Study confirms negative impact of fluorinated DWORs

December 17th, 2018

A three-year, EU life-cycle assessment study to evaluate alternatives to fluorine-based durable water- and oil-repellents (DWOR) for textiles has concluded that fluorinated formulations have a negative environmental impact “10 to 40 times larger” than fluorine-free alternatives. Ecotextile News reported that the study also confirmed that fluorine-free water repellent coatings can do the same job as […]

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