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Our success is based on researching innovative processes for the textile finishing industry. We continuously develop new products and textile auxiliaries for pretreatment, dyeing, textile finishing, softening, resin finishing, yarn lubrication, coating, printing and garment finishing.

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Dress designed by Tim Rühl, student at the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris, made of cotton/polyamide threads.

Sustainable Design Project: Stabilization of Finest Knitwear with Chitosan

Tim Rühl, a student of the master’s program in knitwear design at the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris, has realized a sustainable design project in cooperation with the fashion house Alexander McQueen and Kering. To stabilize the fashionable creation made of the finest knitwear and make it wearable, the designer sprayed the delicate yarns with PERIPRET CTS liq., our GOTS-certified chitosan cold sizing agent.

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Picture of two time/temperature diagrams, with and without PERLAVIN SRS/N used for soaping.

PERLAVIN SRS/N for the Aftersoaping of Reactive Dyeings at Low Temperatures

PERLAVIN SRS/N is an innovative soaping agent for aftersoaping reactive dyeings and prints. The product is very effective even in the presence of high salt concentrations. It can be used at low soaping temperatures. This means that the goods can be soaped without intensive rinsing beforehand. In most cases, one single soaping step with PERLAVIN SRS/N is sufficient to achieve very good fastness levels.

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Graphic art containing a globe taken from the space on brilliant blue background and with wording

World Environment Day on 5 June 2022: Our Approaches for More Eco-Friendly Textile Finishing

Eco-friendly, sustainable action in the textile industry is an important issue at Textilchemie Dr. Petry. World Environment Day (WED) was established by the United Nations (UN) Environment Program and is held annually on 5 June. At today’s WED we introduce our approaches for a more ecological, environmentally friendly textile finishing industry.

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Jogger wearing a shirt with good moisture management.

Moisture Management, Clothing Physiology and Wearing Comfort of Clothing

For optimal comfort, clothing should support the physiological processes in the human body, and regulate heat and moisture. In the cold, it should keep the body warm. When it is hot, and the body is perspiring due to physical exertion or heat, moisture should be wicked away from the skin. Good moisture management through optimal functionalization, finishing or coating of a textile improves the physiological comfort of the clothing.

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Blue, shiny, smooth fabric made of lyocell fibers

Textile Auxiliaries and Process Recommendations for Wet Finishing of Lyocell Fibers

Lyocell (CLY) is a cellulosic fiber sourced from wood pulp. This is the reason why Lyocell is a sustainable alternative to other synthetic fibers, such as polyester or polyamide, which are produced from fossil raw materials. Beyond that, Lyocell shows great clothing physiological properties. Lyocell fibers tend to fibrillation. In order to achieve an even fabric appearance and reproducible finishing results, the delicate textiles have to be treated carefully. We offer you application-technical consulting service and special products which are perfectly adapted to the wet finishing of Lyocell.

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Pigment printing trial on printer at DITF in Denkendorf

Preparation with PERIJET and PERICOAT for Digital Pigment Printing

The quality of the printing preparation and pretreatment largely determines the printing results as well as the color fastnesses in digital textile printing. Pigment printing can be applied independently of the textile substrates. Besides pigments also the binders have to be padded or printed on the textile fabrics in order to fix the pigment and to achieve the requested levels of fastness. In our joint R&D project with DITF we could obtain brilliant digital pigment prints with very good fastnesses using our PERICOAT binders and PERIJET polymers.

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