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Schoeller Textil AG
22.07.2021

Schoeller Textil AG: PFC-free, water-repellent ecorepel® technology further developed

  • ecorepel® Dry Cleaning Resistant – ecological water repellency that is PFC-free and dry cleaning resistant

In recent years, the textile industry has developed significantly in terms of environmentally-friendly water repellency. Many manufacturers have already successfully replaced textile finishes containing fluorocarbons with fluorocarbon-free (PFC-free) finishes.

Nevertheless, many textiles equipped with alternative finishes are reaching their limits in performance. Especially when it comes to materials that are subject to heavy wear or require a special type of care.

  • ecorepel® Dry Cleaning Resistant – ecological water repellency that is PFC-free and dry cleaning resistant

In recent years, the textile industry has developed significantly in terms of environmentally-friendly water repellency. Many manufacturers have already successfully replaced textile finishes containing fluorocarbons with fluorocarbon-free (PFC-free) finishes.

Nevertheless, many textiles equipped with alternative finishes are reaching their limits in performance. Especially when it comes to materials that are subject to heavy wear or require a special type of care.

The PFC-free, water-repellent ecorepel® technology launched by schoeller® in 2012 has now been further developed to allow for successful application on textiles and apparel that are “dry clean only.”
ecorepel® DCR achieves impressive water-repellency results, even after several home launderings and professional dry cleaning cycles. The resistance to professional dry cleaning refers to the F-cleaning symbol, which stands for a recommended cleaning process for sensitive fabrics using hydrocarbon solvents. In addition, tests show that materials finished with ecorepel® DCR are highly resistant to abrasion and scuffing.

ecorepel® DCR technology is now available for licensing and can be used in a variety of applications, such as outdoor, sport and fashion apparel, as well as upholstery fabrics.

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Schoeller Textil AG

(c) Teijin Limited
13.07.2021

Teijin: Carbon Fiber Products Operations in Vietnam

TCV, Teijin’s carbon fiber business base in Vietnam, was established in May 2019. Teijin Limited announced that Teijin Carbon Vietnam Co., Ltd. (TCV) in Ha Nam, Vietnam, has started operating commercially to manufacture carbon fiber products including prepreg, a fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin as an intermediate material for composites. TCV initially will produce carbon fiber materials for sports and outdoor activities, including fishing, golf, bicycle and ice hockey goods, for markets in Southeast and South Asia and Asia-Pacific. Sales will be handled by TCV as well as carbon fiber sales affiliates of Teijin operating in these markets.

Teijin’s sales affiliates in Singapore, Shanghai and Taipei work to identify demand opportunities as well as provide customer services in Asia. Internal collaborations between these companies and TCV shall strengthen Teijin’s presence in the upstream and downstream sectors of Asia’s fast-growing markets.

TCV, Teijin’s carbon fiber business base in Vietnam, was established in May 2019. Teijin Limited announced that Teijin Carbon Vietnam Co., Ltd. (TCV) in Ha Nam, Vietnam, has started operating commercially to manufacture carbon fiber products including prepreg, a fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin as an intermediate material for composites. TCV initially will produce carbon fiber materials for sports and outdoor activities, including fishing, golf, bicycle and ice hockey goods, for markets in Southeast and South Asia and Asia-Pacific. Sales will be handled by TCV as well as carbon fiber sales affiliates of Teijin operating in these markets.

Teijin’s sales affiliates in Singapore, Shanghai and Taipei work to identify demand opportunities as well as provide customer services in Asia. Internal collaborations between these companies and TCV shall strengthen Teijin’s presence in the upstream and downstream sectors of Asia’s fast-growing markets.

Increasingly strict environmental measures and the upgrading of environmental frameworks, such as sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, are expected to stimulate greater use of lightweight and highly rigid carbon fiber. Demands are growing in Asia, especially in the fields of sports and outdoor activities, industry and aerospace. COVID-19, for example, has led to new trends in sports and outdoor activities, such as renewed interest in fishing due its compatibility with social-distancing protocols.

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Teijin Limited

Garmont: Preview der neuen Outdoorschuh-Kollektion (c) Garmont
12.07.2021

Garmont: Preview der neuen Outdoorschuh-Kollektion

Die italienische Outdoorschuhmarke GARMONT präsentiert mit dem 9.81 BOLT 2.0 und dem GROOVE MID G-DRY zwei Neuheiten für Frühjahr 2022:

  • Der 9.81 BOLT 2.0 ist ein leichter, atmungsaktiver Outdoor-Schuh für alle, die am Berg gern schnell und intensiv unterwegs sind. Gefertigt wird er aus dem recycelten Nylon ECONYL®. Im Vergleich zur Produktion aus originärem Nylon reduzieren die Italiener die Emissionen so um bis zu 87 Prozent und den Bruttoenergiebedarf um bis zu 44 Prozent.
  • Der neue GROOVE MID G-DRY vereint Vielseitigkeit, Funktionalität und Schutz. Der Comfort Fit mit seiner breiten und besonders bequemen Passform bietet optimalen Halt und gleichzeitig maximale Bewegungsfreiheit für Komfort und Trittsicherheit bei jedem Schritt.

Die italienische Outdoorschuhmarke GARMONT präsentiert mit dem 9.81 BOLT 2.0 und dem GROOVE MID G-DRY zwei Neuheiten für Frühjahr 2022:

  • Der 9.81 BOLT 2.0 ist ein leichter, atmungsaktiver Outdoor-Schuh für alle, die am Berg gern schnell und intensiv unterwegs sind. Gefertigt wird er aus dem recycelten Nylon ECONYL®. Im Vergleich zur Produktion aus originärem Nylon reduzieren die Italiener die Emissionen so um bis zu 87 Prozent und den Bruttoenergiebedarf um bis zu 44 Prozent.
  • Der neue GROOVE MID G-DRY vereint Vielseitigkeit, Funktionalität und Schutz. Der Comfort Fit mit seiner breiten und besonders bequemen Passform bietet optimalen Halt und gleichzeitig maximale Bewegungsfreiheit für Komfort und Trittsicherheit bei jedem Schritt.
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Garmont / crystal communications

05.07.2021

Garmont: Neuer Vertriebspartner für UK und Irland

Garmont International Srl, eine internationale führende Performance Schuhmarke für Bergsteiger, Wanderer und Outdoor-Sportler, präsentiert Ultra Sport EU als exklusiven Vertriebspartner für Großbritannien und Irland. Ultra Sport EU vertreibt seit mehr als 40 Jahren namhafte Action Sport Marken und nimmt mit GARMONT® nun auch Outdoor-Schuhe ins Portfolio auf.

"Ich kenne Gordon, den Geschäftsführer von Ultra Sport EU, und sein Team seit vielen Jahren und habe die Entwicklung von Ultra Sport EU immer genau verfolgt", kommentierte Michele Battocchio, Head of Sales bei Garmont International, die Ankündigung. "Ich freue mich auf die Zusammenarbeit und darauf, gemeinsam den Vertrieb der Marke GARMONT® aufzubauen. Es ist ihr erster Schritt auf dem Markt für Outdoor-Schuhe. Ich bin aber sehr zuversichtlich, dass sie der richtige Partner für uns sind und alles daransetzen werden, GARMONT® zu einem starken Player im britischen Markt zu machen."

Garmont International Srl, eine internationale führende Performance Schuhmarke für Bergsteiger, Wanderer und Outdoor-Sportler, präsentiert Ultra Sport EU als exklusiven Vertriebspartner für Großbritannien und Irland. Ultra Sport EU vertreibt seit mehr als 40 Jahren namhafte Action Sport Marken und nimmt mit GARMONT® nun auch Outdoor-Schuhe ins Portfolio auf.

