Bayer has launched INSQIN, a novel turnkey solution for a new generation of polyurethane (PU) coated fabrics. The launch marks a new chapter in the footwear and apparel sector, in which Bayer offers brand owners an integrated package of pure waterborne PU technology, material co-development and a certified manufacturer partner program for PU coated fabrics, fostering a new way of value chain collaboration.
Every year, around seven billion pairs of shoes, two billion bags and a billion garments are produced with PU leather and other PU coated fabrics. With pure waterborne PU technology and rich application expertise, Bayer inspires brand owners to explore new possibilities in the design and creation of PU coated fabrics with its INSQIN portfolio.
INSQIN presents a wide range of possibilities to enhance and transform fabrics which meet and even exceed the design requirements for the fashion industry and the performance requirements of the sports world, in applications as diverse as PU leather, functional fabrics or high-performance printing.
Bayer is one of the world's leading polymer producers. Bayer invented PU over 75 years ago and has a leading global status in textile coating applications. It has state-of-the-art pilot lines at dedicated lab spaces in China and Germany.