Arkema : Sustainable and formaldehyde-free bi...

Sustainable and formaldehyde-free binders

(Source: MM, dfv media group)
(Source: MM, dfv media group)

Arkema featured a wide range of products offering a balance of performance, processability and more sustainable technologies at Techtextil in Frankfurt/Germany on June 21-24, 2022. A deep portfolio of Encor acrylic, thermoplastic, self-crosslinking and thermoset polymers, for use in printing and finishing processes for textile, consolidation and finishing for nonwovens and fiberglass, has been showcased by Arkema SA, Colombes/France.
Offerings include next-generation formaldehyde-free binders such as:

  • Encor 1230S acrylic copolymer, which imparts a medium-soft hand, excellent washing and dry-cleaning resistance when used in textile coatings and the preparation of pigment printing pastes,
  • Encor 1219 acrylic copolymer, which is well suited for foam applications in the textile and nonwovens industries. Because of its functionalization, Encor 1219 copolymer shows a good compromise between self-crosslinking and thermoplastic properties, with a good adhesion on both natural and synthetic fibers.

The range of formaldehyde-free polymers can help product formulators meet sustainable requirements. Arkema can work with companies to help them meet specific industry needs concerning food contact and address specific requests, such as GOTS, Oeko-Tex and more. Alongside these products, Arkema also offers a full range of Viscodis additives for textile and nonwovens.

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