"Ich kenne Gordon, den Geschäftsführer von Ultra Sport EU, und sein Team seit vielen Jahren und habe die Entwicklung von Ultra Sport EU immer genau verfolgt", kommentierte Michele Battocchio, Head of Sales bei Garmont International, die Ankündigung. "Ich freue mich auf die Zusammenarbeit und darauf, gemeinsam den Vertrieb der Marke GARMONT® aufzubauen. Es ist ihr erster Schritt auf dem Markt für Outdoor-Schuhe. Ich bin aber sehr zuversichtlich, dass sie der richtige Partner für uns sind und alles daransetzen werden, GARMONT® zu einem starken Player im britischen Markt zu machen."

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Garmont / crystal communications GmbH

Infinited Fiber and Patagonia seal Multiyear Sales Deal (c) Infinited Fiber Company
28.06.2021

Infinited Fiber Company and Patagonia seal Multiyear Sales Deal

Outdoor apparel company Patagonia and circular fashion and textile technology group Infinited Fiber Company have signed a multiyear sales agreement for Infinited Fiber Company’s unique, premium-quality regenerated textile fiber Infinna™, which is created out of textile waste. The move marks a major milestone for both companies towards making textile circularity an everyday reality: The deal guarantees Patagonia access to the limited-supply fiber over the coming years and secures future sales income for Infinited Fiber Company as it ramps up production.

Infinna is a unique, virgin-quality regenerated textile fiber with the soft and natural look and feel of cotton. It is created from cotton-rich textile waste that is broken down at the molecular level and reborn as new fibers. Because it’s made of cellulose – a building block of all plants – Infinna is biodegradable and contains no microplastics to clog our seas. Clothes made with it can be recycled again in the same process together with other textile waste.

Outdoor apparel company Patagonia and circular fashion and textile technology group Infinited Fiber Company have signed a multiyear sales agreement for Infinited Fiber Company’s unique, premium-quality regenerated textile fiber Infinna™, which is created out of textile waste. The move marks a major milestone for both companies towards making textile circularity an everyday reality: The deal guarantees Patagonia access to the limited-supply fiber over the coming years and secures future sales income for Infinited Fiber Company as it ramps up production.

Infinna is a unique, virgin-quality regenerated textile fiber with the soft and natural look and feel of cotton. It is created from cotton-rich textile waste that is broken down at the molecular level and reborn as new fibers. Because it’s made of cellulose – a building block of all plants – Infinna is biodegradable and contains no microplastics to clog our seas. Clothes made with it can be recycled again in the same process together with other textile waste.

In April, Infinited Fiber Company announced plans to build a flagship factory in Finland to meet the growing demand for Infinna from global fashion brands. It is currently supplying customers from its R&D and pilot facilities in Espoo and Valkeakoski, Finland. The planned flagship factory will have an annual production capacity of 30,000 metric tons, which is enough fiber for roughly 100 million T-shirts made with 100% Infinna. Infinited Fiber Company expects to have sold the new factory’s entire output for several years during 2021.

More than 92 million metric tons of textile waste is produced globally every year and most of this ends up in landfills or incinerators. At the same time, textile fiber demand is increasing, with Textile Exchange estimating the global textile fiber market to grow 30% to 146 million metric tons by 2030 from 111 million metric tons in 2019. Infinited Fiber Company’s fiber regeneration technology, which uses cellulose-rich waste streams as its raw material, offers a solution both to stop waste from being wasted and to reduce the burden of the textile industry on the planet’s limited natural resources.

ATSKO: Durable care for outdoor equipment (c) ATSKO
22.06.2021

ATSKO: Durable care for outdoor equipment

To ensure that outdoor clothing and equipment can remain in use for a long time, the right care is crucial. The cleaning and impregnation products from ATSKO preserve and protect the fabric - and nature, too.

The outdoor season has begun - hikers, trail runners, bikers, campers and many others are now drawn back out into nature. To make sure that functional clothing and gear are optimally prepared for every situation, they should be regularly cleaned, cared for and impregnated, especially when the waterproofing starts to wear off or dirt stains affect the fabric. Thorough cleaning and care at the end of the season also ensure that the outdoor equipment survives storage in the basement or attic undamaged and can develop its full performance again next year. For almost 90 years, the US manufacturer ATSKO has been developing sustainable products for the most extreme outdoor challenges. ATSKO stands for moisture protection as well as waterproofing and conditioning agents for shoes, clothing and outdoor accessories that maintain functionality and extend service life. Thanks to their natural ingredients, ATSKO products are sustainable and protect nature.

To ensure that outdoor clothing and equipment can remain in use for a long time, the right care is crucial. The cleaning and impregnation products from ATSKO preserve and protect the fabric - and nature, too.

The outdoor season has begun - hikers, trail runners, bikers, campers and many others are now drawn back out into nature. To make sure that functional clothing and gear are optimally prepared for every situation, they should be regularly cleaned, cared for and impregnated, especially when the waterproofing starts to wear off or dirt stains affect the fabric. Thorough cleaning and care at the end of the season also ensure that the outdoor equipment survives storage in the basement or attic undamaged and can develop its full performance again next year. For almost 90 years, the US manufacturer ATSKO has been developing sustainable products for the most extreme outdoor challenges. ATSKO stands for moisture protection as well as waterproofing and conditioning agents for shoes, clothing and outdoor accessories that maintain functionality and extend service life. Thanks to their natural ingredients, ATSKO products are sustainable and protect nature.

ATSKO is best known for three brands in particular: SNO-SEAL® Bees Wax is used to care for and protect leather shoes and leather products and is based on natural beeswax. SILICONE WATER-GUARD® spray protects functional textiles and equipment from moisture and wear and is breathable. Since 1982, SPORT-WASH© has become the leading detergent for high-performance sportswear and functional clothing. All products are also available in practical travel sizes that can be easily taken on tour or on vacation.

RECCO: Neue Reflektoren-Serie für Schuhe und Kleidung (c) RECCO
18.06.2021

RECCO: Neue Reflektoren-Serie für Schuhe und Kleidung

RECCO erweitert sein Produktangebot: Die neue Serie umfasst spezielle Reflektoren für Schuhe, Hosen und Shorts sowie besonders dünne und leichte Outdoorjacken. So hilft die RECCO-Technologie, in der freien Natur verirrte Wanderer, vermisste Radfahrer oder verletzte Personen zu finden – ein wichtiger Sicherheitsaspekt in diesen Zeiten, in denen immer mehr Menschen Aktivitäten in den Bergen und der freien Natur genießen. Schuh- und Bekleidungshersteller können die neue Reflektoren-Serie ab Herbst 2021 ordern und bereits in ihre Sommerkollektion 2022 integrieren.

In dreijähriger Entwicklungsarbeit speziell für Schuhe designt wurde der neue RECCO Reflektor 732. Er kann in der Zunge von Zustiegs-, Trailrunning- oder Wanderschuhen integriert werden. Der Reflektor beeinflusst weder das Gewicht noch die Haltbarkeit oder die Leistungsfähigkeit der Schuhe. Aber er stellt sicher, dass seine Nutzerinnen und Nutzer im Falle eines Unfalls beim Wandern oder Trailrunning von professionellen Rettungsteams schnell gefunden werden können.

RECCO erweitert sein Produktangebot: Die neue Serie umfasst spezielle Reflektoren für Schuhe, Hosen und Shorts sowie besonders dünne und leichte Outdoorjacken. So hilft die RECCO-Technologie, in der freien Natur verirrte Wanderer, vermisste Radfahrer oder verletzte Personen zu finden – ein wichtiger Sicherheitsaspekt in diesen Zeiten, in denen immer mehr Menschen Aktivitäten in den Bergen und der freien Natur genießen. Schuh- und Bekleidungshersteller können die neue Reflektoren-Serie ab Herbst 2021 ordern und bereits in ihre Sommerkollektion 2022 integrieren.

In dreijähriger Entwicklungsarbeit speziell für Schuhe designt wurde der neue RECCO Reflektor 732. Er kann in der Zunge von Zustiegs-, Trailrunning- oder Wanderschuhen integriert werden. Der Reflektor beeinflusst weder das Gewicht noch die Haltbarkeit oder die Leistungsfähigkeit der Schuhe. Aber er stellt sicher, dass seine Nutzerinnen und Nutzer im Falle eines Unfalls beim Wandern oder Trailrunning von professionellen Rettungsteams schnell gefunden werden können.

