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Innovative textile product made from coffee oil launched in the U.S.

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SALT LAKE CITY, U.S. – The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has recently hosted the Taiwan New Products Launch at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Four of Taiwan’s leading textile manufacturers presented innovative products: Far Eastern New Century Corporation, QMI Industrial Company, Ltd., Singtex Industrial Company, Ltd., and Tex-Ray Industrial Co., Ltd.

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New product categories included cutting-edge fabric printing technology; smart textiles measuring heart rate and motion data; textile innovations utilizing fewer chemicals, water and raw materials while preserving function and complex colors; and the world’s first PFC-free durable water repellant (DWR) polyester filament, PFC-free soil release polyester filament, and bio-based membrane and foam from coffee oil.

Singtex Industrial Company, Ltd. presented three products. The AIRMEM™, the latest innovation from S.Café®, pushes textiles to a new level.

Twenty-five percent of the material is comprised of coffee oil extracted from spent coffee grounds.

Its membrane replaces petroleum-based materials with a more sustainable alternative. Twenty-five percent of S.Café®’s bio-foam, The AIRNEST™, is derived from the sustainable source of coffee oil.

The AIRNEST™ presents a new alternative to petroleum-based ingredients, while providing a high-performance textile.

The AIRNEST™ applies to a wide range of functionality and end-user markets. S.Café®’s innovation continues with its cutting-edge fabric printing technology, the P4DRY™.

Repurposed coffee grounds give the print layer four key attributes: it dries quickly, controls odor, reduces the rate of condensation, and is tremendously sustainable.