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Covestro Launches Partially Bio-based PUD for Textile Coatings

Published on 2023-11-29. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability / Natural Coatings     Polyurethane Coatings    

Covestro Partially Biobased PUD Textile Coatings Covestro launches a new aliphatic polyester carbonate polyether polyurethane (PU) dispersion for textile coating under the name Impranil® CQ DLU, in which around 34 percent of the carbon contained is of plant origin.

Impranil® CQ DLU expands the existing range of partially bio-based dispersions for textile coating with a product whose purely petroleum-based variant Impranil® DLU is very popular with customers.

Increasing Use of Renewable Resources

To gradually move away from petroleum and other fossil raw materials, Covestro is increasingly relying on alternative raw materials from renewable sources, including those from biomass.

Since the new dispersion has the same outstanding properties as the established one, as well as a high solids content of 55 percent, customers can now replace Impranil® DLU one-to-one with Impranil® CQ DLU in their processing operations and thereby easily achieve an additional increase in textile coating sustainability.

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key purchasing criterion not only for the industry, but also for brand owners and consumers. CQ stands for ‘Circular Intelligence’. The core idea of the CQ concept is to label Covestro products if the alternative raw material base exceeds a content of 25 percent.

As the raw material for INSQIN® technology, the established Impranil® DLU already enables aqueous textile coating without the use of solvents. The ecological footprint of such a coating is significantly lower than that of solvent-based systems.

"With the innovation Impranil® CQ DLU as part of our Impranil® CQ portfolio, we are now enabling the textile coatings industry to take the next step towards more sustainability through the increased use of renewable resources," said Dr. Torsten Pohl, head of Global Textile Coatings at Covestro.

Suitable for Synthetic Materials

Impranil® CQ DLU is suitable, among other things, for producing synthetic materials for sports articles, technical textiles, car interiors and bags.

Properties of coatings based on the new high-performance dispersion include excellent hydrolysis resistance, very good lightfastness as well as high tensile strength and scratch resistance. In addition, the coatings have a pleasant feel and good alkali resistance.

Impranil® CQ DLU can be used for both the intermediate coat and the topcoat. The dispersion can be applied in various ways. The spectrum ranges from direct or transfer coating to printing processes and microfiber dipping.

View Impranil® Range from Covestro

Source: Covestro


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