Textile chemicals guide available

August 27th, 2015

With more customers wanting to know what is in their textile products, and chemical regulations for products becoming more stringent, ChemSec saw the need to provide a guide. The non-profit International Chemical Secretariat in Goteborg, Sweden, is offering the ChemSec Textile Guide to show companies how they can identify problematic chemicals in their production and […]

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Akcros Chemicals doubles PVC powder stabilizer capacity

July 20th, 2015

PVC mixed-metal-stabilizer technology developer Akcros Chemicals Inc. has completed a powder stabilizer manufacturing expansion at its New Brunswick, N.J., manufacturing site, effectively doubling the existing capacity. Powder stabilizers and boosters are used to prevent PVC degradation during the manufacturing process of such flexible vinyl products as flooring, roofing, tenting and wall coverings. They also aid […]

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Archroma closes acquisition of BASF Performance Chemicals

July 10th, 2015

Specialty-chemicals maker Archroma has closed its acquisition of BASF’s global textile chemicals business. BASF Performance Chemicals delivers products and technologies across the entire textile chemicals spectrum, with particular strengths in printing, finishing and coating. The acquisition boosts Archroma’s presence in Asia and other high-growth markets. The combined textiles businesses will remain headquartered in Singapore. The […]

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U.S. textile chemicals market to surpass $2 billion by 2020

June 2nd, 2015

Anticipated growth in textile manufacturing is expected to spur U.S. textile-chemicals revenue past $2 billion by 2020, according to a report by TechSci Research, a Canadian market research firm. The report, “United States Textile Chemicals Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020," notes the chemicals market is broadly classified into two different segments: auxiliaries and colorants. Because […]

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Pulcra Chemicals to distribute Dow antimicrobial agent

May 12th, 2015

Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company and manufacturer of SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial, has announced Pulcra Chemicals has been added to its global distribution network. Headquartered in Geretsried, Germany, Pulcra Chemicals supplies specialty chemicals and systems solutions to increase the productivity of manufacturing in the fiber, textile and leather industries, and has […]

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Akcros Chemicals offers solid biocide product line

March 9th, 2015

Akcros Chemicals of New Brunswick, N.J., has announced a successful startup for manufacturing solid isothiazolone-based INTERCIDE biocide pellets at their home facility, capping off a more than $1 million investment designed to offer enhanced quality control, regulatory approvals and reliability of supply. In 2014, Akcros Chemicals and Dow Microbial Control, a Dow Chemical subsidiary, extended […]

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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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