Cooperating to Lead the Industry Transformation
Huntsman Textile Effects is helping to lead the change in the textile industry through state-of-the-art innovation and strategic alliances with key industry stakeholders. We collaborate with partners that share our commitment to providing innovative, integrated textile solutions that add value to the consumer and drive sustainability in the textile supply chain.
Find out more : Pioneering A Sustainable Textile Industry Through Sustainability, Innovation and Collaboration
Towards Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)
We are a member of the Global Chemical Industry Round Table initiative (GCIRT) and a contributor to the ZDHC Foundation. With our industry partners, we have developed a list of dyes and chemicals that comply with the ZHDC Joint Roadmap, supporting mills to supply compliant textiles to top global brands and retailers.
Find out more : ZDHC
China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC)
Supporting China’s textile sector, we have two major initiatives with CNTAC: the China National Color System and the Fabrics China Swing Tag assurance program.
Find out more : Huntsman Textile Effects and CNTAC Forge Strong Strategic Partnership to Drive Highest Standards for China’s Textile Industry
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
As a founding member of SAC, we are helping build on the Higg Index to enable companies to evaluate the environmental and social impact of their products.
Chemours Collaboration: Short-chain Chemistry
Huntsman Textile Effects and Chemours have worked to lead the textile industry’s transition from long-chain water repellent products to more environmentally friendly short-chain chemistry and, more recently, non-fluorinated chemistry. The collaboration has resulted in new, market-leading DWR solutions that deliver on performance and sustainability.
Chemours introduced Teflon EcoElite™ with Zelan™ R3 technology in 2015, a renewably sourced, non-fluorinated water repellent finish. Containing 60% plant-based materials* and complying with all key industry standards, Zelan™ R3 repellent offers excellent water repellency and durability while preserving fabric breathability. It meets or exceeds performance levels possible with fluorinated technologies. Teflon™ Eco Dry with Zelan™ R2 PLUS technology, which compliments Teflon EcoElite™, was recently introduced. Zelan™ R2 PLUS contains 30% renewably sourced plant-based raw materials* and is focused on delivering a high level of durable water repellency for all substrates.
In 2017, Huntsman Textile Effects introduced PHOBOTEX® RSY non-fluorinated durable water repellent, which was developed to specifically meet extreme protection, comfort and durability requirements for both synthetic and cellulosic fibers, delivering an enhanced environmental profile for brands. PHOBOTEX ® RSY durable water repellent raises the bar in performance on synthetics, allowing brands to offer high-performance weather protection with an assurance of eco-friendly sustainability. Providing effective protection in extreme environments together with breathable comfort, PHOBOTEX ® RSY durable water repellent repulses rain, sleet, and snow, ideal for high-performance outerwear fabrics.
Find out more : DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Huntsman Partner in Groundbreaking Cotton Processing Study