Elkem Silicones launches COMFORTSIL™ brand

Elkem Silicones announces the launch of COMFORTSIL brand silicone solutions for textile and leather applications.  

This new COMFORTSIL™ brand includes silicone formulations, additives and emulsions that enhance the feel, appearance, durability and performance of everyday consumer products, such as towels, leather goods, tissues, fabrics and more.

Textile and leather processors can achieve a wide range of functionality in textile and leather applications with Elkem's COMFORTSIL silicone solutions, from softening to water absorption or water repellency to color enhancing and more.

Examples include:

  • In textile finishing applications, COMFORTSIL™ silicone formulations enhance the feel, appearance and performances of textiles.  Processors can achieve softening, wrinkle-proofing, hydrophobic or hydrophilic functionality, color deepening or shining features.

  • In leather finishing applications, COMFORTSIL™ silicone additives offer the ability to soften leather for luxurious feel, to protect from water and UV degradation for durability and longevity, as well as to brighten appearance after impregnation for vibrant colors.

  • For tissues, COMFORTSIL™ formulated silicone emulsions significantly improve the softness and silk-like feel of tissues while optimizing moisture retention and yellowing resistance without impacting the strength of the fabric.

"We are proud to launch this brand, which represents our market focus and technical expertise customers can trust and rely upon," said Leo DI, Elkem Silicones global business manager of Textile and leather. The market demands high quality textile and leather products that look and feel good for the long haul.  And, these products need to be durable to withstand consumer wear and tear, and repetitive wash cycles. 

"At Elkem we work closely with our customers around the world to truly understand their objectives and challenges, the fabrics and processes," said Leo DI.  "We believe that continuous and agile innovation is the only sustainable way to keep up with the evolution of consumer needs."

Elkem's range of COMFORTSIL™ silicone solutions are supported by a team of experts around the world. Elkem Silicones will introduce COMFORTSIL™ products at the CHINA INTERDYE show in Shanghai, our team is looking forward to meeting you at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, booth B360 in hall 1, from November 8th to 10th, do not hesitate to contact us before hand to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

For more information about Elkem's broad range of COMFORTSIL™ silicone solutions for textiles and leather, learn more on our COMFORTSIL™ pages and get our dedicated resources.

About Elkem Silicones 

Elkem Silicones has more than 3,500 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch that deliver your potential. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is one of the world's leading fully integrated silicone suppliers, operating 13 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 13 R&D centers around the globe. Based in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. Elkem Silicones 

About Elkem ASA 

Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Elkem is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker code: ELK) and is headquartered in Oslo. The company has more than 6,370 employees with 29 production sites and an extensive network of sales offices worldwide. In 2019 Elkem had revenues of NOK 22.7 billion. To learn more, please visit Elkem website.