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Jay Chemical Industries Ltd. presents Advance Sustainable Solutions to Textile Brands

Jay Chemical Industries Limited participated in the internal roadshow organize by Arvind Lifestyle Limited on 12th February, 2018 in Bengalura. The event focused on presenting innovative and sustainable solutions for the industry. Designers and sourcing team of 17+ Brands like GAP, Flying Machine, Arrow, Ed Hardy, USPA, and many more visited our innovative collections during the event. Jay Chemical Industries displayed a portfolio of sustainable concepts. Some featsured highlight of the show includes 3R Dyeing – Regenerate, Recycle, Reuse – A sustainable dyeing process for Textile industry saving water and salt.

Other concepts showcased included AQ, - Advance Quality a registered trade mark of Jay Chemical Industries which assures unique quality and support for Brands and Retailers. Some highlights offered to Brands under Advance Quality are Reliable color – a solution for long lasting colours. Functional finishes like Water repellent, Anti-microbial, Aesthetic finishes like High Bloom – The Depth enhancer, Velvet smooth finish were displayed in the event.

These products and concepts add value to brand and retailers. It also reflects Jay Chemical Industries' commitment for delivering responsible products and solutions to Retailers meeting the upcoming advance sustainable requirements.

Smriti Irani highlights key initiatives of textile ministry in northeastern states

The minister of textile Smriti Irani elaborated on the work done by her ministry in in northeastern states. From the push given to sericulture in the region, for which an amount of Rs 690 crore has been earmarked, to the setting up of 21 ready-made garment manufacturing units in seven states, the focus was on the development and modernization of textile sector by the Centre.

Irani, who is to participate in the hastkala sahyog shivir (camps in handloom and handicraft clusters) - said she would be focussing on the shivirs in the northeast this time around. “I started with UP and hope to visit as many shivirs as possible. This time, I am planning on going to the northeast clusters,” said Irani, who added that the camps will be held between February 19 to 24.

The project, added the textile minister, is likely to give a big push to creating more jobs, especially for women in the region, while also leading to enhancement of infrastructure in the N-E like roads, power, water supply and construction of offices. According to the handloom census 2009-10, there are 23.77 lakh handlooms in the country of which 16.47 lakh handlooms (69.28 per cent) are in the NE region.

Irani said that 21 readymade garment manufacturing units have already become fully operational in the seven states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura. The one in Sikkim is under construction. “Three factories have become fully operational in each of the seven states in a record time of two years,” said Irani, adding that each factory employs around 1,200 people, mainly women. “The factories are owned by local entrepreneurs and agencies like the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, Arvind Mills and Apparel Export Promotion Council are guiding the entrepreneurs as part of the pilot project,” added the minister.

Under the scheme, the ministry has provided Rs 18 crore fund to each readymade garment manufacturing unit while NBCC has constructed the units and the state governments provided 1.5 acre land.

Irani also spoke about initiatives like the 39 per cent increase in allocation for remission of state levies (ROSL) in the budget, which she said would help boost textile export. The dudget allocation for ROSL scheme has been raised to to Rs 2,163.85 crore from Rs 1,555 crore in 2017-18.

Allocations under the technology upgradation fund scheme (TUFS) have also been increased by 15 per cent in the Budget, she said, adding that the Rs 6,000-crore package announced for apparel sector last year, and 39 percent increase in ROSL would help push the exports.

The minister added that in the past one year, the government has given the industry close to Rs 1,800 crore as a part of this package and a payment of Rs 300 crore is in the pipeline for this financial year.

Government's Rs 6,000 cr package to boost apparel sector: Smriti Irani at SRTEPC function

The government's Rs 6,000 crore package will boost apparel and made-ups sector and strengthen the entire textile industry, said the Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani while speaking at an export awards function organised by the Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) in Mumbai recently. "The textile sector has huge growth potential. However, the industry faces challenges in terms of production and technology because a lot of small scale players don't have fiscal support", she said..

She said the government was providing support so that the full potential of the sector will be achieved in the years to come.

The country's synthetic and rayon textile exports was expected to touch USD 6 billion mark in FY 2018, up from USD 5.7 billion in the last fiscal, said SRTEPC chairman Narain Aggarwal. He informed that India was the second largest producer of man-made fibres (MMF) in the world and was poised to drive the growth engine in the MMF textiles globally.

