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Ciba Specialty Chemicals Launches Versatile Polymer for Ultrafine Textile Coatings

Published on 2005-06-09. Author : SpecialChem

Launched at Techtextil/Avantex, Ciba® DICRYLAN® PGS is a versatile polymer for ultrafine coating of items such as clothing, tents, boat covers, shoes, rucksacks and self adhesive decorative materials; it is also suitable for embossing effects for signage and logos, for example. The product has high resistance to hydrolysis, and thus to weathering and UV degradation.

Achieving new heights – resistance to weathering and UV degradation with Ciba® DICRYLAN® PGS

Anti-fogging properties and compatibility with Ciba® FLOVAN® CGN flame retardant make DICRYLAN® PGS suitable for automotive applications.

DICRYLAN® PGS can, in combination with other products, be used to replace solvent-based applications and PVC, in particular for military fabrics.

The product can be applied by paste or foam coating, padding or spraying.

About Ciba

Ciba (SWX: CIBN, NYSE: CSB) is a leading global company dedicated to producing high-value effects for its customers' products. We strive to be the partner of choice for our customers, offering them innovative products and one-stop expert service. We create effects that improve the quality of life - adding performance, protection, color and strength to textiles, plastics, paper, automobiles, buildings, home and personal care products and much more. Ciba is active in more than 120 countries around the world and is committed to be a leader in its chosen markets. In 2004, the Company generated sales of 7 billion Swiss francs and invested 288 million in R&D.

Source: Ciba

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