Clients are increasingly asking for more functionalities in a textile
TANATEX Chemicals is opening new horizons with ultra-modern solutions in textile processing that range from pre-treatment to high-performance finishes. The company has demonstrated over almost 60 years that it is a reliable partner for meeting the challenges of its customers, accompanied by its global partners and using its exclusive, cutting-edge technology. With a new, environmentally-friendly way of thinking, TANATEX Chemicals can be considered as the experts of the future.
What goals drive TANATEX’s activities?
We are a group of enthusiastic science lovers with a passion for textiles and everything that makes them better. We work on products that add value to them, also contributing to optimising their production processes.
Do your solutions make it possible to give products something extra?
Consumers value textiles that are sustainable, durable and, at times, with some special functionality. In this sense, at TANATEX we can offer them additional functional finishes and coatings that bring new and exciting characteristics to products: ranging from body-cooling properties to water repellency, as well as protection against insects, anti-pilling finishes; we can even add cosmetics, micro-encapsulate fragrances… Differentiating details for the textile. The manager of our Functional Finishing unit described the finishes as “adding extra value to the textiles”. The more qualities you add, the greater the value of the final product. Moreover, our solutions add value to the product by supporting sustainable, quality processing.
“We are scientists with a passion for textiles and everything that makes them better.”
– Alex Charles, Managing Director of TANATEX Chemicals Ibérica –
Pre-treatment, dyeing, printing, finishing… Where does TANATEX intervene?
We rely on an extensive range of products globally that allows our specialists and applications laboratories to serve all of these aspects in the processing of textiles with tailor-made solutions. We deliver the chemicals to textile producers that protect the fabrics from water and oil, to make them softer or to preserve their durability.
Another field in which TANATEX is particularly active is textile coatings. Additionally, we are leaders in the digital printing market (Chromojet) for carpets, and we are very active in preparation for inkjet printing.
To which markets is this added value aimed?
Everything from fashion to textiles for medical uses, the automotive industry and the home. Each one is a unique segment with unique requirements. Textiles for the athletic textile industry stand out with the so-called smart textiles, which are also attractive and multi-functional. In this sense, we can improve elasticity, breathability and water resistance, help to upgrade performance, add a feeling of luxury through aromas, release ingredients on the body designed to optimise energy and blood flow and even moisturising creams for the skin.
What are some future trends?
People are spending more and more time on their psychological and physical well-being. That trend also includes a growing popularity of textile functionalities, such textiles scented with coffee or lavender, for example, which help the user to focus or relax. Likewise, sustainability is a commitment. In this sense, TANATEX Chemicals maintains a focus on green alternatives, like mineral technology, by using products that are eco-friendly, based on clay, zeolites or lava, among other components.
Release in LaVanguardia, Spain 24 September