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Archroma launches new water-based VOC coating technology

Jul '19
Pic: Archroma
Pic: Archroma
Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has launched its new Lurapret N5396 & N5392 liq, a water-based ultra-low VOC polyurethane (PU) polymer coating technology at the recent ITMA exhibition. The innovation was developed in compliance with ‘The Archroma Way: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature’.

‘The Archroma Way’ approach finds its origin in Archroma’s deep belief that it is possible to make the textile industry sustainable, economically and ecologically.

Coatings are used in the textile industry to achieve features such as waterproofness, flexibility, durability and UV resistance. With the growing demand for safer and more ecological products, water-based PU coatings are progressively prevailing as the preferred coating technology.

Lurapret N5396 & N5392 liq have been developed to provide textile manufacturers with an additional water-based option that delivers high performance to the coated fabrics of demanding applications, such as indoor and outdoor textiles, nonwovens and papers. Initially developed for the chemical bonding and coating for backpack and other industrial products, Lurapret N5396 & N5392 liq also improve the mechanical properties of the treated material such as their tensile strength and scratch resistance, said Archroma in a press release.

The new products will be the core of Archroma’s Safe Seats system. The system, which combines Lurapret N5392 & N5396 liq with Archroma’s halogen-free Pekoflam STC p flame retardant, allows to create a halogen-free flame retardant coating system for synthetic leather upholstery. Using Lurapret N5396 & N5392 liq together with Archroma’s Nuva N2155 & N4547 soil protection and release finishes, enables customers to achieve highest standards in water-repellence and waterproofness.

Lurapret N5396 & N5392 liq can be applied by impregnation, coating (paste or foam), and spray, and are compliant with the ZDHC and bluesign requirements.

“The new Lurapret N5396 & N5392 liq coating polymers perfectly illustrate Archroma’s commitment to challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable,” said Thomas Seeger, global business development manager for finishing, brand & performance textile specialties, at Archroma, whilst at the same time helping our customers to develop high performance textile articles and added value for their business. That is what The Archroma Way is about. Because it’s our nature!” (PC)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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