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Clariant showcases record number of sustainable innovations at ITMA 2011


Performance that innovates - Innovations that perform

Muttenz, 22 August 2011 - At ITMA 2011, Clariant will launch more than 25 product, process and effect innovations during its daily "innovation sessions" at Booth H4-A150-151. The new products add to an already unique portfolio and confirm Clariant as the innovation company in the textile chemicals industry. Clariant is a matchless system supplier of customized solutions and elevates the standards of the entire textiles value chain by offering benefits to all customers. The company's focus is firmly on closely intertwined concepts that meet the demands of sustainability, protection, performance and fashion.


The challenge to make textile processes sustainable as far as environmental resources are concerned is a pressing reality, now and in the future. Wherever possible sustainability finds its way into the innovation development of Clariant's products, processes or know how technology. Clariant is always keen to raise the bar in quality, leading-edge technology with environmental and health benefits.

All-in-one bleaching auxiliaries, ultra-low liquor ratio dyeing, brilliant acid dyes which bring a new color dimension in brightness, and efficient printing binders will be highlighted. Clariant's premium eco-care finishing which is setting a new benchmark when it comes to wrinkle-free finishes, will also feature at the booth. This is achieved with products improving fabric quality, cutting down production processes and generating benefits in water, energy and time savings.


Clariant provides technical textile solutions that apply to any sector, from military and emergency services to those working in extreme environments. Clariant will be demonstrating its advanced chemistry with new finishing and techtex products, including new fluorine-free water repellent agents, new flame retardant technologies as well as different coating systems.

Beside end article protection, Clariant ensures that, during the various textile processes, protection takes place and specialty segments such as swimsuits get the required attention regarding chlorine fastness.


Clariant's new performance-enhancing products follow all the links in the textile chain, starting with spin finishes for different fibers, including recycled polyester, and chlorine-resistant optical brighteners. The multi-faceted range incorporates auxiliaries for package and beam dyeing, migration inhibitors for continuous dyeing, and disperses dyes with the highest wet fastness properties. Binders for soft prints, special low temperature printing concepts and a range of finishes including a new hydrophilic silicone micro-emulsion also feature.

…and Fashion

Clariant's knowhow and technology are designed to match the lifestyle of today's end consumer. Easier, faster, multi-tasking are current trends dominating our entire lives. Following this pattern, Clariant generates ideas and innovative effects and designs them into our everyday lives. For example through fiber enhancement or the creation of up-market cosmetotextiles for wellness and well-being. Not forgetting long lasting colors and creative effects achieved through printing. Let's get into new dimensions when fashion adopts and adapts the way of living.

Valued partnership

Clariant's experts for adding color and functionality to synthetic fibers from the Business Unit Masterbatches will be available at the booth throughout the event. Masterbatches delivers a wide range of solutions for traditional polyolefin, polyester and nylon fibers as well as newer polymers such as PLA and PTT. Coloring products range from single-pigment concentrates to customized color masterbatches.

Complementing the portfolio at the Clariant ITMA booth will be the integrated Sanitized® range of antibacterial additives - that can be combined with the Clariant innovations - including real alternatives to products containing triclosan such as Sanitized® Silver, TH 22-27 or T 99-19.

Innovation sessions

The "from fiber to finish" textile technology supplier will organize six "innovation sessions" to demonstrate the on-going developments that support its position as a leading innovator and technical partner across all areas of textile production.

The six events will be open to customers as well as journalists serving the industry - Join us on each of the following days at 12:00 (noon) on our booth H4-A150-151:

Thursday, September 22: Sustainable Protection: Clariant launches a new durable eco flame retardant finishing
Friday, September 23: Functional Fashion: Clariant presents its new cosmetotextiles product line
Saturday, September 24: Foam Eco Care: Clariant cooperates with Cotton Incorporated to introduce resin finishing in a new dimension
Sunday, September 25: New elements for sustainable acid dyes
Monday, September 26: Sustainability: Bleaching and dyeing of cellulosic fibers
Tuesday, September 27: Performance: High wetfast disperse dyes

Related Exhibition:
ITMA 2011
International Exhibition of Textile Machinery
9/22/2011 - 9/29/2011
Venue: Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

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