DuPont announced that DuPont’s enzyme, latest innovation co-working with Pacific Textiles, can be used to replace traditional chemicals in cotton textile processing, so as to save time and water in production course.
DuPont claimed that the enzymes are derived from natural resources and are friendly to environment. Massive water and energy can be reduced if the enzymes, called PrimaGreen, instead of traditional caustic chemicals are used in the processing course.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Vice President John Panieri said, “The results of these text conducted by Pacific Textiles show that we can bring it to real full factory scale. It offers a more eco-friendly, high-quality and cost-effective alternative for cotton textile manufacturing.”
The results prove that the PrimaGreen, as a replacement for traditional chemicals in cotton textile processing, can averagely reduce 70 percent water and 27 percent energy.
Products made by these cottons also show good whiteness value and maintenance of fabric strength and weight after examinations.
Fiber specialist Invista launched the first textile research center in mainland China. With gross investment up to 7.3 million USD and total space over 3000 sqm, Invista continued to expand the China market.
The new research center was built in Qingpu, a district of Shanghai, China. Its foundation demonstrated Invista’s commitment to develop innovative technologies and products. It was planned to speed the development and application of new fabric and to enhance customer’s competitive edge.
Executive vice president of Invista Dan Kotkin said, “Our vision for the apparel business is to create value through differentiation in areas such as products, operations and services, to help local customers give their products the edge they need to succeed in this highly competitive market. Building this research center, our fourth in the world, is a milestone in our strategic focus on China. We hope accelerate development and innovation in the apparel and textile industry in China. We will continue to deliver industrial innovations to Chinese customers.”
According to the press release, the new center will focus on application and commercialization of new fibers, fabrics and garment innovations. Besides, it will offer customers different texts and solutions on various aspects, including yarn knitting, dyeing and finishing.
Except for the Chinese research center, Invista owns other three facilities in US, Italy and Taiwan.