SINGAPORE: BASF launches eco-friendly non-iron fabric finish
Chemical company BASF has launched a new wrinkle-free textile finish developed to meet strict consumer safety and environmental standards.
The non-iron Fixapret Resin WFF (Wholistic Future Finishing) "ensures a high wrinkle-free effect with zero add-on formaldehyde, yet maintains optimal fibre strength," the company says.
"This property is a first in the industry, as often fibre strength is compromised and weakened in such applications," explains Lütfü Okman, vice president of global business management, Textile Chemicals, BASF South East Asia.
It also meets strict consumer safety and ecological standards, including Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Product Class I, since formaldehyde is not intentionally added by recipe, or through its raw material components.
This is particularly important for manufacturing of children's apparel, where controls over formaldehyde levels have been tightened.
In addition, the resin is biodegradable according to OECD guidelines for the testing of chemicals.
- Marks & Spencer to extend mobile phone monitoring
- China tightens on corporate social responsibility
- Outdoor industry's future must be more inclusive
- Factoring: a lifeline for apparel suppliers?
- Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord?
- Adidas "Reebok sale" would be admittance of defeat
- H&M and The North Face commit to responsible down
- Cambodia clothing factory collapse injures eight
- Bangladesh taps factory inspectors ahead of review
- Coats to open new zip factory in Bangladesh
- Ethiopia – the emerging textile and clothing industry
- Apparel Market in China to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts
- Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2020
- Wool in the 21st Century: new prospects for a familiar fibre
- Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in Vietnam