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Archroma introduces new PFC-free* Smartrepel® technology

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, recently launched Smartrepel® Hydro SR liq, a new PFC-free* technology for the repellence of water-based stains.

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Figure: Smartrepel® Hydro SR liq at the core of the new SAFE SEATS NextGen system, which will be also launched at Techtextil.

This new innovation will be presented at the Techtextil exhibition, started on June 21, 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany, and will be the highlight of a panel discussion scheduled at the booth.

With the principles of “The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature”, the innovation has been developed.

Smartrepel® Hydro SR liq is the latest addition to a range of micro-encapsulated, highly biodegradable, non-PFC based technology offering exceptional, durable water repellency to all cotton and synthetic fibers, and their blends.

The new Smartrepel® Hydro SR liq has been specifically developed for soil repellent finishes aiming to offer industry-leading protection against water-based stains such as coffee, red wine and ketchup, in applications such as home textiles, table clothes upholstery, car seats and interior textiles.

The new grade offers the signature Smartrepel® high performance standard, a perfect symbiosis of water protection, soil repellence, breathability and durability with the soft hand-feel that is sought after by consumers.

The Smartrepel® product range supports the increasing adoption of eco-advanced materials and production processes by textile producers and brand owners adhering to standards such as ZDHC, bluesign and Oeko-tex.

Smartrepel® Hydro SR liq at the core of the new SAFE SEATS NextGen system, which will be also launched at Techtextil.

Roland Borufka, Head of Competence Center Repellents at Archroma, said, “Archroma creates innovations that help make end-articles that are safe, efficient and enhanced.”

Also, they are therefore very proud of the new addition to our Smartrepel® series. With this, they bring a durable repellence solution for water-based stains, one that is not only PFC free* but is also showing industry-leading performance. Because it’s their nature.

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