Covestro and Isotex partner for waterborne PU technology for textiles
ISOTEX Engineering, a Santex Group company, announces a joint programme with Covestro to develop and market technologies for PU synthetics, technical textiles, films and foams based on INSQIN®waterborne polyurethane technology.
ISOTEX Engineering has announced a new agreement with Covestro, using INSQIN technology to develop total solutions 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 machines will guarantee optimal production standards based upon 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, “Continuous innovation in textile machine technology is just as important for the industry as innovation in chemistry. For this reason we are delighted to collaborate with Isotex.”
Stefano Gallucci, CEO of Isotex Engineering and Santex Group said, “We believe waterborne products are the future. Technology and chemistry are ready after years of R&D efforts. We are very honoured of this partnership with Covestro and working worldwide with our Clients to help them with this new rich market opportunity.”
With 2014 sales of EUR 11.8 billion, 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. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 15700 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of September 2015.
Isotex Engineering, a member of Santex Group, is a specialist producer of technologies for the production of technical textiles and composite materials. Founded in 1957 it has over 1500 clients worldwide and a tradition of innovation and customer oriented service.