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GTT hits its stride with Empel

Independent tests prove that Empel uses no PFOA/PFOS in its chemistry.

31st January 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Albuquerque, NM, USA


A series of new products based on the Empel dry-finishing platform developed by Green Theme Technologies (GTT), headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are poised for launch in 2022.

Empel currently delivers the highest performance durable water repellent (DWR), anti-wicking and stain release treatment on the global market, outperforming C6 fluorocarbon options, the company says.

Recent independent tests conducted by Bureau Veritas prove that Empel uses no PFOA/PFOS in its chemistry to achieve its water repellent fabric protection.

Performance apparel brands such as Black Diamond, TREW Gear, Stoney Creek, and Artilect are currently producing apparel products that use Empel and several household brands will join the list in 2022 as they complete their field and in-house testing.

“Since we opened for business in 2017, we’ve been gaining momentum and we anticipate 2022 will be a year of strong growth,” said GTT’s CEO David Andreas. “Thanks to our existing brand partners, consumers are choosing gear treated with Empel because it protects them from the elements better, lasts longer than C6 options and the chemistry is PFOA and PFOS free.”

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