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Textile, Leather & Footwear

Additive solutions for fiber enhancement 

BASF offers expertise in additives for many fiber end applications such as apparel, carpet, upholstery, automotive interior fabrics, nonwoven, geotextiles and more.

Synthetic fibers are subject to thermo- and photooxidative degradation during spinning or in use. Irganox®antioxidants, Chimassorb® Light stabilizers and Tinuvin® UV- absorbers protect the fiber from adverse thermal and UV light effects such as discoloration and degradation.

Elastollan – a real all-rounder: BASF will be presenting a wealth of materials for textile applications at the Techtextil 2019

BASF manufactures a wide range of products for use in fiber articles, such as yarns, fabrics and nonwoven in general. Our specific recommendations are for Elastane fibers, Polyamide fibers, Polyester fibers and Polypropylene fibers.

Effect

Brand

Benefit

Durability

Thermal stabilization

Irganox ® ,
Irgastab®

 

Thermal protection and long-term durability

Light stabilization

Chimassorb®, 
Uvinul®, 
Tinuvin®

Excellent UV-light stability Excellent heat stabilityHigh extraction resistance Low volatility

Good melt flow during fiber spinning

No pigment interaction

Safety & environment

Flame retardants

Flamestab ®

Non-corrosive

Provides UV and thermal stability in addition to flame retardancy

Active at low concentrations

No reduction in physical mechanical properties Easy processing in fiber-spinning & spunbond nonwoven

Permanent antistatics (monofilaments and tapes only)

Irgastat® P

Inherent antistatic network throughout the polymer

Immediate effect – starting with processing Permanent effect during lifetime of polymer Good performance at low humidity (< 10 % r. h.) Solid form and easy processing

No migration

Fiber processing

Polymer modification

Irgatec®

Narrow distribution of finer fibers Distinctly better barrier properties Better mechanics at less cost

Processing stabilization

Irgafos®,
Irganox®,
Irgastab®

Gas fade resistance

Processing stability

Short-term thermal stability

Light stability

Elastollan – a real all-rounder: BASF will be presenting a wealth of materials for textile applications at the Techtextil 2019

Applications