Swiss-based global colour and chemicals company Archroma, has launched new water-based, very low VOC polyurethane coatings applicable to wide range of fabrics, nonwovens and papers, for both indoor and outdoor applications, and particularly adapted for synthetic leather. The coating improves mechanical properties of textiles, such as strength and scratch resistance. Combined with Archroma’s non-halogenated flame retardants, the coating is the core of the company’s “Safe Seat” system for synthetic leather upholstery. It can be applied by impregnation, coating (paste or foam) or spray and is compliant with the textile and synthetic leather processing ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) scheme (see pinfa Newsletter n°90) and with the Bluesign responsible and sustainable textile manufacturing scheme.
VOC = volatile organic compounds. “Archroma to introduce new water-based ultra-low VOC coating technology”, 15 July 2019 https://www.archroma.com/press/releases/archroma-to-introduce-new-water-based-ultra-low-voc-coating-technology and https://www.archroma.com/press/releases/archroma-heads-to-techtextil-with-innovations-and-system-solutions-for-enhanced-sustainability-color-and-performance