Speaker: Magali Brown, Ph.D., NICCA
Presentation Title: The Right Fluorine Free Durable Water Repellent for Your Application
There are many difficulties that the Textile Industry is currently facing with the change of going from fluorinated chemistry to a fluorine free chemistry. There is also still a stigma regarding the performance of PFC-Free Durable Water Repellent due to the first generation of products was not reaching the water repellency level of C6 and had no oil repellency. The latter is still true but the water repellency performance is now on par with C6 as long as the textile material is adequately prepared to receive the right PFC-Free DWR finishing.
In that regard NICCA has spent a lot of efforts developing PFC-Free DWR that meet the multiple requirements that the Textile Industry and especially the Apparel Industry has been looking for. This presentation will explain what these chemistries are, how to choose the right one and how to make them perform the right way.