Josina van der Velden
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will be displaying its broad portfolio of solutions for textile mills and nonwoven manufacturers at Techtextil India 2017.
Under the motto: “IT’S OUR NATURE / color, fire protection, repellence & release, coating solutions”, Archroma’s experts will highlight innovations and solutions for technical textile at “Innovation Sessions” which will take place at the booth daily:
Visitors at the booth will be able to meet during the whole exhibition Archroma’s specialist team and explore solutions in the following areas:
Archroma made a commitment back in 2011 to use only non-halogenated technologies for its global range of Pekoflam® products. This range is ideally suited to help customers face today’s ecological challenges and fulfill ever stricter safety regulations, regardless of the application.
The company’s non-halogenated portfolio includes select products that are assessed for compliance to labels such as GOTS or OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and that are in line with today’s global requirements for industrial and consumer safety.
Archroma’s innovative next-generation fluorochemical alternative is PFOA-free* C6 Nuva® N supporting the switch away from long-chain fluorotelomer products that may contain PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). These products provide long-lasting and excellent repellency and release effects, are easy to handle and non-sensitive regarding compatibility with other finishing chemicals. They allow covering the full spectrum of repellency and release needs in technical textile applications.
Smartrepel® Hydro, meanwhile, is Archroma’s nature-friendlier protection that keeps cotton, polyester and polyamide textiles dry. The unique technology offers exceptional, durable water repellency and is not based on fluorine. Smartrepel® Hydro produces a soft hand feel and outstanding breathability – perfect for any weatherproof garment.
Polymer-based coating technology can be used to apply functional additives on the surface of fabrics. Archroma’s portfolio of water-based, solvent-free polymers – Appretan®, Lurapret® and Texapret® – allow handle and surface adaptations, from soft to hard, elastic to rigid, hydrophilic to hydrophobic, heat sealable to highly durable, impermeable to breathable, with low or no formaldehyde content.
They also can be combined with finishing specialties, such as Pekoflam® fire retardants, Nuva® N and Smartrepel® release and repellence solutions, and Sanitized® antimicrobial products. These products allow for more sustainable, tailor-made coating solutions for applications such as technical textiles, automotive, nonwoven, personal protective equipment and sportswear.
“These products reflect our commitment to delivering responsible products and solutions,” states Anjani Prasad, Managing Director Archroma India, and Head of sales for Brand Performance Textile Specialties India, Nepal, Sri Lanka. “Join us in adopting products and processes that offer cutting-edge functionality while also being safer and more environmentally friendly. After all, it’s our nature!”
* Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods
Pekoflam®, Nuva®, Smartrepel®, Appretan®, Lurapret®, Texapret® and Sanitized® Registered trademark
© 2017 Archroma
Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 25 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.
Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to challenging the status quo in the deep belief that it can make its industry sustainable; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency. Products enhanced, colors enhanced, performance enhanced – “Life enhanced”.
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