Prototype with permanent built-in self-cleaning effect


TWD Fibres has developed a super-hydrophobic filament yarn with a permanent built-in self-cleaning effect that could have application in automotive interior textiles.

The yarn was developed in co-operation with the Institute for Textile Technology and Process Engineering (ITV) and the Institute of Textile Chemistry and Chemical Fibers (ITCF), both in Denkendorf, Germany.

It is expected that Diolen Clean will be available as polyester filament yarn in raw white, package or dope dyed in various yarn counts once further development work has been completed.

The new TWD material is claimed to exhibit significantly better cleaning characteristics compared with currently available textile applications in all common tests.

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