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New Schoeller technology protects against fingerprints and dirt

Swiss company Schoeller launches its new finishing technology called NanoSphere Plus.

4th April 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Sevelen

Medical/Hygiene, Clothing/​Footwear

The special effect of the new development is protection against fingerprints. © Schoeller

Swiss company Schoeller launches its new finishing technology called NanoSphere Plus at the upcoming Techtextil trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens that takes place from 14-17 May in Frankfurt.

The special effect of this new development is protection against fingerprints and greasy stains. Furthermore, even after being absorbed by the fabric stains are quickly and easily wiped away without washing, the company reports.

NanoSphere Plus, developed by Schoeller Technologies, the business unit for technologies at Schoeller Textil, works on the basis of a functional chain. Textiles are equipped with a matrix finish to reduce the capillary effect in the textile’s fibres. Especially unpleasant sebum residues and dirt that are often released by finger and handprints are less absorbed by the fabric and can be easily wiped away.

Beside the protection against finger and handprints, textiles with NanoSphere Plus are additionally water and oil repellent, abrasion resistant and durable. “The finishing technology rarely affects the look or feel of the fabric,” the company adds.

“Non-washable textiles that are often touched by hands or fingers, or fabrics that are in direct contact with the skin benefit most from this new technology. Therefore, NanoSphere Plus is ideal for woven fabrics and synthetic leather or synthetic suede for bags, covers of electronical devices, head phones, loud speakers or other items in the field of interior equipment.”

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