Nano care textile effects

The “textile effects” nano coatings range delivers innovative finishes for functional textiles, smooth leather and suede. Smart surfaces are re-created on a molecular level using textile products and are improved by nanotechnology boosters.

By combining innovative materials with well-established foundation technologies, we create Intelligent Hybrids®: systems that set new benchmarks in textile performance.

Nanoflex® Tex is a water-based spray-on product that has been developed with the home application sector in mind. The simple spray application makes this an ideal product for own-label retail, leisure and outdoor sports/equestrian sectors.

The hydrophobic easy-clean coating is also ideal for the following domestic applications:

  • Absorbent upholstered furniture
  • Suede
  • Alcantara leather
  • Most carpets and curtains (must be free from dirt and surface-active residues)

Nanoflex® Tex versatility comes from its ability to form a water, dirt and oil repellent effect within the fabric’s fibres. This user-friendly, water-based, non-hazardous SiO2 coating is available in a range of strengths depending on application requirements.

Nanoflex® Tex is Ökotex certified (ECO Passport), UV stable and non-migratory.

Product Information

Nanoflex® Tex

Specification
Chemical basis: modified silicon dioxide
Layer thickness: approx. 100 – 150 nm
Water resistance: between 130° and 150° (20µl)
Oil resistance: between 120° and 130° (20µl)
Slip angle: not applicable
Temperature stability: 250°C permanent, 450°C peak
Chemical stability: between pH 1 and pH 13
Weather resistance: 3500h pursuant to ISO 11507 A
Wash stability: 10-40 washes LTD according to (AATCC) Test Method 135, ECE formulation washing powder, non-phosphate reference
Salt water resistant: yes
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 2 years
Temperature sensitivity: 1°C to 30°C
Consumption: 80 – 150 ml/m2
Application: The liquid is applied to the surface using standard pump spray systems. If the substrate does not instantly absorb, roller application is advised to ensure uniform wetting. The coating is fully cured after 24 hours.
Standard unit sizes: 1,5,20,200,960 litres along with

bespoke own labelling fulfilment service.

Foulard/padding application is also possible. The wash stability can be increased in this process with Nanoflex WX (crosslinker).

Materials must be free of anionic, surfactant residues. Silicones or surfactants impair performance and adhesion. We would be happy to offer technical support for pre-cleaning – please call on 01691 654 282.

Nanoflex® Tex Range is available in Textile, Tex 2 and Tex 4 quality grades. These formulae contain respectively a lower and/or higher proportion of active components. The product is water-based and a non-hazardous material according to ADR and IATA. It can also be shipped as a liquid concentrate (Nanoflex® Konzentrat TP).

Please observe the safety data sheet when handling Nanoflex®Tex Range.

The Nanoflex® F-Bond system has been developed in collaboration with one of the world’s largest textile manufacturers to address the potential loss in performance between the transition from C8 fluorocarbons to C6 fluorocarbons in order to meet environmental targets. This has involved the creation of boosters based on ultra-thin silicon dioxide. Boosters give C6 technology a greater impact whilst significantly reducing the amount of fluorine through the intelligent arrangement of SiO2 coatings and C6 fluorocarbons.

Nanoflex® F-Bond is an in-process manufacturing fluorine-free coating that combines several concentrates which are diluted and applied using the foulard/padding process:

  • Nanoflex® TH4 – silica-backbone and boosters (cationic)
  • Nanoflex® F-Bond – ecologically optimised C6 fluorocarbon polymer (mild cationic)
  • Nanoflex® W11 – crosslinker for adhesion
  • Nanoflex® WA – wetting agent (for wetting issues)

Nanoflex® F Bond is Ökotex certified (ECO Passport), UV stable and non-migratory.

