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Covestro Offered TPU Fibers & Films & PUR Tech. for Textile Applications at Techtextil

Published on 2018-06-06. Author : SpecialChem

Covetsro's Materials for Textile Applications
Covetsro's Materials for Textile Applications
From wound dressings and wallpaper to apparel and shoes, textiles can be found in widely diverse markets. While the applications are varied, they have something in common: Textile manufacturers and designers are looking for sustainable materials and technology that provide the right look, feel and performance attributes. With a wide range of raw materials and products, including various polyurethane technologies and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films and fiber, Covestro has the right solution for a variety of textile applications.

Covestro at Techtextil North America

At Techtextil North America, May 22-24 in Atlanta, Covestro showcased its products and expertise across all parts of the textile industry. Here’s a sneak peek at the different materials Covestro displayed at its booth.

New TPU Fiber for Fabrics

Covestro showcased its new TPU Fiber, which is made with Desmopan® TPU and a polyamide. This material features superior properties when compared to traditional polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fiber, such as enhanced abrasion resistance and heat pressing at lower temperatures. It can be used in footwear, functional textiles, sport accessories and casual wear. TPU Fiber also provides several advantages to finished products, including:
  • 3D heat press embroidery
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Tear resistance
  • Good haptic properties

High-performance Polyurethanes for Textiles

Covestro highlighted INSQIN®, its high-tech waterborne polyurethane technology for textiles. This solvent-free technology uses a more sustainable manufacturing process to reduce pollution and the amount of water and energy needed. With INSQIN®, apparel and footwear applications benefit from enhanced design, comfort, performance, durability and breathability.

Versatile Films for Functionality & Comfort

Platilon® and Dureflex® TPU films from Covestro offer a variety of benefits to apparel and textile applications.
  • When laminated to fabrics, these films provide excellent water resistance, low noise and breathability. 
  • They can also be used to seal textile seams—keeping jackets or trousers watertight. 
  • Additionally, Platilon® and Dureflex® films are used as an adhesive layer to bond various substrates, such as textile wallpapers, insulation materials or complex composite automotive components. 
  • Lastly, Platilon® can be used as multilayer TPU films for opaque blinds, curtains and projection screens. 
  • Laminating these black-out films to textiles in a one-step process is both cost- and energy-efficient.

Source: Covestro LLC
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