SHANGHAI – November 12, 2014 – PolyOne Corp. — a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions — has announced the launch of OnCap™ UV technology for fiber and textile applications.
Manufacturers of geotextiles and house wraps require fabrics and fibers to stand up to the sun without falling apart. Those who make ultraviolet (UV) resistant apparel, outdoor tents and shades also need the colors in their fabrics and fibers to stay fresh over time to promote brand identification and preserve brand image.
“Consumers in Asia and across the globe have higher standards for product quality and service life than ever before. We can now provide manufacturers with a single formulation that provides excellent color fastness and prolongs usable life while preserving mechanical properties,” said Say Eng Lee, general manager, Color Asia.
Combining colorants with performance-boosting additives, these formulations help to protect non-woven polymer fabrics, fibers and filaments from UV light-induced degradation without any tradeoffs in performance.
OnCap UV colorant and additive solutions are compatible with PA, PET, PP and a range of other materials. They feature excellent color fastness at low loading levels, and can include flame retardants to meet stringent safety standards. Formulations can pass weathering standard ASTM G154 and AATCC 186, and fire resistance standard FMVSS302.
Posted November 18, 2014