Sublino Ltd is a specialty chemical company, part of the RESCHEM group, who supply surface primers into the textile industry. Sublino was founded as a corporate spin-off in 2016 specifically to focus on the development of a new type of polymer chemistry, known under the brand name LoVOC®; the patents for which were acquired in 2014.
LoVOC® is a treatment technology which employs a new type of polymer chemistry allowing the polymer properties to be altered without affecting the backbone and polymerisability. The primary purpose of LoVOC® treatments is to increase the surface energy of a substrate and to add specific functionality to a surface. This allows the surface to behave more favourably towards certain processes (e.g. increasing the surface energy makes bonding more effective, adding fluorinated functionality will give hydro- and oleo-phobic effects).
The R&D facilities at Sublino have been focusing on the two original applications for the LoVOC® technology, which is to improve the dyeability of textiles and to be used as a bonding agent for textiles. A range of LoVOC® products are now available which can satisfy both of these markets.