COLOMBES - Arkema, the manufacturer of specialty materials, waterborne binders and additives for textile and nonwovens, is featuring a wide range of products offering a balance of performance, processability and more sustainable technologies at Techtextil.
The company is showcasing its portfolio of Encor acrylic, thermoplastic, self-crosslinking and thermoset polymers, for use in printing and finishing processes for textile, consolidation and finishing for nonwovens and fiberglass.
This includes next-generation formaldehyde-free binders such as Encor 1230S acrylic copolymer, which imparts a medium-soft hand, excellent washing and dry cleaning resistance when used in textile coatings and the preparation of pigment printing pastes; and Encor 1219 acrylic copolymer, which is well suited for foam applications in the textile and nonwoven industries. Because of its functionalization, Encor 1219 copolymer also shows a good compromise between self-crosslinking and thermoplastic properties, with a good adhesion on both natural and synthetic fibres.
According to Arkema, its range of formaldehyde free polymers can help product formulators meet sustainable requirements. Alongside these products, Arkema also offers a full range of Viscodis additives for textile and nonwovens.
“Arkema is always looking for new ways to help our customers improve the sustainability and performance of their textile and nonwoven products,” Patricia Beurdeley, global market manager for textile, nonwovens and leather, Arkema Coating Resins, explained. “We look forward to meeting and discussing industry-wide initiatives, as well as showcasing new innovations, at this year’s Techtextil.”
Arkema’s broad range of Bostik adhesive solutions for these technologies are also on display.