Nikwax partners with Outdoor Research

May 17th, 2023

Outdoor Research (OR), an outdoor gear and apparel company, has announced a strategic partnership with Nikwax, a pioneer in aftercare solutions for outdoor gear, apparel, and footwear. The partnership will officially launch in September 2023. Under the partnership, Nikwax will become OR’s preferred partner for after-purchase Durable Water Repellent (DWR) care and treatment. This collaboration […]

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GTT announces $5.4 million in new financing

October 10th, 2022

Green Theme Technologies Inc (GTT) based in Albuquerque, N.M., has announced that it has raised $5.4 million in its series B2 financing. The company, a producer of water-free and PFAS-free textile finishing, says that it will use the new capital to grow its water-free EMPEL™ performance technologies, which now include its durable water repellent (DWR) finish, stain protection, […]

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Toray announces its more durable DWR, Kudos XT

May 6th, 2020

Toray Industries Inc. has announced Kudos XT, a new durable water repellent (DWR) delivering higher levels of durability for both abrasion and machine washing. The breakdown of DWR treatment and subsequent "wetting out" of a garment's outer layer has been a top consumer complaint since the advent of waterproof/breathable fabrics.  DWR treatments improved over time, but consumers objected […]

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Sciessent launches fluorocarbon-free CURB water repellent

March 4th, 2016

Antimicrobial and antiodor solutions developer Sciessent, based in Wakefield, Mass., has introduced CURB, a fluorocarbon-free durable water-repellent (DWR) fabric finish for outdoor active wear. Offering enhanced, breathable protection from rain and moisture, CURB delivers the same water repellency as existing technologies without the use of harmful fluorocarbons. Similar to other DWR treatments, CURB gives textiles […]

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Huntsman offers ZELAN® R3 repellent finish

May 8th, 2015

Singapore-based chemical maker Huntsman Textile Effects and the Chemours Company FC LLC, a subsidiary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Inc., introduce ZELAN® R3, a renewably sourced, non-fluorinated water-repellent finish. Based on a new technology from Del.-based Chemours, the product is the industry’s only currently available, renewably sourced water-repellent treatment. ZELAN® R3 contains […]

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