Presently, India produces over 1,441 million kilograms of man-made fibre and over 3,000 million kg of man-made filament yarn.

The global end use demand for textile fibre was forecast to expand by an average of 2.8 per cent per annum to 119.2 million tonnes by 2025, Aggarwal said.

Tirupur garment makers shift fabric dyeing to Mysuru

Garment makers in Tirupur are now increasingly getting their fabric processed in Mysuru to cut costs with about 25% of the work now being done in the neighbouring state. “Many knitwear garment manufacturers in Tirupur prefer unauthorised fabric dyeing units, which have not adopted 'Zero Liquid Discharg'e (ZLD) in villages near Mysuru in Karnataka and other districts of the state,” industry sources said.

Processing fabric in and around Mysuru is about 20% cheaper compared to Tirupur, sources said. Around 18 lakh kgs fabric is processed per day in Tirupur. The dyeing units that operate in Tirupur are following ZLD norms and have to spend 20-25 paise per liter of water for the purpose.

“But the unauthorised units in Karnataka need to bother about the ZLD cost and their overheads cost would also be comparatively low. So, garment manufacturers have started preferring these units over the local ones,” said S Nagarajan, president, Dyers Association of Tirupur (DAT).

“We are getting reports that a section of garment manufacturers, both engaged in export and domestic trade, are processing fabric with textile dyeing units in villages near Mysuru and also in few other districts in Tamil Nadu including Madurai and Virudhunagar. Most of these units are neither authorised nor follow ZLD norms,” Nagarajan stated.

Since processing units near Mysuru do not have drying facility, garment manufacturers have to take the dyed fabric and dry them in sheds available in Tirupur. “They provide processing service at low cost, which has become advantageous to garment manufacturers despite the extra transportation cost,” Nagarajan said.

“Garment makers are trying to reduce manufacturing costs to stay in the business as the industry is already facing a crunch due to implementation of demonetisation and GST apart from competition from countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Vietnam,” according to the managing director of a leading knitwear manufacturing company in Tirupur.

“As a result, some manufacturers are opting for dyeing units in Karnataka,” he said. “It is unfair to compel manufacturers not to use dyeing units that provide service at lower cost,” he said. DAT has made a representation to TNPCB's (Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board) principal secretary and chairman Md Nasimuddin seeking a direction to control unauthorised dyeing units.

“The DAT should approach the state and central governments to ensure that all the dyeing units across the country follow ZLD norm, so that the competition will be healthy,” said T R Vijayakumar, general secretary, Tirupur Exporters' Association (TEA) said “The Madras High Court's direction will apply to all the textile and tannery dyeing units as far as the ZLD norms are concerned across the state. DAT has complained that the garment manufacturers were preferring units in other districts and in the neighbouring state,” a senior TNPCB official said.

Around 400 dyeing units are functioning in Tirupur city and surrounding areas. There are 18 common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) and about 100 individual effluent treatment plants (IETPs) catering to the need of the dyeing units to comply with ZLD norms as directed by the Madras High Court. Based on the instructions from TNPCB, Tirupur district administration warned garment manufacturers not to dye the fabric in the units near Mysuru and dry them in sheds in Tirupur. “Otherwise, action will be taken under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974,” a revenue official said.

Maharashtra to set up garment park, training centre at Solapur

The Maharashtra government will set up a garment park and a textile training centre with an investment of Rs 500 crore in Solapur.

While inaugurating the 2nd International Uniform and Garment Exhibition in Solapur recently, state textile minister Subhash Deshmukh said, "the government has earmarked 50-acre land here to set up a garment park and textile training centre estimated to cost Rs 500 crore.

“The government will provide all the required infrastructure to successfully complete and launch this unique garment park," he said."The park will also help to generate employment," Deshmukh said.

The uniforms industry including school, corporate wear and government forces is worth over Rs 18,000 crore, of which nearly Rs 10,000 crore is in the organised sector.Of the rest, Solapur contributes nearly Rs 1,200 crore with uniforms churned out from around 1,000 plus manufacturing units in the city, employing over 60,000 skilled workers."Solapur is set to become a major textiles hub for providing uniforms for the armed forces and police personnel in the country," the minister said.

