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BASF debuts radical non-iron solution for textile sector
Feb '14
BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, continues to drive sustainability in the textile value chain with the launch of the industry’s first resin finishing system which embraces consumer safety and ecology: Fixapret Resin WFF – the Wholistic Future Finishing (WFF).
“The future of finishing is here: a ‘wholistic’ performance that ensures a high wrinkle-free effect with zero add-on formaldehyde, yet maintaining optimal fiber strength. This property is a first in the industry, as often fiber strength is compromised and weakened in such applications. Additionally, it meets strict consumer safety and ecological standards,” said Lütfü Okman, Vice President of Global Business Management, Textile Chemicals, BASF South East Asia Pte Ltd.
Wholistic Future Finishing
As part of the sustainability roadmap of BASF Textile Chemicals, the innovative Fixapret Resin WFF is developed with new technologies that offer performance, safety and energy-efficiency, and at the same time does not compromise on comfort and durability.
The new solution meets the highest consumer safety standard OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Product Class I. This means that formaldehyde is not intentionally added by recipe, nor through its raw material components. This is particularly important for manufacturing of children’s apparel, where controls over formaldehyde levels have been tightened. In addition, its resin is biodegradable according to OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals.
“Consumer safety, resource saving and environment protection contribute to safer textiles and a better future. This is what our commitment to ‘Putting Future into Textiles’ is all about,” added Okman.
About BASF
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. 


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