Product Update

Excerpt: Here are the Product updates from the textile Industry across the world

Hiquest-CA (Conc) from Sarex

HIQUEST-CA (Conc) from Sarex is a polymeric based sequestering agent with higher calcium chelation efficiency for textile wet processing. It should be applied in textile treatment bath whenever a high calcium content may have negative influence in textile processing. It possesses good dispersing action.

Unique features :

  • High chelation efficiency for calcium ions hence suitable for processing with hard water

Recommend procedure:

  1. In scouring, bleaching as well as combined scouring and bleaching of cotton and blends by batch process: 0.1-0.3 g/l Hiquest-CA (Conc) can be added with usual recipe to prevent white deposits.
  2. For combined scouring and bleaching on continuous bleaching range : 0.1-0.3 gm/kg Hiquest-CA (Conc) is recommended
  3. For Dye bath conditioner 0.1-0.3 g/l Hiquest-CA (Conc) is recommended Further information from: www.sarex.com

Sanifab-BIO from Associated Chemicals

SANIFAB-BIO is a revolutionary antimicrobial, based on bio-polymer technology from Associated Chemicals.

It is different from other antimicrobials on account to its extraordinary chemistry.

It has excellent anti-odour properties coupled with broad spectrum activity against gram positive and negative bacteria, fungi, algae yeast, and mould and mildew protection. It also possesses deodorant properties for sweat

It is non-migrating/non-leaching type.

Highlights:

  • Suitable for both pad & exhaust applications.
  • 50 Wash resistant at ultra low dosage levels.
  • Meets AATCC standard 147 & standard 100 or similar.
  • Completely Bio-degradable.
  • MRSA Resistant.
  • Non – bio accumulative
  • Non-Toxic.
  • Non Leaching.
  • Non-corrosive.
  • Prevents discoloration caused by bacteria, fungi, algae, yeasts, mould and mildew.
  • Imparts longer lasting freshness to an article by resisting the growth of odour causing bacteria and fungi.
  • Prolongs the life of an article by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.
  • Provides hygienic freshness.
  • Suitable for all types of substrates.
  • Durable to multiple washes depending on wash method / parameters.
  • Compatible with conventional finishing agents.
  • Environment Friendly

For further information, please visit Associated Chemical's website: www.associatedchemical.com

Datacolor launches new color lifecycle management solutions

DATACOLOR, a global leader in color management technology, recently announced the launch of new color lifecycle management solutions intended to deliver greater transparency and confidence for both textile and apparel brands, as well as suppliers, mills and dye houses.

The new offerings include Assessment Services, which encompass a suite of comprehensive color assessment and lab audit services that will significantly reduce the time and cost of product development by ensuring the supply chain is qualified and capable to meet all expectations to assure color quality. Datacolor also introduces ColorHub, a web-based software solution, which provides an unprecedented real-time view of mills' color performance. This cloud-based depository of lab dip and production color data will help ensure shade consistency and quality by identifying and taking corrective action to color issues in real time. “No one better understands how color impacts business than Datacolor, and we continually seek to develop new color management solutions that meet our customers' needs within today's complex global supply chain,” said Dustin Bowersox, Market Manager, Textiles & Apparel, Datacolor. “These series of solutions is intended to address several pain points for the textile and apparel supply chain, allowing brands to make better sourcing decisions based on mill performance and sophistication while allowing suppliers to improve operational efficiency by providing real time data into the quality and consistency of their products.” Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products, and images.

Further information from: www. datacolor.com/clm

Power of 3D printing shown at the Met Gala

ZAC Posen, GE Additive and Protolabs unveiled a collaboration featuring a range of innovative, sculptural 3D printed garments and accessories – inspired by the concept of freezing natural objects in motion –Met Gala.

Over the past six months, Zac Posen and his creative team have explored a range of 3D printing and digital technologies with design engineers and 3D printing experts from GE Additive and Protolabs. With his vision and foresight, Zac Posen is demonstrating that almost anything is possible with 3D printing. “I dreamt the collection, GE Additive helped engineer it and Protolabs printed it,” he said. Four gowns and a headdress featuring 3D printed elements and structures were unveiled at the Met Gala, worn by British supermodel Jourdan Dunn, actresses Nina Dobrev, Katie Holmes, Julia Garner and Bollywood icon Deepika Padukone.

Capturing nature in motion

Deepika Padukone wore a custom Zac Posen metallic pink lurex jacquard gown. This gown includes Zac Posen x GE Additive x Protolabs embroidery which have been sewn on. The embroidery is made of Accura 5530 plastic and printed on a stereolithography (SLA) machine. These 408 delicately printed embroidery pieces are attached to the outside of the custom gown.

Jourdan Dunn wore a custom Zac Posen x GE Additive x Protolabs rose gown. The gown features 21 total petals, averaging 20 inches in size. The petals – each one of them unique – are fastened in place by a modular cage which is invisible from the outside. This dress was designed to a 3D re-creation of Jourdan's body. The petals are finished with primer and colour shifting automotive paint by DuPont.

