Technical textile is a growing market with extraordinary applications and products which is divided according to usage areas such as medical, home textile, building protective materials, military and automotive. Latro's product range is classified according to functional properties, regardless of fabric structure and yarn type. We aim to contribute to the market with tailor-made solutions.
Water Repellents Agents
There are two main phenomena about the moisture management of textile surfaces as water repellency and water resistance. Water repellent issues take place in the textile industry. Most common and efficient water repellent agents include fluorocarbon structures such as C6 and C8 technologies restricted and following up regulations tightly due to harmful by-products such as PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). Besides also water repellency functionality is possible with silicone including finishing chemicals even if poorer in terms of oil repellency. Latro offers silicone solutions for textile water-repellent applications, and we contribute to sustainability with new water-repellent silicone solutions.
Flame retardants are chemicals that are applied to materials to prevent the growth of fire and are effective in reducing fire intensity. These chemicals are used in many industrial areas such as textile, plastic and construction fields. The most efficient type of flame retardants contains halogen along with harmful health effects. Organo modified flame retardants take more place in the end-use of the textile industry, not causing serious diseases even if more exposed. Latro offers silicone solutions for textile flame retardants applications, and we contribute to sustainability with silicone solutions.