Covestro is touting its line of raw materials and products that are ideal for a variety of textile applications at Techtextil North America at booth #2023, May 22-25 in Atlanta.
The company is showcasing its new TPU Fiber that is made with Desmopan TPU and a polyamide. It can be used in footwear, functional textiles, sport accessories and casual wear. TPU Fiber also has abrasion resistance, tear resistance, good haptic properties and 3D heat press embroidery.
Covestro is also touting its Insquin high-tech waterborne polyurethane technology for tektites. It is a solvent-free technology that uses a more sustainable manufacturing process that reduces pollution and the water and energy needed in manufacturing.
Covestro offers different grades of its Impranil high-solid polyurethane dispersions for textile coats. It touts features like adhesion, flexibility and chemical and hydrolysis resistance that helps create stable, open cell foam structures as films.
The Baymedix line of sustainable raw materials is also being showcased at Techtextil North America. Covestro’s raw materials are designed for sustainable, waterborne textile coatings that can be used in medical applications like surgical wear, hospital bed linens and medical furniture. They have a a range of features that includes resistance against disinfectants and bodily fluids, water resistance, chemical stability, “soft touch” feel and mechanical properties.
Covestro’s Platilon and Dureflex TPU films also have a range of benefits for apparel and textile applications. They are water resistant, have low noise and are breathable. They can be used to seal textile seams to keep things water-tight. Platilon and Dureflex TPU films can also be used as an adhesive layer to bond substrates like textile wallpapers, insulation materials or complex composite automotive components.