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Germany's Covestro launches Impranil CQ DLU

30 Nov '23
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  • German company Covestro has introduced Impranil CQ DLU, an aliphatic polyester carbonate polyether polyurethane (PU) dispersion for textile coating with around 34 per cent plant-based carbon content.
  • This product expands the range of partially bio-based dispersions, offering the same properties as its petroleum-based counterpart, Impranil DLU.
Covestro has introduced a new aliphatic polyester carbonate polyether polyurethane (PU) dispersion for textile coating under the name Impranil CQ DLU, in which around 34 per cent of the carbon contained is of plant origin. Impranil CQ DLU expands the existing range of partially bio-based dispersions for textile coating with a product whose purely petroleum-based variant Impranil DLU is very popular with customers.

Since the new dispersion has the same outstanding properties as the established one, as well as a high solids content of 55 per cent, customers can now replace Impranil DLU one-to-one with Impranil CQ DLU in their processing operations – and thereby easily achieve an additional increase in textile coating sustainability. Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key purchasing criterion not only for the industry, but also for brand owners and consumers. CQ stands for Circular Intelligence. The core idea of the CQ concept is to label Covestro products if the alternative raw material base exceeds a content of 25 per cent, as in this case, the company said in a press release.

As the raw material for INSQIN technology, the established Impranil DLU already enables aqueous textile coating without the use of solvents. The ecological footprint of such a coating is significantly lower than that of solvent-based systems. "With the innovation Impranil CQ DLU as part of our Impranil CQ portfolio, we are now enabling the textile coatings industry to take the next step towards more sustainability through the increased use of renewable resources," said Dr Torsten Pohl, head of global textile coatings at Covestro.

Impranil CQ DLU is suitable, among other things, for producing synthetic materials for sports articles, technical textiles, car interiors, and bags. Properties of coatings based on the new high-performance dispersion include excellent hydrolysis resistance, very good lightfastness, as well as high tensile strength and scratch resistance. In addition, the coatings have a pleasant feel and good alkali resistance. Impranil CQ DLU can be used for both the intermediate coat and the top coat. The dispersion can be applied in various ways: The spectrum ranges from direct or transfer coating to printing processes and microfibre dipping.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RR)

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