Toray announces its more durable DWR, Kudos XT

May 6th, 2020

Toray Industries Inc. has announced Kudos XT, a new durable water repellent (DWR) delivering higher levels of durability for both abrasion and machine washing. The breakdown of DWR treatment and subsequent "wetting out" of a garment's outer layer has been a top consumer complaint since the advent of waterproof/breathable fabrics.  DWR treatments improved over time, but consumers objected […]

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Short chain PFCs offer equal performance, says FluoroCouncil

February 20th, 2015

The FluoroCouncil, an organization made up FluoroTechnology companies, has published a guide that it says can help mills and finishers minimize waste, and which includes questions brands and retailers should be asking their suppliers. FluoroTechnology products offer performance properties for durable water repellent finishes that provide water repellency, oil repellency, stain resistance and soil release, […]

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