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Huntsman launches new non-fluorinated DWR

Huntsman Textile Effects, the high quality dyes and chemical manufacturer who develops innovative solutions including built in freshness, sun protection and reduce water consumption — has introduced Phobotex RSY non- fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR). This will permit brands and retailers to meet global demand for eco-friendly clothing that require extreme rain- and stain-protection.

Internationally, the market for outdoor apparel is growing and customers demand comfort and high-performance protection. Rain- stain- and soil- resistant effects are therefore of prime importance. Today, the industry is shifting away from traditional formulations based on per-fluorinated chemicals (PFCs) due to environmental health and safety concerns.

Lee Howarth, Global Marketing Manager for Finishing at Huntsman Textile Effects disclosed, “Phobotex RSY durable water repellent raises the bar for performance on synthetics, allowing brands to offer high-performance weather protection to outdoor enthusiasts with an assurance of eco-friendly sustainability. As a trusted partner to the industry, Huntsman Textile Effects continues to lead the transition to non-fluorinated DWR alternatives that meet stringent environment, health and safety standards.”

Phobotex RSY durable water repellent is an environmentally friendly, non- fluorinated formulation that textile manufacturers can bank on to produce sustainable textile products without compromising on performance. This new addition complements Huntsman Textile Effects’ existing range of durable water repellents.

Providing effective protection in extreme environments, Phobotex RSY durable water repellent repulses rain, sleet and snow and performs well on synthetics and blends. It is reported to be an ideal solution for high-performance outerwear fabrics while offering breathable comfort and durable water repellence. Fabrics treated with Phobotex RSY durable water repellent also repel stains, so they look new for longer periods of time and can be easily spot cleaned