Der RECCO Reflektor 641 zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass er durch Einnähen an einer Nahtlinie unkompliziert an Hosen und Shorts angebracht werden kann. So wird die Rettungstechnologie an allen Kleidungsstücken befestigt, die Outdoor-Enthusiasten täglich tragen, und erhöht damit ihre Sicherheit. Wie alle RECCO Reflektoren ist der Reflektor 641 langlebig, funktioniert ohne Batterie und ist immer einsatzbereit.

Der dritte Reflektor der neuen Serie, der RECCO-Reflektor 741, kann an besonders dünnen und leichten Jacken nahezu unsichtbar im Kragen befestigt werden. Dank seines nahtlosen und flachen Designs lassen sich dadurch alle Vorteile der RECCO-Technologie auch in leichten und mittelschweren Kleidungsstücken nutzen.

Im Zusammenspiel mit dem Einsatz von RECCO SAR-Hubschrauber-Detektoren hilft die neue Serie, Menschen im Falle eines Unglücks in freier Natur schneller zu finden. Diese RECCO SAR-Helikopter-Detektoren werden aus der Luft eingesetzt, um große Gebiete schnell nach einer vermissten Person abzusuchen. Derzeit sind weltweit 19 RECCO SAR-Hubschrauber-Detektoren einsatzbereit, dreizehn in Europa und sechs in Nordamerika. Zu den neuesten Standorten gehören Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) in den USA, Alpine Helicopters in Kanada sowie ein Detektor, der in Trient stationiert ist und von der italienischen CNSAS betrieben wird.

Millet: Kollektion Spring/Summer 2022 (c) Millet
Grepon Carbon Pro
14.06.2021

Millet: Kollektion Spring/Summer 2022

Millet, ein Spezialist für Hochgebirgsausrüstung mit Sitz im französischen Annecy Le Vieux, begleitet seit 100 Jahren Bergsportbegeisterte bei ihrer Leidenschaft.

Die UBIC-Reihe wurde überarbeitet und besteht aus 100% recycelten Fasern
Das UBIC-Sortiment, seit vielen Jahren ein Bestseller bei MILLET, wurde in diesem Jahr überarbeitet. Die Rücksäcke werden gänzlich aus 100% recycelten Fasern hergestellt. Außerdem wurde die Integration des Variloop™-Systems verbessert, das es ermöglicht, das ganze Jahr über Alpin- und Campingausrüstung komfortabel am Rucksack zu befestigen.
Hauptmaterialien: HONEYCOMB 3LINE RECYCLED - 100% recyceltes Polyamid - PFC-freie DWR / P 600D 100% recycelt- 100% recyceltes PES - Wassersäule: 1000 mm

Trilogy Fragment 3L JKT M
Minimalistische Jacke, die leichten und abriebfesten Schutz bei jedem Wetterumschwung in den Bergen bietet.
Hauptgewebe: PERTEX® SHIELD XLIGHT 3L - 100% Polyamid / Dampfdurchlässigkeit: 20 000 g.m².24h / Wassersäule: 20 000 mm – PFC-freie DWR

Millet, ein Spezialist für Hochgebirgsausrüstung mit Sitz im französischen Annecy Le Vieux, begleitet seit 100 Jahren Bergsportbegeisterte bei ihrer Leidenschaft.

Die UBIC-Reihe wurde überarbeitet und besteht aus 100% recycelten Fasern
Das UBIC-Sortiment, seit vielen Jahren ein Bestseller bei MILLET, wurde in diesem Jahr überarbeitet. Die Rücksäcke werden gänzlich aus 100% recycelten Fasern hergestellt. Außerdem wurde die Integration des Variloop™-Systems verbessert, das es ermöglicht, das ganze Jahr über Alpin- und Campingausrüstung komfortabel am Rucksack zu befestigen.
Hauptmaterialien: HONEYCOMB 3LINE RECYCLED - 100% recyceltes Polyamid - PFC-freie DWR / P 600D 100% recycelt- 100% recyceltes PES - Wassersäule: 1000 mm

Trilogy Fragment 3L JKT M
Minimalistische Jacke, die leichten und abriebfesten Schutz bei jedem Wetterumschwung in den Bergen bietet.
Hauptgewebe: PERTEX® SHIELD XLIGHT 3L - 100% Polyamid / Dampfdurchlässigkeit: 20 000 g.m².24h / Wassersäule: 20 000 mm – PFC-freie DWR

Trilogy Edge Aircore Hoodie
Die extrem leichte, isolierende Jacke besteht aus winddichtem und sehr atmungsaktivem Pertex® Quantum Air, während die Primaloft® Gold Wattierung mit Cross Core™ Aerogel für ein ausgezeichnetes Gewicht/Wärme-Verhältnis selbst bei Nässe sorgt.
Hauptmaterialien: PERTEX AIR CRINKLE - 100% Polyamid – PFC-freie DWR / Isolation: PRIMALOFT® GOLD INSULATION CROSS CORE TECH 40 GR - 90% recyceltes Polyester - 10% Polyester

Trilogy Black Crag Pant
Das dehnbare und abriebfeste Cordura® Ripstop Gewebe dieser Kletterhose wird mit strategisch platzierten Dyneema® Stretch-Einsätzen kombiniert, um die Bewegungsfreiheit und die Haltbarkeit des Kleidungsstücks zu erhöhen.
Hauptmaterialien: CORDURA® AIR RIPSTOP - 53% Cordura® - 41% Polyamid - 6% Elasthan – PFC-freie DWR DYNEEMA® STRETCH - 48% Polyamid - 31% Elasthan - 21% Polyethylen

Grepon Carbon Pro: Ultraleichter und isolierter Alpinstiefel
Der ultraleichte, technische Schuh bietet volle Steifigkeit in schwierigen Routen, sowohl am Fels als auch bei Mixed-Bedingungen mit Steigeisen.
Hauptmaterialien: Italian Extreme Tenacity Upper, GORE-TEX Membran

Prolighter 30+10 W
Mit einer angepassten Passform präsentiert sich dieser Rucksack im Sommer 2022 mit einem leichteren und cleanen Design. Der abnehmbare Deckel und der Gurt ermöglichen eine 20%ige Gewichtsreduzierung.
Hauptmaterialien: N210D HONEYCOMB ROBIC - 100% Polyamid - Wassersäule: 1000 mm, PFC-freie DWR / Innenfutter: P250D OXFORD - 100% recyceltes Polyester - Wassersäule: 1000 mm, PFC-freie DWR

Kamet GTX JKT W
Damenjacke aus GORE-TEX® 3L, entwickelt für den ganzjährigen Einsatz.
Hauptmaterialien: GORE-TEX PLAIN 3L - 100% Polyamid - Dampfdurchlässigkeit: RET < 9m²Pa.W - Wassersäule: 28.000 mm, PFC-freie DWR

Summit XCS Rip Pant W
Wasserabweisende und winddichte Hose, für alpine Abenteuer. Das Stretchmaterial und die Passform garantieren Bewegungsfreiheit, während die Verstärkungen an den Knien und Unterschenkeln die Strapazierfähigkeit erhöhen.
Hauptmaterialien: X.C.S. BRUSHED RIPSTOP - 89% Polyamid - 11% Elasthan – PFC-freie DWR RUGGED TOUGHTEX - 72% Polyamid - 14% Polyester - 14% Elasthan

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Millet / crystal communications

(c) Huntsman Textile Effects
12.05.2021

Huntsman Textile Effects at Performance Days Digital Fair Week

  • Huntsman Textile Effects presents range of high-performance solutions for performance apparel

Huntsman Textile Effects, global leader in innovative solutions and environmentally sustainable products, will highlight its extensive end-to-end suite of protection effects and high-performance solutions for performance apparel at the Performance Days Digital Fair Week this May. Huntsman will also deliver a presentation on sustainability, showcasing the top megatrends impacting the textile industry.

