Trevira Reaches 235 Million Euros in Sales for 2018, Shows Latest Flame-Retardant Products During Heimtextil
February 4, 2019
FRANKFURT, Germany – Trevira says it had a good year thanks to its flame-retardant products with 2018 annual sales of 235 million euros, especially selling well to producers in Germany and Italy.
“Despite the globally dismal growth forecasts, massive increases in the price of raw materials, additives, energy, and transport as well as various trade conflicts,” Trevira officials say in a statement, “our business has stabilized at a good level.”
During Heimtextil 2019 in January, Trevira and its partners had one of the largest exhibits. Officials held a press conference to talk about the latest developments, which included flame-retardant-filament yarns made from recycled PET bottles. PET, which stands for polyethylene terephthalate, is a form of polyester, not unlike that used to make clothing and other products.
Trevira is owned by its parent company, Indorama Ventures, which is based in Thailand.
“Since only transparent PET bottles are used in Thailand, the bottle flakes and the chips obtained from these flakes are of a particularly good, very uniform quality,” the company statement reads.
Another trend for the company involves using Trevira CS yarn in outdoor fabrics.
“In order to be able to produce high-performing and well-designed textiles, Trevira now offers a range of 22 spun-dyed filament yarns that are UV-resistant,” the company statement says, adding the process is eco-friendly and saves money.
As for home textiles, officials say their mélange designs continue to be an important trend.
“Increasingly, the strong and contrasting properties of matching shades are particularly popular,” officials say. “People are also on the lookout for less expensive methods to achieve this look. The use of yarns that are cationic dyeable is one option.”
As for developments in 2019, Trevira officials will develop flame-retardant fibers to be at an antimony-free standard.