Huntsman secures bluesign approved status for 10 Irogran TPU products

Huntsman secures bluesign approved status for 10 Irogran TPU products

Ten products confirmed to meet strict eco and toxicological criteria

  • By ICN Bureau | July 04, 2024

Global chemical company Huntsman has secured bluesign approval for ten of its Irogran thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products, which are used extensively across the textile and apparel industry.

The materials in question are part of Huntsman’s Irogran film and sheet portfolio, and can be used to enhance the production, performance, and comfort of stitchless, seamless garments including underwear, sportswear, and outdoor and waterproof clothing.

Recognized worldwide, bluesign is a leading sustainability solutions provider that ensures that sound environmental practices and products are used at each step of the textile value chain. C

The bluesign approved Irogran products have been designed to help textile and apparel manufacturers to create stitchless and waterproof garments that are practical and comfortable, yet also stylish. Irogran TPUs developed for barrier and adhesive film applications combine abrasion and friction resistance with elasticity and a soft touch. They also offer strength and temperature flexibility – for a seamless finish that can deliver high performance.

Dr. Anja Weismann, Global Materials & Industry Sustainability Senior Lead Global Platform Elastomers at Huntsman Polyurethanes, said: “bluesign is a hallmark of quality that is actively changing the impact that textiles have on the planet, for good. Wherever you go in the world, bluesign is recognized as a stamp of trust and transparency. We are delighted our polyurethanes business has qualified so many products - building on our existing status as a bluesign SYSTEM PARTNER. At Huntsman we have long recognized the need for responsible and sustainable manufacturing across all markets in which we operate. Our work with bluesign reinforces that commitment and underlines our efforts to manufacture polyurethane and TPU products with the lowest possible impact on people and the planet.”

Michael Sabo, Head of Chemical Services at bluesign said: “As one of the most respected sustainability solutions providers that chemical companies, brands, and their supply chain partners can work with globally, bluesign conducts strict on-site assessments of chemical manufacturers – examining the effectiveness of their product stewardship systems and conducting a rigorous assessment of their chemical products to ensure they are non-hazardous and produced sustainably. Huntsman is a trusted bluesign SYSTEM PARTNER – with an excellent track record, and we are delighted to certify its Irogran TPU products.”

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