With increasing adoption of active lifestyles and outdoor activities, consumers are demanding high-performance, yet comfortable and sustainably-produced sportswear. Consumers are looking for brands that incorporate sustainable processes and principles in their operations.

  • Huntsman Textile Effects presents range of high-performance solutions for performance apparel

Huntsman Textile Effects, global leader in innovative solutions and environmentally sustainable products, will highlight its extensive end-to-end suite of protection effects and high-performance solutions for performance apparel at the Performance Days Digital Fair Week this May. Huntsman will also deliver a presentation on sustainability, showcasing the top megatrends impacting the textile industry.

With increasing adoption of active lifestyles and outdoor activities, consumers are demanding high-performance, yet comfortable and sustainably-produced sportswear. Consumers are looking for brands that incorporate sustainable processes and principles in their operations.

“The upward trend in the performance apparel segment is spurred on by the demands and evolving needs of consumers; sustainability also remains the top of mind amongst these consumers. At Huntsman, we are delighted to be able showcase our suite of solutions that are high-performing and sustainable, so that mills and brands are better able to meet the fast-changing market needs,” said Dhirendra Gautam, Senior Director – Global Market Strategy and Innovation, Huntsman Textile Effects.

Huntsman’s featured solutions:

  • Complete end-to-end systems for protection effects, from pre-treatment to coloration and finishing
  • Revolutionary antimicrobial and odor-control solutions from Sciessent - The Agion®, Lava X2® and Active X2® products will be featured at the upcoming show
  • HIGH IQ® intelligent effects is a set of brand assurance programs that support accelerated evaporation, water and stain repellence, lasting color and cool comfort, ensuring garments dry quickly for long-lasting comfort

Performance Days Digital Fair Week will take place digitally from May 17-21, 2021. Huntsman will also deliver a presentation on May 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. (CEST) at the Expert Talk session. Titled “Sustainability & Textiles: Being the Change That We Want to See”, the presentation will showcase the megatrends that will define the next five years, and the textile and apparel industries’ quest for more sustainable design, product development, production methods and garment care.

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Huntsman Textile Effects

HYOH: Funktionelle und stylische Outdoor-Produkte (c) HYOH
29.04.2021

HYOH: Funktionelle und stylische Outdoor-Produkte

Mit dem Motto „Hike your own hike“ – abgekürzt HYOH – will das junge Team rund um Gründer Leonard Diepenbrock wieder Lust auf Zeit in der Natur machen. Statt Pauschal-Hotelurlaub lieber mal einen Tagestrip in den nahe gelegen Forst planen.
„Wir wollen mit unseren Produkten motivieren, mehr Zeit draußen zu verbringen. Dabei soll der Fokus auf der Auszeit oder dem Abenteuer in der Natur liegen – ohne sich Gedanken über das Equipment machen zu müssen“, sagt Leonard Diepenbrock, Gründer von HYOH und Geschäftsführer des veganen Labels Jean&Len.

Das Team von HYOH bietet für Ausflüge an den Badesee oder Wochenendtrips einen Kühlrucksack im minimalistischen Design an. Der Inhalt bleibt bis zu 48 Stunden gekühlt – dank Isolierung aus PE-Schaum und absolut dichtem Reißverschluss (der HYOH „no drip zip“ ist isolierend und wasserabweisend) bleibt die Kälte im Rucksack, ohne zu entweichen. Zahlreiche Aufbewahrungsmöglichkeiten verstauen alle Kleinigkeiten, die unterwegs Platz suchen. Mit dem Snap Hook System, das gerne in der Trail Running Szene verwendet wird, lässt sich Zubehör wie Flaschen mittels Karabinerhaken ganz einfach an der Vorderseite befestigen.

Mit dem Motto „Hike your own hike“ – abgekürzt HYOH – will das junge Team rund um Gründer Leonard Diepenbrock wieder Lust auf Zeit in der Natur machen. Statt Pauschal-Hotelurlaub lieber mal einen Tagestrip in den nahe gelegen Forst planen.
„Wir wollen mit unseren Produkten motivieren, mehr Zeit draußen zu verbringen. Dabei soll der Fokus auf der Auszeit oder dem Abenteuer in der Natur liegen – ohne sich Gedanken über das Equipment machen zu müssen“, sagt Leonard Diepenbrock, Gründer von HYOH und Geschäftsführer des veganen Labels Jean&Len.

Das Team von HYOH bietet für Ausflüge an den Badesee oder Wochenendtrips einen Kühlrucksack im minimalistischen Design an. Der Inhalt bleibt bis zu 48 Stunden gekühlt – dank Isolierung aus PE-Schaum und absolut dichtem Reißverschluss (der HYOH „no drip zip“ ist isolierend und wasserabweisend) bleibt die Kälte im Rucksack, ohne zu entweichen. Zahlreiche Aufbewahrungsmöglichkeiten verstauen alle Kleinigkeiten, die unterwegs Platz suchen. Mit dem Snap Hook System, das gerne in der Trail Running Szene verwendet wird, lässt sich Zubehör wie Flaschen mittels Karabinerhaken ganz einfach an der Vorderseite befestigen.

Die wasserabweisende Base Bag im schlichten Design bietet genug Platz und ist leicht zu reinigen. An der Vorderseite der Tasche lässt sich mithilfe von Karabinerhaken weiteres Zubehör befestigen. Da die Base Bag keinen Verschluss hat, können auch sperrige Gegenstände darin verstaut werden.

Das Label HYOH wurde 2020 in Köln gegründet. Produziert werden die Kühlrucksäcke und -taschen bei einem erfahrenen Outdoor-Hersteller in der chinesischen Küstenstadt Xiamen, der alle Kühltaschen von Hand näht. HYOH verwendet für seine Produkte ausschließlich hochwertige Materialen wie thermoplastisches Polyurethan, das die Langlebigkeit der Produkte garantiert. In Zukunft will HYOH der Umwelt zuliebe den Einsatz von recycelten und recyclebaren Materialien weiter ausbauen.

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PR + Presseagentur textschwester

Bunzl Distribution brings American antiviral technology to Mexico retailers
19.04.2021

Bunzl Distribution brings American antiviral technology to Mexico retailers

US-made Acteev Protect™ masks have embedded zinc ion technology which deactivates many viruses and eliminates bacteria

Bunzl Distribution, a leading supplier of packaging, disposable supplies, and cleaning and safety products, has signed on as the distributor in Mexico for Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the United States by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. A global distributor, Bunzl provides supplies to supermarkets, food processing plants, retailers and convenience stores in Mexico.

Bunzl will distribute the Acteev Protect Nonwoven Mask, a reusable general purpose mask that features powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties. Acteev technology embeds active zinc ions in a polymer matrix which destroys microbes, deactivates many viruses and eliminates bacteria and fungi.

US-made Acteev Protect™ masks have embedded zinc ion technology which deactivates many viruses and eliminates bacteria

Bunzl Distribution, a leading supplier of packaging, disposable supplies, and cleaning and safety products, has signed on as the distributor in Mexico for Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the United States by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. A global distributor, Bunzl provides supplies to supermarkets, food processing plants, retailers and convenience stores in Mexico.

Bunzl will distribute the Acteev Protect Nonwoven Mask, a reusable general purpose mask that features powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties. Acteev technology embeds active zinc ions in a polymer matrix which destroys microbes, deactivates many viruses and eliminates bacteria and fungi.

Recent testing on Acteev fabric completed at the University of Cambridge has demonstrated that Acteev technology deactivates the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, with greater than 99.9% efficacy. Ascend has submitted several masks designs to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to obtain the appropriate regulatory clearances to make specific claims regarding the technology’s antiviral properties in the United States.

