The Textile Effects business of chemicals manufacturer Huntsman has launched a new range of silicone coating products, called Dicrylan S, W and C polymers.

They are designed for technical textiles and other applications - including building and industrial materials, protective, medical and sports textiles, and apparel - Huntsman said.

"Dicrylan S, W and C polymers expand our range of specialty chemical coatings," said Michael Effing, vice president, textile effects, region Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The company said its new polymers have very high resistance to abrasion, ageing and fluctuating temperatures, and a high heat stability and excellent fastness to washing.