Huntsman Textile Effects partners with Sciessent to launch sustainable microbe- and odor-resistant textiles

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2021-03-03 12:45:36 – USA

Huntsman Textile Effects partnered with Sciessent to launch revolutionary antimicrobial and odor-control solutions to textile mills and brands globally.

This strategic partnership will help global mills and brands to manufacture outerwear, activewear, home textiles, and other products with long-lasting protection against microbial growth and odor. Huntsman Textile Effects will also become the sole distribution partner of Lava XL® anti-odor solution, Sciessent’s Agion® Antimicrobial, and dual-action Active XL®. all the 3 products are bluesign® approved and listed on the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation ZDHC Gateway.

President of Huntsman Textile Effects Rohit Aggarwal said that a deep commitment to innovation, environmental sustainability, and customer service is shared by both Huntsman Textile Effects and Sciessent. Their joint venture as partners is to offer the highest level of protection for textiles so that they stay fresher for a longer duration. For the production of high-performance protection effects, Huntsman Textile Effects now has one of the industry’s most complete end-to-end systems that provides a complete range of innovative and sustainable protection and comfort technologies from pre-treatment to coloration and finishing.

Sciessent CEO Paul C. Ford said that based on the strength of their solution set and reputation for delivering an exceptional customer experience their presence in the international textile and apparel market has been rapidly expanding. Both the companies are extending their reach to manufacturers through this partnership and enhancing the company's offerings by integrating them with Huntsman Textile Effects’ broad range of innovative and sustainable protection technologies. Through the combined strength of their brands, it is a great opportunity for manufacturers to differentiate their products.

The solutions provided with Sciessent can be easily combined with the finishing process and can be combined with a range of other finishes, including Huntsman Textile Effects’ durable water repellents and comfort systems. To produce safe and sustainable high-performance textile products, this is a cost-effective process. Huntsman Textile Effects and Sciessent both produce environmentally responsible products that help the textile industry meet its regulatory commitment and the supposition of the world’s most exacting brands and consumers.

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