Carlos Green, Director General of Bunzl de México, says the company is pleased to bring products featuring better safety and protection to the Mexico market. “Our customers are more focused than ever before on doing business safely, and Acteev masks offer an added level of protection in the workplace,” he said. “We’re excited to offer our customers this premium product that provides some of the best protection available.”

In addition to antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial protection, the washable, reusable masks are lightweight, breathable and odor-fighting, making them comfortable to wear during a long shift at work or for outdoor workout. “Workers in industrial settings, such as chemical and food processing plants, and convenience stores and other retail outlets deserve the right protection as they keep society and the economy moving in Mexico,” said Juan Toro, Ascend’s principal business development leader for Acteev in the Americas.

“We are proud to partner with Bunzl to help deliver a reusable mask that provides both antiviral properties as well as an opportunity reduce the number of masks consumed, saving the companies money.”
Acteev Protect shows promise for use beyond masks, according to Ascend. The technology was originally developed for workout wear, and now the company is working textile applications ranging from gloves to scrubs to high-end athleisure.

13.04.2021

Origin Materials and PrimaLoft develop Carbon-Negative Insulating Fiber

  • PrimaLoft and Origin Materials have launched a program to develop high-performance, carbon-negative insulating fibers for diverse apparel applications, including for leading outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle brands, as well as home goods applications such as hypoallergenic insulated bedding.
  • PrimaLoft, an advanced material technology company and a world leader in the development of high-performance insulations and fabrics, will develop the fibers with Origin Materials to address demand for sustainable, high-performance materials from its over 900 global brand partners. PrimaLoft iconic brand partners include Patagonia, Stone Island, L.L. Bean, Lululemon, adidas and Nike.
  • The program will focus on carbon-negative PET and next-generation polymers produced by the Origin Materials patented technology platform, which turns sustainable wood residue into cost-advantaged, carbon-negative materials that reduce the need for fossil resources.

Origin Materials, Inc.

  • PrimaLoft and Origin Materials have launched a program to develop high-performance, carbon-negative insulating fibers for diverse apparel applications, including for leading outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle brands, as well as home goods applications such as hypoallergenic insulated bedding.
  • PrimaLoft, an advanced material technology company and a world leader in the development of high-performance insulations and fabrics, will develop the fibers with Origin Materials to address demand for sustainable, high-performance materials from its over 900 global brand partners. PrimaLoft iconic brand partners include Patagonia, Stone Island, L.L. Bean, Lululemon, adidas and Nike.
  • The program will focus on carbon-negative PET and next-generation polymers produced by the Origin Materials patented technology platform, which turns sustainable wood residue into cost-advantaged, carbon-negative materials that reduce the need for fossil resources.

Origin Materials, Inc. (“Origin Materials”), a leading carbon negative materials company, and PrimaLoft, an advanced material technology company and a leader in the development of high-performance insulations and fabrics, announced a new program to develop carbon-negative, insulating, high-performance fibers. The fibers will be used across a diverse array of end products, including insulating fiber for leading outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle brands, as well as home goods applications such as hypoallergenic insulated bedding.

The companies will work to rapidly develop and commercialize new products derived from Origin Materials’ platform. The collaboration will leverage the leadership position of PrimaLoft as a specialty producer of insulating fibers and filaments with over 900 global brand partners, as well as a large global network of manufacturers that employ a wide array of textile processes to make its products, including extrusion, carding, spinning, finishing, weaving, knitting, dyeing, airlaid, meltblown, and other technologies.

The collaboration builds on PrimaLoft’s “Relentlessly Responsible™” mission to elevate both performance and sustainability, through innovation. The platform includes PrimaLoft® Bio™, which was developed and launched into the market in late 2018 as an effort to battle microplastics in the ocean; PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™, which provides materials manufactured with greater than 50% CO2 savings; and PrimaLoft’s post-consumer recycling initiative. The next frontier for the company is non-petroleum based raw materials, including products that biodegrade and other circular economy solutions.

Source:

crystal communications

Mimaki: 100 Percent Success in a Post Pandemic World (c) Mimaki
Mimaki UJV100-160
08.04.2021

Mimaki: 100 Percent Success in a Post Pandemic World

After a turbulent year, it seems strange to be thinking about ‘after the pandemic’, but with millions of vaccinations underway, the light at the end of the tunnel is visible. As we turn the corner, choosing technology partners that understand how to proactively respond to changing market needs and support the evolving requirements of print businesses and end customers will be vital. The printers in Mimaki’s ‘100 series’ portfolio, which consists of the high quality, high productivity entry level roll-to-roll inkjet printers the UJV100-160 UV and the JV100-160 solvent, and the high performance textile printer, the TS100-1600, are a perfect reflection of the way technology requirements are adapting in line with the industry as we look to the future. To demonstrate this, we have identified three post-pandemic technology touchpoints that will help print businesses target success amid uncertainty.

After a turbulent year, it seems strange to be thinking about ‘after the pandemic’, but with millions of vaccinations underway, the light at the end of the tunnel is visible. As we turn the corner, choosing technology partners that understand how to proactively respond to changing market needs and support the evolving requirements of print businesses and end customers will be vital. The printers in Mimaki’s ‘100 series’ portfolio, which consists of the high quality, high productivity entry level roll-to-roll inkjet printers the UJV100-160 UV and the JV100-160 solvent, and the high performance textile printer, the TS100-1600, are a perfect reflection of the way technology requirements are adapting in line with the industry as we look to the future. To demonstrate this, we have identified three post-pandemic technology touchpoints that will help print businesses target success amid uncertainty.

  • Productivity

The pandemic has served as a major catalyst for existing trends, and our growing appetite for everything on-demand has been given a huge COVID-related boost. For printers, a digital solution that offers premium productivity, quality and efficiency at an entry-level price point is sure to be an invaluable investment to meet evolving ‘on-demand demands’. Adding a digital production element to your business doesn’t need to be daunting, complicated or overpriced – the Mimaki ‘100 series’ truly lives up to the tagline ‘Expert Printing Made Easy’, offering an incredibly intuitive user experience for streamlined, ultra-efficient printing, high-quality output, and cost-effective implementation. The powerful and productive new textile printer in the ‘100 series’, the TS100-1600, is a shining example of equipment developed with the future of the market in mind – the textile industry is fast-paced and constantly innovating, and the printer you invest in needs to keep up with your creativity.

  • Diversity

2021 is set to be a period of transition. While that will mean navigating uncertainty, the ‘glass half full’ approach is to view the year ahead in terms of opportunities such as expanding your business, exploring alternative revenue streams, and taking the plunge into new markets. In the past, it may have felt as if the barriers to entry when it came to looking beyond your core business were too great. However, in a post-pandemic world, we need to break some of those barriers down and demonstrate that success with digital print is within reach if you invest in the right equipment. With the ‘100 series’ portfolio, Mimaki is acknowledging what print service providers need from their technology partners – the UJV100-160 and the JV100-160 are suitable for a wide range of applications that will allow you to easily and affordably diversify your offering, and with the TS100-1600 textile printer, it has never been easier to target growth in the thriving textile sector, even in challenging times.

  • Affordability

Affordability is one of the most significant barriers to entry into new markets. 2020 was a year of unprecedented economic challenges, so it’s more important than ever to be thinking about gaining a competitive edge, and the printers in the ‘100 series’ from Mimaki have been specifically formulated to help you ramp up productivity while keeping running costs low. Whether you want to take your first foray into digital print production, expand the services you offer or simply grow your customer base, cost can be a major sticking point, which is why supporting customers is Mimaki’s number one priority, designing the ‘100 series’ around your needs and continuing to listen to how those needs are developing. Making an investment in the JV100-160 in order to move into outdoor graphics; meeting demand for faster turnaround times by adding the instantly curable UJV100-160 to your production setup; or taking a leap into new revenue streams with the TS100-160 – it’s all ‘100’ percent accessible.

