Covestro says that its  Platilon thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films have been certified with Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX for direct skin contact for infants and young children up to three years of age.

According to the company, the films are breathable, waterproof and tear-resistant making them suitable for sports articles, outdoor clothing, furniture and seat covers for cars. 

Covestro says that it also focuses on aqueous, solvent-free raw materials in textile coatings and recently introduced Impranil DLN-SD, an aqueous polyurethane (PU) dispersion which according to initial findings facilitates production of biodegradable textile coatings. 

This story uses material from Covestro, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.