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Archroma brings eco-friendly solutions to Techtextil 2024

Archroma, a leading innovator in specialty chemicals, showcases its “Planet Conscious+” commitment at the world’s premier technical textiles expo.

Archroma, a global leader in sustainable solutions for specialty chemicals, is bringing its latest eco-friendly innovations to Techtextil 2024. Held in Frankfurt, Germany, from April 23 to 26, this renowned trade fair focuses on technical textiles and nonwovens. Archroma aims to empower technical textile manufacturers to achieve cutting-edge functionality with solutions that prioritize sustainability, optimized productivity, and value creation.

Sustainability Takes Center Stage

Sustainability is a growing concern across the technical textile industry. Archroma emphasizes that environmental responsibility no longer necessitates sacrificing performance or incurring economic penalties. Their solutions demonstrate that sustainable practices can deliver the functionality and profitability demanded by manufacturers and brands.

Dhirendra Gautam, Archroma Textile Effects’ Vice President of Product Marketing & Strategy, highlights this belief: “Our ‘Planet Conscious+’ commitment underscores our dedication to innovation and partnership. It makes the introduction of our Super Systems+ solutions even more relevant in today’s market.”

Super Systems+ for Powerful End-to-End Solutions

A centerpiece of Archroma’s presence at Techtextil is Super Systems+. This powerful suite offers comprehensive, fiber-specific processing solutions coupled with intelligent effects. Leveraging the industry’s broadest product portfolio, Super Systems+ encompasses:

  • Wet processing solutions that minimize environmental impact, encompassing everything from sizing to finishing.
  • Durable colors and functional effects that enhance value and product longevity.
  • Cleaner chemistries that eliminate harmful or regulated substances.
  • Industry-Specific Sustainable Solutions

Archroma caters to various technical textile segments with its sustainable offerings. Here’s a glimpse of their innovations:

Automotive Textiles: DOROSPERS® KHF, a new range of high-lightfast disperse dyes, provides optimal color buildup on polyester microfiber, perfect for car interior applications like artificial suede.

Nonwovens: For healthcare, hygiene, and filtration applications, Archroma offers APPRETAN® FFX6750, a zero-formaldehyde acrylic copolymer, and APPRETAN® FFX1540, a new APEO-free and formaldehyde-free self-crosslinking polymer with excellent water repellency and durability.

Workwear and Uniforms: Archroma’s solutions include HELIZARIN® ULTRA-FAST for pigment dispersion and metallic pigment printing, alongside the new ALBAFIX® ECO Plus wet fastness improver. Their PFC-free PHOBOTEX® R-ACE durable water repellent offers exceptional water repellency while maintaining fabric quality and sustainability. The AVITERA® SE GENERATION NEXT range of resource-saving dyes has also been expanded with new colors.

Activewear and Workwear: New additions include the bio-based PHOBOTEX® NTR-50 durable water repellent (PFAS-free, formaldehyde-free, and crosslinker-free) and NYLOFIXAN® HFS, a new fixing agent for polyamide and blends that complies with the latest bisphenol restrictions. Archroma is also launching ARKOPHOB® NTR-40, their first crosslinker with a partially bio-based, plant-derived raw material profile. Partnering with SANITIZED AG, they introduce the biocide-free OX20 odor-neutralizing technology.

Home Textiles: Archroma offers ARKOFIX® NZW formaldehyde-free* resin for exceptional product stability and whiteness, preventing yellowing during storage. SILIGEN® EH1, a vegan silicone macro-emulsion softener with 35% plant-based active content, provides a super-soft feel.

Engaging Visitors at Techtextil

Archroma’s team will be available at Hall 11, Booth B41, to provide expert advice and support visitors throughout Techtextil. They will also host exclusive events at their booth, including:

  • “Leaving formaldehyde behind for a safer today” focusing on APPRETAN® FFX1540 (April 24, 2:30 PM)
  • “A world without PFAS–Achievements and limitations” focusing on PHOBOTEX® NTR-50 (April 25, 2:30 PM)

Archroma’s participation in Techtextil 2024 underscores their commitment to sustainable innovation in the technical textile industry. With their “Planet Conscious+” approach, they empower manufacturers to achieve superior functionality while minimizing environmental impact.

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