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INSQIN®: Make fashion sustainable and sustainability fashionable
Are you wondering how the apparel and footwear industry can source new fabrics that not only embrace more sustainable manufacturing processes, but also enable disruptive product innovation? We have the answer you’re looking for: INSQIN® from Covestro.
Waterborne PU Technology and a New Way of Collaboration
INSQIN® waterborne polyurethane (PU) technology invented by Covestro enables an entirely new level of material sustainability for PU-coated fabrics used by the apparel and footwear industry. By enabling solvent-free material manufacturing processes, INSQIN® brings significant improvement to worker safety, eliminates risks of environmental pollution and drastically reduces the consumption of water and energy.
PU brings functionality and effect to a wide range of coated, finished or printed textile materials that are used in fashion, sports and outdoor wear. Color, design, durability, breathability, waterproofness and pleasant hand feel are just some of the functionalities that INSQIN® brings.
Indeed INSQIN® can enable new possibilities in design, comfort, performance and even the manufacturing of textile-based articles, thus helping customers address not only sustainability commitments but product and manufacturing innovation goals too.
INSQIN® also represents innovation in approach. Covestro offers a unique set of services to accelerate the introduction of new products and promote sustainable practices and transparency in the supply chain. We work closely with both manufacturers and brand owners on projects, connecting needs from the market with the possibilities offered by the INSQIN® technology.
For manufacturers, Covestro’s state-of-the-art pilot coating facilities allow much of the material development to happen with a minimal stoppage in their production. Companies meeting sustainable production criteria can also join the INSQIN® Partner Manufacturer program.
Covestro also works directly with brand owners to realize the maximum innovative potential of the INSQIN® technology by developing materials in parallel with their product development.
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