Product Information

Nanoflex® F-Bond

Specification
Chemical basis: modified silicon dioxide / C6 fluorocarbon
Layer thickness: approx. 300 – 1000 nm
Water resistance: AATCC 22 / 100, ISO 4920 / 5
Oil resistance: ISO 14419 / 8-6 (depending on substrate)
Slip angle: not specified
Temperature stability: 220°C
Chemical stability: good LTD effects after chemical cleaning
Weather resistance: up to 3500h in accordance with ISO 11507 A
Wash resistance: 25 – 100 washes LTD accordance with (AATCC) Test Method 135, ECE formulation washing powder, non-phosphate reference
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 1 year
Temperature sensitivity: 1°C to 40°C
Consumption: 50 – 80% pick-up (ready mix)
Formula: To achieve an outstanding, permanent stain guard against oil/grease and water-based contaminants e.g. on CO and synthetic blends, the following are recommended:

  • 20 – 30 gr/L Nanoflex® F-Bond
  • 10 gr/L Nanoflex® TH4
  • 8 gr/L Nanoflex® W11
  • 10 gr/L Nanoflex® WA
  • 0.5 gr/L acetic acid (60%)

Water absorption 50 – 80%
Drying under standard operating conditions, recommended: 100 – 130°C for 2 min
Subsequent curing: 170 – 185°C for 1 – 1.5 min.

For treating white or temperature-sensitive (<150°C) materials, we recommend using the alternative product WX instead of W11.

Materials must be free of anionic, surfactant residues. Silicones and surfactants impair performance and adhesion. We would be happy to offer technical support for pre-cleaning, please call 01691 654 282.

The product is based on non-flammable chemicals, which are non-hazardous according to ADR and IATA. Please observe the respective safety data sheet when using individual components.

Nanoflex® Repel Eco (and Repel Eco Plus) systems are designed to provide a high level of water and water-based contaminant repellence for all fibres.  Both products comprise several concentrates that are diluted and applied in the foulard/padding process:

  • Nanoflex® Repel Eco – nano-modified resin (cationic)
  • Nanoflex® WAN – crosslinker for adhesion
  • Nanoflex® WPB – wetting agent (for wetting issues)

Both are fluorine-free coatings that correspond to the ZDHC joint road map.

Product Information

Nanoflex® Repel Eco

Specification
Chemical basis: Nano-modified resin
Layer thickness: > 1000 nm
Water resistance: AATCC 22 / 100, ISO 4920 / 5
Oil resistance: no, can be combined with Nanoflex F-Bond for oil resistance
Slip angle: not specified
Temperature stability: 220°C
Chemical stability: good LTD effects after chemical cleaning
Weather resistance: up to > 500h pursuant to ISO 11507 A
Wash resistance: 30 – 40 washes LTD pursuant to (AATCC) Test Method 135, ECE formulation washing powder, non-phosphate reference
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 1 year
Temperature sensitivity: 1°C to 40°C
Consumption: 60 – 80% pick-up (ready mix)
Formula: To achieve an outstanding, permanent stain guard against water-based contaminants e.g. on CO and synthetic blends, the following are recommended:

  • 50 – 80 gr/L Nanoflex® repel Eco
  • 10 gr/L Nanoflex® WAN
  • 10 gr/L Nanoflex® WPB
  • 0.5 gr/L acetic acid (60%)

 

 

Water absorption 60 – 80%
Drying under standard operating conditions, recommended: 100°C for 2 min
Subsequent curing: 150°C for 5 min.

Materials must be free of anionic, surfactant residues. Silicones or surfactants impair effect and adhesion. We would be happy to offer technical support for pre-cleaning, please call 01691 654282.

Exceptional wash resistance can be achieved, even without the use of WAN. Therefore, it is only required for optimum results. Replacing Nanoflex® repel Eco with Nanoflex® repel Eco H (high-performance) offers even greater durability against hydrostatic pressure.

Follow-up analysis is needed for Ökotex Class I textiles. The product contains low quantities of formaldehyde.

The product is based on non-flammable chemicals. They are non-hazardous according to ADR and IATA. Please observe the respective safety data sheet when using the individual components.

Nanoflex® L-Care is an easily-applied dirt and water-repellent leather treatment. The nano coating is particularly effective on smooth leather upholstery, footwear and clothing. Not only does Nanoflex® L-Care provide excellent protection, it also nourishes to regain appearance, feel and suppleness.

Nanoflex® L-Care is a SiO2 coating with performance attributes that are achieved through the unique combination of silicon dioxide and wax hybrid structures. This intelligent coating also corresponds with the ZDHC joint road map, which we fully support as part of our drive for sustainability within the textile industry.

