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Fashion Textiles

Woman’s hand holding blue silk fabric

Silicon-Based Performance Enhancers and Process Aids for Textiles

Create Functional Fabrics and Intelligent Textiles

With silicon-based performance enhancers, process aids and technical support from Dow Consumer Solutions, you can take textile finishing beyond simple coating, lubricating, waterproofing and softening. Create functional fabrics and intelligent textiles. Add unique moisture-management, wrinkle-free, stretch and recovery properties. Deliver comfort, durability and style.

Fabric Finishing

  • Give fabrics a soft aesthetic feel or “hand” 
  • Are low yellowing 
  • Improve tear strength and durability 
  • Add water repellency (hydrophobicity) or improve water absorbency (hydrophilicity), depending on the formulation 
  • Improve stretch recovery, wrinkle resistance and abrasion resistance 
  • Reduce shrinkage 
  • Improve loft recovery

Fiber Lubricants

  • Enhance fiber processing 
  • Reduce surface drag 
  • Improve abrasion resistance 
  • Add softness and greater resiliency
  • Improve crease and mar resistance

Foam Control / Process Aid

Dow Consumer Solutions’ silicone foam control line includes silicone compounds, concentrates and emulsions that are effective in low concentrations under harsh textiles-manufacturing and processing conditions. They may be:

  • Added directly to wet processes to knock down or prevent foam, or 
  • Used as formulation ingredients to achieve low-foaming textiles solutions

Opportunities for use span the textiles manufacturing process:

  • Polymerization of synthetic fibers 
  • Production of natural and synthetic yarns and fabrics 
  • Fabric pretreatment, dyeing, coloring and finishing

Fabric Coating

  • Give socks, gloves and sportswear high-grip properties 
  • UV and water resistance and repellence
  • Breathable water repellency (hydrophobicity)

Inks/Screen Printing

  • Brands/Manufacturers
    • High elongation on elastic fabrics 
    • Exceptionally soft hand 
    • Excellent durability 
    • Specialty effects
  • Screen Printers
    • Easy application with existing equipment 
    • Non-blocking 
    • Easy pigmenting 
    • Fast curing 
    • Comparable total cost to standard printing inks

Lace and Narrow Fabric Coating

  • Suitable for skin contact
  • Used to modify the “touch” or look of fashion apparel
  • Wash durability