Huntsman Textile Effects Partners with TJ Beall Company to Launch ULTRAPHIL® CO Sustainable Diaper System
Collaborative partnership marks the development of an innovative unbleached cotton diaper component with lower environmental impact
Singapore - Huntsman Textile Effects and TJ Beall Company have announced a joint effort to create a new generation of sustainable diaper composite layers produced from un-bleached (greige) cotton. ULTRAPHIL® CO is a novel development that combines Huntsman’s ULTRAPHIL® CO technology and TJ Beall’s super-cleaned greige natural cotton fiber, sold as “True Cotton®, for a functional diaper fluid management system. Current third party testing has shown that True Cotton® nonwoven fabrics treated with ULTRAPHIL ® CO outperform industry standard diaper topsheets in several major diaper performance metrics.
Used for a variety of hydrophilic finishes for nonwoven materials, ULTRAPHIL® CO offers distinct fluid management, particularly on cellulosic and blends with synthetics. With exceptional functional and hydrophilic performance including immediate moisture management qualities, Ultraphil® CO continually provides a gentle and soft feel against the skin. Highly durable, Ultraphil® CO’s attributes remain long-lasting even after multiple insults on cotton subtrates and blended nonwovens.
“Through harnessing our collaborative strengths with TJ Beall’s natural cotton fiber and Huntsman’s ULTRAPHIL® CO technology, we have created a remarkable product that can readily replace adult incontinence and diaper topsheets that are currently made from man-made synthetic polymers. As a global leader known for developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Huntsman Textile Effects believe that the personal care market will welcome this product which will enhance users’ quality of life while contributing to environmental sustainability.” commented Pat Eberlein, Business Development at Huntsman Textile Effects
True Cotton® represents a novel use for greige cotton, as raw cotton has conventionally always undergone traditional bleaching or textile finishing processes before being utilized in any type of fabric. This new fiber is well-suited for personal care companies looking to differentiate their products with natural, consumer-preferred fibers which boast an unprecedented sustainability profile. The significant hydrophobicity in True Cotton® makes it an excellent candidate for any disposable consumer product that requires efficient fluid management. Combined with the high performing ULTRAPHIL® CO technology, this allows the cotton to efficiently wick moisture away from the user’s body while maintaining a high-level of dryness for superior comfort.
Mr. Lawson Gary, Chief Operating Officer of TJ Beall Company added, “We are proud to partner with a like-minded partner in Huntsman Textile Effects to develop innovative new products for the personal care industry. The initial results from product testing have been groundbreaking and we look forward to conveying this message widely to the industry.”
Huntsman Textile Effects is a global leader in developing total textile solutions across all aspects of the textile chain and is committed as the global leader in developing sustainable, high performing processing and effects chemicals that have low environmental impact with significant reductions in energy and time.
TJ Beall is a long-standing supplier of an array of cotton products to the traditional textile industry and has recently begun its foray into the personal care sector of the nonwovens industry.
Huntsman Textile Effects:
Christina Koh +65 6390 6482 email@example.com
Mindy Chee: +65 6390 6492 mindy_chee@
TJ Beall Company:
Lawson Gary: +662 453 6100
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About Huntsman Textile Effects
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries. Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. We use cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as built-in freshness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption. All these go toward meeting the needs of our customers in supporting a more sustainable environment. Selling into more than 90 countries and with presence including eight primary manufacturing facilities in seven countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Switzerland) and 14 Formulation Distribution Centers spread across 12 countries, Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide fast and expert technical service wherever our customers are based.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2012 revenues of over $11 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to meet the needs of consumers and manufacturers serving a broad range of end markets. We operate more than 75 manufacturing and R&D facilities in 30 countries and employ approximately 12,000 associates within our five distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
About TJ Beall Company
TJ Beall Company produces and markets an array of natural cotton fibers for the nonwovens, traditional
textiles, technical textiles and paper industries. Our sales office is located in West Point, Georgia and our corporate office, warehouse, and processing facilities are located in the Mississippi Delta, where we have been commercially growing and manufacturing cotton for over 80 years. During that time, our company has established a 75 year history of supplying cotton and cotton by-products to textile and textile-related industries. Currently, TJ Beall produces and markets recycled cotton fibers, greige premium cotton fibers that are mechanically cleaned to unprecedented levels of purity, and an assortment of absorbent cotton raw materials. With our long history and experience with cotton, ranging from 5 generations of cotton farming to three generations of cotton procurement and marketing, we are a prime candidate for those looking to gain knowledge about agricultural production, cotton fiber processing, or cotton-based nonwoven material design. Please visit our website at www.tjbeall.com
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