A global leader in innovative solutions and environmentally sustainable products, Huntsman Textile Effects is presenting its extensive and complete end-to-end suite of solutions for various applications, including technical and functional apparel and home and hospitality textiles, at Techtextil from June 21-24, 2022, in Frankfurt, Germany.
As per a Textile Focus report, the company is showcasing its revolutionary technology for delivering the lowest environmental impact for dyeing polyester-cellulose blends, Avitera® se Fast process. The technology combines alkali-clearable Terasil® W/WW disperse dyes and Avitera® se reactive dyes to cut processing time from around nine hours to just six. This helps mills reduce the water and energy required for production by up to 50 per cent and increase output by over 25 per cent.
The technology also delivers outstanding wet-fastness to ensure that sportswear will not bleed or stain during home laundering, or while in storage or transit. Huntsman presents eco-friendly finishes that repel water and stains to help garments look new for longer. Known as the Teflon™ EcoElite with Zelan™ R3, it is the industry’s first renewably sourced water-repellent finish containing 63 per cent plant-based materials and exceeds the performance levels.
Another product showcased by Huntsman is the Phobotex® non-fluorinated water-repellent finish. An advanced and comprehensive range of water repellent, Phobotex® can be quickly, easily and safely applied to any substrate to ensure premium softness and comfort.