In a joint and exclusive development, the specialty chemicals producer Covestro AG, Leverkusen/Germany, and Trans-Textil GmbH, Freilassing/Germany, have laid the foundation for a functional product line which also focuses on ecological aspects.
Under the name Aquair, Trans-Textil is providing highly breathable coated textiles based on purely aqueous and solvent-free formula components from Covestro.
The polyurethane coating is particularly abrasion-resistant and breathable, but in combination with membrane systems from Trans-Textil it can also be made both waterproof and windproof.
It is built on the water-based and sustainable Insqin technology, which also means that the production of coated textiles requires up to 95% less water and 50% less energy than previous processes based on solvents.
The combination of properties coupled with Trans-Textil's extensive portfolio of membrane systems, textile substrates and technologies provides its customers with a wide range of sophisticated and individual products.
Options include embossed designs in classic or exotic leather looks, textile structures or technical patterns, flexible coloring and a wide selection of textile substrates and spacer systems based on woven or knitted fabrics or nonwovens, with which Aquair can be combined in functional multi-layer composites.