07/12/2021 – Anti-pilling technology

Minimizing pilling in fabrics

Sciessent, a leading provider of antimicrobial, anti-odour, and water repellent technologies, has launched its new Pilltec anti-pilling technology.


Pilltec anti-pilling technology makes open-end-yarn fabrics less prone to pilling by reducing friction. © Sciessent


A constant emphasis on innovation positioned Sciessent to recognise the textile industry’s lack of pilling technology that performs to consumer needs as a problem which required the right solution. Pilltec anti-pilling technology makes open-end-yarn fabrics less prone to pilling by reducing friction and holding these shorter fibres together. Not only is Pilltec environmentally friendly and safe for the skin, but it also cuts down on manufacturing costs associated with using ring-spun yarns. Pilltec can be used in conjunction with other Sciessent technologies to provide multi-functional benefits.

“Solution-based innovation is important here at Sciessent, as it enables us to provide the answer to legitimate problems our customers have”, said Sciessent CEO, Paul C. Ford. “Not only is Pilltec a great example of that, but it offers a great opportunity for textile and apparel manufacturers to further differentiate their products through the combined usage of Sciessent’s product set.”

Early Pilltec trials completed with current customers elicited positive feedback and results showing it significantly minimizes pilling in fabrics made with open-end yarns. Pilltec applied at the finishing stage forms a soft matrix around the fibre bundle, providing greater stability and resistance to abrasion by holding these shorter fibres together. Sciessent’s Agion, Lava X2, Agion Active X2, and Pilltec products are all bluesign approved and listed on the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation ZDHC Gateway, complying with ZDHC Level 3 requirements.

  • About Sciessent: Sciessent is a leading provider of customised antimicrobial, odour control, and water repellent solutions that enhance the value of manufacturers’ products. Agion antimicrobial solutions from Sciessent have been incorporated into a wide range of healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications, including medical devices, drinking water applications, and textiles/apparel.

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