Softeners

Silicones soften fabrics to make comfortable clothes.

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​Specialist silicones for textiles and clothing

Textile, yarn and thread manufacturers, clothing designers and garment makers all depend on silicones to make clothes that drape attractively and are comfortable to wear. This is because fabrics that have been scoured and dyed during their processing become harsh and need softening before being sold and worn. Silicones are very efficient in creating the pleasant and silky-smooth feel that consumers have come to expect of their clothing.

Elkem Silicones has developed a wide range of skin-friendly softening products that are applied to textiles when they are manufactured to make clothes more comfortable. These silicones include a patented HALS amino-silicone technology to avoid the yellowing frequently associated with other softeners.  Our experts are available worldwide to advise you and work collaboratively with you to find the solutions you need.

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FashionA sewing machine used by the fashion industry.Silicones provide the final touch.Fashionhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Fashion.aspx
LeatherSewing machine sewing an artificial leather.Silicones Protect and Enhance Leather. Leatherhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Leather.aspx
Technical TextilesA waterrepealent red technical textile with drop of water beading on it without infiltrating.Silicones are ideal for coating technical textiles. They are versatile, easy to process and provide durable and innovative performance features. Technical Textileshttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Technical-Textiles.aspx

 

 

Textiles & LeatherClose on a black leather seat.Softeners, Water-repellents and Coatings.Textiles & Leatherhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/Textiles-and-Leather.aspx