Shanghai-based Covestro Textile Coatings recently signed polyurethane (PU) coated fabric producer Kunshan Xiefu New Material Co. Ltd. to its INSQIN® Partner Manufacturer Program that was launched in July. Xiefu is the second company to join the certified manufacturer network, which verifies through professional third-party audit the management system and production processes of PU-coated fabric manufacturers using INSQIN waterborne technology. The program also connects these manufacturers to brand owners and retailers who are interested in sourcing such materials, via a mechanism of validation and recognition.
“A growing number of brands and retailers are becoming interested in sourcing sustainable materials, and further, they need more assurances about the origins and integrity of those materials,” said Nick Smith, global head of Textile Coatings, Covestro. “The program was developed to link these brands with manufacturers capable of efficiently delivering innovative materials and sustainability best practices.”
“Xiefu is committed to customer-centric innovation and sustainability to serve the world’s most demanding brands,” said Sun Guohao, chairman, Xiefu. “As a mark of our quality and professionalism, our validation as an Insqin Partner Manufacturer will help bring new business opportunities by connecting us with brand owners and retailers that want to source sustainable PU-coated materials.”