Tanatex Chemicals Introduces HydrECO Concept Fluorine-Free Finishes
The Netherlands-based specialty chemicals producer Tanatex Chemicals has introduced new
fluorine-free technology for water repellency under the HydrECO Concept name. The technology avoids
any of the environmental questions being raised about C8 and more recently C6 fluorocarbon
technology by using fluorine-free 3D molecules to impart waterproof properties under even extreme
situations, according to the company. Applications include technical fabrics such as awnings, boat
covers and outdoor furnishings; as well as apparel including rain gear and sportswear.
The line features BAYGARD® WRS for man-made fibers, and Baygard WRC for cotton and cotton
blends. The company reports the water-repellent effect is highly durable, and imparts a pleasant
hand to fabrics.
July 30, 2013