When shopping for new clothes, it’s exciting to find stylish jeans that fit just right, or workout apparel that is breathable and comfortable, or a durable jacket to stay warm and dry in extreme weather. These garments, along with many more applications, rely on innovative textiles to provide the performance and appearance that you’ve come to expect.
Because of their unique properties, aliphatic diisocyanates (ADIs) are used in textile coatings across a wide variety of applications such as fashion wear, footwear, bags, furniture, automotive interiors, sports apparel, hats, and accessories. They are also widely used for leather-like materials, such as imitation suede. ADIs are also important for specialized uses including tents, firefighter clothing, fire hoses, laptop and tablet covers, and much more. Even goalkeeper or safety gloves that require non-slip properties benefit from ADI chemistry!