Partnership creates more sustainable shoes

December 1st, 2022

The textile industry continues to look for ways to reduce its CO2 footprint, for example in the fabrication of sports shoes. HUAFENG, a textile technology company based in China, chose to apply INSQIN® PU by Covestro, a waterborne polyurethane technology, as a coating binder in its HAPTIC® printing technology.  The sports footwear industry has traditionally […]

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Covestro joins zero discharge program

November 28th, 2016

Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials, has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program as one of the newest value chain contributors. In this role, Covestro will commit more resources to assist brand owners in sustainable chemical management through innovation on chemical technology, material production and supply chain collaboration. Covestro supplies […]

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Covestro shows further advances in sustainable PU

November 8th, 2016

German-based Covestro, a producer of advanced polymers and high-performance plastics, announced a series of breakthroughs in its INSQIN® waterborne polyurethane (PU) technology and Impranil® polyurethane dispersion products. The advancements are set to further enhance the applicability of waterborne PU as a sustainable technology in the textile industry. INSQIN® base is a new technology that enables PU base, […]

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Sustainable fabrics

September 1st, 2016

INSQIN® waterborne polyurethane (PU) technology enables material sustainability for PU-coated fabrics. PU brings functionality to a range of coated, finished or printed textile materials used in fashion, sports and outdoorwear. Examples of PU fabrics are the synthetic materials used by the fashion industry (shoes, garments), the sportswear industry (footwear) and the outdoor industry (waterproof and […]

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