Huntsman Textile cooperation with DuPont introduced a new, non-fluorinated lasting waterproof textiles and clothing, reportedly the industry's first and only renewable water treatment technology. This is 63% derived from plant-based material non-GM plateau.
To promote a more sustainable development of the global textile industry sustained efforts, Huntsman Textile Effects and DuPont subsidiary Chemours company, launched Zelan R3, it is a renewable resource, fluorine-lasting waterproof finishing techniques. It claims to be a breakthrough product, and considered to be: today the industry's first and only available renewable water treatment technology.
Huntsman said the new DWR finishing technology of 63% renewable resource content, derived from a variety of plant-based sources, which are non-GM and non-food materials plateau. This is fully in line with Oeko-Tex 100 ecological textile standard specifications, and meet zero discharge of hazardous chemicals (ZDHC) joint roadmap production Restricted Substances List (MRSL).
Huntsman said that after the new effective waterproof DWR treatment technology and general water-based liquids, such as juice, hot coffee and red wine, and the design can be used in cotton, synthetic and blended fabrics. It claims that it has over conventional non-fluorinated agent three times the durability, providing high-performance water washed at least 30 times the effect may be, it is quite leading waterproofing products.
The treatment agent is applied to the load applied to the other level or below in the typical repellent finish, and may be combined with the Phobol Xan Extender to further improve the washing durability.
Lee Howarth Huntsman global marketing manager, said the increasing demand for non-destructive brand of high performance and long-lasting sustainable development of renewable resources, products and services. After finishing technology development Zelan R3 is to meet this demand, providing excellent waterproof protection, while also reducing the impact on the environment of the treated fabrics.
It was also revealed that, Chemours now apply to become a bluesign partner, and allows the company to evaluate the finished Zelan R3 achieve bluesign approved, as well as being listed in bluesign bluefinder the list.