The Bank of Maharashtra has also announced a special credit scheme which would help the manufacturers and traders, a senior bank official said.The minister further said all efforts would be taken to brand and market 'Solapur' as uniform hub of the world.

Arvind reports net 14% growth due to branded biz

Integrated textile and branded apparel player Arvind today reported a 14 per cent growth in consolidated net at Rs 90 crore for the quarter to December, on improved performance of its branded business and textiles.

Consolidated revenue rose 16 per cent to Rs 2,706 crore, driven by strong performance in both textiles and brands business, the company said in a statement.

Commenting on the results as well as outlook, Jayesh Shah, director and chief financial officer said, the reporting quarter was good for our business with both revenue growth as well as profitability metrics registering an improvement despite reduction in duty drawbacks and other export incentives.

"While the festive season was relatively slow, demand picked up in November and December and we expect this growth trend to continue in the coming quarters," he said.

He further said the process of demerger is proceeding as planned and they expect the three companies to list separately over the next six-eight months.

He attributed the improved profitability to the better show by the brand business, which could offset the impact of the rupee appreciation.

Brands business registered a healthy quarter with profitability ratio improving sharply. Revenue for the quarter came at Rs 961 crore, he added.

Engineering arm, Anup Engineering also registered strong growth and delivered revenue of Rs 68 crore during the quarter, he said.

Jon M. Huntsman, Founder of Huntsman Corporation, dies at age 80

Jon M. Huntsman, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Huntsman Corporation, passed away recently at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by family.

Widely regarded as one of his generation's great industrialists, Mr. Huntsman leaves behind an extraordinary legacy. He was a pioneer in the chemical industry, having founded the Huntsman Container Company in 1970, which revolutionized packaging and plastics, and was the initial predecessor to what is today known as Huntsman Corporation. In 1974, Mr. Huntsman created the "clamshell" container for fast-food sandwiches and went on to invent as many as 30 other popular products, including the first plastic plates and bowls.

In 1982, Mr. Huntsman formed Huntsman Chemical Corporation in Salt Lake City. While serving as its Chairman and CEO, he led the Company through constant, rapid growth with myriad impeccably timed and well-integrated acquisitions. Today Huntsman Corporation and Venator Corporation (a public subsidiary of Huntsman Corporation) together represent an $11 billion global manufacturer and marketer of chemicals. In December 2017, the Board of Directors of Huntsman Corporation named Mr. Huntsman Director and Chairman Emeritus, and elected his son, Peter R. Huntsman, Chairman, President and CEO.

In his heart, Mr. Huntsman was first a philanthropist, and his life's ambition much greater than business. His mission was to find a cure for cancer and alleviate its ravaging effects on mankind. In 1995, he contributed $100 million to establish the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a pioneer in genetic research and treatment and today one of the world's most renowned cancer institutes and hospitals, located in Salt Lake City. To date, over $2 billion has been directed to theHuntsman Cancer Institute and Hospital, a substantial portion of which came directly from Mr. Huntsman and his wife Karen.

"Some 10,000 Huntsman employees today mourn the loss of our founder," said Peter Huntsman. "Dad loved to visit our sites around the world. Many of our employees knew him personally, and he knew many of them by name. All respected him deeply. They regarded my father as their personal coach, mentor and friend. While never a chemist, he knew more about human chemistry than anyone I have ever met.

"His passion was building a great company from assets and people that others had seen less value in than he. He leaves behind a great company, but even more so, a legacy of optimism, ethical behavior and philanthropy that will serve as his greatest accomplishments."

The Huntsman Cancer Foundation, whose sole purpose is to raise funds to support the mission of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, is accepting donations in Mr. Huntsman's memory.

DuPont honored with Henkel Laundry & Home Care Sustainability Award

DuPont provided Henkel with a high-performance enzyme for best-in-class wash results in a broad range of detergents.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been honored by Henkel with the “Laundry & Home Care Sustainability Award” for its unparalleled enzyme technology. The award presented to DuPont's Home & Personal Care business was announced at this week's American Cleaning Institute's Annual Meeting & Industry Convention in Orlando, Florida.

