17 November 2015
17 November 2015
Isotex Engineering has joined forces with Covestro to develop and market technologies for PU synthetics, technical textiles, films and foams based on INSQIN waterborne polyurethane technology.
Isotex Engineering announced this 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 says its 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, “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.”
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