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On March 1, 2023, Archroma announced the completion of its acquisition of Huntsman Textile Effects. As we transition towards integration, this is an interim website of the Textile Effects solutions.

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3 reasons for inkjet direct printing on polyester

Polyester fabrics are hugely popular and practical that continue to find new uses and new markets. After long dominating the technical textile industry, it is rapidly taking over the modern fashion, sportswear and furnishings sectors thanks to its durability, crease-resistance and outstanding quick-drying properties, as well as its cost-competitiveness against cotton. Currently, there…

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Our Guide to Sustainability Gains

Consumers, investors and regulators now expect apparel and textile brands and retailers to set and meet bold sustainability targets. This requires bold change at the mill level. But how can mills do what’s needed while also improving performance and profitability? Archroma Textile Effects’ longstanding Productivity Improvement Program (PIP) and Sustainability Improvement…

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PFAS have an Achilles’ heel

Debates about durable water repellency (DWR) will not die down. It is no surprise that it featured on the Textile Discovery Summit that the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) organized in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the start of October. Dr Kiarash Arangdad, the director of emerging chemistries at Elevate Textiles, spoke at…

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Three Things You Need to Know About Preserving the Quality of Wool Fibers

Wool is ideal for high-value, sustainable products, from luxury fashion to high-performance activewear to heavy-duty carpets. But it is also relatively expensive and wool fibers are easily damaged during processing. Alessandro Larghi, Global Marketing Manager for Wool, Polyester and Polyamide (WPP) shares why preserving the quality of wool fiber matters and how it…

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New solution for sustainable water repellence helps brands deliver protection without compromise

The shift to nonfluorinated durable water repellents (DWRs) is gaining momentum. Top outdoor, sportswear and apparel brands—from Patagonia and The North Face to adidas, H&M, Levi’s and Zara—have been moving away from the use of perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in DWR finishes for weather protection and stain resistance for several years. In parallel, PFCs…

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Staying Ahead of the Curve

Sustainability-related topics are becoming a priority for government regulators and the buying public, and the global apparel and textile industry is embracing cleaner and more transparent supply chains. Innovative chemistries play a key role—both to ensure brands and mills can adhere to current restrictions on dyes, chemicals and textile articles and to help them stay…

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