DuPont provided Henkel with a high-performance enzyme for best-in-class wash results in a broad range of detergents. DuPont's enzyme technology outperformed everything else on the market, allowing Henkel to reduce the dosage needed in their detergent formula. Better-performing enzymes means fewer materials, lower costs and less time are needed in the production of Henkel's detergent, improving the sustainability of one of the most common household chores, one load of laundry at a time.

“DuPont's innovative enzyme technology exhibits superior efficiency at comparably low dosage. This saves material, time and money and is a perfect example for sustainability contribution,” said Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, corporate senior vice president, R&D Laundry & Home Care at Henkel.

Home & Personal Care resides under DuPont Industrial Biosciences – one of the businesses within DowDuPont's Specialty Products Division – which creates innovative bio-based solutions to make industrial processes more effective and sustainable. DuPont enzymes enable sustainability progress across a wide range of home and personal care products, especially in the laundry and cleaning sectors.

“Our goal is to offer innovative, biobased solutions to meet the needs of a growing population, while protecting our environment for future generations,” said William F. Feehery, president, DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “Advanced enzyme technology, applied to industrial processes and included in household products offers businesses and consumers unparalleled opportunities to reduce costs and save energy without compromising performance.”

Innovative cross-Industry applications took centre stage of ShanghaiTex 2017

The 18th International Exhibition on Textile Industry ("ShanghaiTex 2017"), one of the world's most prestigious textile machinery exhibitions, was successfully concluded on 30 November, 2017 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China. The show demonstrated new materials, technologies as well as applications from worldwide textile machinery manufacturers, enormous crowds of exhibitors and visitors from around the globe were enthusiastic participating. The 4-day show (27 – 30 November) attracted 65,399 local and international trade visitors and buyers from 79 countries and regions visiting, 10% of them were overseas buyers.

Top-notch exhibitors showcased up-to-date intelligent machinery

With the theme of 'Textile for Smarter Future', ShanghaiTex 2017 focused on the latest sustainable technologies as well as, for the first time, innovative cross-industry applications which can assist textile industry players to achieve breakthrough and advance into the Industry 4.0 era. Devoted to creating a platform for networking and trading, ShanghaiTex 2017 was widely supported by recurring and new exhibitors including Groz-Beckert, Santoni, XinGang, JinLong, Fong's National Engineering, Mouvent, Reggiani, Atexco, JiLong, Yoantion, YingYou, China Textile Machinery, Savio, Truetzschler, Pacific Mechatronic Group, HaoChang, Guangye, Jingda, Bosch Rexroth, Contitech, Changshu Textile, YongXuSheng. Over 1,200 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions presented their latest machinery, equipment, as well as innovative ideas onsite. Exhibitors highly appreciated the professionalism and business value of ShanghaiTex 2017, below are some testimonials from exhibitors:

Mr. Gianpietro Belotti, CEO of Santoni (Shanghai) Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd. mentioned, “ShanghaiTex is the best venue for us. They always find ways to innovate the way we present at the event and open the door to many important clients and new buyers all over the world.”

Mr. Siwei Zhang, General Manager of Jiangsu Yingyou Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. indicated, “ShanghaiTex is a key channel assisting us to grow strong. For so many years, we gained a lot of revenue and publicity from the fair. In addition to China, it also helped us to establish a very good international reputation.”

Mr. Paul Yuen, Consultant of DTS (Mouvent, Ergosoft & DDT) praised, “ShanghaiTex is a very professional exhibition. Especially in recent years, the organizer has conducted many thematic concurrent events that stimulated discussion and development throughout the industry. These events successfully attracted many high caliber visitors to the fair.”

Industry buyers gathered with satisfactory feedback

ShanghaiTex has always been under watchful eyes of the international textile industry. This year by the invitation of show organizers, over 60 professional associations and 550 enterprises have visited ShanghaiTex for industry communications and purchasing. The show has also won affirmation and support of 19 overseas delegations from Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh etc.