Source:

Martial Granet, Branch Manager, Mimaki France

Elasticated melange tape by JUMBO-Textil for exacting requirements (c) JUMBO-Textil
JUMBO Textil Band schwarz
10.03.2021

JUMBO: The perfect melange

  • Elasticated melange tape by JUMBO-Textil for exacting requirements

Reliable functionality, select aesthetics, exceptional comfort – the new elasticated melange tape from JUMBO-Textil can really do a lot – and looks extremely good doing it.

Great functionality and an elegant design
To create this innovative elasticated tape, different premium-quality yarns are woven into a high-performance tape for especially exacting demands in terms of comfort and visual appeal. The elasticated material offers amazing performance and robustness beyond its elegant, shimmering melange look and its pleasant, fabric-like feel.

•    Ideal for all applications on visible textile surfaces
•    Premium fabric-like aesthetic and feel
•    Shimmering melange effect
•    Can be manufactured in many individual types and fabrications
•    Additional designs possible: water repellent, flame retardant, etc.
•    For applications in vehicle interiors, functional clothing, the furniture industry, medical technology, and much more

  • Elasticated melange tape by JUMBO-Textil for exacting requirements

Reliable functionality, select aesthetics, exceptional comfort – the new elasticated melange tape from JUMBO-Textil can really do a lot – and looks extremely good doing it.

Great functionality and an elegant design
To create this innovative elasticated tape, different premium-quality yarns are woven into a high-performance tape for especially exacting demands in terms of comfort and visual appeal. The elasticated material offers amazing performance and robustness beyond its elegant, shimmering melange look and its pleasant, fabric-like feel.

•    Ideal for all applications on visible textile surfaces
•    Premium fabric-like aesthetic and feel
•    Shimmering melange effect
•    Can be manufactured in many individual types and fabrications
•    Additional designs possible: water repellent, flame retardant, etc.
•    For applications in vehicle interiors, functional clothing, the furniture industry, medical technology, and much more

Wide range of applications in numerous industries
The new melange tape is specially designed and made for all visible applications: from multimedia holding tapes or document retainers in vehicle interiors to the functional and attractive cuff on sleeves, trousers or braces of outdoor or work clothing through to tensioning straps on backpacks, in exoskeletons or upholstered furniture.

"Elasticated tapes are often developed and considered primarily from a functional point of view. In our case it is different: our new melange tape combines great functionality with an elegant design and shows that elasticated narrow textiles can also be aesthetic highlights," as Patrick Kielholz, Business Development Manager at JUMBO-Textil emphasises. "The potential applications for our melange tape are almost limitless. Exciting solutions are available for almost all industries."

The most important properties at a glance:

Colours: grey melange, black melange; optionally, various other colour options
Sample: single-colour melange; optionally, longitudinal stripes, melange
Width, Standard: 40.0 mm
Width, Customized: 10 mm – 320 mm
Elasticity: up to 60%

Source:

JUMBO-Textil GmbH & Co. KG

Swedish machine builders set for Scandinavia’s Textiles 4.0 circular revolution (c) TMAS
Coloreel’s advanced rapid color formulation software and high-speed drive technology allow a single needle to carry out what previously required many multiples of them to do.
09.03.2021

Swedish machine builders set for Scandinavia’s Textiles 4.0 circular revolution

  • Several members of TMAS – the Swedish Textile Machinery Association – are actively advancing new coloration technologies as part of a wave of innovation that is currently sweeping out from Scandinavia.

New manufacturers of regenerated cellulosic fibers as alternatives to cotton and synthetics, for example, have been gaining a lot of attention recently, as they scale up to meet demands for a circular approach to the manufacturing of textiles and garments.

These companies have, in turn, been embraced by major Scandinavian brands such as the Danish clothing company Bestseller, Finnish fashion house Marimekko, Norwegian outdoor brand Bergans and Sweden’s own H&M Group.

Fiber journey
From the field or the forest to the retail shelves, however, the journey of every single textile fiber is currently a long one, in which it passes through many hands and moves around the world. The good news is that many of these individual stages are now being greatly simplified by digitalization.

  • Several members of TMAS – the Swedish Textile Machinery Association – are actively advancing new coloration technologies as part of a wave of innovation that is currently sweeping out from Scandinavia.

New manufacturers of regenerated cellulosic fibers as alternatives to cotton and synthetics, for example, have been gaining a lot of attention recently, as they scale up to meet demands for a circular approach to the manufacturing of textiles and garments.

These companies have, in turn, been embraced by major Scandinavian brands such as the Danish clothing company Bestseller, Finnish fashion house Marimekko, Norwegian outdoor brand Bergans and Sweden’s own H&M Group.

Fiber journey
From the field or the forest to the retail shelves, however, the journey of every single textile fiber is currently a long one, in which it passes through many hands and moves around the world. The good news is that many of these individual stages are now being greatly simplified by digitalization.

“Digitalization will lead to a significant reduction in garments that for one reason or another are never sold and end up in landfill,” says Therese Premler-Andersson, Secretary General of TMAS. “There will of course, be a huge ecological benefit.”

At the very center of any fiber’s journey, once it has become part of a knitted or woven fabric, are the dyeing and finishing stages of textile production. Dyeing and finishing currently involves many washing and drying process steps which add a huge burden to the overall carbon footprint of finished garments and textile products.

Coloreel expansion
Here is where the latest fully digital technologies of TMAS member companies are making a dramatic difference, such as the instant thread coloration technology, of Coloreel, which has just raised SEK 100 in new financing to support its market expansion and growth.

Initially targeting the embroidery market, Coloreel technology enables the high-quality and instant coloring of a textile thread while it is actually being used in production and can be paired with any existing embroidery machine without modification, while also making it possible to produce gradients in an embroidery for the first time.

Based on a CMYK ink system, Coloreel’s advanced rapid color formulation software and high-speed drive technology allow a single needle to carry out what previously required many multiples of them to do – and with much more consistent stitch quality,

In addition, existing thread dyeing plants can add a single solid color to a thread, but by instantly coloring a white base thread during production, Coloreel enables complete freedom to create unique embroideries without any limitations in the use of colors. Color changes along the thread can either be made rapidly from one solid color to another, or gradually, to make smooth transitions or any coloring effect desired.

This provides big benefits when it comes to sustainability. There is a significant reduction in wasted inks, while water usage is minimized, and production speeds are increased. The technology allows set-up and lead times to be reduced as well as significant flexibility in production schedules, while eliminating the need for large thread inventories.

“Our system is allowing customers to achieve color effects that have never been seen before – and at a new level of efficiency,” says VP of Sales and Marketing at Coloreel, Mats Sjögren. “We are setting the new benchmark for the embroidery industry.”

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Coloreel, has recently successfully delivered units to companies in Europe, the United States and Asia, and has also partnered with the world’s largest distributor of embroidery machines, American Hirsch Solutions, which has already installed the technology at a number of customers in the USA.

imogo
Another TMAS member achieving rapid progress is imogo, which is currently installing its first industrial scale Dye-Max spray dyeing line at the plant close to Borås of Swedish commission dyeing company 7H Färgeri – the Nordic region’s most complete dyeing and processing plant.

The new line has a working width of 1.8 meters with an operating speed of up to 50 meters for the reactive dyeing of cellulosic fiber-based fabrics. In addition, it can carry out the application of a wide range of fabric pre-treatments and finishing processes, providing the company with unbeatable flexibility in production.

A proven Mini-Max laboratory unit for pre-determining application volumes and color matching has also been installed at the 7H plant.

With the potential to slash the use of fresh water, wastewater, energy, and chemicals by as much as 90% compared to conventional jet dyeing systems, the DyeMax has gained considerable attention since the concept was outlined and a prototype machine constructed in 2019.

The application unit of the Dye-Max consists of a closed chamber containing a series of spray cassettes with precision nozzles for accurate and consistent coverage, in combination with the patented imogo Pro Speed valve that controls the volume to be applied.