Product Information

Nanoflex® L-Care

Specification
Chemical basis: combination of modified silicon dioxide and wax
Layer thickness: > 300 nm
Water resistance: between 130° and 150° (20µl)
Oil resistance: no
Slip angle: not applicable
Temperature stability: 180°C
Chemical stability: between pH 3 and pH 11
Weather resistance: 500h pursuant to ISO 11507 A
Wash stability: low
Salt water resistant: yes
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 1 year
Temperature sensitivity: 1°C to 30°C
Consumption: 30 – 50 ml/m2
Application: the coating is applied to the surface using a standard pump spray. If the substrate cannot instantly absorb the liquid, e.g. smooth leather, it should be rubbed in using gentle polishing motions. The coating is fully cured after 24 hours.
Standard unit size: 1,5,20,200, 1000l

Bespoke own labelling fulfilment service

 

Materials must be free of anionic, surfactant residues. Silicones or surfactants impair performance and adhesion. We would be happy to offer technical support for pre-cleaning, please call 01691 654 282.

The product can be affected if left for long periods of inactivity (e.g. creaming, sedimentation, separation). Stir or shake thoroughly before use.

The system conforms to all Ökotex classes (APEO/formaldehyde-free).

Nanoflex® L-Care is ready-mixed and is not available as a concentrate. The product is water-based and non-hazardous in accordance with ADR and IATA.

Please observe the relevant safety data sheet when using Nanoflex® L-Care.

Nanoflex® Wash-on is a hydrophobic polymer-based solution that creates water, dirt and oil-repellent properties for all fibres. The nano coating has been developed specifically for use in both domestic and industrial washing machines.

Nanoflex® Wash-on delivers exceptional repellent properties due to the arrangement of organic and inorganic structures within its formulation for all textile fibres. In every case, the fibres must be free from surface-active substances (silicones and surfactants).

Application enables re-waterproofing of a range of outdoor garments, horse rugs, rucksacks, gazebo and patio awnings etc. Nanoflex® Wash-on can be applied during the commercial laundering process or as an easy-clean consumer product for use in the home.

Product Information

Nanoflex® Wash-on

Specification
Chemical basis: fluorinated polymer
Layer thickness: > 300 nm
Water resistance: between 130° and 150° (20µl)
Oil resistance: between 120° and 130° (20µl)
Slip angle: not applicable
Temperature stability: 200°C
Chemical stability: between pH 1 and pH 13
Weather resistance: 500h pursuant to ISO 11507 A
Wash stability: 10 – 40 washes LTD pursuant to (AATCC) Test Method 135, ECE formulation washing powder, non-phosphate reference
Salt water resistant: yes
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 1 year
Temperature sensitivity: 1°C to 30°C
Consumption: 3 – 4% of the concentrate depending on the dry textile weight or 6 – 8% depending on volume of water in the washing machine
Application: the coating is applied during a wash cycle in conventional washing machines. No other detergent is required. Optimum performance is achieved from 4% based on the dry textile weight. The volume of water in the washing machine must be known in advance if dosage is measured on volume of water (6-8%).
Standard unit size: 1 , 5, 20, 200, 1000l

bespoke own labelling fulfilment service available

The product achieves performance after air-drying; and is maximised by tumble drying (50°C).

Materials must be free of anionic, surfactant residues. Silicones or surfactants impair effect and adhesion. We would be happy to offer technical support for pre-cleaning, please call 01691 654 282

Nanoflex® Wash-on is only available as a concentrate. The product is water-based and classified non-hazardous according to ADR and IATA.

Please observe the relevant safety data sheet when using Nanoflex® Wash-on.

Nanoflex® Tex Barrier is designed to produce a water-repellent and water pressure-resistant finish on cotton, Co-Co/SYN camping equipment and CO canvases. It is a fluorine-free coating with a paraffin-based formulation that corresponds to the ZDHC joint road map, helping to eliminate harmful chemicals from the textile industry.

The SiO2 coating comprises two concentrates that are diluted and applied in the foulard/padding process:

  • Nanoflex® Tex Barrier – nano-modified paraffin (cationic)
  • Nanoflex® WPB – wetting agent
Product Information

Nanoflex® Tex Barrier

Specification
Chemical basis: nano-modified paraffin
Layer thickness: > 2000 nm
Water resistance: AATCC 22 / 100, ISO 4920 / 5
Oil resistance: no
Slip angle: not specified
Temperature stability: 150°C
Chemical stability: low
Weather resistance: up to > 1500h pursuant to ISO 11507 A
Wash resistance: low
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 1 year
Temperature sensitivity: -20°C to 40°C
Consumption: 40 – 80% dilution pick-up
Formula: To achieve an outstanding water-repellent and water pressure-resistant finish on CO and synthetic blends, the following are recommended:

  • Rainwear (CO) 40 – 60 g/l (pick-up 60 – 70%)
  • Canvases (CO) or camping equipment 180 – 250 g/l (pick-up 50 – 80%)
  • Umbrella fabric (PA) 50 – 60 g/l (pick-up 50%)

 

Drying temperature 110 – 130°C > 3 min.

