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Hunstman & Bao Minh to produce fabric for medical gowns

Jun 02, 2020
Hunstman & Bao Minh to produce fabric for medical gowns

Huntsman Textile Effects, a provider of high quality dyes and digital inks, and Bao Minh Textile, a woven fabric producer, are collaborating to produce fabric that meets stringent performance standards required for isolation gowns. High-quality medical gowns are essential for healthcare workers combatting Covid-19, but are in short supply worldwide.

Bao Minh Textile will initially treat 760,000 meters of woven fabric with a carefully curated combination of Huntsman Textile Effects barrier effect solutions and auxiliaries. This fabric is sufficient to produce 345,000 highgrade isolation gowns.

“To help meet extraordinary global need for hospital gowns, we had to be able to deliver a high-performance fabric of consistent high quality while maintaining our commitment to good manufacturing practice and sustainability. The technical teams from Bao Minh Textile and Huntsman Textile Effects worked hand in hand to make this possible at speed,” Tran Dang Tuong, chief executive officer of Bao Minh Textile, said in a press release.

“We are pleased to support an industry innovator and sustainability champion like Bao Minh Textile to help in the fight against Covid-19. It takes deep operational knowhow and knowledge of the chemical composition and mechanical properties of finishing effects and fibres to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) to the required standard,” Manfred Albrecht, chief representative for Huntsman Textile Effects Vietnam, said.

Huntsman Textile Effects and Bao Minh Textile have an excellent collaborative relationship and we look forward to continuing to help the team refine production amid Covid-19 and beyond.”

Bao Minh Textile’s isolation gown fabric relies on a range of Huntsman pretreatment, dyeing and finishing solutions. These include Clarite One, an all-in-one pretreatment for peroxide bleaching; Novacron and Terasil dyes; Phobol CP-C, an excellent oil, water and stain repellent finish; and Phobotex RSY, a non-fluorinated durable water repellent with extremely high washing resistance. Huntsman Textile Effects has a comprehensive range of barrier effects for both nonwoven and woven medical applications, including facemasks and PPE such as isolation gowns.