Covestro recently announced that it will showcase new polyurethane (PU) coating systems and films at this year’s Techtextil trade show, which is being held June 21-24 in Frankfurt, Germany. The company reports that, in booth D12 in hall 11, it will provide details regarding technologies that are more sustainable and environmentally compatible in terms of raw materials, processing, and properties.

“For example, we will be presenting new PU dispersions as binders for digital textile printing and a new two-component (2K) PU high solid system of our INSQIN® technology for textile coating,” said Thomas Michaelis, Covestro’s head of Textile Coating in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America (EMLA) region.

In addition, Covestro’s booth will focus on variants of Dureflex® TPU films, which are skin compatible and guaranteed free of harmful substances according to the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. Covestro will also be showcasing its partially bio-based Platilon® H2 EC hot-melt film at Techtextil.

“It exhibits excellent adhesion during lamination, is very heat resistant and easy to process,” said Elmar Lins, Ph.D., segment manager Consumer & Industrial Solutions Specialty Films for the EMLA region. “Applications include textile labels, sealing strips, laminates made of glass and aluminum, and conductive tracks for the textile and automotive industries.”

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