Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Covestro processes PU coated fabrics without solvents
Covestro processes PU coated fabrics without solvents
07
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


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2017

Zund unveils cradle feeder roll-feed system for fabrics

Zund Systemtechnik AG, Switzerland’s textile machinery firm that...

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2017

Hpfabrics opening production facility in Forsyth County

Hpfabrics, manufacturer of raw fabrics, is opening a new production...

Courtesy: Napapijri

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2017

Napapijri's Superlight Parka is free of fur and down

Napapijri has introduced the new Superlight Parka, a new lightweight...

Interviews View All

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search