“We are achieving an extremely low liquor ratio of around 0.5-1 liters per kilo of fabric and we fully control the pickup, applying precisely what is required to the specific fabric,” says imogo founding partner Per Stenflo. “Compared to traditional padders there is no contamination of the dyebath or dilution of the dye liquor to worry about.”
Fast changeovers with virtually no waste, together with a high production speed, enable a high productivity and unmatched production flexibility.

“The Dye-Max will be implemented in 7H daily production and producers and brands are welcome to visit when the Covid-19 situation allows. They are also welcome to do test productions at 7H to verify the performance on their fabrics.”

Perfect bridge
“Such new digital technologies from TMAS members represent the perfect bridge for sustainable new fibers on their route to the finished garments of responsible brands on the retail shelves,” concludes Therese Premler-Andersson. “There is now a real momentum building industry-wide for new circular manufacturing, and TMAS companies intend to be very much a part of it.”

BIONIC-FINISH®ECO Fluorine-Free, Water Repellent Finishes for Ultimate Performance (c) RUDOLF GmbH
BIONIC-FINISH®ECO Fluorine-Free, Water Repellent Finishes for Ultimate Performance
03.03.2021

BIONIC-FINISH®ECO by RUDOLF GROUP

  • BIONIC-FINISH®ECO Fluorine-Free, Water Repellent Finishes for Ultimate Performance

In recent years, many scientists have shifted from favoring a “primordial soup” in pools of water to hydrothermal vents deep in the ocean as the original source of life on Earth. Regardless what the real beginning really was, water was certainly involved in the process some 3,5bln years ago. And since then, Mother Nature designed many ways to benefit of water and to be sheltered from it. Many engineering challenges humans face can be solved by turning to those 3,5bln years of experience and by using natural design as springboard. That’s biologically inspired engineering or, in short, bionics. BIONIC-FINISH®ECO of RUDOLF GROUP is Mother Nature’s work reproduced on textiles and apparel to protect us from water. To perform.

  • BIONIC-FINISH®ECO Fluorine-Free, Water Repellent Finishes for Ultimate Performance

In recent years, many scientists have shifted from favoring a “primordial soup” in pools of water to hydrothermal vents deep in the ocean as the original source of life on Earth. Regardless what the real beginning really was, water was certainly involved in the process some 3,5bln years ago. And since then, Mother Nature designed many ways to benefit of water and to be sheltered from it. Many engineering challenges humans face can be solved by turning to those 3,5bln years of experience and by using natural design as springboard. That’s biologically inspired engineering or, in short, bionics. BIONIC-FINISH®ECO of RUDOLF GROUP is Mother Nature’s work reproduced on textiles and apparel to protect us from water. To perform.

Back in 2003, RUDOLF GROUP borrowed from Mother Nature the idea of dendrimers (from dendron, Greek word for ‘tree’), molecules made of multi-functional branches that interact among themselves, co-crystallize, and self-organize into highly ordered, multicomponent systems. These hyper-branched polymers attach to the textile and embed fluorine-free, durable water-repellent performance.
In 2021 BIONIC-FINISH®ECO comes as a reviewed and extended family of unique nonhalogenated, APEO-free, fluorine-free formulations suited for different materials and designed for different applications and needs. Still very much based on patented dendrimer technology, the new and strengthened BIONIC-FINISH®ECO’s product portfolio:

• Provides non-fluorinated and highly durable water repellent textile finishes for high-performance, professional applications (e.g. when brushing resistance is required);
• Delivers highly efficient and durable performance with low application amounts thus not affecting fabric feel and appearance (e.g. when remarkable softness is important);
• Fulfills a range of challenging technical requirements (e.g. minimal impact on flame retardant properties of technical fibers);
• Is suitable for both sportswear and outdoor applications, as well as for casual apparel and fashion clothing;
• Is bluesign® approved, ZDHC chemical gateway certified and compliant with most RSLs;

BIONIC-FINISH®ECO new portfolio includes universal and versatile solutions targeting the most standard requirements, as well as customized solutions that meet more demanding and specific expectations such as improved resistance to dry-cleaning. “None of us can entirely predict where our voyage will lead” says Dr. Gunther Duschek, RUDOLF GROUP Managing Director. “However, BIONIC-FINISH®ECO of RUDOLF GROUP will always be the fluorine-free, durable water repellent for ultimate  performance. As it is today”.

Sorpol Ltd. brings American antiviral technology to Israel (c) Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR055
19.01.2021

Ascend Performance Materials: Sorpol Ltd. brings American antiviral technology to Israel

Sorpol Ltd., a leading importer and distributor of industrial raw materials in Israel, has launched a website to sell Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the USA by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. The two companies also plan to partner in the distribution of Acteev surgical masks, N95 respirators, nonwoven media and textile fabrics as they become available.

Laboratory tests have demonstrated Acteev fabric effective at deactivating 99.9% of the viruses SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, and H1N1, a flu virus. Acteev technology also eliminates bacteria and fungi.

Ofer Soreq, Sorpol’s marketing director, said the Acteev Protect line fits in neatly with the mission of the company.

Sorpol Ltd., a leading importer and distributor of industrial raw materials in Israel, has launched a website to sell Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the USA by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. The two companies also plan to partner in the distribution of Acteev surgical masks, N95 respirators, nonwoven media and textile fabrics as they become available.

Laboratory tests have demonstrated Acteev fabric effective at deactivating 99.9% of the viruses SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, and H1N1, a flu virus. Acteev technology also eliminates bacteria and fungi.

Ofer Soreq, Sorpol’s marketing director, said the Acteev Protect line fits in neatly with the mission of the company.

Recent testing on Acteev fabric completed at the University of Cambridge has demonstrated that Acteev technology deactivates the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, with 99.9% efficacy on contact. Ascend has submitted several masks designs to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to obtain the appropriate regulatory clearances to make specific claims regarding the technology’s antiviral properties in the United States.

In addition to antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial protection, the washable, reusable masks are lightweight, breathable and odor-fighting, making them comfortable to wear during a long shift at work or for outdoor workouts.

Acteev Protect shows promise for use beyond masks, according to Ascend. The technology was originally developed for workout wear, and now the company is working on textile applications ranging from gloves to scrubs to high-end athleisure

Source:

EMG / Ascend Performance Materials

RUDOLF GROUP: Bio-Based DWR Performance from Natural Sources (c)RUDOLF GROUP
It makes sense and it’s logic. It’s BIO-LOGIC
13.01.2021

RUDOLF GROUP: Bio-Based DWR Performance from Natural Sources

The RUDOLF GROUP is an uncontested agent of positive change especially when it comes to pioneering technologies that help transforming the textile and fashion industries. A shining example of conscious leadership played by the RUDOLF GROUP over the past decades is the invention and introduction of fluorine-free Durable Water Repellency (DWR) for textile and apparel. Since 2003, the RUCO-DRY product line has gradually convinced the industry that water-resistance can be achieved through the study and replica of natural models. “Biomimicry and the study of lotus leaves and bird’s feathers were instrumental in developing the very first fluorine-free DWR’s” says Dr. Gunther Duschek, Managing Director at RUDOLF GROUP.

Fifteen years later, RUDOLF GROUP does it again and takes a significant leapfrog. It pushes the boundaries of R&D well beyond fluorine-free, embraces nature and introduces water repellent performance entirely based on natural components. “We are launching two brand new, distinctive product propositions entirely manufactured from natural sources that do not compete with human and/or animal nutrition” continues Dr. Duschek.

The RUDOLF GROUP is an uncontested agent of positive change especially when it comes to pioneering technologies that help transforming the textile and fashion industries. A shining example of conscious leadership played by the RUDOLF GROUP over the past decades is the invention and introduction of fluorine-free Durable Water Repellency (DWR) for textile and apparel. Since 2003, the RUCO-DRY product line has gradually convinced the industry that water-resistance can be achieved through the study and replica of natural models. “Biomimicry and the study of lotus leaves and bird’s feathers were instrumental in developing the very first fluorine-free DWR’s” says Dr. Gunther Duschek, Managing Director at RUDOLF GROUP.

