Sciessent expands bluesign partnership with CURB

May 6th, 2016

Sciessent, Wakefield, Mass.-based provider of antimicrobial and odor-absorption solutions for the textile and apparel industries, has announced its partnership with bluesign® systems for the fluorocarbon-free durable water repellent CURB, which joins Sciessent’s odor-absorbing Lava technology among bluesign-approved products. According to the company, CURB provides enhanced, breathable protection from rain and moisture, delivering the same water-repellent […]

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ERCA unveils innovations at ITMA

December 3rd, 2015

Italy-based chemical collective ERCA introduced a pair of innovations at the International Textile Market Association’s ITMA 2015 trade show in Milan in November. ReactEVO® is a process based on a new post-treatment concept in dyeing with reactive dyestuffs that allows drastic reductions in energy and water consumption that also cuts treatment time. All ReactEVO auxiliaries […]

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bluesign introduces productivity calculator blueXpert

November 27th, 2015

bluesign Technologies SA, St. Gallen, Switzerland-based developer of sustainable textile manufacturing, has introduced the blueXpert “productivity calculator.” In a press release, bluesign says the web-based application will enable textile manufacturers to save resources, time and costs while also reducing the impact on the environment. Conditions existing in the textile factory as well as the specific […]

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Noble Biomaterials’ XT2 receives bluesign® certification

September 10th, 2015

Noble Biomaterials, manufacturer of antimicrobial and anti-odor technologies for performance fabrics, has received bluesign® certification for its XT2(TM) technology, meeting requirements for durability, adherence, efficacy and low human toxicity, among other quality and safety performance measures. XT2 employs a proprietary process that provides permanent anti-odor protection that does not wash off or wear out, and […]

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Sympatex launches Seamless Climate Technology

September 9th, 2015

Sympatex Technologies, Unterföhring, Germany-based developer of high-tech functional apparel fabrics, will introduce a further development of its Sympatex Climate Technology at Milan’s winter Lineapelle, an international exhibition of leather, accessories, components, fabrics, synthetics and models slated for Sept. 9-11. Together with its longtime Italian distribution partner PIDIGI S.p.A., Sympatex will present high-performance technologies as well […]

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PrimaLoft No. 1 supplier of bluesign® approved insulations

August 18th, 2015

Latham, N.Y.-based material sciences company PrimaLoft Inc. has been named the largest provider of bluesign® certified insulation. Providing comfort solutions with high-performance insulations and fabrics, PrimaLoft was the first branded synthetic-insulation manufacturer to obtain bluesign certification for its high-performance insulation in December 2010 and now offers 16 similarly certified insulations, including staple fibers and continuous […]

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Archroma offers water-repelling Smartrepel Hydro

April 3rd, 2015

Swiss color and specialty chemicals producer Archroma has introduced its Smartrepel Hydro line for polyester, polyamide and cotton-based textiles used in outdoor applications. The Smartrepel Hydro line supports the increasing adoption of eco-advanced materials and production processes by textile producers and brand owners adhering to industry initiatives such as the Joint Roadmap towards Zero Discharge […]

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Textile Effects extends dye lots

February 6th, 2015

The Woodsland, Texas-based Huntsman Textile Effects has extended its range of high-performance TERASIL dyes to provide economical, robust and reliable exhaust dyeing of polyester, polyester/cotton and microfiber and elastane blends. The new TERASIL TC disperse dyes allow mills to improve plant efficiency and productivity with right-first-time performance and excellent shade reproducibility. At the same time, […]

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