Our range of SiO2 coatings for textiles delivers innovative finishes for functional fabrics, smooth leather and suede of all types. During textile application, surfaces are re-created on a molecular level or improved by nanotechnology (“boosters”). These molecular changes inhibit the absorption of liquids by making the fibres hydrophobic to fluids and dirt repellent, whilst maintaining the comfort and feel of the fabric.
This nano coatings product range comprises hydrophobic easy-clean C6 fluorocarbon and fluorine-free coatings that provide a real alternative to outdated C8 fluorocarbon technologies. This development helps companies to meet their environmental and ethical responsibilities without reducing product performance.
The easy-clean range also includes specialist nano coatings suitable for leather application to maintain suppleness and original appearance.
Our products are available in bulk for use by OEMs during the commercial finishing process by pad or spray application. Others are suitable for use in self-application formats in commercial and consumer markets. The range provides dirt, stain and water repellence and is implemented across the textile industry from upholstery to apparel to tenting materials.
Wherever possible, our products correspond with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) pathway and meet the Ökotex Eco passport standard (please see individual products).