SWITZERLAND: Eco-friendly approval for water repellent finish
Swiss firm Schoeller Textil says Greenpeace has recommended its Ecorepel water and dirt repelling textile finish as an alternative for brands trying to phase out harmful flurocarbons and PFCs.
Schoeller Textil says Ecorepel is environmentally friendly, biodegradable, abrasion proof and wash resistant. The finish replicates the oily secretion that makes ducks' feathers repel water, and is based on long paraffin chains that wrap themselves spiral-like around individual fibres, filaments or yarns in a very fine film.
This reduces surface tension, so that water droplets and mud simply run off, without affecting the breathability of the fabric, with the fabric feel remaining soft, the company Textil claims.
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