Fifteen years later, RUDOLF GROUP does it again and takes a significant leapfrog. It pushes the boundaries of R&D well beyond fluorine-free, embraces nature and introduces water repellent performance entirely based on natural components. “We are launching two brand new, distinctive product propositions entirely manufactured from natural sources that do not compete with human and/or animal nutrition” continues Dr. Duschek.

RUCO®-DRY BIO CGR is an absolute breakthrough and the first Durable Water Repellent (DWR) agent based on plant-derived processing wastes. In fact, RUCO®-DRY BIO CGR is made of natural waste that accumulates as by-product during the processing of cereal grains in the food industry. The leftover material that would otherwise be disposed of is refined to create a powerful water and stain repellent textile finish.

“By turning natural waste into DWR we have optimized the biologic character of RUCO®-DRY BIO CGR where the active component is made of more than 90% bio carbon” states Dr. Dirk Sielemann, R&D Director at RUDOLF GROUP. He continues: “Although most of the product is composed by recycled biomass, RUCO®-DRY BIO CGR meets the performance and durability of conventional water repellent textile finishes”.

RUCO®-DRY BIO NPE is an equally outstanding product innovation where DWR is entirely based on a carefully selected mix of natural plant extracts. The well-balanced mix of plant-based ingredients combines excellent water and stain repellent effects with breathability and a natural handfeel. 

Unlike other 100% renewable raw materials, those used in the making of RUCO®-DRY BIO NPE are chemically and genetically non-modified and are not used as food, feed or fuel. Furthermore, all of the plant extracts that compose RUCO®-DRY BIO NPE are subject to a strict conservation and sustainability framework. “That’s why the supply of RUCO®-DRY BIO NPE is likely to remain limited to the creation and marketing of performance outdoor and sports apparel programs embedding state-of-the-art sustainable technology” concludes Dr. Duschek.

Both RUCO®-DRY BIO CGR and RUCO®-DRY BIO NPE are marketed through the BIO-LOGIC trademark, registered by RUDOLF GROUP.

Video Material Stories are presented by the PERFORMANCE DAYS Exhibitors (c) PERFORMANCE DAYS
Midlayers of the Season
13.01.2021

Video Material Stories are presented by the PERFORMANCE DAYS Exhibitors

Video Material Stories focus on the highlight products of the PERFORMANCE FORUM which were rewarded with a 100% Jury Like and include detailed explanations by the exhibitors. You can watch the videos here, check out the details, ask any question to the exhibitors and request samples!

  • Lightweight, Downproof & Insulation Trends of the Season

The selected insulations are all produced ecologically responsibly, at the same time they are lightweight, breathable and insulate well. The lightweight and downproof fabrics of winter 22/23 are ultra-light, breathable and heat-insulating. It is astonishing that lightweights can now be processed from Econyl and other recycled fibres without losing any of their lightness. Almost all fibres – from nylon, Econyl, polyamide to polyester – are over 90 per cent recycled, and often dyed with vegetable variants or dyed in a dope dyed process.

Video Material Stories focus on the highlight products of the PERFORMANCE FORUM which were rewarded with a 100% Jury Like and include detailed explanations by the exhibitors. You can watch the videos here, check out the details, ask any question to the exhibitors and request samples!

  • Lightweight, Downproof & Insulation Trends of the Season

The selected insulations are all produced ecologically responsibly, at the same time they are lightweight, breathable and insulate well. The lightweight and downproof fabrics of winter 22/23 are ultra-light, breathable and heat-insulating. It is astonishing that lightweights can now be processed from Econyl and other recycled fibres without losing any of their lightness. Almost all fibres – from nylon, Econyl, polyamide to polyester – are over 90 per cent recycled, and often dyed with vegetable variants or dyed in a dope dyed process.

  • Softshells & Outer Midlayers of the Season

Warming, windproof and water-repellent jackets worn outdoors as an outer layer during sports or leisure activities typify the Softshell/Outer Midlayer category. Polyamide and polyester fibres remain dominant in winter 22/23. But anyone on the lookout for natural fibres will find various blends of organic cotton, Tencel or wool.

  • Midlayers of the Season

Midlayers are primarily intended to provide warmth when layering garments. The focus is on newer constructions to generate heat, yet at the same time, manufacturers are attempting to reduce or completely avoid the use of micro-plastics in the development process.

Erfolgs-Gesichter: swela gewinnt German Design Award 2021 © swela
Modern, kunstvoll, wetterresistent: Der Latexdruck „Faces“ überzeugt die Jury durch die gekonnte Verbindung von Design und Technik
07.12.2020

Erfolgs-Gesichter: swela gewinnt German Design Award 2021

  • Prämierter Outdoor-Stoff
  • Sieger: swela, eine Marke der Schmitz Textiles, ist beim German Design Award 2021 für ihren Outdoor-Latexdruck „Faces“ ausgezeichnet worden.

„Wir freuen uns sehr über die Auszeichnung und dass wir die Jury trotz Corona-Pandemie von ‚Faces‘ überzeugen konnten“, sagt Wouter Hof, Vertriebsleiter bei swela, bei der Bekanntgabe. Aufgrund der dieses Jahr rein virtuell stattfindenden Entscheidungssitzung konnten die Jurymitglieder die Stoffe nicht in den Händen halten. Sie mussten sich mit ergänzenden Materialien und Fotos begnügen. „Wir gratulieren und danken unserem Designstudio sowie der technischen Entwicklung und Produktion, deren Leistungen die Jury überzeugt haben“, lobt Hof die Arbeit der Teams.

  • Prämierter Outdoor-Stoff
  • Sieger: swela, eine Marke der Schmitz Textiles, ist beim German Design Award 2021 für ihren Outdoor-Latexdruck „Faces“ ausgezeichnet worden.

„Wir freuen uns sehr über die Auszeichnung und dass wir die Jury trotz Corona-Pandemie von ‚Faces‘ überzeugen konnten“, sagt Wouter Hof, Vertriebsleiter bei swela, bei der Bekanntgabe. Aufgrund der dieses Jahr rein virtuell stattfindenden Entscheidungssitzung konnten die Jurymitglieder die Stoffe nicht in den Händen halten. Sie mussten sich mit ergänzenden Materialien und Fotos begnügen. „Wir gratulieren und danken unserem Designstudio sowie der technischen Entwicklung und Produktion, deren Leistungen die Jury überzeugt haben“, lobt Hof die Arbeit der Teams.
swela gehört zu den führenden Herstellern von Sonnenschutz-Textilien, Outdoor-Bezugsstoffen und maritimen Geweben. Durch die technische Ausrüstung seiner Produkte setzt das Emsdettener Unternehmen Maßstäbe: Sie sind formstabil, pflegeleicht sowie wetterfest, wasserabstoßend, schmutz-, fett- und ölabweisend. Dass swela auch ästhetisch überzeugt, zeigt die Auszeichnung mit dem German Design Award 2021. Der Outdoor-Stoff mit dem Druckdessin „Faces“ beweist laut Jury, dass Latexdruck mit hoher Licht- und Wetterechtheit neue, kreative Möglichkeiten eines bislang unbekannten Farb- und Formenspiels für den textilen Sonnenschutz bietet.

Der Gewinner im Detail

„Special Mention“ swela Outdoor-Textil mit Latexdruck „Faces” in der Kategorie Excellent Product Design. „Faces” schafft eine neue Ästhetik für Markisen, Schirme und Sonnensegel. Die an Kunst-Ikone Picasso erinnernden Gesichtsmotive werden im Latexdruckverfahren in der hauseigenen Druckerei auf die sunsilk filament-Druckgrundqualität gebracht. Das hochmoderne Verfahren kombiniert UV-stabile Spezialtinten mit langlebigen Polyestergeweben. „Der moderne Stoff versprüht Frische und Verspieltheit“, begründet die Jury ihre Wahl.

 


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