July 15, 2024
Dyes & Chemicals

Hwasung Adopts GTT Empel Water & PFAS-Free Textile Finishing

Green Theme Technologies (GTT) suppliers of the Empel water-free and PFAS-free textile finishing has forayed into South Korea by partnering with textile innovator Hwasung International.

Hwasung is the first Korean mill to offer the Empel high performance technology to global footwear brands and regional Korean mill customers.

Hwasung is known for providing high performance textiles that incorporate functional yarns such as Dyneema, Kevlar and Cordura.

Hwasung will now broaden their high performance and sustainable offerings by scaling Empel into their global supply chain.

“The use of sustainable textile finishes such as water repellency, anti-wick, and stain release meant a loss of performance. Not anymore,” Martin Flora, President, Business Development at GTTT said.

“Textile suppliers such as Hwasung have realised that Empel not only increases sustainability, but also increases performance, creating a win-win for producers and the environment,” Flora added.

Green Theme’s Empel platform can be applied successfully to a wide range of synthetic knit, woven, nonwoven and novel fabrics that are traditionally hard to treat.

The diverse list of Empel applications includes outdoor, high fashion, footwear, automotive, furniture, workwear, athleisure wear and military.

“Because no water is used during the treatment application, Empel can remove pollution and waste from any textile manufacturing process,” GGT said in a press release.

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