Speciality textile chemicals supplier CHT says it’s seen a spike in demand for formaldehyde-free binders used in textile finishing and pigment dyeing – despite some initial doubts about the effectiveness of these types of formulations. Formaldehyde-based finishes, as is the case with many chemicals used in the textile supply chain, have come under greater regulatory scrutiny, and this chemical regularly features on apparel brand RSLs, MRSLs as well as regional environmental regulations.