Nina Dobrev wore a custom Zac Posen x GE Additive x Protolabs bustier. The bustier is a clear printed dress with 4-piece assembly for custom fit. The interior is designed to perfectly match Nina Dobrev's 3D re-creation. It is finished by wet hand sanding and sprayed with a clear coat to give it a glass appearance.

Katie Holmes wore a custom Zac Posen gown with a Zac Posen x GE Additive x Protolabs palm leaf collar accessory. The pearlescent purple palm leaves are draped over the shoulders and attached to the gown at the neckline. The structure is finished with pearlescent purple paint and holds the custom Zac Posen water coloured tulle gown at the clavicle.

Julia Garner wore a custom Zac Posen ombré silver to gold lamé gown with a Zac Posen x GE Additive x Protolabs headpiece. The intricate printed vine headpiece with leaf and berry embellishments is printed as a single piece and made of Nylon 12 plastic. The headpiece is finished by brass plating.

Power of 3D printing

3D printing offers unique capabilities, such as near-complete design freedom, enabling the manufacture of designs that would have been difficult to achieve using other traditional methods of fashion design.

The majority of the garments were manufactured at Protolabs' US additive manufacturing facility near Raleigh, NC, while the bustier was made in Protolabs' Feldkirchen, Germany facility. The titanium cage for the rose gown, which provides the structure on which the petals attach, was printed at the GE Additive Technology Center in Cincinnati.

GE Additive and Protolabs have worked closely together for a long time, including formally collaborating on development of 3D printing technology and production processes, so working together on this project was a natural fit, the partners say.

Devan and HUUB announce partnership

TEXTILE innovator Devan Chemicals and Triathlon & Performance-brand HUUB have announced their partnership at the upcoming Performance Days show in Munich. The two companies have been working on a project around Devan's cool comfort technology 'Moov&Cool'. The unique formulation, applied to HUUB's trisuits, was tested and examined by Dr Faulkner, Head of Sports Engineering at Nottingham Trent University, who has now put forward his first findings. Competing in triathlons in hot and humid conditions is often challenging due to the additional environmental stress placed on the athlete. When you compete in triathlon you produce heat as a result of the increase in metabolic rate required to meet the elevated energy demand due to swimming, cycling and running.

This heat needs to be removed from the body, as if too much heat builds up inside your body, it can have a dramatic effect on your performance. At the very least it will cause you to feel uncomfortable and to slow down, or worse; think of Jonny Brownlee, who collapsed from dehydration at the end of the World Triathlon Series race in Cozumel in 2016. In races that are frequently very hot, such as Ironman Hawaii and races in Asia, optimising your heat tolerance is critical to performance. Most people will know about the impact of acclimatising to the heat before race day, but one often overlooked component is an athlete's clothing, and the technology within that fabric that can help to keep you cool.

Evaporative cooling effect

This is why HUUB recently teamed up with Devan, who has developed a unique multisport formulation with the Moov&Cool technology at its core. It helps to maximise the evaporative cooling effect of sweating during exercise. One of the key mechanisms through which we can lose heat during sport is via sweating. When sweat is evaporated, heat will be drawn from the body to cool you down, which will help to prevent you from overheating and slowing down. The Moov&Cool technology contains a continuous heat absorption capacity that can assist in the heat withdrawal process. This heat absorption capacity also continues to work in wet environments, thus also ideal for triathlon. In collaboration with Dr Steve Faulkner, Head of Sports Engineering at Nottingham Trent University, HUUB conducted an independent study to test the impact of the formulation on triathlete' responses to exercise in warm conditions (25°C) whilst wearing either a standard Huub Anemoi tri-suit compared to a coated Anemoi suit.

Exciting results

HUUB now states that they have found some really exciting results allowing the company to continue to improve the athlete's performance. As claimed by Devan, they saw a positive impact on body core temperature as well as on heart rate. Athletes reported feeling less hot and more comfortable during exercise whilst wearing a coated suit. Even more importantly, athletes experienced a reduction in the overall physiological strain during the 60-minute ride. In turn this could lead to a faster finish time on race day. “I was not expecting to see such benefits to athletes' perceptions and physiological function”, says Dr Faulkner. “There are many coatings that claim to have 'performance gains' which are often unsubstantiated so I was somewhat sceptical at first. However, the data we have collected point to a measurable benefit of having your tri-suit coated with the Moov&Cool technology that could lead to significant improvement to your race-day performance.” HUUB will do further research with Dr Faulkner and Devan to have more insight on how this polymer treatment can impact the sports performance. They will look at some of the underlying physiological mechanism that could be affected such as alterations to blood flow, heat storage in the body and the effectiveness of athletes' sweating. We will keep you posted on the results. Further information from: www.devan.net