Huntsman Textile Effects Raises Bar for Non-Fluorinated DWRs

Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced the new Phobotex RSY non-fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR) that raises the standard for repellency especially on high-performance synthetic textiles. This new product will allow brands and retailers to meet global demand for eco-friendly garments that require extreme rain and stain protection.

Lee Howarth, Global Marketing Manager for Finishing at Huntsman Textile Effects, says, “Phobotex RSY raises the bar for performance on synthetics, allowing brands to offer high-performance weather protection to outdoor enthusiasts with an assurance of eco-friendly sustainability.”

Phobotex RSY is an environmentally friendly, non-fluorinated formulation that global brands can rely on to produce sustainable textile products without compromising performance. This new addition complements the company’s comprehensive range of durable water repellents, and reinforces its position as the textile industry’s leading provider of non-fluorinated technology.

Providing effective protection in extreme environments, Phobotex RSY repulses rain, sleet and snow, and performs well on synthetics and blends. It is ideal for high-performance outerwear fabrics, offering breathable comfort and durable water repellence. Fabrics treated with Phobotex RSY also repel stains, so they stay looking new for longer and can be easily spot cleaned.

Phobotex RSY is based on non-fluorinated technologies and complies with the latest requirements of Bluesign, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) and the Restricted Substances Lists of global brands. Fabrics treated with Phobotex RSY are suitable for OEKO-TEX Standard 100 when applied as recommended. Furthermore, Phobotex RSY meets the criteria for Textile Effects’ High IQ Repel performance assurance scheme that ensures fabrics conform to stringent performance requirements.

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