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Covestro processes PU coated fabrics without solvents
Jan '16
Covestro has been cooperating with IAF last year with a series of workshops in which its presentation focused on the new waterborne method for PU coatings used mainly in artificial leather that it had developed.

In this method, the PU-coated fabrics are processed entirely without solvents, remove hazardous substances from the material manufacturing, eliminate environmental pollution risks, and greatly reduce the amount of water and energy needed.

The workshops organised by IAF and Covestro not only involved, showing what the technology could do, but also addressed the model used by Covestro to overcome current supply chain constraints to the implementation of new technologies.

“Covestro combines the Insqin technology with a high level of co-creation of new materials together with customers and downstream players,” an IAF press release stated.

“As it is IAF's mission to be a driving force in a sustainable and strong development of the global apparel industry we have highlighted good examples of the implementation of technology,” IAF added.

A case in point is the Insqin Partner Manufacturer Program which connects manufacturers and brand owners across the PU-coated fabric supply chain.

In this program, which has Kunshan Xiefu New Material Co from China and Korean PU synthetic materials manufacturer Duksung Co., Ltd, Covestro will provide technical support to help them develop use of the Insqin technology.

“The program also ensures the manufacturers will receive verification of their production processes and management systems via a globally recognised third-party audit,” IAF added.

“This helps brands and retailers who are increasingly becoming interested in sourcing sustainable materials to obtain the assurances about the origins and integrity of those materials,” the apparel trade body explained.

Covestro was also a presenter at the World Federation of Sporting Goods Industries' Manufacturers Forum that took place in Hong Kong on December 2 and 3 and of which IAF was host partner.

The presentation showed on one hand, how the chemistry can be used in another way to modify fabrics and thus increase their functionality, which in turn opens up new possibilities for design or even potentially article construction processes.

A second point was that raw material suppliers are more often directly connecting with brands and retailers, all to improve the access to new material innovations that are capable of greatly improving the apparel industry and its product. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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