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Devan Chemicals expands into bio-based textile finish

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2021-05-19 09:51:11 – Belgium

Devan Chemicals, headquartered in Ronse, Belgium, has expanded its bio-based textile finish range with the addition of two new products: a softener and a quick-dry finish, both produced from vegetable oils and in line with the company's current bio-based chemistry developments.

According to the business, the Covid-19 pandemic is acting as a catalyst for a global green economy, due to both shifting consumer behavior and political intervention. As a result, the textile industry is constantly looking for more sustainable and products fit for circular programs.

Devan introduced its first bio-based manufacturing in 2019 and is dedicated to developing bio-based iterations of its current textile finishes.

CEO at Devan, Sven Ghyselinck, said they are on a quest to be able to further expand their Bio-Based spectrum. They needed to have a bigger effect on circularity than they had before, so they looked at what fabric producers use a lot – softeners and moisture control systems.

He adds they will only help the market have a greater effect on sustainability by spending more on large-volume goods. They are excited to launch their new natural Passerelle series, which follows the success of their natural antimicrobial Bi-Ome NTL.

Passerelle Soft NTL is a vegetable-based, long-lasting softness technology. The technology is washable and suitable for natural fibers such as hemp and cotton, as well as synthetic fibers such as recycled polyester. As per ASTM D6866-20 standard, the technology has a bio content of more than 85%.

Passerelle Quick-Dry NTL is a moisture control technology that is also based on vegetable materials. This bio-based finish has a high wicking and evaporation potential, making it easier and quicker to evaporate water and sweat. According to OECD 301B, the technology is more than 60% biodegradable after 28 days.

Devan has all of these brands in stock and ready to ship.

Under the SceNTL brand name, the firm has introduced Bio-flam, a bio-based flame retardant, bio-based PCMs, Bi-Ome NTL, a natural antimicrobial, and plant-based fragrances since 2019.

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