A variety of antistatic and conductive fiber products have been developed in order to provide antistatic protection and/or static dissipation. Protection from electrostatic discharge is needed for personal comfort, for safety in prevention of explosions in working environments containing explosive dusts and vapors, and for protection of sensitive electronic devices from damage during production and use.
Chinese polyurethane (PU) coated fabric producer Kunshan Xiefu New Material has teamed up with polymer materials supplier Covestro (formerly Bayer Materials Science) by signing up to its Insqin Partner Manufacturer Program.
The two companies will now collaborate to promote sustainable PU materials in such sectors as fashion apparel and footwear, as well as technical textiles, including automotive interior materials.
DuPont first introduced the synthetic leather Corfam made of synthetic fiber-based nonwoven in the 1960s. In the following decades, the fast-growing global economy and improving living standard boosted the growth of nonwoven-based synthetic leather similar to natural leather in structure and performance. Today, needle punched synthetic leather substrate has become the main material for synthetic leather products, with its compact three-dimensional structure, interlaced structure similar to the collagen protein of natural leather, fine simulation, excellent physical performance, and low production costs.
In such a competitive field as textile fibers, innovation is nowadays at the center of all industrial debates: the market increasingly seeks more efficiency with novel functionalities, product differentiation, etc. …