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Nano-Care develops water and oil repellent coating
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Feb '18
Courtesy: PR Newswire
Courtesy: PR Newswire
Nano-Care Deutschland, a company based in Saarwellingen, has developed a coating system for water and oil repellency that aims to revolutionise textile finishing. The system is the result of ban on currently used C8 technologies due to environmental concerns. There have been demands for innovation in the textile finishing sector to meet ecological demands.

"Removal of 'C8 fluorocarbon technology', which will be banned due to its emissions of PFOS and PFOA, leaves a significant performance gap in the market," says Oliver Sonntag, Nano-Care director. "The great challenge for us has been to retain existing high standards of oil repellency - whilst eliminating long-chain fluorination. We have solved this problem by creating a special silicon dioxide backbone." The result - Nanoflex F-Bond, marketed under the umbrella brand Intelligent Hybrids is based on liquid concentrates and is applied using common industrial dipping methods.

For many years there has been strong pressure for innovation in the textile finishing sector to meet increasing regulation and ecological demands. As a spin-off from the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM), Nano-Care Deutschland sees a market potential amounting to the hundreds of millions Euros.

"Our particular focus is on military, work-wear and health sectors which have to satisfy especially high performance requirements and currently have only temporary permission to use C8 technologies. Their elimination - particularly outside the European Union - is an important step towards achieving 'ecological sustainability' in the textile industry," Sonntag adds.

Nano-Care Deutschland has been developing innovative coatings for textiles and other surfaces since its founding in the year 2000. On reorganising its corporate structure at the beginning of 2018, the new Textile Effects' department will develop further specialisation in the sector. Specifically the company partners "private label" clients, be they manufacturers of surface coatings, distributors of chemical products or users of high-tech surface finishes. Currently, companies and consumers in more than 65 countries benefit from their multi-functional performance advantages. (SV)

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