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NICCA’s PFC-free DWR ‘NEOSEED NR-8800’ earns R&D 100 Award

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As part of their efforts to achieve the SDGs, they are working to eliminate the use and emission of potentially harmful chemicals. In response to this trend, the movement to seek PFC-free-based DWR is accelerating worldwide.

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Figure: NICCA’s PFC-free DWR ‘NEOSEED NR-8800’, which combines silicone-specific soft texture with excellent water repellency, received the ‘2020 R&D 100 Award.’

However, acrylic and urethane-based DWR, which have become the mainstream alternative techniques, have suffered from issues such as hardening of texture of the treated fabrics and generation of scratch marks.

In an effort to increase the level of technology, NICCA began joint development with Dow, a global material science manufacturer, in the U.S. After many years of joint developments, it finally completed ‘NEOSEED NR-8800’ that is both water repellent and soft texture.

NICCA’s PFC-free DWR ‘NEOSEED NR-8800’, which combines silicone-specific soft texture with excellent water repellency, received the ‘2020 R&D 100 Award’ sponsored by R&D World Magazine in the United States.

NICCA’s PFC-free DWR ‘NEOSEED NR-8800’, which combines silicone-specific soft texture with excellent water repellency, received the ‘2020 R&D 100 Award’ sponsored by R&D World Magazine in the United States.

‘NEOSEED NR-8800’ is an innovative product that solves the problem of seam slippage, which was a drawback of conventional silicone-based water repellents, with advanced surfactant technology, and its technology was highly evaluated.

The ‘R&D 100 Award’ is a commendation for the best 100 products and technologies that have been put into practical use in the past year for research supported by industry, academia, and government. It is one of the world’s prestigious technology awards that have been awarded based on ‘technical superiority’.

Features of ‘NEOSEED NR-8800’

‘NEOSEED NR-8800’ offers the following values as a DWR that combines excellent water repellency with soft texture.

  • Achieves water repellency with excellent washing durability, making it ideal for fields that require high water repellency such as outdoor wear
  • It can be used for a wide range of applications such as thin and lightweight material, as it does not impair the texture of the fabric
  • Provides the treated fabric with excellent tear strength and anti-seam slip properties, preventing the fabric from deteriorating due to abrasion during wear

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