Covestro is extending its Insqin Partner Manufacturer Program with the newly signed partner, Kunshan Xiefu New Material Co., Ltd., a China-based producer of PU coated fabric for global markets. The two companies will collaborate to promote sustainable PU materials in sectors such as fashion apparel and footwear, to name a few.
Launched in July 2015, the Insqin Partner Manufacturer Program connects manufacturers and brand owners across the polyurethane (PU)-coated fabric supply chain. Partners must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sustainability and transparency, using Covestro’s waterborne, PU coating technology and industry-leading processes to meet the emerging sustainability needs of brand owners.
Xeifu is the second company to earn a place in the prestigious Program, after Korean PU synthetic materials manufacturer Duksung Co., Ltd. It is also the first Chinese company joining the Program.
Under the Program, Covestro will provide world-class technical support to help Xiefu further develop its use of the Insqin technology. Xiefu will also receive verification of its production processes and management systems via a globally recognized third-party audit.
After the signing: Nick Smith, Global Head of Textile Coatings at Covestro (left), and Xue Taiwen, General Manager and Director of Kunshan Xiefu New Material Co., Ltd., are looking forward to their new partnership.