New solvent-free textile coatings for a range of uses including apparel has been launched by advanced materials provider Momentive Performance Materials.

The company said the addition curable Room Temperature Vulcanizate (RTV) and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) products had a range of benefits, including water repellency, high chemical resistance, good adhesion, suitability for skin contact applications, and ease of processing.

The new coating products do not contain any added organotins, phthalates, formaldehyde and solvents, the company says. This means they may be eligible to comply with standards such as the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, a testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production.