“Finishing is all about adding extra value to your products” – René Hermse, BU Manager Functional Finishing
What do you do when your textiles come out of the production process? You make them even better. Finishes are the perfect way to do so, as they add a high number of extra features to your textiles. You apply finishes to protect them against water and oil, to make them feel softer, or to safeguard their long-lasting quality. Our business unit manager Functional Finishing described finishing as “adding extra value to your textiles”, and he was spot on. The more qualities you add; the higher the value of your end-product.
Important as they are, most finishes have become quite standard. Softeners, for example, are normally added to improve the feel of the fabric, while anti-stats minimise static charging and easy care finishes enhance care properties. At a higher level, there are finishes that improve anti-pilling, rub fastness, elasticity, and so on. You can take finishing one step further by adding functional features to your textiles, like a specific fragrance, flame retardant properties, or even insect repellents and cosmetics. And, nowadays especially, customers ask for high wash-durability. No matter the wish of your customer; there’s probably a finish that goes with it.
This is where we come in
We master all-finish application methods and know how to adjust our product-solutions to your specific fabric type and production process. As the finishing touch is often decisive for the success of your products, we always look out for new technologies to incorporate.