27 Nov 2023
Pulcra and Devan unveil DEVAN REPEL, a new brand in the water repellency market
RONSE, BELGIUM – In a world where water-repellent textiles play an important role in various industries, Pulcra Chemicals, a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions, has joined forces with its subsidiary, Devan Chemicals, to introduce DEVAN REPEL: a new brand in the water repellency market. The first product in that range, DEVAN REPEL ONE, is a durable water repellent for Polyester and blends developed on the scientific foundation of the companies’ chemical and textile technology know-how.
DEVAN REPEL ONE, the new water repellent takes a smart step forward by combining cutting-edge chemistry with eco-conscious principles. This solution offers a range of interesting benefits:
- Superior Performance: The technology offers outstanding water repellency performance, ensuring that textiles remain dry. Whether it's rain and outdoor wear, outdoor furnishing, shower curtains or multiple technical textiles, the new solution can handle it, making it a strong choice for industries where water resistance is paramount.
- Flexibility: The versatility of this technology is another key advantage. It can be applied to a wide range of materials, with especially good results on polyester and its blends, offering flexibility for various applications across industries.
- Enhanced Sustainability: This technology is free from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), and free from isocyanates.
- Longevity: Products treated with this water repellency technology are protecting from the elements for a longer lifespan.
Performance, particularly on effect durability, can be boosted to meet different requirements with new DEVAN EXTENDER GEN3. This extender is free of Isocyanate, Butanone-oxime and 2-dimethylpyrazole.
"This collaboration underscores our shared commitment to delivering value to our customers," said Thomas Bremer, Global Head of SBU Textile at Pulcra Chemicals and Managing Director of Devan. "By combining Pulcra's extensive chemical expertise with Devan's textile technology know-how, we are excited to bring a high performing, cost-effective product to the market."
Whether it's keeping outdoor enthusiasts dry in a downpour, ensuring athletes stay comfortable during intense workouts or enhancing the functionality of tents, DEVAN REPEL ONE does the job.
The development of DEVAN REPEL ONE is a joint to Devan and Pulcra's dedication to innovation and sustainability. By continually pushing the boundaries of textile technology, Devan and Pulcra are helping to create a more comfortable and sustainable world.
Devan Chemicals NV
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Devan Chemicals is a worldwide developer of speciality chemicals for textiles, headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the UK, Portugal and the USA. The company was founded in 1977 and has a strong focus on innovation, research & development and sustainability. Devan is a leading innovator in the fields of protection (flame retardants), performance (odor control & stain release), thermoregulation (PCM’s and cooling technologies such as Moov&Cool®), health & wellness (aromatherapy, R-Vital™ and allergen control) and fibres and yarns (functional masterbatch technologies). Since July 2021 Devan is part of Pulcra Chemicals, a leading specialty chemicals company based in Germany.
Pulcra Chemicals is active in development, production and sales of textile, fiber and leather auxiliaries. Headquartered in Geretsried, Germany, Pulcra operates production and laboratory facilities, service centers and sales offices around the world. Its global network covers 13 different locations, a workforce of 1000 employees, with around 300 engineers and chemists that services more than 3000 customers globally. Based on its more than 145 years of partnering with textile, fiber and leather producers Pulcra has a long heritage and tradition in being the solution provider of choice for its customers.