Rudolf: Bio-inspired fluorine-free, water rep...

Bio-inspired fluorine-free, water repellent finishes


Mother Nature has designed many ways to benefit from water and to be sheltered from it. Biologically inspired engineering has been used by the producer of textile auxiliaries Rudolf GmbH, Geretsried/Germany, to produce Bionic-Finish Eco for use on textiles and apparel for protection against water.

Bionic-Finish Eco comes as a reviewed and extended family of non-halogenated, APEO-free, fluorine-free formulations suited for different materials and designed for different applications and needs. Still very much based on patented dendrimer technology, the new and strengthened Bionic-Finish Eco product portfolio provides non-fluorinated and highly durable water repellent textile finishes for high-performance, professional applications (e.g. when brushing resistance is required). It delivers highly efficient and durable performance with low application amounts thus does not affect fabric feel and appearance. The technology fulfills a range of challenging technical requirements (e.g. minimal impact on flame retardant properties of technical fibers), and is suitable for both sportswear and outdoor applications, as well as for casual apparel and fashion clothing.
The formulation is bluesign approved, ZDHC chemical gateway certified and compliant with most RSLs; Bionic-Finish Eco new portfolio includes universal and versatile solutions targeting the most standard requirements, as well as customized solutions that meet more demanding and specific expectations such as improved resistance to dry-cleaning.

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