Huntsman Textile Effects and Bao Minh Textile Collaborate to Produce Fabrics for Medical Gowns

Huntsman Textile Effects and Bao Minh Textile, one of the largest and most modern woven fabric producers in Vietnam, are collaborating to produce fabrics that meet the stringent performance standards required for isolation gowns.
High-quality medical gowns are essential protective wear for healthcare workers combating the global COVID-19 pandemic, but these are in short supply worldwide.
Bao Minh Textile will initially treat 760,000 meters of woven fabrics with a carefully curated combination of Huntsman Textile Effects barrier effect solutions and auxiliaries. The fabrics are sufficient to produce 345,000 high-grade isolation gowns.
“To help meet extraordinary global needs for hospital gowns, we had to be able to deliver high-performance fabrics 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,” said Tran Dang Tuong, Chief Executive Officer of Bao Minh Textile.
Manfred Albrecht, Chief Representative for Huntsman Textile Effects Vietnam, says, “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 fibers to manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the required standard. 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 fabrics rely 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. Phobol Extender XAN is also applied to further increase wash durability.
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.

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