Plant inspires repellant fabric coating

June 16th, 2015

Harvard University researchers say they have modified cotton and polyester fabrics with a coating that repels almost any type of substance. Inspired by the carnivorous Pitcher plant, which uses a mixture of fluids and a mechanical trap to ensnare insects, SLIPS Technologies, also based in Cambridge, Mass., developed its Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces, which launched […]

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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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