-temperature polyamides.

First Devan R-Vital® CBD-infused textiles hit the market

Devan ChemicalsWith the recent launch of Acabada ProActiveWear, the first CBD-infused textiles are officially hitting the market. The fabric treatment behind the CBD-infused textiles was developed by Devan Chemicals, a Belgian company specialized in functional finishes for the worldwide textile markets.

Archroma to introduce new eco-advanced "indigo clone" solution

The new Diresul® Smartdenim Blue, a liquid sulfur blue dye designed to mimic indigo’s behavior, here applied using Archroma’s Advanced Denim technology. (Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has recently launched at the ITMA exhibition its new Diresul® Smartdenim Blue, a liquid sulfur blue dye designed to mimic indigo.