Many manufacturers have already successfully replaced textile finishes containing fluorocarbons with fluorocarbon-free (PFC-free) finishes. The PFC-free, water-repellent ecorepel technology from Schoeller Textil AG, Sevelen/Switzerland, has now been further developed to allow for successful application on textiles and apparel that are “dry clean only.”
ecorepel DCR achieves very good water-repellency results, even after several home launderings and professional dry cleaning cycles. In addition, tests show that materials finished with this product are highly resistant to abrasion and scuffing.
This technology is available for licensing and can be used in a variety of applications, such as outdoor, sport and fashion apparel, as well as upholstery fabrics.