Materials must be free of anionic, surfactant residues. Silicones or surfactants impair effect and adhesion. We would be happy to offer technical support for pre-cleaning, please call 01691 654 282.

The system complies with all Ökotex classes (APEO/formaldehyde-free).

The product is based on non-flammable chemicals. They are non-hazardous according to ADR and IATA. Please observe the relevant safety data sheet when using the individual components.

Liquid Guard® Textile is a water-based multi-functional spray-on product. Primarily, it has antimicrobial properties, which are tested and certified to kill the following bacteria and viruses on contact:-

  • TGEV Coronavirus
  • Influenza A
  • Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA = methicillin-resilient Staphylococcus aureus)
  • Escherichia coli (intestinal bacteria)
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae (odour-creating bacteria)
  • Listeria monocytogenes (food-stuff)
  • Salmonella choleraesuis (food-stuff)
  • Aspergillus niger (slightly sporicidal)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Enterococcus hirae

Additionally, it effectively removes fungal and bacterial colonies from fabrics such as mattresses and mattress covers thereby reducing the feeding stock of house dust mites.

The antimicrobial function makes it an ideal coating for use on the following items of personal apparel and equipment: –

  • Health care uniforms
  • Masks
  • Kit bags

The coating also repels water and dirt making it highly suitable for use in high traffic public and commercial spaces – including hotel lobbies, bedrooms and on restaurant seating.

Due to its simple application method of ‘spray and air cure’ it is easy apply to: –

  • Upholstered headboards and furniture
  • Bed runners and decorative cushions
  • Carpets and curtains
  • Commercial soft furnishings
  • Automotive upholstery

Liquid Guard® Textile is applied to clean and dry fabric (free from surface active substances, such as silicon & surfactants) with any mist spray system. The coating is fully cured after six hours and is resistant to approximately twelve washes, or in the case of upholstery, it should be re-applied every twelve months.

For application on to smooth leather, Liquid Guard® Textile should be sprayed and polished out after application and then left to cure for six hours.

We take our environmental responsibility extremely seriously which is why Liquid Guard® Textile is free from SVHC (especially fluorine, PBT/PvB- & SVHC substances)

For the Liquid Guard® Textile full spectrum of information, please contact us.

Product Information

Liquid Guard® Textile

 

Specification
Chemical basis: a modified silica created a non-migrating antimicrobial glass layer
Layer thickness: Ca.150-300nm
Water resistance: slightly hydrophobic
Temperature

Stability:

150 degree Celsius
Chemical

Stability:

solvent-resistant
Weatherproof: 200h according to ISO 11507 A (corresponds to circa 3-4 years)
Resilience:

(mechanical)

Glass. ceramic > 40.000 cycles according to ISO 11998 (cleaning with water)

Noble metals > 20.000 cycles according to ISO 11998 (cleaning with water)

Plastics > 5.000 cycles according to ISO 11998 (cleaning with water)

Salt Water resistant: yes
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 1 year
Temperature Sensitivity: 3 to 40°C
Usage: spray and air cure
Application: apply to clean and dry fabric (free from surface active substances, such as silicon and surfactants), with a mist spray system.

After 6 hours the coating is cured.

N.B. when applying to smooth leather, Liquid Guard® Textile should be sprayed and polished out after application and then left to cure for six hours.

 

Compatible surfaces

Liquid Guard® Textile can be used on all absorbent textiles including these surfaces:

  • Upholstered headboards and furniture
  • Bed runners and decorative cushions
  • Carpets and curtains
  • Commercial soft furnishings
  • Corporate apparel and uniforms

N.B. On suede fabrics water drops may remain after application.  When applying to smooth leather, Liquid Guard® Textile should be sprayed and polished out after application and then left to cure for six hours.

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