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Europlasma presents DWR nanocoating technology at Techtextil India 2015

The Nanofics plasma coatings are free from PFOA and PFOS and can be applied roll-to-roll to fabrics or membranes, or to finished products.

24th September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Oudenaarde

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

Europlasma’s Nanofics technology is used by a renowned customer base for the coating of filtration products, functional textiles, medical devices and consumer electronics.

The product refers to nanoscaled functionalization into the core of complex shaped materials and products, the company reports. It is Europlasma’s patented and patent pending nanocoating technology platform, first applied on industrial scale in 1996.

Nanofics DWR

The Nanofics DWR is derived from the Nanofics 110 coatings, which are said to be highly water repellent (water contact angle of 110 degrees according to ASTM D5946) and highly oil repellent (oil repellency level 6 according to ISO 14419) nanocoatings deposited by low pressure plasma technology. These coatings are also free from harmful PFOA and PFOS chemicals.

The plasma coatings can be applied roll-to-roll to fabrics or membranes, or to finished products, such as shoes, garments or accessories.

Clean plasma technology

“We see great interest from different industries to use Nanofics instead of wet chemical processing for functionalization of technical textiles. Customers not only use Nanofics to increase the performance of their materials, at the same they want to reduce their environmental footprint by using dry and clean plasma technology,” explained Peter Martens, Europlasma’s Sales & Product Manager.

“From several case studies we have found that our customers, by using only 1kg of Nanofics DWR chemical, they can save the world from 5kg of traditional wet chemicals, more than 115kg of waste water, and almost 80kg of CO2. Nanofics DWR also eliminates the use of crosslinking agents, chlorides, formaldehyde, and other toxic products.”

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