At the Outdoor Retailer trade fair in Denver, CO/USA, from June 9-11, 2022, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, will present end-to-end solutions that make it possible to produce garments that dry quickly, resist stains and prevent odors, with improved breathability and long-lasting good looks.
At the trade fair, the company will highlight the Avitera SE Fast process technology with low environmental impact for dyeing polyester-cellulosic (PET-CO) blends. It combines alkali-clearable Terasil W/WW disperse dyes and Avitera SE reactive dyes to cut processing time from around 9 hours to 6, reducing water and energy consumption by up to 50% and to increasing output by up to 25%. The new process also delivers very good wet-fastness to ensure that sportswear will not bleed or stain during home laundering or while in storage or transit.
Eropon E3-Save is an all-in-one textile auxiliary for PET processing. It allows pre-scouring, dyeing and reduction clearing to be combined in a single bath and eliminates the need for anti-foaming products, which shortens processing time and further saves water and energy.
Teflon EcoElite with Zelan R3 technology is the industry’s first renewably sourced water-repellent finish. It contains 63% plant-based materials and exceeds performance levels possible with traditional fluorinated technologies. Phobotex RSY for outerwear is a next-generation non-fluorinated water-repellent finish. Its performance is comparable to formulations based on per-fluorinated chemicals (PFCs), a combination of very good water repellency and very high wash durability.
Huntsman will also showcase antimicrobial and odor-control solutions as part of its partnership with Sciessent, Beverly, MA/USA, whose latest anti-odor technology, Nobo, has been specifically developed to reduce odors in natural and synthetic fabrics. It can be incorporated into virtually any fabric, making it ideal for everything from base layer and activewear tops to socks and underwear to hiking pants, chinos and hard-shell jackets.
In addition, the partners will also present Sciessent’s Agion Active X2, a next-generation odor-control solution that combines advanced antimicrobial and odor-absorbing technologies, and Lava X2, a standalone odor adsorption product and key component of Agion Active X2 that attracts, adsorbs and degrades odors for long-lasting odor protection.