TAIWAN: OrganoTex fabric treatment to be launched in Asia
The OrganoTex water-repellent fabric treatment uses biodegradable components and is fluorocarbon-free
Environmentally friendly fabric maker OrganoClick has joined forces with Taiwanese textile manufacturer Chang-Ho Fibre to take its OrganoTex fluorocarbon-free water-repellent fabric treatment to the Asian market.
The Swedish company said the new joint venture collaboration was designed to give it a “unique position” in the Asian textile and clothing market.
“In principle, all textile production takes place in Asia, so it has been extremely important for us to find the right collaborative partner there,” said Robin Grankvist, business area manager at OrganoClick.
“Chang-Ho Fibre is the perfect launch partner for the OrganoTex treatment, as the company’s innovative position and drive to constantly develop new fabrics and more environmentally friendly processes dovetails perfectly with our vision.”
Chang-Ho’s first OrganoTex-treated fabric is a 100% polyester fabric made from green PET bottles collected by volunteers at one of Asia’s largest charity organisations.
The fabric retains the green colour from the bottles so does not need to be re-dyed, which saves enormous amounts of water and energy, one of the most important factors in textile production today.
All OrganoTex-treated fabrics undergo analysis for fluorocarbons to identify any impurities originating from other processes.
Since the beginning of the year the treatment has been used in production by the Taiwanese textile manufacturer Chang-Ho Fibre to produce more than a dozen water-repellent fabrics.
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