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Huntsman launches non-fluorinated durable water repellents for textile

Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced the new PHOBOTEX® RSY non-fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR) standard for repellency especially on high-performance synthetic textiles on 15 November 2017 in Singapore, said a media release. This will allow brands and retailers to meet global demand for eco-friendly clothing that requires extreme rain- and stain- protection.

The release pointed out that PHOBOTEX® RSY water repellent is an environmentally friendly, non-fluorinated formulation that customers and global brands can rely on completely to produce sustainable textile products without compromising performance. This new addition complements Huntsman Textile Effects’ comprehensive range of durable water repellents and reinforces their position as the textile industry’s leading provider of non-fluorinated technology.

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Quoting Lee Howarth, Global Marketing Manager for Finishing at Huntsman Textile Effects, the release said, “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. Being 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”.

This provides effective protection in extreme environments like rain, sleet and snow as well as performs well on synthetics and blends. It is also ideal for high-performance outerwear fabrics, offering breathable comfort and durable water repellence. Fabrics look new for longer and can be easily spot cleaned which are treated byPHOBOTEX® RSY durable water repellent.

PHOBOTEX® RSY durable water repellent a non-fluorinated technologies and complies with the latest requirements of bluesign, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) and the Restricted Substances Lists of the world’s global brands. It isalso suitable for OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 when applied as recommended. Besides, PHOBOTEX® RSY durable water repellent meets the criteria for Textile Effects’ HIGH IQ® Repel performance assurance scheme that ensures fabrics conform to stringent performance requirements too.

Huntsman Textile Effects, one of the global leaders in textile dyes and chemicals, is leading the change and helping to pioneer a sustainable textile industry through our cutting-edge innovation and by collaborating with stakeholders across the entire textile value chain. Recently, Huntsman unveils their latest innovations for sustainable growth of the textile industry.

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