Explore Business Opportunities in Trend-setting Concurrent Events

A series of conferences and thematic showcases were held concurrently with ShanghaiTex 2017, including: “Textile Industry 4.0 Forum” and “The Sports Bra-ology” on 27 November; “Smart Textiles Innovation Forum”, “Buyer's Forum : Marks & Spencer- Plan A 2025” and “Eco-Denim/Finishing Forum” on 28 November; “Digital Printing Trend Forum – Conclusions and Innovation” and “The Evolution of Sports Shoe Tech” on 29 November; as well as the “Sports Arena” and “Smart Factory & C2M Experience Zone” showcasing cutting-edge technologies of smart textiles, wearable technology, 3D printing and 3D fitting etc. All these activities were close to the forefront of the industry, addressing the latest technology applications in functional textiles, which contributed to the creation of innovative solutions for textile industry.

Dupont Industrial Biosciences and Wools of New Zealand announce materials collaboration

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) is proud to announce a collaboration with Wools of New Zealand (WoNZ) to create a new platform of yarns for home textiles that will offer enduring performance characteristics with a more sustainable, eco-friendly profile.

Bringing together world-leading source traceability and patented technology from WoNZ with DuPont's global leadership in bio-sustainable, high-performance materials inspired this collaboration of expertise and products, scheduled for release in 2018.

“Wools of New Zealand is truly a leader in responsible wool supply. This level of care, along with their devotion to innovation and quality control is exactly what we at DuPont seek in partners,” said DuPont™ Sorona Global Segment Leader John Sagrati. “They occupy a premium position in their market and have a proven track record of performance and sustainability with the unique capability to deliver consistent, tailored fibers.”

“We are genuinely excited to partner with DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a business that has been able to bring biomaterials to market on a commercial-scale,” said WoNZ Chief Executive Rosstan Mazey. “Like us, DuPont is committed to delivering added value innovation without compromising the planet or its inhabitants. The combined resources and know-how in order to create this exciting, brand-new yarn is a perfect fit with our mission to change the game through innovation and to connect the people who grow our fiber with the end consumer.”

DuPont's industry-leading excellence in the biomaterials industry has received a number of accolades over the past year, including the Platts Global Energy “Breakthrough Solution of the Year” award for a partnership with ADM on a novel process to produce FDME from fructose; Frost & Sullivan's award for 2017 European Company of the Year Award for bio-based materials; and, most recently, PLASTICS' 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Award.

Applied DNA, GHCL and Reliance Industries, launch CertainT recycled PET in bedding products

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. has announced it is collaborating with GHCL, Limited, a global manufacturer of home textiles, and Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), to launch CertainT verified recycled PET (“rPET”) bedding products at New York Home Fashions week, to be held from March 19 to 22, 2018.

Fully source-verified, recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET post-consumer) is the clear plastic best known for packaging bottled water, and is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. GHCL will use Applied DNA's CertainT platform in connection with PET- and/or recycled PET-blended bed sheets, pillowcases, and shams sold in-store or online in the United States. RIL is collaborating with GHCL and Applied DNA as the preferred fiber-manufacturing partner to use the CertainT platform for authenticity of recycled PET in bed sheets, pillowcases, and shams.

RIL, the largest integrated producer of polyester fibre and yarn in the world, manufacturers the most ecofriendly fibres in the world, Recron Green Gold fibres and Recron Green Gold Dope-Dyed (EcoD) Fibres & Tow, which are manufactured via ecofriendly processes of the highest standard. These fibers have been granted the “Global Recycle Standard” from the internationally recognized Control Union Certificates, Netherland.

Mr. Hemant Sharma, Sector Head – Polyester, RIL said, “RIL is the only company that has created a complete circle from creation of PET resin for making bottles, collection of discarded PET bottles, and converting them to Recron Green Gold Eco Friendly Polyester fibres for use by the downstream textile value chain that converts the fibres in to apparel and home textiles.”

Mr. Sharma continued, “Recron Green Gold fibres and tow demonstrate the lowest carbon footprint number and meet the most stringent environmental criteria for being a green fiber. The collaboration with Applied DNA and GHCL for making forensic science based Recron Green Gold fibre further bolsters our thrust on quality and persuasion for highest standards.”

