Isotex team up with Covestro to promote PU technology for textile industry

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-11-18 15:00:00 – Chesterfield, UK

ISOTEX Engineering, a member of SANTEX Group, is a specialist producer of technologies for the production of technical textiles and composite materials. Isotex Engineering announced its new agreement with Covestro to develop and market technologies for PU synthetics, technical textiles, films and foams based on INSQIN waterborne polyurethane technology, a total solution for textile industry.

The two companies will jointly promote environmentally-friendly solutions for PU coated fabrics, addressing the emerging requirements from the sportswear, fashion and automotive industries.

Isotex Engineering’s machines will guarantee optimal production standards using INSQIN technology. The new line of machines will be designed for using INSQIN technology with process innovation from Isotex Engineering, to produce waterborne PU synthetic materials and other coated textiles.

Nicholas Smith, Global Head of Textile Coatings of Covestro said that continuous innovation in textile machine technology is just as important for the industry as innovation in chemistry. For this reason they are delighted to collaborate with Isotex.

Stefano Gallucci, CEO of Isotex Engineering and Santex Group said that they believe waterborne products are the future. Technology and chemistry are ready after years of R&D efforts. They are very honoured of this partnership with Covestro and working worldwide with their clients to help them with this new rich market opportunity.

Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 15,700 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of September 2015.

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