ARRISTAN rAIR - from plastic waste to a high-grade product for textile finishing

The textile finishing product made out of recycled PET flakes offers optimal moisture management for sports and active wear. The recycled yarns and fabrics finished with it dry quickly, have an excellent soil release and are recyclable again.

Plastic has long been found everywhere in the environment. Of the approximately 353 million tons of plastic waste worldwide, 22 percent ends up in the environment polluting and burdening our environment for a long time to come. This is one of the biggest global challenges that needs to be solved. 

For the sustainable use of resources, the CHT Group has developed the product ARRISTAN rAIR, according to the principles of the circular economy. Here, plastic waste is converted into a valuable textile finishing product to achieve, for example, optimal moisture management in sports and active wear. Other areas of application include socks and tights in the clothing sector, filtration media and nonwovens in the technical textiles sector, and pillows and curtains in home textiles.
Since ARRISTAN rAIR is made out of recycled PET flakes, it is suited for finishing recycled yarns and fabrics which are subsequently recyclable again.

In addition to the positive characteristics already mentioned, the hydrophilizing agent ARRISTAN rAIR is characterized by its fast-drying properties in combination with excellent soil release and thermoregulation. 
It therefore offers, especially in the field of functional textiles, optimal functionalities for high-quality and durable sportswear.

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The CHT Group, a medium-sized global player for speciality chemistry, is worldwide active in development, production and sales. CHT Germany GmbH in Tübingen is the headquarters of the group of companies which focuses on sustainable chemical products and process solutions. TEXTILE SOLUTIONS of CHT improve the quality, functionality as well as look and purity of textiles and optimise their manufacturing processes. In the fields of silicones, building materials, paints, coatings, paper, agrochemicals as well as cleaning and care products innovative products and process solutions are provided by INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS. By bundling the strengths of the complete group further innovative products, applications or processes are permanently developed and vast technical support is offered within the SCIENCE & SERVICE SOLUTIONS. Highly qualified specialists work in state-of-the art laboratories for development, analytics and application technique in order to work out ideas and solutions that meet the latest requirements.

The CHT Group with its own production and sales locations is represented by more than 26 companies worldwide. In the financial year 2022, the CHT Group generated a group turnover of 705 million Euro with around 2,400 employees.