Archroma offers Coating, Repellency &
Release, Fire Protection and Color Solutions
its broad portfolio of solutions for textile mills and nonwoven
manufacturers at Techtextil 2017. Notable highlights during the
- Color, with high-performance Printofix® TF
- Fire protection, with Archroma’s
non-halogenated Pekoflam® range;
- Repellency & release, from PFOA-free* C6
chemistry Nuva® N to its Smartrepel® Hydro range that is not
based on fluorine; and
- Coating package solutions, combining
Appretan®, Lurapret® and Texapret® polymers together with
Archroma’s color and finishing specialties.
“These products reflect Archroma’s commitment to delivering
responsible products and solutions, and underscore our key
principle as a company that we continuously challenge the status
quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry
sustainable,” stated Miquel Vila, Head of Technical Service,
Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, EMEA.
At the booth, Archroma highlighted in particular the
following solutions and innovations:
Archroma displayed its Printofix TF high-performance pigment
preparations for outdoor applications. These are mainly suited
for synthetic fabrics that are specifically developed for
sunshades, camping tents, umbrellas and industrial applications
where other dyes cannot meet the very high requirements of light
and weather fastness. Printofix TF pigment preparations are easy
to handle and allow the creation of colors that can resist
light, weather, ozone or heat.
Archroma made a commitment back in 2011 to use only
non-halogenated technologies for its global range of Pekoflam
products. This range is ideally suited to help customers face
today’s ecological challenges and fulfill ever stricter safety
regulations, regardless of the application.
The company’s non-halogenated portfolio includes select
products that are assessed for compliance to labels such as GOTS
or OEKO-TEX(1) Standard 100 and that are in line with today’s
global requirements for industrial and consumer safety.
REPELLENCY & RELEASE
Archroma’s innovative next-generation fluorochemical
alternative is PFOA-free* C6 Nuva N supporting the switch away
from long-chain fluorotelomer products that may contain PFOA (perfluorooctanoic
acid). These products provide long-lasting and excellent
repellency and release effects, are easy to handle and
non-sensitive regarding compatibility with other finishing
chemicals. They allow covering the full spectrum of repellency
and release needs in technical textile applications.
Smartrepel Hydro, meanwhile, is Archroma’s nature-friendlier
protection that keeps cotton, polyester and polyamide textiles
dry. The unique technology offers exceptional, durable water
repellency and is not based on fluorine. Smartrepel Hydro
produces a soft hand feel and outstanding breathability –
perfect for any weatherproof garment.
COATING PACKAGE SOLUTIONS
Polymer-based coating technology can be used to apply
functional additives on the surface of fabrics. Archroma’s
portfolio of water-based, solvent-free polymers – Appretan,
Lurapret and Texapret – allow handle and surface adaptations,
from soft to hard, elastic to rigid, hydrophilic to hydrophobic,
heat sealable to highly durable, impermeable to breathable, with
low or no formaldehyde content.
They also can be combined with finishing specialties, such as
Pekoflam fire retardants, Nuva N and Smartrepel release and
repellence solutions, and Sanitized(2) antimicrobial products.
These products allow for more sustainable, tailor-made coating
solutions for applications such as technical textiles,
automotive, nonwoven, personal protective equipment and
With its diverse selection of advanced, sustainable and
customizable solutions, Archroma is ideally positioned as the
system supplier of choice for textile mills and nonwoven
*Below limits of detection
Printofix®, Pekoflam®, Nuva®, Smartrepel®,
Appretan®, Lurapret® and Texapret® Registered trademarks.
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