Newsline-International | April 2015
Bayer & IAF accord on sustainability
Bayer MaterialScience and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) have entered into a collaboration aiming at significantly improving the innovation and sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. As an important first step, both partners have recently run a number of INSQIN® series workshops which took place across three continents. Under the theme of ´Setting New Standards for Material Innovation and Sustainability´, the workshops proved to be essential events for footwear and apparel brand owners that use polyurethane (PU) coated fabrics, for example PU synthetic leather. Textile coating experts from Bayer MaterialScience took the opportunity to introduce INSQIN® - a novel turnkey solution for brand owners and manufacturers looking to achieve ambitious goals related to innovation and sustainability.
´With pure waterborne PU technology and rich textile coating application expertise, Bayer MaterialScience wants to inspire brand owners and manufacturers to explore new possibilities in the design and creation of ´magical´ PU-coated fabrics with INSQIN® technology and related services,´ says Nick Smith, Global Head of Textile Coating at Bayer MaterialScience. ´And we wish to introduce our brand to the apparel and footwear industry through the collaboration with IAF and its members.´