“Consistent with global sustainability and the circular economy, we provide the first fully source-verified recycled PET bedding product line using CertainT, Applied DNA's proprietary traceability system that tags, tests, tracks the original r-PET pellets to finished products,” said Manu Kapur, President and CEO of GHCL Home Textiles. “We produce a wide range of synthetic yarns from polyester, viscose and other high-end yarns which now utilize the CertainT system for full traceability. The ability to source and buy CertainT yarns made from verified recycled PET fiber is a unique offering that GHCL can provide to customers globally.”

GHCL operates its home textiles facility in Vapi in the state of Gujarat, India. The facility overseas the production process from spinning to weaving to finished processed fabric, which is then made into duvet sets, sheet sets, comforters, to name a few. As one of the leading manufacturers in home textiles in India, the plant boasts an annual production capacity of 36 million meters of finished fabric per annum. GHCL's home textile products are predominantly exported worldwide to USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and other European Union countries as well. On October 25, 2017, GHCL was presented with the Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in London, UK.

“CertainT does what no other system can do – we can tag every single fiber and verify them through a defined and secure supply chain through systematic sampling, testing and tracking,” said Dr. James Hayward, president and CEO of Applied DNA. “Momentum with retailers and manufacturers across a variety of textiles is growing; we are pleased to see the CertainT platform and trademark now making its way onto retail shelves this year, giving consumers what they want.”

Freshness redefined for sports gear – Heiq launches world's first 100% bio-based, non-antimicrobial, non-silver odor control technology

The swiss textile innovator heiq launches heiq fresh ffl (fresh for long), a 100% bio-based odor control technology. The product targets the sportswear and intimate segment, with application especially suitable for seamless garments made of synthetics that are prone to permastink. Visitors at ispo munich can get a first sniff of the technology at heiq's booth at hall c3 booth 402 during 28-31 january.

The funky founding story keeps the Swiss high-tech company busy in adding more solutions to its broad odor control product range. Apart from the founding silver product that is today used worldwide in more than 500 million garments by over 100 major active wear brands, and the recently launched volatile odor source sequestering technologies HeiQ Fresh NKU and HeiQ Fresh AGOS, HeiQ continues to redefine freshness for textile by introducing the world's first bio-based, non-antimicrobial, non-silver-based textile odor control technology – HeiQ Fresh FFL, which is based on a biopolymer derived from 100% renewable source. This wash-resistant, biodegradable textile finishing stops bad smell before it emerges on textile.

HeiQ Fresh FFL is a non-antimicrobial alternative to traditional odor control in textiles.This sustainable, fully biomass-derived Amino-Sugar-Polymer functions by binding proteins and other sweat components that can cause odor. The HeiQ Fresh FFL biopolymer supports ready removal of these sweat components during home laundering. As a non-antimicrobial solution to odor control the regulatory obligations normally associated with biocides are of no relevance when applying HeiQ Fresh FFL on garments and other textile products.

“Odor control efficacy is maximized with the correct technology-fiber match, as well as the right application of the technology in the textile finishing process. While most odor-control textile finishing target polyester, the application is often limited to padding, which is not utilized for textiles that seamless garments are made of. HeiQ Fresh FFL can be used on both cellulosic and synthetic fibers. The flexibility of application of heiq fresh ffl – can be done through either exhaust or padding – means that brands can apply it freely on different fiber and product design, including seamless garments,” says Ralf Mundinger, HeiQ's Head of Technology Application, “we see this as a clear advantage for our brand partners in the sportswear and intimate segment.”

Participants in a multi-day wear trial confirmed that the odor control efficacy of HeiQ Fresh FFL is much better than the best silver antimicrobial textile finishing on the market (control). HeiQ Fresh FFL was also tested under the newly developed “HeiQ 72-hour Tennis Bag challenge” test protocol, in which HeiQ Fresh FFL-treated, control and untreated fabrics infused with artificial sweat are placed into a red Wilson® Federer DNA tennis bag in a climate chamber at 30°C (86°C) and 40°C (104°F), followed by an olfactometric evaluation. In addition to the many ISO laboratory standard tests offered, HeiQ wanted to have a “hard hitting” test and suggests olfactometric evaluation, encouraging brands to “listen to your own nose”, to complement standard laboratory tests in predicting the physiological experience of the human nose, and give a comprehensive evaluation on the “real life” odor control efficacy of the technology.

Krupali Shetty

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Punit Krishna

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