Avient introduces CESA fiber additives for fiber and textile applications to support demand for lightweight, comfortable outdoor clothing; additives offer benefits including heat absorption

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SHANGHAI , April 14, 2022 (press release) –

Avient today launched CESA™ fiber additives, a new generation of heat-preservation additive formulations for fiber and textile applications to help brands more easily meet consumer demand for lightweight, comfortable outdoor clothing.  

Fabrics made with CESA fiber additives can absorb more heat when exposed to solar rays. Photothermally active particles added to the fibers help transform the energy of invisible light rays into heat for enhanced comfort in cold temperatures. When exposed to a light source for 10 minutes, this new generation of heat-preservation additives can provide a temperature increase of up to 12°C for PET and PA fibers. This represents a performance improvement of up to one-hundred percent over Avient’s previous generation of additives which have been the leading solutions in fiber industry. 

“Today’s lifestyles often involve outdoor activity, even in cold weather, and that leads to increasing demand for functional clothing that is warm while remaining lightweight,” said Say-Eng Lee, Vice President and General Manager of Color & Additives Asia at Avient.  “Our continuous innovation and improvement in fabric solutions is a demonstration of how we work to help our customers meet evolving consumer needs and stay ahead in a dynamic marketplace.”

CESA fiber additives are intended for use in applications including clothing, home textiles and technical fabrics for thermal insulation. They also can be combined with specific colorants into a single, customized masterbatch to simplify manufacturing. 

About Avient
Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with 2021 revenues of $4.8 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility

Avient employs approximately 8,700 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®.  For more information, visit www.avient.com.
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